RITUAL U. B. F.
Unity and Brotherly Love are represented in the motto ol the
Order, and Friendship by the clasped hands, which may be found
closely connected with Truth.
The next figure of the group is a representation of Nebuchadnez¬
zar, who, on account of forgetf ulness of God, was caused to eat grass
with the beasts of the field, which is represented on the left of'the
group, and may be more fully understood by reading Daniel iv., 33.
This brings to mind that failing to observe the laws of the Order, vio¬
lators like him will be cast out.
In the distance on the left of Nebuchadnezzar can be seen a grave,
which is an emblem of the uncertainty of our earthly home, and the
certainty of the mortality of mankind; hence all these emblems teach
morality; and serve as a guide through this world and a chart by
which admittance may be sought to the Grand Lodge above.
Should you have occasion to ascertain whether a person is a
member of the U. B. F. in a mixed company or elsewhere, do so with
this general sign of recognition :
Recognition.—Place the open right hand on back of neck, and let
it fall to the side.
Answer.—Place left hand back of head, and let it fall to side.
Distress Sign.—Close the fingers of the right hand, with thumb
on the end of fingers. Place the end of the fingers and thumb on the
left temple, roll the hand over the right with knuckles on the fore¬
head as if wiping off the forehead, and let the hand fall to side.
Answer.—Close all the fingers of the left hand except the fore¬
finger, lay it on the right temple, draw down across the face and
under the nose as if wiping off the upper lip, then let it fall to side.
Should you wish to further test you will advance and say:
Question. How were you prepared to be initiated into the myste-