Anthology of Freemasonry is a collection of classic works on the history, philosophy and rites of the Freemasons. Freemasonry is one of the World's oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisation. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. Alexander Pope, Antony Trollope, Edward Gibbon, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Robert Burns, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Walter Scott, Napoleon Bonaparte, Kemal Ataturk, George Washington, Voltaire, Goethe and many other great figures were freemasons.