A Soldier of the Light seeks truth and knowledge.
A Soldier of Freedom demands for the people free vote
and voice and attains freedom of voice, vote and
opinion for himself.
A Soldier of the True Religion combats spiritual tyranny
with reason and truth.
A Soldier of the People encourages men to be
self-reliant and independent.
A Soldier of Scottish Rite Masonry is zealous and
ardent in the performance of his duties to God, his
country, his family, his brethren and himself.
Do you endeavor to achieve the Royal Secret in
your life and within yourself?
The Camp, Lesser Tetractys, five-pointed star,
Greater Tetractys, seven-pointed star, triple
interlaced triangles, Trimurti (3-faced bust).
The Thirty-second Degree
"Master of the Royal Secret"
~ Summary ~
This degree teaches many lessons, but the mystery
concealed is that man is a creature of free will and
capable of recreating himself. If he accomplishes
this goal, he will attain a genuine power that can
shake the limits of science, surpass the problems of
this earth, decipher the secrets of space, surpass the
limits of ceremony and catechism, and attain genuine
enlightenment; a gnosis which is the foundation of all
religions. He will also surpass the narrow views of
interest in the area of morals, and will comprehend
a genuine virtue that transcends his own interest.
Thus, it will become his nature to help his fellow men,
and, in so doing, he will discover the divine light
within which brings true freedom of thought,
freedom of conscience, and
freedom of culture.
The cordon is worn from the right shoulder to the left hip and is four inches wide,
doubled, black edged with white on the principal side and crimson on the other.
At the point of the principal side is embroidered a red Teutonic Cross with a
silver double-headed eagle superimposed. On the crimson side, at the height
of the heart, is embroidered a Teutonic Cross in black.
The jewel of the order is a Teutonic Cross of gold with arms frosted.
In the center are the letters 'XXXII°', surrounded by a green wreath.
The apron is of white silk or velvet, twelve inches square,
edged with two stripes of gold lace, each half an inch wide, and
an inch apart, and fringed with gold. Between the stripes of lace
is a stripe of black velvet. On the flap are embroidered six flags,
three on each side, the lower one blue, the middle one red,
and the upper one gold. On these, in the center, is a Teutonic
Cross of gold, and over that an eye of gold, surrounded by rays.
On the cross, a black double-headed eagle, with beak and claws
of gold, holding a sword of gold, one claw on the hilt.. On the
body of the apron is the Tracing -Board of the degree in all the
colors. The reverse side of the apron is of crimson silk or velvet.
It is tied by a heavy cord of crimson silk.
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