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

Is Juan Guido of Venezuela a Freemason? (Confirmed)

Juan Guido freemason

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 … Read more

12 Facts About King Solomon’s Temple

facts about king Solomon temple

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. … Read more

How Do Freemasons Greet Each Other?

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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 … Read more

Why Do Freemasons Wear Aprons?

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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 … Read more

Are Freemasons Tax Exempt?

are freemasons tax exempt

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’. … Read more

3 Countries Freemasonry Is Banned In (To Some Degree)

is freemasonry banned in muslim countries

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 … Read more

How To Become A Knights Templar

How To Become A Knights Templar

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 … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Become A Freemason

How Much Does It Cost To Become A Freemason

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 … Read more

What Are The 3 Main Degrees Of Freemasonry?

What Are The 3 Main Degrees Of Freemasonry?

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 … Read more

How Did King Solomon Die?

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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 … Read more

How To Become A Shriner (& Other FAQs)

Morocco Temple Shriners

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 … Read more

Was Hitler A Freemason? (Freemasonry In Nazi Germany)

was hitler a freemason

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 … Read more

What Are The Beliefs of Freemasons

beliefs of freemasons

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 … Read more

How Freemasonry Makes Men (& Society) Better

how did freemasons contribute to society

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 … Read more

Are Freemasons Really The Illuminati?

are freemasons the illuminati

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 … Read more

The Origins Of Freemasonry (Where Did It All Start?)

the origins of freemasonry

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 … Read more

The Ark of The Covenant & Freemasonry

the ark of the covenant and freemasonry

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 … Read more

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Freemasonry’s Most Notable Figure

who was hiram abiff

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 … Read more

How To Join The Freemasons? (2019 Guide)

how to join the freemasons

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 … Read more

How To Take Your Masonic Lodge Online

how to take your masonic lodge online

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 … Read more

10 Common Questions People Have About Freemasonry

commonly asked questions about freemasonry

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 … Read more

The 15 US Presidents That Were Also Freemasons

The 15 US Presidents That Were Also Freemasons

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 … Read more

Should Homosexuality Be Accepted In Freemasonry?

homosexuality in freemasonry

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 … Read more

Can Freemasonry Make You Rich?

can freemasonry make you rich

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 … Read more

8 Masonic Conspiracy Theories & Myths Busted With The Truth

masonic conspiracy theories

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 … Read more