Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Freemason Initiation

He who does not study the nature, the design, the history and character of the Institution, but from the hour of his initiation neither gives nor receives any ideas that could not be shared by a profane, is of no more advantage to Freemasonry than Freemasonry is to him. The true Freemason seeks light that darkness may be dispelled, and knowledge that ignorance may be removed.

Hiram Abiff - was the priest-architect of King Solomon’s Temple and keeper of ancient mysteries. He was murdered by workmen, in a failed attempt to extract the ancient architect secrets from him. Hiram is praised for keeping these secrets. In the mason ceremonies they act out this ritual murder to reinforce the loyalty that Hiram had with the entrusted secrets and the loyalty that is expected within the brotherhood of masons.


Freemasons: The Solemn Obligation Of A Master Mason - blog post shows part of the Freemasons initiation into the Third Degree of a Master Mason. It is the Solemn Obligation of a Master Mason, and is only a small part of the complete process.