My dad is/was a Freemason and participated in Lodge when I was a kid. He became Master Mason of his Lodge before "retiring" and passing the torch. Nowadays he doesn't attend Lodge except around seasonal holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.) but still receives monthly updates from the brotherhood. A few years ago my dad was in a near fatal car accident and we received flowers and financial support from the Lodge without even contacting them.
I personally don't have a lot of information to share, just those experiences. Id' say do some research and decide if it's the right path for you. If you are accepted as a member, you're free to leave whenever.
By: DarkAdept / Beginner Nov 06, 2013
Post # 4
As I know, you need someone inside the Freemasonry to call you to enter (I don't know if that changed or in some countries some rules are different). When I was new, I was going to enter in the order of demolay, by my teacher (he was freemasonry). And then I could move to Freemasonry later (by him or another person in there).
If you prefer, you can try this way, and if you don't like, you can just left the order without enter in the Freemasonry. But as I know, Freemasonry has restrict rules, so think a lot about before enter, it is not like a fb community where you can enjoy or left whenever you want (this is disrespectful).
If someone call you to enjoy, that's because you have all the qualities required. And about the information, just check around the internet, youtube videos and some movies, etc.
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 06, 2013
Post # 5
I don't know how much you know about the Freemasons, but it sounds like you may not know a lot. Here's some sites (one of which is a Masonic site) that will give you more information on which to make to your decision: