Grand Elect Perfect and Sublime Master, 14º


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

Sign. Place the right hand near the left flank and draw it sharply towards the right.

First grip. Give each the right hand; turn it alternatively three times, the first one saying “BERITH,” and the other “NEDER,” to which the first replies “SCHELMOTH.”

Covering word. J...M.

Pass word. SHIBBOLETH.

Sign of Fire. Place on the left cheek the open right hand, and with the left hand hold the elbow.

Second grip. Grip the right hand as in the 3rd degree saying “Are you going further?” The answer is to advance the hand along the arm to the elbow; then each one places his left hand on the right shoulder of the other, leaning forward three times with the right legs advanced. The second covering word is MACHORIM (afflictions) and the Second Pass-word is ELHANAN (Mercy of God, God the merciful).

Sign of admiration and silence. After having inclined the head, raise the eyes and lift the two open hands toward the heavens and place the two first fingers of the right hand on the lips.

Third grip. Each one seizes the right hand of the other and with the left hand on the right shoulder draws the other one to him by advancing the hand on the back.

Third Covering Word. ADONAI.

Knocks. Twenty-four knocks, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Steps. Nine steps, eight quick ones and one slow, whilst holding the right elbow and placing the right hand on the cheek the palm outwards.

Age. Seven times seven years.

Insignia. Blue tunic, red sash fringed with gold, crimson ribbon worn crosswise with the jewel which is a golden compass.

Grand Pass word. BEAMACHEH! BAME­ARAH! (God be praised! we have found!)

Sacred word. JEHOVAH.