|The REAL Secrets of
The REAL secrets of
Freemasonry are, have
always been and always will be secret. Secret in the sense that they cannot be
shared. Not because of any promise made, or rule or regulation. They cannot be shared
because they are contained within the **process** of becoming a Freemason.
Secrets like opening
your eyes and seeing, for the first time, your Brothers who accept you as you are,
regardless of your religion, regardless of your political beliefs, regardless of your
profession, your economic status, your ethnic heritage or your taste in clothes,
entertainment or friends.
Secrets like the feeling of being taken by the hand,
as a Brother, and made more welcome than you could imagine, by men who may be strangers in
the sense that they are unknown to you, but who will soon be close friends, even if they
are still unknown to you.
Secrets like walking in
the front door to the Lodge, and having every man in the room personally welcome you, when
you have never been there before, or just passing through, and do not expect to ever
Secrets like the knowledge that if any member of your
family is ever in any sort of distress, help is only a phone call away.
Secrets like knowing that your efforts helped a
crippled child walk, a dyslexic read, an autistic child experience reality, a blind person
see, or someone recover from or cope with cancer.
These secrets cannot be read
in a book, or overheard in a conversation, or even tortured out of someone. They can only
be earned, as all Freemasons have, by believing in a Supreme Being, being of good moral
character, filling out the petition, being elected into membership and **experiencing the
Degrees of Freemasonry**. These secrets cannot be learned or bought. They must be
Some who seek to learn
secrets, any secrets, just for the sake of being privy to something they themselves have
not earned, fall into the common trap of assuming the handshakes and passwords are the
secrets of Freemasonry. They could not be more wrong. Ask any Mason, he may tell you
**about** these secrets, but you still will never know them, really know them, not know
"about" them is to become a Freemason.