32 Masonic Symbols (& What They Mean)

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As Samuel Hemming, the first Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England, once put it; Freemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. Today, we’re taking a closer look at those masonic symbols (32 to be exact) and also give you an explanation of what they mean … Read more

6 Ways Freemasonry Helps The Family Grow Stronger

freemasonry and the family

Freemasons often refer to each other as “a Brother”. Needless to say, Freemasonry is like one international family, and given how Freemasonry’s main purpose is to “make good men better“; One thing you will learn about as a Freemason is how to become a better man both inside and outside the Lodge. Today, we’re taking … Read more

Was Jack The Ripper A Freemason?

jack the ripper a freemason

One of my personal favorite crime stores ever has to be, the story of Jack The Ripper. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the allegations that claim Jack the Ripper was a Freemason. While there are legitimate reasons why this acquisition is made (which you’ll hear about below), as you may know already, no … Read more

10 Requirements To Become A Freemason

Understandably, one of or most read guides on the website is how to become a Freemason. To all those who are interested in one day becoming a Freemason, today we want to take it a step further and share with 10 requirements you need to “check” before you ASK12BE1. Must Believe in a Supreme Being … Read more

9 Famous Men You Did Not Know Are Freemasons

famous men you did not know are freemasons

Throughout its centuries-long history, Freemasonry has attracted many of the world’s best leaders, scientists, entertainers (and others) to its ranks due to a wide variety of different reasons and it’s no secret there are many “influential people” today who also happen to be Freemasons. While there are definitely more (more than we can ever know … Read more

34 World-Changing Inventions by Freemasons

It’s often asked what positive contributions to society Freemasons have achieved throughout history. Well, as it turns out, Freemasonry (through the many great men in its ranks), has contributed a LOT. We’ve already talked about the 15 US presidents who were Freemasons, as well as the great charities supported by Masonic contributions. We even touched … Read more

How Ancient Stonemasons Built Cathedrals

how ancient stonemasons built cathedrals

As you may know already, modern-day/speculative Freemasonry (as it is known and practiced today across the world) comes from the ancient guilds of operative stonemasons. Today, we’re taking a break from talking about Masonic history. Instead, we’re going to take a look at how the ancient stonemasons built the many architectural wonders and cathedrals that … Read more

5 Famous Charities Supported by Freemasons

famous charities supported by freemasons

One of the main aspects of Freemasonry not many know about is the Charity work done by Freemasons and Masonic Lodges around the world. We’ve talked already about Masonic benevolence in the past but today, I want to share with you a list of 5 (famous) charities supported by Freemasons. These are: The Red Cross Red … Read more

3 Youth Groups Associated With The Freemasons

Youth Groups Associated With Freemasonry

A few weeks ago, we shared an in-depth guide on how to start your process of becoming a Freemason. For some, however, the journey to Light begins earlier in life, mostly through various Masonic youth groups. In this article, we will discuss 3 youth groups associated with Freemasonry. Here are the three we will be … Read more

Freemasonry & Science (Connecting The Dots)

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George Washington, a Founding Father and 1st President of the United States of America once said; ‘Freemasonry is an institution founded on eternal reason and truth; whose deep basis is the civilization of mankind, and whose everlasting glory it is to have the immovable support of those two mighty pillars, science and morality.’ The importance … Read more

17 Must-Read Books For Freemasons

must read books for freemasons

With hundreds of years of Masonic history documented and recorded by Brethren long gone (and sadly forgotten), your average Masonic reader is spoilt for choice when it comes to Masonic literature. In this article, I will be sharing with you 17 must-read books for Freemasons which have been suggested by Masons who were asked this … Read more

Freemasonry & The British Monarchy

The British Royal Family & the Freemasons

Are there members of the Royal Family who are also Freemasons? We get asked this question from time to time so I decided to lay it all out for you below. In this article, I’m going to share with you the start (history) of Freemasonry in the United Kingdom, the Notable Monarchs who were (at … Read more

8 Masonic Facts About George Washington

masonic facts about george washington

One of the most-loved, most-admired Freemason and President will forever be George Washington. We’ve covered Washington’s involvement briefly in our previous guide listing the 15 Masonic US Presidents. Seeing how George Washington is such a celebrated and decorated figure in history, today we’ve decided to dig a bit deeper and bring forth 8 masonic facts … Read more

6 Great Websites & Podcasts for Freemasons

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We don’t claim to have/know all the answers, but we try our best to answer any and all questions that come our way regarding Freemasonry. For what we don’t know, we usually refer to other reputable online sources and it’s with great pleasure to share with you these 6 great websites (and podcasts) for Freemasons … Read more

Freemasonry & Astrology (Are These Two Connected?)

freemasonry and astrology

Astrology refers to the study of celestial bodies, their movement, and positions, to determine the influence they have on human beings and the world. Astrological interpretations have always varied from one country to another and in different cultures. For example, the Islamic understanding of a full moon is different from Christians. This explains why their … Read more

Freemasonry & Hollywood: Famous Actors Who Were Freemasons

Freemasonry and Hollywood

Freemasonry & Hollywood. What’s the connection here? Well, Freemasonry has been present in Hollywood since the early 1900s. For a large part of the twentieth century, masons held a prestigious societal position in the organization of the city and landscape. Over the years, there have been many notable changes. The membership level has shrunk. During … Read more

The History of Freemasonry In China

Can You Become A Freemason In China?

Freemasonry can be found all over the world, but what about in a strict communist country like China? In this guide, we’ll do our best to explain the history of Freemasonry in China. How Freemasonry made its way into China Who were the first Freemasons in China Which were the first Masonic Lodges in China … Read more

7 Masonic Facts About Freemason Winston Churchill

facts about freemason winston churchill

One of the most admired/most quoted men in the world has got to be the charming gentleman and fellow Freemason, Winston Churchill. In this post, we’ll be sharing with you 7 masonic facts about Brother Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, British Prime Minister, Army Officer, author, and an all-around great guy (depending on who you ask). … Read more

The History of Freemasonry & The Hindu Religion

hindu and freemasonry

Looking to learn more about how Freemasonry works in different cultures and regions across the world? We’ve recently been taking a closer look at the past, present, and future of Freemasonry around the world. In this article, we will be covering the history of Freemasonry in Hindu countries, seeing how it came to be, how … Read more

Is Freemasonry Allowed in Islamic Countries?

Freemasonry & Islam

Can a Muslim become a Freemason? Is Freemasonry allowed in Islamic countries? Today, we’re taking a closer look at the (sometimes complicated) relationship between Islam and Freemasonry, and you’d be surprised to know how far back these two actually go. If you’re looking to learn more about how Freemasonry is viewed in Islam, the history … Read more

What Are The Working Tools of A Master Mason?

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What are the Masonic Working tools? Why are they called as such – and What are the Working Tools of a Master Mason? In this article, we’ll try to answer all of the above questions (and more) while reminding cautious not to give anything away. This will just be a brief introduction and some things … Read more

What Do The Square & Compasses Mean In Freemasonry?

The Masonic Square & Compasses

Often referred to wrongly as  “the square and compass“, the Square & Compasses are probably one of the oldest, still recognizable symbols in the world. They have inspired mystery, confusion, and plenty of conspiracy theories. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at what these symbols are, what they mean, the origins of these … Read more

What Do The Freemasons Do?

what do the freemasons do

What is it exactly that the Freemasons do? One thing you should know is that – contrary to popular belief – Freemasonry is not a “secret society”, but rather – it’s a society with secrets. There’s nothing secretive about Freemasonry anymore. You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it in films and pop culture, there are … Read more

Masonic Meetings & Coronavirus (What You Should Know/Do)

masonic meetings and the coronavirus

The Coronavirus looks like it’s here to stay (at least for the time being). As I’m sure you know already, this virus can easily spread by touching (a handshake) and it doesn’t help to be in confined spaces either (such as a Masonic Lodge meeting). You know what I’m getting at here. As Freemasons, these … Read more

Understanding The Significance Of Your Masonic Ring

understanding your masonic ring

Perhaps no other piece of masonic regalia has achieved the type of fame associated with masonic rings. Indeed, for some Masons, their masonic ring is even more precious than their wedding ring and this fact often irritates and sometimes baffles others who are not aware of the masonic way of doing things. Here, we will … Read more

10 Secret Societies & Groups Like The Freemasons

The Illuminati

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 … Read more

Freemasonry & The American Revolution

Freemasonry & The American Revolution

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 … Read more

Things to Know About York Rite Freemasonry

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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 … Read more