Scottish Rite is the principal branch of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may perfect his Masonic knowledge.
This path consists of the 4th through the 32nd degrees, which are
conferred by the following four bodies.
The Lodge of Perfection — where the 4th through 14th degrees (commonly referred to as the ineffable degrees) are conferred. Here you will build on the first three symbolic degrees you received when you were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.
The Council of Jerusalem — where the 15th and 16th degrees are conferred by teaching lessons using settings based on the Babylonian captivity of the Hebrews and the building of the Second Temple.
The Chapter of Rose Croix — where the 17th and 18th degrees are conferred. These degrees teach the spiritual lessons of practicing virtue, caring for humanity, and being tolerant of the faith and creed of others, because the soul of man is the only lasting Temple.
The Consistory confers the 19th through the 32nd degrees, after which you will receive the title of Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret and be presented with the prestigious 32° medal.