3 Countries Where Freemasonry Is Banned (To Some Degree)

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Freemasonry isn’t really a “worldwide organization”. There are many places where Freemasonry is banned due to how it conflicts with local customs, cultures, and religions. Even governments sometimes see Freemasonry as a direct threat, and it is particularly because of its secret nature and international connections. However, with all the bans and restrictions, Freemasonry still … Read more

How To Become A Knights Templar

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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?

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How much does it cost to become a Freemason? The cost of becoming a Freemason varies from lodge to lodge and 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. This is just a … Read more

What Are The 3 Main Degrees Of Freemasonry?

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What are the 3 main degrees of Freemasonry? In Freemasonry, degrees define the status of the Freemason. In lodges, they mimic the steps through which a person ascends to a higher condition of knowledge. They are also known as the ‘Blue Lodge Degrees‘, the fundamental body of Freemasonry. You can’t access other parts of Masonry or … Read more

How To Become A Shriner (& Other Frequently Asked Questions)

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How can you become a member of the Shriners? Recent statistics reveal that there are over 350,000 Shriners 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 which is a big number. How to Become a Shriner … Read more

What Are The 3 Core 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 in 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 Does 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

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

How To Create An Online Presence For Your Masonic Lodge

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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 bored retired uncle would do, but this is far from the truth. Freemasonry is alive and well. The problem, as I see it, is that Masonic Lodges … Read more

15 US Presidents Who Were Freemasons (The Complete List)

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Freemasons are a minority in just about every demographic. That said, there are the occasional few who reach the point of celebrity. In the case of American Presidents who were also Freemasons, they (thus far) make up about one-third. So which American Presidents have been Freemasons? George Washington George Washington served as Commanding General of … Read more

Should Homosexuality Be Accepted In Freemasonry?

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Brethren, today we’re discussing a very controversial topic that I know many people have strong views against/for. You are encouraged to add your views in the comment section (for or against) but please; let’s keep it civil. Today we are discussing; homosexuality in Freemasonry, more specifically: Can you be an openly gay man, and a … Read more

Can Freemasonry Make You Rich?

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For some odd reason, Freemasonry is always associated with suspicious-looking older men with 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 being a Master Mason myself for nearly 10 years, I can tell you the general perception of the … Read more

8 Masonic Conspiracy Theories & Myths Busted With The Truth

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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

Brethren Freemasons: The Future of Freemasonry Is Now

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Brethren and fellows, we are in a critical time for Freemasonry. Our craft needs us now more than ever. As our lodges and members age, it is imperative that we as modern masons do something to create that spark that once made our craft so appealing to the men of our respective countries. There are … Read more

What Is The All Seeing Eye Meaning In Freemasonry?

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The mysterious All-Seeing Eye. Where does it come from, and why do we see it everywhere? Also, how and why is such the All-Seeing Eye so closely connected with Freemasonry? A Brief History of the All-Seeing Eye The All-Seeing Eye was derived from Egyptian scriptures. It is commonly referred to as the Eye Of Horus. Horus, … Read more

The Modern Freemasons: Who Are They?

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Freemasonry is definitely one of the oldest existing organizations in the world. Its organized rituals have been around since pre-Medieval times. But how did Freemasonry survive so long and who are the modern-day Freemasons keeping it alive? Rather than how it survived, we should ask why it has survived. In fact, Freemasonry not only has survived, but … Read more

Can You Join The Freemasons Online?

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Can you join the Freemasons online? Unfortunately, we get asked if one can become a Freemason online from developing countries in the sub-Saharan region, and by some misfortune, the idea is that once you become a Freemason, you will instantly become rich, powerful and famous. This stems from wrong information about Freemasonry where one of … Read more

7 Notable Asian Freemasons You Should Know About

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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, it can be said Freemasonry established a truly global network by the … Read more

6 Tips For The Newly Entered Apprentice In Freemasonry

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Every day, hundreds of new candidates join a Masonic lodge thus guaranteeing Freemasonry will stay alive – at least – 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 … Read more

5 Famous Masonic Buildings Around The World

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Today we’re going to take a trip around the world and visit 5 very famous masonic buildings which are truly glorious and awe-inspiring. I have to credit Wikipedia for helping me create this list (and also for many of the pictures) but I’m glad to say I have visited 3 of these places already and … Read more

What Does The “G” in Freemasonry Mean?

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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 … Read more

How To Find A Masonic Lodge To Join

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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 behavior towards his fellow man. If you’re ready to become a Freemason, all you need to … Read more

The Order Of The Eastern Star (How It Started)

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With thousands of members in 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.  The Origins of The Eastern Star The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) was established not too long ago in the … Read more

12 Interesting Facts About The Freemasons

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There are many myths and theories about Freemasonry and it becomes difficult to distinguish between what’s a myth and what’s the truth. Throughout the many years of Freemasonry, rumors have brought about plenty of wrong information, misguided accusations, and all-around “illiteracy” about the Craft. This is why today, we’d like to share some (truthful) facts and trivia about … Read more

The Rosslyn Chapel Pictures (Pictures From My Visit)

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 … Read more

90 Masonic Tattoos For Freemasons [VIDEO]

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Are Masonic tattoos allowed in Freemasonry? The idea of Masonic tattoos showing unmistakable signs of Masonic symbolism can be a bit of a controversial topic. As most of the old-timers in the Craft would point out: “According to your Obligation, you should never print or reveal Masonic symbols in public”. We tend to disagree on … Read more