Guest Author - Rebecca Graf
Sometimes secret societies will appear within secret societies or loosely associated with other well-known societies. The majority of people are familiar with the Freemasons. What most don’t realize is that there is a special organization just for Master Masons. It is called the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm.
This is an organization that “while not connected with Masonary proper, its membership is restricted absolutely to Master Masons in good standing.” It is fun and encourages the lighter side of life. Within the society are subordinate organizations called grottoes. Members of grottoes, who are only for Master Masons, are called Prophets.
The many ceremonies the society have are extravagant and have been called “spectacular”. Many of the activities are flashy and full of merriment and joy. Their main slogan is “Good Fellowship”. “The ritual is original and unique. The spectacular ceremonial requires a cast of thirty (30) or more and offers unlimited opportunities in stage activities and stunt performance. Its proper rendition requires a large stage, elaborate costumes, and stage settings. It is mysterious, startling and spectacular with a Persian atmosphere. While pervaded with a spirit of wholesome fun, it teaches a serious lesson which lingers with the initiate, instilling in him a spirit of optimism, a kindly feeling for his brother man, and an impression of GOOD FELLOWSHIP, which is something devoutly to be desired.”
Though they are full of fun and like to live life, they are involved in many charities including those for cerebral palsy and handicapped children. Since its inception in 1889, the many grottoes have met and enjoyed themselves.
Famous members have included American Presidents Warren G. Harding, Federal D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Gerald Ford. Many Master Masons have been members of grottoes.
The society uses an acronym to describe themselves:
Mystic ---------Expressing a sense comprehensible only to those of high intelligence.
Order ----------A rank, grade, or class of community or society.
Veiled ---------Enveloped, invested, enshrouded, hidden.
Prophets -----Foretelling future events, predictors, foretellers.
Enchanted --Under a magical quality, delighted in a high degree.
Realm ---------Royal jurisdiction, or extent of government.
Is this a secret society? Many would consider it is an even more dangerous as it is comprised of only Master Masons with all others including members of Freemasons excluded. What goes on behind closed doors? What are they plotting? According to them, they are full of fun and are enjoying life.
The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm is a group of Master Masons who spend some fun times together, raise money for charities, and continue feeding the conspiracy rumor mills just by exclusive.