Albert Mackey

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Albert Mackey MD aka Albert Gallatin Mackey

America 1807 – 1881


Comments: Freemason ; One of the most import of the Speculative Freemasons; He and Albert Pike made the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry the American institution it is today; rare Union supporter in the South during the Civil War, worked on relief efforts; not Creator, but commentator on Masonic Rites;



Teachers: James Anderson; William Preston; Thomas Smith Webb; John Theophilus Desaguliers; Rob Morris; Malcolm C. Duncan; Albert Pike; Rev George Oliver ; Aristotle; St. Augustine; Tacitus; Strabo; Iamblichus; Bishop Warburton; Isocrates, 436–338 BCE; Epictetus; Plato; Thomas Taylor; Georg Friedrich Creuzer, 1771-1858; Baron Sainte Croix, who may have been either Jean Pierre de Batz, Baron de Sainte-Croix, but more likely Guillaume-Emmanuel-Joseph de Guilhem de Clermont-Lodève de Sainte-Croix; Sir John Gardner Wilkinson; Sir George Rawlinson; Clement of Alexandria; Vincentius Lirinensis aka Vincent of Lirens; Ben Jonson; Max Muller, mythologist; George Robins Gliddon; Philo Judaeus; Josephus; Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg aka E.W. Hengstenberg; G. Oliver aka Wellins Calcott; Wallace McLeod; William Cullen Bryant, poet; Samuel Lee, Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford; Sallust, poet; Horatius aka Quintus Horatius Flaccus; M Ouvaroff, on the Mysteries of Eleusis; N.P. Willis; John Dudley, 1762–1856; Rev. Mr. Maurice; George Stanley Faber; Humphrey Prideaux, 1648–1724; Facciolatus, Latin scholar; Francois Timoleon Begue Clavel; Sir William Jones; John B. Seely; Michael Russell; H.T. Colebrooke, Esq; Robert William Mackay; Bro. John W. Simons; Malcolm C. Duncan; Sir William Jones; Dr. Thomas Inman; Charles Mackay, poet who wrote Tubal Cain; George Washington; Sir Christopher Wren; Sir Thomas Gresham; Elias Ashmole; Claude-Adrien Helvetius ; Joseph Jerome Lefrancois de Lalande ; Goethe; Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller ; Sir Walter Scott; Bishop Horsely; Sir William Follet; Frederick the Great of Prussia; Napoleon; Marquis de Lafayette; Ben Franklin; Henry Clay; Rev Matthew Griswold IV, Gov. of CT; Roger Sherman; George Clinton VP, (1739 – 1812), not the Funkadelic guitarist; Rev. Albert Case; Dr. Dalcho aka Rev Frederick Dalco, MD, author of South Carolina’s Ahiman Rezon, 1807; Laurence Dermott likely author of Ahiman Rezon; Daniel Sickels, author of the General Ahiman Rezon; G. Oliver aka Wellins Calcott, author of A candid disquisition of the principles and practices of the Most Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons : together with some strictures on the origin, nature, and design of the institution , 1769;


Students: John Yarker; E. R. Johnston; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge ; Henry F. Collins; Henry Siedenburg; E. R. Johnston; William R. Singleton; Arturo de Hoyos; Br. Henry Buist;


Friends: Albert Pike, met in York Rite, initiated and promoted him in Scottish Rite; Sarah Pamela Hubbell, wife; Alderman George W. Williams; William Silas Whitehead; WB J.M. Porter; WB Robert Macoy; President Andrew Johnson; Thomas J. Robertson; Edwin Mackey, son; The Earl de Grey and Ripon; J.P. Brennen;

Enemies/ rivals: Frederick A. Sawyer;

Organizations: Freemasonry; St. Andrews Lodge #10, 1841; helped found Solomon's Lodge #1; Grand Lecturer and Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of South Carolina; Secretary General of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States; Union Club of Charleston; York Rite of Freemasonry, Grand Lecturer, 1845; Council of Royal and Select Masters, 1st Grand Master; Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons;


Author: The American Teacher's Assistant and Self-Instructor's Guide, containing all the Rules of Arithmetic properly Explained, etc; The Southern and Western Masonic Miscellany, a weekly magazine, 1849; Masonic Biographies, Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon; The History of Freemasonry: It's Legends and Traditions; The Symbolism of Freemasonry - Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, Its Legends, Myths and Symbols , 1869; Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Vol I (1871) & Vol II (1878) His Magnum Opus and most important contribution to masonic literature; The Mystic Tie, 1849; The Principles of Masonic Law - A Treatise on the Constitutional Laws, Usages and Landmarks of Freemasonry , 1856; A Lexicon of Freemasonry, 1845; Masonry Defined, Revised by E. R. Johnston; Remarks on the Centennial of Washington's Initiation; Mackey's Nation Freemason magazine; The Ahiman Rezon of South Carolina, 1852; Text Book of Masonic Jurisprudence, 1859; A History of Freemasonry on South Carolina, 1858; The Manual of the Lodge, 1862; The Masonic Ritualist; Cryptic Masonry; A Manual of the Council; The Book of the Chapter; editor - Southern and Western Masonic Miscellany, 1849; editor - American Quarterly Review of Freemasonry, 1857; editor - American Freemason; editor - The Voice of Masonry, 1875; Progress of the Intellect, 1850;


Quotes: 'That sacred and invisible bond that unites men of the most discordant opinions into one band of brothers, which gives one language to men of all nations and one altar to men of all religions, is properly, from the mysterious influence it exerts, denominated the mystic tie; and Freemasons because they alone are under its influence, or enjoy its benefits, are called brethren of the mystic tie' ; "By the Lambskin [apron] the Mason is reminded of the purity of life and rectitude of conduct which are so essentially necessary to his gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above [heaven] where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides";


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Mackey; read him here http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/m#a4142; and here - http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/mackeys_encyclopedia/ ; and here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/sof/index.htm ; Transactions of the South Carolina Masonic Research Society, 2013; Transactions of the South Carolina Masonic Research Society, 2013; The Short Talk Bulletin The Other Guy Named Albert vol 93, #7 July 2015;