Originally Posted by stompk
Who is the top mason?
Depends. Do you want to know Blue Lodge? York Rite bodies? Scottish Rite bodies? Shriners?
Blue Lodge: Each US State and country is autonomous unto itself. Each Grand Lodge gets its charter from another Grand jurisdiction, usually the one closest to it.
York Rite: There is a National bodies that has a head person.
Scottish Rite: The is the Supreme Council of the Northern Jurisdiction (really small) and the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction (very large).
Not sure about the Shriners though.