posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 04:12 PM
There is today about 4-5 major systems and about 2-300 minior systems most form the "old days".
One of the major systems today is the "Scottish Rite" with 33 degrees. An other is the "Swedish System" with 12 degrees. The 3 top degrees are for
the leading members ( Grand Loge officers - Regional Loge officers )
I have bin a brother for almost 19 years and work as a Liberian and loge scretary, and recived my 10 degree last year. (comparable with 32 degree
The 11 degree is only for the High Council (11 members +past High Council members) only the Grand Master has the 12 degree in the Swedich system.
The Swedich system is built up as a tripel layer birthdaycake with 3 loges in one Order. 1-3 degree is almost the same allaround the world and is
called the Blue Loge , 4-7 degree is called the Steward Loge and 8-10 is the Chapter. where the Heigh Council also is working as officers and the
Grand Master rule.
I belive that its almost the same In the S.R. system. You has to offer your service to the Order and work for the Loge to recive the 30 - 33
I hope that this answer your quest, if not - just send me a u2u and I will try to help you.