I started reading Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike.
Before joining Freemasonry, I believed that all masons know about this book. I found out that this is not true (At least in the British Freemasonry). Most brethren I asked about it never heard about it.
In my Masonic knowledge, where and how should I place the content of this book? Maybe it’s not even relevant to Freemasonry at all despite its reputation.
Any enlightenment would be more than welcome.]]>
In doing my research in preparation for my initiation as an Entered Apprentice, the only cogent answer I have found to these questions is simply that no one seems to make EA or FC rings. If they did, the EA and FC would certainly be entitled to wear rings bearing the symbol of their degree.
The subtle differences between the symbols for the EA, FC and MM degrees may elude the untrained eye, but they are distinct and the fact remains that the Masonic symbol that is on the face of every Masonic ring is that of the MM. Thus, it would be improper for an EA or FC to wear a ring bearing that symbol.]]>
Anyhow , when the funeral director was asking the family was my father part of any organization to be included in the obit , my mother said yes - the Masons and that he had things that are suppose to be buried with him. Another family member spoke up and said absolutely not, that they wouldn’t stand for that because the Masons are satanic ... my mother looked at me and I wanted it noted in the obit and to give my father what I know he would have wanted but at that difficult time me and my mother didn’t want to argue the fact .
So, now I have all of his Mason stuff and I’m not sure what if anything to do with it. I would love to wear his ring but that just doesn’t seem proper to me. I also found his Mason Bible where he has kept cards showing where he has kept current with paying his dues. So I know he still supported the organization .
Your help would be greatly appreciated and whatever needs to be done with his Masonic stuff I will comply because I have a deep respect for the organization .
Last night was my first EA Charge delivery and I hope the new candidate got out of it what I put in!! I did well so the other brothers said. I was nervous but once I got started it was like wow…I’m really doing this!!!! Now working on the FC Lecture. Really like doing the memory work!!!! Feeling relieved!!!!!!]]>
Am in lebanon.]]>