Secrets, Symbols & Freemasons
Firstly, let us dispel the myth, Freemasonry is Not a secret society, if it were, why is there so much information available on the Internet and in the Press?
We are an association of hopefully, moral, like-minded gentlemen, who get together, dress up a little and perform play-like rituals which we learn as we progress up the ladder of masonry. It is our Hobby, and a great one at that. We are open minded, do not discuss polictics or religion in Lodge and welcome like minded individuals, irrespective of their ethnic origin or religion. We are a Charitable Organisation and support local and International causes.
As a Hobby it is ideally suited to those who enjoy meeting new people and the great social life that is part and parcel of Freemasonry. It is not just for the men, the Ladies often get together whilst we are in Lodge, and we have frequent social events to which our Ladies and non-masonic friends are invited.
Do we have Secrets! Yes we do, and we guard them jealously! Are the ones on the Internet and in the Press the real Secrets of Masonry? There is only one real way of finding out, come and join us!
Freemasons use Symbols in an allegorical manner, that is to say that an innocuous object or symbol, seen in daily life might well have a special meaning to a Mason. An example would be the US One Dollar Bill, which has a number of Masonic Symbols hidden in plain sight. I am not going to explain all of our symbols, but example would be:
The Forget Me Not
The “forget-me-not,” Myosotis arvensis – from the Greek, meaning “Mouse’s Ear,” after the shape of its five petals. These little blue flowers are perennials, springing up again year after year. They grow widely in Europe, Asia, America, even as far as New Zealand. The name “forget-me-not, comes from the ”German Vergissmeinnicht, and was first used in English in 1398. Historically, it holds a place in the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Henry Thoreau, medieval German legends, Christian writings, and English political history. Even before there were lodges in Germany.............Read More
The Sprig of Acacia
Symbolically, the sprig of acacia is said to be emblematical of faith in the immortality of the soul, and this on account of the fact that the acacia happens to be an evergreen, meaning that its leaves are suffered to fall neither in summer nor in winter. The Sprig of Acacia also has a much more important meaning to Masons, marking a location right at the heart of masonry. To find out more about this you will need to join our fraternity and become a Master Mason!