"The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite is above all else an educational
institution. Throughout its history it has stood as a beacon on the shores
of ignorance. Instruction about the great ideal of morality, philosophy,
religion and philanthropy permeates our ritual and our writings, unencumbered
by sectarian doctrine.
We have sought, not to teach men the truth, but rather a way to the truth.
Each must find it for himself. We seek only to be a guide - teaching the common
ground of various philosophical and religious approaches to belief in order that
men might be more united in their standards of right and wrong and their
understanding of the reality of GOD..."