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Memphis Misraim Ceremonies

Memphis Misraim Ceremonies

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Memphis-Misraïm
Lo dg
 
Appr entice,
S
. Place the right hand to the throat, the fingers together, thumb in the form of asquare; in this position, one is “to order.” Draw the hand horizontally across to theright shoulder, let it drop to the side, arm at full length. This is the sign formed of thesquare, level and perpendicular. It is called guttural and reminds one of theobligation.
G
. Take the right hand of the brother that one wishes to test, (we will refer to himas the “Tyler,”) press with the thumb three times with equal pressure on the firstphalange of the index finger, (Note: this indication given in all the rituals is liable tomisunderstanding; it would be more exact to say that the grip is given on the jointbetween the index and the metacarpus), then press lightly with the nail of the thumbon the phalange; this is a demand for the Sacred Word, which one gives; it signifiesthe three words of scripture: knock, seek, ask.
K
. Three equal knocks.
A
. After having clapped the bands three times say: “Glory to theSublime Architect of the ‘Worlds.”
S
. Three steps forward, commencing with the left foot and bringing the feettogether after each step.
A
. Three years.
I
. A sky-blue tunic, an apron of white skin, flap lifted; this is the symbol of labour, its whiteness reminds one of the candour of a true Mason, etc.
W
. BOAZ.
Co mpanio n, 2º
S
. Place the right hand on the heart, the fingers bunched up as though to seize anobject; lift the left hand, palm in front, the elbow touching the body; this is the sign of order. Draw the right hand towards the right flank and let it fall to the side; drop theleft hand to the side to complete the sign.
G
. Take the right hand of the tyler, knock with the thumb five times on the firstphalange of the middle finger, then place the thumb between this phalange and thatof the second finger; in this position the pass-word is given. The tyler then places thethumb on the first phalange of the middle finger and presses lightly with his thumb-nail; this is the request of the word..
K
. Five knocks by 3 and 2.
S
. Three steps of an apprentice, and two oblique steps, one to the right with theright foot and one to the left with the left foot, drawing the feet together after eachstep.
 
A
. Five years.
I
. Blue tunic, apron of white skin with the flap down.
P-
. SHIBBOLETH (ear of corn).
W
. JACHIN.
Master , 3º
SH
. Place the open right hand, fingers extended, the thumb apart andtouching the right flank; this is the sign of order; lift the two hands towards theheavens, the fingers extended and separated, saying, “Adonai,after this exclamationlet the two hands fall on the apron, as if expressing surprise; this is the complete sign.
SH
. When a master is in danger, and wishes to call a brother to hisassistance, he elevates his two hands joined together above the head, palmsuppermost, saying “Come to my aid, ye children of the widow.
G
. Right foot against right foot, knee against knee, lean towards each other; placereciprocally the left hand on the right shoulder to hold each other up, and drawtogether; take each the right hand of the other in forming a claw as if to enfold thepalm; these are the five perfect points of a master. One and the other say alternativelythe three syllables of the sacred word and give each other the kiss of peace; these fivepoints signify: (1) The feet together, that every Mason should hasten to the help of hisbrethren. (2) The bending of the knees, that one should bend without ceasing beforethe All Powerful. (3) The joining of the right hands, that one should help all brethren.(4) The arm on the shoulder, that one should give wise advice. (5) The kiss of peaceannounces that happiness, that unalterable union which is at the base of the Order.
K
. Nine, by three times three.
S
. Three steps, as if passing over an object placed on the ground; the first step tothe right, commencing with the right foot; the second step to the left, with the left foot;the third to the right with the right foot, bringing the feet together after each step.
A
. Seven years and upwards.
I
. Blue tunic, white apron with red border, with a pocket underneath the flap;in the middle of the apron are embroidered the letters M.B.: a water marked sashworn from right to left; at the bottom is suspended with a red rosette the jewel, asquare on which are compasses open at 45 degrees.
P-
. TUBAL CAIN.
SW
. MOABON, meaning “begotten of the father.”
 
Memphis-Misraïm
Co lleg
Discr eet Master , 4º
S
. The index and the middle finger of the right hand placed together on themouth; in reply the same sign is made with the left hand.
G
. Take the right hand with the grip of a Master, advance the hand to the elbow,pressing the arm seven times, and at the same time advance the right legs until theytouch at the interior.
S
. Seven knocks by 6 and 1.
S
. As in the 3rd degree.
A
. Three times twenty-seven.
I
. A blue tunic, white apron attached by black cords; the flap of the apron isblue, with an embroidered eye; in the middle of the apron are two branches, one of laurel and one of olive; forming an open crown, and in the middle the letter Z; bluesash, interwoven with black, worn crosswise, at the bottom of which is hung an ivorykey with the letter Z.
P-
. Zisa, (splendid) so named after the son of Jonathan.
SW
. 1st word Iod; this word in cabalistic form signifies God, principle,unity. 2nd word Adonai (God). 3rd word Ivah. These words are derived from thecabalistic form of the word Jehovah, which being combined in various manners,always gives one of the names of God; this ineffable name was one of the mysteries of the interior of the Temple.
P er fect Master , 5º
SA
. Raise the hands and the eyes towards Heaven, and lower thehands by crossing them on the breast, at the same time looking at the ground.
SR
. Advance the feet slowly until the toes touch and bend theknees forward until they touch; place the right hand on your heart, and the left handon the breast of the one proving you.
G
. Take each the right hand, thumb in the form of a square, and place the lefthand on the right shoulder of the other.
K
. Four equal knocks.
A
. One year at the opening of the work and seven years after work is suspended: inall, eight years.
S
. Form a square by placing the four feet together.
I
. Blue tunic, green sash with silver fringe.
P-
. Acacia.
SW
. Jehovah (I am that I am.)

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