I was in the same boat as you. I am still not a mason, but I am in the process of petitioning my local lodge. I first tried emailing the secretary, but after year of not really getting anywhere I tried a different tactic. I went to the lodges website and cut and paste all of their contact emails and used those to find the officers on facebook. I found a few that had similar interest to myself, messaged them and went from there. I was afraid that might come off as stalker-ish, but they were all receptive and helpful.....also, apparently I wasn't the only one to use that method!
I was also contacting The Grand Lodge in my country(Macedonia) on their e mail adress,their response was full of respect and was also helpfull.Although i am younger than 21 year i am preparing myself how to work on becoming a member and pepare myself for the obligation that membership brings and how to to fulfill obligations if i become a member.I am awaiting for a few months that i reach the 21 year age so i can submit a petition to become a member.Try contacting some members and explain them what you expect from your membership,what are your life ideals,your knowledge in different spheres...Then you can ask them for referals when you present them your information about knowledge ,also your personal information... I would be happy if i helped you with these informations.
I was lucky I guess I was not even looking to become a mason - I had just enquired about it on a British Fed website - I did not know woman could be masons (or co-frees), they promptly refered my query to the South Federation (LDH) and I was contacted within a week by a South Aftrican representative. It took me 2 years to decide to become a mason, anyhoo my initiation was on Saturday!
I have recently joined AMORC, I am really disappointed with being a Neophyte. There is no discus ion of the subjects with real people, you just receive "lessons" in the post. I have Lent more at the local spiritualist church and on a Brahma Kumaris meditation course, really.
How can I quit my membership and join a local masonic lodge? My local lodge has a Rose Croix chapter. Would that be beneficial?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I am currently at uni in England, but I am graduating in the summer and returning to my home in the Isle of Man. I know my dads best man is a free mason at home, but have never met him and don't even know his family name!
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