A Masonic type of society supposed to be of Anglo-Indian
origin. The name signifies Seven Feathers, and it alludes to
the bird Malacocersis Grisis, which flies in groups of seven. The
society was introduced into England about the year 1872 by J.
H. Lawrence Archer. It had seven descending degrees, each of
seven disciples, and seven ascending degrees of perfection,
Ekata or Unity. Occult historian Arthur E. Waite believed that
the rituals were compiled by Masonic writer John Yarker.
Waite also believed that occultist Kenneth MacKenzie may
have been involved and may have incorporated some of these
rites into the Order of Light, another Masonic society.