Ask A Mason
Ask A MasonenCopyright 20172017-04-26T11:02:29-05:00About Morals and Dogma - Albert Pike
<p>I started reading <b>Morals and Dogma</b> by Albert Pike.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Any enlightenment would be more than welcome.
</p>2017-04-25T13:40:10-05:00Should I ask for a new coach
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11871/#When:08:56:08Z<p>I was initiate as an EA back in October of 2015. I was assigned a coach soon after. After several time conflicts we were able to get together and started on the catechisms in late October. I informed my coach about my eagerness to learn and let him know that I would be available at any time he had available. I know that he had a new job and three young children at home and wanted him to know that I would make myself available to fit within his schedule. Now I truly like my coach and proud to call him my brother, however every time we got together he would always go off on tangents and we would end up talking for two to three hours about everything but Masonry. I would estimate that for every two or three hour coaching session, the actual time learning the catechism was anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, and that time was broken up with various other stories about other thing, so there was no real continuity, rhyme or reason with learning. With his schedule and the limited time we spent on training, it took 8 months before I gave back my EA. I was passed to FC in Sept of 2016 and since then I have only been able to get 5 coaching sessions, all of them following the same pattern as above. I really want to finish this catechism and was hoping someone could give me advise on how to get my coach better focused, or how I can get someone else to help. I am coming on close to 2 years since I started my Masonic journey and still have not been raised. I am trying to be patient, but I am getting frustrated. I don’t want to hurt my coach’s feelings, but besides letting him know I am available for more light whenever he can fit me into his schedule I don’t know what else I can do, or if there is a protocol to rectify this situation. I have even considered looking to transfer to another lodge if that is possible so I can complete my Masonic training. Thanks for any help or insight you can give me.
</p>2017-04-24T08:56:08-05:00Give me advice !!
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11869/#When:15:01:37Z<p>Give me advice !!
</p>2017-04-21T15:01:37-05:00Why the EA and FC should not wear a Masonic ring.
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/272/#When:20:40:19Z<p>If an Entered Apprentice is truly a “Mason,” then why can’t he wear a Masonic ring? Likewise for the Fellow Craft?</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.
</p>2008-07-07T20:40:19-05:00Do you recommend reading a book?
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11866/#When:12:12:04Z<p>Do you recommend reading a book? <br />
Blood composition Secrets of John John Robinson Freemasonry
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11868/#When:14:59:00Z<p>Dear Members, <br />
I have an unusual situation that I would like to ask the forum if there is a solution. I am a fellowcraft Mason, but I was unable to continue my Masonic education and achieve Master Mason due to dire personal circumstances that forced me to discontinue attendance. Several years later, I would like to continue my Mason degree, however, I have an issue. Simply put, my new wife is the ex-wife of another <br />
Mason and he is extremely petty and has vowed to destroy her, her business and by proxy, me. He blames me for his circumstances although they are of his own creation. Bitter, angry and no longer attends meetings and has not for quite some time. To compound matters, my wife paid his perpetual dues years ago. I have approached my sponsor from several years ago and was quite bluntly told I would be blackballed by the ex if I tried to re-enter. I was also told that I could not go to another lodge without permission and they won’t allow that either. It is my understanding that announcing one’s intention to blackball someone and conspiring with another to do so, violates Masonic Law. I only wish to continue with my degrees, however, two individuals with a vendetta have assured me of their cast. <br />
Is there anything I can do? Another lodge is fine, I don’t want to be where I am not welcome, but to think I am barred forever because of someone else’s issues is distressing. I appreciate any advice given.
</p>2017-04-15T14:59:00-05:00Death of a FreeMason ????
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11858/#When:09:35:34Z<p>First, I want to thank everyone for having me here . I have a few questions that I hope can get answered. My father was a FreeMason who passed away this weekend - 82 years old. His association with the masons was something that was never discussed with our family. When I was little boy I would admire his ring and would ask what the G stood for. He would tell me that it stood for “good” and that I always needed to be good.. I’m sure he was just telling me that to satisfy me but it has always stuck with me and the only thing I ever heard him say concerning the Masons</p>
<p>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 . </p>
<p>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 .</p>
<p>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 . </p>
<p>Thank you, </p>
</p>2017-03-29T09:35:34-05:00First EA Charge delivery
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11842/#When:19:31:34Z<p>Good Evening Brethren,</p>
<p> 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!!!!!!
</p>2017-03-21T19:31:34-05:00i would love to become a member..
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11862/#When:12:44:14Z<p>Hey evryone.. i know am a woman.. but maybe i got a mans heart.. my quetion is if i want to join which way do i need to follow?..</p>
<p>Am in lebanon.
</p>2017-03-31T12:44:14-05:00Chamber of reflection
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11860/#When:17:33:22Z<p>Hello I have been meeting with my local blue lodge ,and I’m going to be petitioning soon . Before I had decided to petition. I did a lot of reading and came across the chamber of reflection. I’ve always been involved in the study of symbolism and I do meditate regularly so this practice sounded intriguing to me . But from what I see everywhere else online this piece of ritual is missing in the US, is that entirely true or if I continue on to Scottish rite ,which the building I e been going to is Scottish rite might they have the. Chamber ?