Post by Christian Numme on Jul 22, 2008 0:11:20 GMT
Hi! Yet another basic request. " Like a child learning to walk, i shall stumble and fall "
If the good masons! So kindly could tell us " soon to be "... A little of they`re personal experiences from " ground zero " the first prosess ! From application to achievement ;D Duration / introduction / preparations / emotions : " The more the marrier "
It'll most likely differ per masonic order, if not per lodge, but I'm happy to share mine.
After I had tackled the issued that had held me back for so long -- that of the Supreme Being -- I joined a masonic forum and asked for information about co-freemasonry. I was given some options, made my choice, and contacted LDH.
After having received a detailed leaflet, I had a lengthy conversation with a Bro:. who later turned out to be the head of the British Federation. Based on that conversation and my need to find a lodge that meets on Saturday, he then suggested two lodges to me, and asked whether he could pass my details on to them.
I agreed, and shortly thereafter the then master of what would become my motherlodge contacted me and told me about a public ceremony they would be hosting. I went to see it, talked to the Brn:., and the rest, as they say, is history. ;D
I signed my application form, and met with 2 Brn:. of the lodge on separate occasions to be interviewed. Both interviews proved favourable, as did the ballot in lodge. I was initiated on 11 Feb 2006.
From petition to initiation it took 8 months; 8 incredibly valuable months during which I did much soul searching and what I later understood to be "preparing the ground" for the structure that would be built on that ground.