Welcome to "Starting your Journey in Freemasonry". This module has guest access which means anybody can view it.
The module "Getting Started on Solomon" is also guest access. In order to gain access to the system you need to:
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When you do enroll, be sure to scroll past down to the bottom of the screen and press the 'Enrol' key. It is a bit hidden at the bottom of the screen, and we are working to make this more obvious. The system is open to everyone and you can access any module. However, we recommend that you do not look at anything relating to the First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, or Royal Arch until after you have experienced your ceremony. Otherwise, it will ruin the impact, a little bit like a "plot spoiler".
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations. Its roots lie in the traditions of the medieval stonemasons who built our cathedrals and castles. For Freemasons, there are four important values that help define their path through life: Integrity, Friendship, Respect and Service. In today’s world filled with uncertainty, these principles ring as true as they have at any point in the organisation’s history.
The documents that are repeated below are available both in HTML 5.0 format (which makes them easier to access) or as a PDF if you want a document you can print and/or pass it on to someone.
Freemasonry, the teachings and practices of the secret fraternal order of Free and Accepted Masons, the largest worldwide secret society. Spread by the advance of the British Empire, Freemasonry remains most popular in the British Isles and in other countries originally within the empire. Freemasonry evolved from the guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. With the decline of cathedral building, some lodges of operative (working) masons began to accept honorary members to bolster their declining membership. From a few of these lodges developed modern symbolic or speculative Freemasonry, which particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries, adopted the rites and trappings of ancient religious orders and of chivalric brotherhoods. In 1717 the first Grand Lodge, an association of lodges, was founded in England.
A monthly webinar incorporating lively, engaging Freemasonry conversation covering all aspects of the Craft and Royal Arch.
Register for the next webinar by clicking the link in the "Coming up..." section or catch-up on those you have missed by watching the recordings below or listening to the podcast.
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