The primary themes of this great work are the “Secrets” or the “Great Mysteries” and their symbolism & rituals. It is stated that nothing in the book is meant to reveal any of the secrets to freemasonry but to simply hint or shed light. An emphasis on religious and cultural tolerance is shown throughout the work, emphasizing that the root of all religion was the same. These common traits and symbols in all religions are explained in detail, beginning with the Orphic Egg or Cosmic Egg, and then moving towards ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Buddhist, and Hindu texts, and the Abrahamic religions.
A copy of Morals and Dogma was given to every new member of the Southern Jurisdiction from the early 1900s until 1969 (although some local Scottish Rite bodies offered copies through the mid-1970s), when it was deemed “too advanced to be helpful to the new Scottish Rite member.
I – Apprentice 11 II – The Fellow-Craft 28 III – The Master 60
LODGE OF PERFECTION
IV – Secret Master 97 V – Perfect Master 105 VI – Intimate Secretary 110 VII – Provost And Judge 116 VIII – Intendant Of The Building 125 IX – Elect Of The Nine 137 X – Illustrious Elect Of The Fifteen 147 XI – Sublime Elect Of The Twelve Or Prince Ameth 161 XII – Grand Master Architect 172 XIII – Royal Arch Of Solomon 185 XIV – Grand Elect, Perfect, And Sublime Mason 198
CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX
XV – Knight Of The East Or Of The Sword 215 XVI – Prince Of Jerusalem 219 XVII – Knight Of The East And West 224 XVIII – Knight Rose Croix 249
COUNCIL OF KADOSH 279
XIX – Grand Pontiff 281 XX – Grand Master Of All Symbolic Lodges 293 XXI – Noachite, Or Prussian Knight 302 XXII – Knight Of The Royal Axe Or Prince Of Libanus 308 – XXIII – Chief Of The Tabernacle 319 XXIV – Prince Of The Tabernacle 335 XV – Knight Of The Brazen Serpent 387 XXVI – Prince Of Mercy, Or Scottish Trinitarian 460 XXVII – Knight Commander Of The Temple 505 XXVIII – Knight Of The Sun, Or Prince Adept 508 XXIX – Grand Scottish Knight Of St. Andrew 688 XXX – Knight Kadosh 699
XXXI – Grand Inspector Inquisitor Commander 709 XXXII – Sublime Prince Of The Royal Secret 721