Kadosh is a term used in certain branches of Freemasonry, specifically the Scottish Rite, to refer to the 30th degree of initiation. The Kadosh degree is often considered the highest degree in the Scottish Rite and is associated with the idea of sacrifice for a greater good.
Freemasonry itself has ties to Kadosh through its historical origins. The Scottish Rite, where the Kadosh degree is practiced, is said to have been founded in France in the 18th century. Its roots can be traced back to the earlier practices of the Knights Templar, a medieval Christian military order.
The Knights Templar were believed to have been influential in the formation of modern Freemasonry, and the Kadosh degree within the Scottish Rite reflects the Templars’ reputation for bravery and dedication to their cause.
It's important to note, however, that while Freemasonry may have ties to certain historical groups and traditions, it is not a religious or political organization. Instead, Freemasonry is focused on promoting personal and social improvement through ethical and moral development.