The Hegemon’s Wand or the miter-headed scepter is the distinctive ensign of the office of Hegemon. Known as the “Scepter of Wisdom,” it is used by the Hegemon at all times when conducting the candidate throughout the hall. This is because it represents the attraction of the forces of the candidate’s Higher Self which seek ever to aspire toward the forces of divine mercy and light. Outwardly, the wand is said to symbolize religion which guides and regulates life. The mitre-head represents Chokmah, the intermediate rings represent Chesed and Netzach, and the pommel represents Malkuth.