Knight of the Brazen Serpent, 25º


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

Sign. Point to an object on the ground with the index finger of the right hand; incline the head.

Knocks. Nine knocks, five slow, then three short, and then one.

Steps. Nine steps taken serpent-wise.

Insignia. Red tunic, white sash fringed with gold; a grand star, violet ribbon worn crosswise, on which is embroidered in gold “Virtue and Courage.”

Pass word. I.N.R.I.

Covered word. JOHAN RAPH (sun, to heal).

Sascred word. MOSES—this spelled (taken). (Moses was the chief and the law-giver of the Hebrews; he finished his career on mount NEBO, on the last day of the moon of ADAR, the last of the year 2553; but his sepulchre has never been discovered.)