[QUOTE=UntoldGlory;341802]From what I understand, most Masonic lodges are open to visitors during certain times, although you will not be allowed to participate in any of their meetings until you are a member. Generally speaking, you'll be introduced to members of the lodge's leadership and you can then ask questions and let them know if you're interested in becoming a member. In the old days, you had to be "sponsored" by a member of the lodge, so becoming a member will be that much easier if you form relationships with Masons in your community. However, from what I have read, it is now becoming relatively common for interested parties to request membership without knowing somone in the Lodge. You'll probably go through some kind of probationary period then, to give the Lodge members a chance to get to know you, and they'll want to conduct an interview with you (usually at your house), which is standard procedure for all new members. If you have a Masonic lodge in your community, I would recommend giving them a call and asking when the W.M. or another member of the Lodge's leadership would be available to answer your questions and discuss membership with you. One thing to keep in mind is that, contrary to the conspiracy literature, Masonry is really not that secretive; expect to find a group of men who like to have a good time and who are open to newcomers joining their Craft.[/QUOTE]
hmm, this is helpful thank you
whats holding you back from joining?