Knight of St. Andrew, 29º


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

Sign of the Earth; with the head slightly bent forward, wipe the forehead with the back of the right hand.

1st Grip; with the examiner, take successively the 1st, 2nd and 3rd joints of the right index finger spelling alternatively BOAZ.

Sign of Water; place the right hand on the heart, extend it horizontally to the height of the breast, and let it fall to the right side. Grip; take each the 1st, 2nd and 3rd joints of the right middle finger, spelling JACHIN.

Sign of Astonishment and horror; whilst looking at the ground, turn the head to the left and lift the two hands towards the heavens.

Sign of Fire; join the two hands with fingers interlaced, palm outwards, and cover the eyes. In reply, sign of air; raise forward the right hand to the height of the shoulder.

Grip. Whilst pronouncing alternatively one of the syllables of the word MOABON, take the index finger of the others right hand by the end joint.

Sign of admiration) raise the hands and eyes towards the heavens, the left arm a little less than the right, the left heel raised a little so that the knee makes a square with the right leg.

Sign of the Sun), place the right thumb on the right eye, raise the index finger to form a square, then point as if indicating an object, and say, “I measure as far as the Sun.” 7th General Sign; make with the arms on the breast a St. Andrew’s Cross. General grip; each takes the first joint of the right index finger of the other; the first says “NE” the second “KA,” and in passing to the extreme joint of the little finger, the first says “MAH” and the second “NEKAMAH.”

Steps. On the plan of the cross of Jerusalem take three apprentice steps, three of a companion, and three of a master.

Age. Nine squared, that is eighty-one years.

Knocks. Nine by 2, 3, and 4.

Insignia. Red tunic, white scarf with stars, fringed with gold; grand cross; sash worn crosswise, with the jewel which is a compass in three triangles enclosed in another triangle.

Pass word. EREL, (angel of fire or of light), HASSAN (angel of the air), TALJAHHAD (angel of the water), PHORLACH (angel of the earth).
Sacred word. NEKAMAH (vengeance.)