How To Become A Freemason This Year In 5 Steps

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I get asked a LOT of times about how to become a freemason so I’ve decided to write this article below to hopefully provide some clarity for you. Here I give you the right steps on what you should do to become a member.

I’ve touched on this subject before but I’ve decided to talk about it again to give you updated information.

If you’d like to read my previous article, you can do so here.

How To Become A Freemason This Year In 5 Easy Steps

Decide Deliberately In Your Heart

The first place you’ll become a freemason is in your heart. Don’t ever become a Freemason just because somebody told you to.

Also, don’t feel pressured if your father or grandfather is one. You don’t need to become one if you don’t want to.

One reason Freemasons do not recruit is because you coming forth with your own free will and accord is one of the requirements when becoming a member of a lodge.

It has to be your decision.

If you know in your heart that you want to become a mason, then by all means let’s talk on what you should do next.

Find A Local Lodge In Your Area

Now is time for you to start doing some work.

Luckily for you, the internet has made this process so much easier.

All yo need to do to find a masonic lodge is to go into Google and type  “your location + masonic lodge”. Like so:

how to find a lodge

Ideally you pick one that is closest to home but the best thing to do is to visit all these lodges and see what you like best. Remember you’ll (hopefully) be making weekly trips to your lodge so keep that in mind.

Once you find the one you want to join, you need to meet with the members of that lodge.

Meet With The Brethren There

Once you find a lodge you’d like to join, feel free to visit when there is a meeting on. Ideally you call first and talk to the lodge secretary.

If you already know somebody that it is a member there you can talk to him and visit the lodge together. He’ll even propose you for membership himself if he thinks you’re fit to become a mason.

Once you’re there you can talk with the brethren; ask as many questions as you like and also ask about the yearly fees you’ll have to pay for membership.

Different lodges have different fees so I can’t tell you exactly what to expect.

NB: Know that Freemasonry is not free at all, it comes with expenses.

Think About It Again

Once you got all the information you need, I suggest you think about it some more. Take a week or two and see if you still want to become a mason.

Although you can stop going to your lodge meetings and paying your fees anytime you want, you’ll always be a Freemason.

That is something that should not be taken lightly (you’ll know more about this once you become a member).

Become One

If you decide to go through with it and becoming a Freemason, then that is awesome ! You did the right choice.

Tell the lodge you’d like to join and they will start making preparations to pass you through your first degree of an Entered Apprentice. This is the first degree in Freemasonry.

It’s will be one special night so be relax and enjoy yourself. That’s all I can say! 😉

Watch this video below to understand what it means to be a Freemason:

Closing Thoughts & A Question For You

It’s great that you’re thinking about becoming a Freemason. I’ve been a member for 3 years now and I consider Freemasonry as a huge part of who I am as a man and as a person.

Here are some benefits of becoming a freemason, this is what you can expect when becoming one of us.

I wish you all the best in your journey and if you have any questions be sure to let me know by sending me an email or by leaving a comment below.

  • Also, I’d like to know WHY you’ve decided to become a freemason, please let me know in the comments below.

Also a recommended read for you is to learn how Freemasonry has changed in the thousands of years it has been active, so make sure you download our free ebook; “10 Major Events In Masonic History“.

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  1. I would like to become a Freemason to better myself. I have ventured down many, many paths to no avail. I have seen some of the greatest Freemason men live wonderful lives of virtue. I want to find myself and move forward in my journey to the sun. I want to be the role model that my Great Grandfather, grandfather and Father was for me.

  2. Why did I become a Freemason? I observed the change in my father as he progressed from EA to past master. I wanted to experience what he did, that caused the positive change in his life. I’ve been a MM for over a year now, and I find myself using what I’ve learned from the craft on a daily basis. Knowing what Masonry has given me, I have trouble believing what life was like without it.

    • That’s an amazing story Patrick. I’m glad you joined your father in search for more light. Must be great going to lodge together.

      Thank you for stopping by, and please extend our regards to your dad. I’m sure he’s very proud of you.


  3. Well I always felt like I was ment for something big. I always wanted to belong to a group where I can call them family. Just having that strong bond and being surrounded by good hearted people it can better my life, it will make me feel important

    • I made friends with a guy that was a freemason and we got to talking. He invited me over to the lodge and I met up with all the guys and I likes what I saw and wanted to be a part of it.

      The rest is history.. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment and question David.

  4. My reason for wanting to become a Freemason is because I want change in my life I want to be surrounded by great people , don’t get me wrong I’m not a bad person I’ve just been through a lot in my life . I want to be a positive roil model in my kids life I want to make new friends and be around positive people.

  5. Hello.
    I’m from cameroon and I really really wish to be a mason because I want to really be a better man,aquire knowledge and wisdom,be amongst great men,want to be helpful to people and see the light.

    Now these are my preoccupation
    (1) I have been reading that masons do pay yearly fee for thier membership but I got no job,it’s difficult to see that this will be a problem for me being a mason but I have thought of two possibilities of making it possible

    (1)Can I ask a member of the lodge I want to join to help me with it while I start my journey?can the lodge accept it if he sees my sincerity?

    (2)If not asking any member can I be taking care of the lodge so that I can be able to pay my yearly fee?like keeping the lodge clean.

    I really want to be a better man and I believe that I can be it being a freemason.
    Expecially aquiring knowledge and wisdom in the process.

  6. Greetings Sir
    There is no Lodge in my country while as a 50 year old man who studied philosophy and Theology I decided
    to be a mason, I’m living in Tehran, in Iran . Intellectually I am a mason but I prefer to become an official mason – Scottish rite is to prefered . Would you guide me please?

    • You may be able to find some underground lodges in Iran but Freemasonry is not appreciated in Islamic countries.

    • i am pastor, i want to join freemason bucause i like this organisation but i live in Malawi please help me to join freemason

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