Man is a creature of free will and capable of recreating himself. He can attain a genuine power that can shake the limits of science, surpass the problems of this earth, decipher the secrets of space, and attain genuine enlightenment.
Agreeing with Socrates that the unexamined life is not worth living, The Scottish Rite helps with this self-examination by providing reference points. There are four coordinate bodies within the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction
While there is no Masonic degree more important than that of Master Mason, there is a long tradition—almost as old as Freemasonry—of “high degrees” that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees.