Thursday, September 22, 2011

14° - Perfect Elu (Grand Elect, Perfect and Sublime Mason)

I'd been wondering where all the non-Judeo-Christian philosophy/imagery/metaphor was in the degrees, that I noticed in Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma. I found it tonight, at the 14°! Excellent!
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"whom virtue unites death shall not separate"

14° - Perfect Elu (Grand Elect, Perfect and Sublime Mason) This degree teaches us to reflect and scrutinize ourselves. We should strive to be true to ourselves and our God. The apron being of white silk, bordered in gold with the Ineffable Delta in the Center, is truly emblematical of the degree. The jewel of the 14th Degree is split; one being a quadrant (compass open to ninety degrees) topped by a crown and with a nine-pointed star on the obverse; the other being a five-pointed blazing star with the Tetragrammaton on the reverse. The compass is opened on a segment of a circle inscribed with the numbers 3, 5, 7, 9. The duties are to assist, encourage and defend the brethren; to protect the oppressed and relieve want and distress; to enlighten the people and serve the common good.
Valley of Minneapolis

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