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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. Degrees explore 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 dictate what a Freemason should think about the philosophical and ethical themes of the Craft but instead, 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, a virtual Join the Rite Night, or by attending a Rite on the Road degree viewing with their local Valley secretary.

Members may also receive the Scottish Rite degrees online during Thursday Night at the Rite, taking place on select dates throughout the year. During Thursday Night at the Rite, members gather online to witness one of Supreme Council’s virtual degree broadcasts alongside fellow Brethren.

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for a look behind-the-scenes of the making of the 17th degree.