Most of the Egyptian Masonic organizations have a complex hierarchy divided into several classes which are linked to their multiple high degrees. We have to highlight the fact that we are speaking here of the branch of Freemasonry using specific ancient Egyptian rituals. This is not a Masonic organization operating in the modern country of Egypt.
The Grand Lodge of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons chooses to simplify this confusing management by staying close to what is practiced all around the world. A few specifics remain to follow the tradition of our Egyptian Masonic Tradition.
Grand Lodge and High Degrees
There are two structures which are interconnected:
1- The “Sacred Order of the Sophisians” which is constituted by three Degrees of the Sophisians. The “Sacred Order of the Sophisians” is the High degree system proper to the “National Grand Lodge of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons.” This structure is managed by a Supreme Council (called “Supreme Pyramid”) composed of Grand Officers presided by a Grand Isiad (or Grand Isiarque if this is a man) who has received the direct traditional lineage.
2- The “National Grand Lodge(s) of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons” which is comprised of the three first degrees of Freemasonry. This structure is managed by a Grand Council composed of Grand Officers presided over by an elected National Grand Master.
The federal organization of our Order in the United States is this “National Grand Lodge of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons.” Following the same organization as the country itself, each state is also organized in Grand Lodges of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons, managed by a State Grand Master. A minimal number of lodges is required to be able to create a Grand Lodge of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons in the state working with our rituals. The interactions between the Federal Grand Lodge and the State Grand Lodges are defined in the Constitutions of the Order. Each Grand Lodge is composed of Lodges (sometimes called “Blue Lodges”) initiating and working at the first three degrees which are: Entered apprentice (1st), Fellowcraft (2nd), and Master Mason (3rd).
Due to the specificity of its rituals in the blue lodge and the High degrees of the Sophisians, the “National Grand Lodge of Ancient Egyptian Freemasons” in coordination with its system of high degrees called the "Sacred Order of the Sophisians," oversees and validates the creation of Grand Lodges in other countries.