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Freemasonry

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Inside The Freemasons' Oldest Grand Lodge

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What It's Like To Be A Freemason, According To Members Of The Secret Society

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Social Impact of Prince Hall Freemasonry in D.C., 1825-1900

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Behind the scenes of the Fraternal Order of Masons ATSBK clip

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25 Curious FACTS ABOUT FREEMASONRY

Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow, and Master Mason. The candidate of these three degrees is progressively taught the meanings of the symbols of Freemasonry, and entrusted with grips, signs and words to signify to other members that he has been so initiated. The initiations are part allegorical morality play and part lecture. The three degrees are offered by Craft Freemasonry. Members of these organisations are known as Freemasons or Masons. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are usually administered by their own bodies.
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