One of the demarcations of rank employed in Mystery Traditions and organizations such as British Traditional Witchcraft and Freemasonry, representing a series of symbolism-laden experiences which are undergone by the Candidate in succession. In the examples of BTW and Freemasonry, the system of degrees ranks first through third (abbreviated 1*, 2*, and 3* for BTW and 1.'., 2.'., and 3.'. for Freemasonry), with different titles and responsibilities conferred by each stage. These are variables which differ between the various Mystery Schools or organizations. The total number of degrees vary as well. In both Masonry and Wicca, however, Third Degree denotes a rank of Mastery, while in the OTO or other magical lodges, the rank of Mastery may be much higher.