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?)

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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

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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

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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?

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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

Understanding The Significance Of Your Masonic Ring

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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

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

12 Facts About King Solomon’s Temple

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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?

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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?

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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?)

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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

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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