I'm trying to become a Freemason, but I have one HUGE doubt, please help me clear my mind.
Almost two and a half months ago, I sent an e-mail to my nearest lodge to be considered as a candidate. They answered very quickly, and sent me a questionnaire.
I answered it and sent it back (via e-mail), they replied something like this: "We´ll be in touch, for a possible interview, please be patient, since the holidays getting closer this may take a month or two".
And since then, I've been waiting, but the two months have passed and still no word from them.
What happened? Was I rejected or is this some kind of patience test?
Firstly it would be helpful to know where you live as customs vary from country to country. I would not think that this is a test of patience but that the Lodge may well have closed for a month or two, some do, and also bear in mind that the Secretary of the Lodge is a volunteer and may well be busy with other matters.
I do however feel that some Lodges are a bit lax in keeping prospective Candidates in the loop when they have applied to join. Perhaps this arises from the more relaxed attitudes of bygone times whereas these days with mobile phones, text messages, e-mail etc we live in an age when very prompt replies are the norm.
I might be an idea to write to the Lodge to ask of progress, you could say that you are planning your activities for the year and woud like to know further progress to enter this in your diary. Many people do such forward planning these days so this would not be a discourteous approach.
Thanks for the advice Lauderdale! I´m from México, and the lodge I´m trying to join is affiliated with the UGLE. I think I'll wait a little more and if nothing happens, I´ll write them. Whatever the result, I'll let you know.
from what I understand - as I am a new initiate to co-free... remember that if there are holidays and the council meetings have been postponed then the next meet will only be in a month or how ever many weeks that lodge sets for their next meetings. There needs to be a seconder - who will have to meet you before hand and then the decesions are taken - I suspect that getting everyones dairies insinc is whats prologning procedures. Don't stress - the Rosicrusians say that when you are ready a teacher will find you - not the other way around
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
foriamhim: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
foriamhim: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT