posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 07:22 AM
Sure, you could do that. There's nothing to stop you... no trademark on the word Mason; no legal grounds to keep you from calling yourself one.
The thing is, no real Masons would go near you and once word spread that you weren't the real deal there's really not a whole lot that you could
All "regular" Masons have sworn an oath not to "hold Masonic communication" with a "clandestine lodge". All regular lodges are working under the
charter of a Grand Lodge. By doing so, that insures regularity. Grand Lodges recognize each other, and thus, visitors can come and sit and take part
in lodge meetings, so long as they're members of a recognized Grand Lodge.
You can build your own tree fort, create your own membership criteria, and practice your own ritual, but it won't make you a Mason, nor would any
real Mason ever recognize you as such..