In this classic book the author, himself a Mason, reveals the relationship between modern Masonry & the Ancient Mysteries; the philosophy & meaning of the symbols & rites of the Craft. Walter Leslie Wilmshurst (22 June 1867 ? 10 July 1939) was an English author and Freemason. He published four books on English Freemasonry and submitted articles to The Occult Review magazine. Born in Chichester, Wilmshurst was initiated as a Mason in the Huddersfield lodge in 1889, having moved to the town to become a solicitor, for a time becoming president of the Huddersfield Law Society. He died in Huddersfield.