Wednesday, December 19, 2012

32° – Master of the Royal Secret

We had 32° practice tonight.   I have a small part.    In Japan, I always admired the Kabuki plays that rural villages would put on as amateur  productions.   In Japan, I wished we had such a tradition.   I had no idea that I would find an American tradition of archetypal plays in the Scottish Rite and am dumbfounded that I am actually playing a part in them.

       31° is my favorite, but the 32° is one of the close runners ups!    It will be performed tomorrow at the Minneapolis Valley Scottish Rite Temple.

 32° – Master of the Royal Secret
The lessons taught in this degree are that genuine brotherhood requires mutual regard, opinion, esteem and charity. We always look for the good in all, make allowances for others’ shortcomings. We trust the Supreme Architect to lead us to friendship, morality and brotherly love. The apron worn in this degree is white, lined in black, with a double-headed eagle and a plan of the Camp of the Princes. The jewel worn is a golden Teutonic Cross. In the center are the letters XXXII, surrounded by a green wreath. The cap of a Master of the Royal Secret is black silk with a black band trimmed in gold. In the center front is a double-headed eagle emblem with a rayed equilateral triangle above in gold. The triangle is red, has 32° in its center, and is trimmed with gold.

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