FREEMASONRY’S ROYAL SECRET: The Francken Manuscript of the High Degrees by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, G.C., Grand Archivist and Grand Historian; Introduction co-authored with Alain Bernheim, 33° (Hardcover First Edition)
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Hardbound (6 3/4″ x 10″) with decorative covers; illustrated; includes index. 317 pages.
Published by the Scottish Rite Research Society.
Book is in new unread condition
What was high degree Masonry like before the Scottish Rite? For the first time ever, the actual rituals of the parent of the Scottish Rite are available for study from a rare manuscript!
Created by Stephen Morin in the 1760s, this 25-degree system used many of the most popular and important degrees of the time. By 1764 the high degrees were established in New Orleans, and in 1767 Henry Andrew Francken brought the system to Albany, New York. It was finally absorbed into the Scottish Rite in 1801.
This extremely interesting work includes the full and complete rituals of the system, from 4 Secret Master, to 25 Prince of the Royal Secret. Also included are the detached degrees of Select Master of 27, Knight of the Royal Arch, and Grand Master Ecose, which appeared at the back of the manuscript.
Includes several facsimiles from the original manuscript.