From the very first day that we are initiated into Masonry we are admonished to make every endeavour to expand our knowledge of Freemasonry, indeed we are told "to make a daily advancement in Masonic knowledge".
There is a very good way that you can do this, and the following is a brief introduction as to how to achieve this goal through the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (all 33 degrees) or as it is commonly known -`Rose Croix Masonry'
Many Masons are left with a sense of an unfinished story when we complete our 3rd Degree and look for some sort of completion. Some join other Orders including Mark & HRA and still find that the story is somehow not complete.
Usually this is caused by 2 statements in the “H A” story as it is portrayed to us in the Craft. These are:
The statement that ---- "the Master Masons WORD was lost"; How can this be?, many ask, as King Solomon and King Hiram knew it?.
And that we told we are receiving substituted secrets `until time or place restored the original'.
These statements leave us with a strong conviction that there MUST be more to Freemasonry. Why substituted Secrets?, What are the genuine secrets?, Where are they?, & Why haven't they been found by now?.
This is the reason that a good many dedicated Masons look for, and find answers to these questions "Beyond the Craft" third degree.
But what is there beyond the 3rd Degree? - Well- There are in fact more than 15 other Masonic Orders and Rites of Ancient and Accepted Freemasonry operating in Australia. So there is a great deal to choose from - but which Rite or Order to choose is the question?
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry meet only four times per year, January, April, July and October. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month and tyle at 11am sharp. After the meeting a luncheon is enjoyed in the South.
Joininjg the 18th degree as indicated at the top of the page is only possible after you have completed a Master Mason degree in your Lodge. The best way to approach it is to ask other Masons and be directed in the right direction as to who to speak to.
B A Arnol D P Dezentje G Pearse
M Bari H Fenech K Pedrana
F Belbe B V Lamb F D Power
P J Blanksby N V Lamb A Squibb
M J Briant H Lane N J Towers
O W Brunner R C Lynn K D von Paschelke
R K Castle OAM J L Moir A J Walker
D F Daniel G R Moon J A Walker
R S Dawson B R O’Keeffee I D Welch