How to become a freemason?
To become one of the members of the Masonic Lodge, it is necessary to fulfill certain conditions that ancient rituals confront the person. So let's take a look at how to become a freemason. First of all, it is worth noting that if we consider the ritual of dedication, we can see that the basic requirements that are imposed on the new member are freedom of morals and kindness. Currently, the true meaning of freedom has lost its historical context. But as for the moral qualities of a potential mason, they are always paid special attention. Before he is accepted into the ranks of the members of the lodge, he will need to take part in various conversations, the purpose of which is to learn the essence of Freemasonry, as well as to inquire about the relatives and acquaintances of the young man.
A potential candidate for the members of the Masonic Lodge can only be a man at the age of at least 21 years old. But if you are the son of one of the current Masonic members, then the age can be lowered to 18 years. It is also necessary to confirm that you believe in a Higher Being, as well as in the immortality of the soul.
Since Freemasonry is an extremely human-loving society, one of its direct goals is to help relatives through various types of charity. That is why membership in the Brotherhood implies regular payment of a certain amount of money to a special fund. It is called a membership fee. Thus, the candidate for masons must have a certain material status so that the payment of such a contribution would not be burdensome.
Are there any restrictions in the Masonic Lodge? As for the religion, race and nationality of the candidate, there are no specific requirements and restrictions for them. The most important thing is that a person be morally pure and spiritually pure. However, as far as restrictions are concerned, they are already being introduced by church denominations, which believe that being in the brotherhood is a sin. For example, most recently there was a ban on joining the ranks of the brotherhood for believers of the Roman Catholic Church.
Does the bed of masons accept everyone? Of course, since Freemasonry is not a sect and does not recruit its new members.Even if you are a member of the Masonic society, you do not have the right to invite your supporter to join the society. All you can do is communicate a little about your own connection with society.
How to become a mason: instructions
The first thing you can do is to contact any of the existing masons. If you do not know any of those, then all you have to do is submit a special petition to the Grand Lodge, where you will be required to provide all the necessary information about yourself. It is worth noting that being a freemason is not as easy as it is reported by various books about masons. A person has a very large number of requirements that he must meet. Freemasonry is hard work, the only reward for which can only be the support of the brothers. When joining, you will need to publicly utter an oath and follow it all your life.
After the petition to the Grand Lodge of France is written, the candidate must be interviewed by at least three mason brothers. Only after this does the leadership of the Lodge make an interim decision whether to accept him into their ranks or not.
The next thing that happens with a candidate in case of a positive decision from previous tests is a poll with eyes closed.The candidate is blindfolded, and any member of the fraternity can ask him a question. Only after that the final decision is made regarding the acceptance of this person into their ranks.
Now there is only an initiation procedure. This is a solemn ceremony, which requires a lot of money and responsibility.
The Freemason Temple is a closed place that accepts only the elect to its ranks.