List of 33rd Degree Masons

on Mar 18, 2012 in Masons

English: Masonic ring with red slanting Patria...

English: Masonic ring with red slanting Patriarchal Cross denoting 33rd degree level (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Initial List of 33rd Degree Masons

The largest worldwide society, Freemasonry is an organization of men based on the “fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man,” using builders’ tools as symbols to teach basic moral truths generally accepted by persons of good will. Their motto is “morality in which all men agree, that is, to be good men and true.” It is religious in that a belief in a Supreme Being and in the immortality of the soul are the two prime requirements for membership, but it is nonsectarian in that no religious test is used. The purpose of Freemasonry is to enable men to meet in harmony, to promote friendship, and to be charitable. Its basic ideals are that all persons are the children of one God, that all persons are related to each other, and that the best way to worship God is to be of service to people

Although Craft Freemasonry is worldwide in the sense that it exists in most parts of the non-communistic world, and even underground in parts of the eastern bloc, it has no international organisation. The Ancient and Accepted Rite of the Thirty-Third Degree is the only cohesive Masonic group run on truly international lines. The Supreme Council in London in London is one of many Supreme Councils in various parts of the globe, of which the senior is the Supreme Council of Charleston, USA, which effectively operates a worldwide network of Freemasons in the most powerful positions in the executive, legislative, judiciary and armed forces as well as industry, commerce and professions of many nations’

In England only 75 Freemasons can be 33rd degree at one time.

  Headquarters of  Supreme Council 33 Degree is at 10 Duke Street, London. (Known as Grand East by Masons)  The building contains a ‘Black Room’ a ‘Red Room’ and a ‘Chamber of Death’ for ritual purposes.  No Mason can rise above the 18th Degree without the unanimous agreement of the entire Supreme Council. The most senior 33rd Degree Mason is known as the ‘Most Puissant Sovereign Commander’  The English working of the rite – sometimes known by the code name Rose Croix from the title of the initiate to the 18th Degree – differs from the American in one basic respect. In England and Wales only a few of the 33rd degrees are conferred by special ritual, while in the USA each degree has its own initiation ceremony. In England the 4th to the 17th Degrees are conferred at once and in name only during initiation of the selected Freemason to the 18th Degree. To the few who rise higher than the 18th Degree, the 19th to 29th are conferred nominally during the ritual of initiation to the 30th Degree – that of Grand Elected Knight Kadosh or Knight of the Black and White Eagle.  Degrees above the 30th are conferred singly.

The Square and Compasses. The symbols employed...

The Square and Compasses. The symbols employed in Co-Freemasonry are mostly identical with those in other orders of Freemasonry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 33rd degree ritual & oaths in the USA.

In order to receive the 33rd degree it was necessary for me to go to Washington DC. The initiation and related functions were to last three days….I flew to Washington National Airport and took a taxi to the ‘House of the Temple’ on Northwest 16th Street. Upon arriving at the Temple I was met by a receptionist who asked me if I was there to receive the 33rd degree. I was surprised to find a woman in those sacred Masonic precincts, but said that I was, and showed her my letter from the Supreme Council. She then told me that in order to receive the degree I would be expected to make a minimum donation of a very large sum of money (at least it was a very large amount for me) This took me completely by surprise for there had not been a word about a ‘minimum donation’ in the letter sent to me by the Supreme Council. I didn’t carry that amount with me and had left my chequebook at home, but I was able to borrow the money from one of the other men, and gave it to her. We candidates were all unhappy about this unpleasant surprise and grumbled to one another about it, but we were not unhappy enough to forsake the degree over it. We were too close to the top of the mountain to turn back at that point.


Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on 16th Street in...

Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(King) Umberto Agnelli
Buzz Aldrin
Yasser Arafat
(Patriarch) Athenagoras I
Gene Autry
Tobias Axelrod
Foster Bailey
Admiral G.W. Baird
Achille Ballori
M.H. Barroso
Bernard Mannes Baruch
Harry L. Baum
Justice Hugo Black
Jonathan Blanchard
Tony Blair
John Wilkes Booth
John C. Breckinridge
George Herbert Walker Bush
Senator Byrd
Plutarco Elias Calles
James Cameron
Jimmy Carter
Sir Winston Churchill
Henry Clausen
William J. Clinton
Howell Cobb
James B. Conant
John H. Cowles
Adolphe Cremieux

High degrees of Freemasonry

High degrees of Freemasonry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Francesco Crispi
Aleister Crowley
Delmar Darrah
Morris B. de Pass
Richard DeVos (Amway)
Walt. Disney
Sen. Bob Dole
Alexander Kerensky
Spencer Kimball
Henry Kissinger
C. Fred Kleinknecht
Kenneth S. Kleinknecht
Helmut Kohl
Arnoldo Krumm-Heller
Adriano Lemmi
Vladimir Lenin
McIlyar H. Lichliter
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Sir Henry MacMahon
Robert McNamara
Vasili Maklakov
Domenico Margiotta
Thurgood Marshall
James G. Martin
Karl Marx
(Baron) Yves Marsaudon
Joseph Mazzini
Lord Alfred Milner
Francoir Mitterand
Henry Morgenthau
Benjamin Netanyahu
G. Bromley Oxnam
Olof Palme
Henry Palmerston
Shimon Peres
Albert Pike
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Prince Phillip
Roscoe Pound
(Gen.) Colin L. Powell
Yitzak Rabin
Ronald Reagan
Joseph Rettinger
Harman Gansvort

General James Doolittle
Gerard (Papus) Encausse
Frederick Engels
Senator Sam J. Ervin
Gerald Rudolf Ford
(King) Frederick II
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Newt. Gingrich
John Glenn
Barry Goldwater
Mikhail Gorbachev
Al Gore
J.J.J. Gourgas
Rev. Billy Graham
James Graham
Col. James “Bo” Gritz
Manly P. Hall
Mark Hatfield
Jesse Helms
Christian A. Herter
Richard Holbrooke
J. Edgar Hoover
Col. Edward Mandell House
King Hussein
Saddam Hussein
Burl Icle Ives
Jessie James
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Jack Kemp
Duke Michael of Kent
Marshall S. Reynolds
Michel Reyt
Cecil Rhodes
Oral Roberts
Franklin D.Roosevelt
Paul Rosen
James Rothschild
Charles Taze Russell
Bishop Carl J. Sanders
Jacob Schiff
Bill Schnoebelen
Gerhard Schroeder
Rev. Robert Schuller
James D. Shaw
Senator Simpson
Joseph Stalin
Rudolph Steiner
R.W. Thompson
Storm Thurmond
Leon Trotsky
Harry S. Truman
Pierre G. Vassal
Paul Moritz Warburg
Earl Warren
George Warvelle
H.G. Wells
William Wynn Westcott
Earl Wheeler
Leo Wheeler
John Yarker
Brigham Young

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