posted on Dec, 26 2008 @ 08:57 PM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS
This is not a masonic handshake. I myself am a Master Mason and know all the handshakes up through the third degree of Masonry, and none of the
handshakes given were the handshakes of a Mason. They may have been similar to a handshake listed on a site, but after having reviewed the listed
site, I have found a good bit of the information to be incorrect. Some of the information is close, but if you have such curiosity, maybe you should
petition your local Masonic Lodge. Masonry is a good thing. It is something that helps one to become a better person. It also is a fraternal
organization, by which many new "brother's" are found. However we do require a belief in a supreme being, and much of our workings are centered
around the Christian Faith, however, as long as you are not atheist you may petition a Masonic Lodge. The secrets of Masonry will not be revealed by
a brother Master Mason. Someone who began Masonry, might tell some of the secrets they know, but as you advance in Masonry, things are not the same.
All of the secrets of Masonry are not given in the first or second degree, but in the Third. And by the time a brother gets to this level, he does
not want to reveal the secrets of Masonry, because it takes hard work to get to this level, and because he would not want to betray the brethren and
his lodge. If you have questions, ask a Master Mason, and he'll tell you what he can, and wont what he cant. If you still have curiosity, petition
a lodge. Its a GREAT thing, and something you will not regret.
Besides this; it is not the handshake that makes you a Mason. A Master Mason cannot know you are a brother, without having sat in lodge with you, or
by having a brother he knows to be a Master Mason vouch for you and say that you are a Master Mason, after he has sat in lodge with you. I assure
you, that If you go to a lodge meeting and attempt to shake hands to get in, you will be forced to leave. There is much more to Masonry than the
infamous "secret handshake"