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High Memphis-Misraïm grades

Masonic decorations collection of the high ranks of the old and primitive rite of Memphis-Misraïm

The Rites Masonic so -called Egyptian appear From the end of the 18th century, carried by Egyptomania which was quite widespread among the Freemasons and which was then exacerbated by the Campaign of Egypt of Napoleon. the Ancient and primitive rite of Memphis-Misraïm is currently the main representative of this current, practiced in a different form at the Grand Orient de France under the name of Egyptian rite.

The origin of this rite is the merger in 1881, in Italy, two older Egyptian rites, the Rite of Misraïm (1805, and not 1788, as Robert Ambelain claimed) and the Memphis rite (1838).  

The Egyptian rites are characterized by their very many high grades. the Rite of Misraïm first counted 77 degrees (including symbolic grades), a number which was then brought to 90. the Memphis rite counted 92. the Ancient and primitive rite of Memphis-Misraïm into account 99, them degrees 4 to 33 being The same as in Reaa. the Egyptian rite practiced within theGreat Egyptian orderof the Grand Orient of France only counts 33 degrees: This is an overhaul that the founder of the Rite de Memphis had made, Jean Étienne Marconis de Nègre, before putting his patents back to the Grand Orient in 1862. This rite in 33 degrees remained in sleep until his Wake up in 1999.

 

On OurColumnsyou will find them Masonic setsof the Tops GradesfromAncient and primitive rite of Memphis-Misraïm (Aprons, cords/harnesses, necklaces and jewelry).

The first 33 degrees being common with the REAA, do not hesitate to visit our collection of decor from the Hauts de REAA if you cannot find the Masonic decorations that you are looking for here.