LODGE OF PERFECTION
Before one can receive the Scottish Rite Degrees, he must receive the first three Degrees of Masonry from a Craft (also called a “Symbolic” or “Blue”) Lodge. To join a Craft Lodge in California, you must be a man at least 18 years of age, and of good character and reputation.
CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX
The Chapter of Rose Croix attempts to provide the candidate with a deeper understanding of religion, philosophy, ethics and history though a variety of complex “historical degrees”. The intellectual challenges presented in these degrees are numerous, and at times overwhelming and can take years to master.
COUNCIL OF KADOSH
The word “Kadosh” is a Hebrew word meaning Holy. Although Pike identifies the degrees of the Council of Kadosh as chivalric and philosophical, they are all intensely mystical with respect to the lessons conveyed and symbols employed.
The Consistory Degrees are very different from each other in form and content. The 31Â° reveals the dynamic relationship that has existed for centuries between human law as a means of achieving justice, and divine justice as an ideal. The 32Â° reviews the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection, the Chapter of Rose Croix and the Council of Kadosh.