Mr. Hunter has approached the subject on the basis that the Masons who created the modern fraternity were well aware of the importance of the ritual and they designed its ritual to invite speculation. Paperback. 194 pages. A Macoy Published Book ISBN 9780880530941 This book explores the history of a mysterious word whose meaning no one seems to know. Although every Mason learns "the word" during his initiation, its details were lost at some point. Find out where it came from with author Hunter.