Ancient Egyptian Order Mystic Oriental Sons
Information and Instruction
local body of the Order is known as a Palace. The hall where the sessions are
held is known as the Inner Court of the Palace. The meetings of the members
are called Councils. The ante room is called the Outer Court. The outer door
is called the Outer Portal. The inner door is called the Inner Portal.
presiding officer of the Palace is called Noble Prince. The next in command is
called Mystic Oriental Prince. The Secretary is called Mystic Oriental Scribe.
The Mystic Oriental Treasurer. The Mystic Oriental Priest, the Mystic Oriental
Guide, the Mystic Oriental Guards, the Mystic Oriental Trustees, the retiring
Noble Prince is called Past Noble Prince. The members, other than officers
shall be known as Mystic Oriental Sons, however, addressed as Mystic So and
regalia of the Order is a bright yellow fez with a black tassel, with the
emblem of the Order and name of the Palace worked on front of same. The
officers of subordinate Palaces shall also wear a bright yellow fez with a
black tassel, with the first letters of their title under the name of the
Palace shall provide capes for the officers, to be used during initiation
ceremonies, and also on parade if desired as follows:
the Noble Prince a Purple Cape, for the Past Noble Prince a White Cape, for
the Mystic Oriental Prince a red cape, for the Mystic Oriental scribe a Blue
Cape, for the Mystic Oriental Treasurer a Yellow Gape, for the Mystic Oriental
Guide a green Cape, for the Mystic Oriental Priest a Black Cape trimmed in
white. For the Guards, uniforms; the fez to be worn by all officers and Mystic
Oriental Sons. A Palace may provide robes for its officers in place of capes
if so desired.
the opening of a Council, the Mystic Oriental Guide shall examine all
present in the Desert Pass, as well as his membership card, if there should be
present Mystic Oriental Son without one or the other or both, the Mystic
Oriental Guide shall report same to the Noble Prince, who shall ascertain from
the Mystic Oriental Scribe the standing of said Mystic, and act as he sees
proper in reference to the said Mystic remaining during the Council of said
Prince takes his station, gives two raps with gavel.
By virtue of authority in me vested, by the Supreme Grand Palace, and in
obedience to the laws of the Ancient Egyptian Order Mystic Oriental Sons, I am
about to open this Council of Mystic Oriental Sons. Mystics take your
stations, Mystic Oriental Sons be seated. All
officers will take their stations, and Mystics will be seated.
Mystic Oriental Guards secure the inner and Outer Portals. Mystic
Guards close the Outer and Inner Portals, and the Inner Oriental Guard reports
from his station.
ORIENTAL GUARD: Noble Prince the Outer and Inner Portals are closed against intrusion.
Mystic Oriental Guide, prove all present in the Desert pass, sending those to
me who have it not. Mystic
Oriental Guide proves all present in the Desert Pass, goes to the Altar, makes
the salutation, and reports, remains
standing at Altar.
Past Noble Prince, what does your station represent and your duties?
NOBLE PRINCE, rises and will say: My Station represents Honor, and my duties are to attend the Councils
of the Palace, that my fellow Mystics may have the benefit of my experience,
and to officiate in the ceremony of initiation. Remains standing.
Mystic Oriental Priest, what does your station represent, and your duties?
ORIENTAL PRIEST, rises, and will say: Noble Prince, my station represents Reverence, and my
duty is to offer up our supplications at the opening and closing of the
Council, and officiate in the ceremony of initiation. Remains standing.
Mystic Oriental Prince, what does your station represent, and your duties?
ORIENTAL PRINCE, rises, and will say: Noble Prince, my station represents Goodfellowship,
and it is the next highest station in the Council of this Palace, and my
duties are to assist you in keeping order, to occupy your station in your
absence, and to officiate in the ceremony of initiation. Remains
PRINCE, rises, gives three raps of the gavel, and all will arise:
Mystic Oriental Sons, my station represents authority, and it is my duty to
preside at all Councils of this Palace, to preserve order and decorum, to
supervise the affairs of this Palace, and to officiate in the ceremony of
initiation. Through a kind Providence, we are permitted to assemble again, in
Council for the diffusion of the principles of our ancient and noble Order.
Let us sing his praise.
conclusion of the singing of the opening Ode.
Mystic Oriental Sons let us assume the ancient attitude of Mystic Oriental
Sons while our Mystic Oriental Priest offers up our devotion. Calls up the Council.
will extend arms in front of body palms upward and look to the east. On
conclusion of the devotion all will drop hands to side and face the altar.
ORIENTAL PRIEST: Almighty and All powerful One, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, we thank
Thee for giving us health and strength, that permits us to meet again in
Council. Guide us in our deliberations, and may nothing be said or done that
will be displeasing in Thy sight. We ask it all in Thy Name, Amen.
Upon concision of the devotion, the Oriental Guide will open the Bible.
Mystic Oriental Sons I now declare the Council of … Palace, Number …, duly
opened for the purpose of transacting all legal business, that may come before
the Council give
two raps with gavel, and Council will be seated. Mystic Oriental Guide goes to his station.
Mystic Oriental Guard, you will admit all Mystic Oriental Sons now in waiting all
in waiting will enter.
Mystic Scribe, you will call the Roll of Mystics, and read the record of our
last Council. Mystic
Oriental Scribe calls the roll of Officers, and reads the record of the Last
General Instructions on Initiatory Work
Noble Prince shall appoint a director of work, who shall if he desires appoint
a special degree staff, to put on all sections of the Ritual, especially for
the second section, under the directions of the Director of work.
initiatory ceremony, gives the candidate his first impressions of the Order,
make that impression proper and lasting, and it will redound to the good of
Ritual must be exemplified exactly as written. This applies both to the spoken
parts, and instructions. No omission shall be tolerated’. The members shall
maintain silence and order, during the work, and refrain from smoking.
the obligation, if there be more than one candidate, one of the number may he
selected to represent the class, in the remainder of the work, in the first
section. second section and third section, however, this is optional with the
director of the work. All may be used if he so desires.
to be used in first section
Pyramid, large enough to be noticed, which can be made out of canvass, with
opening in the rear, large enough for a man to crawl into out of sight. A
skull and several bones, placed inside the Pyramid. The Pyramid to be placed
in the hall, according to the diagram for this section. A figure, representing
a mummy, on a stretcher. A small table with refreshments on same, arranged as
per diagram for this section.
Ceremony of Initiation
The director of work may make the ceremony of initiation as elaborate as he
desires, provided the Palace has the funds for the purpose and instructs the
director to do so. Provided, however, there shall be no changes that will
detract from the Ritual.
is permissable to have music and singing, at any point of the initiation, that
the Director of work may think will add to the ceremony, in addition to what
has been provided for in the Ritual.
Mystic Oriental Guard of the Outer Portal rushes through the Inner Portal,
very much excited, and, addresses the Noble Prince, thus:
Noble Prince, I have found lurking in the shadow of Cheops, a band of
pilgrims. When I demanded an explanation of their presence they replied that
they were a band of pilgrims, who having heard of the Ancient Egyptian Order
Mystic Oriental Sons, have traveled across the desert, in search of their
Palace, where they hope to find rest and companionship. Guard
makes salutation and returns to Outer Portal.
Mystic Oriental Guide, you will journey to the shadow of Cheops, and bring
before me this band of ‘pilgrims The
Guide makes the salutation and retires, and returns with the pilgrims
hoodwinked, marches around the hail. All members will sing an Ode.
conclusion of the Ode, the Guide halts with the pilgrims in front of the
Altar, and presents them to the Noble Prince.
Prince, in obedience to your command, I bring before you this band of
pilgrims, whom I found lurking in the shadows of Cheops?
Pilgrims, what excuse canst thou render for lurking in the shadows of
for pilgrims, replies as follows: Most Noble One. We are a band of pilgrims, who have
traveled far, and undergone many trials and difficulties, in search of the
Palace of the Ancient Egyptian Order Mystic Oriental Sons, where we hope to
find rest and companionship.
What is thy name?
Guide reads name of pilgrims.
Pilgrims, your search for the Palace of the Ancient Egyptian Order Mystic
Oriental Sons is ended, but before you can enjoy the rest and companionship,
for which you crave, and which exists only in a Palace of Mystic Oriental
Sons, you must take upon yourself a most binding oath, and subject yourself to
many trials and difficulties, to prove that you are worthy of this rest and
companionship, which is everlasting and everlasting, to all Mystic Oriental
Sons. With This admonition, are you willing to take this journey?
Pilgrims, in accordance with the ancient custom of this Order, you will take
upon yourselves the oath. You will kneel upon both knees, your left hand over
your heart, your right hand extended toward ‘heaven, pronounce your name in
full, and repeat after me. Room
in darkness, except light on Altar. Guides raises the hoodwinks, soft music
while obligation is being given.
Prince takes position in front of Altar.
I, in the presence of the Almighty and All powerful, one the Creator of
heaven and earth and the Mystic Oriental Sons here assembled, do, upon bended
knees, my left hand over my heart, my right hand raised toward Heaven, in
token of my sincerity, and in my right mind, do, of my own voliation, solemnly
swear, that I will obey all laws, rules, and regulations of the Ancient
Egyptian Order mystic Oriental Sons, its Supreme Grand Organization Department
and the Supreme Grand Palace and my subordinate Palace, that are now in force,
and all laws, rules and regulations hereinafter enacted.
I also solemnly swear, that I will never wrong this Order, in any manner
whatsoever, and I will not permit others to do so, if it is in my power to
I also solemnly swear, that I will never reveal to anyone, not entitled
to receive the same, any of the secrets of this Order, written or unwritten,
but will keep them safely locked with in my breast as they are now locked in
the bowels of Cheops.
I also solemnly swear, that I will render assistance to a worthy Mystic
Oriental Son, and any member of his family, when appealed to as such, defend
his character, and hasten to his relief when in danger.
I also solemnly swear, that I will not have improper relations with any
female member of the family of a Mystic Oriental Son, nor will I permit others
to do so, if within ray power to prevent it, and I will protect childhood and
womanhood, whenever, and wherever opportunity offers.
I also solemnly swear, that I will not oppress my fellowman, but will act
with justice to all, that I will prefer a Mystic Oriental Son to any other, in
all my dealings, unless I find reason that justifies me in acting otherwise.
To all of this, I most solemnly swear, with the full knowledge, that
should I become so low, as to violate this my solemn Oath, or any part
thereof, and prove unworthy of the confidence imposed in me, may the word
Traitor be branded on my forehead, that I be published to the world, as a low
vile wretch, without ‘honor, or any other penalty the Order may see cause to
inflict upon me. Amen.
conclusion of the administering the Oath, members will say:
We have witnessed your Oath.
ORIENTAL PRIEST: Almighty and All powerful One, the Creator of Heaven and earth, we thank
Thee for the privilege of receiving into our noble Order, these our fellow
citizens. Help them to be obedient to Thy laws, to the laws of this country,
and the laws of this Order. Solemnize this occasion, burn into their hearts
and their minds, the duties they owe to Thee, to tire government and to their
fellow man. Vouchsafe them, a clear understanding of the obligation they have
just assumed, and give unto them a proper conception of their duties and
responsibilities, as Mystic Oriental Sons of this Order, and to Thee be given
all honor and glory. Amen.
Your oath taken in the presence of the Almighty and All powerful One, the
Creator of Heaven and earth and in the presence of the Mystic Oriental sons
here assembled, enables you to proceed further, that you may receive that
which will make you a Mystic Oriental Son provided, however, that you do not
falter on your Journey, you will arise.
Pilgrims arise to their feet, the Guide conducts the pilgrims to the Outer
Court to await instructions.
room prepared as follows:
table with refreshments thereon, a pyramid of canvass or wood in a corner of
room, with a skull and bones placed inside, no hoodwinks. Room in
semi-darkness, low music. All officers in their stations.
Guide will enter with the pilgrims taking part in the ceremonies without
making any alarm, and proceed as follows:
Guide walks slowly around the room, and halts at the table containing
refreshments, where they will proceed to partake of same. Just before
beginning to partake of the refreshments, two members will appear, with a
mummified figure, on a stretcher, and halt in front of the Guide and pilgrims.
The Guide will point his finger at the mummified figure, and address the
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Look on this, drink and enjoy thyself, for such shalt thou be, when thou
art dead. Time, like an ever roiling stream, bears all its Sons away, they fly
forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening of the day.
with figure, quietly retire from the scene. Guide and pilgrims proceed around
the hail, and halt at the Pyramid.
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Pilgrims, before you can become a Mystic Oriental Son you must prove
that you are a Son of the Desert, therefore, you must penetrate into the
bowels of Cheops, and whatsoever ye shall find, bring forth, and this shall be
proof that you are a Son of the Desert.
pilgrim is caused to crawl into the opening of the Pyramid, and remain for a
few moments, and come forth bearing the skull and bones, and carries them on
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Pilgrims, thou hast done well, for thou hast discovered the bones of thy
fathers who were true Mystic Oriental Sons of the Desert, and which will give
thee an audience with the Noble Prince.
halts at Altar, room is made light, and all pilgrims are lined up before the
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Noble Prince, the pilgrims have journeyed across the desert, have taken
the oath of a Mystic Oriental Son, have feasted at the board of hospitality,
have looked upon the immortality of the Sons of the Desert, have penetrated
the bowels of Cheops, and there found the bones of their fathers, and now
await your direction.
steps forward and hands the skull and bones to the Noble Prince, who places
them upon the Altar.
Pilgrims, you have done well in bringing me proofs of your right to become
true Mystic Oriental Sons, yet before, you can he received into full
fellowship, you must receive the commendations of the King, conduct the
pilgrims to the Outer Court.
conducts the pilgrims to the Outer Court to await further instructions.
of Council Hall for second section of ceremony
King’s throne or lounge a curtain across stage with emblem.
King’s throne or lounge a curtain with emblem painted on same. A purple
robe, a gold chain and a gold ring for the strange lad, a small house
representing a prison. Musical instrument of some kind for female characters.
The Director of Work may use such other paraphernalia desired to bring out the
scene, without detracting from the Ritual.
of Work will arrange stage to best advantage.
on throne or lounge, male attendants, just in rear of King, caption of the
Guard standing just below king on right, (place guards to best advantage).
Female attendants reclining out in front of King, with musical instruments,
and King’s Jester in front of King. In an appropriate part of the hall, a
house representing a prison, in charge of two Guards, standing in front.
Ceremony – Second Section
pilgrims seated, lights dimmed, curtain aside, strange lad and chief butler in
prison. At proper time, the chief butler; bound in chains, slips by Guards,
who are supposed to be asleep, and crawls stealthily on hands and knees, toward
the King’s Court. On reaching a point just in front, and a little way from
the stage, halts, which will be the cue for the King to arouse from his
slumbers. Each member of the King’s Court becomes alert, the female
attendants start playing on their instruments, and the Jester begins his
King shows signs of being upset and worried, exhibits impatience, and speaks
as if in anger.
Be gone with thy merriment, I am much perturbed. Music
ceases Jester stops his antics, and all is quiet.
I have had a dream that troubleth me much.
Captain of the Guard: Assemble the Wise Men of Egypt, that they may interpret my dream.
of Guards instructs one of the Guards to bring the Wise Men. Guard retires,
and returns with three Wise Men, who make salutation and stand before the
King. Guards assumes his station.
I have dreamed this dream. Behold, there came up out of the river seven well
favored kine and fat fleshed, and they fed in a meadow. And, behold, seven
other kine came up after
them out of the river ill favored and lean fleshed and stood by the other
kine upon the brink of the river. And the ill favored and ill fleshed kine did
eat up the seven well favored and fat kine. And behold I slept and dreamed
this dream: And behold, seven ears of corn came up on one stalk, rank and
good, and behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprang up
after thorn; and the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. I
have told thee my dreams. Canst thou interpret these dreams?
some trembling and uneasiness, one of the Wise Men will say: Oh!
King, we cannot interpret Thy dreams.
as if going mad:
Ha, Ha, Ha, Wise Men of Egypt, sarcastically:
Fools thou art, for that snaps
I would have thee thrown in prison, away with you, away with you. Wise
Men quietly retire.
Oh, for the help of some one in my dominion, who can bring peace to my mind,
by interpreting my dream?
Butler, the prisoner, who has been lying all this time out in front,
unobserved, rises to his knees, and extends his manacled hands towards the
King, will say:
Oh, King, I know of one in thy dominion, who canst interpret thy dream.
surprised upon beholding the prisoner, will say: Who art thou to thus address the King of Egypt?
Captain of Guard:
Throw this slave into prison.
of the Guard steps toward the prisoner, the prisoner crawls closer to the
King, and says:
Oh King, I pray thee hear me.
of Guards halts.
So be it, speak thou slave.
Oh King, I and the Chief Baker, while in prison, had a dream, and in prison
with us was a strange lad, to whom we told our dream, and he interpreted to
us, our dream.
apparently much impressed: Who is he that thou speakest of?
Oh King, I know not his name, for be is a stranger in the land of Egypt.
turns to Captain of the Guard and will say: Send down to the prison for this stranger, that
he may appear before me.
OF THE GUARD to Guard: Go bring this prisoner before the King.
departs, and brings the prisoner, who is ragged, and bound in chains, before
the King, the Guard makes salutation, and takes his station. The prisoner,
thus brought, stands in chains before the King.
I dreamed a dream, there is none that can interpret it, and I have been told
that thou canst interpret dreams.
Oh King, it is not in me, God will give thee so answer of peace.
repeats his dream.
Lad interprets the dream: The dream of the King is one. God hath showed the King what he is about
to do. The seven good kine are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven
years, and the dream is one. And the seven thin and ill favored kine that came
up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blasted with the east
wind shall be seven years of famine. What God is about to do he showeth unto
the King. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the
land of Egypt, and there shall arise after them seven years of famine. And all
the plenty shah be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall
consume the land; and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of
that famine following, for it shall be grevious.
who has listened attentively will say: As much as God has shown thee all this, there
is none so wise and discreet as thou art, thou shalt become my adopted son,
and over my house, and recording to thy word, shall all my people be ruled.
Only on the throne, will I be greater than thou.
Remove the chains that bind your ruler.
step forward, and remove chains.
Instead of chains, thou shalt wear robes of State. Guards
escorts Strange Lad to King.
removes ring from his finger, and puts it on the Strange Lad, places purple
robe on him, and places a golden chain around his neck. King resumes throne,
and will say:
My son, I pray thee, be seated at my right hand.
Lad takes seat.
this point, the King again observes the prisoner, lying our in front, turns to
the Captain of the Guards, and will say: Away with this prisoner.
steps forward, as if to take hold of prisoner, adopted son rises, goes to
prisoner, throws his arms around him and will say: Oh King, I have heard it said of thee, that thou art
of kind heart. To sin is human, to forgive is divine. Remember that he was the
humble instrument that caused peace to come to thy mind, therefore, I pray
thee to pardon him, and restore him to thy household.
So be it, for thou speaketh well, remove the chains.
removes chains, adopted son remains standing beside the Chief Butler, with his
arm around his shoulder and the Ode is sung.
conclusion of Ode, adopted son resumes his station, and the Chief Butler
quietly retires from scene. At this point an alarm is made on the Inner
OF INNER PORTAL, calls from his station: Oh King, there is an alarm.
What causes the alarm?
ascertains the cause, returns and reports.
OF INNER PORTAL: Oh King, the alarm comes from a messenger of the Noble Prince.
Let him enter.
member, having previously retired, will enter with an Egyptian robe on, very
much excited, halts in center of hail, and will say:
Oh King, I bear a message from the Noble Prince of the Palace.
steps forward, and hands to the Captain of the Guard the message, who in
turns, hands it to the King, King reads the message.
bursting forth in merriment: Ha! Ha! Ha! and
addressing his adopted son will say: This is a message from the
Noble Prince praying that I issue a royal proclamation, for a band of
pilgrims, captured by the Oriental Guide of the desert, whom he found lurking
in the shadows of Cheops, be made Mystic Oriental Sons of the Ancient Egyptian
Order Mystic Oriental Sons. Ha! Ha!
OF THE GUARD:
Oh King, I am told that the pilgrims are among us, and that they are willing
to undergo any trials and difficulties, that thou, oh King, may direct, that
they may become Mystic Oriental Sons.
Ha! Ha! Ha! My heart is light, Ha! Ha! Ha! Gather the pilgrims and put them to
for the Director of this section
many pilgrims can be selected, as desired for this section. The others to be
seated. All in readiness. The Guide will return with pilgrims, hoodwinked,
without making an alarm, and is met in the center of the ball by the Director
of the work, who speaks as follows.
Hold, stand where you are, for thou knowest not what is about to befall thee,
for the pilgrim answers.
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Oh Master, I do not, but I have a desire to be a Mystic Oriental Son,
and I am willing to under go trials and difficulties, to prove that I am
worthy to receive so great an honor.
Well said, for know ye, that it is a decree of the King of Egypt, that before
this honor can be had, that he who seeks it, must prove worthy.
steps aside, and the pilgrims are put through such tests and stunts as
provided for. Such as singing a song, dancing, walking across an electric
conclusion of the stunts, the curtain is drawn in front of he Court scene, and
the King and his Court quietly retires. The pilgrims are conducted to the
Outer Court to await the third section
costumes for the Director of Work, and his assistants, as well as for the
candidates, may be used if desired.
Ceremony - Third Section
in readiness, officers in their stations.
alarm is made on the Inner Portal.
ORIENTAL GUARD OF INNER PORTAL: Noble Prince, there is an alarm.
Why this alarm?
retires beyond the Inner Portal, to ascertain the cause, and returns.
ORIENTAL GUARD OF INNER PORTAL: Noble Prince, a messenger from the King.
Let him enter.
opens the portal, and the messenger enters, halts in front of Altar, makes the
salutation and will say: Noble Prince, I have a message from the King.
forward and hands the message to the Noble Prince, and quietly takes his seat.
PRINCE, reads the proclamation and will say: This is a proclamation from the King, saying
that his dream hath been interpreted. Egypt hath been saved, and his heart is
light, and that the pilgrims captured in the shadow of Cheops, be made Mystic
Oriental Sons, for he is well pleased with the fortitude and courage displayed
by them. Oriental Guide of the Desert, in obedience to the King’s
proclamation you will retire beyond the Inner Portal, where you will find this
band of pilgrims, and conduct them into the Council halt, to receive final
instructions, which will make them Mystic Oriental Sons.
Guide makes the salutation, retires, and returns with the pilgrims, no
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Noble Prince, I present to you this band of pilgrims, who were found
lurking in the shadows of Cheops, who stated they were in search of the Palace
of the Ancient Egyptian Order Mystic Oriental Sons. They have undergone
many trials and difficulties, and now desire rest and companionship.
Pilgrims, I am indeed glad to hear of your laudable ambition, and in obedience
to the King’s command, you shall have this honor conferred upon you.
However, before this can be done, it is necessary that you proceed on your
journey for further instructions.
conducts the pilgrims to the Past Noble Prince, for the lecture on Fidelity.
To the Mystic Priest for the lecture on Reverence. To the Mystic Prince for
the lecture on Good Fellowship. Soft music.
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Past Noble Prince I present the Pilgrims for the charge on Fidelity.
Lecture on Fidelity
Pilgrims, Fidelity is the great first stone in the struction of our Order. It
is the careful observance of duty, the performance of obligation. It is of
supreme importance in the life of every man. It is a great honor when your
fellowman can point you out and say: There is a man of Fidelity, a man who can
be relied on to do his duty under all circumstances regardless of
consequences, therefore, do your duty. Be true and steadfast to your God, to
your country, to home, to yourself and to this Order. If you adhere to this
principle you will command the respect of your enemies and the admiration of
your friends. Mystic Oriental Guide present the Pilgrim to the Mystic Oriental
Priest for the charge of Reverence.
Lecture on Reverence
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Mystic Oriental Priest, I present the Pilgrims for the charge on
ORIENTAL PRIEST: Pilgrims reverence is another stone in the structure of our Order.
Reverence is to have a deep feeling of respect for All things, Holy. Reverence
the Great Creator of Heaven and earth, reverence your country, reverence
womanhood and old age. Have deep respect and consideration for the opinion
of others, whether they be religious or political. Let your thoughts and
actions be guided by the ‘Golden Rule.’ Practice a Friendship that will
stand the severest test. Reverence this Order. Have respect for your
obligations. Hold in high esteem your Fellow Mystic Oriental Sons.
Mystic Oriental Guide present the Pilgrims to the Mystic Oriental Prince
for the charge on Good Fellowship.
Lecture on Good Fellowship
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Mystic Oriental Prince I present to you the Pilgrims for the charge on
Pilgrims Good Fellowship is an important stone, a stone of influence in the
structure of our Order. If good fellowship prevailed among men there would be
no heart aches, no jealousy, no selfishness, therefore, be friendly and
sociable, he in good humor, have a cheerful temper, have a pleasant smile and
kind words for all; throw around your fellowman the mantle of charity.
Remembering that to err is human. to forgive is divine. You pass this way but
once, therefore, make the beet of your opportunities. Remember that the winter
of your life will soon come with its cold dreariness of the grave to which you
body will be consigned, when the cares of life will close and the time of
labor is over. Therefore, scatter sunshine, happiness and good fellowship
along your way.
ORIENTAL GUIDE: Noble Prince, the Pilgrims have received the lectures on Fidelity,
Reverence and Good Fellowship, and now await final instructions.
Pilgrims, I congratulate you on the courage you have displayed in your
laudable ambition to become Mystic Oriental Sons. I will now instruct you in
the symbolic meaning of our Emblem and impart to you the unwritten work of the
Noble Prince instructs in the symbolic meaning of the Emblem. The
Emblem of our Order consists of the star and Crescent the face and the
Pyramid. The star and crescent is intended to represent good life. It also
teaches no one should undertake the accomplishments of life’s work without
system. It also teaches us the importance of a faithful discharge of duties
that our garments he not defiled or our names blotted out from the roll of
honor; for a failure on our part may result in great loss to others, and we as
a consequence may be doomed to wander in the darkness of a moonless and
starless night of want and destitution. This Emblem is also symbolic of the
moon and star that give light to the Pilgrims as they traveled across the
The face is symbolic of one who was true and steadfast in all that was
right. Of one who stood in the presence of the King of Egypt and saved a
The Pyramid is symbolic of the Power, and skill of Cheops, the King of
Ancient Egypt. It is also symbolic of the tomb that contained the bones of
the Sons of the Desert.
The Unwritten work consists of:
1. The alarm on the Outer Portal.
2. The alarm at the Inner Portal.
3. The desert Pass and explanation.
4. The salutation and explanation.
5. The answer and explanation.
6. The retiring salutation.
7. The answer and explanation.
8. The test sign and answer.
9. The warning sign and explanation.
10. The distress sign.
11. The distress word.
12. The hailing word.
13. The honors of the Order.
14. The Ancient attitude.
15. The voting sign.
16. The use of the gavel.
Noble Prince will communicate the unwritten work.
After a Council has been regularly opened, and a Mystic desires to be
admitted, any alarm he may make on the Outer Portal, will be answered by the
Guard of the Outer Portal, who will open same, and permit you to enter the
Outer Court, to him you will present your membership card and if same is
satisfactory, you will be allowed to make the alarm on the Inner Portal. Guard
of Inner Portal will open same, and you will communicate to the Guard, the
Desert Pass. If correct, you will be allowed to enter the Council hall, and
advance to the Altar, make the salutation, then take your seat. If you desire
to retire, before the Council is closed, you will advance to the Altar, make
the salutation and retire. After a Council has been opened, and you desire
admittance, being without your card or the Desert Pass, or both, the matter
shall be reported through the Mystic Oriental Guard of the Inner Portal, who
stall report from his station to the Noble Prince, and that officer, shall
decide the case as he deems proper, and shall warn you that such neglect must
not occur again.
conclusion of the unwritten work, the Noble Prince will call up the Council.
I welcome you, not as Pilgrims, but as Mystic Oriental Sons, for by the
authority in me vested, I declare each of you a Mystic Oriental Son, and trust
you will so conduct yourselves, that you may, as long as you live, enjoy the
rest and companionship of cur Noble Order, please he seated.
of the Council resumed.
Noble Prince rises give two raps with gavel.
Mystic Oriental Sons, the Council having transacted all legal business that has
come before it, we will now proceed to close. Give
three raps, all will rise.
We will now sing the Closing Ode.
Mystic Oriental Sons, you will assume the ancient attitude, while our Mystic
Oriental Priest offers up our devotion soft
All look to the
All Mighty and All powerful One the Creator of Heaven and Earth. We ask Thee to
bless the good we have done, and forgive us the evil. Be Thou with us in our own
homes, and preserve us, and all our loved ones, and to Thee be the power and the
glory forever. Amen.
I now declare this Council closed rap with gavel.