Olcott, a Mason.
Dec 12, 2006 08:43 AM
As everyone knows, the TS was a precarious thing in the U.S. up to HSO's and HPB's departure for India; and the situation went on like that until Judge's work flourished in the 1880s.
There was never a confusion between theosophical movement and masonry up to 1907.
Data:Tue, 12 Dec 2006 03:12:20 -0000
Assunto:Theos-World Re: Olcott, a Mason.
> Based on that he was a fellow of a Royal Arch Chapter in 1860, and
> to join a Chapter one must be a Master Mason (from initiation (First
> Degree) to become a Master Mason takes no shorter then two years)
> and officer in a blue lodge (one have to be a Master Mason at least
> one year before one can become a officer normally). In those
> districts in the US were they was following English Masonic
> Tradition, the MM had to be a Mark Master Mason (MMM) before (or
> more correct, its recommended) he can entered the Royal Arch
> Chapter, but I do not know if Olcott was in American (where the
> Mason tacks the Chapter before the Mark) or English (where Mark is
> before Chapter). In the English case, it will then be plus one year.
> Olcott was Senior Warden 1861, in a Blue Lodge. So then we have to
> count. From initiation to Master Mason, 2 years, minimum 2 years as
> a junior offices (Tyler, Outer Guard etc), 1 years as Secretary (or
> Treasurer), Junior Warder 1 year and finally Senior Warden. That
> gives minimums six a' seven years. (The document I'm basing these
> calculations on are mentioned in HPB Speaks vol. I p. 27).
> So Olcott was initiated 1855 or before.
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