Operative Structure of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraïm

The operative ritual structure of Our Worshipful Rite develops, in 4 Sections: Symbolic section; Philosophical-cabalistic section; Gnostic-hermetic section; Hermetic section. Each section having its own characteristic and specific function is composed in turn, by one or more Ritual Bodies that are, partly, practiced ritually and, partly, studied and conferred by communication.

Symbolic section

Is composed from Ritual Bodies denominated Lodges operating under the protection of Grand Lodge of Croatia, the only regular and recognized Masonic body in Croatia. The objective of this section is the study and the practice of the first three degrees of Universal Freemasonry. It has its own rituals but currently Our Worshipful Rite practices the Symbolic Section, on the basis of the protocol of agreement (undersigned November 16th 2013), in conjunction with the Masonic Community of the Grand Lodge of Croatia.

Philosophical-cabalistic section

This section is composed by 30 Ritual Chambers of which 9 are ritually practiced, while the others are not and the degrees to them corresponding are conferred by communication (on the sword).

The 9 practiced Chambers are:

4° degree, College of the Discreet Teachers
7° degree, Chapter of the Sublime Masters, Great Elects, Knights of the Vault of Perfection
8° degree, Chapter of the Sword Knights
9° degree, Knight Elect of Nine, Sublime Minervale
11° degree, Senate of the Knights of the Eagle and the Pelican, Rose-Croix Princes
16° degree, Senate of the Knights of the Sun, Sages of Truth, Adept Princes
21° degree, Senate Supreme Commanders of the Stars
30° degree, Senate of the Knights of the Black and White Eagle, Kadosch Knights
33° degree, Supreme Counsel of Sovereign Grand Inspectors

Gnostic - Hermetic Section

This section is composed of 38 Ritual Chambers, of which only the 66 degree is practiced, Grand Consistory of Great Consecrator Patriarchs. The teaching in this Section finds its study and its research in the classical gnosis and its derivations.

Hermetic section

The hermetic section represents the conclusion of the initiatic path that the Brother Master Masons have accomplished -as workers of the Royal Art - in the traditional journey, through this immemorial and mysterious repository, that is the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraïm. In this section, composed by 24 Ritual Bodies, the following are ritually practiced:

90°degree Great Counsel of Sovereigns Principles, Sublime Patriarchs, Masters of the Great Work.
91° degree, Grand Tribunal of Sovereigns Principles, Grand Defenders of the Order and the Rite.
94° degree, Gran Mystical Temple of the Sublime Patriarchs of Memphis.
95° degree, Sovereign Sanctuary of Sublime Patriarchs, Grand Conservators of the Order.

From what has been said, even if broadly, it is hoped that the Brother Master Masons appreciate that the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraïm is aimed only to those initiates whom, patiently following the many occasions of inspired meditation, intend to discover the channels of force that allow ones perfect resonance with the higher planes of existence and with the transpersonality of the being. The objective of our Worshipful Rite is to constitute a real but invisible thread that ties the lower with the higher. It offers the key to the arcana, to all the men of good will, so that these same arcana can be unveiled and practiced.
We do not expect that, in a few pages we have succeeded in clarifying the history and the interlacements of events that, in their whole constitute the memory and the roots of our Worshipful Rite. Yet we are sure to have provided the Brothers that benevolently follow and esteem us, with valid tools of understanding that can be certainly useful to get a better idea on the role and the activity of the A.P.R.M.M. in the today's Croatian Masonic Community.
Our work of research and explanation cannot be considered exhausted, obviously, with the diffusion of the present document, but it could start off a series of research and publications that could be put to good use by those that want to deepen this type of knowledge.
It seems us proper to conclude with the affirmations brought in the introduction of the Statutes and General Rules of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis and Misraim:

MAN, YOU HAVE TWO EARS TO HEAR THE SAME SOUND, TWO EYES TO PERCEIVE THE SAME OBJECT, TWO HANDS TO PERFORM THE SAME ACTION.
IN THE SAME WAY THE MASONIC SCIENCE, THE SCIENCE "PAR EXCELLENCE", IS ESOTERIC AND EXOTERIC.
ESOTERICISM CONSTITUTES THE TIIOUGHT, EXOTERICISM THE ACTION.
EXOTERICISM IS LEARNED, IT IS TAUGHT, IT IS GIVEN;
ESOTERICISM IS NOT LEARNED, IT IS NOT TAUGHT, IT IS NOT GIVEN IT COMES FROM ABOVE.

To all tose that seek goodness, beauty, justice and truth, we wish Health, Prosperity and Fraternity.