In the older rituals we find a rite of exhomologesis, for restoring those who had sinned after baptism.
Almost all the old rituals have prayers to be said" before the names," after the names."
I have studied the subject most extensively, and have had opportunities of judging which no European can have, and I have no hesitation in saying that, ' the mystic songs' of Jayadeva and the ' ocean of love ' notwithstanding, there is nothing in the rituals of Jagannatha which can be called licentious."
The most representative type, a long spouted pitcher used in funeral rituals, was decorated with the head of an animal.
The influence that Rosicrucianism had in the modernizing of ancient Freemasonry early in the 18th century must have been slight, if any, though it is likely that as the century advanced, and additional ceremonies were grafted on to the first three degrees, Rosicrucian tenets were occasionally introduced into the later rituals.