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Notes on 4/12 History 161

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Notes on the divisions within Freemasonry
Freemasonry in Mexico and the United states
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history, freemasonry, Scottishrite
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by David Notetaker on Tuesday April 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to History 161 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Maru in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Freemasonry in Mexico and the United states in History at University of California - Los Angeles.


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Date Created: 04/19/16
Freemasonry Divisions • Division and spreading ◦ Different constitution, London, 1722 ▪ Grand Lodge of Ancient and Accepted Masons, 1751 (Dispute  between modern and ancient) ◦ Scottish Reform, 1735, philosophism ▪ new degrees, mystical content. Scottish Rite (Ramsay,  freemason who literally invented new degrees in France and  invented the Scottish Rite) ◦ Several different rites ◦ Spreading in the European continent: France, Germany, Italy, Holland ◦ Diverse Masonic Traditions • Society of Transition Hybrid ◦ Old Regime ▪ Secretive ­ because of the hidden knowledge ▪ Hierarchical ­ reflected a society based on a social ladder, but  changed the reason for that hierarchy. Instead of being based on birthright, it was now based on merit and knowledge. ▪ Ritualistic ­ aspect as old as humanity, way to reproduce  something that in theory is going to change your life or make  you become something different, however not rational because  no link between the ritual and knowledge gained ▪ Internal judicial order ­ Judged by other freemasons and peers,  punished in accordance with the laws of freemasons instead of  general court ▪ Authorities ▪ Permanent Bonds ­ never stop being a freemason even if you  stop attending meetings; these people are in “dream” meaning  they can awake at anytime ◦ Modernity ▪ Voluntary association ­ joined because you want too, voluntary  action to join ▪ “open” access ▪ Individual ­doing this as a private person/ reason not because  part of a group or born into it ▪ Equality/ Merit ▪ Rational knowledge (Enlightenment) ▪ Constitution ­ an agreement between members of the society  rather than an authoritative command coming from one single  power


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