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  • I am not sure, but I would suggest you go to your nearest Freemasons lodge and ask for more information. There is nothing illegal about your question. :)
  • You have to be sponsored in by an existing member in good standing.
  • I don't know much about the subject, but I think that you have to be a relative of another member or be a good and trustworthy friend of theirs. My grandfather recieved an invitation to join the masons, but he denied it, as he disliked the masons way of life
  • Of course it's not illegal! To ask or to belong. EDIT - I stand corrected. It's Eastern Star that requires a blood relation (or did when my mother joined in the 70s). For the freemasons, here are the general reqs: Generally to be a regular Freemason, a man must: Be a man who comes of his own free will. Believe in a Supreme Being. Be at least the minimum age (18–25 years old depending on the jurisdiction). Be of sound mind and body (Lodges do not deny membership to a man because of a physical disability; this is largely a historical holdover, and if a potential candidate says there will be no problem, he will be taken at his word), of good morals, and of good repute. Be free (or "born free", i.e. not born a slave or bondsman. As with the previous, this is largely a historical holdover, and can be interpreted in the same manner as it is in context of writing a will. Some jurisdictions have removed this requirement). Have character references, as well as one or two references from current Masons, depending on jurisdiction. (from wiki)
  • Try this site out. My husband is very interested in joining as well and I know that when he contacted them, they sent him quite a bit of information through snail mail. http://www.freemasonry.org/
  • you have to be born into it. some of the men in my family are freemason's. you can't just decide to become one, you have to be asked.
  • The motto of the Freemasons is "2B1Ask1", or in plain English: To Be One, Ask One. Freemasonry is not something you have to be "born into". It is also not illegal to ask this (in the US anyway). If you know of a Mason, ask them about the Craft--they will be happy to explain it to you or point you in the direction of someone who can answer your questions. If, after you like what you hear, you decide to become a Mason, you simply ask for a petition. You will have to supply 3 character witnesses, as well as 2 Masonic brothers sign off on your petition. Unless you are not of good moral character, chances are you will be accepted to take the degrees.
  • in soviet russia, freemasons join you.
  • 1. Get legitimate information about the Freemasons. This does not mean google them. Try talking to a Mason you know. If you do not know any Masons try looking up your local Masonic Lodge and contact them. 2. Express your interest in joining Freemasonry to a Mason. Masons do not solicit for members the same way a college fraternity would. 3. Assuming you are eligible you will need to fill out a petition to join the lodge and it must be returned to the Lodge Secretary. 4. Await the outcome of the vote on your petition. 5. Meet with the investigation committee so they may be sure you qualify. 6. Await the outcome of the vote on your membership. 7. Show up to your initiation. 8. The rest is up to you! Tips * To become a Freemason you must first: o Be a man of at least 18 years of age (in most countries and states; some require you to be 21 years of age). o Be of good moral character. o Believe in the existence and guidance of a Supreme Being. o Want to become a Freemason of your own free will and accord. http://tinyurl.com/26ojyp A Freemason is a man who, in searching for life’s ineffable questions, finds his way into the company of fellow seekers. Comprised of men from every nation, races, social and economic level, all hold similar ideals and beliefs. The uniting idea is a faith in the divine founded in the certitude in an afterlife. This "belief" is grounded by certain landmark tenants and virtues which ultimately lead in exploration of those invisible questions, leading ultimately to the betterment of all mankind. Thinking of joining the world's oldest and largest fraternity of Freemasons? Follow these steps and you will soon be a member. Steps 1. Answer three questions in the affirmative. Note that not every Grand Lodge jurisdiction in the world requires that these three questions be asked, but they are common. * Do you believe in the existence of a Supreme Being (meaning a Grand Architect of the Universe)? * Do you believe that that Being rewards virtue and punishes vice? * Do you believe that that Supreme Being has revealed His Will to mankind? 2. Ask a Mason you know about it. Don't generally expect a Mason to ask you. The general adage is "To Be One Ask One". 3. If you don't know any Masons, look in your phone book and call them or search online and send an email to a lodge in your area. 4. Merely contacting a Mason online and desiring membership does not automatically grant you the privilege to join. If you do not know any Masons, you will likely have to get to know some who can then vouch for your good character. 5. Don't be afraid to go to your local Masonic building (sometimes referred to as a "Hall", "Temple", or "Center"), knock on the door and ask someone there about it. Tips * Each lodge (the body of members) is different to the next, so be sure to take your time in finding one that's right for you. * You must be of good repute, moral, ethical and not engaged in illegal activities. * There are no religious requirements, other than a belief in a Supreme Being (see above questions). * You don't have to be rich to join. While initiation fees vary, annual dues usually range from about $40 to $300/year (North America). * It takes up some of your time, so you'll need to invest one to a few nights a month. * You usually have to be at least 21 years old. (In some Grand Lodge jurisdictions, 18). * While the majority of Freemasons in the world are male, there are thousands of women Freemasons as well in some countries, but their lodges are not as common. There is also Co-Masonry (where both men and women can join). * Prince Hall Freemasonry historically traces its roots to most of the members being primarily African-American, although this is not a requirement. These Prince Hall Grand Lodges received official recognition from the United Grand Lodge of England and most Grand Lodges in North America now recognize Prince Hall Grand Lodges where members from either group can visit each other's lodges. Warnings * Depending on where you live, there could be one or more groups claiming to be part of Freemasonry, but may not be recognized by regular Grand Lodges, so intervisitation around the world may be difficult. Do your research. * There are many myths regarding Freemasons and Freemasonry. Some of these myths go back one hundred years or more but are still espoused today by its detractors. Again, do your research, but know when to separate the fact from fiction. http://tinyurl.com/2ylqgb
  • Ask a Mason. As a nearly ten-year member, I know one very important fact that is true around the world. A Freemason can never ask another man to join. It is against our most basic tenents. If a man desires membership in our ranks, he must desire it enough to ask us. That's how we know it is his decision, and he is not being coerced. Other than that, a previous answer spelled out everything else very well.
  • Check this page and it's links out - http://www.tryfreemasonry.com/
  • I believe there is a basic educational standard now you mension it..
  • i think you technically have to be a cunt. the freemasons of ilminster have their meetings next door to my house, and they are the most pompous bunch or losers i have ever seen...and that isnt jealousy, i run my own web development company, so i could join if i wanted!

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