Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide
The Supreme Council for England and Wales, like several other European Supreme Councils, confers only a handful of the 33 degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Rite. In the United States however, the entire series of degrees, from the 4°, Secret Master, through the 32°, Royal Secret, are commonly conferred. This comprehensive guidebook now makes the substance of the "missing degrees" known for the first time. It is the official monitor of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., the original creator of the Rose Croix system (called the "Scottish Rite" in America). It contains more of the ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Rite than any other book. Subjects include: Introductory material for new members; A study on the nature and purposes of Freemasonry and the Ancient and Accepted Rite in particular; The origins of the Ancient and Accepted Rite and its ritual development; The structure of the Rose Croix system, its officers and their duties, and much more. Members' and officers' regalia, rings, jewels, caps, etc. are fully described and illustrated. Rose Croix symbols are depicted and described degree by degree. This book includes large extracts from the rituals and ceremonies of the 4°-32°, as well as the actual lectures for the degrees. Also included is a study of masonic calendar systems, and a collection of early Rose Croix documents (including the complete 4° ritual of 1801), a study of foreign phrases in Freemasonry, Rose Croix Alphabets and ciphers, suggested Masonic reading, and more. This massive work is hardbound with dust jacket (10 1/4" x 7 1/4"), and profusely illustrated; 952 pages.
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