Master Craftsman Program

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting, correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, DC, under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A&A Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA. There are currently 3 versions of the course available: Master Craftsman Ritual & History (Mail-in and online), Master Craftsman Symbolic Lodge (Mail-in and online), and Master Craftsman Philosophy (Mail-in only). Details on all three programs can be found below.

Master Craftsman: Symbolic Lodge will familiarize students with aspects of the development of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore some of its developing symbolism. This will reveal that the "High Degrees" began to develop soon after the formation of Premier Grand Lodge (1717). Albert Pike's book, Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, and an excerpt from Arturo de Hoyos's Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide (3d ed.) will be used to demonstrate a rational and philosophical interpretation for much of what is found in Craft Masonry.

Master Craftsman: Scottish Rite History & Ritual familiarizes students with the basic structure of the Scottish Rite as well as aspects of the rituals and symbols of the twenty-nine degrees (4°–32°) and honors of the Scottish Rite. Consisting of 6 lessons, it utilizes The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide, third edition, by Arturo de Hoyos and A Bridge to Light, 4th edition, by Rex Hutchens as its textbooks.

Master Craftsman: Scottish Rite Philosophy uses Albert Pike's Morals & Dogma, Annotated Edition, by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross and returns to the ritual of the Scottish Rite to re-explore it on a deeper level, by looking for the moral lesson imparted in each degree and then applying that lesson to one's everyday life. The course consists of 33 quizzes, grouped into 10 sections.

Upon completion of each course listed above, the participant will be rewarded with a medal or pins to denote multiple completions.

The Master Craftsman Group Studies PowerPoint Presentations are available by CLICKING HERE.

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