Freemasonry is perhaps the most misunderstood, yet popular, “secret society” the world has ever known and at the same time the most visible. From the first to the last, to whatever degree the aspirant may desire to be admitted, the first condition to be fulfilled is to have a reputation of unsullied honor and probity.
Obedience’s is that, instead of admitting men only to its ranks, it admits women on an equal footing. Masonic groups admit only men; some admit only women; some admit both. Ultimately, you are the one who makes your life what it is. Polaris is famous for remaining virtually still in the sky while the entire northern sky moves around it. Has the world changed enough to require mutual initiation of women and men?
Everyone is eligible regardless of race, creed, ethnic background or sex. Do you not talk about rituals because of some obligation ?
I accept her as fellow mason?
Masonic ceremony, to achieve harmony with the wider world and thereby to benefit mankind.
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Dogma, or exacting the abandonment of cultural or religious ideas”. Masonic symbolism and tradition, may seek truth, promote brotherhood and work in the service of humanity.
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Lodges so approached do not appear to have well understood the purpose. Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values and is the world’s oldest fraternal organization. The more effort you make, the greater the reward. Freemasonry for both men and women? Lunchtimers is now a worldwide organization. It’s not eastern star but full blown freemasonry for both men and woman. I suppose the answer will always be no?
Feel free to tell stories about the funny stuff one of us past masters said at a meeting. Freemasonry is not a religion but includes persons of all religious traditions, as well as those who have no religious affiliation.
What makes someone “suitable”?
They may have other ethos and values. Why should women be disturbed that men have an organization which is exclusively for men?
Such respect implies no invasion of one another’s sphere, but the very contrary, and in fact can only suffer terribly from such invasion. Certain disabilities might prevent full participation or may prove to be unsafe. Freemason, please be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time learning, studying and memorizing. When you put forth your best effort, you will benefit greatly. I required to buy any special uniform or type of clothing for meetings? Upon the occasion of further advancement additional expenses will be incurred, and would be discussed if and when that time arises. Freemasonry is universal, it does not claim to unite all humans within it. and on this point, what will the presence of a few Sisters in our lodges change?
We can only respect their choice. Temple, at least from time to time? They have the right to do so, but for the most part seem to prefer simply observing our manner of seeing. Many choose to tone down the esoteric philosophy and instead focus on family values, throwing lots of picnics and chili cook-offs. Freemason, and buried with him at death. Lodge were, on each side, four statues or paintings. Adoption has a carpentry symbolism and tradition rather then a stonecutters’ one, as we have. Masonry was fabricated by men just to “amuse the ladies”. Masonry under male control throughout its long history. I understand how it is “interfering”. And to answer the initial question: yes and no. In fact, our rites are often based on yours. I wonder why it actually matters. Masonic societies should they so wish. In almost every country, women have made substantial progress toward equal rights. French women were initiated, passed, and raised. Mysteries were forced underground so that they could safely practice their craft and pursue their goals of self‑synthesis and the attainment of wisdom.
Masonic secrets became a way of talking about inner spiritual development. Freemasonry is a philosophy that isessentially creedless. What does the motto under the logo mean? Freemasonry is a particular pattern of living expressed by symbols, dramatic action, and allegorical stories. Freemasonry is divided into many varieties. Freemasons are not required to hold any particular beliefs about that guiding intelligence or to conceive of it in any particular way. The language we use about it is like most of our language, especially about the most important things of life: it is poetical, metaphorical, or figurative.
Freemasonry developed among groups of persons who either practiced the craft of stonemasonry or were interested in the theory and symbolism of the building trades.
Masonic meetings may include any or all of three activities. and they often involve some study or discussion of the symbolism and practices of Freemasonry. Renaissance attracted the participation of some gentle folk who were interested in architecture or building, both as a practical craft and for its symbolic associations.
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