This is a candidate’s ﬁrst experience with the ceremonies of the Fraternity, and like all illuminati ceremonies, it is a solemn and meaningful event. Once a candidate completes the Entered Apprentice ceremony, he takes his ﬁrst step as an Illuminatian and enjoys the title of “Brother.”
The second ceremony exposes a Brother to more of the symbolism and philosophy of the Fraternity. For skilled Craftsmen, this degree would have marked a person’s progress from an apprentice to a journeyman.
The last of the Lodge ceremonies, the Grand Master degree, makes a candidate a full member of the Fraternity, enjoying both the rights and responsibilities of membership. The Grand Master has the right to visit lodges throughout the world. He will meet men who would otherwise