History of Freemasons – Operative Masonry Vs Speculative Masonry

The history of the Freemasons is steeped in mystery and intrigue. Not that the Masons are not forthcoming with facts; it is more that facts are not so forthcoming where the Masons are concerned. The early history is based on theory and myth. It is only after the early 1700’s that documents evidencing the existence of the Masons surface.

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Learn How You Can Become a Freemason

Many believe that there are some complex requirements that must be met in order to become a mason. There are only several key requirements that must be met in order to become a part of this fraternal service organization.

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Finding the Perfect Free Mason Ring to Show People

With the variety of Free Mason rings available, finding the perfect Free Mason ring to show people can seem like a difficult decision. Rings are created to reflect not only the unity within the brotherhood of the Free Masons but to reflect the personal beliefs of the individual. These rings are worn as a symbol of the commitment made between the Free Masons and the individual and are an outward way to show this commitment.

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A General Overview of Freemasonry

The recent surge in interest in the Knights Templar and topics relating to them is nothing new. For centuries, people have had a curiosity about these knights and the Freemasons. Those interested hold a wide range of opinions about the Freemasons. Those opinions can run the gamut from the idea that Freemasons are a secretive world-wide organization responsible for the state of world politics and that the Masons count numerous world leaders as members and seek to control the world to the Masons are nothing but a group of men with funny handshakes, funny hats, and who drive funny little cars in parades. The last two are prominent features of the Shriners, a smaller group within the Masons.

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Freemasons and Secrecy

The Masonic Lodge is one of the most influential and controversial organizations in the world. Established as a way for men of honor to meet with one another, join bonds of brotherhood and do good works for the world at large, the private nature of many of the rites of the Lodge have led many people to assume that Masons have something to hide. In truth, the “secrecy” of the Lodge has been overblown, and in general Masons are open and are always honest about their work. The Lodge is NOT a secret society, but rather a society that has secrets. Here’s what you should know about Masons and secrecy.

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