How to Learn About Freemasons Unabridged (v 1.1) - Free·ma·son –noun a member of a widely distributed secret order (Free and Accepted Masons), having for its object mutual assistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members.

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary -A member of a major fraternal organization called Free and Accepted Masons or Ancient Free and Accepted Masons that has certain secret rituals.[1]

Knowing what a Freemason is, and learning more about them, might interest you to join the brotherhood of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Investigating further you might uncover hidden facts that would make you not want to join.


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    Learn that Freemasons , or Masons as they are referred to, is a fraternity dedicated to helping others. Not only do they help others in need by various charitable means, they also offer community service to those in need.[2]
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    Recognize there are conflicting views on the Masons:
    • Many conspiracy theorists believe that the Masons are part of a group planning against Christianity and scheming towards creating One World Government.[3]
    • Understand that there are many famous people who belong to the fraternity of Freemasons, who, believe that the fraternity does not have evil plans, but work for the good of the community. Some of those good works include honoring teachers as Freemasons believe in free public education.
    • Some believe that Freemasons helped foster the American Revolution by discussing plans inside lodge rooms.
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    Learn that only men who believe in a supreme being may join Freemasonry. All men, of any religious faith, may join the organization.
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    Learn that The Masonic Lodge is the basic organizational section of Freemasonry. Each new lodge, must pass through and be accepted by the Grand Lodge who only enforces the Constitution of the major lodge.[4]
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    Learn about the different groups and orders associated with the Masons
    • Young men belong to the Order of DeMolay which is a youth group sponsored by Freemasonry.
    • Freemasons may also choose to become a Shriner. Shriners are known for their continued support of both burn centers and medical centers for handicapped children. All supported by Shriners who make sure all children receive needed medical care. Approximately 90% of donations are used to support 22 hospitals that care for sick children.[5]
    • There are various organizations available to women who have Masonic connections. Notably Job's Daughters for young women and the Order of Eastern Star for older female members.
    • Blue Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons, may choose to join the York or Scottish Rites.[6]
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    Learn what Freemasons are not and know that they do not accept atheists, and have many restrictions. Masonic candidates must express a belief in a supreme being in order to join the fraternity. Accepting the actual facts of what it is and is not might either persuade you to become a member, or walk away.[7]


  • Reportedly Shriners donate $2.5 million daily to their various North American medical facilities.
  • Eligible candidates will need to fill out a petition to join the lodge and it must be returned to the lodge secretary and await the outcome of the petition approval.
  • Also, the York and Scottish Rites are available for Master Masons who wish to continue their degree work. The highest awarded degree for the Scottish Rite is the 32nd degree. An honorary 33rd degree maybe conferred.
  • Master Masons are eligible to join the Shriners organization.
  • Never walk in front of the open Bible which is located in the center of the lodge room. The front is the area between the Bible and the "East".
  • If you wish to Join Freemasonry, express your interest to a Mason. Masons do not solicit for members the same way a college fraternity would.
  • Always stand when dignitaries enter the lodge room unless told to do otherwise.
  • Always stand when the American flag is carried into the lodge room.
  • Freemasonry is divided into several units including the basic unit known as the Blue Lodge, where members complete their first three Masonic Degrees. The degrees are: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason also known as the Third Degree.
  • Women sitting in the front rows should never cross their legs. It is considered poor etiquette.
  • Women should wear dresses or dressy pantsuits when attending lodge functions such as installations.
  • To become a Freemason you must first read and agree to the rules and criteria that membership entails, as written and explained on this page [8]
  • Masonic candidates usually undergo an investigation process by Master Masons. This usually requires a visit to discuss membership.
  • President George Washington was a Freemason.

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