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Your Free Checklist to Becoming a 32° Mason
Learn about the steps you need to take to continue your Masonic journey through the Scottish Rite.
What is Scottish Rite Freemasonry?
The Scottish Rite, often referred to as 32° Freemasonry™, is an appendant body of Freemasonry. Open to Master Masons, our additional 29 degrees build upon the ethical and philosophical teachings of the Blue Lodge.
A member of 32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry seeks to:
- Aid mankind’s search for identity and destiny
- Produce wiser men in a wiser world, happier men in a happier world, and better men in a better world
- Promote the dignity of every person and humanity in all activities
Watch our video to learn more about the Scottish Rite.
Why Become a 32° Scottish Rite Mason?
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is a brotherhood of men dedicated to selfless acts of kindness and generosity. Men committed to improving themselves by journeying deeper into the highest principles, teachings, and ideals of the Masonic Craft. Share the journey with like-minded, worthy men who share a passion, commitment and connection to something bigger.
Earning the 32° is a journey to more light, greater self-improvement and self-discovery.
The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction spans 15 states, greatly expanding your network of fraternal friendships and program opportunities far beyond the local Lodge.
Beginning with the 4°, Scottish Rite's 29 degrees expand on the lessons of the symbolic lodge, allowing a Master Mason to further master the tenets and teachings of our Craft.
Presented in the form of allegorical plays, Scottish Rite Masons can choose to witness a degree or participate in the production as an actor or stagehand. Degrees are offered both in person or virtually throughout the year.
Learn more about the degrees at our in-depth degree section.
Our Core Values
Based on the teachings of the Scottish Rite degrees, our six Core Values form a common, indelible bond between 32° Scottish Rite Brothers.
Our Core Values are:
- Service to Humanity
- Devotion to Country
- Reverence for God
Watch how our Core Values can be applied to everyday life in our Core Values video series, part of our Journey On campaign.
Path to Membership
Becoming a Scottish Rite Mason connects you to a world-wide Brotherhood of good men on a never-ending journey to greater enlightenment. men seeking to improve themselves and their communities. Across our 15 states, we have 100 Valleys with more than 95,000 members.
Journey on to the Scottish Rite, NMJ.
Member Benefits and Programming Highlights
Here is a sample of some of the programs you will enjoy as part of your membership:
The Northern Light Magazine
Published since 1970, The Northern Light (TNL) is our member magazine. Read about the latest news with our charities, degrees, Valleys, and more to stay connected to our Brotherhood.
Scottish Rite, NMJ Blog
The Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ) is an esteemed leader in Masonic education. Read our blog to discover rich educational resources and continue your journey to more light.
Thursday Night at the Rite
Thursday Night at the Rite (TNR) is our signature virtual degree program. Each season, gather with thousands of Brothers online to witness our inspiring, cinematic degree productions and enjoy fraternal fellowship.
Explore all the Scottish Rite has to offer through Pathfinder, our interactive member program that serves as a guide to help you uncover the the most rewarding member experience.
Hauts Grades Academy
Hauts Grades Academy is our premiere education program that takes you deep into study and reflection of our 29 degrees.
Your Valley will host Reunions periodically throughout the year. Reunions are your chance to continue your Masonic journey alongside local Brethren by witnessing degrees, engaging in social fellowship, and more. Find your local Valley to see what events are scheduled.
Take the Next Step
Find a Valley
The Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction includes Valleys in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Valleys are local groups of Scottish Rite Masons - similar to your Masonic lodge, but covering a larger region. Belonging to a Valley means being part of a tight-knight community of Scottish Rite Brothers.