posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 06:30 AM
reply to post by mrFMPerson
Once you've been a Master Mason for a period of time (usually 1 month to 1 year, depending on the Constitution of the side order), you can choose to
join any side order you want. You then ask a Brother in your Lodge who is a member of that side Order to be your Proposer and fill in the forms.
Th matter does go to Ballot, but in practice, nobody is ever blackballed, because that would mean that the integrity of all the other Brethren in your
Lodge who are vouching for you in the side Order would be in question, which is against the principles of Freemasonry.
Some side Orders do require you to belong to others first - for example, in the English Constitution, if you want to join the Knights Templar, you
must be a active in the Holy Royal Arch, but once you've joined the Holy Royal Arch, you can simply choose to join the Knights Templar in the same
manner as I have described above.
EDIT: Oh, I didn't see that NetworkDude had already answered the question...
edit on 11/1/2014 by Saurus because: (no reason given)