Massachusetts Grand Lodge
There are, however, levels of membership within the organization, known as degrees. How members attain a higher rank and the rituals associated with conferring those degrees remain shrouded in mystery. Members take an vow of silence. Additionally, members cannot talk about the modes and methods of recognition...certain signs that can be used to recognize one mason from another, said Robert Huke, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Grand Lodge.
(Left) Rev. John R.S. Higgins, Grand Chaplain of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge.