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Some Signs and Signals of Blue Lodge Freemasonry
Royal & Select Masters
At this time the constituent degrees could be taken in any sequence. The Super Excellent Master degree is optional in some jurisdictions. The various positions in the lodge are modelled directly after Craft Masonry and though the names are often different the duties are largely the same. The Cryptic degrees are centred on stories involving a vault or crypt where certain treasures were hidden beneath King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem for very specific purposes. In , a move to introduce the Cryptic Rite into England roused the interest of the fraternity including many influential masons who had encountered the Rite either in USA or in Scotland.
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They are collectively known as Cryptic Masonry from their relationship to a secret vault. The other three degrees are merely opened and closed to confer that particular degree. The degree of Select Master is held in the vault under the Temple into which the secrets are deposited.
Thrice Illustrious Master T. Illustrious Deputy Master D. Illustrious Principal Conductor of the Work P. Chaplain 5. Treasurer 6. Recorder 7. Director of Ceremonies 8.