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There’s a certain intrigue about “secret societies”. They elicit strong feelings of curiosity, interest, and fascination mostly fueled by Hollywood movies, media coverage and wild “conspiracy theories” – of which there are plenty. Although I would argue Freemasonry is not a secret society, but rather “a society with secrets”; it’s arguably one of the most prominent and most popular “secret societies” out there. However,  Freemasonry is not the only organization that has this element of…

A jewel is a sign of a particular office in the line of officers of a lodge. Here is a description of each jewel and what it denotes. The Worshipful Master wears the jewel of a right angle of a square. In the building, the right angle of a square is used to ensure the angles of the building are true. For the Master, it represents the Master’s function in guarding the virtue of what…

The oldest regularly established Masonic lodges in the American colonies of which there is a record are: St. John’s of Boston (constituted in 1733) Solomon’s in Savannah, GA., and Solomon’s in Charleston, S.C. (both constituted in 1735). There is no reason to believe there were earlier lodges but the record is not altogether clear. It is certain, lodges were operating in Philadelphia as early as 1730, and there is a tradition that a lodge was…

“When man reaches new worlds, Masonry will be there!” Those were the comments made by Buzz Aldrin – the second man ever to step on the moon – in a 1969 interview with The New Age magazine. So does this mean that… Buzz Aldrin is/was a Freemason? Yes, it does. In case you did not know, legendary Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is indeed a Brother. Brother Aldrin was initiated into Freemasonry at Oak Park Lodge No.…

York Rite is one of the several appendant bodies of the Freemasonry. It can be said as a collection of multiple Masonic bodies that used to operate independently during the initial years. Today, it refers to three cooperative groups that confer to 10 degrees in the United States. There are three primary bodies of the York Rite: The Royal Arch Masons, The Cryptic Masons, and The Commander of Knights Templar. The Royal Arch has 4 degrees,…

Is Juan Guido of Venezuela a Freemason? It does seem like it yes. From the following image which has just surfaced online, it seems like Juan Guido, the newly “elected” President of Venezuela (backed by both the US and the EU) seems to be at the very least; an entered apprentice in Freemasonry. Could this image be fake? It could be, but I doubt it. I even asked my Photoshop buddy his thoughts and he…

King Solomon’s temple is one of the most infamous temples in human’s history. Commissioned by King Solomon himself, it was the first temple to be known as God’s royal palace and to this day – even though its exact location is still unknown – it still holds significance in modern-day culture, and also in Freemasonry. Today, I want to share with you 12 facts about King Solomon’s Temple which I think you will find interesting.…

How do Freemasons greet each other? This is one of the most searched questions about Freemasonry, because of this organization’s long, secretive history. It doesn’t give its secret codes and language easily, which perplexes a common person and makes him speculate about this superstructure even more. Yes, they have been portrayed as a secret society which has a great influence on almost all the governments, but the reality is different. It is not a secret…

Why do Freemasons wear aprons? Freemasons wear an apron with pride. It is a symbol which connects them with centuries-old stonemasons. In the middle ages, they wore the traditional, leather apron to carry their tools. In Freemasonry, an apron is an emblem of innocence and the badge of honour. When the Fraternity was first established in the 1700s in England, its founders were looking for actual traditions and rituals that can associate them with the…

Are Freemasons tax exempt? This question often revolves around the mind of new candidates, as the term ‘Masonic Tax’ is often discussed in the media. Today, we will try to explain everything regarding how this entire society works and whether its members are tax exempt… So, keep on reading. The simple answer is; ‘It Depends’. It depends on the country, it depends on the region, and it depends on the government as well. Freemasons and…

Freemasonry isn’t a worldwide organization. There are many places where Freemasonry is banned due to its concept and clash with different aspects of religions. For that reason, if you are planning to reside in some country, it is better to make sure Freemasonry is legal. Some governments in the world see Freemasonry as a direct threat, and it is particularly because of its secret nature and international connections. For a historical insight on how governments…

Interested in joining and becoming a Knights Templar? Actually, you can.  Becoming a Knights Templar isn’t a complicated issue at all, but it is indeed a unique and exceptional way to transform your life. You’ll get to understand the purpose of life and take a firm stand for what is right for your country and community. Besides, the best thing is you don’t have to be a warrior to join the membership. Today, “anyone” can…

How much does it cost to become a Freemason? The cost of becoming a Freemason varies from lodge to lodge. There is no single answer to this question. However, contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be rich to join Freemasonry as the membership fees are relatively low. There are two main costs of joining Freemasonry: Annual Dues –  $80 Degrees Cost – $300 (Please note these are just average estimations) The $100…

What are the 3 main degrees of Freemasonry? In Freemasonry, degrees define the status of Freemasons. In lodges, they mimic the steps through which a person ascends to a higher condition of knowledge. However, if you are a new candidate, it won’t be so easy to acquire them! The degree system of Freemasonry also often appears confusing to the non-mason. This is the story of the 3 Degrees of Freemasonry. When the Craft spread in…

When & how did King Solomon die? King Solomon is one of the most prominent figures of history. He was arguably the second son of King David and Bathsheba and appointed as Ling at the young age of 12. Some historians claim that Solomon was actually the 17th of 19 sons of David, not the second. Therefore, his chances of succeeding his father as king were so less – it was indeed impossible. However, with…

In order to become a Shriner, you have to first become a Freemason. Since the Shrine is an organization that requires a Masonic Lodge membership, this is a fraternity that grew out of Freemasonry over a century ago. Recent statistics reveal that there are over 411,000 Shriners worldwide who attend their local temples with their main headquarter is in Tampa, Florida. Just in the United States alone, there are around 195 temples and 340,000 Shriners…

Every now and again, we come across a question that just seems out of place, but truth be told; since Freemasonry is a mystery to many, I can’t blame anyone for asking questions such as this. Was Hitler a Freemason? No – Hitler was not a Freemason. However, Hitler tried to eradicate Freemasonry from Nazi Germany. He even specifically mentioned Freemasonry (by name) as a threat to the Nazi vision of Europe in one of…

Freemasonry is a blueprint for living to your full potential. Currently, it has over 6 million members worldwide who share the belief of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind. When it comes to secret societies, Freemasonry emerges in mind. However, according to Margaret Jacob, the UCLA history professor, this common belief isn’t correct. It is indeed not a religion either. Freemasonry is all about uniting men of good character, even if they…

Despite the numerous conspiracy theories (myths) about the danger posed by Freemasons to society, history is full of often overlooked major and minor contributions of Freemasons to mankind. Over the course of centuries, the Masonic Brotherhood has included millions of members who’ve gone to serve various causes in their country/nation. Free-masonic contributions to architecture are well known as the buildings designed or build by masons include some of the most well-known landmarks in the world.…

Freemasons have been the subject of many conspiracy theories and are considered one of the most secretive organizations in the world. Although, Freemasons themselves refute all these charges and say that their activities, insignia, Masonic lodges, and all other symbols are open to public scrutinization and as such they can no longer be considered a secret society as no organization which claims to be a secretive one will open itself to outside inspection. But, are…

Freemasonry in its modern form has existed since the 18th century, although the origins of this mysterious organization are shrouded in secrecy and much has been speculated about the origins of Freemasonry. In this article, we’ll discuss this in detail the origins of Freemasonry by throwing light on several well-known and little-known facts. See: Masonic Conspiracy Busted With The Truth The history of Freemasonry is well documented since the establishment of several lodges in England and continental…

The Ark of the Covenant has been a mysterious and prized item, which is mentioned in the Old Testament and has acquired a different meaning over the last few millennia. The Ark of the Covenant is one of the few items which has been mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and it’s even more special because everything about it has been mentioned in vivid detail. In this article, we will discuss The Ark of The Covenant…

Anyone who has studied the history of Freemasonry has surely come across the name Hiram Abiff – but; Who was Hiram Abiff? Hiram Abiff is regarded by many as the “first Freemason” in the history who initially inspired the secret organization into being. Freemasons and others claim that Hiram Abiff was the chief architect or mason who was employed by King Solomon to build his temple in Jerusalem. If this is true then, Freemasonry is older than modern…

How do I become a Freemason? This is a question we get asked often on our website and on our social media pages so we’ve finally decided to write a simple guide about this and detail the step-by-step process of how to join the Freemasons – a Craft dating back hundreds of years where Kings and Presidents were also proud members. I’m also happy to see that so many people from all over the world…

Freemasonry, sadly enough, is seen as an “old person’s game”. Youngsters are said to be turning their back on Freemasonry because it’s seen as something their grandpa and retired uncle would do. This is far from the truth. Freemasonry is alive and well and boasts a growing number of youngsters. The problem facing Freemasonry is that Masonic Lodges, are failing in getting themselves set up online and ready to attract new youngster (who tend to…

Freemasonry is a complicated matter for many people. The general population mostly comes to know of Freemasonry through media which, can be skewed in many different ways, to say the least. The many centuries of mysteries, secrets, conspiracy theories and other Masonic events has left a toll on people and as you’d expect, many are turning to Google for answers to their questions about Freemasonry. MasonicFind.com’s goal has always been to help educate the uninitiated about…

Freemasonry is a social order which accepts members from all tribes, religions, creeds and social status. The teachings are basically founded on the principles of truth and love for each other, which backs the rule that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you. Most people believe that most US presidents were Freemasons. However; only 15 of them were actual freemasons. Here are the 15 US Presidents who were also Freemasons… George Washington…

Brethren, today we’re going to be discussing a very controversial topic that I know many people have strong views against/for. Today we are discussing; homosexuality in Freemasonry. You are welcome (and encouraged) to add your views (for or against) but please; let’s keep it civil. The number of openly homosexual people is growing. This is not because more people are homosexual today than before, but because, even though homosexuals are still not widely accepted, homosexuality is…

For some odd reason, Freemasonry is always associated with suspicious-looking old men that have an aura of arrogance, money and power. This is a very wrong assumption of Freemasonry – and the 5,000,000+ Freemasons worldwide.  From my experience in the Craft and being a Master Mason for nearly 10 years, I have to say that the general perception of the “powerful Freemason” is completely false. While some Freemasons happen to be wealthy in their own right, it…

Perhaps no other organization or fraternity has been subjected to conspiracy theories and myths as is the case with Freemasonry. Anti-Masonry activists have been instrumental in waging a centuries-old war against Freemasonry and have used every trick and tool available in the arsenal of a propagandist for this purpose. Myths can seize human imagination and no one understands this better than Anti-Masonry activists. We as humans have a natural fear of anything which we don’t…