Passionate researcher and essayist in his spare time, member of the GLNF, David Taillades attempts to trace the origins of masonry on the British Isles.
Trained in interdisciplinary and complex system modeling in the social sciences, his approach consists in making connections between research areas that have been arbitrarily separated – geopolitics, sociology, history of religious facts, archeology, art and architecture … – and to plunge them into their historical context, always taking the long view.
His individual approach, set out in his latest book Hiram, The Mystery of the Mastery and the Origins of Freemasonry (Dervy, 2017), paves the way for a complete overhaul of Masonic historiography.
Axes of Research:
- Operative masonry and the Old Charges
- The Third Degree and the Royal Arch, ancient mysteries preserved by the craft
- Universal Spirituality and the Emulation-style English Rite
- Masonic tradition in light of the history of biblical sources