A FORMER Huddersfield lecturer has written a book giving an insight into freemasonry.
Dr Robert Lomas, who lives in Ripponden and now lectures at Bradford University's Management School, wrote a book, The Hiram Key, in 1996.
It was about the origins of freemasonry - but was not supported by the masonic authorities.
He has now followed this with Turning The Hiram Key, which looks at masonic rituals and puts them in plain English.
This one has been supported by the masons and Dr Lomas - a member of a Leeds lodge - said: "It reveals the real secret lurking behind the doors of masonic temples.
"Freemasonry is a spiritual system that has evolved away from religious intolerance.
"It teaches people how to contact their spiritual centre, to experience oneness with creation. It does not tell them what religious beliefs they must hold.
"All it asks is that members accept there is a sense of order in the universe.
"In a world starved of spirituality, freemasonry has a lot to offer."
The book, published by Lewis Masonic, is out on April 18.