Philosophical and Chivalric Degrees
|Number||Degree Name||Number||Degree Name|
|19||Grand Pontiff||25||Knight of the Brazen Serpent|
|20||Master of the Symbolic Lodge||26||Prince of Mercy|
|21||Noachite or Prussian Knight||27||Knight Commander of the Temple|
|22||Knight of the Royal Axe||28||Knight of the Sun|
|23||Chief of the Tabernacle||29||Knight of St Andrew|
|24||Prince of the Tabernacle||30||Knight Kadosh|
The degrees encompassed by the Council of Kadosh are the 19th through 30th. Although Pike identifies them as chivalric or philosophical, they are all intensely mystical with respect to the lessons conveyed and symbols employed.
The Council degrees explain why morality and the practice of virtue are indispensable to Masons. The political lessons explain why intolerance, superstition and bigotry are special enemies of human freedom. The examination of widely varied religions seeks to explain the nature of Deity and the relationship between Him and mankind.