Burke, Janet M. Leaving the Enlightenment: Women Freemasons after the Revolution Eighteenth-Century Studies - Volume 33, Number 2, Winter 2000, pp. 255-265
" ... Exits from the Enlightenment Women's Freemasonry in France awoke after a decade or more of sleep, as the Masons refer to it, during the violence and uncertainty of the Revolution. The minutes and rituals of these mixed-gender lodges of adoption during the First Empire reflect well the post-Revolutionary situation. What had been an organization with rituals and practices based on the principles of the Enlightenment and an elite sociability now had a new atmosphere. A casual visitor to one of the meetings might see the procedures as comparable to those of the 1780s; someone taking a longer, more intimate look and comparing the earlier organization with the post-Revolutionary group would see subtle but important differences. .... "
sbs59: Can someone help me with this question. I was a Master Mason for 4 years until last year. My father died and i left the Masons as i was depressed about his death. Can i now re join a lodge?
May 21, 2019 10:07:41 GMT
The Ancient: sbs59: Were you suspended for non payment of dues? if so, square up and petition the lodge for a restatement vote. If your dues are current, your still a member. In this case, it is all about the Benjamins.
May 27, 2019 0:49:07 GMT