RITUALS

OF THE

SWEDENBORGIAN
OF

RITE

MASONRY

Anonymous

Rituals
of the

Swedenborgian Rite
of

Masonry

Anonymous
ISBN 1-56459-362-2

Publisher's Introduction
"The Swedenborgian Rite was revived in the United States and Canada by Brother Samuel Beswick. It consists of three elaborate and beautiful ceremonies for which the Craft is required. A Supreme Grand Lodge and Temple for Glreatl B[ritain] & l[reland] was chartered by Brother Colonel W J.B. McLeod Moore. 33". &c .•of the Canadian body. on lst October. 1875. with Bro. John Yarker as G.M. A Charter has recently been issued by this country for a body in Paris. and previously to Roumania and Egypt." John Yarker.-The

Arcane Schools (1909)

The above remarks are surprisingly meager for one who received Grand Mastership of the Rite almost thirty-five years earlier, yet this brief paragraph is about all Yarker had to say about Sweden borgian Masonry. Arthur Edward Waite, however, has much more to say about this system, and it is not always kind. The . following is extracted from his Secret Tradition in Freemasonry (1937). "There remains, however, an obscure RITE of so-called Swedenborgian Masonry. It does not teach that the work of his disciples is before us, embodying teachings of the Swedish Seer in the form of GRADES.It signifies rather that there is a modem Rrrs OF S'NEDENBORG, and that this -whatever its content-s-claims by the fact of its title to be his own work, his individual contribution to the Masonic subject. The ascription, as it happens, is fraudulent, as those who know first hand the Doctrines of the New Church and its New Jerusalem would be the first to recognize and affirm. The RITEwas promulgated somewhat actively across the Atlantic circa 1870, and at a later time-or otherwise in Yarker and Westcott days-it had custodians here. It is difficult to say when or where the System originated, and the fact that it reached England from British possessions in Canada does not create any real presumption regarding its source therein, which antecedently, and in all other respects, seems not less than unlikely. In its phraseology the system offers certain marks of continental parentage; but it is.not French, as it is much to clumsy and cum brous. It may of course be purel y modem, or the inven tion mainly of Kenneth Mackenzie, who masonic ally would then have had obscure German or Swedish preoccupation s to account for the peculiar style. Altern atively, he may have adapted existing materials which came from abroad into his hands. Whether or not it proves on examination to be a pretentious failure, it is in a sense important because it is chronologically last in a triad if intention to read a specific meaning into the CRAFf GRADES.The other interpretations are lucid and this is cryptic; of the others one in noteworthy on philosophical grounds, and one, although slight, is good within the limits of morals: this, after the labour of elucidating, does not repay the pains. It is in three parts or Grades: 1=4,2=5,3=6. That is to say, it is GRADES to 6 of a system depending from the Craft and is 4

it is sufficient to say that a Brother in the GRADESf Sweden borg is termed o throughout a PHREMASON. As an illustration of the kind of illumination which characterizes the RIlE. which is here unnecessary as the complete Rite will be found within these covers. . Imay say at once that the RITEplaces an astronomical construction on the whole Mystery. has a distinctly American flavor which will not go unnoticed by Brethren familiar with Webb-form Craft rituals. recalling the best methods of Godfrey Higgins and the late Dr. once upon a time. As re gards its canon of interpretation. by the English custodian. every Mason will understand that the task before the inventor was one almost of fatal facility. It is one also which. The Recipient is therefore already a Master Mason. is liable to develop the confusions of Solar Mythology apart from all the graces and sanctities of the higher teaching which heaven and earth deliver to the Soul of Man in all the pageant of the universe.presenting the three CRAFf DEGREES in another sense. Wynn Westcott. Here is a Solar Mythology as is made in camera and was delivered. particularl y respecting the 60 P erfect Phremason. Kenealy. RI1lJALS DIPLOMA and included. except in the hands of an expert. It migh tonI y be added that much of the ritual. and he repeats his triple experience at great length. the place of the Officers therein. Dr. and having regard to the situation of a CRAFT LoDGE. at the cost of a single guinea." Following his remarks Waite provided a brief description of the workings. amidst new artifices of Symbolism.

two limbs of the Eclibtic under two limbs of the Equator-the place of least light. you will perform that duty.-Brethren of the East! attend to the call *** (All rise. admit Phremasons only. the Jun. D. be ready for duty at the sound of your ancient call. e.-( In East. ) W. Lodge Opening. W. or equal day and night. or longest day. your station? Tyler-Outside the Southern entrance. each give * and brethren sit.. The symbolic journey of Phrernasonry is from the place of least light.) jun. two limbs of the Compasses under two limbs of the Square : i. or shortest day. or shortest day.) Brethren! To order! Put on the ancient dress of a Phremason. Deacon! The first care' of Phremasons at a solemn assembly is to see the Southern entrance duly tyIed. gives *. Bible open at Gen.L's permisSIOn. Jun. Jun. also answered by Tyler.Dc=-Bro. (The Jun. give *** on door. repair to your stations. the Southern en- . Tyler. (Done. South.M. to the place of greatest light.-By whom? 24 \V. Officers. W.D.) trance is duly tyled.4° ENLIGHTENED PHREMPuSON As a fundamental landmark. West-was the place of least light. and Jun. D. and guard it against the approach of Kohain and eavesdroppers.Th. (Repeated by Sen.-Bro.M. South-the place of medium light. Koh-ain ( ) means "eye watching". 1. Jun. Section 1.M.M. or shortest day. East-the place of greatest light. and East by the position of the sun. which is answered by Tyler.-Your duty there? Tyler-To tyle that entrance. Wardens. or longest day.M.M. To represent the -West.) W.-Assemble and be ready for duty.-(Closes and secures door.) W. and see that none pass or repass without the W. the Ancients fixed West.D.

Sen.. this Temple. D.M. Sen.-To see that the Southern entrance is duly tyIed. also answered and asks:) Sen.D. in the East. then *. Southern entrance.-Bro..W.-To see the Northern entrance duly tyIed. A. only and see that none pass or repass mISSIOn.D. at the right in front of the S. attend to alarms of the Tyler. it against the apadmit Phremasons without your per- WJvI.. W.. a perfect Phremason of W.-His duty there? Jun. to have charge of the Hall of Preparation and person of the Candidate while preparing him in ancient form of initiation.-Bro.D.) W. in the "VV. (The door is closed.B.-To tyle the entrance.-Inside the Northern entrance..Your duty there? Steward-To guard that entrance. Sen. see that none pass or repass without your permission and superintend the admission and exit of Candidates.Jun.D. Sen. your station in this Temple? J.-Bro.~L-Y our duty there? Sen.-Outside the \V.-His station? Jun.M.-Inside the Southern entrance.wI. the first care of Phremasons at a solemn assembly is to see that the Northern entrance is duly tyled.M. D. and guard proach of Kohain and eavesdroppers. see that none pass or repass without your permission and superintend the admission and exit of Brethren.D. D. you will perform that duty. repeats to W.D.D.-(Gives *>tI*.-Bro. Jun.M.• your station in this Temple? Sen.D. 25 . Steward YOUT station? Steward-Outside the Northern entrance. W . at the right of the W.M.M.D.-Y our duty there? Jun. W. and prevent the approach of Kohain and eave-sdroppers. answered by Steward.-Bro.D. D. attend the alarms of the Steward. secured and Sen.

Sen.wL you will repair to the East. from all in the North. They then return to their stations. S. who whispers it to S.) W.D.. and exclude all persons not suitably clothed in the ancient dress of a Phremason.-Bro. also takes it from the Jun. and Jun. D. "V. 26 .'5 right wrist.M. N. it is my will Lodge.W. the W... D. and thence receive the pass of a Perfect Phremason from East to West and report accordingly. the Masonic test has been applied. Sen. (The Jun. * Bro.W. (The W.. whispers Pass ( ) to ]. and gives it to the W. (Done.S.M.'s right hand grasping -W.W. and challenge and report to the East.'s right hand grasping the ].) Sen. W. apply the Masonic test.) Perfect S. and Jun. (Wardens and pleasure that only rise. J. Wardens.M.-Bro. W. W.W.-All are known in the East. (they appear with rods in the West) 'by order of the W.\-V. should represent the two ends of the Ecliptic.M..'s right wrist..M.-**.) Bro.W.'s right wrist. inspect the assembly. are all known in the West? S. S.vV.'s right hand grasping the S.) (N ote : There of a Perfect the W.(Note: The Candidates' rooms should he in the North East cornerthe North and South entrance.M.-Bro. D's. J.W. Sen.-Bro. and the pass Phremason has come up correct.) are really only 3 officers in the 60 constituting lodge. D..M. Wardens assemble at the Altar. and Jun. \V.W. Sen. repeat the' pass at the Altar. the Sen. be now communi- opened in this place for work and preparation..M.-Bros. D.W. which is always opened in this degree. \rV.W.M.M. W. who whispers it to W.M.-All present are suitably clothed in the Ancient dress of a Phremason.. No.-W.M. S..M. W.-All are known in the West. Sen. takes the pass from all in the South. S.) (N ote : The Masters pass is not taken or received f rom the three acting as W.-All are known in the South. Wardens. are all known in the South? J. W. *.M.

duly communicated to me from the West. No. duly pledge and enroll him as a Phremason. and ready for labor. and witness that the Candidate willingly complies with our Regulations. J. W.D . and there. (Done.) Section 2. that they may have due and timely notice to govern themselves accordingly. you will proceed to the Hall of Preparation and there require the candidate's signature as a Phremason for a pledge of his good faith before elevation. what candidates are present at the outer door? (S. and he willingly complies with our regulations. for work and preparation.D. This section is devoted exclusively to business.-The ---Lodge.M.) The Lodge is now open for work and preparation-Bro.B. Square and Compasses-are upon the Attar during work.-His request shall be granted. Secretary.• inform the Tyler that the Lodge is now open in the 6° of a Perfect Phremason and instruct him to tyle accordingly.M. Bro. in the South.D. (Repeated by Wardens. be opened in this place. I give you this due and timely notice to govern yourselves accordingly.D. The ritual is done in 'the Temple which is devoted exclusively to the work of elevation. A.-Bro. No.) S. (And communicates order to J.-W.cate this order to the J.M.. after which instruct the Steward to 27 . S.. that Lodge.W. No ritual work is done in the lodge which is for secular work and business outside the ritual. and he to the Stars of the Temple. ascertains. S..D. is present and desires admission as expressed in his petition. W.-***. Bro. receive him into the Hall of Preparation. W.) (N ote : The great lights--B ible. Let the order go forth in ancient form ***. is now duly constituted. S. Work and Preparation. W. if found worthy..W.M. who gives ***-all rise-and says:) Stars of the Temple! it is the will and pleasure of the W.. you will accompany the Secretary.M.

and J.D. all rise).) You will attend to the order and close this Lodge (** ".M.M. let all feeling give place to affection and brotherly love. Both may be dispensed with by the W. ) W.-'Tis well. Sec. (Nate: Form of Declaration.W. and Treas. repeated by Wardens. ]. and members following. Wardens! (They rise. Three witnesses signatures are appended. move round chanting. It is a symbol of the power which adorns and beautifies.-Bro.M.) Section 3. the Secy. (*) I now declare ---Lodge. its name and symbolic meaning? ]. S.-I now call you from the work of preparation to the work of instruction. Officers Stations and Duties. led of two Stewards.-officers all seated. freely and voluntarily offer myself a Candidate for Elevation into the mysteries of the Swedenborgian Rite of Phremasonry. the pillar of your station.-The pillar of Beauty. Signed by Candidate. it is the only cement which we as Phremasons can use in our work.W. thereby upholding the high moral character of our venerable institution. Sons of light! you will now proceed to the Temple in due form..-Your station in the Temple? 28 .M. and become a member of.power in the sacred triad of all nations. your Lodge and Temple. two and two. the undersigned. also of the third creative. Bro. W. let the genius of love and truth preside over our present convention. and respectfully pray that I may be admitted to. promising a cheerful conformity to the ancient usages and established customs of the Order. prompted by a favorable opinion of your ancient and honorable institution. No. return to the Lodge and report accordingly. I. that each and all may act with becoming reverence. and J. W.divest him of all instruments of construction and destruction and clothe him in ancient form for Elevation. The Candidate having made the above declaration. W. who adds his address. unbiased by the improper solicitation of friends. (Procession formed as follows: Members. ____ duly dosed. and a desire for knowledge.M. and uninAuenced by mercenary or other unworthy motives..

it is a common standard for the whole world. S. It is a symbol of the power which plans and designs.W. that order may prevail during the Masonic day and year. by the standard of this Jewel.-The position of your station in the great circle of the Heavens? ]. \V. and temperance rule supreme in the Meridian of pleasure.W. and was covered with Eagle's wings. because there is but one Temple.M.W.-Bro. Ritual. W. W.W.-In the sign of the Eagle. \V.-In the West. W.M.W. it is a symbol that the event we now co-mmemorate was under the far-seeing eye of Providence. as seen from the South. representing Providence. in the West at the close of the Masonic day. W.M.-To plumb the highest attainment and conduct of the Stars.W.M. so stands the J. \-V.-The pillar of Wisdom.:M. which is a symbol of uprightness.M. Altar and God. and is the second creative power in the triad of all nations.\'V. the Cherubim of all nations.-In the South. the pillar of your station.-The Plumb. and the shadow of its wings on account of its reference to this memorable event. in the South at High Meridian of the Masonic day. As the Sun is seen in the West at close of day.W.-The position of your station in the great circle of the Heavens? 29 . finish and beauty to the work.M. to call the Stars from yearly labour to partake of the ripened fruits of Autumn.W.-Your Jewel? J.-To give style. had an Eagle's head. its name and symbolic meaning? S. so stands the S.-Your duty in this station? J.]. As the Sun is seen in the South at midday.-Your station in the Temple? S.W.-Your duty in the South with this Jewel? J. superintend their mid-day operations during refreshment.

M. W. representing Providence had a Lion's head on its side Eastward. This Station is in the East. and the Masonic work of the day and year be crowned with glory and success. 30 .-In the sign of the Man as seen from the East. as seen from the West. and the Masonic day and year. close with harmony and peace.W.-To reduce the existence of all men to a common level. W.-Your duty in this station? S. the Cherubim of all nations. As the Sun is seen in the East at opening of day.W.-Your Jewel? S.-To give plan. W. stability and strength to the work. design and wisdom to the work. so stands the W. call the Stars from rest to yearly labour. superintend their closing operations for the day. had a man's head on its side Westward. His duty in this station is to give endurance. representing Providence. that order may prevail.M. W.S.M. His Jewel is the Square.W. It is a symbol that the event we now commemorate was accomplished by the strength of the Almighty in accordance with His plans and designs: on account of its reference to this memorable event.I'vI. it is a symbol that the event we now commemorate was accornplished by the wisdom of the Almighty in accordance with His plans and designs. that order may prevail. and limit their claims by the standard of this Jewel-it is a common standard for the whole world-because there is but one Temple. superintend their morning's operations. The position of his station in the great circle of the Heavens is the sign of the Lion. in the East at opening of the Masonic day.-The pillar of the WJvL's station is called the pillar of Strength. Ritual.-The Level. on account of its reference to this memorable event the Cherubim of all nations. dismiss the Stars from yearly labour. Altar and God.M. to partake of winters rest.-Y our duty in the West with this Jewel? S. it is a symbol of the power which begets and fashions and the first Creative power in the sacred triad of all nations. vV .

W.. taking care never to violate that order in your labours. The officers of the Temple are the presiding officers of the day and. and adjust the conduct of the Stars by the standard of this Jewel.-***. to reveal holy secrets and mysteries to the elevated. Let our standard measurements of a perfect man be expressed by the signs of the Cardinal Virtues.) \V. in the South. here used as an act of adoration.-The Temple of God is Love.-***.A. that their labours be closed with happiness and plenty. No. S. Opening of the Temple. in accordance with the ancient custom of beginning with midday and advancing from thence to the "Vest and East.-***. W. his duty in the East with this Jewel is to square the Masonic horizon. so as to make evening and morning constitute the day.) \V. in the order of their rank.B. Sons of Light! our first sacred duty is to offer up adoration to the only Supreme God.-***. Bro. the plans and designs of the G. by combining the plumb of uprightness with the level of equality.-*. which signs you will give in response to the virtues as they are enumerated.M.M.) that this for work and instruction.W . which is a symbol of perfection. and to make known to the Sons of Light. (Repeated by Wardens.M. hands are lowered by three drops. S.or a combination of the Plumb and Level. let all the Earth keep silence before Him. in your Masonic labours. this we will now do in ancient form.• it is my will and pleasure Temple. (W.M.-God is in His Holy Temple.W. All. with the Meridian. seated. be now opened W. (All rise. J. beginning with the J.) Section 4. Attend to the signs 1 (All give the Salutation Sign [ 1 which is the grand hailing sign of distress. Communicate this order to 31 .W. you will bring them before these officers. and to confer the 4° of Enlightened Phremason on A.M.

S..D.D.M.M.W. an alarm outside the Northern door.) Steward instructs Candidate' Candidate 5 Alarm.W.. to give three loud raps S. inform the Steward that the Temple is now opened in the 4 and direct him to act accordingly. in the South.D. that they may have due and timely notice to govern themselves.M.-Bro.W.-Give me the sign of an Enlightened Phrcmason. see to the great lights.) 0 0 . S.M. in the West.) The Temple is now opened for work and instruction in the 4 let the order go forth in due form. W . Hailing Sign.D. S. l.W. then the Gd.. (The slowly.-Cha1Jenge and report. (W. (All seated. (Done. S. Section 5. W.B. (Done.-What is the cause of his alarm? 32 .) N x \V x x S E great lights are on the Altar but require your adjustment. ¥l.-The Great lights are ready for the fourth degree of Enlightment. (].) W... S.) S. (Done.M.M..M.-Bro.-Who comes here? Steward-A. see to the lesser lights. (The S. (The S.M.-*. ].W.) Bro.. inform the Tyler that the Temple is now opened in the 4° and direct him to tyle accordingly. takes them open. and he to the brethren. from the W.W. a Phremason.D.) W. S.the ].Vy.D. to the Altar and reports to the S.-W.) Bro. S.D.M.-The 0 .) \V. (Done.\V. steps to the Altar and arranges them for 4 Enlightened Phremason and reports to W . instructs Stewards to light them. * three times all round.

D.-It is. a Phremason. aster of this Temple.) Section 6.) W.M.-Bra A.B. Do you vouch for his worthiness and qualification? Steward-I do. receive and elevate you with the usual ceremonies. (The Temple is in darkness.-By the pass. S.D.D.-The pass is right. which is answered. but I will grve it for him. (Two Stewards with rods place themselves at each side of the Northern door.D. S.) W. I will make known his request to the Master of the Temple and return with his decision. is this search an act of your own free choice? Cand.-He is in Masonic darkness and feeling his way in search of Masonic light..) He has the necessary qualifications. S. (Closes door and without moving reports. (Given. 33 . Stewards! attend to your duty. enrolled and prepared in ancient form? Steward-He has.-By what sign shall we know him to be pledged and enrolled? Stewd.) 'VJvL-Give the pass.) S. S.-He has not the pass. S. received. he has ordered us to admit.B. steps to Altar and gives sign of an Enlightened Phremason [ ]. (Questions and enswers as before. and opens door.B.Stewd. and it accords with his will and I pleasure.D. and elevated with the usual ceremonies. Bro. been duly pledged. *. Are you ready to proceed? Cand. your request has been made known to the ~.-Advance.D. S.D.) Candidate lights low.-I am.D.-Bro. A. the alarm is give by A.D.-Bro. (Done. Admitted.-Has he the pass? Stewd. S-.M. Stewd.-Has he complied with our regulations. it is my will and pleasure that he be admitted. (S.

is the only perfect model work worthy of our imitation. Geographically. which represents the Great Temple of the Master Builder. and the Firmament showeth His handiwork. being. set in the Western quarter. side of Altar by two Stewards. Stewd. for there everything is stationed in the best place..) W. as in the Great Master Builder's Temple. is the only true model of a Master Builder and His work. A Symbolic Temple. Bro. because it represents that pathway of Light in the Heavens which is always beneath the position of the beholder. so stationed and done. A. every person and thing is similarly stationed. The S. rise in the Eastern quarter pass the Meridian in the Southern quarter.-Bro. and the ground floor 0 f his Temple. is the most perfect symbol of the purpose He has in view. the high Hills which He hath fashioned to His liking proclaim His power. Masonically speaking.B. The Light of Heaven.-*. because nothing appears there but mystery and darkness. and hid from his view. the beasts of the field tremble at the voice of His thunder. Stewards keep guard. such as this is. this cardinal position is one of darkness. and done in the best manner. and we J 34 . is led to N.M. the birds of the air shout forth His praise.O.M. Sun. and everything.whol1y below his horizon. Who amongst the Sons of Men can be compared with the Almighty or whose handiwork can be compared with His? He hath meted out the waters in the hollow of His hand and weighed the earth as in a balance. Moon and Stars. the Heavens declare His Glory. this pathway of Light is never seen. In their passage of the Northern quarter.W.T. (Cand. there is no North and nothing to represent it. advance and fear no danger. attend to your charge. and His wonderful works show forth His unsurpassing Wisdom to the children of men. is constructed upon the plan of this Great Work.. and are hid from view.U.A. Your admission into the Temple is by way of the North. the Great Temple of Nature. and every act similarly done.

they will glori35 . you are now in the W. midwinter.-(Placing points of closed compasses on Cand. longest night. when the lights of Heaven-Sun. facing S. led from N. that as they go onwards from station to station. Your present condition is represented by the North where you now stand.W. (S. and so impress them with a desire to go in search of more light. let your light so shine. From that position you wilt be conducted by a faithful guide along the pathway of Light to the East. calling it midnight. A.-' Bro.'s left breast) Bro.W. the impressions made upon YOUT body are symbols of impressions made upon your mind. condition and wants. The moral of this impression is to teach you how to receive and make first impression upon all men.\V. (Cand. I receive you into this Temple with the points of unopened compasses pressing against your Western or left breast. S.. you are in darkness. D. where light is in its fullness. returns to his seat and Cando faces E.B..M. your symbolic journey along that pathway will represent you as being in search of light. with neither the greater nor lesser lights rising and setting to your mental VISIOn. S. Bro. it is the most appropriate position for your reception into the 40 as your present position is that of the season of darkness.express this fact by excluding everything from the North. the Cando has been received in the West in ancient form and now awaits your pleasure. his place 0 f reception is in the West. that its first and last rays may be adopted to their capacity. Moon and Stars-sink into oblivion.W. to W. a place of greatest darkness.) S.M. indicates your position as a Phremason-now in total darkness and feeling your way in search of light. A..B. Have confidence in your guide and fear no evil.. W. beside that of sunset and close of _ day-so you are received into' the West with the points of the unopened compasses pressing on your Western or left breast. and being led by a guide. reporting) W.

the Cand. and flows there along the star-covered path. like yonder Jewels of the sky. and his vision thence be as wide as Thy Truth. Sublime and Perfect edifice display its glory. all rise with both hands at Cd. like a son of light. also. May his mind. and of Thy unmeasured benevolence. look down with a flood of light and let Thine All Seeing Eye behold us. and sitteth in judgment over its harvest fields.M. holds Cand. May he be as sacred to us and before Thv Face. Bible. Stewd. ***. He is the Most High and Holy One. of Thy unknown deeds. who has received the moral effect of this first impression. led to the Altar and kneels on left knee. and all other Symbolic Temples.) (All drop hands. We are Thy Temple. and lit up the Heavenly lamps therein. Who looketh down upon His Altar and answereth those who worship Him on bended knees with humility. W. In this.S. you wilt kneel at God's Altar and give evidence of your highest trust in Him by uniting with us in asking His aid and counsel. and as serene as the Heavens! May he obey Thy laws as faithfully as the Sun which sails along the floods of the blue firmament and may the unseen Jewels of his soul. Creator of the visible and invisible universe. Whose sacred river of life issues from underneath His Altar and Throne. We adore Thee! We praise Thee! and we seek the aid and counsel of Thy Spirit and the Light of Thy countenance! (*. who rules in the Temple above. (Cand. leading this son of light into Thy Temple. and presenting him at the Altar of Enlightment for Thy acceptance.fy our Supreme Master.H.-Almighty God. mount Thy Holy hill. 0 Grand Master ! and on the Mountain of Thy Truth let our Enlightened. we put our highest trust in God. as steps.'s hands at G.'s on the. Who hath planted His Eden for you. your Sovereign.) W. Hailing sign. as the Altar before 36 .M. ) Let us pray! WJvL-There is one Who hath erected the great Temple of Nature. tell of Thy Mighty Handiwork.

Candidate' s Search for Light.S.W. 2. who will be your guide. one harmonious law. and begin a symbolic pilgrimage. (Questions and answers are given as exchanged with vV. to search for Light. Halt at ]. give *. a Phremason. who have but one Grand Temple in which to worship.which he bows the knee. is led from W.rvI. W.\V.-\Vho comes here? S. to E. to W. A. V.. on admission. be as sweet as Holy Incense offered thereon. and may his brotherhood among us be as harmonious as that which prevails amongst the Heavenly Hosts. A. and where you meet with those who have a right to challenge your further progress.D. Like those heavenly orbs in the Great Temple of Nature. so will you now have to pass through the Rite of the Wanderer. as will prove your right. the 133 Psalm is repeated.-The pass is right. from S.) Bro. work and ritual..B.W.. whilst under his care. and E. the Most High and Holy Onethe Gd. V. I. S. Amen. pursuing a similar course for a similar purpose. each officer gives *. only rises. and his worship here.-Bro. in a condition and place which imply the greatest darkness. (Cand.:-'1. Monthly real circumvolution from West by South to East. by N. you have passed through the Rite of Induction. and Ts. to S. which is repeated by ]. he will answer for you. and one Supreme Head. which begin each daily journey from the South by a Western course to the East in search of light. Sectio n 7. (Cand. and W.-*.) ]. and been received in ancient form in the West.) r ].W.I...M. as they pass E. V. and repeat as at ]. proceed on your pilgrimage. S.W. or Symbolic Pilgrimage Rule-Daily apparent circumvolution from East by South to West.B.\V.W. from W. from E. In this pilgrimage you win be accompanied by a leading Star of this Temple. to advance and pass their stations. Rite of the Wanderer. Master of us all. 3. to S.) 87 (Go to .. and give such S.B.

) 'S. only so far have you proceeded in your Masonic pilgrimage..M.D. W. by advancing in ancient form.M. who will instruct him how to approach the E. mark well the incidents which follow. *. He is now presented in ancient form for your disposal.W. that He might dedicate it to the grand purpose of effecting universal good.-Bro.S. place heel of the right foot to the heel of the left.'s order. whom I have in charge.. where light has its longest day. Bro. in this condition you will conduct our Bro. and bring it from darkness to light... (The Cando is placed in the N. W.. a Phremason.D. is this search an act of your own and freely chosen? Cand. W.. W. etc.D.W. the first three steps in the "V.) W. step forward with right foot. to whom the S. place heel of the left over the right. there give him in charge of the S..B.M.-It is. and the Earth was without form and void.W. W. His Spirit moved on the face of the deep. communicates the W. W.. S. by N. your symbolic character requires 88 .. and darkness its shortest night.) S.-The pass is right. three paces from the S.B. this Phremason.W.B..W. and is feeling his way In search 0 f Masonic Light. S. proceed on your pilgrimage. as indicated by the Square and Compasses upon the Altar. A.M.-What is the cause of his alarm? S. to the "V. forming the angle of a Square.-Bro." This is your present condition. step forward with left foot. all is chaos and darkness..-In the Great Light we read: "In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.-Who comes here? S.1·r.-When the Earth was without form and void. has been instructed how to approach the E. on the first day of the Great Master Builder's labours. as yet. A.M-Bro. W.D. (The third step should bring the Cando in front of S. A.-*.D.M. (Go to E.-He is in Masonic darkness.

G. and the pledge to the Brethren requires you to keep good faith with them.T. or make known. a pledge to God. as His moral commandments. the secret S. Ss. and Ts. A. or cause to be recorded or made known..-Bro. your right foot forming the angle of a square. and these witnesses.B.M. palms up. is your pledge to God. You will now permit your guide to place you in the ancient form of making a solemn covenant with your brethren of the Order and Temple. or Ws.. Rite of Obligation and Illumination. of this. to the best of ability and extent of my knowledge. do most solemnly declare that I will never record. You will now kneel at the Altar in due form. continues:) The second covenant is the concluding part of your a. do most solemnly declare.. or any other degree of this Primitive and Original Rite of Phremasonry. and a pledge to your Brethren of this Order and Temple. nor anything relating thereto. in the presence of the Most Holy One. with the right upon it. on the left knee. Section 8. and that I will hear and do. and in that form take upon yourself the obligation of an Enlightened Phremason. that I wil1 never record or make known.B. (Cand. the things just 39 . consisting of two covenants. which you must never violate under any circumstances whatever. ceremonies or rituals. by any process whatever. The pledge to God requires you to keep sacred His Holy Name and Altar. you will repeat the following obligation: "I. at this Altar you will take upon yourself a solemn obligation.. W. W. which is. and hold in secret the Ws.B.. that I will keep sacred God's ineffable Narne and Altar.B. in the presence of the Most High One. Bro.." That. supporting the Bible and Jewels. your left hand supporting the hollow of your thigh.B.'s hands are both placed underneath the Bible. A. of this and all other degrees to which you may be elevated... A... which you will repeat after me as before: "I.M.you to dedicate yourself to the same grand purpose. A.

purposes of our Order: to bring in fellowmen from darkness to light." (Lights lowered. that light will now be given you by the Masonic Rite of Illumination: "And God said. On entering a Temple.named. excepting such as may be customary and established and governed by the Sup. and there was light. edict or constitution. Council. Square and Altar. and sign to give the vV. The pillar of Strength is in the East. removed. Council may determine. by-law or amendment. by whatever name it may be called. or any authority. in order to promote unity of organization and establish and perpetuate uniformity of Ritual for this Order. the pillar of Wisdom in the West and the pillar of Beauty in the South. and method of instruction as are customarily established and authorized by the Sup. wi than t regard to sex." (H. by which you will know in what degree the Temple is open. I will not acknowledge or support any person or persons. and.W. or by such lawful elevations. as low as possible. of this order and degree who may require instruction. Allow me to recall your attention to the object of your presence at the Altar. for the first time. or by any law.') W. also the three great pillars of a Temple-Strength.lV1. continues: You have taken upon yourself a solemn obligation. Council which governs this Order. you must look at the arrangement of Jewels on the Altar. subject to such penalty as a legal jury of Brethren appointed by the Supreme Gd. as is revealed to you in this 40. continues:) On being brought forth as a son of light you behold. Let there be light. and lights flashed up.1t Both 40 .M. where you now kneel. which win dedicate you in future to the Gd. Wisdom and Beauty. any councilor councils. to any order 0 f men. or by whomsoever it may be exercised. or to any hu man being whatsoever. which governs this order in this country. excepting a lawful Bro. Cd. the ancient essentials of a Temple-Compasses. Gd. w ha tever be its narn e or authority. country or condition. W. as you are in search of such light.

The two grand divisions of clay and night were set apart: North and South. being set apart. you must never approach the Altar. But. to W. they are always so placed in this degree.) W. as a double witness for those in light and those in darkness. once round his body. and Cando give the 4 steps slowly. A.. passes them to remind you that the All Seeing Eye. whose parallel sides divide light from darkness. your conductor will answer for you. you will now observe one approaching you along that pathway with the Step ( ) Due Guard ( ) and S.B. from E. to vV. in which you now stand and pledge yourself to keep that covenant.B. A.) Rise Bro.D. *. as witnesses for or against you according to your future conduct.. the two divisions of its members. and on 'behalf of this Temple. place a C.W.T. ( ) o. you will approach the Altar with the step of a Brother of this degree. S. and S.£ .. (All seated.M.-Who comes here? \¥. our Brethren have more conveniently substituted the body of the Temple. This Eastern pathway is set apart for the Master's use. After the Great Master Builder had brought forth light. in place of this ancient pathway.-Bro.-Who comes here? S. without 41 . The pathway of light. congratulate you on becoming a Bro. (Hand to hand.. Enlightened Phremason. beholds this covenant and will watch over you to the end of the earth. and as you are uninstructed in the Step. (S.limbs of the compasses are now under both limbs of the square. now holds him to us by the sacred tie of a Brother.M..W.are an Enlightened Phrernason.l'vI. continues:) W.an. which never slumbereth nor sleepeth. N. of this Order and Degree. to signify that the Rite of ASAR.B. or the binding G.D.-vVho comes here? J. I have now the pleasure of extending to you the hand of fellowship. He placed a pathway along which the source of light could travel from E. Bro.-In order that we may know you .

(Going to Altar.B.M.M.D. \V.) W.~L-Has it an allusion? S.M. 5.-He has it not. the only perfect model worthy of our imitation. W. W.-( ) W.M.D.-It has. Has he a sign? S'.-Bro. W. was the creation of S. W.D. (S. and due guard of a Bro.-Has it an allusion? S..-What is that? S. and His Work.M.-Thus we learn that the model work of the Great Master Builder was founded in Strength and eternal durability. W.M.) \V.D.M.-Well.-It has. W.M. Your presence at the Altar is not in due form. on the first great day.-No. (The S. also Cand.-_ W. W. it alludes to the manner in which my hands were placed when I took upon myself the O. (Returns to the E. This labour. W. S.D.) Ha ve you any other sign? S.D.D.-Spell the name? S.) The Creator is the only true Model of a Master Builder. or cardinal sign. but I will give it for him.D. W. of an Enlightened Phremason. W.M.1L-Give the name? S. Our Ritual embodies it by representing the labours during the six great days of creation.D.-The Waterman's grip. W.-Its Meaning? S.-A due guard.D. it alludes to the cardinal virtue of Temperance.-You must begin.-Nor can I so impart it.D.D.M.) W. West and South.M.-I have. you begin.D.M.M. and your further advance is challenged by the three calls in East. (Gives cardinal sign or due guard.-Agreed.D.-Letter or syllable it with me? S. W.-What is it? S.giving the S. gives the grip to the Steward.-Has it a name? S.M.-It has.! .-Have you any other Sign? S. and Candidate give the Sign Manual.D.-I did not so receive it.1VL-Give the sign.-What is that? S.-I have not.-A manual sign. but I have a token.M.D.D. you begin.D. gives to Candidate [ ] .

the latter in the Northeast and the S.-***. the people assembled. in six days or periods. Enter the Sacred Land. on the day of Autumnal Crossing. because it was erected after the Great Master Builder's Model in nature. however ancient they may be. the crownmg creation. 'by our brethren assembling at the close of harvest.?vI. with festivities and joy or rejoicings. which began the ancient new year.D. It was erected without the sound of hammer being heard. (S. to dwell therein the next six days. work of Man's W. were made after the same model. the eighth day was a Sabbath.W. The Temple of our ancient brethren in Eygpt.W.light. gathered branches of trees wherewith to build a tent. upon which all others. It recalls the labours of the Great Master Builder. W. the sound of hammer or iron tool was not heard in it.D. W. and known as a solemn assembly. or iron tool used in it. so as to form his own labours after the model of the Great Master's Work. It was the custom for every man to erect his own tent and dwell therein during the feast.M. The first day of the feast was a day of seeming confusion and disorder. Palestine. and His last labour.-***. directly in front of S. in our Ritual. by depriving the Candidate 43 l i . S. no one was permitted to enter with tools of construction or instruments of destruction. Solomon followed this ancient usage when he built his magnificent Temple. during its erection. and other ancient nations. formed the Primitive and Original Ritual. and this ancient usage is represented.) Section 9. The Tabernacle. this model work formed a sacred festival. Assyria. was designed for a pattern of the same plan.-***. or Holy Tent -in the Wilderness. and Cando take their seats.W. have been based as a Model Ritual of Perfection. ]. nor used in its construction.-*. which was celebrated in the Primitive ages.-The work of rebuilding God's Holy Temple.M.

and in conformity with the ancient Ritual.D. gives *.-An Enlightened Phremason.D. S. a solemn assembly. which is designed to remind you of the primitive introduction of man into that model land prepared by the Great Architect. (They pass to .-(As he goes to the Cando in N.W. you will prepare to give the pass of an ·Enlightened Phremason.-Who comes here? S.-Advance. S.W.) S.W.) Its Meaning? S.D. W. the Master Builder rested-your present situation will remind you of that rest. We now approach the West. according to ancient custom. or Shrines. where same questions and answers given.-Such being your purpose. look well to your Western course. At the close of six days labour. This was the most celebrated feast of the year and our ancient brethren called it the feast of Tents or Tabernacles and they invariably selected it as the most appropriate for the ceremony of opening Temples or dedicating Altars.W. W. you have my permission to pass. (done) give the pass? (Whispered. Answered by S.-Such being your purpose. when the model Temple was complete.-Its symbolic meaning? S.-The Creator's Temple has its foundation in strength and will endure forever. from the day of Autumnal Crossing.D. look well to your Southern course. S.) Our entrance into the Sacred Land is identical with the position where you were first received.) ]. S. King Solomon selected it as the most appropriate for the opening ceremony and dedication of his magnificent Temple.-What is your purpose? S.D. (S.-To enter the Sacred Land. it was called. S.W.of all mineral and metallic substances before he enters the Temple. and Cando go to ]. to the Deity.D. You will now rise and complete the seventh labour._ S.E.W. you have my permission to pass.D. for seven days. (They tum and approach the West. He held the feast.

's station and face North. a river of life goes forth from the W." the second ford! and. gIves 2nd sign.-.) "Up to the neck.-Measure S. you have my permission to pass.D.. take his rod each time and measures toward the N. look weIl to your Eastern course. gives 1st sign.. (The S.D.-(1vfeasures the knees. who continues:) W.) "Up to W. gives 3rd..-CMeasures the loins.J\!L-Measure S.D.M.D.M.-( Measures ports:) "Up W. with Cand. of the W. with Cand.M.-fiifeasure S.S. you have permission to enter the sacred territory and measure the fords of the four streams running into the sacred river.) "Up to the third ford! and.W. to S." W. same questions and answers with W." the first ford! and. (Measures and. descend Southwards across it... called KIKI or KII M (KI -Yl M ).-Such being your purpose. N.D. with Cand.W. is three times its width from N.M.E. now before you. you will do well to notice the depth and difficulty of crossing as the fords increase. and along its three sides. to E. its length from W. all over the cou ntry lying in the middle of the river's path: and on either side of the Southwestern course is the tree 0 f life. You are now where the Supreme Master has placed a sacred dwelling place or enclosure.." S. side of the Altar. from his station to the N. with Cand. from thence it parts into four heads which spread over the Northeastern territory.D.1L-lvfeasure the fourth ford! S.. and fall 45 . W. and E. towards the S. gives pedal sign and reto the ankles.M. corner of the Sacred Land. W.M. whose leaves are for the healing of nations. sign.S.-It is a stream that cannot be passed with safety and much too deep for fording.-These four streams spring up in the N..

South and West sides of the territory. it gave birth to those sublime ideas which pervade the religions of the earth.D. knees. and at these fords the streams are successively higher by the human standard of measurement: ankles. It was the highest source known to them. From this corner.E. from which water can flow to fertilize the earth. and in the mythical histories of the ancient world. (Cand. neck. S. corner of that sacred territory. and was the classic source of all that gorgeous symbolic imagery and ritualism to be found in sacred prophecy and history. the highest and most lasting foundation. where our progenitors were first placed and.) Y Ott are now in the N.-I consecrate with Fire and Water. Bro. whose upright position is determined by this first corner stone.E. making sure they are laid upright and well cemented together.D. for a similar reason. and the highest solid foundation in the world known to them on which to build a Temple to the Living God. (The S.) 46 . placed in N . in the sides and ground Aoor of the future Temple. the high northern boundary is formed by the snowy mountains which unite the two seas. corner. has a lamp and a bottle of water corked but perforated. to allow the water to trickle out. as you are placed so are all the stones to be placed. You are hereby taught the necessity of giving the moral truths of your Temple.D. In this symbolic Temple you represent the chief corner stone upon which two sides of the building rest. whose length is equal to the East. conduct your charge to the source of the greater river and place him in the highest source of any river in the world. (Dropping on the head. loins.) S.. and your next lesson in Phremasonry will teach you how to build a perfect Temple upon that sure foundation. This is your first duty. because it represents the highest source of human action.into the main river. This ancient Masonic territory was the seat of that high civilization which marked the first age of our race.

S. Solomon.M. . and retire by the Northern door.) W. gives **.-:t.S.-The limits of the monitorial lecture will only permit a brief explanation of the incidents and symbols of this. thence to the Hall of Preparation.) W. with the fall of the first spring rain.M. ascertains Lecture on the Symbols. were expressed by the same word.D.W. door. salute. there is an alarm at the Northern door.. there divest him of his novitiate's dress and return for instruction.) Our ancient brethren called this ceremony of consecration the YaRah (to lay the Ioundation ) . degree.) S. (All seated.-I consecrate with Fire and Water.D. (Done.M. and Candidate return to the West. Cando gives .. Dew fa IIing f rom Heaven. as the first stone laid in the foundation. and lay the first stone of our moral foundation and 'ground floor. W. each •.-I consecrate with Fire and Water. In our symbolic Temple.-Admit them. return with your charge to the point of entrance.. we follow this perfect model of the Master Builder.D. (The S. also laid the foundation of his Temple at the close of the spring month of March.D.) Take a seat in the E. and the first spring rain. and ]. answer *. they will be as willing to ex47 .M. (They' enter and salute at Altar. (S.M..) Section 10. when the Cando is reclothed and ready for adW.D.D. (Dropping on the feet._(:t:t*.M. S.B.. at the N. S.-Challenge and report. and to ask the assistance of those whose age and position give them favorable opportunities of becoming acquainted with the symbolic nature and lessons of this degree.-W. As an Enlightened Phremason. you are expected to study them at your leisure. it is the return of the Steward and Bro.. A.D. ) W.) S. (Dropping on the hands. mission.M. hence the work of teaching foundation truths had the same name as laying foundation stones. W. following the ancient usages.

lamps. according to their grouping and heights. fishes. sentiments and truths. To our ancient brethren. according to the lofty or lowly state of the worshipers. where it was transformed into fable and mythical narrative. they consecrated fountains and made graven images of horses. the oliue was a symbol of the soothing goodness of love. oxen. This science of symbolism was not only known in many kingdoms of the ancient world in Asia! but was also spread over the Earth as an ancient form of civilization in Egypt. Hence. they performed it on the highest hills and mountains. Sidon and Nineveh. it pervaded them all. calves. arranged in order. and also in gardens and groves. powers. birds. and to which the symbols corresponded. the cedar. according to the different kind of trees growing in them. the science of symbols was the science of sciences. principles. Arabia. in more modern times. of their Temples. because they found them in their Temples. the high towering truth growing . and as all their worship was representative or symbolical. which they placed in the vicinity. or in the lowest valleys. Chaldea.plain as you are to listen. which moral things they represented as perfectly as any combination of letters or words could have done. Syria. and on hills and mountains. . the intricate branching out of truth from love. being the origin of their hieroglyphics. Tyre. It was especially cultivated by the Egyptians. For this reason. and every particular tree was a symbol of something that related thereto and a variety thereof. because gardens and groves indicated wisdom and intelligence. In succeeding ages it was neglected and forgotten. according to the moral things. and was the chief. But the ancients worshipped in gardens and groves. and also in their houses. they desired to illustrate by their instrumentality. Thence. the vine. and men adored as holy and worshipped as deities the images set up by their forefathers. and reptiles. or entrancce. it was transmitted to Greece.

intersected by a sacred river. looking to God above all things.. W. having in the middle of its pathway. they represent the introduction of our progenitors into a magnificent open country. takes a right angled course along its three sides. looking to neighbourly good. which fact assures us they are the only symbols of the first Ritual used by man. frankincense. The remotest records of the ancient world are monumental. are the three elements of all genuine worship and form the constituents of a true Masonic manhood. a mountain.Heavenward-lofty and rational. a hill. intersected by the streams of a river of life.consists of a series of six labours of the Great Master Builder. which wise men offer as a gift to God. neighbour and ourselves. the lowest good to ourselves because though precious and valuable. His introduction of our race into its future dwelling place. myrrh. you were shown a river. a mystic tree of life. is three times its breadth from N. a lower love. to S.E. and on either side. to W. and its symbolic nature.. and on its banks a mystic tree. The leading star was a symbol of heavenly guiding knowledge.. the highest development of our ruling love. are found on the solid rocks. which. From thence it 49 . it has an inherent bitterness. with a sheaf of corn hanging from one of its branches. In agreement with this ancient science of symbolical representation. gold. They brought gifts of gold. temples and palaces. -is seen in the acts of the wise men from the E. Our modern monitorial books have this group of symbols in the form of an open country. because odoriferous and agreeable. You were taken by YOUT guide into this sacred region.S. the purest good relating to God. who visited Christ at his Nativity. This ancient religion of the East. and a star went before them. These three g1 fts to God. frankincense and myrrh. in the distance is a waterfall. its length from E. pillars. beginning in the W. There are no sacred symbols whose date is as old as this.. our Ritual . with a waterford. the lower good to OUT neighbour.

In the middle of this river's path is the land of "HAD-ra-Month". and none can either comprehend or express it. so as to 50 . Infinite truth is a river. and there presenting itself to very distinct faculty. is the curative tree of life. which once pervaded the sacred region of our ancient brethren. In the fourth degree you will be taught how the W. but it is divided and limited by entering the human. like the four rivers in the sacred land. until it finds the lowest and outer'most. that it parts into four heads. over which none may pass. its model river is the river of life. It is only when the nameless river enters this sacred land. with its streams diverging. its model tree at the entrance. They were initiated in the four artificial rivers around the Mosaic Tabernacle in the Wilderness. and its vanities admit of nominal description. a river of immortal truth. where grows a mystic tree of the same name. sin and death.parts into Iour heads which spread over the N . and on the other side (ei ther ) 0 f the river grows another mystic tree. It first enters into the highest and inmost region. to refresh every part thereof. and in the four artificial rivers around Solomon's Temple.YIM) whose leaves are for the healing of all nations. These symbolic rivers are always connected with the dwelling place of the Most High. to denote the four grand streams into which infinite truth is divided when it flows into the soul. It is then distinguished. is eminently suggestive of its adaptation to the purpose of maintaining its fertility and beauty. This sacred region is an appropriate emblem of a cultivated and an elegant rnind and a f a ptl re unspotted Iif e a f vi rtue . corner of this sacred region. whose leaves are for the heal ing a f the nations. then naturally seeks a lower level.E. it is poured into the mighty sea of life without. called KIKI or KIIIvI (KI. The whole group indicates a cultivated moral condition a f humanity. as such it has no name. mind. from whence. of Operative Masons are used.Ts. for it is Ineffable. which gives knowledge.

prepared for its place in the building. and are called the square. It is a chief corner stone and a pattern of the work made ready by the Sublime Phremason to be adjusted in the chief corner stone of the building by the three immovable 51 . renewal and morning of life.ndgE" A hoy!:' _ Tnt hI" next two degrees you will be taught the pure principles of Speculative Phremasonry. T . every sentiment and principle of action. The perfect ashlar is a finished stone. and the trestleboard. and the square. which cannot be altered or adjusted to suit the task or convenience of the builder. That you may know how to produce perfect work in strict accordance with your degree as an Enlightened Phremason. as shown to our primitive brethren and subsequently to Moses and Solomon. and upon which no tool has yet been worked. their application to individual life. By these moral standards we are admonished to prepare and adjust every motive and thought. and lastly.cf. level and square.teach and prepare the mind for that Spiritual Templethe Sup reme r. with. they are called the rough and perfect ashlars. the first three are immovable standards.upon a model plan or pattern. of uprightness and midday of life. six jewels are given you.. it is a pattern of the work made ready by the Enlightened Phremason. good and virtuous character. and the evening of life. level and plumb.. By these working standards you will prepare and adjust every stone and timber in your future building_The level is an emblem ofequality.its due form and place in our moral temple within. The rough ashlar is a chief foundation stone in its rough and natural state. The plumb. to be adjusted in the foundation of his temple by the immovable jewels : plumb. and formation of a wise. of immortality. . and may be thus explained. and are prepared and adjusted by means of the immovable jewels just explained. Their application to the erection of temples. morality. resting on the rough ashlar as its foundation. The second three jewels are movable standards.

above the surface . the chief corner stone is that which lies at the foundation and is the lowest stone in the corner of the building. the former lie deep in the foundation and are hid beneath the surface. plumbs it sides and levels its floors. and by Him only. for on it rests the whole angle corner of the structure. to be wrought out in material froms. they are wholly finished. The first three jewels are standards for working and the last three are patterns of the work required in the Building. for no other square. they are the most perfect ideal types. level and plumbrule. The trestlebnard contains plans and designs of the temple. The moral lessons taught by these jewels. upon which the future man will rest. The perfect ashlar is an emblem of those polished and prepared truths in our moral nature. The rough ashlar. form the future building. manhood and old age. the stone which squares the building. can give it proportion of form or lay it surely in the foundation of our moral nature.jewels. and these only. pre52 . so that the chief corner stone is also the stone of first importance in the symbolic temple. an emblem of those rough foundation truths in our moral nature. No human tool must be applied to it. For instance. that is to say. it must be fashioned by the Supreme Architect and Builder. germs roughly conceived and planted in the mind during childhood. it belongs to the building. especially those of the -rough and perfect ashlars. but His. is therefore. which truth must not be fashioned to our liking. are weIl worthy of your attention and study. as seen above the Ioundatinns. These. This stone is an emblem of that chief moral truth which in primitive ages was an acknowledgment of the one and ·only Supreme God. as it is seen by the world. giving unity and strength to the whole edifice. They are whole stones. which education and culture give during youth. whatever his condition or lot may be. the stone which supports and binds all together. drawn thereon by the Master Builder. upon which all others are based.

and every stone in the corner parts on the square of justice. are emblems of falsehood. or gauge. by which to spread cement uni formly over wood and stone. knocking off our vices and prominences. as laid down on the trestleboard. and maintaining him in his full rights with uprightnes and impartiality. But before you can adjust all parts of an edifice. cemented together by one common love. by which to make a perfect measurement of length. that it may unite men into one common brotherhood and make us children of one common Father. and having no interest but what is common to all. We use it for the more holy purpose of breaking up our strong passions. each bearing up his feIIow. by which we break large stones into smaller ones and reduce them to a rough outline of the form required by the workman.pared and ready for setting. 53 . therefore. equal and true by the plumb. level and square-so that our character shall be symmetrical and perfect. like error. with easy pressure. The Trowel is an important instrument of levelling. The stones which the rough and perfect ashlars represent are called ANAK.used. let no iron tool come upon them a fter setting. The Common Gavel is an instrument of power. for they are false. so that every stone in the Roar meets on the 1evel of equality. adding to his strength and stability. as to spread the cement of brotherly love and affection over our external surfaces and manners. breadth. the hardest stones reject all others. -but cannot be readily carved. it is necessary you should have some standard rule. and carry out the Master's designs. so as to unite all parts of the building into one common mass. making us upright. we use it for the more holy purpose of teaching that all levelling truths--giving rights and claims to all-should be so . Truth may be broken. stones that can be carved like wood. depth and height. and over the foundations and institutions of society. nor will it yield to the pressure of persuasion. You are.

the highest and noblest work of the Creator. we close our lecture on the symbols of this degree with the creation of man. all those who by their youth. refers to them as standards of measurement. The inch. and neck to neck gives temperance. In this degree you are admonished to act intelligently as an Enlightened Phremason. height and depth are measured by the four main joints of a perfectly developed man: ankles. third by the loins and fourth by the neck. Without these virtues there can be no fellowship according to the symbolic teaching of our ancient brethren. second by the knees.a perfectly upright man according to a fourfold standard. The depth of the first ford was measured by the ankles. The tools of a workman and specimens of work are given you. yard. . or sex. but our ancient brethren used a uni form standard of more significance. because every action being symbolic. The Mystic River of Life. foot. they call them the four points of entrance. with its four waterfords. it is intended to express the creation of our race-the formation of . the standard measurement of a man: ankle to ankle gives justice. loins to loins gives prudence. from which the modern gauge has been taken-it was the standard measurement of man. This fourfold measurement of a man is the most important symbol of this degree. knees. and hence.presented with a 24 inch gauge. their nature and use must be the sole object of your study. dotage. could not -represent the standard 0 f an upright man. a perfect mental standard could only be represented by a perfectly developed man. span. When you give the points of fellowship YOlt measure yourself by the four cardinal virtues. deformity. Thus. knee to knee gives firmness. insanity. indeed they were the only ones that could be used and agreed to in a primitive state of society. loins and neck. Our ancient brethren always excluded from the Rite of Initiation. handbreadth and cubit were all determined by the length and breadth 0 f the several parts of the human body.

f all that you have learned. such work as is suitable for the building to be erected on the foundations you have already lain. c. wiJI be required from you. A. Bro. and as God's laws of order rule supreme in the world without you. vast and mighty symbol of the world within. they will teach you lessons of wisdom. the same lesson is taught to all. both here and hereafter. or may hereafter feel.Rough work only is first required of you. streaming mercies and blessings. and the first words of your guide revealed to you the grand lesson of all symbolic teaching-the Alpha and Omega. or can learn.B. cut and finished.. if you carefully note them as an Enlightened Phremason. this name will ever remind you that you must carefully study. Section 1 I. W.-In concluding my explanation of the symbols of this degree. the impressions made upon your bodily senses are symbols of impressions made upon your mind. such as is suitable for the Ioundations . in your next degree perfect work. first and last. Charge. of greeting you as an Enlightened Phremason. by an intelligent application of its symbols.M. a plan of the symbolic edifice. all you have since felt. from childhood to age. seen or heard. see or hear. that will add to your own experience or develop a virtue. whatever may be its character. Throughout the journey of life. with unmeasured pro- . on behalf of this Temple. When first you entered this Temple. beginning and end. bringing good out of seeming evil. you will be required to erect. will be given you for your future guidance. never forgetting that virtue is the end of all instruction. I have the pleasure. the impressions made upon your mind. the lessons which the Hght of this degree will reveal to you. will only reveal to you the same great moral truth in another form. you were received with a point of the unopened compasses pressing on your left breast. The world without is only 3.

Section 12. War- dens. so must the laws of virtue and of moral order reign supreme in the world within you. \V. *. *. W. with manual and due guard. W.M..\V.vV. see the order enforced.-All are known in the W. (S. S.. ].~l. inform the Tyler that I am about to close this Temple in the Enlightened Phrernasori's degree and to tyle accordingly.1vf. S. \V. *.-Dro.W. Bro. (Done.W.W.~t-Assemble and be ready for duty *. all are seated.. (Done. _ duly closed in the Enlightened Phremason degree.-Bro. by S. S.-So let us meet again when we resume our labours in this degree. Bro.1I.\V. (All rise..) vV.-Bro.M.. how should Enlightened Phremason meet in the West? S. I now declare Temple.. W.) Bro. same order given in W.-All are known in the S. ] . are all known in the S. Sublime Phremasons also.fusion over the wide universe. Bros. S.? S.W. attend to the ancient call. S.) Bros. are all known in the W.. ..M.D.M.. W. where virtue meets its like on points of true fellowship and the upright perfect Phremason receives his due reward.W. and J.1\1. and S. ***. and J.? . Closing. (They retire. W.. brethren.PJvL. vV. *. on the level.J\i1.. apply the Phre56 ..\V.) *** (All rise.W. with the seeming design of giving the greatest amount of happiness to the greatest number.) "V. (Done. you will declare same by the ancient sign.) Brethren of the East. ].. S.-Enlightened Phrernasons will please retire. attend to the sign and give the S. S. vV s. educing good out of seeming evil..W. of E. that the hand of the Supreme Master may scatter His higher mercies and blessings with unmeasured profusion along your symbolic journey to that Grand Temple above.-Alt are known in the E.-W.. ]. No.) * Come to order.

and C. Above rest upon us and all Phremasons..W. (Done. act and part and may the blessing of our Supreme Gd. ***. S. dose the Great Lights and carry them to the S. plumb and square-with every moral._ mason's test.) W. S. and the Sun. (S.I.-On the plumb. as opening-e-P. (S.D.W. may we be as perfect stones-level. (J. J.) Bro.W. be now opened in the 6° degree of a Perfect Phremason.W.W.vV. S. S.) W.W. for 6 and officers stations and duties are repeated as in opening. J.-** (Wardens only rise.) Bro. End of 40 Enlightened Phremason.M. may the cement of brotherly love bind us inseparately together. it is my will and pleasure that this Temple No.-Bro. how should Perfect Phremasons meet? S.M.M. 2. ***. Moon. the Most High and Holy One. the Gd.• attend at the Altar. is now duly opened in the 6 degree and ready to resume its labours. J..W. \V.W.) Bro. does so. one Supreme Head. see to the Great Light. J..M.M.-Bro. inform the Tyler that the Temple is closed. so let us ever meet. arran.D . social and intellectual virtue. let the order go forth in ancient form. (Done. one common Ritual and Altar for law and work. W.. in the South. W. how should they act? J.W. W. Amen. M.W. inform the Tyler that the Temple has now resumed its labours in the 6 of Perfect Phrernasonry. that as long as time shall last.D. 0 0 0 57 . and Stars shine. that they may have due and timely notice to govern themselves accordingly. S. (S.-On the level.. we shall have one common Temple in which to worship. ***..) Bro.W. Master of us all.M.W. communicate this order to the J.-And part on the square. instruct Deacons to take P.B. challenge and report to the E.) Brethren! the Temple No.ges S. in the \V.-Bro. and he to the stars in the Temple. and instruct him to tyle accordingly.

.~.B.-Bro. the right limb of the Compasses over right limb of the Square.) Who comes here? Steward-s. There is an alarm outside the Northern door.50 SUBLIME PHREMASON Bible opened at Genesis II. been duly pledged.-***. Steward.-Advance and give the pass. S. S. S. is this search an act of your own and freely chosen? Answer-It is.D. but I will give it for him. Section 5. the place 0 f equal light and darkness.D. S.-Has he complied with our regulations.D.-Has he the pass? Steward-He has it not.-What is the cause of his alarm? Steward-He is in Masonic darkness and feeling his way in search 0 f greater Masonic tight.D. an Enlightened Phremason. A. instructed by Steward. (Cand. S. the right limb of the Ecliptic over the right limb of the Equator.) The pass is right.rf. To represent the South.. enrolled and prepared? Steward-He has. do you vouch for his worthiness and qualifications? Steward-I do. Alarm in 50.B. iSS . *** loudly. the work changes a little in Section Sf when the candidate gives the alarm.D. I will make known his request to the Master of the Temple and return with his decision.D. S. (Steward whisper [ ].NL-Challenge and report.D. S. (answered ***.D.D. A. W.) *. S. (Answered *.-W. The first four sections of the Ritual are the same in relation to each of the three degrees.-Bro.-By what sign shall we know him to be pledged and enrolled? Steward-By the pass.Bro..) S.

(Temp!e in darkness. I am. fear no danger. advance..B. and faces the J. attend well to your charge. Stewards.-Bro.D. etc.-Bro.M.-Advance! (S. he has ordered us to admit. to S. A. of the compasses pressing against the middle of your breast.. or left of the Temple. I now receive you in the S.-(Knocks.) Eros. (Questions and answers given as before..B.B. Bros..) W. points placing on the S. led to N. (Stewards keep guard. lengthwise. Are you ready to proceed? (Answers.) W. (Cand. Candidate Admitted. (Cand. A. led from N. Stewards! attend.. the impressions made upon your body are symbols of the impressions made upon your mind..) Bro. thus: (pressing unopened points on breast) with the unopened points of the compasses pressing on your left breast. who places of unopened compasses on his left breast. an Enlightened Phremason. Section 6. the Cando has been received in the S. or middle of the Temple.M.. your request has been made known to the Master of this Temple and it accords with his will and pleasure. (Presses the angle as described. where addresses on pages 34-35 repeated.) Bro.) Gi ve the pass.M. A. received and elevated with the usual ceremonies.) ].W. A.') S. side of Altar. In the 4 you were received in the vV. and raising the angle to press middle of the breast. receive and elevate you with the usual ceremonies.B. in ancient form and now awaits your disposal. 0 59 ..D. his place of reception is in the South...W. the alarm is given by Bro. as before.M.(Closes door and without moving says:) W.) W.) W. (Done.. then it flat.M. goes to Altar and gives sign of Su blirne Phremason. it is my wi1l and pleasure that he be admitted.-He has the necessary qualification.. or middle. with the angle.D.

) 60 . and Wardens * at first round. Verse 7 from W. and the S. by a western course to the E. Chap. or for your reception into the 4 middle degree. **. A.-The W. 8 from E. square and equal to all nations on the face of the earth. you are received with the unopened points of the compasses on your left breast. was selected as the most appropriate position 0. and E. The moral of this impression. who will be your guide. 1st. (Cand. creed.) (W.W. to E. and.Nt. in the S. repeats Amos. on the middle of your breast. to search for light.-Bro. in ancient form. Section 7. with the middle or angle of the compasses on the midle 0 f your breast. W. words and tokens and thus prove your right while under his care to advance to and pass their stations. S.1-I. Round and V. or middle of the Temple.W. Search for Light .. VII.M. when you meet with those who have the right to challenge your further progress. of that middle period of time which makes summer and winter. Rite of the Wanderer or Symbolic Pilgrima'ge. In the W.D. you have passed the Rite of Induction. The angle of the square is an ancient sign of the equinox and midday. sex or condition of life.. day and night. 2nd.B.. and Cando halt at J. which begin each daily journey from the S. In this pilgrimage you will be accompanied by a leading Star of the Temple. he will answer for you. for the 50. to the S. Like those Heavenly orbs in the Great Temple of Nature. giving signs. and have been received into the S. W. pursue a similar course for a similar purpose. so wi11 you now have to pass through the Rite of the Wanderer and continue the symbolic pilgrimage you began in the previous degree.N. and *.. is led from the South by W . to W.M. in a condition and place which indicate an equal degree of light and darkness. at second. is to teach you to be square and equal with all mankind without regard to country. in search of light. Round.

].W.-Who comes here? SD.-Bro. A.B., an Enlightened Phremason. (Questions and answers as pages 32~33.) J. W.-The pass is right, proceed on your pilgrimage. ( Pass to W. and catechism repeated.) S.W.-The pass is right, proceed on your pilgrimage. (Pass by N. to E. and give *.) W.M.-Who comes here? S.D.-Bro. A.B., an Enlightened Phremason. W.lvI.-What is the cause of his alarm? S.D.-He is in Masonic darkness and feeling his way in search of more Masonic light. vV.1vI.-Is this search an act of your own and freely chosen? Cand.-It is. W.1VI.-Bro. A.B., you are now influenced by the sunlight of the W. where darkness is greater than light. Mark weIl the incidents which follow ! Bro. S.D .. in this condition you will conduct him to the S., then give him in charge of the J.vV., who will instruct him to approach the E., where light has its longest day and darkness its shortest night, by advancing in ancient form from the second three steps in the S., as indicated by the square and compasses on the Altar. (The S.D. conducts Cando to }.W. and places him 3 spaces from the S.\V. facing the E., and gives his message.) J.W.-8tep forward with the left foot; place heel of the right in the hollow of the left, step forward with right foot and place heel of left over right, step forward with left, place heel of right to heel of left, forming angle of square. (This should bring him opposite the J.W.) J.W.~*. W.M., this Enlightened Phremason, whom I have in charge, has been instructed how to approach the E., and is now presented in ancient fonn for your disposal. W .M.-Y ou will be required to renew your pledge. and reaffirm your O.B. as given in 4 "When the Earth was without form and void," etc. (Address repeated as on
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Cando taken to W. side of Altar.) You will now kneel at the Altar in clue form, which is by kneeling on the right knee, your left forming the angle of a square; your right hand supporting the hol1ow of the left thigh with left hand upon it, and in that form take upon yourself the Obligation and Illumination. W.M.-(After pledge to God repeated as on page 39.) That, Bro. A.B., is your pledge to God.. which you must never violate under any circumstances whatever; you will now permit your guide to place you in the ancient form of making a solemn covenant with your brethren of this Order and Temple-your left hand supporting the Great Lights and your right hand resting thereon. (Pledge repeated page 39; Rite of Illumination repeated page 40.) On being brought forth as a son of light, you behold, for the second time, the ancient essentials of a Temple: Compasses, Square, and Altar, and the three great pillars of the Temple: Wisdom, Strength and Beauty; the Pillar of Strength in the East, 0 f Wisdom in the West and Beauty in the South. On re-entering a Temple you must look at the arrangement of these Jewels upon the Altar, you will then know in what degree the Temple is opened and what sign to give the W.l\L The right limb of. the compasses is now over the right limb of the square and they are always so placed in this degree. The Eastern pathway is set apart for the Master's use. You will now observe me approaching you along that pathway with the step, sign and due guard 0 f a Sublime Phremason. f )( )( ) The step 0 f three movements alludes to the arrangement of the square and compasses upon the Altar. The due guard, to the way in which your hands were placed in solemn obligation, and the sign to the second part of the ancient custom of offering the breast or middle part of the body of the burnt sacrifice when making an offering. I have now the pleasure of extending to you the hand of fellowship and on behalf of this Temple, congratulate you
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on becoming a brother 0 f this order and degree. Arise! TIro. A.B., hand to hand. (Helping him.) A fter the Gt. Master Builder had brought forth the Light, He placed a pathway along which the source 0 f light should travel from E. to "V., whose parallel sides divide light from darkness; the two grand divisions of day and night were set apart, N. and S., as a double witness for those in light and those in darkness. But in place of this ancient pathway, our modern brethren have more conveniently substituted the body of the Temple; the two divisions of its members being set apart N. and S.,as witnesses for or against you, according to your future conduct; the pathway of light from E. to W., in which you now stand and pledge yoursel f to keep this covenant. passes between them, to remind you that the All Seeing Eye, which never slumbereth nor sleepeth, beholds this covenant, and will watch over you to the ends of the Earth. Bro. S.D .. place the C.T. twice around the body, to signify that the rite of ASAR, or the binding obligation, now holds him to 11S, by the twofold sacred tie of Brother. (Done; WJvI. returns to E.) W.M.-*. Bro. A.B., in order that we may know you as a Sublime Phremason, you will now approach the Altar with the step of a Bro. of this degree; as you are uninstructed in the tests your conductor will answer for you. (S.D. and Cando gives 3 steps slowly in the W.). W.M.-*. S.W. *, J.W. *, and each demands successively:) Who comes here? W.M.-Bro. A.B., you must never approach the Altar without giving the salutation, due guard and sign of a Brother. Your presence at the Altar is not in due form, and your further advance challenged by the three calls in the E..W. and S. Bro. S.D., has he a sign? S.D. He has not, but I will give it for him. (Gives the due guard.) W.M.-\Vhat is that? S.D.-A due guard. 63

W. W.-Its allusion? S.1t-Letter and syllable it with me? S.) W.-Nor can I so impart it.-You must begin! (S.D.D.D. S. Master Builder was built up or established in foundations of strength and eternal durability.-Have you any other sign? S.E.-An Eagle's grip. *** (All rise. (Returns to the E. it will give you a moral and innocent exterior.) W. corner. 'but 1 have a token.-Spell the name. to live as a Sublime Mason. hence.-Agreed.D. and \V.-I have not.D. W.M.M.11.D.-Its allusion? S. W.-I have. (Gives grip to Steward while W.D'. S. (Gives covenant or cardinal sign.W.TvI.-Thus we learn that the model work of the Gt.-What is that? S.-Its meaning? S. W.M.1vI.-I did not so receive it.D.M.M. gives it to Candidate.-Give the name! S. letter it alternately and then syllable it.-Bro. agreeable to God and Man.M. and as one who has seen the sublime mysteries of God's Temple and experienced his watchfulness. W. this covering also comes from the hands of the Supreme Master.:M.) W. and teach you a lesson in relation to a life of unspotted purity.D. W.-Built up. \V.D. like the food you eat and the tent you dwell in.M.D.D.-It alludes to the manner in which my hands were placed when I took upon myself the obligation of a Sublime Phremason. you begin..D.M. vVJvI. take your charge to the N.-It has. ( Done: Cando facing W. when making a solemn covenant.M.D.) 64 .) I now present you with this covering of white Lamb-skin.-Have you any other sign? 8. or established.-No. S.-It alludes to the second part of the ancient custom of offering' the second or middle part of the burnt sacrifice.-vVhat is that? S. forgiveness and mercy.lVI.) W.-Ras it a name? S.M.-Well begin. W.-A covenant or cardinal srgn.

that you may be one with him upon all points of fellowship: ankle to ankle.-Stars of the S.) Bro. brought forth in a state of light. ( Ca nd. (They salute at Altar and retire.W. remind him that he stood in the N.. you will retire with your charge.-Stars of the W. S. Temple Visited. perfectly finished cornerstone. upon which this Temple relaid. ) Stars of the E.W. *. and hoped to rest with safety. (All seated. The Overseer or General Inspector. S. and on your return you will conduct him through the sacred enclosure.. (W. remember what the Sublime Master did for you.. J.-Amongst our ancient brethren.• behold your brother. *. Y Ott have seen him clothed with the symbol of external purity and innocence. and neck to neck.. cherish him as a brother. and Grand High Prophet. who-was the Grand High Seer. the surest foundations and was deemed a polished. which S. behold your brother .E. as signal to enter. S. Aid him to stand erect upon the standard measurements of a man. W. Your obligation requires you to never forget this lesson and when you look upon a sinning brother. behold your 'brother. knee to knee. and a promoter of light and intelligence amongst the people.) S.M. behold your brother ! You have seen him presented in a state of darkness. every king was also a High Priest. ttl rned \V estwa rd.Sons a f Light. each monarch was a shepherd and each lineal descendent was descended as a PI-RaH (son of a Pirah) and bore that title over his name. (for there were other Seers 65 . *. J.W.D.) Section 9. show him the path of wisdom. and finally clothe his frailties with the Sublime Apron of you r degree for his own good. and introduced into this Temple as an Enlightened and Sublime Phrernason. give him your best counsel and advice. W. corner upon the highest motives.D. loins to loins. by one whose commandments he had broken.D. and Cando do without ceremony.lVL-*.

their utility to the brotherhood in times of distress. Seers.. as the psalmist says. Chaldea. Like those ancient brethren.." In these. we shall use them in our symbolic journey as a means of recognition and you will have an opportunity of witnessing their potency in times 0 f greatest peril. and the indestructable monumental records of that symbolic nation. S. who is feeling his w~y in search of light. of the blind idols: "They have hands but they feel not. as blind Samson felt for the pillars on which the house rested. and the method of using them in times of doubt and difficulty. Light. or Pi-re. we also work in symbolic and pure Speculative Masonry--our great design. and in all other cases in the V. as Samuel. our Ct. We use the same P.S. High Priests. that moral science might aid practical art. 'Our brethren were known by the general name of Phremasons. wrought in the Temples of Egypt. and were so called from the two ancient words. The Seer. the light. They first worked in the Great Temple of the World.W. They erected the pyramids of Egypt. and W. Priests and Priesthoods generally. was the General Overseer. and the most renowned sacred edifices of past and present timesall were. to make man a good moral and perfect being-but our brethren at a later period.L. to search or feel for blindly. its stony palaces. Phre. Solomon's Temple. by way of eminence. Assyria and other nations of the E. the ancient word Phremason is always used. and in later times. where the blind feel their way. our ancient brethren meant by this significant title. united operative with speculative Phrernasonry. built in agreement with the fundamental land66 . when the dumb language of signs was the only method by which nations and tribes understood each other. or Inspector of all the Schools of Prophets. as were used in that primitive era. and Mason. or as blind Isaac felt to distinguish his two sons-Jacob and Esau--or. They erected the Mosaic Tabernacle. and Gs.and Prophets beside them) was called PI-ROEH.

S. in foundations of strength and eternal durability. intersected by a sacred river.W .E.-Built up.D.-The Creator's Temple has been built up. to indicate harvest time.-V.) Its meaning? S.W. where the J. 67 . A. As it enters in the right side of the enclosed region to fertilize.D.-vVhat is your purpose? S.) S.vV. that he who enters His Temple must have the proper qualifications. S. view the sacred enclosure. which symbolise the four cardinal virtues.B. S. God hath ordained a law. the river is parted into four streams.-To pass the porch. a sheaf of corn suspended from one of the branches of the Immortal Tree.D. enter the middle chamber.) *.-Such being your purpose. you will now prepare to give them when demanded by the presiding officers of the Temple-let us proceed! (They go to the W. We shall now enter a Symbolic Temple.-We are now at the porch in front of the Temple. or a Sublime Phremason. W.. (Two pillars are placed in the centre of the room N.-I ts syrnbo lie meaning? S. Their depth is measured by the four measurements of a man. J Give the pass. when the event occurred.) ]. W. which our Ritual is designed to commemorate. E. where you have a view of an open country.-You are now at the front of the Temple.D.-Bro. before we prostrate ourselves in front of the Holy Name of our Creator as an act of adoration. or established. asks same questions and gives same permission. S. or established.lho comes here? S. they pass to the S. over which all must pass before they can enter the inner and more fruitful districts. as pillars to the porch. On its inner bank is seen the emblem of plenty.\V. it is formed by two massive trees.D. (Done. S.marks of symbolic Phremasonry. W-Advance ! (Done. (They pass to the S. you have my permission to pass. and S.

M. as their names indicate. and the upper galleries are the chambers of light. entrance.D. practice and establishment. let us enter. Boaz is the pillar of knowledge. or gallery.) You will observe that a continuous winding stairway leads from the ground floor to this middle chamber and the galleries above us. descend the opposite end of the middle chamber. and stop. theory and plan. is wider than the one beneath it so that the chambers or galleries increase in width upwards from the middle chamber to the uppermost gallery. sides of the middle pathway.-( Standing. and S. which are widened and enlarged as the Great Light rises above the middle chamber. each placed above the other. (Pass to N.) It is the initial name of God. W.E. turn N. The left hand pillar. Each upper chamber. leading into the sacred enclosure. (They pass between the pillars. you were permitted to enter this sacred enclosure that you might prostrate yourself before that Holy Name. The middle chamber is the pathway of light. A. called HAD-DA-ATH. denotes lives. entrance. entrance.) There is the N. pillar between the pillars. and pass out by the S.. ascend the lowest to the middle chamber. the Being we adore. and Jackin is the pillar of application. and S.stationed at the N. to S. the narrow pathway is the middle chamber itself-it goes round the entire Temple and above it are three side galleries. turn and face E. *. we will pass the N. entrance. then pass round the interior of the Temple. they are symbols of theory and practice. the right hand pillar. (They pass the W.) We will now descend the winding staircase and pass by the S. within the porch. In like manner with Solomon's Temple. leading to and from the Heavenly chambers or side galleries. (They pass the S. denotes Knowledge. Who chastiseth the wicked and rewardeth the 68 . are winding stairs. (Bowing in adoration. and stop.) Bro.B.) S. The plan of this sacred enclosure I will briefly describe: in the vestibule. called RI-IM (RIYIM). head uncovered. or experience.

. As a Sublime Phrernason. 5 and 3 members. I also presented you with the rough and perfect ashlars and a trestleboard. You are now ready to receive the plans of a symbolic Temple. and its officers consist of 7.L. of an Enlightened Phremason. Who moulds the life of the smallest atom and the mightiest world that rolls in space. the ground floor of Solomon's Temple was '60 cubits long and 20 cubits wide. A. plumb and 24 in. V. empowering it to work. giving strength.B. They will be as willing to explain as you are to listen. I presented you with a square. according to the degree worked therein. level. and other implements of Speculative My. wRite I explain to you the symbols of this degree. that you may . as specimens of work required in a symbolic Temple for its foundations and superstructure. aids the weak and pulls down the strong. It has a Charter from the Gd.know how and what to build in strict accordance with your degree as a Sublime Phremason.-Bro.M. Temple. The Temple of a Phrernason is a room. square and compasses. 69 . be seated. Ground floor: the Earth is the ground floor of God's Temple. you are expected to study them at your leisure and to ask the assistance of those whose experience and position have given them favorable opportunities of becoming acquainted with the symbolic and nature and lessons of this degree. or place. exalts the humble and debases the proud. to W. respectively. representing God's Temple in Nature. with a double cubic Altar.Ts. as the vV. gauge. wisdom and beauty to all things as the essential plan of their being. the limits of our monitor will only permit a brief explanation of the incidents and leading symbols. W. In my former lecture to you on Symbolic Phremasonry.. is three times its breadth or diameter.obedient.S. Section 10. Its length in circumference from E. Lecture on the Symbols.

whose sides face the four quarters of the universe. to W. as a symbol. to W. its length from E..or broad. its length from E. It is a perfect square. at other times a starry decked Heaven. is a symbol of the mind of man.N. Whose attributes are equally just and true to all. Square Altar: the square of light..breadth and height. to W. with God's presence in the midst and His Providence ruling over all. is square for a like reason. after a well spent life. its inmost sacred place is cubical. represents an Altar. in breadth from N.. Covering: the covering of the Temple is sometimes a clouded canopy. and is an emblem of Deity. is the measure of its wisdom. It is the dwelling place 0 f the Deity. when the mind is in error.. These are but symbols of the moral Temple within. and denotes the Divine Mind. from its rising in the E. equal ill length. therefore. it denotes a revelation of good and evil-light and darkness-and of the chequered ills and blessings of life. or in a state of gloom and despondency. in the centre of the cheque red foundation. in height from Earth to Heaven. from dearness in the S. whose fire is never quenched. to its setting in the W. human prudence. Whose attributes are equal. whether we live in the E.W. to obscurity in the W.. in the centre of the chequered floor. in which its \ light shone before men equally and with truth and justice to all. or S. His Altar. was three times its breadth-hence the form of a symbolical Temple is an oblong square.. A clouded canopy.. that the fire of love should be the central motive of our actions. in length from E. Love in the centre as a Blazing Star. and in a lower sense. to S. its breadth from N. with chequered truth as a protecting and ornamenting border.. in depth from surface to centre. there' should be no central motive but it. is the measure of its goodness. on the high hills or in the low valleys. arising from evil pas70 . in the highest sense it denotes Providence. to S.

a place of darkness. called Wisdom. whose length. the Sun. calling it night. and we express this fact by excluding everything. and hid from his view. this pathway is never seen. the S.sions or erroneous persuasions. of the universe. sinks into oblivion. being wholly below his horizon and the ground floor of his Temple. because the Sun. Moon and Stars rise in the Eastern quarter. Wisdom to classify and reduce to order. or pillars. Heavenly and Divine. Truth in oblivion. which are images of these truths and embody them in their life. Vegetable. pass the meridian in the Southern quarter. Moon and Stars have no visible pathway therein. the place of ignorance and darkness. The pillars supporting the galleries 71 . and nothing to represent it. Masonically speaking. the E. Geographically. Strength to create and giving form. and a starry decked Heaven. is Truth in light and the N. Lights: the Temple has no lights in the N. because nothing appears there but mystery and darkness. when it is in the light of Truth and knowledge. the W. is goodness rising into life. and Beauty to finish and adorn. set in the Western quarter. Sublime and Perfect Phremasons hope to enter. and of the human mind. Pillars: the Temple is supported by three indestructable columns. is goodness setting into death. and are hid from view in their passage of the Northern quarter. Animal. again. and the three orders of existence in nature: 1\ lineral. where the light of Heaven. breadth and height cannot be measured. Masonically speaking. also three degrees of the mind which receives these truths. which will lead it to that higher Temple which all Enlightened. because it represents that pathway in the Heavens. Galleries: the galleries of the Temple are its three grand orders of Truth: Natural. Strength and Beauty. This cardinal position is. there is no N. which is always beneath the position of the beholder. They are the Pillars of God's Throne. Masonically speaking.

also the three cardinal positions of those powers in the first Masonic day: Sunrise. 5 and 7 steps. The next five steps denote the five principle elements of the universe. Midday and Sunset. The Stairway is an ancient symbol of the steps taken by the Builder to raise his edifice and it embodies the plans and designs of the Deity.. 7 is a symbol of completeness and sufficiency in relation to the labours required. The first three steps denote the creative powers of Deity. and the three officers which constitute a Temple of Perfect Phremasons and preside at these cardinal positions. He laboured in the Divine Work. Water.5. Wisdom and Beauty. Beauty finished and adorned the work. viz: Earth. and fixed the boundaries of Creation implied in the first stage of the three steps. and the foundation stones are the fundamental facts on which the Temple of Truth rests. No. implied by the third and last stage of seven steps. Air. denoting successive stages in the great work of building God's Ternp. Strength brought forth the three cardinal positions. is a symbol of completeness and sufficiency in relation to the materials required. Step by step. No. Master Builder. engaged in the work of creation: Strength. Every gallery is reached 'by this plan and order j 72 . No. at the three stations of the Temple. Fire and Spirit.are the fundamental principles on which all truth rests. Wisdom worked up the elements into classification and order. the seven planets made out of the five elements and the seven officers which constitute a Temple of Enlightened Phrernasons. created by three powers. The last seven steps denote the seven stages of work to complete the labours of our Ct. they also indicate the five officers which constitute a Temple of Sublime Phremasons. Winding Stairs: each gallery has a distinct stairway of 3. is a symbol of completeness and sufficiency in the relation to the ruling principles required. implied by the second stage of five steps.3.e in nature.

Double Cubic Altar. they are set in front as memorial symbols of two fundamental powers which lead and introduce into the Temple. Furniture: the furniture of a Temple consists of the V. and the pathway ·of Light. must we build our moral Temple within. The Bible contains the revealed will and wisdom of the Deity. and they are placed at the ends of the N. unless we take the first three steps. is the way by which the novitiates ascend from the land of darkness and the S. The Bible supplies us with principles of action. The Square is dedicated to the \V. highest objects to advise. Wisdom. perfect integrity. the Square. because the N. ways. like the pil1ars of cloud and fire which led the hosts of Israel.. plans and legitimate spheres of action. Goodness and Truth-which rule by day and night. Pillars of the Porch: the three pillars of the Temple are essentially different from the two pillars of the porch. or in states of intelligence and ignorance. Square and Compasses. Fire and Cloud. and the symbol of his official duty. the plan of action and Beauty. The Compasses are dedicated to the brothers. those of the porch are not creative powers. build up and beautify. which create. theory and practice. with which to limit each successive journey along the pathway of life and are a symbol of their official duty. is that by which they descend from the land of Light. They are called HADDA-A'I'H1 and RI-IM (RI-YIM L and proclaim that knowledge and life. 73 . By a similar plan of production. they are its executive powers and guardians: Theory and Practice. and the Compasses measure the extent of our capacity. Strength supplies the motive of action. The pillars of the Temple are creative powers.L.S.of work.1L as an ancient symbol of perfection. the next five and seven can never be reached. the Altar suggests the most worthy and. The Altar is dedicated to Him as His Throne and Dwelling place among men. work and finish. motives. and S. the executive ability to embody both motive and plan with success.

We have described the elementary principles of a symbolic Temple. Its truths. 740 . and demand their introducing qualifications from all who ask permission to enter therein. which are of every kind. It was designed to teach us the same lesson as this beautiful symbol. were decorated with their images. the cheerfulness of the Vine. the purity of the Lotus Lily. It admits of every variety of plan and pattern. within and without. enclosing a select place where the sacred rites of worship are performed. we have presented you with the fundamental principles which enter into the conception and plan of a symbolic Temple. symbolizing the garden of God which is full of Wisdom. and the perfect beauty of the Iris. Strength and Beauty. to denote purity and plenty. with the firm endurance of the Oak. and its walls. as a Pillared Temple.truth and goodness. the upright resolve of the Cedar. spring up like groves around our sacred Temple. the fatness. decorated with Pomegranates. which was in the garden of God. Groves were favorite places with the ancients. but none can be symbolic whose essential elements are placed without regard to that arrangement of parts which we have explained in this lesson. whilst on its pillars were sculptured images of the Lily. Wisdom and Beauty spring up and luxuriate in stately grandeur and fruitfulness. strength and nourishment of the Papyrus. the whole forming a beautiful representation of a sacred grove. The Temple of Solomon was built of the wood of three valuable trees. vVe thus close our explanation of the symbols of this degree. consisting of groves. introduce the children of men through the portals of God's Temple. of the Olive tree. the fruitfulness of the Fig tree. that our sacred worship should be where the trees of every variety of Strength. as understood by our ancient brethren. and reserved exclusively for this purpose.

of greeting you as a Sublime Phremason. Let not a word pass unheeded. as an All Wise. hut you must also understand their highest reference and application to the building up of that Sublime Moral Temple which the symbols of this degree are eminently designed to teach. This name will ever remind you that you must not only study thelessons which the light of these degrees will reveal to you. and a diligent study of the origin. and thereby become Enlightened. In concluding my explanation of the symbols of this degree. or any previous knowledge. in which you may worship and adore the Almighty. character and design of these ancient symbols as vestiges of that-primitive and most ancient of all religions.M. you will take care to so build up your char- acter. Whose Majesty is enthroned in the sunny firmament with the clear blue heavens for a throne. or a symbol pass unnoticed. they are full of instruction and unfold the wonders of the universe. opinion or prejudice withdraw your attention. on behalf of the Tern':' pie. they display the wonderful works and sublimities of Creation by mystic symbols which have been handed down from generation to generation. The sacred mysteries of the 4 and 5 are worthy of your very highest regard. Charge 5'. and the green earth for a footstool.Section 1 I. rest not satisfied until you understand the lessons and remember the symbols. W. I have the pleasure. and at all times. All Powerful and everpresent Master. Q Q 76 . and when you go hence. which was first revealed to and practiced by our race. and make your earthly dwelling place a delightful Temple. as to act in strict accordance with the pattern now given you.-'In your conduct within and without this Temple. let your reason and judgment be exercised with reflection. As a Sublime Phrernason. the lessons of this degree will teach you to live uprightly with God and man.

. To represent the E. an alarm outside the Northern 76 door.-Sublime the order **. but the work changes a little in Section 5.-On the Level.1L-* * =.W. J. \VJvI. closed in the degree of Sublime Phremason.M.-Bro. our labours. you will declare the same by the ancient sign. =. (All rise. Candidate's alarm.\V. V. YV. IV. **.vV..) see (Note: The remainder previously on page 56. l·W. S. and J. S.. (All give the due guard and sign of the 4" and 5". (Done.Section 12. ( Done. S.-Bro.) \V .-WJvI.M.D.) Brethren! a tterul to the signs. how should Sublime Phremasons meet In the South? J.-Bro. The introductory part 1-4 is therefore given in full in the 4° and omitted in S° and 6°-which commence at Section 5.S. enforced without delay. S. .W. Phremasons will please retire.L. Bro. Closing.NI.W. how should Enlightened Phremasons meet in the West? S. opened at Genesis Chap.-On the Plumb. Bros.) S. Candidate's Alarm.. two limbs of the Compasses on two limbs of the Square-two limbs of the Ecliptic over two limbs of the Equator-the place of greatest light or longest day.~II.D.W.) W. Candidate to give *** slowly on (The Steward instructs Northern door. inform the Tyler that I am about to close this Temple in the 5" of Sublime Phremasons and tyle accordingly.-So let us meet and act when we resume I now declare this Temple No. \V.. W.. No te: The first four Sections 0 f Ri tua I are th e same in each degree.) of the closing ceremony is the same as given 6° PERFECT PHREMASON. S.W.

D. S.W. S. the alarm is given by . Bros. but I will give it for him.D.) S. S.1I.M.-Has he complied with our regulations. D.) W.B. received and elevated with the usual ceremonies. A..) W. (Done. a 'Sublime Phrernason.-Challenge and report. do you vouch for his worthiness and qualifications? Steward-I do. (Closes door and without moving addresses:) W..D. S. (Questions and answers given as before. S. Steward. S. Stewards.-By what sign shall we know him to be pledged and enrolled ? Steward-By the pass.-Bro.-I tis.D .-He has the necessary qualifications.. and is feeling in search of greater Masonic light. S.D.M. Temple in darkness.D.-Has he the pass? Steward-He has not..-What is the cause of his aIann? Steward-He is in Masonic darkness. is this search an act of your own and freely chosen? Cand.Bro.M. I will make known his request to the Master of the Temple and return with his decision. and opens door.) Who comes here? Steward-Bro. ". attend to your duty. S. enrolled and prepared? Steward-He has.) 77 . A..D.-Bro.-The pass is right.(Knocks as previous. (The two Stewards attended at the door. steps to Altar and gives sign of a Perfect Phremason __ and pass __. been duly pledged.-Advance and give the pass' (S.D.B. a Sublime Phremason. it is my wBl and pleasure that he be admitted.B. A.D.

D.Section 6. (Cand. is attained in this degree. A. receive and elevate are you ready to proceed? S.-Bro.D..) W.-Bro.-(Placing left point of compasses on left breast. in the 50.. in the 60.. A. or left of the Temple. S.B. Steward! attend well to your charge. The moral of this impression on your right arid left breasts is to teach you that the full measure of light which we can give you. with the points of the compasses opened to their utmost limit and pressing on your right and left breasts. side of the Altar they halt and address given as previously. thus. and it pleasure.. in the 50. to W.M. advance and fear no danger. I receive you in the E. It gives you the longest day and shortest night 0 0 . or right of the Temple. and as this season of greatest light extends across the entire breast of the earth. been made known to the accords with his will and admit. . A. or middle of the Temple. by W.M. or you are capable of receiving. the 6 you are received in the E. (Cand. you were received in the S. your request has Master of this Temple. so this degree ought to extend across your entire breast to the full measure of its capacity from right to left. Bro. led to N.. in ancient form. to the full measure of its capacity from E.-Bro.B. thus (pressing) with the angle of middle of compasses pressing on the middle of your breast.. his place of reception is in the East.-I am. page 34. to E. 78 . and S. In this. Admitted . The N..) Bro. (pressing) with the point of the unopened compasses pressing on your left breast.B. Cand. (pressing) thus. and the E. Candidate S. the impressions made upon your body are symbols of the impression made upon your mind: in the 4 you were received in the W. led from N.D..) W. was selected as the most appropriate position for your reception in the 4 the S. 0 . he has ordered us to you with the usual ceremonies.

1 and 2. S. 12.B. *. to open your eyes to its full blaze of symbolic glory. and have been received in the E. W. ***.-Bro. A.D.W. W.W. Pages 32-33.. Be it. you have passed the Rite of Induction. ].B. by advancing in ancient form.M. 5.. Cando led to the E. Further and higher you cannot go. mark well the incidents which follow. Round. 3 and 4. by S.-The pass is right.-You are influenced by the light of the South. 2nd Round. V. a sacred duty. in ancient form. a Sublime Phremason.D . Section 7. *.6 and 7. in 3 rounds. Round. A. ].) W. proceed on your pilgrimage. ].W. W. and feeling his way in search of greater Masonic Light. V.M. Verse 1-7..w.W. and repeat.W. \V. in search of increasing light. the first 79 .-He is in Masonic darkness. at j. reads Ecclesiastes.-Bro. WJvL -. W. henceforth..B. ]..-Is this search an act of your own and freely chosen? Cand.M.M.. A. W. where darkness is equal to light. Canciidatea Search for Light.11. as at page 37.M. V.M. in order to attain that fullest measure like those Heavenly Orbs. where light has its longest day and darkness its shortest night. 3rd. (They pass to W.-vVhat is the cause of the alarm? S. W. S. (etc.D.W... Chap.-I tis. and N. (Questions and answers as before. the opportunity is given you. ***. ***.-Who comes here? S. The fullest Masonic measure and degree will now be given you. S. a Sublime Phrernason.D.1L **.-Who comes here? S. I will now instruct you how to approach the E. **.and ought to fill the full measure and capacity of your breast towards all mankind. in a condition and place which imply the fullest measure of Masonic Light. Rite of the Wanderer. S. 1st.W. thence to E.W.) ].-Bro.W. =.

the pillar of Beauty in the South..) On being brought forth as a Son of Light.M. and re-affirm in your obligation.ivL) W. you will then know in what degree the Temple is opened and what sign. for in the E. repeated. light has its longest season and its longest day. (Cand. page 40.M. the ancient essentials of a Temple: Compasses. you behold. and the Cando is taken to W. of Altar. as indicated by the Square and Compasses on the Altar. W.-Step forward with the left Ioot.B. On entering the Temple you must look at the arrangement of the Jewels upon the Altar. and take upon yourself the O.. and steps taken as if crossing from Sec's table to front of \V.-Bro. You will now be taken to the Altar. to give the VV. (Addresses repeated. Address by W.M. place the heel of the right in the hollow of the left. therefore. page 39. also the three great pillars of the Temple: the pillar of Strength in the E.Your right and left hands resting on the Great Light. repeated. as given in the two preceding degrees. (Pledge to Brethren. step forward with the left foot.M. The limbs of the Compasses are over the limbs of the Square 80 ... repeated.. by advancing in ancient form by the third series of three steps.three steps in the E. Square and Altar. for the 3rd time. page 39. where you will renew your pledge. repeated.. step forward with the right foot. place the heel of the left in the hollow of the right.E. beyond these steps you cannot go in search of light in a symbolic Temple. A.) W. place the heel of the right to the heel of the left. placed in S. . (Pledge to God. which is by kneeling on both knees. right and left hands uplifted. you have now been instructed how to approach the E.) You will now kneel in due form. the pillar of Wisdom in the W. Right of Illumination.B.. forming the angle of a square.11. Rite of Obligation and Illumination. page 40. pages 38-39.. (Note i) Section 8. of a Perfect Phremason.

D.-What is that? S. gives the three steps slowly in the W. place the C.M. 41. S. of the burnt sacrifice when making a solemn covenant. and each demands in succession:) Who comes here? W. and S. (S. Your presence at the Altar is not in due form. (S. Brother. and the Sign. In order that you may know that you are a Perfect Master Builder. S.W. Bro. for the Master's use.-Give the sign. congratulate you on 'being raised to a Brotherhood of this perfect degree.A1. therefore. due guard and sign of a Brother.) *. to signi f y that the rite of ASAR~' or the binding obligation now holds him to us by the threefold sacred tie of a Brother.-You must never approach the Altar without giving the salutation.) W. your further advance is challenged by the three calls in the E. or third part.D. Due Guard and Sign of a Perfect Phremason.. *.W..M.D. repeated and W. has he the Sign? S. to the third part of the ancient custom of offering the lower limbs.) (W. but I wiU give it for him.M. as you are uninstructed in the tests.-He has it not.M. A rise.M.D.-A due Guard.D. (Exhortation p. you will now approach the Altar with the step of a Brother of this degree.W. I have now the pleasure of extending to you the hand of Fellowship and on behalf of this Temple. they are taken towards the Altar from the S.-Its allusion? 8] . return to E. three times around his body.) The Eastern pathway is set apar t You will now observe me approaching you along that pathway with the Step. *.W. *.. W. Bro. W.D. ]. your conductor will answer for you. T.D. repeated by Cando who stands to the right of the S.. and Cando do so. the Due Guard to the way in which your hands were placed in solemn obligation. ( ) The step of three movements alludes to the position of Square and Compasses on the Altar. S.-they are always 50 in this degree.

Bra S..D. vV.-Bro. and he to the craft present.W. \V. ( Giyes cardi nal or covenant sign. W.M-The Temple is called from labour.-What is that? S.D. and Cand.D.D.-1 have.-It alludes to the third part of the ancient custom of offering the third or lower part of a burnt sacrifice when making a solemn covenant. it is my order that we cease labour and partake of refreshment and.D. (S..-Syllable it with me? S.D.D.D.M.M. with the usual festivities.-The pass is right ***.D. W. and when suitably reclothed.M. S.M. S.-Bro.D.-Brethren..M.-Spel1 the pass. you will now retire with Bro.S.M. W.M. it is the order of the W. S.) W. vV.-Agreed. we will now celebrate the feast of Tents. (etc).B.M that we now cease labour t (etc).-Give the pass.-Have you a pass? S. you begin.-Well. W. or Tabernacles..D.W. you will communicate this order to the l.-The cardinal or covenant sign. S. salute and retire. W. that _we now cease labour.lVI.-I have. that they may have due and timely notice to act accordingly.-I did not so receive it. l. return and join in our festivities. it is the order of the W. J.~1. W.-You must begin.-Nor can I so impart it. A. be ready to act promptly at the ancient call in the E.M. S.-Have you any other sign? S. W.-Its allusion? S.) W.-No..W.D .M.. W.W. 82 .M. S.. in the S. in agreement with the ancient custom. begin.W.M..-It alludes to the manner in which my hands were placed when I took upon myself the Obligation of a Perfect Phremason. to the hall from whence you came.

's seat. the people assembled. Cando in ]. an idea of the Great Master Builder's 83 . sitting. and proceed to the Temple with your thanks offerings. which the first race of men used in their solemn assemblies. Assemble brethren.) W.Section 9. which began the ancient new year.~L. giving him proper] ewe! to wear. Candidate and S.D.) The work of building God's Temple. by our brethren assembling at the close of the Harvest on the day of the Autumnal crossing. pass round once. who remain seated. as a model ritual of perfection. Leave your tents and festivities.-*. the eighth is a sacred day.) W. S. members are at ease. this feast of Tents is the feast of the Builders. so as to embody. (All seated. which was celebrated in the first ages of the world.-Sons of Light. it is . it records the labours of the Supreme Master Builder. W. or solemnity. The work of this primitive Ritual formed a sacred festival. are admitted without being challenged. as if keeping the feast of Tents with festivity.D. and in groups.W.W.-***-***-*. discussing or conversing without constraint. S. except W. The first day of the feast was one of seeming confusion and disorder. The eighth day was Sabbath and known as a solemn assembly. and _Cando join in.M. formed the primitive and original' Ritual upon which all others.'s seat.my order that this greatest and most perfect Assembly of you ancient brethren shall be held this day. and J. have been based. and it is set apart for the solemn work of representing that primitive work of the Great Architect. you have celebrated this feast of Tents for seven days. S.D.1I. in his own labours.W. gathered branches of trees wherewith to build a tent and during the next six days dwell therein with festivities and rejoicings. (All seated.M. places Cando in J. however ancient they may be. Solemn A~l!Iembly Opened. in six periods. you are called from festivity to labour. and proceed in due form! (All rise and form procession. It was the custom of every man to erect his own tent.

and our ancient brethren selected it.~1. It had no covering. Palestine.) I now 84 . The tent was constructed of trees. and Wardens remain seated. and the dews of Heaven faIl through it. This ancient usage of erecting the Tent and Sacred Temple. is represented in our Ritual by depriving the Candidate of all mineral and metallic substances before he enters the Temple. according to ancient custom. or used in its construction. none were permitted to enter. Syria. erected in the wilderness by Moses. for the ceremony of opening Temples. shall be held this day-on this day shall the Altar be dedicated and thanks offering presented thereon. It is my order that this most great and perfect assembly of Builders. brethren. He held the feast. King Solomon selected it as the most appropriate for opening and dedicating his Temple. It was erected without the sound of hammer 'being heard or iron tool used in it. ***. It had four sides. without tools. as the most appropriate. The Tabernacle. so arranged as to require no other support. with either tools for construction or instruments for destruction. so were those in use among our ancient brethren in Egypt. was made after the same model. The sound of hammer or iron tool was not heard in it. so that this wise and faithful Cd. with its entrance on the Eastern side. India and in every ancient nation at the earliest period in human history. or dedicating Altars and Shrines to the Deity. It was the most celebrated feast of the year. Solomon followed this ancient usage. for seven days. that the starry canopy above might be seen. go round once. and proceed in due form. or Holy Tent. when he built his magnificent Temple on Mount Moriah. because it was designed after the model of the Supreme Master Builder's Temple in Nature.work. (All rise and forming a procession. W. Master opened and dedicated his Temple in conformity with our ancient Masonic usage and the requirements of our ancient and primitive Ritual. Assemble. During its erection.

D. Slave.declare this solemn assembly of Builders opened in due form.W. (S. to proceed to the Altar and take a prominent part in the work of dedication. due guard __ and sign __. Hairams Death. *.M.-~Iaster Hairam.-Bro. does as directed. and when done.D. let us proceed..D. on the left of HAIRA.) Bro. signify it by rising.-Bro. A.B. Master.B. A. W. you represent our Gd. thy living offering is accepted. Master Hairam. faces East. chair. Teacher..B. the name means. A. the name means. to' make mischief and do injury. "V. Deacon and candidate go to the Altar and give salutation.. and complete 85 . to cause to do evil.its dedication.\V. rises when done. all facing E. you will also present your thanks offering upon the Altar at . thy lifeless offering is rejected. HAIRA goes first to the Altar. then returns to his position in front of S. W. agitate and oppress.) S.) \V.) Sons of Light! this day of free will offering is now closed. Ruler. raise up and take or carry away.-(Addressing Can. A.M. Craftsman. silent or oral. it was the custom of the Grand Master whom you now represent. (HAIRA goes first to the W. you will kneel on both knees. and stand in front of S. Labourer.. and standing in front of S. and Cando salute with due guard and sign. ***. distrust.-Bro. Servant.D. due guard __ and sign __ of a Perfect Phremason. Craftsman Haira. (Cand.B. place both hands upon the Jewels of the Altar. and alongside the S. and retire to their station in front of S. Haira is an Obed. in this. and Conductor. in order to indicate a perfect reliance upon your Maker. then S. (All rise..D.) S. then offer up a prayer. ( A 11sea ted. the closing ceremony of your elevation. ) Hairarn is a Ro-aih. (They go to the W. W. Overseer. as you prefer.) (N ate: Section 10. and alongside BAIRA.) S. in ]. to lift or heave up. gives the salutation.

M. Haira stand to the right of Candidate. Masters of Music. A Phremason is one who blindly feels his way in search of light. therefore.your symbolic character as a Phrernason.) Master Hairarn. from me. I am known as the possessor and tradition sets forth that my parents destined me to become the inheritor and possessor of the Sacred Word. as a representative of our Cd. and tradition sets forth. and should evil assail you. and take you away to a place of safety and rest. and . the Sacred Word was to be given to every Craftsman. we are alone. and turns round. looking Southward.you be overcome of all. which quickly passeth away.) W. which they have laboured long and patiently to obtain. for the last time. (The S.-Bro. and the Craftsmen have not obtained the promised word. Master Hairarn. hoodwinked by S. the Temple is now finished. Thou are known as the Vanisher. rest assured. you will again submit yourself. you will pursue the course that has been ordained and. and in accordance with your symbolic character. From this day forth I am resolved to have a higher preeminence as a Master Craftsman. that thou art like a vanishing vapor. In me the Labourers and Craftsmen were to find a deliverer and.B. When thou art gone the Craftsman will disperse and travel over 86 . (Cand. under me are the Builders of Tents. to have your eyes covered in the usual way. A.D. and the time has now come when this tradition shall find its fulfillment. takes him by the arm. His right hand will still be ready at the appointed time to Raise you up.) Haira-( To Cand. and Instructors of every Craftsman. that the Being who exalted you and gave you the symbolic name you bear. and in the grounds outside the Temple. fear no evil. should misfortune overtake you and ever track your footsteps he will be with you. where I am the Master Craftsman. will watch over and bless your labours.D. which was promised them. in brass and iron.

without the Sacred Word whereby they could obtain work and wages as Master Craftsmen. Haira-I have foreseen this occasion. S. Haira-( Seizes Cand. or from henceforth thy life of glory shalt vanish away. it is incommunicable. There is no reason for dispute between thee and me. entitle me to its possession.-(Answers for Cand. I leave 'the outer courts and lands of the Temple to thy Craft. and have preeminence.D. as a Craftsman.-Our work is accepted by our life. by shoulder. I must have it from thee. Haira-For thee. My birthright. nor can it so be received. that thou wouldst cross the Southern threshold and pass Eastward. which we cannot gh'e to another. and thy destiny. and to preeminence-why should thy work as a Master Craftsman be accepted and mine rejected? S. We shall best perform our appointed duties by mutually assisting each other in the work assigned us: my future course will be to the South and East. and the right by promise of the Secret Wont of a Master Mason. 87 . If thou doest good.D. thou shall not go until thou givest me my birthright. my birthright and promise. here and now.D.D.-It cannot so be given. to accord with tradition.) Because it was more excellent and complete. and thy work wiII then be the mark of perfection. must instantly die. yet the word itself can not be given. mine was perfect. thou wilt be advanced. Thy work was sublime.-Although mine. no one possessing it can give it and live-for he who gives it. S. and will die with me. and I dispense its virtues.) I will have it. why should thy work be accepted and mine rejected? Thou hast the word which makes thy work accepted and perfect. as r have already done in the West. S. for I knew try traditional vanity. where I shall offer up my devotions to the Author of all good.the earth as wandering era ftsmen.

) J abal-M y name is Jabal. (Draws his hand down the middle of the breast from neck to bowels. S. if thou doest good. Haira-e-Then.-It cannot be given. like them. and W. Jabal-Then die. who met thee at the S. hurries Cando to E. where:) Jubal-My name is jubal . where he is seized by:) Jubalcain-My name is Jubalcain. for dwellings and tents.must be given here.. give me the Secret Word of a M. (Taps Cando gently on forehead with his fist-not a blow. S.-The Craftsmen of the Temple are worthy and deserving. or thy life shall vanish away. seizes Cand. S. Juba1cain-The Craftsmen are tired of waiting for the promised Secret Word : their work is rejected in the Tern88 Haira-It . Jabal and Jubal.. D. Jabal waiting at S.-It must not be given. ( Draws his hand across his throat. We seek preeminence as Master Workrnen . I am Master Abi of every Craftsman in brass and iron.-I cannot give it thee.D.D. hurries Cando by N. thy life shall vanish away. takes Cando to "V. it will be accepted. and the different mechanical occupations required in and about the Temple are dependent upon my skill. I am Master Abi of every Craftsman of music. and thou will obtain the preeminence thou seekest. stations. I am Master Abi (see note at end of this section) of every Craftsman in wood. obtain our wages. S. S. or thy life shall pass away. the arts of agriculture and architecture. Craftsmen will raise against thee on every hand. Jubal-Then die.D. give me the Secret Word of a Master. and thy work is complete and perfect.D. S. and it shall be given now. neither canst thou take it.D. and of those Master Craftsmen. give us the Secret Word. S. that we may be placed upon an equality with the Craftsmen in the Temple and. Die. and E.NL.D. to S. from henceforth.

and vain. by W. here is a spot due E. to S. We will hide him in the rubbish 0 f the South and reassemble at low twelve.W. not one of whom could ever be induced to betray their secrets. and lay him S. carry away his body a westerly course from the Temple to the foot of the highest hi11. Jubalcain only comes to Altar and calls softly:) Jabal. and here will we bury him..) Companions.) JubaIcain-Cornpanions.E.pie.D. "Here") : Jubal. (Draws his hand across the bowels. converse at low breath. the time agreed upon. Haste! his absence from the Temple will soon be discovered by the Craftsmen.) are now at the foot of the hill. they re-assemble. (Answered. because It lacks the confer. we have slain the G.l\L of the Temple "Hairam Abi". we will follow in the footsteps of darkness. we must act at once or daylight will be upon us. station. and there lay him in the sands of the sea at low flood time. by one entire circuit. or thighs: the cando is forced over without a blow and the canvass quickly folded over him. Jabal and Jubal-Agreed. life shall be S. (Answered. the light of day has almost overtaken us. perfection which this secret knowledge would hence they seek employment in the Temple in the last of my race. and "Y. and S.-It they know not the Secrets of their Craft. ( They bury and cover him. Bell strikes 12 slowly. by N. or thy taken from thee. and morning might discover our terri89 JubaIcain-We . (They carry him to the S. (They carry him to the "V.) 'Tis low twelve. Juba1cain-Then die. shall not be given. I am not escape.!\tL's secrets-haste. and f rom me thou canst give me the Secret "Yard of a Master. without obtaining that which we and the Craftsmen outside the Temple have striven in vain from time immemorial to obtain bv force. or join in this honorable conspiracy to obtain forceable possession of the C. "Here". close by altar.

(All rise.M.-What is the cause of the alarm? S. S. our safety lies in concealment. (1-Iembers all in confusion. and there are no signs of his presence in the Temple.-Our Gd. the name is not Hiram. *.) (Note: The name Hiram A bit is unfortunate.-Make a thorough search in the Temple.D. W. but Crnrarn. V.-Bro. send up your chief Nooach. ) A thorough search has been made.) S. and of his presence in the Temple.W. (Note: he rested) the waterman.M.D... Chap. IV.-***.. S... and faces S. nor of the cessation of confusion and darkness.) Chief of the Builders in the W.ble secret. and reports. noises still heard. (Nooach rises in the vv. Hairam's Death Discovered. you are 90 . The word "Abi" should be sounded like the first part of the word Abi-athar. and Craftsmen pursue their labours without profit or pleasure. (They hide in separate places. Jabal and Jubal-Agreed. The difference is this: "(hiram" means devoted. Hairam Abi is missing from the Temple.) Section II. 16. summon the chiefs of Hairam's band of workmen. In the original. S.M. as if spelt Aby.M.) S. "Hiram" means to be lifted up and cause to be taken away. artificer or craftsman-Hiram's father's craftsman.) Craftsmen.W. zealous.D. It there means his father's servant. S. an alarm in the Temple with the Builders and Craftsmen.-Your order shall be obeyed.D. II Chron. 11.( Passes once round. W. V. Compare II Chron.. for the word "Abif" means "his father"-with the masculine singular affix. see if there be any signs of the cessation of confusion and darkness. in every case where the name is given. none of his designs can be seen on the earth's trestleboard. for every day he placed new designs on the trestleboard. Chap. here let us remain until darkness again hides us from observation. W.W.W. (All seated.-W. M. or seafaring man of the West. 13.. who were last in the Temple-due West. where it is used.

and we fear that three ruffians-Master Abi of Craftsmen not employed in the Temple. except as a free gi f t to the deserving. was last seen in the Western Mansion of the Temple. the Master Abi over Craftsmen not admitted into the Temple.. the utmost limit to which the wicked followers of Haira can go. let none enter thy task of peace without my permit. I. we twelve were asked successively by the Craftsman Haira.M. the watch word of the wicked is S ibboleth. to assist in forcibly demanding the Master's Word from our G.M. have been chiefs of the Temple from the beginning. which means: the great flood or overwhelming waterfall at harvest time. is now brought before me-the Temple is filled with violence through them. going Northwards.. \Ve have all been true and faithful.-'Nhere is the Grand testimony f Hairam _Nooach-W. just and upright.' W.M. is Shibboleth. (Nooach salutes and retires. the little flood which can be overcome-our P.summoned salutes. and we knew and always confessed the impossibility of obtai ning it. which means. W. Our C. Nooach-Your order shall be" obeyed.-The watch word of the good and faithful is Shibboleth. who have been chiefs of the Temple.M. I wiIl issue orders for their capture and destruction.) 91 .M.) In the E. will find favor at my hands.-Thou and thy predecessors. (Nooach Master turns to the Altar and Abi-give thy W. I "am the last of a line of twelve chiefs who were Master Abi in the Temple. and my eleven companions.1v1. and we confess this great sin and openly proclaim our own innocence. and sons of the seventh and last chief of Haira's band-have aided him in the execution of his wicked deSIgn.W.

our names are Jabal. when will you sail? Nooach-At the rising of the tide. putting in his cargo with haste. Jabal-We must go with him to the South. in the North ***. who and whence are you? Jubalcain-We are Craftsmen from the interior. and have been ordered by the Supreme Master to let no one enter the "Peace Boat" without his permit. 'tis said that the River of Life will soon rise to an unusually high flood tide.) J ttbaIcain-Companions. you cannot take passage in the Peace Boat. there is none other to take us. the land of obscurity and plunge deeper into darkness. ] ubalcain-W e will pay thee well for the passage. it is now the time of the greatest darkness-tow twelve-today the river of life begins to rise to a high Roodtide. Jabal-Whither shalt we go and find a safe retreat? Jubal-Let us escape from the country to the South.. ***. Jubal and Jabal-To Ethiopia. Jubalcain-Here is Nooach. Attempted Escape of the Ruffian~. jubal. strangers. and the event is at hand. Jubal and Juba1cain. ].Section.) Nooach-Stand aside. 12. Jubalcain-To Ethiopia. Nooach-That is the password of conspirators.W. *** (Lights lowered down: Ruffians assemble in the W. to Nooach-You are shipping cargo in haste. the waterman of the W. let the cargo go on board. Nooach. Juba1cain-The time is then at hand. chair.' we three desire passage in thy "Peace Boat" to Ethiopia. an unusually high tide has been long proclaimed.W. Nooach-'Tis well. Nooach-I am an incorruptible waterman. 92 . ***.-Your password? Jubalcain-Sibboleth. (They pass Westward and confront Nooach in S.

W. The only passenger boat is 98 .. three South. divide them into parties. he has supplied me with a list of those who have such permission. without a permit from the Supreme Grand Master. a deed of darkness has been done. none can sail without a permit. Chiefs of the Temple. you are ordered to seize the ruffians when found. we wiJI pay thee well. Master.. West Party-Let us make direct for the W. and a distinction must now be made between good and bad.) It is the order of your W. or enter the "Boat of Peace" at flood tide. thing. has been slain by three ruffian Craftsmen who expected to extort the secrets of the Craft.. Death of the Ruffians.) Companions. escape therefrom is impossible. three East. S. and our absence from the interior has been discovered. 3 S. and 3 N. or event pass unnoticed or -unchallenged and give them orders to seize the ruffians when found.. Nooach-You cannot enter it.W. just and unjust.-***. Master Hairam Abi.-Bro. Juba1cain-(Aside. our purpose is now known. three West and three North. assemble. (All rise. our Cd.. or take passage without having the pass. (The three hide in the West. The River of Life is swelling to a high flood tide. let us flee into the interior.~r..JubaIcain-Corne! Come! Let us have a passage. (12 assemble round the West. you will divide yourselves into parties-3 E.) Chiefs of the Temple. Let no spot escape their inspection. and thereby obtain work and wages like Craftsmen of the Temple. in search of our Gd. 3 W. the deed is known.M. in search of our Gd. send twelve reliable Craftsmen. we must remain in the land. no one can pass out of the land. S. that I send 12 reliable Craftsmen.) Section 13. nor any person. known only to our craft in the Temple. W. Chiefs of the Temple. Master. an embargo has been laid on the shipping.

or the dwel1ing places of murderers and ruffians. N ooach-I must away with the tide.M. caverns. and an unusual voyage and cargo of provisions is his standing order of the day. holes and hiding places-Make diligent search and call at low breath. Haira. (Loud voices heard) 'Hark t voices bewailing their fate J we are in the habitations of robbers. doubtless we shall find them in the low country of the interior. their names are Jabal. They turned aside into the interior. let us enquire.commanded by N coach. they were not allowed to enter the Peace Boat". if they have appeared upon the coast. who conspired against our Grand Master Hairam Abi. from the Gd. Jabal-Our ancient leader. their size and appearance prove them to be men of renown. Master of the II 94 . They are profane and reject the Supreme Master's authority.W.'s chair.) Here he is. a high flood tide has long been predicted. As they had not the authorized pass word. the descendents of the sons and daughters of the two contending races of Craftsmen-Hairam and Haira. (Spokesman turns to Nooach. conspired to extort the Secret Word of a M. Here are the rocks. who and whence are you? Spokesman of the West Party-We are in search of three chief ruffians. and sail without permit? . Spokesman-Let us return inward. my "Peace Boat" is laden with a valuable and select cargo. Nooach-Three ruffians have applied to pass out of the land and go to Ethiopia by the "Boat of Peace". They belong to a class of men who have long been famous in the land for their exploits. so they hastily entered into the interior. standing in front of S.) Why in such haste with thy cargo? Seekest thou to escape from the embargo. he will know something of the ruffians. the property of our Supreme Master. the waterman. indicating their guilt. but now only known for their deeds of violence and represented themselves to be reliable Craftsmen from the interior. (To Nooach. evidently seeking to escape. J ubal and J uba1cain.

and go to Ethiopia. and lastly the voice of Juba1cain (page 95). (As on page 94. the water man. Jubalcain-We hid him in the rubbish. etc. we applied to Nooach. At length we came to the rocky caverns. in the sands of the sea at low flood time.) Party-W. he replied that three giant ruffians had applied to pass out of the land. our order is to seize the ruffians when found. when we heard the voice of Jabal exclaim (page 94). (They rush upon and seize them. they are men of renown. We listened attentively.M. and as we were preparing to examine them. and with haste. as he passed our stations at the Gates of the Temple.. in the South. in anticipation of a long protracted flood. seize and bind them. we three struck the fatal blow which slew him. strong. whom we found hastily shipping provisions and a select cargo. by the "Boat of Peace"-their size and appearance proved them to be. at low twelve. we agreed to return inward and make diligent search in the country. to oppress and do evil. when asked whether anyone had passed that way. met him. holes and hiding places of robbers. he struck the first blow! he caused from the right way.skill overcome their desperate resistance. desperate and wicked. we heard loud voices bewailing their fate. as we were searching the Western divisian.) Upon receiving this information. and struck the three fatal blows. Jubal and Jubalcain-they confess their guilt. and by superior .Temple. upon hearing their 95 West . murderers and ruffians. but our cause is just and we fear no evil-we will rush upon them. the sin of his death is upon us. carried him to the West and buried him at the foot of the highest hill. us to depart Jubal-We joined the conspiracy. roughly force them to the East. West Party-These are the voices of the three ruffiansJabal. Jubal (page 95).

W.M. the penalty has been inflicted. is deemed equally guilty and punished accordingly. Jabal. ] ubal.. Answer the charge of conspiracy and murder as set forth in your confessions.M. It is my order that you be taken hence.M. W. or his life.confessions. 96 . Guilty or not Guilty? (Jabal. and aids its accomplishment.-W.-Worthy and reliable Craftsmen. met and struck him at the first station in the South.-~Tis well! so let the wicked be punished for their misdeeds. and the descendents of a murderous progenitor. The Word he refused to give.-JubaIcain. your skill and success shall not go unrewarded.) ]. we rushed upon them. equally guilty. ending in the three ruffian brothers. shall have no inheritance among men. bury them in the sands of the sea at low watermark. W. met and struck at the third station in the East. profane and impious wretches.-Impious wretches! you know the ancient law. J ubalcain. jubal and Jubalcain! servants and slaves of a wicked generation. Jubal and JubaIcain successively answer Guilty. and the full penalty inflicted. Away with thern . we struck the fatal blows which killed him-the sin of his death is upon us. therefore. being the third and last born. Away with them. thou hast heard this report of the pursuit and confession of thyself and confederates-give thy testimony as the chief conspirator.M. ( The order is executed and the party returns. Jubalcain-Jabal being the first born. ) W. This penalty is enforced with the intent that the race of Haira. that he who conspires to murder. You are. We three conspired to extort the Secret Word of a Master : we demanded the Secret Word. being the second born.M.D. met and struck him at the second station in the West : and I. seized and bound them and brought them hither for your disposal.

let tlS hope the storm is over and will not return.-No signs by way of the North. Nooach in S. FIoodtide and Search for Hairarn. The shore is covered with Zithim. We have outlived the storm. and the waterfall has been terri fico Our precious cargo. the high flood tide has passed. bu t the lowering tide has left our "Boat of Peace" resting on this N . with the two deacons. the seashore and land adjacent can now be explored. passes to the S. N ooach-Make diligent search the second time. repeating. all the shrubs have shot forth new branches. all the shrubs have shot forth new branches.'s chair. the seashore and land adjacent can now be explored..E. the shore is covered with Zithim. S. which has been of unusual length and severity. the high flood tide has passed away. ban k. Nooach-Bro. with his back to the Altar.D. (The J.) Nooach-Companions. Here is a new and beautiful Olizeth-I will retain it as a token.Section 14. 97 . (S.E.D . the high flood tide has been fully equal to what the old prediction sets forth. we have carried out the orders of W. make diligent search in the way of the N. and see what signs are visible of the disappearance of high tide.\V. however. Bro. and see what signs are visible of the total disappearance of the high tide. S.D.-No sign by way of the South. Master.D.-· Companions. are sitting in the W. and returns same way.. Here is a new and beautiful Olizith-I have returned with it as a token.D.) S. make diligent search by way of the S. passes to the N.W. and back. is sa fe. (N ooach and three others.) J.) The storm is over.-( Stopping at the S. (Return to the West.) S.D. and drift along the whole coast in search of suspicious vessels and sea crafts which might be aiding the escape of the ruffians concerned in the death of our Gd. tidings by the way of the South. to enter the "Boat of Peace" in the South..D.D.M. J.

Hairarn.-Repeat them. you will both return to your places in the Temple.M. it is at the foot of the very highest hill. Let us search diligently. which will mark the spot where he will be found. it shall be preserved for future use. went safely through the storm. it was at the very foot of the high98 . but sullied. here is the youngest and most beautiful bud which marked the spot where he was found.) Companions. on the shore..Nooach-This is truly a token. what can it be but our _C. (Return to the E. in accordance rith your instructions. for our missing Cd. the terrible storm that we have had wiIl have prevented any attempted escape of the ruffians.. Master. and uncover candidate. W. a symbol that the evil has passed. tidings from the "Boat of Peace". here is the youngest and tenderest bud.) Nooach-(Addresses his 3 Companions. for our Cd. (All raise their hands. we have sought and found him.) It is our Cd. (They search in the vV. according to the instructions of our Supreme Master. and remained inactive until low water-mark. his robes of glory are royal. there entered the "Boat of Peace".M. it shall be a monument of peace to future generations. and }.Ds. and then with my two companions made diligent search in the W. Noach-We went direct to the S . (They search in the W. we will now pursue our search.) Nooach-All the shrubs have put forth new branches. floated at hightide. when I dismissed our two messengers. M. Let me return-this sprig of Qlizith shall tell of our success. and of preservation to the wise and good.) .) Nooach-This youngest and most beautiful sprig of Olizith I will carefully preserve. S. Master. All the shrubs had put forth new branches. Master. (Done.) Here is the object of our search. Nooach-vV. (Hands dropped.• as you commanded.

They have also agreed to make for themselves a grand word and name. the Craftsmen have assembled to raise the Gd. and S. raise them three times. you will assemble in form and.-*. as a substitute for the lost one.-Craftsmen of the E. Lodge forms procession and circumambulates..M. (Craftsman leave J. Master. S. or it be revealed to them-so shall we have one Gd.est hill.'s station. who among us have the lost word of a 1-.? the whole fraternity is scattered over the Earth. after which hands crossed and linked all round. Let us also make a Masonic . and W. until future generations shall discover it. assemble. Craftsmen of Builders. Master. near the sands of the sea-this is the report of our success.-'Tis well' the sprig of Olizith shall henceforth mean emblem of peace.) Craftsmen and Builders. whilst chanting a solemn dirge.'s chair. with all due solemnity. Let us erect a high monument to perpetuate the virtues a four Gd.W..S.) **.W. three times. (Hands down. Section 15.. Hairam Raised. (Officers rise. Lord my God. Master with the secret grip and words known to them.W. they have of kind of word and one utterance of the word. Word and name and one utterance thereof. and build a place for the perpetuation of our own success and the preservation of his remains. for a substitute of the lost word and name. but the true word is lost. All but officers rise. which shall stand to us and our posterity. If this act 99 .M. ) Craftsman. (A craftsman steps into the ]. (All agreed. E. proceed to the grave and aid in raising our Gd. repeating "0. a symbol that the evil has passed away. word and name by which we shall know each other as builders. ***.) Bro.LM.) W.W. and of preservation to the wise and good. W. is there no help for the only begotten?" Repeated three times.

S. All rise.-\V. examine the body and see if there be any signs of the Master's Word. (The W . in this order we will invoke the officers of the Masonic day.M.) W. on that great day. let us pray! (All kneel on left knee. it therefore becomes a solemn duty to first address ourselves to Him.'be not restricted. this is the beginning of confusion and rebellion. so that when they fail to raise our Gel. the Supreme Cd.. our success in raising the Grand Master depends on the grips as symbols of power. West and South.W. S. Deacons cross their rods over the head of the \-V.W. which may be put forth as a substitute for the lost word and name-and let us agree that the first word spoken. (J. Master above. Master Hairam. to' aid us in raising our Gd. shall be substituted to them for the Master's word.. 10 and 12.W. 1-6.-Agreed.1\L. S. they may not hear one another's word and name. every sacred duty is blessed in proportion as it is dedicated to the Almighty. until the lost word be revealed unto them. Bro. which we now celebrate. V. Master.!vLIB. ruling at these stations.W. (All the Craftsmen give ]00 the hailing sign of distress . and J.W. "Varden examines body.1L-Bro. and which belong to the ruling powers of Deity in the Heavens-which we shall now invoke in the same order in which they were invoked at the Creation by the Great Master Builder in the Creation of Light. Prayer. there are no visible signs of the word or name. and the grip of the Lion was ruling in the meridian of the East. Let us go down to the spot where they are assembled and con found their counsels hy testing their grips.M. and two Stewards cross rods over head of S. J..-Builders of the East. nothing wiII deter them from doing whatever they may imagine to do . Response S. after he is raised.:M.) \V. W. . the grip of the Waterman was ruling in the meridian of the W.vV. of the procession.M. to the W. goes to the East and the S.) ].. the grip of the Eagle was ruling in the meridian of the S. Psalm XC.

1\'1.M. \\'. a second time.M. W. and S.l\rI.-(Whispers in the ears of Candidate at low breath. The highest degree of lif e and power is exerted by the grip and living word of the Lion. S. Lord my God! I fear the Master's word is lost forever. exert the powers with which the Grand Warden of the South is invested and aid us in raising our Grand Master. (Cand.. do not participate but remain silent.M. be you lifted up. and of the command implied. raises his hands..) Syllable the word with me. exert the power with which the Cd. . Cando 101 I ~ .-(Takes the Cando by the Grip of the Eagle-but fails. Master. S. W. (Grand hailing sign of distress.M. and neck to neck.-Bro. and with foot to foot. (Grand hailing sign of distress. knee to knee. ankle to ankle.W. S. grip to grip. Lord my God! I fear the Master's Word is lost forever.) 0. is raised by the help of others on the five points of fellowship. gives the Lion's grip to the Cand. Master of the West is invested. and aid in raising our Grand Master.) 0.. Craftsmen-(Only.-The all powerfull grip of a Master is necessary to raise him.W .M.-Bro. .and say:) "0.\V. (VV. . before pulling him up. S. arise. ) W. approach the body. says r ) By the virtue of the strong grip of the Lion's paw. loins to loins. S.) W. and no one is able to use the mystic word of life and give the strong grip of a Lion's paw to a fallen Brother hut me.( Takes Cand ida te by grip of 'vV terrna n-but a fails.) The Waterman's grip cannot raise him. approach the body.l\f. Lord my God! is there no help for the only begotten. and then drops them and says :) 'The Eagle's grip cannot raise him. I call thee by thy name Hairam . in the name of the Gd. Craftsmen-(Only.W. and aid from others." (The W. whose name and attributes of power are symbolized by the Lion.) W..) W.W.

prepared for him in the W .. to L. W.-As I received it.D. W. (Candidate takes a seat.-Halve it with 'me? S. so will I give it.-Its meaning? S.D. W.-A.) W.M-R. when they invented or _ ]02 .-How will you dispose of it? S. ) Section 16. and simply expressed the words "W T __ B l".-'vVhat! the Builder.M.-What is it called? S.-( Steps aside.) The word just given you IS an exclamation of surprise. as universally known.M.-Spell the name? S. you begin.M.D..-The historical allusion in this degree close with that solemn assembly of the Builders.M.-It has. W.'s. to R. gives the Cando the Waterman's grip __. the Sen.M__ S. grip me as I grip you.D. \V.) Bro.-L.B.M.D. W.-B .i\1.~r.-The grip of a Perfect Mason. (gives' the Lion's grip) that is the 1'1.-Letter and syllable it with me? S. S.M. he returns to the East.D.1'1. (All seated. As you have just received the word. S.M. will answer for you.M.-Give the name? S.-Well. (Given.-I did not so receive it. W. and then asks:) Have you another token? S.) W.D.D.-What is that? S. W. (Given.-I cannot. then proceeds to the Word as at page 42. vV. be seated in the E.M.M.) S. Deacon.W.M. A.-The Lion's grip. W.-*.. (Given.M.M. to W.) \V.M. He then gives the Eagle's grip and proceeds to the Words as at page 64.D. designed to express the sudden surprise and regret at thus beholding the Builder. on the five points of fellowship.D. W. begin? S.D.-\tV. (Given.-I will not.M. W.D.D.H__ . .-M __ H__ B .-Has it a name? S. W. to A.-Nor can I so impart it.M. Lecture on the Symbols.D.D. and in a low breath.M.-No. (W. As you are now instructed in the tests. so must you ever give it.-You must begin.-I have. W. your conductor.

Hailing Word of Distress.) ·'lE. During the whole of that historic period known as the Patriarchal era. therefore. word or name.made themselves a word or name. during the whole of the Patriarchal times. denoting He who was. It is sometimes called the Ineffable or Incommunicable Name. we use it as the Gd.wi11 be. and said unto him. as the cry for a deliverer. when the descendents of the Patriarchs left Egypt to form a distinct nationality. and I appeared unto Abraham. unto Isaac. and the last expiration at death. or Grand Word. Its restoration is thus historically related to Moses : And God spake unto Moses. and when they agreed to have one Cd. and is identical with the name we now know as Jehovah. and was restored to man by a special revelation.HO. the first syllable must be sounded as an inspiration when drawing the breath EE. I am the Jehovah.HO. fI 103 . was lost by the Builders. and expresses the idea of He who will come. included between the time of the Builders and the exodus of the Jews. but by my name Jehovah was I not known unto them. the act of using 'breath or blowing. The lost word was the true invocation name by which Deity was known amongst men in primitive times. This invocating name. and it must always be used with the Cd. who is and who . the Deity was not known by this old historic and memorial name-the Builders lost it.. the Deliverer. who is and who will be: EE. He who was.AH. and one utterance or sounding thereof. which should be a substitute for the lost word of a M. and unto Jacob. by the name of God Almighty.AH. and used a substitute. (The Hebrew form is ----. the Deliverer in distress and trouble. It is the oldest historical Invocation name of Deity. which are never perfectly uttered except when imitating the first inspiration at birth. Hailing Sign." This Ineffable N arne consists 0 f three sounds.M. The second as an aspirate when blowing out the breath HO. The third as an expiration when dying AH.

South is the place of equal light and darkness. and it is incommunicable.oguagf" a nrl never can be. You have completed the Masonic Journey from W. or obtain more. with increasing light.. Word of a Master Mason must always be given like the act of breathing softly.in this manner and with these words. and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. which were made known to every Mason in this Temple. all measurements 104 . West is the place of greatest darkness or longest night. but gradually lowered: YE. your elevation by three degrees. at low breath. and let the following language keep you in remembrance of its nature and power. attain the greatest light. because we cannot comprehend self existence. which i. of these Jewels upon the Altar is thus explained.AH. Bra A. hence. Both hands uplifted. and your journey from thence by the South to the East. my God. HBy the word] ehovah were the heavens made. is there no help for the only begotten I It is Ineffable. your attention is now directed to the Jewels on the Altar and the mode of arranging them.HO. by three movements. in search of increasing light. when we say. to E.. Degrees and parts of degrees are found in the Square only. and at the East.B." Jewels on the Altar. was made known to you by a similar change in the application.-O Lord. beyond which you cannot go. East is the place of greatest light or longest day. or steps. S. You approach the E. related to the three stations. and your reception at each stage. Your symbolic progress in search of light begins in the West. because we have no sounds in human language by which to express it. that the Secret Gd. We express this idea by our instructions.. not hrrman lo. and East. W. distinct from the act of hrf"::Ithing. of the Compasses on your naked breast-the arrangement.e:. by a progressive change in the arrangement of the Square and Compasses upon the Altar.

STEPS TO THE EAST. always follow the same rule. West side second and South side last-in the same order as the presiding officers rank in official authority. as the Ecliptic cross the right of the Equator. by which degrees are estimated. In the South. whilst the Compasses are an ancient symbol of the Ecliptic. the same movements of both feet in the degree is the modern step of M. with its shortest day and least light. in taking three steps of three movements to a step.. The first movement of both feet in this degree is the modern step of an E. the Compasses cross over the right of the Square. which are imitated by three movements of the two feet in each degree. is measured by the Ecliptic on the Equator. as the Ecliptic is under the Equator. In the West. and. the Compasses are over the Square. which mark the progress of each degree. every Phremason was taught that his steps must conform to the Master Builder's model in nature. The steps of the first and second -degrees of ancient Masonry have been lost and forgotten in the Masonry of today and the three movements of the step in the third degree have been separated and taken from the three degrees.. the Cornpasses are under the Square. with its longest day and greatest light. The arrangement of the Jewels has six parts. on which degree! are marked and measured. In Masonic schools of the ancient world.therein are made by the Compasses only. The ancient 105 .A. The Square is an ancient symhol of the Equator. In the East. which are designed to make the initiation perfect. with its equal light and darkness. Each step has three movements. to E. East side first. The Candidate's progress from W. and have reference to that memorable event. The ancient steps of each degree are an imitation of the arrangement of the Jewels on the Altar.M. namely.e. or from darkness to light. which forms the traditional origin of Primitive Phremasonry. the same movements of both feet in the degree is the modern step of a F. as the Ecliptic is over the Equator.

and covenant. but why are the hands in these three ways and no other? Because the due guards. the steps and due guards represent the same thing. Legs. for the second act of offering. The Sign of the Enlightened Mason alludes to the separation 0 f the Head of the 'burnt sacrifice for the first act of offering. In the monumental records of antiquity. These allude to the way in which the hand's are placed when taking the O. by offering a Holocaust.B. are imitations of the ways in which the hands. of the Compasses are under the Square. 106 . right hand upon the Bible and Jewels. When our ancient brethren made a covenant they pledged themselves to carry out the conditions of the O. The Head is a symbol of Wisdom . as a substitute for the lost due guard. SIGNS. the Breast. of the Compasses are placed in relation to the Square. or upper part of the body. as the left limb of the Compasses is under. 4°-Both hands. the due guard of the 1° is clearly lost and forgotten. or lower part. 6°-Both hands. those parts most commonly seen on the Altar are the three parts: Head. or middle part. The sign of the Perfect Mason alludes to the separation of the legs or lower part of the burnt sacrifice for the third act of offering.. palms upwards. underneath the Bible and J ewels. in three parts: Head. like the steps. as both hands or lirrrbs. that of the 3° remains unchanged. palms downwards. or middle of the burnt sacrifice. which satisfies the requirements of the O. upon the Bible and Jewels.steps of the 10 and 20 are evidently (in Craft Masonry) lost or forgotten.B. or Burnt Sacrifice. as both limbs of the Compasses are upon the Square. In modern Masonry. and right limb upon the Square. or limbs. 0 0. of Strength and Love. The sign of the Sublime Mason alludes to the separation of the Breast.B. Breast and Legs. Breast. DUE GUARDS. the due guard of the 2° has been taken for the 1 and one invented for the 2°. 5 -Left hand under as before.

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GRIPS of THE WARDENS. 6°-The Lion's grip; same as in 3 ° !vLM. 5 "-The Eagle's grip; first fingers hooked together. with thumbnail pressed on upper knuckles. 4 Waterman's grip; press with the thumb the third upper ,knuckle.
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THE CHERUBIC SYMBOLS, of power and authority, which God placed at the Eastern entrance of the primitive dwelling place of our race, are the symbolic signs of the Zodiac, which commanded the four quadrants of the Heavens and were thenceforth called the wardens of the way of life, whose stations were related to the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. THE GRIPS OF OURSYMBOLICrvIAsONRY are the grips of three of these Cherubic Wardens, and hence they challenge all comers who desire to pass their stations along the way of life. Hence they are guardians of our Masonic Temple, and their friendly grips are tokens of the right to pass their stations. Of these four wardens, only three are visible; and only these three can give a grip: the Ox cannot, nor is any required for its position, because it is beneath the feet of the observer, when we represent the event, which we commemorate in this degree. The \Vay of Life, which they guard, is the Way of Light, also from E. to W.: it is the way of a Cand.'s journey in search of Light-therefore the grips follow the same order as the stations along this way of, life and light: W., S. and E., or the grips of the Waterman, Eagle and Lion. The Man is a symbol of the highest order of instinct and human reason; his grip is appropriately given in the \V., denoting the position of least light and shortest day. The Eagle is a symbol of evening light and intelligence; his grip is appropriately given in the South, denoting the position of loftiness or high meridian. The Lion is a
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symbol of Divine Truth, or positive knowledge; his grip is appropriately given in the East, denoting the position of greatest light or longest day. The Cherubic forms of the ancient world were placed at the entrance of their Temples, to guard the way of life. leading into the Mystic dwelling place of their Deity. One of the oldest, most popular and most significant of the Cherubic forms was a gigantic compound of Man, Lion and Eagle-three of the highest and noblest forms in animated nature, representing the three Grand Attributes of the Deity: Wisdom, Strength and Beauty. The Lion's body is the most perfect symbol of Strength; Mari's head of Wisdorn ; and the Eagles of ubiquity, rapidity and powers of execution. This symbolic form is of gigantic proportions: the wings denote Omnipresence, the body denotes Omnipotence, and the head denotes Omniscience. Generations of kings, priests and people have passed to their devotions through the way of life, which this symbolic form guarded, and looked on it with profound awe and veneration as a mighty symbol, proclaiming that God is allwise, allpowerful and everywhere present. N a more noble form could have tyled the way of life for our forefathers, or protected them from the profanity of the wicked, and there is no combination of created beings. so full of sublimity, and embodying. so completely the simple and pure conception of the Wisdom, Strength and Ubiquity, and of the One only Supreme God-as that which forms the symbolic fonn, from, which the grips of the primitive Phremasonry were taken. They are always represented as Wardens of the Throne of God, in the Heavenly quadrants: East, South. West and North. John, the Revelator. says he saw: In the midst of the throne of God, and round about the throne, four beasts. The first was like a lion; this is the Warden of the East. The Second was like a calf; this is the Warden a f the North. The Third was like a man; this was the Warden of the West. The Fourth was
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like an eagle; this was the Warden of the South. were the Symbolic Wardens of the Throne of God. Section 17. Brief Analysis of the Three Degrees.

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The ancient and original Ritual of Phremasonry refers to events which occurred in the first ages of the world, and the study of its symbols carries us back to the most remote antiquity. It makes us familiar- with the habits and customs of our Ancient Brethren. who worshipped the Deity, in the spirit of a genuine, primitive simplicity; it contains the revealed memorials of the most ancient times, which are hoary with an antiquity which precedes the beginning of even ancient history and which belongs to our common nationality and to the common origin of our race. It constitutes the background of all history, sacred and profane. By whatever method these- revealed

memorials were handed down; whether orally, or by tradition. or pictorially by monumental representation, or by short fragmentary characters, when language was in its infancy, they bear upon their face a stamp of the highest antiquity, when acts were more expressive than words. and when time, language and the want of monumental and written tablets. limited the Ritual to short fragmentary records, which gave nothing but the barest outline of the facts so recorded. One universal religion appears to have prevailed in primitive times, for an ancient religions have the same group of symbols, and although each nation has located this group of symbolic events within its immediate locality, yet every form, in which the group appears, bears marks of having migrated from Egypt, the land of wonders and the mother of truth, and of having been carried over the Earth-E., W., S. and N., in every conceivable manner, as the first religious ideas ever held by our race. The work of building God's Temple in nature and the incidents connected with the introduction of our race and its first dwelling place formed that primitive and
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whether nf Assyria. have originated from it. In concluding my remarks. Assyria. however ancient they may be. ] 10 . so as to perfect your moral preparation for that solemn event. Mysteries. in possession of alI the learning and religion that was to be found in the world. may be classed as follows: Egypt. Phoenicia or Greece. and it extended into other nations the influence of its sacred rites and secret doctrines. and Beauty to the nations of the Earth and to every successrve generation thereof until the end of time. today and forever and whose attributes and works will 'be models of Wisdom. ancient as having subsisted in varied forms from time immemorial. or Religions. Phoenicia. Strength. Master Builder in Creation. whose perfections are the same yesterday. (Babylonia) Persia. as the only model worthy of our imitation. This name will ever remind you that you must not only study and understand the lessons which the light of those degrees will reveal to you. a Fellow of our ancient and honorable brotherhood. Master alone. as tending to make a man pre-eminent in practical virtue by the adoption' of its precepts. India. etc. You are now admitted. by the unanimous consent of the Temple. but you must practically apply them. India. on this 6°. as' a Perfect Phremason. which embodies the symbolic facts of the first revelation. It records the labours of the Gt. at one time.original Ritual. I have pleasure in greeting you on behalf of this Temple. The age of Rituals. being wise and good without spot or blemish. which the symbols of this degree are eminently designed to teach-the day and hour of which is known to none. but the Supreme Gd. and ceremonies. as the first model Ritual and the only original one. AIl other Rituals. and honorable. Charge to the Candidate. Egypt was the cradle of the mysteries and.

Phremasonry inculcates these duties to God. in avoiding intemperance and excess. bringing together the most diverse natures and customs and making one brotherhood. Architect is our Supreme Master and the unerring rule which he has given us. and to look upon Him always as the highest standard and model of Perfection.impressions made upon your-mind. our neighbours and ourselves. and thus doing as we would be done unto by others. or in a manner unbecoming a creature to his Creator. or may discover hereafter. to God. The solemnities of our ceremonies will ever require from you an attentive and serious deportment and an observant eye and ear to the exposition of those emblems under which OUf light is veiled. Throughout the journey of life. The World's Ct. but they will teach you unerring lessons of wisdom if you carefully note them as a Perfect Phremason. by acting upon the Level. and all you have seen. To govern ourselves accordingly. conforming cheerfully to the III . out of the nations of the Earth. to our neighbours. that the impressions made upon your body and senses are symbols of . whereby we may be led into the committal of deeds which will destroy all our cardinal virtues. Holy Name in vain. This is the sentiment which unites men of the most discordant principles into one Temple. You are to act as a peaceable and dutiful citizen. . and at each entrance the first words of your guide revealed to you the first lesson of all symbolic teaching. to ourselves. from childhood to old age.You have entered the Temple three times. by never mentioning His . will only the more fully reveal to you the same great moral truths in another form. or family. Plumb and Square. and the standard measurements of manhood. whatever may be its character. is that by which we are striving to work: "To do unto others as we would they should do unto us"--our universal Religion is Love . the same lesson is taught to all.

Then close as described. If you recommend a friend for membership in the Temple. bringing good out of seeming evil. whilst the hand of the Supreme Master will scatter His blessings and mercies. you are to give cheerful obedience to the Master and presiding officers. you must determine to abhor every act that may lessen the dignity 0 f you r pro f ession.-Bro. see to the Great Lights.. along your symbolic journey to that Grand Temple above. and pay a due deference to your superiors. Invested. Perfect Phremason receive his due reward. J. I am about to close (Done in the usual 'VV. Entered STEPs-Note.government under which you live. which yields preference to no honor or order in the universe. or Green Apprentice.' Phremason. especially. you must vouch that he is really one whom you fully believe will conform to the aforesaid duties. beginning with words) : Bro. Brother.D. Closing. that the steps in all the degrees are an 0 imitation of the arrangement of the Jewels on the Altar..) Then follows officers stations and duties as on page 25. (see page 57. thus in the 4 112 . So shall the laws of virtue and of moral order reign supreme in the world of mind within you. as you are. with that noble and ancient badge. Secret the Wark. which to this hall r is the glory of the greatest men on the face of ~he Earth. You ate to behave with decorum in the Lodge and Temple. where virtue will meet its like in points of true fellowship and the upright.W. lest the beauty and harmony thereof should be disturbed. and apply yourself to the business 0 f Phremason ry . corresponding 4° !Enlightened to the (N ate.M. inform the Tyler that the Temple and to tyle accordingly. that you may the sooner become proficient therein. S. way. Section 18. with unmeasured profusion.

Square and Compasses. palm downwards. (6) Both hands extended in front of the body. sacrifice in three parts. STEPS. then step off with the and bring heels together. viz: Head. right upon them. the position in which the hands were placed when taking the O.-left supporting the V. then step off with the right and bring both heels together-signifying both limbs of the Compasses covered with the Square.) Apprentice) both ( 1) Step off with the le ft foot.) The sign of the Enlightened Phremason (40) alludes to the separation of the head of the burnt offering for the first act of sacrifice. or Blue into left left to and Brother. bring heel of over the instep of the right. one above the other. corresponding to Entered points of the Compasses are under the Square. or lowest part. palm of right down. then step off with the right and bring the heel of the left over the instep of the right. (5) Step off with left foot. : SIGN-When our ancient brethren made a covenant they themselves to carry out the obligation hy offering a Holocaust. then step off with right. of left up.L.B. bring the heel of the right over the instep of the left.(Enlightened Phrernason. corresponding to Fellow craft. alluding the Jewels on the Altar-one limb of Compasses over one under the Square. WORD. (Note pledged a burn t Breast.. also alluding to the Jewels upon the Altar-one point of the Compasses above and one below the Square. as if to cut off the head. or middle part. (3) Thumb of the right hand pressing the third upper knuckle. forming a square. (2) Draw the right hand across the throat. DUE GUARD. or upper part 0 f the body.S. Legs. 'bring heel of the right hollow of left. 113 . about six inches apart. (4) given by letters alternately. The Waterman's grip (Aquarius) : The man is the symbol of the highest order of Instinct (human reason). GRIP. 5° Sub/i'me Phremason.

or positive knowledge. palms down. corresponding' to Step off with left foot. ( ) . or overwhelming waterfall at harvest time. • The Watchword of the good and faithful is Shibboleth.S. alluding to Jewels on Altar-both limbs of Compasses above Square. or Red Brother. 6° Perfect M. thumb nail 0 f right hand pressing on upper knuckle. for the 3rd act of offering. ) (8) The first fingers hooked together. ( ) Draw the right hand across the lower part of the body. then step off with left. which satisfies the requirements of the O. bring heel 0 f right into hollow of left. . upon the V. Square and Compasses. forming a square. which can be overcome. (The Lion is a symbol of Divine Truth. which means the little flood. S'I'EP. The watchword of the wicked and unbelieving is Sibboleth. also alluding to the Jewels on Altar.W.B. bring both heels together. the position in which the hands are placed when taking the O.. 114 W A'I'CHWORD. is Shibboleth. . for the second act of sacrifice. SIGN. which means the great flood. then step off with right foot. ( ) Both hands extended in front of body. and covenant. (The Eagle is a symbol of unerring sigh t. The Lion's Grip. Jubal and Jubalcain.B.) ( ) Same as the grip of 1Vf. PASSWORD.1YI. WORD. The Eagle's grip. given by letters alternately. DUE GUARD. ( ) Phremason. ( ) The sign of Perfect Phremason alludes to the separation of the legs or lower part of the burnt sacrifice. bring heel of left into hollow of right.M. or middle portion of the burnt offering. (7) Draw the right hand across the breast. both limbs of Compasses above the Square. Jabal. (9) . NAMES OF THE RUFFIANS.L. GRIP. our P. GRIP. SIGN. precision and in tell igence.The sign of a Sublime Phremason alludes to the separation of the breast.

Leather. gave to the Scottish Masons a Lecture. John Yarker. C. F. REAL WORD. the act of using breath or blowing: "HO" . The following brethren admitted under dispensation of the Supreme Grand Lodge and Temple of the Dominion of Canada. Walker Anott. in which he proved.) Copy of minutes of the Emanuel Lodge and Temple of the Swedenborgian Rite of Primitive Phremasonry. Ontario. Sphinx Lodge and Temple No. is equally a type of the universe. of Arleany. 1876. and who will be. 1876. Masonry. Canada. the Masonic ceremonies and certain words could he found in the Celestial Globe. Both hands upli fted. of the alleged building of the Temple of Jerusalem. Irwin. Builder! This ineffable word or name consists of three sounds which are never perfectly uttered except when imitating the first inspiration at birth: flEE". P. denoting He who was. were symbols of and held to be a type of the Universe in general. 0 Lord. 1876. who is. 2. it may be mentioned that. as a type of the Temple. (JOHN YARKER. May 11. 1-2 Manchester. He also shewed that if the Celestial Globe was rectified to the time. it is also used as the Grand Hailing word of distress. as the cry for deliverer. J. belonging to John Yarker and the Emanuel Egyptian Lodge and Temple No. about the year 1860 Dr. June 5. and the last expiration at death: "AH"YEHOHA. June 1. G. Hence. Canada. N ote : To assist the comprehension of this Ritual. and must always be used with the Grand Hailing sign in this manner and with these words. Longley of Ponita-au-Basil Maitland.1. under dispensation.SUBS'I'ITU'tE WORD. with its furniture and accompaniments. July. 1876. What I the . 1. 115 . by quoted authorities in all antiquity. that the Temple of Solomon. my God. received from G. is there no help for the only begotten? Note: A true copy of original ritual. S. under dispensation. ·but gradually lowered ( ) "Y e-ho-ah". or date.

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