Hiram revives. He revives to life in the new Master who takes the oath. Other Masters joyfully welcome it. The venerable Master uplifts praises to the Great Architect of the Universe that "The master was and his face is lighter, than before". Inspectors address to brothers to connect that "to celebrate return of light and truth". In some parts of the globe still carry out staging of this legend.
It is possible that somebody from this "the second layer", these last months before February, was already the candidate for boxes, about it in archives traces are not present. some words about these people who are not let into secrets, but knowing about the secrets which were silent about them. creating a certain invisible. but notable protection of trust and friendship.
In the XVIII century the number of Masonic lodges promptly grows in the countries of Europe. The freemasonry gains cosmopolitan character. Independent "branches" of a freemasonry – Anglo-Scottish, French and others with features of ceremonies inherent in them are formed.
The introduction in a Masonic brotherhood is carried out according to the recommendation of his dear members, after passing by the beginner of a trial period who came to the end with hours-long stay in an office of reflections. If brothers recognized the beginner worthy to get to Spiritual Work, him accepted in a box as the pupil, and sometimes at once in a journeyman.
The hierarchy of ranks and degrees was observed very strictly. Beds - primary cell - represented two "an ascension ladder": one system of increases treated duties of brothers - the Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Gatekeeper etc. Another was actually Masonic: The pupil, the Journeyman, the Master, the Secret Master etc. - to Venerable and Wise. This Masonic hierarchy in the Great East had 33 degrees, in the Great Box - 1
Among masons there were much those who at the end of the century took the most active part in Great French Revolution. It gave the grounds for emergence of the version that the freemasonry played a crucial role in preparation and implementation of revolutionary events of the end of the XVIII century.