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Order Of The Eastern Star Miniature Vase 1960s Vintage Collectible Lady Masons OES

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This little 2.25" tall mysterious star shaped cutie deserves a place of honor in your temple!

Don't know much about the Eastern Star or Free Masonry? Join the club!

Here's what the Eastern Star Ladies have to Say:
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The real origin of the Order of the Eastern Star, like Masonry, will always be shrouded in mystery. Many researchers believe it had a French origin as early as 1703. By some, this is claimed to be the first inception of "Female Masonry" or "Androgynous Degrees" -- (degrees for both men and women).

There appeared at this time, to be a demand for "Side Degrees" or Degrees conferred on ladies, and quite a list sprang up -- "Heroines of Jericho", "Danger in the Dark", "Tall Cedars of Lebanon", etc. These were extensively used but soon fell into decay for lack of lasting worth.

As to the real origin of the Eastern Star degrees in its Initiatory form, there is not the least shadow of doubt that the honor belongs to Dr. Rob Morris and its real origin comes under the First Era.

Dr. Morris had traveled many years and had written many books on Masonry which are valued references in many Masonic Libraries.

Never quite satisfied that all the good in Masonry should be confined to men, Dr. Morris felt that Masonry should be for the whole family, but by the laws of that Ancient Order, women are not eligible for its degrees. Knowing he could not change the Ancient Landmarks of Masonry, Dr. Morris sought some method by which women could share with the Masonic Brother the same inspiration that "prompts man to noble deeds."

Although he harbored these feelings for years, it wasn't until 1850, while confined to his home after an accident, that Dr. Morris fully developed the Eastern Star Degrees in their present initiatory form.

During this time, he carefully thought out the symbolism and significance of the floor plan and the corps of officers. He conferred the degrees upon his wife and daughters, and some neighbors, presumably having an idea to clothe the ladies with certain words or signs whereby they might make themselves known to Master Masons.

These signs and so-called mysteries of the Order were communicated freely to all Master Masons and their relatives. Dr. Morris and other prominent Master Masons gave many lectures and conferred the degrees on many ladies throughout the nation.
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This little 2.25" tall mysterious star shaped cutie deserves a place of honor in your temple!

Don't know much about the Eastern Star or Free Masonry? Join the club!

Here's what the Eastern Star Ladies have to Say:
-------------------------------------------------------------
The real origin of the Order of the Eastern Star, like Masonry, will always be shrouded in mystery. Many researchers believe it had a French origin as early as 1703. By some, this is claimed to be the first inception of "Female Masonry" or "Androgynous Degrees" -- (degrees for both men and women).

There appeared at this time, to be a demand for "Side Degrees" or Degrees conferred on ladies, and quite a list sprang up -- "Heroines of Jericho", "Danger in the Dark", "Tall Cedars of Lebanon", etc. These were extensively used but soon fell into decay for lack of lasting worth.

As to the real origin of the Eastern Star degrees in its Initiatory form, there is not the least shadow of doubt that the honor belongs to Dr. Rob Morris and its real origin comes under the First Era.

Dr. Morris had traveled many years and had written many books on Masonry which are valued references in many Masonic Libraries.

Never quite satisfied that all the good in Masonry should be confined to men, Dr. Morris felt that Masonry should be for the whole family, but by the laws of that Ancient Order, women are not eligible for its degrees. Knowing he could not change the Ancient Landmarks of Masonry, Dr. Morris sought some method by which women could share with the Masonic Brother the same inspiration that "prompts man to noble deeds."

Although he harbored these feelings for years, it wasn't until 1850, while confined to his home after an accident, that Dr. Morris fully developed the Eastern Star Degrees in their present initiatory form.

During this time, he carefully thought out the symbolism and significance of the floor plan and the corps of officers. He conferred the degrees upon his wife and daughters, and some neighbors, presumably having an idea to clothe the ladies with certain words or signs whereby they might make themselves known to Master Masons.

These signs and so-called mysteries of the Order were communicated freely to all Master Masons and their relatives. Dr. Morris and other prominent Master Masons gave many lectures and conferred the degrees on many ladies throughout the nation.
********************************************************
Surrender Dorothy Your Personal Source For The Coolest Vintage Around!

Our shop offers a vast and never-ending array of affordable and very cool antique and vintage finds from Maine; home decor treasures that you won't find elsewhere. You can always expect to find the unexpected here.
We're one of the most diverse vintage shops around, so be sure to bookmark our shop and check back with us often so you don't miss out on anything.

Resistance is futile. Surrender Dorothy offers 24 hour a day vintage shopping therapy for the hopelessly retro addicted.
==============================================
We're stuffed to overflowing with hundreds of fascinating vintage objects to feather your nest with! View them all here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SurrenderDorothy?section_id=6919394
===============================================
View our entire collection of Mid Century Sixties goods here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=1960s
********************************************************
Please View Our Shop Policies Here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SurrenderDorothy/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftna

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Order Of The Eastern Star Miniature Vase 1960s Vintage Collectible Lady Masons OES

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