- Signs and Symbols
- Famous Freemasons
- Historical Facts #1
- Historical Facts #2
- Freemason and the Illuminati
- Difference between White and African American Freemasons
- History of Masonic Grand Lodges in North America
- Joining the Freemasons
- Debate over how to wear Masonic Jewelry and Emblems
- Freemasonry in the Community
- End of Freemasonry
Joining the Freemasons
In order to be a Freemason, you must know a Freemason. Like all organizations, you can not expect to join anything until you know of its existence and purpose. Do you want to know how to become a Freemason? Here are some basic information which should be addressed.
Freemasonry has its lodges throughout the free world. You’ll find Masons meeting in almost every town, city and state. None of these lodges were ever organized as a result of any type of missionary work; they came into existence because a group of Masons wanted to share the friendship and fraternity with others in the area. What is often misunderstood is a simple fact: there are few, but important requirements to become a Freemason.
While they are stated in slightly different words in various jurisdictions, they basically are as follows: Being a man, freeborn, of good repute and well-recommended by a Freemason; a belief in the Supreme Being of all Mankind; ability to support one’s self and family; being of lawful age; and come to freemasonry of their “own free will and accord”.
These basic principles have been the means of attracting the most highly respected persons to Masonry for over three centuries. Their simplicity confounds and confuses those who see a conspiracy lurking behind every door; those who want religious purity and those whose own motives are constantly self-oriented. As a result, this quiet, yet effective fraternity continues – as do its detractors.
Freemasonry interferes neither with religion nor politics, but has for its foundation the great basic principles of the Fatherhood of god and the Brotherhood of Man. No Atheist can be a Freemason. Freemasonry strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his neighbor, and himself. It inculcates the practice of virtue, and makes an extensive use of symbolism in its teachings.
It cannot be too strongly emphasized that Freemasonry is not to be entered in the hope of personal gain or advancement. Admission must not be sought from mercenary or other unworthy motives. Any one so actuated will be bitterly disappointed. The aim of the true Freemason is to cultivate a brotherly feeling among men, and to help whomsoever he can.
If you have read this far and are now interested in Masonic membership for yourself, simply visit your local Masonic lodge or call the Grand Lodge for your area (jurisdiction). If you know a man who is a Mason, ask him how you can join this great fraternity of men. In most parts of the world, Masons wear jewelry which makes them easily identifiable. So in order to be one, you must know one.
A List of Grand Lodges Around the World:
A List of Prince Hall Grand Lodges in the U.S.A. and other Countries: