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Masonic rituals and symbolism

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Masonic ritual refers to the scripted words and actions that are spoken or performed during the degree work in a Masonic Lodge. Masonic symbolism is that which is used to illustrate the principles which Freemasonry espouses. Masonic ritual has appeared in a number of contexts within literature including in "The Man Who Would Be King", by Rudyard Kipling, and War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy.
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    • The purpose of Masonic ritual 

    • Lack of standardisation 

    • Symbols in ritual 

    • Overlap with symbolism in the Latter-day Saint Movement 

    • Perceived secrecy of Masonic ritual