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Originally posted by Biigs
The country of origin makes a massive difference here.
I have it on good authority that masons in the UK are so completly different to the masons in America that its hardly even worth considering them the same thing. I suppose i'm talking about the porch masons here i guess, using your words.
Ive met many masons in the UK and 90% of them are very old and very genuinly nice people, ive never knowingly met a super mason, if such a person or persons exists, but i have met many mason lodge masters and such and as much as i love a good conspiricy, no reason to suspect anything suspicious. Though of course im not a member my self and i dont have an access all areas pass or anything, this is just what i know from the masons in my family and a great number of others.
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by Mirthful Me
We already know about you. I am trying to find the others you meet with at the 34th degree meetings.
Originally posted by Pokoia
One, a real good friend from student times, told me he was 33 degree, and that was more than 2 years ago.
For this he went several times to a Scottish lodge.
In the United States, members of the Scottish Rite can be elected to receive the 33° by the Supreme Council. It is conferred on members who have made major contributions to society or to Masonry in general. In the Southern Jurisdiction, a member who has been a 32° Scottish Rite Mason for 46 months or more is eligible to be elected to receive the "rank and decoration" of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (K.C.C.H.) in recognition of outstanding service. After 46 months as a K.C.C.H. he is then eligible to be elected to the 33rd degree, upon approval of the Supreme Council and Grand Commander. In the Northern Jurisdiction, there is only one 46-month requirement for eligibility to receive the 33rd degree, and while there is a Meritorious Service Award (as well as a Distinguished Service Award), they are not required intermediate steps towards the 33°. A recipient of the 33rd Degree is an honorary member of the Supreme Council and is therefore called an "Inspector General Honorary." However, those who are appointed Deputies of the Supreme Council that are later elected to membership on the Supreme Council are then designated "Sovereign Grand Inspectors General." In the Northern Jurisdiction a recipient of the 33rd Degree is an honorary member of the Supreme Council, and all members are referred to as a "Sovereign Grand Inspectors General."
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