In order to join the Scottish Rite you must be a Master Mason. If you are not a Master Mason and would like to become one simply ask to join at any Lodge. This link will take you to the Grand Lodge of Missouri’s list of local Lodges.If you are a Master Master download and submit your petition (or contact the office or see a Scottish Rite member in your lodge). After approval you will be scheduled to begin your journey through the degrees.
The degrees of the Scottish Rite are the 4th through the 32nd and will differ from your Blue Lodge degrees. They are based on lessons learned when presented with moral challenges demonstrated through allegory. They do not involve memorization.
Eventually, a 32nd Degree Mason may be honored with the 33rd degree.
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