What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is a men's society whose established purpose is to help its members become better men and citizens, builders of a freer, fairer and more prosperous society in every way.
To achieve its purpose, Freemasonry teaches its members both moral and social lessons, most of them supported by the practice of values and virtues accepted by society and individuals. These lessons are presented as allegories full of symbols, conferred in ceremonies, as an essential part of the mysticism of the Order.
Some examples of the lessons of Freemasonry are the practice of brotherly love and truth, charity and help, as well as friendship and morality towards every human being.
This fraternity brings together those men with an authentic desire to become the best version of themselves, committing each one of them through unbreakable oaths of union and friendship.
Like a school, Freemasonry teaches lessons through a system of symbolic degrees. Our Order is made up essentially of three. Entered Apprentice, Fellow-craft, and Master Mason, which symbolize the stages in a man's life.
Once you have completed the essential degrees, you may take those managed by the York Rite, which holds the Royal Arch, Cryptic Masons and Knight Templars, or choose the Scottish Rite and its thirty-three degrees system.
Also, you may join its related bodies. For example, suppose you feel motivated to help people at a disadvantage; you may enter the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and support children with motor disabilities. Or, if you are interested in sharing your experience and teaching new generations of men, encourage young men to join one of the Youth Organizations, you may participate as a counsellor.
it is possible that some lodges may require you to pay an application fee as a seriousness guarantee which it could be handed in back in case of rejection or deposited in the hands of the treasurer if the lodge admits you as a member, if you have doubts or enquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
As you can see, Freemasonry can be extense, and therefore have many meanings; however, the most important is the one you can find inside your heart once you live it and find your place here.