The Scottish Rite is often called the university of our fraternity because it not only maintains a world class research library, but it also uses extensive allegory in its Degree work to explore the philosophy, history, religions, ethics and ultimate truths that guide our Brothers’ lives. People throughout history have tried to answer certain universal questions through each of these intertwined pathways of thought. Candidates are introduced to these concepts in the degree work in an effort to stimulate interest and individual pursuit of these truths though development of knowledge, and with time, attainment of wisdom. To that regard, the Scottish Rite offers the following programs to promote interest in history and esoteric schools of thought.
Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.
SPES MEA IN DEO EST!