If you hold the Master Mason
degree in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Shrine. A
man receives the three degrees known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellow
Craft and Master Mason Degrees in the Masonic Lodge, often known as the
Symbolic Lodge, Blue Lodge or Craft Lodge. In Freemasonry, there is no
higher degree than that of Master Mason (the Third Degree).
In many parts of North
America, Masonry does not solicit members. In these areas, a man must seek admission of his own free will — he
must ask. In some areas, Masons are permitted to solicit new members.
all cases, a man interested in becoming a Mason, should consult a friend whom he believes to be a Freemason to
secure his good counsel and recommendation concerning this important
For men who would like to
receive additional instruction and explanation regarding the allegory
and symbolism learned in the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite or the
York Rite bodies elaborate on the basic tenets of Freemasonry.
The Shrine of North America
is a fraternity that grew out of Freemasonry over a century ago. Because
of this, the Shrine is dedicated to Masonic principles. The Shrine
Fraternity provides Masonic brothers a means to widen the fellowship
first enjoyed in the Blue Lodge. It also offers men, their wives and
their families an opportunity to meet new friends who have similar
interests, tastes and feelings.
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