Fifth Order of Melchizedek and Egyptian Sphinx
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The Fifth Order of Melchizedek and Egyptian Sphinx (also called the Solar, Spiritual, Progressive Order of the Silver Head and Golden Star) was a secret society, according to Gould & co. The name suggests itself as a link to Melchizedekian and Egyptian orders, while the "silver head" and "golden star" may be taken as alchemical in nature.
- Gould, S. C., ed. (November 1896), The Fifth Order of Melchizedek and Egyptian Sphinx, "Masonic and Arcane Societies in the U.S.", Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 14 (11): 284, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044092649565;view=1up;seq=358, retrieved 2016-05-12, "We are not sure that this Order is in activity at the present time; at least, a session has been held within two years in the city of Boston, Mass. Its heads are Prince and High Priestess, both arrayed in gorgeous apparel. The Order claims great antiquity, even several thousand years before A.M., which may stand for Ante-Melchizedek, and not "After the Order of Melchizedek" (Ps. cx, 4). This Order is also known as "The Solar, Spiritual, Progressive Order of the Silver Head and Golden Star." Its place of meeting is called a Grotto."