posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 02:13 AM
This is a very good article if you haven't read it. It's about a Freemason who recieves a letter inviting him to become a 33rd Degree Freemason and
the details on what happened. I don't know if there are any 33rd Degree Freemasons here that can vouch for the authenticity. Either way it's an
A few highlights of the article:
"In order to receive the 33rd Degree it was necessary to go to Washington. D.C. The initiation and related functions were to last three days."
"I flew into Washington National Airport and took a taxi to the House of the Temple on Northwest 16th Street. Upon arriving at the Temple I was met
by a receptionist who asked if I were there to receive the 33rd Degree. I was surprised to find a women in those sacred Masonic precincts, but said
that I was and showed her my letter from the Supreme Council. She then told me that in order to receive the degree, I would be expected to make a
"minimum donation" of a very large amount of money (at least it was a "very large" amount for me)."
"There were some extremely prominent men there that day, including a Scandinavian King, two former presidents of the United States, an
internationally prominent evangelist, two other internationally prominent clergymen, and a very high official of the federal government, the one who
actually presented me with the certificate of the 33rd Degree. Some made only brief appearances; others stayed much longer. However, they didn't do
much mixing or socializing with us, except for those whom they already knew. Even though these celebrities weren't extremely "brotherly," it was
still quite an experience for me just to be associated with them."