Understanding More on Freemasonry
Becoming a free mason is one the best decision one can ever make as history has it that various great leaders chose this path. Learning is a core principle in freemasonry. It is advisable to have some knowledge about freemasonry before making any visits to a lodge. Disbeliefs about freemasonry should be dealt with before visiting a lodge.
Many people are familiar with a lot of myths about freemasonry than the real facts. For instance, people tend to believe that masonic swords are some of the remains from the old times. In the past, a man was expected to at least carry a sword in order to be recognized as a gentleman. A man was considered not properly dressed without the sword. In the past swords were symbolic and very fashionable. Nowadays, swords do not stand for anything or worn for fashion purposes.
Therefore, there are no secrets in the use of masonic swords as you can purchase one anytime you feel like you need it. To prove this, freemasonry has created its own twitter feed, websites and even a face book page to enable people to access information they would like to know about freemasonry. The freemason Facebook pages and websites contain readily available lodges. To be comfortable in the freemasonry society, you should eliminate all the myths you know about it.
There are certain requirements that an individual needs to meet before enrolled as a member of the freemasonry. You may not be able to join free masonry without meeting their requirements. First, you should be a man aged 18years and above with a good reputation in the society and recommended by the people within your age bracket. In case of freemasonry jurisdiction, one must believe in a supreme being in order to be considered as a freemasonry member. Different places have different requirements for joining freemasonry. Different places set different age groups as their requirements.
After meeting all the requirements, you are recruited in the freemasonry local lodges. Freemasonry fraternities give tests to the recruited fellows. People in the lodge should be able to pass the three tests and obtain a degree. Passing the tests in the lodge qualifies one to become a master mason. Tests given in the lodge takes period of 8 months till the end.
A question that its answer is yet to be found is why so many men are the ones joining freemasonry. Following the main mission of the freemasonry of providing for the needy, these men join the freemasonry to ensure that the mission is achieved. Freemasonry considers equality, solidarity and brotherly love as their core values. Apart from the work places, it is not easy to find a long lasting fraternal relationship that one would strive to maintain. Members of freemasonry share along lasting friendship among them.