I presume then that Thomas's third degree that was witnessed by some of our members in Copenhagen was the Swedish Rite Please correct me if i am wrong.?
indeed it was - and very impressive it was too
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
Freemasonry is "veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" because these are the surest way by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and with the mind that the initiate must take Freemasonry but also with the heart.
As far as i know there are three Orders of Masonry in Sweden.
*Le Droit Humain.
*A Latin American Grand Lodge (Originated with Chilean refugees).
I would just like to say too that the Swedenborgian Religion and Church is something completly else than what is asked for in Swedish Rite Masonry witch is Lutheran, nothing else.
Swedenborgian thought, just like Martinism or Gnostisism can be found here and there in different Mystical Orders but not in Swedish rite Masonry.
Swedens Church was for a long time (until recently) conected to the state.
By Swedish law our King must be a member of that Church. Until recently the GM of the Swedish GL was the King (or at least Royalty).
I can agree that it might be exlusive but it´s not surpricing to me (being against Church / state connection too). Most Swedes would have been members since birth in the Swedish Church anyway for the last couple of hundred years.
Staffs: Danish GL is also Swedish Rite. I think there´s LDH there too though.
sbs59: Can someone help me with this question. I was a Master Mason for 4 years until last year. My father died and i left the Masons as i was depressed about his death. Can i now re join a lodge?
May 21, 2019 10:07:41 GMT
The Ancient: sbs59: Were you suspended for non payment of dues? if so, square up and petition the lodge for a restatement vote. If your dues are current, your still a member. In this case, it is all about the Benjamins.
May 27, 2019 0:49:07 GMT