Master Craftsman

Discussion in 'The Scottish Rite' started by Wingnut, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Wingnut

    Wingnut Premium Member

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    Who has enrolled and who has finished? I got my diploma and pin at our last stated meeting. It was a lot of work but very informative and a great experience!
     
  2. jonesvilletexas

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    Master Craftsman? Tell us more.
     
  3. Scotty32

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    I am about to start the Master Craftsman. Check it out on the scottishrite.org site.
     
  4. Wingnut

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    Master Craftsman Program

    The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting by-mail correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Consisting of six lessons, it utilizes The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, and A Bridge to Light by Rex Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, as its textbooks, and is available at the low price of $35, plus s/h.

    Reading Assignments by Quiz

    For those of you enrolled in the SRMC program who wish to get a jump start on the reading before your quiz arrives in the mail, here are the assignments:

    Quiz 1 - Some Masonic and Scottish Rite Basics

    The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide, pages 71–103, 904.

    Quiz 2 - The Lodge of Perfection

    Monitor and Guide, pp. 137–309, and A Bridge to Light (2006 ed.), pp. 1–101.

    Quiz 3 - Chapter of Rose Croix

    Monitor and Guide, pp. 313–394, and A Bridge to Light (2006 ed.), pp. 103–144.

    Quiz 4 - Council of Kadosh

    Monitor and Guide, pp. 395–699, and A Bridge to Light (2006 ed.), pp. 145–281.

    Quiz 5 - Consistory of the Masters of the Royal Secret

    Monitor and Guide, pages 703–878 and A Bridge to Light (2006 ed.), pages 285–312.

    Quiz 6 - Scottish Rite Honors

    Monitor and Guide, pages 71–103, 879–889, 904.

    http://scottishrite.org/mastercraftsman.html
     
  5. just mailed off quiz # 4. learning a few things here and there. It's an excellent program! All SR Masons and all prospective SR Masons should take it, it was the best $35 I spent in Masonry since I joined TLR. Plus if you want De Hoyos' beautiful book, "The SR Ritual Monitor and Guide," at a book store I believe it's $70 by itself, but it comes with the program for $35.

    I was actually mortified when quiz three was returned and with a photo copied page from M&D with segments highlighted referring to my essay and the several red marks with "Well Done" written by Art De Hoyos himself.... geeze having that guy critique your essay on any SR topic is like having Howard Hughs (before he went crazy, of course) critique your paper airplane... or like having Dr. Brent Morris grade an 12 year old's algebra home work for that matter.

    Congrats Wingnut!!!
     
  6. Wingnut

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    HA! Yes it is impressive who scores your quiz and essays. I had Dr Morris sign one of mine, Art DeHoyas and a few other names everyone here would recognize. Its a very impressive program for sure! In fact, I enrolled prior to joining the SR, but by lesson 2 I had put in my petition for the Reunion!
     
  7. JTM

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    oh, wow. nice, Bro. Sec
     
  8. RJS

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    So would you recommend this for some one that is not a Scottish Rite, but thinking about becoming one?
     
  9. Yes, absolutely!!! In exact opposite to the Craft lodge, the more you know about the SR degrees in advance the better.
     
  10. Wingnut

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    Without hesitation! If your even thinking about joining the SR its worth it!
     
  11. Scotty32

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    I got the package in on Wednesday and sent off my 1st quiz the next day. The book is really awesome. There was definetley alot of work put into it. It will be a great reference book for years to come for sure.
     
  12. Wingnut

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    there is a new index to the book available on the SR website that might make it easier! Congrats on signing up and taking this great program!

    New Index Available for the
    Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide



    The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by Ill. Arturo de Hoyos,
    33°, is a Masonic masterpiece. Since it was published in 2007, it has
    become the source for understanding the degrees of the Ancient and
    Accepted Scottish Rite as practiced in the Supreme Council, 33°, S.J.;
    it is the cornerstone of the Master Craftsman Program correspondence
    course. When originally published the Ritual Monitor and Guide had no
    index, but that problem has been solved. Ill. S. Brent Morris, 33°,
    Grand Cross, has prepared a 28-page index with over 2,700 entries. It
    is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.scottishrite.org/pdfs/monitor-index.pdf
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  13. Bro. Gerry Kendle

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    I too have finised my 4th Essay and I am really enjoying the program. What I have found really exciting is Ronald Seale 33° S.G.C. AASR has been grading my papers. This is thrilling
     
  14. Bro. Gerry Kendle

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    Starting my 5th quiz/essay.
     
  15. Wingnut

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    Good job! Almost done!
     
  16. Bro. Gerry Kendle

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    Just FYI. I was on the Scottish Rite website and the new 2nd edition of SRRMG is now being offered for the Master Craftsman program.
     
  17. Bro. Gerry Kendle

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    :DI got my fourth Essay back and there was a nice note from Ronnie Seale about the Essay. I feel like Einstein just graded my 2nd grade math homework.:D
     
  18. A7V

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    I thought you had to be Scottish Rite!! I am glad I read this thread, I ordered mine immediately.
     
  19. Wingnut

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    Nope, in fact taking it was what got me to join! I was a 32º by the time I finished it however.
     
  20. Bro. Gerry Kendle

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    I am currently working on my 5th exam. Brothers, if you are not doing this program and you want to learn about yourself and how to be a better man, I strongly encourage you to look at the program. For $35.00 is is a great bargain and what you can get out of it is priceless.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009

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