Stockton Scottish Rite

340 East Market Street, Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 466-3391

Albert Pike

Pike was a pioneer, a crusader for justice for Native Americans, a practical joker, a reformer, a journalist, a philosopher, a prominent Washington lawyer, and a Civil War general. Perhaps the main focus of his life was the fraternity of Freemasonry. He was the organizer and, for many years, the leader of the Scottish Rite, one of Masonry's largest organizations.

from Albert Pike, The Man Beyond the Monument
by Jim Tresner

The Scottish Rite Creed

Human progress is our cause,
liberty of thought our supreme wish,
freedom of conscience our mission,
and the guarantee of equal rights
to all people everywhere our ultimate goal