Washington DC: The Supreme Council 33 Southern Jurisdiction, 2009.
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. 10 1/4" x 7". 1,016pp. The slightest hint of shelf wear to dust jacket, else a bright, clean, as new copy.
From the jacket flap: Founded in 1801, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite is the largest branch of Freemasonry, an ancient Brotherhood with millions of members worldwide. With an impressive system of thirty-three degrees (steps of initiation), the Scottish Rite offers its members practical insstrution for daily living by expounding lesons in philosophy, comparative religion, mythology, and wise morality. Employing drama, metaphor, and symbolism it teaches its members to think clearly and act properly.
This profusely illustrated book, now enlarged and indexed, is the first official guide to the initiatory rituals of the Scottish Rite published in over 100 years, and is the only comprehensive single-volume "monitor" or guidebook ever published by the Mother Supreme Council of the World. Within its pages will be found a history of the Scottish Rite's origins and rituals, an explanation of its major symbols, its strructure, and its philosophy. Separate chapters on the Scottish Rite degrees (4-32) include etensive extracts from the authentic rituals, as well as the full and complete texts of Albert Pike's instructive Legendas and Readings. Included are many of the actual lectures and lessons received by candidates, while the appendices contain early Masonic documents, rituals, definitions, cipher alphabets, calendar systems, a suggested reading list and more. Fine / fine. Item #5800