Perfect Points of Entrance

In the earliest lectures these were called "Principal Points." The designation of them a "Perfect Points of Entrance" was of a later date. They are described in both the English and American systems. Their specific names, and their allusion to the four cardinal virtues, are the same in both; but the verbal explanations differ, although not substantially. They are so called because they refer to four important points of initiation. The Guttural refers to the entrance upon the penal responsibilities; the Pectoral, to the entrance into the Lodge; the Manual, to the entrance on the covenant; and the Pedal, to the entrance on the instruction in the northeast.


See also: Guttural; Pectoral; Manual; Pedal

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