The Freemason fraternity is the largest and oldest in the world and they presently have over two million active members. These members have been active since the late 16th or early 17th century. Some of their members were kings and presidents as well as religious hears and scholars. Freemasonry closes all boundaries of religions in a quest for peace and harmony. A person from any religion is free to join their brotherhood.
The motto of Free Masons is “Better men make a better world”. They are a charitable, fraternal voluntary organization that brings together men of good reputation and character. They believe that there is an Almighty Creator and with practice spirit of universal brotherhood with good will. They are interested in character-building and wish to fulfill something that they feel is missing in their life intrinsically. Many people have the misconception that they are a secret society and use their evil satanic powers to manipulate and try to rule the world.
Here are tips on how to becoming a Freemason.
- In order to become a Freemason in the U.S you should be 21 years of age though some states have different restrictions.
- Most of the jurisdictions around the world require that you believe that there is a Supreme Being. They strive to teach their neighbors and each other that they owe certain duties to God. They practice virtues and use symbols in their teachings.
- You should lead an exemplary life and display moral and ethical values. You should be able to support your family. There is no compulsion to join this fraternity. You join of your own free will and accord.
- All Free masons try their best to make the world a better place. This is done by their actions and a strong desire to make a difference.
- Once you join this brotherhood of men, you will never feel isolated or alone. They will unite to help you become prosperous in many ways.
- They aim to remove the negative aspects of your life and fill it with positive attitudes.
- You have to attend meetings at the Freemason lodges and listen to teachings
- You will learn how to participate in ancient rites and these include initiation rituals, handshake, freedom to use the compass symbol and the Masonic square.
- Do not try to join the Freemasons if you have wrong notions that they are conspirators. You should approach them to be part of the brotherhood and not to try and find out more about their “secret.”
- Identifying a Freemason is not difficult as they display their Masonic symbol on their hats, clothing, rings and bumper stickers.
- They do not promise personal gain to their members. They direct their charity towards one of their members who have had the misfortune of getting into problems through no fault of their own. They expect you to have no financial obligations when you join and that you should be able to give freely if required.
- Freemasons stress on loyalty and obedience. They abhor disloyalty and will not tolerate this from their members.
How does one become a Free Mason?
- Contact a Grand Lodge listed in your country or state Fill out the form on their website or call them and ask them to get someone to contact you.
- Look up the number of a Masonic lodge in your area. It is listed in the phone book but it may be difficult to get someone to answer as they only meet twice a month in the evenings during weekdays.
- Some cars will have a sticker on their bumper that reads 2B1Ask1. You could ask the owner to provide you with a petition. Give him your contact details and he will get someone to contact you.
- A meeting will be arranged by an Investigate Committee from the Lodge.
- You will be given a petition form to fill if they are satisfied with the interview. A background check will be carried out by them and this can take up to 2 years.
- A ballot vote will be held and you will be informed of the date when you will gain admission.
- You can ask questions once you are invited to the interview. You will have to answer all their queries regarding your reasons for joining the brotherhood.
Points to Note
- Online membership is not offered by the Freemason fraternity. Be wary of signing forms online as the only way to get in is to contact a Grade Lode and go through the interview process.
- Freemasons are not a cult nor are they interested in creating a “masonic government” and controlling the world
- They are not a religion nor do they discuss politics or religion.
- They are not “evil” nor do they “worship the devil”