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Why 32 degees? And in the UK?

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posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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Anyone know why 32 was the amount of degrees choosen?

Also the number of degree in UK and France if you know?




posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by japike
Anyone know why 32 was the amount of degrees choosen?

Also the number of degree in UK and France if you know?


The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite combined the French Rite of Perfection of 25 degrees with 8 degrees taken from the French Philosophical Rite and Rite of the East and West, including the the Rite of Princes of Jerusalem. They chose what they considered the best degrees, and ignored the others.

The Rite consists of 33 degrees everywhere in the world.

[edit on 9-10-2005 by Masonic Light]



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 09:07 AM
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Only the Scottish Rite has 33 Degrees, there are many other forms of Freemasonry.
Always remember that there is no such thing as "regular" Freemasonry by it's very definition.
This site is the most comprehensive listing of them I can find but it is still under construction.
www.stelling.nl...

The owner has been forced to remove the english site (although much of it is still in the Google Cache) although he will send you a copy on CDROM.



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by MrNECROS
Always remember that there is no such thing as "regular" Freemasonry by it's very definition.


Always remember that Necros makes this stuff up, and his lack of credibility is of biblical proprtions. Regular Freemasonry is that Masonry that is practiced in Lodges that have a charter from a Grand Lodge that can trace its existence in a regular form to the original Grand Lodge of England. In other words, the definition of "regular" is pretty cut and dried, and it's fairly simple to determine if a lodge is regular or not.

For those who still have questions, Pantagraph Publishing prints its "Book of Lodges" every year, which lists the name, number, location, and address of every regular Lodge in the world. Practically every regular Lodge keeps a copy of this book.



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 11:18 AM
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I found this tidbit in Walter L. Wilmhurst's "Masonic Initiation" (1929):

www.freemasons-freemasonry.com...

"Similarly, when the candidate had advanced still further to the sublime degree and powers of Mastership, he was said to be thirty years old."

Further, speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, he wrote: "He began to be about thirty years old, at which period he began his work as a Master, which continued for another three years and manifested such works and teaching as are possible only to a Master. Thirty three years was, in the Mysteries, the mystical duration of life of every initiate who attained Mastership."

"It is for this reason that the Antient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Masonry extends to 33 Degrees, in perpetuation of the original secret tradition."

.:.quot homines, tot sententiae.:.



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