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33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry

33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry is a movie starring Johnny Royal, Robert Doan, and Tom Driber. An unprecedented journey into the world of Freemasonry.

Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Johnny Royal
Writer
Johnny Royal
Actors
Johnny Royal, Ernest Chapman, Robert Doan, Tom Driber
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An unprecedented journey into the world of Freemasonry.

Comments about documentary «33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry» (23)

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Jacob Perez

First of all, this movie is incredible. The documentary was made in real-time. The things that were said and the emotions they portrayed, was beautifully done. I don't know what to say. This is the best movie I've ever seen. It takes you inside a secret society of people. The different historical events are very well explained. This movie is a MUST-SEE. I think it's a "must-have" for every Freemason, but there are some things you can only see once you have seen it, and you can't take it back again. The "silliness" of Freemasonry is shocking, and almost true, in the way it is presented. If you don't believe this movie, watch it again, you won't believe it. There are some points in the movie that I think could have been explained better. For instance, the Masonic Order of the British Empire, they seem to be completely out of place. How can they have such a massive influence in British history and society? And why is this organization called Freemasonry? What is it really all about? The "story" of the late Earl Mountbatten, is a very interesting topic, but it seems that the film makers didn't really explain anything about it. I'm sorry if this seems too complicated for some people, but I personally think the documentary did a great job in explaining what it is all about.

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Craig J.

I saw this film at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2005 and I loved it. It was quite unique in that it actually took a different angle on the subject of Freemasonry. The movie actually shows how the Illuminati use the Freemasons to bring in the Illuminati agenda, using the Freemasons as puppets. The movie actually shows how the Freemasons have been used for many years and how they have also infiltrated many other organizations like the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslim and the Freemasons themselves. The film was very entertaining and interesting, and the film also made me laugh quite a lot. I would recommend this film to anyone who is a Freemason or a follower of Freemasonry. I highly recommend this film, as it will leave you with an understanding of the whole subject of Freemasonry, and it will show you the many different ways that the Illuminati uses the Freemasons to bring in their agenda. 9/10

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Sara H.

In the following I will discuss how an unlikely combination of people got together to create this film. I will make no claims to having any sort of expertise in the history of Freemasonry, as many will immediately dismiss this film. It is a documentary that explores many facets of Freemasonry and will show you that Freemasons have been a part of humanity's history from the beginnings of humanity. It is presented as a documentary, and has its ups and downs, but for me the ups were the fun of being able to talk to the subjects involved, and the downs were the potential for misrepresentation. This was not the case in this documentary. My favorite moments are when a viewer is taken to the lodge to find the real life Grand Master (or their peers) talking to the new recruits. When they are shown from the point of view of the visitors, the fun and entertainment is incredible. I was impressed with the accuracy of the film, as most of the issues addressed were true, and I was able to take them at face value. When I went to the Masonic convention in Philadelphia, I was impressed that the movie was also accurate. I do believe that the film was flawed in a few ways, including the inclusion of a scene of a Masonic handshake. As the first Grand Master, Albert Pike (the Grand Master of Freemasonry) did not have a handshake. Also, the degree symbol, the cross, was not shown in a traditional Masonic way. The style of the film was beautiful, and it was wonderful to watch it. The film did have some flaws, as one of the most noticeable is that it could have used more in the scenes of the Lodge. However, the film is very entertaining, and has enough content to keep you interested for its entire running time. I highly recommend it, and can see why many might not be familiar with Freemasonry, or at least want to avoid it.

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Dylan Bryant

I can't remember a documentary of this quality since Richard Nixon. It is a great, compelling and interesting look at the history of Freemasonry. I'd say it's probably the best documentary I've ever seen on the topic. The most interesting aspect to me was the fact that they didn't show any of the major symbols of Freemasonry in any way. They didn't mention it. They didn't try to show it. They didn't even show any of the rituals. They simply showed one of the bigger symbols of Freemasonry. It's as if they said, "Okay, here are the symbols. Show them." This is a great documentary. 9/10

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Patricia G.

On December 7, 1991, I saw the presentation of the history of Freemasonry at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. It was, in my opinion, a very good presentation, with many good points. It also stated that some rituals and ceremonies of Freemasonry were taken directly from the early Christian Church, and that many of the rituals were in fact unique to Freemasonry. I did not see any material evidence of this. In fact, I had a chance to view the full history of Freemasonry, and to hear the history of Freemasonry from the first Freemasons until the nineteenth century. I would like to know why they did not address this information to their audience. It seems to me that the documentary did not answer the question of why some of the rituals of Freemasonry were taken directly from the early Christian Church. This is not at all an odd thing to be concerned with. And it is much more important than whether or not the rituals of Freemasonry are pagan. I also wish to know what makes Freemasons choose to worship Jesus Christ as their lord and savior, instead of any other God. They are not commanded to do so. This is a question that could be raised by anyone who would care to study it. I would recommend this documentary to everyone. It is a very good and important presentation. I am pleased that the Smithsonian Institution now has a museum devoted to the history of Freemasonry.

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Steven Hanson

I saw this documentary in school and it changed my life and belief forever. I've seen this documentary countless times and every time it was moving. It's not a political statement but more of a personal essay by one of the founders of the Freemasons. I was just thinking about it as I watched it today and I didn't remember what I had read or what the title of the movie is. As I was thinking about it, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It is a true story and I am glad I saw it in the theater. The makers of this documentary are doing what they feel is the right thing. The people who make documentaries for the sole purpose of stirring controversy or discussing the issues should make documentaries about real problems. This is not a problem and they have done a very good job at making a documentary that will touch the lives of so many people. Thank you.

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Ann

For someone who has been studying Freemasonry for over 40 years I had no idea what to expect from this documentary. While it did not contain the content that many other documentaries on the subject have, it still managed to hit me where it hurts. This was a film that I was not expecting to be about Freemasonry and I was not expecting it to be so depressing. I was expecting to see stories about how the human race is connected by our knowledge and our secrets. While it does deal with the rituals, the human connection and the general theme of the subject, it was still a very engaging documentary. I had no idea that the film was going to have this much of a negative impact on me. It is a very powerful documentary that I recommend to anyone interested in the subject.

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Mark

All the best things in life are familiar, but life is never fully familiar, and that's a very difficult thing to live. One of the best aspects of life is that it's mysterious, but what is truly mysterious about it is the beauty of it. The curious part about this film is that it begins with an interview with Sir Christopher Wren. The interview is ostensibly about his involvement in the raising of the flag on the day of the Battle of Britain. However, the film does a wonderful job of showing the whole process. I highly recommend it.

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Joshua W.

I have enjoyed this documentary the most. Great content. I will definitely watch it again. I have not heard of the plot of the movie, but all of it is great. The acting was very good, and the movie is very informative. I highly recommend it!

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Aaron G.

I am sorry to say that I just got to see this documentary in the Toronto Film Festival. And it was a nice surprise. I was a bit skeptical at first, because I have not seen much about the history of Freemasonry. In fact, I've only heard about it from a few sources and magazines. But this movie really made me reconsider that I have heard about Freemasonry, but I have never really seen the documentary. And that made me appreciate this documentary more and more. It has been a very long time that I have been able to see a documentary that does not focus on the negatives, but rather on the positives. This is definitely the case with The Royal Art of Freemasonry. The most interesting part of the film is the real life, really to me, experience of Albert Einstein. It was really interesting to watch how Albert Einstein goes through different Masonic Lodges in order to learn more about Freemasonry. In the first movie I thought that the filming and narration was very slow and hard to follow, but this time I was very pleasantly surprised. In the documentary Albert Einstein talks about the real life experience of Albert Einstein as a Freemason. The background narration is extremely important for the viewer to understand the documentary. The commentary by Albert Einstein is so well put together and is extremely relevant to the main subject of the film. The narration is perfectly done and it doesn't distract the viewer from the main subject of the documentary. It is really a perfect way to put the narration together and is one of the best and most effective way to put together a documentary. The editing is very good. The editing is very professional and it shows the very authentic and subtle editing style of the director. The documentary itself is very well done and I liked the way it is shot. The filming style of the documentary is very artistic and really is a masterpiece. The camera shots and angles are very well done. The photography of the documentary was very impressive and really shows how well the director was able to take care of the photography. The documentary was filmed very well and I loved the way the camera and the angles were used. I found the directing very creative and I especially liked the way that the camera was moved around in the background. I also really liked the way that the director put the soundtrack in the documentary. I love the music that the director put in the documentary and I really liked how the director did that. The music is very catchy and I really liked how the composer put the music into the documentary. Overall, the documentary is really really well done and I really like it. I really liked the documentary and it was very interesting to watch. It is a great documentary that really shows the very real and subtle process of Freemasonry. I loved the music and the photography, the narration, and the editing. The documentary is very creative and the documentary is very professional. I recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in the history of Freemasonry. And I really like the way that the documentary is put together. I would definitely recommend this documentary to anyone who likes documentaries, because it is a very good documentary and I love the way that the documentary is put together. It is very creative and the documentary is very professional.

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Gloria R.

A very detailed look at the fascinating history of Freemasonry. This film is mostly a must see for anyone interested in Freemasonry. It's beautifully shot with great use of the natural landscapes of Scotland. The acting is amazing as well. I enjoyed watching it and I would definitely recommend it. You should definitely take the time to view it.

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Alan Elliott

When I first heard about this documentary, I was very curious to watch it. I am a big fan of Freemasonry and a true master of the craft of Freemasonry. This documentary clearly shows me what a real secret society is and how it is carried out. It is very interesting and it is extremely well done. Some things I liked about the documentary were that it was a true documentary and it included interviews with actual members of the Craft and other people who know more about Freemasonry than you could ever imagine. The photography is amazing, the editing is perfect, the acting is spot on. This is a must-watch for Freemasons and for anyone interested in the history and mysteries of Freemasonry. It's a MUST-SEE for anyone who has an interest in the history and mysteries of Freemasonry. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone who loves the history of Freemasonry.

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Patrick Carroll

This documentary explores the history of Freemasonry, its role in founding the United States, and how it was incorporated into the fabric of our society as a crucial founding force. The documentary tells the story of how Freemasons helped to form the American republic and how the United States was built on Freemasonry. The film is quite informative and clearly explains how Freemasons built our nation and how they helped to form the American republic. The documentary also discusses the creation of the U.S. government, the creation of the state of Delaware, and the idea of the Masonic state of Washington. Although I have not studied Masonry, I found the documentary interesting, and I recommend that everyone who wants to learn more about Freemasonry should view this film.

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Laura V.

Watching this documentary was one of the most uplifting experiences I've ever had. You learn that the world was just an illusion created by human beings and that people are only acting as they are to express their true nature. The narrative of this documentary follows the travels of an Australian family, as they travel around the world to find the answers to all the questions they have been asking and the answers to the questions that they have not yet found. From spiritual advice to exobiological methods, this documentary was very informative. The film is able to convey many truths about the human mind and its purpose. The themes explored in this film are far reaching. The human race is the most fascinating and complex entity in existence. The questions that are asked in this film are the ones that most deserve to be answered. If you want to discover the truth, I highly recommend this documentary.

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Linda Martin

The History Channel has created a movie called "Freemasons: The History and Mystery of Freemasonry". This documentary is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Freemasonry. The movie covers all aspects of Freemasonry. It's very interesting and I would recommend it to everyone. The documentaries are good, but the best part of the movie is the interviews. They are very informative and give a lot of information. I love the way they explain the history of Freemasonry, they are very knowledgeable about the history. If you are looking for a good educational documentary, I recommend this movie.

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Donald

I really enjoyed this documentary. For me, this is the best of the Bader Saban films I've seen. The story is well-told, the first half-hour is fascinating, and the second half-hour is riveting. The production values are great and the best I've seen in the genre. The photography is particularly impressive, and there are many really great moments in the film. This is not a film that would work for everyone. The first part of the movie deals with its subject matter and its timing is right. The second half deals with some of the more controversial aspects of Freemasonry and is more realistic than the first half. The documentary ends with a strong message for its viewers and the ultimate ending provides the conclusion I wanted. If you're looking for a film to enjoy, this is it. The acting is superb, the plot is a bit slow, but it's well-told, and the movie is riveting. The real surprise of this film is its message. The reason why some people might think Freemasonry is bad and do not see it as good is because they haven't been exposed to a wide range of experiences in a lifetime. As a result, they don't see Freemasonry as an institution that is vital to a person's existence. The documentary is a good introduction to Freemasonry and its importance in the lives of many people. This is the type of documentary that I would recommend to anyone who is not easily disturbed. The viewing of this film should not be enjoyed lightly, however, and the viewer should be prepared for a serious educational film that may be disturbing for some. You won't be sorry you watched this film. You'll be happy you did.

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Kathryn D.

I was very fortunate to attend the SOUND of Egypt premiers at the LACMA, Los Angeles. I also attended the Opening Night with music that includes many Egyptian selections. I am now preparing for the release of the 3 disc Blu-ray, and I have found that this will be the perfect complement to the CD that I purchased. It provides a wealth of information about Freemasonry that has never been before. I am now working on the 3rd disc with the 4th disc coming soon. The DVD features a wealth of information about Freemasonry and is highly recommended. Watch for the 3 disc Extras that include the Interviews of Flemming, Maas, and Bro. Conrad.

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Eugene A.

I'd like to say that this movie really changed my view of Freemasonry, as I'd never thought of it that way. I was appalled when I first saw the movie, and it made me question why some people are proud to put something like this on the big screen, and it made me realize that this movie wasn't just a drama but it was more. It was about the building of a beautiful symbol, the Theta (or the Shem) and all that it stands for. The guy who was "fired" for not following the rules in the beginning of the movie, has been struggling to "reclaim his soul" and I think that is what really moved me. I don't know about the rest of the movie, but I'm not going to watch it again, and I'm very sure that I won't ever see it again. The guy who quit didn't deserve it.

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Deborah S.

This is one of the best documentaries ever made. I am fascinated with the history of the Craft. But this movie does a great job of showing the mysteries of the Craft and the Craft in general. I hope that they continue to make more documentaries on the Craft. As a student of the Craft, I wish I knew more about it.

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Austin

As the other reviewers have said, it is a very well made film, although I would add that it is not a documentary as many have called it. It does have some sort of a historical quality to it. However, this does not detract from the quality of the film. It is quite a thought-provoking film which would be even more interesting if it were factual, but because it is presented as an interview and doesn't just happen to be accurate, it does not bother me as much. I think it is a very good documentary which really shows the history of the order and it will definitely help you appreciate it. And it is a very good film!

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Julie

A must see documentary! In its own way, this documentary is a follow-up to my review of Temple of the Masonic Brotherhood (2003), which I found a well-executed and fascinating exploration of a much misunderstood and overlooked secret society. Although I also explored Freemasonry and examined the theories and practices behind the organization, I felt this documentary (in addition to my Temple review) had a much broader scope that covered the practice of Freemasonry and the people involved with it. I also felt that this documentary covered a lot of new information on the subject of Freemasonry. I also appreciated the historical and linguistic perspective that was used by the producers. A lot of the information they used is mostly non-Germans, but their approach was to use various cultural and linguistic terms used in the United States (or Western Europe, in general) to present information that is applicable to any European country, even if the person interviewed did not speak German or some other European language. A great deal of the information presented was also relevant to the Western world (especially the USA), and I appreciate the information presented in the interview with Sir Raymond Gaskin. While the documentary did not explore the theories or practice of Freemasonry as I had wanted it to, I appreciated the documentary's attempt to document the very different experiences that individuals in Freemasonry had in the 19th century. I also appreciated the wide range of experiences presented. I hope this review is helpful to those interested in Freemasonry, as I believe that there is a lot of information to be learned from this documentary. A lot of what is shown in this documentary is factual, so it is not necessarily based on an insider's perspective. My only comment would be that I think the producers did a good job of covering a lot of ground, but not necessarily giving a detailed account of everything. There are also some areas of the documentary that I would have liked to have seen investigated further, such as the use of the symbol of the Sable for Freemasons, or the way that the members of Freemasonry interact with each other and with the Masonic office. Although I am not a Freemason myself, I do appreciate the emphasis that the documentary made on the Sable. I also felt that it would have been beneficial to have more information on the symbol of the three branches. I also hope that the producers are able to produce a more accurate documentary on Freemasonry in the future.

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Cynthia L.

My wife and I saw this in March of 1999 and have been talking about it ever since. It is an accurate, well-researched, thoroughly fascinating look at one of the most respected groups of Freemasons in the world. My wife and I both felt that the documentary was well-presented and presented in a very compelling manner. The highlights for me were the actual interviews with the members of the Order, particularly the Freemasons in the United States. One of the key points of the documentary was the involvement of Freemasonry in the very early history of the United States. It was really well documented that many of the members of the Order did very important work, especially in the field of legal education. The other highlights were the various rituals performed by the Freemasons and how these rituals were displayed in their daily activities. I also found the documentary to be interesting in that it provided an account of Freemasons' history in the United States, and it did not shy away from showing the dirty-work that Freemasons did in the work that they did. In my opinion, the documentary was well-done and does a good job of conveying the importance that Freemasonry played in shaping and shaping the lives of many members of the United States. I really do recommend this documentary to anyone who has a strong interest in the history of Freemasonry, especially as an example of how they can find out more about the organization.

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Shirley

It's true, as one reviewer so pointed out, that Freemasonry is a weird religion. That is, it's an esoteric religious movement that is almost completely alien to our modern world. It does not involve the New World Order, is NOT the Rockefeller faction, and is NOT Christian. It is, in fact, an ancient world religion and culture that has no direct connection to Christianity. This documentary is based on the book and film by Walter Palmer, Jr. and the real Walter Palmer, Walter Palmer, Sr. The documentary was made for the Smithsonian Institution in association with the National Archives. They were an integral part of this film. I'm not saying that the film is perfect, but it is a beautiful, interesting, and thought-provoking movie.