“My Brother, these gloves are intended for the Woman who represents your perfect antithetic polarity, the Lunar”.
- From man's Initiation.
“Offer these gloves to a Man of your appreciation and affection”.
- From Female Egyptian Rite Initiation
With honor and respect, the Ancient and Sovereign Egyptian Rite of Mizraim and Memphis, maintains separate Lodges for Women with their own unique corresponding Rituals (which were created in Venice on 1801 inspired from the Egyptian Rite of Cagliostro and preserved from the Mizraim Rite). Each Woman (similar to men) who participates in these Rituals is working on her character's refinement and enhancement, whereby ameliorates the conditions of the whole human fraternity.
A lot of the function of the Male Rite are shared with the Female Rite however the details are purposefully concealed to maintain the integrity of the Female Egyptian Rite.
The Feminine Egyptian Rite of Adoption operates under the assistance of the Sovereign Grand Sanctuary of Adriatic (Superum) with its own specific Rituals.
It follows the purest mystical and feminine Tradition that in the past created Vestal Virgins, Sibyls and Priestesses of Druids.
Even though the Ancient and Sovereign Egyptian Rite of Mizraim and Memphis, does not adopt mixed Initiation due to the Feminine nature necessitates different functions than the male nature. However certain agjustments have been made to express the Mystery of Unity.
The Initiation of a Woman is Lunar, while the Man's Initiation is Solar. Therefore, in the lower degrees of the Female Lodges, a Brother always assists, delivering the Light in the Feminine Lodge. The Female Rite had been reposed for over a century, till its final revival during the Winter Solstice of 1971, by the Sovereign Grand General Hierophant of the Ancient and Primitive Oriental Rite of Misraim and Memphis, Gastone Ventura 33° 90° 97° .
The Female Egyptian Rite is dependent on the Sublime Grand Egyptian Master - Queen of Sheba and Sovereign Grand Hierophant. The Queen of Sheba is chosen form the degree of the Perfect Egyptian Master Sisters (4°).
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