Salutations On All Points Of The Triangle, Respect To The Order!
Most Illustrious Andre Cannon, 33°/96° - New York
Sovereign Grand Conservator General .
Past Most Wise and Perfect Master – Eureka Chapter #1 Rose Croix A.A.S.R.
Past Eminent Commander – Luke Ingram Commandery #1 Knights Templar
Inspector General – Mohab Consistory #1 A.A.S.R.
Past Potentate – Haram Temple #1 A.A.O.N.M.S.
Past High Priest – King Cyrus #6 Royal Arch Masons
Cryptic Council – Broken Triangle #3
Past Master – St. Marks Lodge #83 A.F. & A.M.
Past District Deputy Grand Master – M.W. Hiram Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M.
Past Grand Junior Warden – M.W. Hiram Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M.
Past Deputy Grand Master – M.W. Hiram Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M.
Past Grand Master – M.W. Hiram Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M.
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Member of the Board of Trusties – Grand Encampment Knights Templar U.S.A.
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96 Degree Primitive Rite Mason – Sovereign Sanctuary U.S.A. Inc
Sovereign Sanctuary U.S.A. - Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim Inc. Salutations On All Points Of The Triangle, Respect To The Order!
The Sovereign Sanctuary U.S.A. – Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis Misrain Inc. was Legally and Constitutionally founded by Most Illustrious Weston Jarvis, 33°/97°, with 12 other members on April 16, 2010 by Dr. Mihail Georgiev 33°/90°/97° – Sovereign General Grand Master, Supreme Commander, Grand Hierophant General Ad Vitam of The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim for Bulgaria. Since then, the Sovereign Sanctuary U.S.A. has initiated over 100 men and opened Senates and Mystic Temples in various cities and states throughout the United States of America.
The Freemasonry of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim, a humanitarian, historical, philosophical and spiritual institution, has for its foundational belief in a Supreme Power expressed and invoked under the name of The Grand Architect of the Universe or The Sublime Architect of All Worlds. It imposes no limits of the unhindered search for TRUTH and protects this freedom for everyone who follows this path. Its teachings and philosophies are founded in the ancient wisdom of Memphis (Hut-Ka-Ptah), Misraim (Egypt).
Most Illustrious Andre Cannon, 33°/96° – New York Sovereign Grand Conservator General
Right Illustrious Amzi Muhammed, 33°/96° – Sublime Grand Administrator General
Right Illustrious Eric Keyes, 33°/96° – Grand Chancellor General
Right Illustrious Carlos Smith, 33°/96° – Grand Secretary General
Right Illustrious Kevin E. Fair, 33°/96° – New York Grand Treasurer General
Right Illustrious Maurice Meadows, 33°/96° – Texas Grand Representative General
Right Illustrious Brian Jasper, 33°/96° – Grand Inspector General
Right Illustrious Brian Williams, 33°/95° Grand Keeper of the Golden Book General
Right Illustrious Norris Singleton, 33°/95° – New York Grand Examiner General
Right Illustrious Frank Robinson, 33°/95° – New York Grand Master of Ceremonies General
Right Illustrious Bryan Johnson, 33°/95° – Texas Grand Keeper of the Sanctuary General
Right Illustrious Joseph McFadden Sr., 33°/96° – Grand Lecturer
Most Illustrious Weston Jarvis, 33°/97° – Grand Hierophant General Ad-Vitam
Right Illustrious Anthony R. Pugh, 33°/96° – Sublime Grand Administrator General (Emeritus)
Imhotep Mystic Temple of Perfect Pontiffs 90° – New York
ILL. Darren Gregory, 33°/95° – Sublime Dai
Ausar Mystic Temple of Perfect Pontiffs 90° – Illinois
ILL. Malich Dean, 33°/95° – Sublime Dai
Weston Jarvis Mystic Temple of Perfect Pontiffs 90° – Texas
ILL. John Webb, 33°/96° – Sublime Dai
Tehuti Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° New York
ILL. Ernest Sistrunk Jr. 33°/95° – Sublime Grand Commander
Osiris Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° – Texas ILL. Travis Carter 33°/95° – Sublime Grand Commander
Imhotep Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° – Texas
ILL. John Webb, 43° – Sublime Grand Commander
Shu Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° – Virginia
ILL. Truitt Smith, 43° – Sublime Grand Commander
Amun Ra Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° – Illinois
ILL. Malachi P. Dean, 33°/95° – Sublime Grand Commander
Ankh Tawy Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° – Illinois
ILL. Addison Jackson 33°/95° – Sublime Grand Commander
Hotep Senate of Hermetic Philosophers 43° – Illinois
ILL. Harold McDaniel, 33°/43° Sublime Grand Commander
SALUTATIONS ON All POINTS OF THE TRIANGLE,
RESPECT TO THE ORDER
In the Name of The Sovereign
Sanctuary of the United States of America, Inc.
ANCIENT & PRIMITIVE RITE OF
“Man, thou hast two ears to hear the sme sound, two eyes to perceive the
same object, to hands to execute the same act. So, the Masonic Science, the
Science par excellence, is esoteric and exoteric. Esotericism constitutes the
Thought, Exotericism constitutes the Power. Exotericism learns, teaches and
gives; Esotericism is neither learned, taught nor given, it comes from on High.
The Ancient and Primintive Rite of Masonry has but one Thought, to do Good; but one Banner, that of Humanity; but one Crown, it is for Virtue.
All Light, all Science, and all Doctrine, emanates from the Sovereign Sanctuary where reposes the Venerated Ark of Traditions. No Mason whatever his degree, or dignity, is able to penetrate there until he has been called by the Most Illustrious Sovereign Grand Conservator General. The meetings, orders and conditions of admission to the Sanctuary are regulated by special rules, which are made known to the Candidate on his admission.
By name and structure, The Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim is a combination of three Egyptian Rites: 1. the Primitive Rites of Paris, France (1721) and Philadelphes of Narbonne, France (1779), 2. the Rite of Misraim in Venice, Italy (1788) and 3. the Rite of Memphis of Montauban, France (1815). The three repsrective Rites were joined together and became one in the year 1881 by Grand Master Giuseppe Girabaldi.
The Sovereign Sanctuary is specific to the Rite of Memphis-Misraim and is the title for the governing body of the Rite and members up to the 95th Degree, which is headed by the Most Illustrious Sovereign Grand Conservator General. Those who have the 96th Degree or higher are goverened by the Grand Aeropagus or Federation of Sovereign Sanctuaries of the World, which is headed by the Most Illustrious Grand Heirophant General Ad Vitam.
Our Sovereign Sanctuary U.S.A., Inc., Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim was legally and constitutionally founded by Most Illustrious Weston Jarvis, 33°/97° – Most Illustrious Grand Hierophant General Ad Vitam, with 12 other members on April 16, 2010 by Dr. Mihail Georgiev 33°/90°/97° – Sovereign General Grand Master, Supreme Commander, Grand Hierophant General Ad Vitam of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim for Bulgaria. Since then, the Sovereign Sanctuary U.S.A. has initiated over 100 men and opened Senates and Mystic Temples in various cities and states throughout the United States of America.
The Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim is a detached and independent body of men from all walks of life. It does not engage itself in national or international political issues, nor does it engage itself in religious or social disputes. The members shall show loyalty to the authority and laws of the land. They shall show respect for the Order itself and the aims of Freemasonry. The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim is universal and is open to every Master Mason who is in good standing under some constitutional Grand Lodge, is either a Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden or Past Worshipful Master, Past Senior Warden, Past Junior and believes in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. The only other qualification, which it requires of its neophyte, is probity and honor, and it esteems Masonic worth, ability, and learning above social and personal distinctions.
The Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim invites all beings of good will that are not satisfied with words alone, and for whom enlightened acts constitute the only real contribution to the good of humanity, to this immense work. It addresses itself to sincere seekers, desirous of perfecting themselves by working on symbolism and esotericism, notably anxious to search for the elements to answer the serious problems of our times.
The Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim is based on a philosophy from a Country in Africa. Misraim, somtimes spelled Mizraim is the Hebrew name for the land (country) that is now called Egypt. Memphis is the Greek name for the city, Hut-Ka-Ptah (meaning House of the Spirit of Ptah). By the time of the “Old Kingdom” period, the city was known as Men-Nefer and this was changed by the Greeks into Memphis. Its spiritual and theological philosophy is based on what is called the, “Memphite Theology,” the Council of Gods or Puat Neteru (Universal Laws which were personified into characters for the neophytes).
Modern day Egypt is not completely the same geographic Country that it was thousands of years ago. It is much smaller. There were many philosophies that came out of Egypt and the surrounding kingdoms that will be studied, however, the foundation of this Rite’s philosophy and teachings come out of Memphis. Along with the study of the Memphite Theology, we come across what is called the Egyptian Mysteries System or the Kemetic System of Maat. The System of Maat (Mysteries System) represented the Higher Degrees or School of Divinity in which those special students studied to become One with God and the Universe. The Hebrews or Jews call the end of this process as becoming Benei Or (Sons of Light), the Christians call the end of this process as Christ Consciousness, and the Muslims call the end of this process as Khalifa (The successor or one who stands in the place of God). Some of these teachings we passed through in Ancient Craft Masonry, the York and Scottish Rites and the Mystic Shrine. Kemet (Egypt) is the origin of ALL MASONRY.
The degrees of instruction conferred by the Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis- Misraim are divided into three series, which constitute:
- The First to the Third Degree, SYMBOLIC Masonry.
- The Fourth to the Thirty-Third Degree, PHILOSOPHICAL Masonry.
- The Thirty-Fourth to the Ninetieth Degree, HERMETIC or ESOTERIC Masonry.
- Note: The degrees above the 90th are Administrative in nature and are reserved for the members of the Sovereign Sanctuary.
SYMBOLIC Masonry gives an explanation of symbolism and disposes the beginnings of philosophical research.
PHILOSOPHICAL Masonry teaches the philosophy of history, as well as the ancient myths. Its object is to put the student on the track of original research of the causes and effects of life.
HERMETIC and ESOTERIC Masonry is occupied with high philosophy and studies the religious traditions of the different ages of the world and admits the most advanced philosophical and esoteric work as taught by Tehuti in (Aramaic) of Egypt, Hermes in Greek, Apollo of Rome or Enoch of the Old Testament. He was considered the first Word of God or messenger of God, considering him the God of Wisdom.
The Hermetic or Esoteric Degrees of the Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim is structured into three distinct Houses.
SENATE OF HERMETIC PHILOSOPHERS
The 34th Degree through the 43rd Degree is styled a Senate. Meetings are termed, a Philosophical Academy. This House focuses on the beginning studies of spiritual philosophy with an emphasis place on Sacred Mathematics, the Mysteries of Nature and Science, Physical/Spiritual Astronomy and Geography, the Four Primary Elements, Mystic Theology – including the Sacred Names of The Grand Architect of the Universe and Alchemy (the Philosophers Stone).
Q. What is the object of Hermetic Masons?
A. To seek the knowledge of the art of perfecting that which nature has left imperfect in the material kind and to arrive at the treasure of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Q. What is that Stone?
A. We commonly know that as transforming a base thought to perfect thought being one with God, seeing as God down through time; three-dimensionally; past present and future perfect.
DEGREES OF THE SENATE
34° Knight of Scandinavia
This a philosophical degree and is devoted to the ancient mythology of Scandinavia. Specifically, a study is made of the god Odin and his Egyptian origins.
35° Knight of the Temple
This degree focuses on instruction in the division of the seasons, the motions of the stars, their velocity, distance, terms and gravitation. The study of the of the purification of metals and how to render them ductile. Instructions in the botanical properties of plants and vegetables; and the mode of extracting their sap to prolong life. All of this to acquire a knowledge of the Temple of the Universe.
36° Sublime Negociant
This degree has a reference to primitive worship and the consequences resulting from the astronomical observations of the Priests of Babylon, Chaldea and Sidon. It ends with a study of the Quran focusing on the protests of Abraham against star and idol worship. The labor is consecrated to Geometry and Astronomy.
37° Knight of Shota or Sage of Truth
This degree deals with ancient initiations and is Catechetical to test the aspirants progress.
38° Sublime Elect of Truth or The Red Eagle
This degree studies the spiritual philosophies of different ancient civilizations and the struggles between Light and Darkness.
39° Grand Elect of the Aeons
In the Phoenician language, Aeon signifies a central point of development. It also has a reference to the Avatars of Savior Gods treated by the Mysteries. Its precepts are drawn from a Zoroastrian work of 72 chapters.
40° Sage of Savaiste or Perfect Sage
This degree studies the fundamental laws of nature and instinct. Touching upon the existence of the Creator, who draws us to Himself by eternal chains, whose links are the love of goodness.
41° Knight of the Arch of Seven colors
This degree refers to the rainbow which receives its prismatic colors as a reflection of the sun upon the humid atmosphere and the ancient operative Masons held that it was the pattern on which they worked arches. The degree is intended to teach that the sun is a well of beneficence and the regenerator of nature’s beauties and that the sun is a symbol of deity, the source of life and beauty.
42° Prince of Light
This degree teaches the principles of purity, unselfishness and being just to humanity.
43° Sublime Hermetic Sage or Hermetic Philosopher
The Aspirant is taught to overrun the Twelve Symbolic Houses of the Sun. Birth and death are represented by the Two Emblematic Columns and enclose our earthly destiny and that life is the workshop in which is found the hidden treasure-house, where the wise learn to accomplish their destiny with courage and dignity.
The Ancient Hermetic Language is threefold: Religious, Philosophic and Scientific. Religiously, it is that of the initiates of all ages; Philosophically, its principles must be sought in the schools of Egypt and; Scientifically, its studies encompass all branches of nature and learning.
MYSTIC TEMPLE OF PERFECT PONTIFFS
MASTERS OF THE GREAT WORK
The Mystic Temple consists of the 44th Degree through
the 90th Degree. Its foundation is in the three Senates that it is
an outgrowth of and which it becomes the state government. This house is based
deeply in Egyptian philosophy and ceremonies and can be summed up with the
words, “Man Know Thy Self,” which was above the entrance door to every temple in Egypt.
Q. What is a Perfect
Pontiff – Sublime Master of the Great Work?
A. A Masons who feels the
prize of existence and seeks the means of perfecting it by the good employment
of life; by observation of nature, experience, and the culture of science, and
who estimates men and brethren and things in general at their true value;
comprehending that which he is and that which he may make himself, and who has
found, in short, the guide of real life and the road of virtue which conducts
Q. What is the basis and
the means of forming man according to the views of our institution?
A. The love of truth, or
the inclination of man towards the Author of all, the moving principle which
raises him above himself, and places him in the harmony with God. The necessity
of studying and following nature, which, in teaching him to understand sensible
beings, places him in harmony with the physical world. Humanity, or that
interior and divine force which draws man to man and teaches him that it is
only with his kind that he can develop himself in harmony with the moral and
intelligent world. Thus God, Nature and Humanity, are the principal educators
of man, and are the proper means to form the man – Mason.
44° Prince of the Zodiac
This degree teaches a knowledge of that great open book, the Stellar Universe, the positions of the Constellations and the Planets and their symbolic meanings.
45° Sublime Sage of the Mysteries
This degree focuses on the transitions between darkness and light and the meaning of the Mystical Number Three.
46° Sublime Pastor of the Huts
This degree teaches about the Sacred Art of Alchemy and the Mystical Green Lion.
47° Knight of the Seven Stars
This degree teaches about the symbolism of the Seven Stars of Ursa Major and their annual revolution around the sun and the Pleiades.
48° Sublime Guardian of the Sacred Mount
This degree teaches about the allegories and symbolism of the Highest Mysteries of the Sacred Arts.
49° Sublime Sage of the Pyramids
The focus of this degree is Self-Improvement by delving into the deepest reaches of the individual soul and traveling upon the path of initiation.
50° Sublime Philosopher of Samothrace
This degree is dedicated to the study of the Mysteries of Great Gods of Antiquity.
51° Sublime Titan of the Caucasus
This degree is devoted to the study of the legend of Prometheus and his Egyptian equivalent.
52° Sage of the Labyrinth
The focus of this degree is the study of the Hermetic Philosophies.
53° Knight or Sage of the Phoenix
This degree focuses on the symbolism of the Phoenix, the Sacred Lands of Egypt and Arabia and the Science of Regeneration.
54° Sublime Skald
This degree is a study of the quest for truth from the different perspectives of the Mysteries in the Ancient World.
55° Sublime Orphic Doctor
This degree teaches about the search for truth, love of justice and patience through the legend of Orpheus.
56° Pontiff or Sage of Cadmia
This degree is considered a School of Wisdom which focuses on the Sublime aim of the Great Work, which is the rehabilitation of man in divine perception.
57° Sublime Magus
This degree teaches that all things derive from one Almighty Spirit and the relationship between Spirit and Matter.
58° Sage or Prince Brahmin
This degree focuses on the spirituality of Indian Brahmanism; specifically, on the Brahmic Trimurti System: Brahma as Creator, Vishnu and Preserver, and Shiva as Destroyer.
59° Sublime Sage or Grand Pontiff of Ogygia
This degree is a study of the Poetic Mythologies of Antiquity.
60° Sublime Guardian of the Three Fires
This degree focuses on the study of the Three Principles of Man’s being; Body, Soul and Divine Spirit.
61° Sublime Unknown Philosopher
This study of this degree deals with Alchemical Medicines and healing through plants.
62° Sublime Sage of Eleusis
The study of this degree is on Eleusian Mysteries of Mind, Matter, Space, Time and their interrelated properties.
63° Sublime Kawi
This degree teaches the Principles of Love, Labor and Union through the Three Paths of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
64° Sage of Mithras
The focus of this degree in on the Mysteries of Mithra and reveals to the students that there are Mysteries within Mysteries through the paths of esoteric and exoteric initiation.
65° Guardian of the Sanctuary or Grand Installator
The focus of this degree is on a deeper understanding of Faith, Hope and Charity and the beginning study of the Winged Egg.
66° Grand Architect of the Mysterious City or Grand Consecrator
This degree studies the Science of Breath and Spirit.
67° Guardian of the Incommunicable Name or Grand Eulogist
The focus of this degree is on the concept of the Divine Son.
68° Patriarch of Truth
The study of this degree is on Deity, Intelligence and the philosophies and ceremonies of the ancient Heliopolis.
69° Knight or Sage of the Golden Branch of Eleusis
This degree explains the Symbol of Initiation and the Paths of Virtue and Vice.
70° Prince of Light or Patriarch of the Planispheres
The focus of this degree is the contemplation of the Sacred East.
71° Patriarch of the Sacred Vedas
This degree is a study of Self-Doubt and Self-Mastery through the legend of Arjuna of the Vedas.
72° Sublime Master of Wisdom
This degree is a review of the general study of the Ancient Mysteries.
73° Patriarch or Doctor of the Sacred Fire
This degree studies the origins of the Sacred Fire as symbolized by the ever-burning fire of the Temple of Heliopolis.
74° Sublime Master of the Stoka
The study of this degree is learning how to master the Sciences of Numbers and Patterns in Time.
75° Knight Commander of the Libyan Chain
The degree is a study the Golden Chains of Royal Favor.
76° Interpreter of Hieroglyphics or Patriarch of Isis
The study of this degree is on Isis and the teachings of Mystic Science, Divine Wisdom and Righteousness.
77° Sublime Knight or Sage Theosopher
This degree teaches the religious myths of the different ages of humanity and Ancient Theological studies. It develops the Mystic and transcendental parts of Masonry, including the historic Dogmas of the Tree of Life.
78° Grand Pontiff of the Thebais
This degree focuses on the philosophical and scientific traditions of Thebes.
79° Knight or Sage of the Formidable Sada
This degree delves into the study of the Mysteries of nature and Science.
80° Sublime Elect of the Sanctuary of Heliopolis or of Mazias
This degree places an emphasis on the philosophies of the ancient Egyptian city of Iunu (the Greek “Heliopolis” and Hebrew “On”).
81° Intendent Regulator or Patriarch of Memphis
This degree teaches the history and symbolism of the Memphite Theology
82° Grand Elect of the Temple of Midgard
This degree is an in-depth study of the development of man and civilization.
83° Sublime Elect of the Valley of Oddy
The focus of this degree is a study of the First Cause and the Great Word.
84° Patriarch or Doctor of Izeds
This degree teaches the history and development of God from the perspective of Zoroastrianism.
85° Sublime Sage or Knight of Kneph
This degree teaches on the two energies of creation by which all things are produced; universal spirit acting on primordial water and how they are represented in the physical world.
86° Sublime Philosopher of the Valley of Kab
This degree focus on the the Valley of Kab in which grows rose bushes that represented Isis. This rose has the same significance as the acacia.
87° Sublime Prince of Masonry
This degree is set aside as a review of all the previous degree in this grade.
88° Grand Elect of the Sacred Curtain
This degree teaches the initiate the difference between the Sacred and the Profane and explains the purpose for concealing the Inner Shrine or Holy of Holies.
89° Patriarch of the Mystical City
This degree focuses on the contemplation of the Mystic Sciences of Truth, Hope, Life and Death.
90° Grand Pontiff or Sublime Master of the Great Work
This degree is the Supreme Degree of the Sublime Council and denotes that the initiate has obtain the mastery of the Sacred Sciences of the Rite.
The Sovereign Sanctuary of Patriarch Grand Conservators is the Governing body of the Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim and is made up of those who have received the 91st through 95th Degree, which are administrative in nature. Its officers are styled, THE CELESTIAL TWELVE and is made up of those who have the 95th Degree. All other illustrious brethren who have received the 95th Degree are, and shall be honorary members of the Sovereign Sanctuary, and entitled to a voice upon all matters appertaining to the Sanctuary. The teachings of this house focus on the life to come, where we hope to enjoy with kindred spirits, a happy and glorious immortality.
91° Grand Defender
The members of this degree serve as the Grand Tribunal of Defenders of the Order. It is composed of only nine members and they make up the Highest Court of the Rite. The President is named Grand Shofet. The Tribunal is headed by the Grand Chancellor General.
92° Grand Catechist
The members of this degree form a body of seven members and serve as the Grand Liturgical College of Sublime Catechists of the Order. Their duty is to examine the work of the subordinate bodies. The Liturgical College is headed by the Grand Examiner General.
93° Regulator General
The members of this degree make up a body of Nine and are known as the Grand Consistory of Inspector Regulators General of the Order. Their duty is to oversee the Mystic Temples. The Inspector Regulators General are headed by the Grand Inspector General.
94° Prince of Memphis, Grand Administrator
The members of this degree constitute a body of seven officers styled the Grand Council General of Administrators of the Order. Their duties are to direct and oversee the administration of the subordinate bodies. The Grand Council General is headed by the Sublime Grand Administrator General.
95° Patriarch Grand Conservator
The members of this degree make up a body of twelve members called the Celestial Twelve and govern the Sovereign Sanctuary. This body is headed by the Sovereign Grand Conservator General.