According to the 32nd Degree Masons fraternity in the Valley of Detroit, a 32nd degree mason is an extension of the first three degrees of craft Freemasonry. A 32nd degree mason witnesses other masons at varying degrees from 4 to 32.
Each degree is a level that provides a moral lesson to the member. The lesson is designed to help better the member as a person and as a mason. Completing one degree or level advances a mason to the next.
Only select 32nd degree Scottish Rite Masons who have exhibited extraordinary service to Freemasonry or the Scottish Rite and throughout their daily lives are eligible to attend the annual 33rd degree masons conference.