The world’s oldest and largest fraternity, Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values.
- But is it hard to become a Freemason? Is it easy?
- What does one need to do in order to be eligible for membership?
- Is there an age requirement or limitation on who can join?
- Is there any specific religion that must be practiced by an aspiring member?
These are all very good questions, and we have all answers for your below. Let’s take a look at how one becomes a Mason!
Is It Hard/Difficult To Become A Freemason?
Becoming a Freemason is not as difficult as it may seem.
It can be done by visiting your local Masonic Lodge and asking to join the organization.
The requirements for membership vary depending on the jurisdiction, but in most cases, one must be 18 or older and believe in a Supreme Being or “A Great Architect of the Universe”.
If you’re looking to become a member of this intriguing brotherhood, your best/easiest way to get started is to contact the nearest Masonic Lodge.
What Does One Need To Do To Become A Freemason?
Most Masonic Lodges will ask for the petition to be completed by the candidate, who then submits it to two or more Master Masons as references.
One must also be willing to take an obligation of secrecy regarding Freemasonry and its rituals before becoming a member and he must also pass an “investigation” which you can learn more about here.
Do You Have To Be Religious To Become A Freemason?
Freemasonry is not a religion, and you do not need to be a “religious” person to become a Freemason.
However, you can not be an atheist. You must believe in a higher power, known in Freemasonry as “The Great Architect of the Universe”.
How Long Does It Take To Become a Freemason?
Becoming a Freemason takes time.
You can’t just walk into the lodge and join that day, although many people do join quickly after their petition was accepted.
The process is one of gradual introduction to the society, culminating in your formal acceptance as a full member at an appropriate regular meeting of the Lodge which will be announced beforehand.
Is Freemasonry Expensive? Is It Worth Joining?
Joining a Masonic Lodge is not very expensive.
As with many things in life, you get what you paid for and it’s no different when joining the Masons.
Is it worth paying to become a Mason?
Yes! The benefits of becoming a Freemason are priceless.
This includes an extensive list of benefits such as: making friends, becoming a better person, and developing yourself both personally and professionally, help from brothers in time of need, retirement planning assistance through the Masonic Retirement Foundation, etc.
What Is The Masonic Initiation Like? What Is Involved?
The Masonic initiation ritual is extremely important.
Its purpose is to bring the candidate into a mental state that will allow him to take in and understand what he is being told without any distractions or outside influences clouding his judgment.
At this point, it should be noted that you are never expected nor required to do anything at all during your time in the Masonic initiation ritual.
You do not have to participate in anything you are uncomfortable with and can leave at any time (although this would be frowned upon).
What Happens After You Become a Freemason?
Is it just about getting together once a month for dinner and drinks with friends? Is it only socializing with other members? Is it all secretive handshakes and weird chants? Is it a cult? The answer is no.
You will have to take an obligation of secrecy regarding the Freemasonry and its rituals, but otherwise, you’re free to come and go as you please.
During meetings, which are very similar in format to any other club or organization’s gatherings that happen regularly for members who attend them, members discuss ways to improve the community, neighborhood, and individual.
What Will Be Your Duties As A Freemason?
As a Freemason, you are expected to be loyal and faithful to your fellow brothers.
You will also have duties as an individual member of the organization which includes being charitable with time or money, being honest in all that you do, not gossiping about other members behind their backs, etc.
Do You Want To Become a Freemason?
If you are looking for the ultimate guide on how to become a Freemason, this book is for you.
It will show you everything that’s involved in becoming a Mason and what it takes to be successful in your journey. You’ll learn about the different types of Masonic Lodges, their history, and what they do today.
This book will also teach you about all of the various degrees within Freemasonry so that when you go through them, it won’t feel like anything new or foreign.
You’ll know exactly what’s going on at every step along the way!
By reading this book, not only will you have an excellent understanding of Freemasonry but also how to apply its principles to your life as well.
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