Ceremony for the degree of Prince of Light, 42

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



This degree teaches that our Order is a social chain which dates from the foundation of the world: that in spite of savage and barberous wars, and the catastrophes of time which have overthrown and changed the face of the world, it remains pure and stainless and a shelter from the contagions of earth.

It takes as symbotic basis the grand work which God had placed before the eyes of all men, in providing with equal and impartial Justice for the wants of all terrestrial existence. It is with ths idea that Masonry inscribes on her banner the word "Fraternity", or in the language of wisdom "death to egotism".

The Receiver says:
Consult the heavens, the greatest and most beautiful of all books, written by the hand of God himself.
Sign: with index finger of right hand trace the stars; holding an instrument with left hand.
Touch: point with index finger to the Pole Star.
Password: Orion (the Constellation of Horus).
Secret Word: Jah (it is the Pole Star among certain Arabs.)
Battery: *****   *****   *****   *****   *****       **   **.
Jewel and Symbol: upon a triangle, a broken Star.

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