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The Cryptic Rite

Author:
J. Ross Robertson

Publisher:
Hunter Rose & Co., Toronto

Year:
1888 - 261 pages - 8.7 MB

Full Title:
The Cryptic Rite, its origin and introduction on the continent. History of the degrees or Royal, Select, and Super Excellent Master; The Work of the Rite in Canada with a history of the various Grand Councils that have existed from the inception of the Rite in Canada till the present time (1888)

Comment:
The history of the Rite and its degrees is compiled from various sources, Mackey, Chase, McClenachan, and other Masonic authors. The history of the Cryptic Grand Councils in the United States is from the pen of my esteemed friend Brother and Companion, Josiah H. Drummond, of Maine, while the Canadian branch of the history I have gathered from documents in my possession as Grand Recorder, and from official sources of information, that make it the first written and authentic history of the Rite in Canada.

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A Review of Cryptic Masonry

Author:
Geo. W. Warvelle, P. G. M.

Publisher:
Published by the Grand Council - Chicago

Year:
1895 - 17 Pages - 0.7 MB

Full Title:
A Review of Cryptic Masonry in the United States; An address, delivered before the Fifth Mass Convention of the Royal and Select Masters of Illinois, at Galesburg, September 5, 1895

Comment:
Like the great mass of our traditions, degrees and ceremonial observances, the origin of the Cryptic degrees is unknown, and its early history, for the most part, consists merely of legends that are incapable of verification and, in some instances, unworthy of belief. Its fundamental principles may, indeed, be traced to the English Masonry of the revival, but there is no evidence that the degrees, as such, were ever known or practiced outside of our own country prior to the commencement of the present century, and the preponderating opinion of Masonic archaeologists now is that they are the works of the early American ritualists. It may be said that the history of Cryptic Masonry, as a coherent and connected system, commences with the year 1818, and that it owes its present existence to the zeal or cupidity, or both combined, of Jeremy L. Cross.

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Cryptic Rite Booklet

Author:
A Grand Council Committee

Publisher:
The Supreme Grand Council of Royal And Select Masters Eastern Jurisdiction of Canada

Year:
1999 - 7 pages - 0.7 MB

Full Title:
The Cryptic Rite of Freemasonry in Councils of Royal and Select Masters

Comment:
A summary of the Cryptic Rite Degrees.

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The Circle of Perfection

Author:
A Grand Council Committee

Publisher:
The Supreme Grand Council of Royal And Select Masters Eastern Jurisdiction of Canada

Year:
2011 - 8 pages - 0.6 MB

Full Title:
The Circle of Perfection in Ancient Craft Masonry

Comment:
Script of a presentation on the Cryptic Rite to Chapters of Royal Arch Masons by three members of a Council of Royal and Select Masters.

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