It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

A simple question to Masons

page: 1
0
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:35 PM
link   
Hello, I'm interested in becoming a free mason for personal reasons, and i was wondering what are the typical hours of a lodge. what time is the lodge open. any and all responses will be greatly appreciated.




posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:51 PM
link   
reply to post by clever024
 


Check the classifieds. Oh and remember that you'll need to take a blood oath with your trouser leg rolled up. Other than that, 9-5 office hours!

But the best bit is that when you become a mason, you'll never need to worry about the law. Old boys club - it is the way forward.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:53 PM
link   
figures, first response is a troll. what are the odds of that.
I'm serious on wanting to know when they meet.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:53 PM
link   
reply to post by clever024
 


I would imagine that it depends on which lodge you're petitioning.
Different lodges meet on different days at different times.
Best way to find out is to do down and talk to the boys at whichever lodge you're comfortable in and just start asking questions.
The boys that I've known always seemed like a great and accommodating bunch of fellas.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:06 PM
link   
reply to post by Matthew Dark
 


Thx, I'm just curious at this point, i figured the lodges all ran the same boy was i wrong lol. thx again



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:11 PM
link   
Is it possible to become a free and accepted Mason in secret? Meaning: would one's family and friends have to know about it?



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:14 PM
link   
reply to post by clever024
 


Most of the lodges in my area meet in the eavening usually starting the meetings at 7:30. Days and frequancy depend upon the lodge. Dinners usully start at 6:30.

My lodge meet the second and fourth Monday nights at 7:30.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:15 PM
link   

Originally posted by DamaSan
Is it possible to become a free and accepted Mason in secret? Meaning: would one's family and friends have to know about it?


Telling them or not is up to you. Telling them is not a "Lodge" function.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:34 PM
link   
reply to post by Masonic Student
 

Thanks. The reason I ask is that there are some people quite close to me that would be rather bitterly disapproving. However, I have been researching the Mason's and other mysteries for years... and have come to the point where I want to continue my Grandfathers legacy (a Master Mason of the York Rite) and join a lodge of my own.


[edit on 4-7-2010 by DamaSan]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:50 PM
link   
reply to post by DamaSan
 


You should follow your heart. But I would recommend trying to find out what the objection would be, family relationships should come ahead of masonic membership. While it could be anything from religious to misconseption through personal relationship from the feeling of "exclusion".

Also I would consideder how they will react when they do find out. Close family will eventually find out.

I was in a simmilar positon before I joined. But afterwards I was able to sit down with my father and found out it was from his mother's reation to religious propaganda. despite the fact that both her father and husband (my grandfather and great-grandfather respectivly) had been masons. He was ok withit after thinking about it. He was never so inclinded but was proud I followed the family tradition that I didn't even know about.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by Masonic Student]

[edit on 4-7-2010 by Masonic Student]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:55 PM
link   
reply to post by Masonic Student
 

Family supports it, the long term girlfriend doesn't... but she doesn't approve of my truth-hunting either. She is happy behind her veil, and can't understand why I feel the need to know more than I am offered by general society.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:57 PM
link   
reply to post by clever024
 


First, you need to find a lodge close to you. Google "Grand Lodge of X" where X is the state you live in. Most grand lodge websites have lodge locators, and often the info provided there will tell you what nights the lodge in your area meets.


Thx, I'm just curious at this point, i figured the lodges all ran the same boy was i wrong lol. thx again
No. Far from it. There are Grand Lodges for each state, and no overarching body that a Grand Lodge owes loyalty to. So Texas Freemasonry is fully independent of Oklahoma Freemasonry is fully independent of District of Columbia Freemasonry, etc. We recognize each other (for the most part), but there's no one person or organizational body calling the shots.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:58 PM
link   
reply to post by DamaSan
 


I suggest that when you find a lodge that you are intrested in and like the guys there, take her to one or more of the dinners and let get to know some of the members and wives. The more she is included to the extent possable the les objection she may have.

Some people don't have the desire to streach the limits of their knowledge.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by Masonic Student]

[edit on 4-7-2010 by Masonic Student]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:15 PM
link   
I found one in my town within a 1 minute on Google. Drove past it and took some pictures. It's called "Geef U Zelf" (translation: Give Yourself"). For me that sounds like you are giving yourself away for something you still don't know.

Deceptions on their page is vague on what they really do. So if you have "the desire to stretch the limits of their knowledge", travel, talk to people, read a book. But don't sell your soul, there will come a time you have to give payback



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:42 PM
link   
reply to post by Endpoind
 


I have been a member of the Rosicrucians for years, they have never asked me for anything other than my annual dues. The dues pay for the study materials they send me and to support the infrastructure of the Rosicrucians.

At one park they have a recreation of a large interior of the pyramids, they have a planetarium, and a huge Egyptian museum.

I am not sure about the soul part. The institution is non-denominational, and as an agnostic, I am quite comfortable studying their material.

There is a local lodge but I have not reached out to them to participate, although, they have reached out to me in a very friendly, invitational manner. After several attempts I did not ever attend a local gathering, and they politely stopped asking. I will meet with people in person when I feel comfortable doing so.

I have not seen anything nefarious so far. I would be happy to share if I ever do.

I am not one to compromise my principles or go along with a cult like environment. I once left a 10 day Vippissana meditation retreat 5 days early because the facilitator (leader?) wanted me to kneel in front of her to ask questions about the days meditation. That wasn't gonna happen.

So, I am not a sheeple or a lemming and I can share a bit of experience with a masonic institution if you would like to ask anything.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:49 PM
link   

Originally posted by Endpoind
I found one in my town within a 1 minute on Google. Drove past it and took some pictures. It's called "Geef U Zelf" (translation: Give Yourself"). For me that sounds like you are giving yourself away for something you still don't know.
No... just charity. You know... that idea that Jesus preached?

It does look like a nice lodge though...



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:51 PM
link   

Originally posted by LarryLove
reply to post by clever024
 


Check the classifieds. Oh and remember that you'll need to take a blood oath with your trouser leg rolled up. Other than that, 9-5 office hours!

But the best bit is that when you become a mason, you'll never need to worry about the law. Old boys club - it is the way forward.




When you become a Mason, you're expected to be an exemplar regarding the law. If anything, expect to be given less latitude not more.

Hate to break a cherished myth

Fitz



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:54 PM
link   
reply to post by clever024
 

You need to contact the Grand Lodge of the area and they can guide you to the local Lodge, their hours, and who to contact.

If you want, you can PM me and I can help you further.

reply to post by LarryLove
 

Well, I must be out of the loop as I have some outstanding speeding tickets that I wish would go away, but alas I still got pulled over and ticketed. None of my tickets have ever gone away and I only know of a few Judges that are Masons.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by KSigMason]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:13 PM
link   
reply to post by KSigMason
 





Well, I must be out of the loop as I have some outstanding speeding tickets that I wish would go away, but alas I still got pulled over and ticketed. None of my tickets have ever gone away and I only know of a few Judges that are Masons.



KSig, you're not doing it right? I know a ton of Judges, HiPos, and Sheriffs through the masons! Put the Medallion on your car, and whatever the local Police benefit stickers that they "sell" I mean give away for a donation.

Then when you get pulled over, be polite, thank them for their service, ask them how (insert name of your contacts) is doing, and let them know what a good Mason that guy is, wait for them to run tags and warrants, and then bid them adieu! LOLOLOL!!


It actually does work a good portion of the time. Although my Mason HiPo buddies have recently told me that they were "instructed" NO MORE WARNINGS! The counties need that ticket money!!



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:54 AM
link   
No one should use the Craft to cover up their mistakes.



new topics

top topics



 
0
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join