I should of mentioned that was for Texas, but IMHO nothing written should be used while learning for degree advancement.
...You're not allowed...In Texas the cypher books are all code and if you don’t know the work you can’t figure out the code. Your not aloud to have one until your a MM. In Texas you also cannot have it on lodge property or teach others out of it. Doing so could get you a Masonic Violation and charges. Every state is different though. Personally I think learning from someone is part of what I enjoyed most when I first started. You spend countless hours and days with your mentor and you form a bond not easily broken. I love teaching new Brothers their work. It’s one of the best feelings when you get to see that Brother get raised and one day WM
Of a lodge if he so chooses to pursue. Good luck
We hand our ritual books around like confetti... I have them scattered all over the place.. they are not in cipher - but do have blanks to hide the "secrets"... people will have them in rehearsal - but the only one which should be open in lodge is at the Sec's desk for prompting..
You cannot/should not, write anything, that a profane could figure out and therefore due the Work, or make you think he did. My take.Are there some obligatory jurisdictional notes on this?
Also shouldn't the "spirit of the law" be more important than a literal interpretation? In this case the spirit of the obligation is to not make certain specific things (text, etc) public.
I'm interested to hear some other points of view on this.