Imhotep: First Artificer of Stone

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

Imhotep was the most monumental Egyptian figure for Freemasons. He was an Egyptian architect who lived from 2650-2600 BC, and served under king Djoser, (of step pyramid fame), he is considered to be the first architect, engineer, and doctor in early history.


Imhotep founded the tenants of building construction and organization that would have been familiar to King Solomon and masons as well.

He is responsible for building the presumed very first Egyptian pyramids. The elements of the craft that can trace their teachings to this man are nearly uncountable.

He had many other talents and was believed to be magical due to his ability to heal, influence the people, and invent all sorts of tools. After his passing, many considered him a god.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

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He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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