It is believed by many non Freemasons that we harbor secrets and hidden agendas to subvert the world order for our own sinister advantage. As a practising mason and member of the craft I’ve seen no evidence of this and would suggest that anyone joining Freemasonry in order to take over the world, will be hugely disappointed.
We are not s secret organisation but an organisation with secrets. Even these secrets are not that well guarded as any trip around the internet will reveal all. The Royal family and Freemasonry.
Every brother (member) well have his own view of what Freemasonry is and what it means to him. To me it’s a brotherhood where we conduct ourselves in an orderly way and show respect for each other.
Procedures and Rituals
It has it rituals and procedures but these are spine chilling acts that belittle a candidate in anyway. They are based on our ancient honourable customs. Indeed it’s quite similar to the UK’s house of parliament with their ritual and often arcane way off doing things. But passed down over time. Indeed even the M used is arcane and fallen out of common usage. But every Freemason no matter what their position in society has to go through the same process, that’s what makes us brothers.
So why do we do it? Pay annual subscriptions meet up four of five times a year and practice ritual? Well I can’t speak for others but for me, I enjoy the social side and as the years go by we all make long lasting genuine friendships.
A Mason’s Attire
We wear all black suites, black ties (or regional ties) and a white shirt. That’s standard Freemason attire. But also wear other garments to show our rank or duty within the Lodge. We’re also allowed to embellish our attire with cufflinks, tie pins, lapel pins watches, rings.
Each of these embellishments can be just plain but we like to do things a bit special so these ornaments will have Masonic symbols on them which are only meaningful to other Freemasons. like the ones you can see here AshlarMasonicGifts.com
A tongue-in-cheek view of the Freemason’s dress code commandments