Noted Masonic author, Jim Tresner provides a wonderfuly written work which explains the connection between Freemasonry and the older Stability Rites. Slaves, noblemen, saints, criminals, nuns. children, warriors, athletes--over the course of human history, all have been slain or buried alive when a building was erected. Human sacrifice was as necessary as the stacking of stone on stone. More necessary; for stories from Ireland to Transylvania tell of walls which would not stand until the sacrifice was performed.