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Scottish Rite Jewelry
Many theories as to the origin of the Scottish Rite. Scottish rite started in pairs France, around 1758. A Master Mason may enter the Scottish Rite, which is one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry, for more exposure to the principles of Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite offered ethical teaching and philosophy in the Craft.
Scottish rite jewelry was worn by the member. Every piece of jewelry shows different symbols. The double eagle logo shows an emblem for power and dominion. Some of the symbols 33 degrees. The 33-degree symbol shows that the person outstanding work in the Rite or in public life.
Scottish rite jewelry shows the motto( “In Hoc Signo Vinces” ). This is the Greek sentence “By this sign, thou shalt conquer” . This is not the exact meaning in Greek translation. The Commandery of Knights Templars, which is the Order’s American branch, still uses this emblem today.
Firstly people thought that Constantine made this motto. But after some time this claim was wrong by the freemasons. According to Dr. Albert Mackey, a Masonic author, Templars did not use the Passion Cross or the Cross of Constantine. They used a beauseant that is a simple banner pole. The color of the banner is white and black.
These symbols show different meanings according to different types of people in centuries. To become a Scottish member you firstly become a master mason standing in the good lodge. Fill out a petition and provide the necessary fee; Attend a “Reunion” at which the Scottish Rite Degrees are bestowed. Now take a master’s mason degree after this you can join the Scottish Rite.
Some Scottish jewelry contains other symbols like HTWSSTKS which means “Hiram, Tyrian, Widow’s Son, Sent to King Solomon”. So other symbols also exist, INRI “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum,” meaning “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. Scottish Rite jewelry is much important. Now they passed through one generation to another. London regalia offers a collection of Scottish rite jewelry.