This document contains very little about the ritualistic work of the Scottish Rite itself. Excellent reference manuals are available, such as A Bridge to Light by Dr. Rex R. Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross Court of Honour, which you received at the conclusion of the Thirty-second Degree. This excellent publication is a resource for the Member Development program and should help you whenever you have a question regarding any of the degrees in Scottish Rite Masonry. Another reference you will need for this program is the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by Arturo De Hoyas, 33°, Grand Cross Court of Honour, Grand Historian. Should you desire more information concerning the symbolism and lessons of the Scottish Rite degrees visit this reference. This book is also used in the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman program from the Supreme Council in which you have been enrolled as part of your membership. The program is an excellent primer into the basics of the Scottish Rite for all members
Another great source of information concerning the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma, Annotated Edition, edited by Arturo de Hoyos, 2011. Again provided by the Valley as a part of your membership package.
The focus of this document is primarily of a “member development nature.” Although some references to practices may be common throughout the Southern Jurisdiction, it is the intent of this work to give you an insight into the organization of the Scottish Rite in general and the Valley and Orient, in particular.