The Ceremonial and Official Degrees

NumberDegree NameNumberDegree Name
31Inspector Inquisitor32Master of the Royal Secret

The 31st Degree reveals the dynamic relationship that has existed for centuries between human law as a means of achieving justice and divine justice as an ideal. It asks all of us to judge ourselves in the light of this knowledge and the lessons of the preceding degrees.

In the 32nd Degree we learn the very ancient roots of Masonic Truth—in the East. Symbols seen in previous degrees are here given broader and deeper meanings. The Royal Secret, Equilibrium, is explained in this degree and forms the capstone of the instruction of the Scottish Rite. From this fundamental truth is derived human wisdom and virtue or right conduct.

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