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Re:Decline and expansion

Apr 09, 1998 06:43 AM
by M K Ramadoss

Thanks. While the rite itself may be a secret, wonder why the secrecy about
its existence.


At 11:37 PM 4/8/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>Tillett was referring to the Egyptian Rite, a very secret group in the TS.
>Originally, members or the ER were not even supposed to acknowledge its
>existence, even when directly asked. This may still be the case. I haven't
>asked lately.
>M K Ramadoss wrote:
>> At 12:52 AM 4/9/98 +0100, you wrote:
>> >Bart Lidofsky <> writes
>> >>Note a lot of Wiccan rituals come from co-Masonic rituals created by CWL
>> >
>> >Can you verify this? Co-Masonic rituals that I have participated in are
>> >so similar to English Grand Lodge masonic rituals as to make little
>> >difference to the substance thereof. In addition, the co-masonic order is
>> >an offshoot from French freemasonry, and to this day has nothing to do
>> >directly with the TS or CWL, although members of the TS may
>> >sometimes be co-masons. In my old lodge (which had about 30
>> >*active* members, only two of us were co-masons, and this had no
>> >effect upon our TS connections whatever.
>> >-------------
>> >A.M.Bain, D.D.
>> In Tillett's book, there is a reference to the Egyptian Ritual was adapted
>> for use by a group of young women who were also ES members. Does anyone has
>> any info? According to Tillett, when he inquired of some members, he was
>> with surprise and silence (I am quoting from memory). Who know what the
>> situation today is?
>> mkr

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