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.
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT