Originally posted by Tamahu
No, the term "Black Lodge" is not in reference to Prince Hall Lodges(if you've read the previous posts in this thread you should have noticed this).
Originally posted by stalkingwolf
Might this be refering to Prince Hall Masonry?
Originally posted by Masonic Light
As for "Black Lodges", this could possibly refer to the Prince Hall Affiliation, who are predominately African-American.
Originally posted by ac707
Yes there are other lodges, and these lodges are more known in the African-American lodges.
Originally posted by Ralph_The_Wonder_Llama
"Black Masonry" is something created for African-Americans.
Thank you for your reply Tamahu. Are you a Scottish Rite Mason? You seem to be more Theosophically inclined. I was not saying that I subscribe to the belief that "Black Lodges" mean negro lodges. Just that it seemed to be the popular belief.
The link you supplied tells me what I wanted to know. That the Vengeance grades are refered to as Black Masonry/ Black Lodge. This is where I think the premise comes from.
What I am searching for is an answer from a Scottish Rite Mason to verify my question:
Originally posted by Beelzebubba
My question is this; Is it true that the Templar degrees of the Scottish Rite are grouped together as "Black Lodge," "Encampment," and "The Lodge of Vengeance?"
I have read that the Templar degrees are conducted in rooms draped in black velvet and that black gloves replace the customary white.
The grades that involve the use of Black are known as the Grades of the Dagger or more commmonly; The Elect of Fifteen, The Master Elect of Nine, and The Chevalier Kadosh. All are represented with black drapings and the presence of the assassin's dagger.
[edit on 13/11/2006 by Beelzebubba]