mason/b/ros - I am considering joining the FM, however I have some questions. 1. do I just contact the lodge? any advice? 2. is it expensive? I am just a student 3. any other good info/advice? thanks. also /mason/ thread
You have to have a current member sponsor you. It's not expensive. They will ask you if you believe in a higher power, you are required to say yes. Mason's mostly do charity work in their communities. There is nothing illuminati it.
If you're interested, call them. They're incredibly nice for the most part. Good luck.
Mason's are active almost everywhere. Every city, college town, etc. call your local, tell them you're interested. Get yourself invited to check things out. At that point you can meet people and make a good impression. One of them will sponsor you.
Masons are not allowed to solicit members (at least not in California). Contact the Lodge you're interested in and find out when their stated meeting (Lodge business) is. That's the best time to meet the brethren.
Expense depends from Lodge to Lodge. I know a Lodge that is about $200-something a year.
I knew some people that were students that joined and they dropped out before they became Fellowcrafts.
>Mason's mostly do charity work in their communities
if they were just a charity organization The catholic church wouldnt have made a ban on any of their members of joining them.
It is Friend to a Friend so get to know someone who wears a lodge ring. I do not think it is expensive because a lot of construction guys I know, tradesmen like plumbers are part of the local lodge. I honestly have no idea what they do though
Eh, I might join. It's in my family, my great grand dad was apparently very high up.
I really don't get it. I think it used to be something pretty special but now they let any moron in. Apparently even girls are allowed in now, what the fuck.
Actually, they are selective. You need to know and get signatures from two Master Masons, background check (in most grand lodges) and pass an investigating committee who gets to know you and your family.
We guard the West Gate.
TFW you've been recruited by freemasons both IRL and URL and you turn then down because you already know the truth.
Fellow college student here that is a 3rd degree MM. Most lodges have business hours so just contact them and they will help you start off on your journey. Its not very expensive. Maybe 150 a year at most. I have seen some as low as 30 a year. Last bit of advice, be yourself and make sure you know why you want to do it. Its not for everyone. Dont hesitate to ask me speciics
Well, I was hesitant at first because I don't know how my family would react plus I am from Slovakia and am not sure if the lodges here are active, because they only have some old looking websites. So I wrote an email today, told them why I want to join, basically because of my interest in the subject matter and that I like to meet new people and improve. Signed it with my initials, wasn't sure about including my name.
You will likely not be contacted as your approach is questionable. Initials? Yeah, good luck with that.
Be upfront about your intentions. Are you a free man? Or your parent's or grandparent's slave?
>The catholic church wouldnt have made a ban on any of their members of joining them.
catholic masons do exist but they are mason 1st catholic 2nd and they just don't tell the church that they are in a secret organization.
Haha nope. You just have to sacrifice some of your time and a little money.
Some work. Easy work that most college students are used too. ITs not for everyone because some people dont want to put the time into it.
Im sure they will get back to you. Dont worry about putting your name.
its not so much satan as it is the demi-urge that they worship
jews are the same way
Still, why is it interesting to join besides doing charity work? I can do that without joining. I only want to join if I get to go to bohemian Grove and sacrifice small children in front of a giant owl.
It's the gate opposite the east gate. Fuck, are you retarded?
I'm an apprentice right now and I find it hard for me to want to progress or continue. The whole lodge is just old people and other than their monthly meetings they do nothing. Also they want me to learn long form which is a bitch because I hardly have time to have my tutor help me decipher the stuff.
What should I do to make my experience better?
Just go in say your have an interest in joining and that you would like a petition. The petition will be your first step. You will need to get signatures from 2 master masons. Ask them when they might be having a dinner or open lodge meeting and attend it. Get to know people and get those signatures
I was starting my company and I kept talking about changing the world. Someone I was at a party with when I was dropping him home invited me.
I also got two invitations from the elks lodge.
Yeah. At least the ones I knew.
I waited until 4 years after I became a Master Mason to join the Scottish Rite. I might join the York Rite later this year or next year.
The funny thing is, most of them don't even have a Traveller's Card.
This is why I think becoming a Mason while being in school is a bad idea. It's sometimes very hard to work around a school schedule.
You might want to explain your situation to the Worshipful and see if you can do the short form.
You have to let an official Freemason fuck you in your ass, cum deep in your boipucci, and then make him cum again in your mouth and you must swallow or you can't join their super secret gay club.