Various orders

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by goomba, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Warrior1256

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    Way Cool!
     
  2. Brother JC

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    That's the impression I've gotten.
     
  3. Elexir

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    RoS is exclusive here in Sweden as well. VIII degree and invitation + that membership is limited.
     
  4. Companion Joe

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    I like the chart, but it is like many others. Because of the design, your eyes and brain make a connection that all the other bodies are "higher" or more important than Blue Lodge.
     
  5. Bloke

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    I think that's sort of a dressed in the one I posted...but you've got me thinking again Joe..
     
  6. Brother JC

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    Too true. I might get bored and flip every section in photochop so it all flows downward.
     
  7. Bloke

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    Down or up, it still creates the same impression.... i started drafting something after last post, but got distracted:)
     
  8. Companion Joe

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    One I am familiar with has everything on the outline of a tree. The Blue Lodge is the roots and trunk, and everything else moves off it like branches. You don't get the sense of hierarchy that way.

    As I said earlier, I like the recent one here, and I like the Life magazine version that has people climbing stairs, but that vertical alignment can give a false impression. The correct image would have the Blue Lodge in the middle and the two rites going off to the left and right, but that would take a long, thin sheet of paper.
     
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  9. Bloke

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    Its not too long (here) because we dont have as many orders as the USA (Like Cedars, etc) but I am not a fan..

    I've been playing with it.. and actually thought about making it in a shape of a tree - but org chart in word is so easy :)

    http://www.lodgedevotion.net/devoti...rs-Worked-by-Victorian-Masons-200904-1/drafts

    I like the middle one i guess...
     
  10. Bloke

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    .. but the blue bottom one kinda avoids they whole hierarchy idea... I also think when the Life mag one was created it was more relevant at the time - many orders (for example AAONMS have removed prerequisites today which were once there... Freemasonry is looking a lot more "flat" now days.., esp if you just list AASR without its internal divisions..)
     
  11. CLewey44

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    Bro Bloke, I like all three of them. The top two a little more but I think they are quite clear and attempt to not imply one is 'higher' than the other and that the blue lodge is the most important. I think most Masons know that anyways and if non-Masons misunderstand that, so mote it be.
     
  12. Warrior1256

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    That sounds interesting!
     
  13. Bloke

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    Thank you Brother.

    I know a lot of bros who openly and loudly say they would not still be Freemasons without the appendant bodies because they lack self important GL officers and have beautiful ceremonies which appeal.

    I want to use one of those images in a newsletter, no idea which one I will focus on to refine. I guess one of the "traditional marketing" propositions of Freemasonry has been the mystique...and a vertical and progressive representation of "higher orders" has supported that mystique...
     
  14. Ripcord22A

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  15. Bloke

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  18. Brother JC

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    Worked for me, even in the quote box.
     
  19. Ripcord22A

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    musta just beenmy phone cause it works from my laptop.....
     
  20. goomba

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    Unless work denies my vacation request I will be instructed into the Masonic Order of Athelstan, Duke of Cumberland Court No. 101 on Saturday, July 15, 2017. It was supposed to take place during Masonic Week 2017 but I work odd hours and couldn't make it.
     
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