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well not to long ago i found out about my great grandfather being a freemason
i know the lodge he was a part of and so on
my grandfather told me that his dad made it to the 7th degree he not sure which rite he followed or what he did since his dad would never talk about it, but my question is what does a 7th degree mason do ???
i know he still went to his lodge every week, the most ironic thing there is that when he died he was 2 days away from being a mason for 34 years so it ended up being 33 and i know to mason 33 is a number they care about a lot is there anything to that ?
im planning on joining soon, would having family help my chance of getting in or opening up doors that normal masons would not have, and would the lodge have kept records of my great grandfather being there ?
edit on 01Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:34:25 -0600JanuaryJan-06:00America/ChicagoWed, 08 Jan 2014 12:34:25 -06002520141 by mrFMPerson because: (no reason given)
i know there a lot of symbolic stuff related to freemasons
i guess my question is, is do you learn stuff the general public would not be normally open to ?
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I would be more concerned about attaining the 3rd Degree of a Master Mason.
Then if you wish go from there, many Brothers do not bother or have no interest in the Side Orders and that is fine too.
One step at a time is my advise