What are the Scottish Rite degrees like?

The Scottish Rite degrees are allegorical dramas, staged with costumes, scenery, special effects, and the full rigging of a stage production. The degrees present Masonic philosophy in ways that inspire greater knowledge and self reflection so that men may better themselves and society. Each degree explores one or more of the organization's six Core Values -- Reverence for God, Integrity, Devotion to Country, Justice, Tolerance, and Service to Humanity.

These degrees are not meant to tell a Mason what he should think about the philosophical and ethical themes they introduce, but instead try to inspire Brothers to journey to their own unique insight.

Eligible degree candidates and Scottish Rite Masons can witness degrees by attending an in-person Valley Reunion, virtual Join the Rite Night, or by scheduling a Rite on the Road degree viewing with their local Valley secretary.

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