The higher degrees of Freemasonry are almost exclusively populated by men of aristocratic lineage or ex-officers of the armed forces. In all at any one time, there are no more than a few dozen men who reach the 33°. As they pass each ritual test, the ceremonies become more bizarre and include symbols which can be found in ancient Egypt with initiates being given pompous titles such as Sovereign, Prince, or Knight.
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Every twenty-six thousand years our solar system passes through the twelve zodiac signs. Ancient civilizations such as the Hopi, Egyptians, Cherokee, Apache, and the Mayans were aware of this great cycle and developed calendars according to it. This cycle stems from many different occurrences in nature such as the suns orbit around Alcion, the central star of Pleiades, as well as the 260 day cycle of human gestation. This cycle is broken down into five sub-cycles of 5,125 years each which were thought to have their own age. The Aztec Calendar, or Meso-American Sun Stone, depicted each cycle being destroyed by one of the five elements. The cycle we are currently in is the age of the fifth sun. 3113 BC to 2012 AD. More precisely this great cycle ends December 21, 2012. Mayan cultures and civilizations were aware of this end date and Nostradamus even prophecized about it.