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Originally posted by trinitrotoluene
What are the requirements for advancement through the degrees? What is "proficiency?"
What is it, exactly, that you have to memorize? If you can't say what it is, what is its nature?
Is there a time limit you must wait between degrees? I understand that in the Scottish Rite you could potentially go through from the 4th degree to the 32rd degree in a day if you had the time to learn all the stuff. What about the Blue Lodge and York Rite?
Is it required that you attend lodge meetings regularly to advance? I don't know how much time I could dedicate each week/month.
Originally posted by No1tovote4
We have a Proficiency that has to be done before each degree, it is some memory work but is never called a Catechism.
Originally posted by TgSoe
Hello ML, could you tell me if Mackeys revised encyclopedia is available online anywhere?
Originally posted by lost in the midwest
I found a copy here. I don't know if it is the revised ed.
Originally posted by sharkman
I'm going to have my initiation for MM on the 16th of this month. I'm very much looking forward to it. I started this process in May and it has only taken a few short months to learn what I needed to make it to this point.
Originally posted by Masonic Light
Just out of curiousity, is there a reason that it's not given in catechismal form in England? The only reason I ask is that the early exposes from the Premier Grand Lodge in London shows the proficiency in the form of catechism, and it's still how it's done in the USA. Do you know when the catechismal method in the UK was replaced?