insist on no other conditions for those who wish to be admitted amongst us than
uprightness and knowledge; we receive any honest and intelligent man whatever
may be his religion, his country, or his laws. Our dogmas are---Truth and
honor the Great Architect of the Universe as the author of all goodness, and
Virtue as destined to conserve the good that the Great Architect has wrought; He
has given us reason so that we may distinguish good from evil, the true from the
us cultivate knowledge so as to render reason profitable to establish the love
of mankind, and to save us from the ravages of falsehood and errors.
Let us not forget that Freemasonry teaches nothing which is doubtful or
supernatural; it concerns itself only with ideas that are positive and easy to
understand; it relies only on experience, history, and on facts that are
proven. Freemasonry does not exist in order to create idle dignities, to
cover us with ribbons and medals, or to allow us to walk with miters on our
heads and royal scepters in our hands, but it exists in order that we should
practice justice, truth, charity, wisdom, concord, and the brotherhood of
The qualifications of a Neophyte are Probity and Honor, the Rite esteems learning above social and personal distinctions, seeking by means of its
comprehensive instruction to extend Knowledge, Morality and Justice, and
enforce all those great principals which have distinguished honorable men at all
following is a list of membership requirements:
- A Master Mason in good standing (the Rite
does not confer the three Symbolic Degrees or make Masons)
- A preference is given to members of the
Scottish and/or York Rites, and we would hope that you are a supporting
member of both.
- Live in Georgia or Washington D.C. (see
opening new Mystic Temples)
- A member of the Collegium
Fabrorum, and of the Politikoi grade
- Have read the preparatory reading materials
- Have submitted a letter stating why you seek
- Have submitted a Petition for membership
- Have interviewed with at least three members of the
- Have submitted an essay related to
- Live within 50 miles of a Mystic Temple (see
opening new Mystic Temples)
- Must be at least 18 years old (21 years of age in
Each Candidate is elected into membership in the Rite by
secret ballot. The results of the balloting will depend on your interviews,
Petition, and letter. Should you be elected to membership you will be sent
an official notice from the Rite stating the time and place of your first
degree. You must come to the Mystic Temple properly attired for the
investiture of the degree. The dress code is strictly enforced and
consists of formal evening attire: black tailcoat and trousers, white
shirt, vest and tie.
If you would like to know more about the Rite
of the Rose Cross of Gold, send an email to info@RRCG.org.
Include in this email the following information:
- Your full name
- The city and state in which you reside
- A phone number at which you can be reached
too far from an existing Mystic Temple.
Master Masons who have completed the
curriculum of the Collegium Fabrorum may petition the Rite to establish a
new Mystic Temple provided they meet the following requirements:
At least one Master Mason from
your group must be vouched for by a Grand Master of Light of the Rite, or a
Grand Master or Past Grand Master of a state Grand Lodge.
Have written approval from your
Grand Master or Grand Lodge to establish a Mystic Temple.
Have 11 Master Masons who have
completed the curriculum of the Collegium Fabrorum within 50 miles of
the proposed Mystic Temple.
Have an established place for
your meetings that meets the requirements specified by the Rite.
All 11 Masons can travel to
Atlanta, GA to receive the work.
Have at least $5,000 in
operating funds for your Temple.
Have all the necessary Lodge
regalia as specified by the Rite
All 11 Master Masons have the
proper clothing and regalia as specified by the Rite
Have an established set of
Have collected the first years
dues from each member. ***
*** (Dues are established by each
Mystic Temple just as they are in any Masonic Lodge. The minimum dues
established by the Rite is $125.)