The Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, USA SJ, began officially on May 31, 1801. The first printed document the Council released was in 1802, called the Circular Throughout the Two Hemispheres, also known as the 1802 Manifesto. This mini-course will allow students to get to know about this document and understand its importance to the Scottish Rite.
Master Craftsman®: Scottish Rite Ritual & History familiarizes students with the basic structure of the Scottish Rite as well as aspects of the rituals and symbols of the twenty-nine degrees (4°–32°) and honors of the Scottish Rite. Consisting of 6 lessons, it utilizes The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide, third edition, by Arturo de Hoyos and A Bridge to Light, 4th edition, by Rex Hutchens as its textbooks.
The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman™: Symbolic Lodge course will familiarize students with aspects of the development of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore some of its developing symbolism.
Albert Pike’s book, Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry will be used as the primary text and several sections of the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide (3rd Edition) will also be used.
The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman™ Philosophy program will help you delve deeply into the teachings and philosophies of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite.
As Freemasonry is a progressive system, with the lessons in each degree building upon the lessons taught in the preceding degree, the Master Craftsman® program has been designed with the same approach in mind. This course will provide you with a greater insight into philosophical concepts underpinning the ritual of the Scottish Rite.
The primary text is Albert Pike’s Morals & Dogma: Annotated Edition, by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross (sold seperately). Originally published in 1872, Morals & Dogma has always stood as a daunting challenge to its readers, perhaps in the way the moon looked unreachable for most of human history. But this course will be your guide, helping you to negotiate this intimidating journey one step at a time. You can also purchase the Kindle eBook by clicking here.
Master Craftsman Wisdom & Reflection is designed to provide you with futher opportunity to increase your knowledge of the Scottish Rite. In this advanced level, the focus will be the lessons taught in each degree and their practical applications to your life. As in Master Craftsman ritaul & History, your primary texts will be The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide and A Bridge To Light. THESE TEXTS MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
There are nine quizzes and a final exam which consists of fifteen essay questions.