What is and is not Freemasonry

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What is and is not and Freemasonry Masonic method itself can be summarized in the following thirty-three points, according to the Grand Lodge Symbolic of Spain (and most Masonic powers):

  1. Initiation is not timely and temporary phenomenon, its a process, that can be represented in a ceremony. The initiation is not given, is raised.
  2. Initiation is not a magical or sacramental experience, its a process of psychological learning.
  3. Masonic initiation is not a way of salvation for religious or esoteric, but its a process of clarification and as such is compatible with any religious or esoteric faith which does not annul the freedom of the individual, as well as what is – in the case of Freemasonry liberal agnosticism and atheism. It would not be consistent with a posture of radical nihilism that deny any transcendent or immanent sense of the world, to interpret the universe as a possible pure chaos without order, or to deny that, despite the apparent disorder, there is a Cosmos
  4. The Masonic initiation is not the only method of enlightenment, but it is one more. There are other, even there spontaneous life experiences with initiation in as causing an increase in the individual’s consciousness, a new and more responsible attitude to life, for example, maternity / paternity, compassion for the pain of others the aesthetic emotion, artistic creation, the experience of death, etc.
  5. The method of Masonic initiation is conserved in their rituals, which have been developed over a process of historical decanting and serving, each according to his particular style to a specific emotional and symbolic ecology through a subtle balance of gestures and words that can not be altered arbitrarily.
  6. The Masonic method does not impose an ideological drive to the practitioner, gives only a general value framework that supports and demands pluralism inside.
  7. Masonic method is based on the functionality of the building symbols to articulate an emancipatory imagination of the individual conscience.
  8. The Masonic lodge is not a lobbyist.
  9. slogans does not lodge its members to condition their private lives, their professional activities or the development of any public office.
  10. Masonic lodges do not proselytize or marketing, to find new members. The lodges are free to publicize their existence.
  11. Nobody is obliged to keep his condition secret Freemason.
  12. Masonry is not a secret organization.
  13. All Mason agrees, for the simple fact of being, to try to live like a model citizen
  14. Freemasonry is not a cult, it is not aimed submission of its members to any guru or leader, but on the contrary, gives to each of its members a personalized way of self-learning to improve himself. Freemasonry does not allow minors in their lodges and to free people endowed with autonomy as individuals is directed. The lodge members not subjected to any kind of spiritual direction.
  15. The Masonic symbolism is essentially polysemous and does not support a monistic or clonal interpretation
  16. The Masonic method involves rationally and emotionally to its practitioners, appealing to their rational-verbal and also aware of their non-verbal affective unconscious part.
  17. The Lodge in Freemasonry adogmática liberal or gathers double condition of being an initiatory group thought and society.
  18. Masonry is not a union of interests or a mutual society, despite pledges to help its members to the extent of their capabilities and what is lawful.                                      lo que es la masoneria
  19. Masonry is not a social club, although in their environment can be born of personal friendship ties and social relationship.
  20. Masonry is not a charity, but you can support the creation and maintenance of humanitarian and social welfare.
  21. Masonry does not compete with any religious denomination or any political party, but adheres to the political value of freedom and respect for Human Rights.
  22. Freemasonry has no structure arranged to organized political action, or seek political power.
  23. Masonry is not a cultural or recreational association, although it may lead to cultural or recreational initiatives.
  24. Masonry is not a commercial enterprise, or acts out for any profit, but claims to possess the necessary economic sufficiency for the performance of its functions.
  25. Masonry combines in its organization and operation, the initiate democratic horizontality to verticality.
  26. Freemasonry is not organized as a global or international structure, but is organized nationally in federations lodges, called Grand Lodges or Grand Orients. The ideal of Masonry is “a Freemason lodge in free.”
  27. lodge or local group is the basis of Masonic work.
  28. The basic foundation of Freemasonry is the experience of personal self, formed by the brotherhoods of builders and later developed as a method of personal and social construction: “Whatever you do, do you.”
  29. Freemasonry does not advocate a particular, specific and detailed political ideology, but some general values ​​to be set out in each historical moment: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
  30. Within liberal freemasonry the contribution of women while master of his own interior architecture, with the same range as the male is essential.
  31. Masonry is not a teaching or doctrinal institution. The lodge does not teach only raises suggests, causes, and permeates awake.
  32. Declarations of Human Rights and Duties are essential axiological references Freemasonry.
  33. The symbolic architecture that works with Freemasonry claims that every Mason makes his life a true ‘Artwork Wisdom, Strength and Beauty, “and contributing to making the world a place where” Peace is possible Love and Joy. “This practice Masons call it the ‘Real Art’.





This article was written by Psalm Triginta