Thank you for posting your question.. it is difficult to answer. We do not recruit members on ATS. People read the truth and decide whether or not
its for them, and then they join and come back as a Mason. That would be what I did.
But if people ask questions like yours, it may seem like we
are recruiting. BUT.. we are not. It is against the T&C of the site, to recruit for any reason on ATS to a group.
However, I can answer your question in describing how a typical average person, not associated with this site at all, would go about joining.
1) How can I find someone from a lodge?
Typically when someone wants to join a lodge, they either know someone in the lodge already or something along those lines. For someone who does NOT
know anyone, which is very common, the best way is to actually go to the lodge its self and ask someone there. Don't be afraid to show up and ask
about membership, the Masons love talking to new members
Lodge information is typically posted on a website, or a announcement board outside their lodge. (I know, not very sneaky for a secret society..)
2) How do I approach that person (since I most likely will not know him prior to our meeting)?
A typical person when approaching a lodge would typically say something along the lines of "hello" and maybe a comment on the weather.
honest.. your interested in joining but you are clueless as to what you need to do. Then be prepared to have everyone in the vicinity tell you
everything you need to know, how to do it, someone will bring you a petition, the petition is I believe $150 (includes first years dues) and someone
will sign it.
3) How do I solicit his help in entering the brotherhood?
A typical person won't need to solicit anything, someone will always be there with the information you need and telling you what to do next. It
would be damn near impossible to do it yourself WITHOUT help. Actually, 100% impossible.
Find the lodge, find a member at the lodge and express your interest, exchange business cards and congrats, you most likely just made a new friend.
Last line was a bit cheesy.
It is a lot more easy going, laid back and lighthearted then many think, especially if you read what "anti's" say about us.