Ancient and Primitive Rite

The Ancient and Primitive Rite, also called the Order of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Mizraim, is a Masonic Rite first popularized by John Yarker and generally considered clandestine by Masonic organizations within the UGLE framework.

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    It takes place ... always without permanent form, though ancient and familiar as the sun and moon, and as sure to come again.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No doubt they rose up early to observe
    The rite of May.
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    Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days!
    Come near me, while I sing the ancient ways:

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    Through the din and desultoriness of noon, even in the most Oriental city, is seen the fresh and primitive and savage nature, in which Scythians and Ethiopians and Indians dwell. What is echo, what are light and shade, day and night, ocean and stars, earthquake and eclipse, there? The works of man are everywhere swallowed up in the immensity of nature. The AEgean Sea is but Lake Huron still to the Indian.
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