The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting by-mail correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
Part I consists of six lessons, utilizing The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross, and A Bridge to Light by Rex Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, as its textbooks.
Part II returns to the texts from the first program in nine quizzes and re-explores the ritual on a deeper level, looking for the moral lesson imparted in each degree and then applying that lesson to one’s everyday life.
Part III The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman: Symbolic Lodge course 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 formation of the Premier Grand Lodge (1717). Albert Pike`s book, Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, along with Arturo de Hoyos`s Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide will be used to demonstrate a rational and philosophical interpretation for much of what is found in Craft Masonry. As with the other courses in the Master Craftsman Education Series, this course is a by-mail correspondence course that can be taken individually or with others in a group setting. The course consists of 7 quizzes, after completion of which the participant will receive a certificate and a lapel pin.