Ask A Mason
Ask A MasonenCopyright 20172017-04-23T07:10:30-05:00Give me advice !!
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11869/#When:15:01:37Z<p>Give me advice !!
</p>2017-04-21T15:01:37-05:00Do 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>2017-03-29T09:35:34-05:00i 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 ?
</p>2017-03-30T17:33:22-05:00Becoming a Mason
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11864/#When:17:00:19Z<p>I finally got an emial from my state grand lodge. They said they will schedule a phone interview with me closer to the end of the month. I’m very happy about this! But I’m also very nervous.<br />
Is there any advice any one may have? Anything to comes to mind. I don’t want to make a fool of myself. I want to present myself in my best light.
</p>2017-04-03T17:00:19-05:00Need some advice. Assist the OES or join Knights Templar?
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11863/#When:19:40:06Z<p>At a recent district meeting, we were informed that OES chapters in our jurisdiction were in desperate need of more participation from the Brothers. Some chapters only have 1 Mason participating. </p>
<p>I would really like to help but our Chapter happens to meet on the same night as Knights Templar (which I was hoping to join next January). Now I truly believe that we should support our OES Chapters. I will help out anyway that I can (fundraisers, charity events, etc.)but I’m not really looking to hold a title. I’m concerned that with so few Masons participating, that they may be looking for Patrons. We have Associate and Worthy Patrons that are both Past Worthy Patrons. As the SD of my lodge (my tenure will be over in November), I don’t want to hold any additional titles at this time. I just want to contribute, do my part and go home ( I know that probably sounds bad).</p>
<p>My heart is with both but I can only participate in one. Would it be selfish of me to join Knights Templar next January when our Stars need help now?
</p>2017-03-31T19:40:06-05:00Question about the progression of the degrees
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11861/#When:11:04:48Z<p>Hello I have what I’m afraid is a stupid question but I haven’t been able to answer it myself through reading of books or the internet so I’ll ask here. The only fraternal organization I ever belonged to was the BSA so I was wondering if in masonry like the Boy Scouts you start and the base rank Scout / mason first and work to the degrees through the completion of study and work or if you start out strait as a first degree entered apprentice ?
</p>2017-03-31T11:04:48-05:00Some Questions on Some Words used at “Freemasons for Dummies”
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11853/#When:17:55:42Z<p>Dear Friends, </p>
<p>Please help me to take a better understand of some words used in the definitions and descriptions of Freemasonry.</p>
<b>S1-1:</b> “a sign <b>sporting</b> a square and compass.”</p>
<p><b>Q1-1:</b> What means <b>“sporting”</b> here?</p>
<p><b>S2-1:</b> “The greatest <b>lure</b> of Freemasonry is the mystique of a locked door. On the other side of that door are rituals, symbols, and ceremonies known only to its members and Masters, and unwritten secrets that have been passed from mouth to ear for centuries.”</p>
<p><b>Q2-1:</b> What does <b>“lure”</b> means here?