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Ask A MasonenCopyright 20172017-02-19T18:33:47-05:00Lodge in Jordan
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11781/#When:15:21:54Z<p>Dear Brethren </p>
<p>I hope everyone is fine.</p>
<p>I noticed some posts from years ago regarding a regular lodge in Amman-Jordan, I was initiated, passed and raised in a lodge in England under the United Grand Lodge of England, however I moved back to Jordan, I would love to proceed in my masonic career. It would be really appreciated if anyone can help me in this manner.</p>
</p>2017-02-18T15:21:54-05:00location of lodge
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11780/#When:13:31:19Z<p>Its there in lodge for free mansions in Africa’s. Country Kenya .kindly contact me via my email jackkinoti at gmail dot com
</p>2017-02-15T13:31:19-05:00Accidental candidate - need advice from Masons, Lodge officers
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11778/#When:11:35:22Z<p>I had planned on visiting a few lodges in my area, and went to dinner at the first one last night. I had spoken with the lodge secretary on the phone last week, and I told him I just wanted to visit because I wasn’t sure which lodge I wanted to petition. For whatever reason, I took my petition with me, even though it wasn’t completed (I hadn’t finished filling out the references section). At dinner, the lodge secretary asked to see my petition, and I told him I wasn’t ready yet. He told me he just wanted to look at what I had so far. Then he asked me if I brought the petition fee and background check results. I told him that I hadn’t, because I wasn’t planning on petitioning that night. </p>
<p>So while I’m talking to another Mason, I look up and the lodge secretary is signing my petition with another lodge officer. He came back to me and said they were going to present my petition at that night’s meeting. Keep in mind, I have never met any of these men before in my life. </p>
<p>I hadn’t decided to petition that lodge yet, and had at least one other that I wanted to check out. Is there anything I can do? Am I stuck in this lodge? Isn’t there supposed to be an Investigation Committee? How can it be a close group of brothers if they let anyone with dues money in?
</p>2017-02-14T11:35:22-05:00How to stop a corrupt mason
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11777/#When:09:49:42Z<p><span style="font-size:14px;">I know of a master mason who claims to be a 33 degree one that says he used to be a hit an for his frat brothers and that he is also part of the black disciples gang and blood gang. He also sells cocaine and pills but says its okay as long as it’s not a large amount. Is any of this allowed? He has also threatened to kill others. How do we put a stop to someone like that and how do we get them caught?</span><span style="font-size:16px;"></span>
</p>2017-02-14T09:49:42-05:00Joining the Shrine, York Rite, Both, or focus on Blue lodge for a while.
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11774/#When:12:00:21Z<p>I’m only a year into being a Mason, I love being part of my lodge. I’m considering joining the shrine, york rite, or maybe both. As green as I am to freemasonry, what would you guys recommend? should I focus solely on my lodge, or do you advise me to move ahead into other branches, while still learning blue lodge things?
</p>2017-02-09T12:00:21-05:00Freemasonry in Bosnia and Herzegovina
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11762/#When:15:29:48Z<p>Hi, it’s really great to be able to contact someone who might have an answers on my questions.<br />
I’m from Bosnia and Herzegovina.<br />
I am 20 years old and I am a student of mechanical engineering. I’m really interested in freemasonry, but during my search I came across many obstacles.<br />
I don’t know much about lodges in my country (Bosnia and Herzegovina); I know that a website of Grand lodge of Bosnia is no longer available.<br />
Also I’ve heard something about conflict between GL members in Bosnia, but I don’t know much about that. <br />
I would like to make myself a better person and everyday I enjoy helping people around me.<br />
If you can help me in any way about contacts near me or with information about lodges near me, I would be really grateful.
</p>2017-01-30T15:29:48-05:00Any Brother from Serbia?
<p>Is there any Brother from Serbia? I need a contact please.</p>
</p>2017-02-03T08:21:17-05:00Scottish rite/ York rite
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11764/#When:21:46:22Z<p>Is choosing to joining the Scottish or york rite encouraged, frowned upon or does it make any difference in the blue lodge?
</p>2017-01-31T21:46:22-05:00Hermeticism and Freemasonry
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11773/#When:19:38:52Z<p>I’ve heard conflicting things about freemasonry, and I’m wondering if I may get it cleared up…<br />
So skimming over the history of freemasonry as I understood it, it came about in the UK during a time where there were alot of occult ideologies being spread about. The symbolism of the egyptian mysticism and greek influences seem to stem from this idea of hermeticism. Essentially hermeticism goes along the idea that you had greek philosophers studying at the mystery schools of Egypt, then passed along ideas from that, this vein of philosophy and science that is Hermeticism. So not so much a religion, but a philosophy of religion and the universe and such. Spawned alchemy, rosicrucian orders, golden dawn ect…<br />
So a couple years back, being interested in all of this I sent an email to the closest lodge, kind of asking what’s up and alluded to Newton’s translation of the emerald tablet, basically the core foundation of the philosphy, and was told that Freemasonry is not a religion…. <br />
So, is the organization hermetic or not, or is it something that is the underpinning of the organization, but just isn’t really taught?
</p>2017-02-07T19:38:52-05:00what is the Knife and Fork Degree?
http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/11760/#When:11:25:59Z<p>we have the pins in our lodge showcase, but what are they for?