~Lessons~

"The human is ever interlaced with the divine.

Only doctrines, faith or knowledge which bear fruit in

action are of value.

To work is to worship."

 

 

 

DUTIES:

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.

 

FOR REFLECTION:

Do you endeavor to achieve the Royal Secret in

your life and within yourself?

 

IMPORTANT SYMBOLS:

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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