Grand Master Architect, 12

 

Dit amerikaanse rituaal dateert uit de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw.


Sign. Place the right hand on the left; one hand is supposed to be holding a pencil, and the other a paper; make as if to make a design, and seem to gaze at the G.M. who is supposed to have suggested a subject.

Grip. Put the left hand on the hip, and interlace the fingers of the right hand with those of the left hand of the tyler, who has his right hand on his hip.

Steps. Three steps in the form of a square, the first are slowly and the two others quickly.

Insignia. Blue tunic, red sash with gold fringe, blue ribbon worn crosswise with the jewel which is a square plate; on one of the faces are engraven four semi-circles before seven stars, at the centre is a triangle, containing the letter A, on the other face are the five orders of architecture; at the top is a level and below are a square and compasses; below the columns of the five orders are the initials of their names

C.D.T.I.C. Chevend - grandeur; Devek - union; Thokath - force; Jophi - beauty; Chillah - perfection.. (NOTE. Are not these rather the names of the five orders of architecture? Corinthian, Doric, Tuscan, Ionic, and Composite).

Pass word. BADBANAIN (Master of the Architects).

Sacred word. ADONAI.