posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 09:45 PM
Hmm, let’s see, Freemasonry, initial degrees… ah yes, here we go:
First, you will be blindfolded, and led into a darkened room, then:
- You will be spun around in circles until you’re very, very dizzy
- You will be forced to swear an oath of silence on pain of death
- You will be forced to touch a dead body
- You will have a ritual wig placed upon your head
- You will be forced to recite the Lord’s Prayer backwards
- You will be spun around in the opposite direction
- You will be forced to swear to Beelzebub
- You must then swear to Azrael Abyss, Prince of Sorrow
- Then the Brothers will line up and paddle you silly
Oh wait, that was Beta Sigma Tipsilon. Never mind.
I was in DeMolay for a while as kid. Granted, it’s not the “senior varsity”, but is, as best I can tell, conducted similarly.
The not-so-titillating truth (at least based on what I saw and know about masons) is that you can expect to be treated to some elaborate ritual plays
that are very deferential to God (no, not “Lucifer”), rich with ancient symbolism that actually conveys a useful message, and in the company of some
of the finest and most upstanding people you are likely to meet anywhere.
Enjoy the show!
(P.S. If they make you swear to the Devil, let me know, you probably wandered into the wrong building.)