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Patrons of Freemasonry before the Saints John 
Who were the Patrons of the Fraternity in regards to all the religions that were connected to it before Christianity?

Master Mason jewels 
My dad just passed away and his lodge asked to have back the pin he had as Worshipful Master. It has his name engraved on the the back of it. I have attached …

Do the Masons have to come to my home? 
My husband wants to join and he says they have to come to my home to meet me and my children. We are not allowed to go and judge your meetings and know …

Memorization in Freemasonry? 
Hello,. I am currently in contact with a member of the Masons about the possibility of becoming a member. I learned there is a certain amount of memorization …

Can I join the Freemasons even though one Freemason doesn't approve of me? 
When I was 14, I was approached by several De Molay(branch of Freemasons) members and was asked if I wanted to join their organization, and since I am …

Precognition, telepathy, visions...? 
I know very little about your organization so forgive me if I offend...I guess I just want to know if there is what one might call a supernatural aspect …

Freemasonry and Mysteries of Races 
Well, I assume it may be of no mystery to you... the "races" I'll ask you about. But first, I want to thank you so much for creating this site, and just …

in case of quitting  
Greetings, if someone became a mason and down the track he feels it is not exactly for him can he resign from the brotherhood? and how would the brotherhood …

I want to do the right thing 
My Grandfather who raised me was a 32nd degree mason. I have no idea what that really means but recently my grandmother passed away and I am now the owner …

Appropriate burial attire for a Master MAson 
What is an appropriate outfit for a Master Mason to be buried in? My father was Master of his Lodge and holds the "old ways" of doing things very dear. …

External relations. 
Did the freemasons ever associate with other secret society's?

Grampa's Masonic Bible 
I just inherited my Grandfather's Holy Bible. He became a mason in 1949 in New York. When he died they stood honor guard for him. I was too young to understand …

Deceased father's ring, emblems, apron etc. 
My father, a 33rd degree mason, and past Grand Master of New Jersey (1986),recently died. My mother said she remembers hearing something special must …

Spirituality in Freemasonry 
Do higher degree Freemasons astral travel to gain insight in regards to live a more fruitful and healthy life for others and themselves?

How do you become a Freemason  
My grandad was a Freemason how come I haven't been asked to join?

What do Freemasons do? 
What do freemasons believe in? What do freemasons do? is there a way that I could find out? The nature of work?

jehova?? 
i was reading through a masonic book and it kept referring to jehova as being their one true god...why is this? I tend to lean toward a gnostic approach …

Lie for your brother 
I am interested in joining but 2 issues have me hesitant. 1. I read that you will never tell the truth about another brother if it will incriminate …

Boyfriend in Mason's  
Hi, my boyfriend of a year is a mason. Should I be worried? Is it a cult? I am a strong believer and worshipper of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus is my …

What is the first step to join? 
I've been curious in the past when i was in the military and have researched and talked to a couple of actual Masons which help confirm my wanting into …

Freemason family history 
My Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and even farther back were Freemasons. My Grandmother was a member of the Eastern Star. They were proud of their affiliation …

Do I need to progress my life to a certain point before joining? 
Hello, My name is Tim and I live in the Tampa, Florida area. I am now 25 year old. I feel like my question is personal and may require a bit of a back …

Do Freemasons worship God? 
What do freemason believe in? Do they worship God?

Joining a Masonic Lodge 
To whom it may concern, My name is Sam and I've been wanting to join the Freemasons since I was a boy. I know you need at least two members to represent …

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Masonic rings and death 
What is the respectful and proper thing to do with my father's Masonic ring now that he has passed away?

So you say Masons have nothing to do with the Illuminati? 
What would happen if a mason did reveal the things he learned in the freemasonry? And what do you all actually do for people that's positive? Is …

do freemasons go to jail? 
I was wondering when freemason get pulled over do they go to jail? Or if a freemason is in the car with other passangers will anyone go to jail?

What should I know as the girlfriend of a Freemason? 
Hi, I'm the girlfriend of a Freemason. I've done a lot of research on the topic and have been having a lot of trouble. Most of the things I find on the …

Is Freemasonry right for me?  
Okay, so I am only 20 which I understand may not be old enough to join. I don't mind that, and I really do have some strong beliefs about how the world …

Who are we? 
I feel we are one, but I don't know you. How do I find out who I, we are? Who do I ask the questions I have inside my head? It has to be a true Freemason …

York and Scottish Rite in Freemasonry? 
Why is there a York and Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, and why the separation?

Becoming a Mason  
Ok I'm trying to apply for membership in Minnesota. I'm just wondering if I need to know a couple Masons for reference reasons or is that something in …

Are Masonic tattoos acceptable? 
I am a Mason. With that being said I see a lot of brothers with Masonic tats (square, compass, G.) I don't want to be frowned upon; is it cool or not, …

What happens to my Freemason belongings and sheep skin when I die? 
What happens to my Freemason belongings and sheep skin when I die? I'm just wondering. Should I take them with me? Leave them to someone? Am I supposed …

What if I have no religious background? 
What if I am interested in joining the Masonic lodge, and yet have no previous ties with churches other than charity work and volunteering? Also, I have …

Why did Freemasons choose certain symbols? 
1.) Why did the Freemasons choose certain symbols? 2.) How did they come up with the symbols they have? 3.) What was their reason for choosing …

Is Freemasonry a cult?  
I've been dating an older man that's a Freemason for a year. I love him & enjoy spending time with him, when his schedule permits. Besides working a full-time …

My wife won't agree-but I still would like to join Freemasons 
I have tried everything to get my wife to support me in wanting to join Freemasons with no luck. I have had her speak to some members, she has researched …

My Past and the Masons accepting me? 
Well, like a lot of people in this world I once was walking down the wrong side of the road in my life. I have tattoos on my body that most people would …

Black Freemasons? 
I have heard multiple times that Black men are not allowed to join the Freemasons. Care to elaborate?

Masonic blood oath, Pyramid, Eye of Horus, Knights Templar, etc....? 
What if a Mason reveals the secrets and breaks the oath he was bound to? Also, why is the Masonic symbol in the shape of a pyramid? Is the all …

Secrets about Freemasonry? 
Can you tell me any secrets about freemasonry? Please

What do Freemasons believe in? 
I would love to join the Freemasons. My grandfather is one. He is Caucasian and I am biracial. He tells me about the Freemasons all the time and I love …

Type of Masonic Lodges 
If masonry is a brotherhood, why is there a blue lodge and a open lodge, one for whites and one for blacks?

Religion and Albert Pike 
Hello, My name is James Doss. I have always been fascinated by freemasonry. My great grandfather was a Mason. He received a Masonic Bible and a gold …

What is the freemason society keeping secret? 
There is obviously something that is worth keeping a secret from the world? I know that the Freemason's are not a secret society but you are a society …

Life of a Mason's wife 
My soon to be husband has been thinking about becoming a Mason. I have been doing some research on the lifestyle of a Mason's wife and have found quite …

Freemasonry & Religion 
I'm a little iffy about the Freemasons due to the fact that most people say they're a satanic group along with the Illuminati. But I'm a big Christian …

Can you be grandfathered-in to the Freemasons? 
I was wondering if I could grandfathered-in to the order since my dad and both of my grandfathers were masons?

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What are the Freemasons? 
What are the Freemasons and what do you do? Is freemasonry a religion, or some kind of secret organization? Why is your organization so secretive? …

What do Freemasons do? 
My Grandfather was a Mason. I asked my father what he did. My dad told me that he never talked about it. I have been researching the Freemasons and have …

just the basics 
My husband is thinking of becoming a Mason. I was raised in a very Christian environment and was told by my Mom that Freemasons were basically an anti-Christian …

What can I get out of joining the Order of the Eastern Star? 
I would like to know what can I gain by joining the Order of the Eastern Star? What do they talk about in their meetings; what do they learn; and why …

Does joining freemason affect your faith? 
Will joining Freemason hinder one from practicing his or her religion, i.e. Islam or Christianity?

Could someone please explain OES (Order of the Eastern Star) to me ? 
I joined OES because I was not allowed to join the Masons. I do not want to ask the people at the Chapter because they are like a bunch of sweet grandmas …

Origin of Freemasonry 
To whom it may concern The signs and symbols of ancient and modern Freemasonry are well rooted in kemet (Egypt) and the evidence is overwhelmingly obvious …

What do Freemasons do? 
There are movies about the Freemasons, books about Freemasonry, Web sites by and about Masons, but what is it exactly that Freemasons do?

Masonic Apron and Cremation? 
How is the Masonic apron disposed of in the case of cremation? Is it cremated with the remains or does it have another role in the memorial service? …

Why Masons celebrate St. John the Baptist Day 
What is the purpose of Saint John the Baptist day?

Definition of belief in a supreme being 
Hi, I am interested in joining. I know that belief in a supreme being is a requirement. I have no doubt that there is something out there that responds …

Can Freemsason Membership be Withdrawn? 
Once you have become a Mason can the organization withdraw your membership, or can you by yourself withdraw your membership?

How to join Freemasons? 
I have always been attracted to the Masonic Lodge in my city. In fact, I was interested in Freemasonry before I even knew that my city had a lodge. …

How do you get promoted in Masonic degrees? 
So how do you get to go up degrees? What do you have to do?? And how long does it take to get to the top degree?? How long has it taken you?? And …

Masonic Aprons 
What is the value of the Masonic apron?

Does Freemasonry have a connection to Islam? 
The reason I ask is because I read an article that talks about how the founding members of Masonry in America, such as George Washington, who was a 33rd …

Can a woman become a Freemason? 
Can a woman become a Freemason?

How should a Mason carry himself? 
How should a Mason carry himself?

St. John the Baptist Day 
Why do Freemasons celebrate St. John the Baptist Day? Why not another saint? What is the connection of St. John to the Masons? Everyone has a different …

Can one ever get out of the Freemasons? 
I would like to know whether a person can ever get out of the fraternity after some time?

What's up with Christianity and Freemasonry? 
I'm doing a school project and I found out that the Christian Religion doesn't exactly stand eye-to-eye on the subject of pretty much anything. Why do …

A message of strength 
My father was given the honor of being chosen as a 33rd Degree Mason and he lived his life based on Masonry. Although the secrets were never shared, I …

What Happens? 
How are people introduced into being a Freemason? Are you chosen? Grandfathered in? How does it come about?

How can one become a freemason? 
Mario, Thank you for visiting Masonsmart, and for asking this quite common question. It's a very good question and we, as Masons, have not done …

Why do so many join Freemasonery and then never come to lodge actively? 
I was just wondering if this question has been asked of members or maybe I just am shooting in the dark with this one.

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I am trying to research the symbols on an antique watch fog??pendant? 
Looking up the letters I get conflicting information as I read it. My piece is of sterling filigree pendant with enamel applied to the center with diamond …

My husband joined Freemasons, I'm having a tough time  
My husband and I have been married for a long time, he recently joined the Freemasons. We have been very open and honest in our marriage, I feel like him …

cerebral palsy and joining a Masonic lodge. 
Goodafter noon! I am 25 yrs of age with a college degree and I have a moderate case of cerebral palsy,that means I can walk however I use canes to assist …

Freemason Information  
So my boyfriend was talking to me about Freemasons. His grandfather was a Master Mason and he is very interested in becoming a Freemason himself... I'm …

Freemasons and the enigmas surrounding them 
Iv met a few people who have said they are freemasons..and that they would deny that if i ever mentioned it.. Why the secrecy..? Also iv heard there …

Are Knights Templar and Freemasons connected? 
I use an alias so that I may freely inquire. I am a grandson of a former member of this Brotherhood (he was in one of the northern New Jersey Lodges …

How to Validate Masonic lineage when records are lost? 
My grandfather, grandmother and father lived in the Philippine Islands prior to WWII and during the Japanese occupation. When the docks of Manila were …

What is an acceptable tattoo design for a non-Freemason member? 
My grandfather recently passed away & he was a former District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Mass. He was a proud member & I wanted …

What is a Freemason's duty? 
what is a Freemasons duty? Note from Tim: When I first came across this question I started to give it a pass. It seemed too brief and so simple a …

What do freemasons believe in  
I'm under the age of 18 want to know where can I go in order to inform myself more about Freemasonry. If I check on the Internet only there a lot of conspiracies …

Mason Men In Marriage 
Hi, I'm currently dating a 32 year old Mason and I wanted to know, is it true all Mason men are married or have to be already married to be a member of …

Masonic objects 
Hi Tim-- My father was a Mason, I'm not sure what degree or anything, he didn't talk about it much, and hadn't been active since he was younger due …

Can a Muslim be a Freemason? 
Hi. I'm 18 years of age and I want to be a Freemason, but I'm a Muslim and I heard rumors that a Muslim can't be a Freemason. I would be grateful if you …

I am interested in joining Freemasons but...... 
I want to join the Freemasons, but I'm having trouble getting my wife on-board. How can I get her to be on-board?

Women allowed in Freemasonry? 
Why aren't women allowed to join Freemasons? I do know that there was a woman accepted a few years ago. Thanks, Bree

Can an undocumented alien join Freemasonry? 
I am an undocumented alien, living in this Country for a decade with no criminal record. Could I join the Freemasons?

Freemasonry is forbidden in my country 
How can I join Freemasonry if I am in a country wherein it is forbidden? I am a Filipino and I have a great interest in joining the oldest fraternity …

Is Freemasonry a Religion? 
I've read on different Web sites, books and other places that Masons worship the devil? I am very interested in the Masonic culture and background. …

What about the Masonic Goat? 
Do you have to ride a real goat during the Freemasonry rituals?

Past Masonic Member Verification 
Where can I verify that my grandfather was a Scottish Rite Mason in Illinois in the 1940s and 1950s? My grandmother was also in the Eastern Star. Is …

What Happens if Freemasons Secrets are Revealed? 
I don't really know much of anything about the Freemasons, only of a few conspiracy beliefs that my teacher talked over in class one day. I am in high …

World History, Organized religion, Supreme Being 
Hello, I'll jump right in... I'm interested in the brotherhood. My concern is in whether I believe in a Supreme Being as per the requirements. …

In your opinion can a man be considered honorable if...  
Do you think a man is still honorable if he has a disgraceful criminal past consisting of petty crime. Should the fact that his path to being an honorable …

Freemasonic initiation 
I had a meeting with a Freemason in the main Lodge or Freemason hall in my city. And the Man asked me why I wanted to join? I told him that I had a vision …

I don't believe in God. But I do believe in a supreme being. Super dilemma here. 
Hi there, Thanks for this site, it's been very informative so far and I can't wait to dig through it even more.. I wonder, what's generally expected …

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Am I chosen by the Masons ? 
I am still young, 20 years old ... But I've always felt like the Masons are calling me ... I got in the School of Architecture by the most ridiculous way …

Freemasons and wealth 
Alright, this is the question for the ages. It's what everyone want to know. Does being a Freemason get you rich?

Can women become Freemasons? 
I am a woman who want to become a Freemason. I've researched long and hard to see if women can become Freemasons. Where I am, (Nashville, AR) the closest …

Are Woman Masons too???? 
I am curious to know if being a Granddaughter and Great granddaughter of a 33rd degree Mason For 3 generations Means anything ??? And The daughter of …

Dark Masonary and Light Masonary 
Hello Masons, I myself am not a Mason but I hear this all the time: "There are Dark Masons and Light Masons, those that follow Satan(individualism and …

What is the commitment between a Freemason and the organisation? 
Dear Sir, I am Muslim who has been very much interested in affairs of the Masons and wish to be one. I however have few questions and misconceptions …

Does parapsychology play a role in FreeMasonic science? 
If I said to a Brother Mason: "I once, while in "meditation" in my Christian faith, saw in my Mind's eye a Star Crowned Cloud figure, two of them to be …

do mason help other masons do better in life? 
do mason help other masons do better in life?

Question about cannabis and joining Freemasons...  
I have heard that potential applicants may be rejected due to overly moderate drinking. I am curious if this 'use only with moderation' idea also extends …

How do i join the Freemasons? 
How do i join the Freemasons?

Signs & Symbols Everywhere 
While becoming a man throughout the years I have been around quite a few men whom I believe to be Masonic Brothers and always admired the way they carried …

"Masonic info" Searching for information 
Hi my name is Damien, 28. I have done a little bit of research on freemasonry but am not sure if I'm heading down the right path, even know I have a fairly …

Are Freemasons really for the betterment of all mankind? 
I've paid too close attention to my surroundings,although I accept my errors I cannot see the love this supposed new age claims to bring. I've seen man …

Having a hard time finding information on this topic. 
Ive always been interested in the freemasons. My mother passed when i was younger but going through some of her things i discovered she was an Eastern …

What is your view on the idea of new world order? 
Hi, I had sent a message a long time ago regarding joining freemasonry. I've been reading most of the emails I recieve and really enjoy the way you Freemasons …

freemasonry and world dominance 
why there are many oblsik symbols in many parts of the world? why israel wants to rule the world (according to the torah)? why freemasonry wants …

Freemasons belief in a higher power 
Since you have to believe in a higher power, would somebody who legitimately believes aliens created us be accepted?

Do Freemasons worship Lucifer, AKA Satan? 
I have heard that Masons consider Lucifer, AKA Satan, AKA the Devil, the "Giver of Enlightened Knowledge". Is it true? Also, Albert Pike wrote that Masons …

Freemasonry in Argentina  
Can i have the contacts of Freemason members in Argentina?

When was this website created? 
When was this site created? Thank u. I'm a student in middle school.

The Square & Compasses and the letter "G" 
What do the square & compasses, and the letter "G" mean in Masonry?

A Mason Tattoo  Not rated yet
I went and got a tattoo in remembrance of my grandfather who was a mason. I didn't have anything to remember him by so I did it the best way I know how. …

Masonic Wives speak up.... Not rated yet
It would be great to hear the opinions of actual wives of Freemasons, are there any out there reading this who can share their stories, whether good or …

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