At the Vatican there are 32 archways on each side of the courtyard with a giant obelisk in the middle. The Pope’s cassock has 32 buttons and his head represents the 33rd. The symbol for the Soviet Union has 32 rays emanating from the sun being the 33rd. On 3/3/03 the UN World Prayer Center called for everyone to pray simultaneously at 3:30pm. The ceiling in the United Nations General Assembly room has a large circular light surrounded by 32 smaller lights. The UN building is 39 (13x3) stories high and sits on land donated by Mason David Rockefeller. The United Nations flag shows the globe divided into 33 sections encircled by olive branches. The flag also happens to be blue just like the first 3 “blue degrees” of Masonry.
There are 13 degrees of York-Rite Masonry and 33 degrees of Scottish-Rite. Our measuring system originated in Masonic France in the 1790s which explains why 13 standard inches is equal to precisely 33 metric centimeters. Ice freezes and changes back to water at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, also corresponding with Masonic degrees of illumination, since every high-level Mason who hasn’t yet “contributed significantly to the Great Work” is frozen at 32 degrees. 33 is the first degree that the “illuminated” can move freely throughout the organization. The very idea of measuring heat by “degrees” is Masonic. So is your diploma (degree), and getting “the third degree” comes from the Masonic third degree ceremony in which the initiate must answer many probing, personal questions.
The eagle, one of the main symbols of Scottish-Rite Freemasonry, is found on the dollar bill. It has 32 feathers on its right wing symbolizing the 32 formal degrees of Scottish-Rite Masonry, but it’s looking at the wing which contains an extra 33rd feather representing the 33rd degree held by many world leaders and historical figures.
Head of the Supreme Council of World Freemasonry Albert Pike invented the 33rd degree of Freemasonry in 1832. He was Chief Judicial Officer and Co-Founder of the KKK ( K = 11th letter, 11 x 3 = 33 )