The 33rd Degree

Bro. Stephen

New Member
Can anyone explain why in some Valleys a 33rd degree is as rare as hens teeth but in others everyone and their brother and dog is a 33rd?

It seems to me as an outsider that has been contemplating petitioning SR that there may be some politics more so in some lodges than others.


MM, RAM, 32nd.
I'd say politics is definitely a part of it. At the SR Reunion where I got my 32* I saw a ton of white hats for 33rds. When my grandfather passed in a different Valley, despite there being a lot of Masons there, there were only a few.