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Scottish Rite Jewelry
There are numerous theories as to how the Scottish Rite came to be. Around 1758, the Scottish rite began in Pairs, France. A Master Mason may join the Scottish Rite, one of the auxiliary bodies of Freemasonry, to gain additional exposure to the principles of Freemasonry. In the Craft, the Scottish Rite provided ethical teaching and philosophy.
The member wore Scottish rite jewellery. Each piece of jewellery depicts a different symbol. The double eagle logo represents power and dominion; Some of the symbols are in the 33rd degree. The 33-degree symbol indicates that the individual has done outstanding work in the Rite or in public life.
So, The motto is depicted on Scottish rite jewellery ( “In Hoc Signo Vinces” ). This is the Greek phrase “By this sign, thou shalt conquer.” In Greek translation, this is not the exact meaning. This emblem is still used by the Commandery of Knights Templars, the Order’s American branch also.
At first, people assumed that this motto was created by Constantine. However, after some time; the freemasons discovered that this claim was incorrect. The Templars did not use the Passion Cross or the Cross of Constantine, according to Dr. Albert Mackey, a Masonic author. They made use of a beaus ant, which is a simple banner pole. The banner is white and black in color.
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 bestowe. 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. Masonic Supplies offers a collection of Scottish rite jewelry.