As Masons do not traditionally recruit members, and do not hold public meetings, there is confusion about how one becomes a Mason. If you meet the requirements above, it’s simple. Each Lodge manages its own membership process. You can ask a Mason to recommend a Lodge to them.
Once you’ve found a lodge you would like to join, let them know you’re interested and they will provide you with a petition. If you are unanimously elected by the members of a lodge, you will then go through three “degrees” of the Fraternity: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason.
Every man accepted into the Fraternity goes through the degrees, making each an equal to the others in the lodge. They are conferred during a lodge’s monthly meeting over the course of three months.
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