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Greetings brethren. Today we have a special piece for you that I am sure you’re going to enjoy reading. We’ve tracked down a female Freemason in the UK and she was kind enough to answer your questions (if you’re on my email list, you would’ve had the chance to suggest some questions too). One of our most popular blog posts is “Women In Freemasonry: Co-Masonry & More” and yes, it is a very controversial subject.…

Making good men better is to extract the essence of the Masonic experience. The ritual and ceremony serve to convey and teach certain moral lessons and elevate the individuals to a position higher than themselves. The lessons are things you have likely already heard or have learned in a moral society. What makes them unique to Freemasonry is that they are presented in a specific format and context. We have come to realize, during the…

Many people wonder: what is the All Seeing Eye, where does it come from and WHY is it such a fundamental widely-recognized symbol of Freemasonry? The symbol of the All Seeing Eye was “created” many years ago (since the Egyptian times at the very least), and it is still a common sight today with many Masonic conspiracy theories around it. Pop culture is fascinated by it as well, with the symbol used in many movies and…

Freemasonry is definitely one of the oldest existing organisations in the world and it’s organised ritual have been around since pre-Medieval times. But how did Freemasonry survive so long? And who are the “modern freemasons” keeping it alive? Rather than how it survived, we should ask why it has survived. In fact, Freemasonry has not only survived, but it has kept on growing steadily, and with more than 6 million members worldwide, it is still…

Many times since I became a member of this grand fraternity, I have in retrospective moments, asked myself, why I am proud to be a Mason and I dwell upon those things that Masonry has brought before me. The feelings of warmth, friendship, and potential comfort in times of distress are always with me, yet they seem to appear most readily in Lodge. I think that Masonry is many things to many people, and we…

It is no easy task to find an answer to the question: What is Freemasonry? This Fraternal organisation has existed for many, many years, and is still operative today with Lodges in most countries of the world and more than 6 million Freemasons all over the world. Basically, Freemasonry is an organisation which arose a long time ago that was originally a “meeting group” where medieval masons, (or stone workers), shared their secrets for working…

We owe our being to those who came before us. We are here because they were here, and of the way, their lives unfolded. Imagine, if you will, the countless chance happenings, the many coincidences and accidents, all of which had to come about in the precise way they did, in order to result in our being here, and, being what we are! Each of us attends our Lodge meetings because we want to. We…

Without any exaggeration, we can put this on our Masonic honour and tell you that we get at least two people a day asking us whether you can join the freemasons online. This site is dedicated to answering any questions both masons, and non-masons may have about the Craft but if there is a question we wouldn’t like to answer again, it’s that one. Can you join the Freemasons online? Absolutely not. If you do…

So a few weeks ago we published a highly controversial blog post that discussed homosexuality in Freemasonry. We received a ton of comments and we even took a poll on it which you can see the results for yourself here. Today we’re going to be discussing another very controversial topic and that is the role of women in Freemasonry. Please read this article with an open mind and feel free to add any comments (whatever…

Although Freemasonry originated in the West, with the spread of European empires Freemasonry also spread globally in the 17th and 18th centuries. By the end of the 18th century, Freemasons can be found from America to India and from Egypt to Russia. Indeed, Freemasons can be considered as having established a truly global network by the end of 18th century. Unlike many other organizations claiming to be working towards a universal brotherhood of mankind, Freemasonry…

Every day, hundreds of new brethren are joining the Masonic Brotherhood thus guaranteeing it will stay alive for the foreseeable future. While all that is exciting and we have our hopes up about Freemasonry, I am sure (as all you experienced brethren know), being a newly entered apprentice is fun, exciting but sometimes a bit confusing. That is why we’ve taken to our Facebook page and asked the brethren of the page to offer ONE…

Greetings brothers, today we’re going to take a trip around the world and visit 5 very famous masonic buildings that are truly glorious and awe-inspiring. I have to credit Wikipedia for helping me create this list and also for the pictures. You can see a whole list of masonic Grand Lodges around the world on Wikipedia. Glad to say I have visited 3 of these places but it would be nice to visit them all…

Greetings brethren, I just came across a video on YouTube on the UGLE’s (United Grand Lodge Of England) channel and I just had to share it with you. It’s really a heart-warming short film about the lives of random Freemasons in the UK. It takes a close look at the lives, families, traditions and many charities and events being run by our UK brothers. Again, I have to say it’s super awesome and you should really take…

A fraternity illustrated by symbols, Freemasonry has countless different symbols to put its message across to its members and to remind them of the teachings of the fraternity. One that is often misunderstood and which has, over the centuries, been debated over and over again is the letter G, which appears in the most widely recognized symbol of Freemasonry. In this article, we will explore various possible meanings and take a look at the meaning…

So you’d like to join the biggest and oldest fraternities in the world? Good for you! Freemasonry is a beautiful thing. Ask any member and he’ll tell you how Freemasonry has helped him improve himself, his life and his behaviour towards his fellow man. All you need to do is make sure you are eligible to be Freemason and then to find a local Masonic Lodge. Today, we will be showing you how to find…

With thousands of members in many countries across the world, the Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternity in the whole world where both men and women can be members. See our article about women in Freemasonry here.  Following is a brief article about the origins of the Order of the Eastern Star, taking a look at its founders and how it started, and also the similarities and differences between Freemasonry and the Eastern…

There are many myths and “theories” about Freemasonry, and sometimes it may be hard to distinguish between the myths and the actual facts. Rumors throughout the many years of Freemasonry has brought about many wrong information, misguided accusations and all around “illiteracy” about the craft. That is why today we’d like to share some very interesting (and truthful) facts about Freemasonry. Some may come as a total surprise and some you may already know but nonetheless,…

Often perceived as a secret society, Freemasonry has been persecuted, banned and suppressed in many countries throughout history. Wanting full and total control, Nazi Germany definitely had no place for Freemasonry and tried its very best to eliminate it. Freemasonry in Nazi Germany was persecuted, not only in Germany itself but also in conquered countries. As soon as Adolf Hitler came to power and started devising the ideal state, he began trying to eradicate Freemasonry…

The Prince Hall Fraternity has over 4,500 lodges all around the world and has hundreds of thousands of members. It was Prince Hall Masonry that opened the doors to Freemasonry for African Americans, even though it was not an easy task. Following is a brief history of Prince Hall African American Masonry and its infamous founder. Who Was Prince Hall? Even though it is not quite clear where he was born, Prince Hall lived in…

The beliefs of Freemasons seem somewhat vague to most people, and very often people wonder; Who do Freemasons believe in? While Freemasonry is a society with secrets, who they worship has never been a secret and reflects their values and principles. In fact, Freemasonry values freedom of thought, and for this reason, there is no particular religion a man must follow to become a Freemason. Everyone is free to worship the God he believes in…

Greetings brothers. Glad to say that I have finally had the time to go over the pictures I took of Rosslyn Chapel back in September and here they are for your viewing pleasure. I have already published the pictures I took at the Grand Lodge Of Scotland in Edinburgh, so take a look at that as well. (It’s a fantastic building and their Masonic museum is incredible!) I have to say it was an honor…

Greetings brethren! So last September I had the chance to visit some friends in Scotland and I just had to visit the Grand Lodge in Edinburgh. These are some of my personal photos that I took in GL. Have you ever been to Edinburgh? A stunning city filled with rich history and deep masonic ties! I also visited Rosslyn Chapel while I was in Scotland! Marvellous place. You can see the pictures from my visit…

There is an endless debate about this question, with a huge amount of people claiming that it’s possible for Christians to be Freemasons and an equally large amount claiming it cannot be. Freemasonry states that it is not a substitute for religion. However, many people believe that one can either be a Christian or a Freemason; he cannot be both. Many Christians believe that Freemasonry goes against the teachings of Christianity, and one can read…

Masonic tattoos are a bit of a taboo lately, with most of the old-timers in the Craft pointing out the fact that according to your Obligation, you should never “print” Masonic Symbols for the public to see. We tend to disagree on that. Personally, I think masonic tattoos are a sign that you are proud of your Fraternity and your Brothers. It does not disrespect tradition and does not reveal any secrets. In my opinion,…

The 4th of July is a very important date for Freemasons and is celebrated by members of the craft all over the world. Freemasons and this US holiday are interconnected by the events that took place on that date, which would not have been possible (or would have taken place very differently) if it weren’t for Freemasons. The Declaration of Independence was signed and accepted into Congress on the fourth of July 1776, marking the…

A few days ago, my proposer sent me this lovely video (see below) about Freemasonry in the old west! It is super informative and I suggest everyone should take a look at it. (It’s not really that long, it’s only about 8 minutes) In this video you will learn about: The connection of Freemasonry in the founding of the USA  (particularly in the western USA). The people that came after the first founding fathers, that…