70+ Top Masonic Jewelry Every Freemason Should Have | Bonus - Masonic History, Symbols, Lodges and Rituals

70+ Top Masonic Jewelry Every Freemason Should Have | Bonus - Masonic History, Symbols, Lodges and Rituals

The Masons or the well-known version, which is the freemasons are quite mysterious as well as famous. Known to be a hidden group that performs strange ceremonies and handshakes. They are also exclusive for men only fraternity that has several members on the upperclassmen of the society. At present, they are known to be a peaceful group that promotes friendship between different sects of religious belief and for their charitable works. 

There were stories of the past that Masons were they instigated a rebellion against the royal regime. They were known to disagree with the Catholic belief of revelation. In reaction to this, the Catholic religion named any members of the society to un excommunicated and would strongly advise its members not to be connected to the group in any way.

Nowadays, their symbol is widely used in jewelry and shirts. Controversies that surround them attracts more people in learning more about their history and symbolism. A symbol of equality among humans. A friendship among people, regardless of their race, culture, and status. All men are the same in front of God, and that is what they promote.

Here is a list of products that features masonic designs:

Rings

1# Blue Agate CZ Stainless Steel Masonic Lodge Freemason

    A ring made of pure stainless steel alloy with a blue marbled inlay under Mason’s logo. Accentuated by three micro cubic zirconia crystals on both sides. Find HERE

    2# Black Plated Stainless Steel Masonic Vintage Ring

      Featuring a jet black ring featuring a Mason symbol with a highly detailed inscription and textured surface. Find HERE

      3# Gold & Silver Glow in The Daark Freemason Silver Ring

        Here is a classic looking ring designed with a line of Masonic symbol. Feel the mystery as it changes colors during the night. Find HERE

        4# Black Titanium Masonic Ring Latin Engraving

          A man’s ring designed with two rows of wire that highlight the width of the ring.  Made from titanium metal with Mason’s insignia at the center. Find HERE

          5# Onyx Masonic Ring

            Featuring an eighteen-carat gold plated ring with an onyx stone inlay topped with a gold plated Masonic symbol. Accentuated with three round zirconia stones on either side. Find HERE

            6# Stainless Steel American Flag Rings Freemasonry Engraved Logo

              This ring features a Mason symbol on a US flag with a gold plated arrow down shape design on the side. Find HERE

              7# Stainless Steel Vintage Freemason Masonic Rings

                A natural stainless and black plated ring made from pure stainless alloy.  Featuring a Mason emblem at the center. Find HERE

                8# Black Titanium Masonic Ring Engraved VIRTUS JUNXIT MORS NON-SEPARABIT

                  Here is a sleek ring with a secret engraving, as mysterious as that of the Freemasons logo featured on this black-coated titanium metal with a matte finish. Find HERE

                  9# Titanium Masonic Ring Wooden Inlay, Latin Engraving

                    Naturals and sophisticated. A ring made of solid titanium metal that features a wood inlay. Designed with a Freemasons logo and a hidden inscription on the inner part of the ring. Find HERE

                    10# Sterling Silver Masonic Ring with Black and Gold Plated Symbol

                      A highly geometric designed ring, showcasing a combination of gold plated Masonic symbol on a black background and a golden sun on each side Find HERE

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                      Necklaces

                      1# Freemason Masonic Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace Blue

                        A Masonic pendant of a compass and a square with a chain made from high-grade stainless steel alloy, hand-polished to a lustrous surface. Find HERE

                        2# Trowel Masonic Freemason Tool Masonry Square Compass Gold Pendant Necklace

                          An elegant piece of jewelry with a drop shape design. Featuring a gold-plated chain with a Freemason logo pendant. 

                          3# Blue Lodge Square and Compass Necklace

                            Featuring a blue lodge logo pendant characterized by a royal blue letter G at the center of a compass and a square. It also comes with a chain. 

                            4# Silver Freemason Masonic Stainless Steel Pendant Necklace

                              A lustrous stainless steel pendant with a detailed and textures Freemason symbol. A stainless chain that is guaranteed non-reactive and rust-proof. 

                              5# Stainless Steel Silver Black Masonic Pendant Necklace

                                Showcasing a vintage designed pendant with a Freemason insignia with an extremely detailed inscription and design.

                                6# Freemason warrior Cross Pendant Pewter W Stainless Steel Necklace

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                                  Bracelets

                                  1# Masonic Pure Copper Magnetic Therapy Bracelet

                                    A combination of the cross and Mason’s logo. Designed with a worn look that traveled from the ancient time. An impressively detailed stainless pendant with chain. Find HERE

                                    2# Masonic Pure Copper Magnetic Bracelet

                                      A highly intricate engraving of Mason’s logo made from pure copper magnets designed for those who are undergoing magnetic therapy and detoxification. Find HERE

                                      3# Titanium Magnetic Bracelet with Masonic Logo

                                        Here is an elegant magnetic bracelet made from pure titanium metal, gold plated, and designed with a Freemasons emblem. A bracelet designed to free your body from radiation. Find HERE

                                        4# Black Magnetic Titanium Masonic Bracelet Adjustable

                                          Showcasing a stylish jet black magnetic bracelet with a Masonic symbol.  Premium crafted from titanium metal with a black metal coating. Find HERE

                                          5# Black Stainless Steel - Carbon Fiber Freemason Masonic Bracelets

                                            A belt-like bracelet design with a black metal coating. Perfectly textures with a freemason insignia as a centerpiece. Find HERE

                                            6# Titanium Masonic Magnetic Bracelet Blue Carbon Fiber

                                              A gold plated titanium belt like bracelet design, textured and accentuated with a freemason symbol as a centerpiece. 

                                              7# Reversible Black Titanium Magnetic Masonic Bracelet

                                                Multipurpose and fashionable, a bracelet that you can wear in two ways.  Featuring a stylish black color, polished to a smooth and matte texture. 

                                                8# Black Vintage Leather Bracelet Masonic with Stainless Steel Clasp

                                                  Here is a two-piece set of black leather bracelets with a golden hand clasp design and a Silver Masons logo. 

                                                  9# Stainless Steel Cup match Masonic Freemason Leather Bracelet Cuff

                                                    Featuring a braided leather bracelet with a masonic design cube, emphasized by a series of polished stainless steel rings. 

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                                                    Pocket Watches

                                                    1# Mason Pocket Watch

                                                      A pocket watch with an outer Freemason design logo. In silver and gold-tone and an inner blue and white dial. Classic and elegant. 

                                                      2# Masonic Eye Triangular Pocket Watch

                                                        Vintage and mysterious. A triangular pocket watch with a Masonic emblem design. Featuring an engraved the lone eye on the cover. 

                                                        3# Scottish Rite Pocket Watch

                                                          Be wowed with this luxurious pocket watch, have a peek inside the society by this Scottish Tire designed pocket watch with a double eagle logo. 

                                                          4# Working Tools Pocket Watch

                                                            A trendy version of a round pocket watch, available in a light blue color with tools and the symbol of Freemason’s fraternity. 

                                                            5# Masonic Freemason Square & Compasses Leather Watch

                                                              A classic watch made for a brother. It features a Masonic symbol with a leather belt and a golden dial. Find HERE

                                                              6# Silver Gold Masonic Pocket Watch with Silver Necklace

                                                                An extravagant piece of jewelry. Showcasing a highly textured silver plated round pocket watch with a gold plated Freemason logo. Find HERE

                                                                7# Brass Working Tool Pocket Watch

                                                                  Here is a vintage designed pocket watch with an old feel. Featuring an outer masonic design with printed tools in place of numbers. 

                                                                  Car Emblems

                                                                  1# Aluminum Masonic Blue Car Emblem Freemason Decal

                                                                    Featuring a light blue car sign made from high-grade aluminum material.  Blue lodge represent! 

                                                                    2# Mason Shriner Burgundy Car Emblem

                                                                      A nice car sign mason shiner. Available in a burgundy hue. Find HERE

                                                                      3# Royal Arch Mason Auto Logo

                                                                        A royal arch mason car design made from premium grade coated aluminum. 

                                                                        4# Black/Golden Master Mason Cut Out AF&AM Car Emblem

                                                                          Highlight your car with this emblem for a master mason. Elegantly designed with a gold and black color. 

                                                                          5# Masonic Prince Hall Blue and Gold Auto Emblem

                                                                            Here comes a Prince hall car emblem featuring a royal blue and gold color combinations with the Mason symbol at the center. 

                                                                            6# Masonic Working Tools Metal Car Emblem

                                                                              A blue and gold car design with a freemason logo and working tools. A badge of a true brother. Find HERE

                                                                              7# Masonic Silver Square and Compass Car Logo

                                                                                Here is an intricately designed car sign that features a Freemason’s symbol.  Painted with a two-toned blue and silver hue.

                                                                                8# Mason Medallion Auto Car Decal Emblem

                                                                                  An old fashioned car decal with medallion design that looks like it came from the Inca tribe. Featuring a freemason interior design surrounded by working tools. 

                                                                                  9# Masonic Prince Hall Gold Black Metal Truck Emblem

                                                                                    Showcasing an auto decal with a gold and black prince hall design. Featuring a three star-shaped above the Freemason’s logo.

                                                                                    10# Masonic Love for Arts Black Gold Master Car Emblem

                                                                                      A fine price of car sign made from zinc material. Painted with dark blue and brass color with a glossy and smooth, clear coat. 

                                                                                      11# The Masonic Exchange Car Emblem

                                                                                        A freemason exchange auto tag for the brothers. Featuring a Masonic logo in denim blue and old gold hues. Find HERE

                                                                                        12# Classic Shriners Alloy Auto Emblem For Freemasons

                                                                                          A decal only fit for a true shiner. A badge with a shiners logo made from alloy material with a clear, smooth coating. 

                                                                                          13# Scottish Rite Masonic Double Eagle Car Decal

                                                                                            Car sign of a double eagle, representing the Scottish rite made from premium grade material, with a highly detailed double eagle symbol. 

                                                                                            14# Masonic Exchange Shriner Car Decal

                                                                                              Come and be one of us shiners. A car sign representing the shiners symbol made from a pure stainless steel alloy. 

                                                                                              15# Scottish Rite Blue Auto Emblem

                                                                                                An extravagant looking car decal made from high-quality alloy. Premium crafted with a highly detailed symbol of a double eagle with a light blue background. 

                                                                                                16# Gold Freemason Auto Emblem Metal BRITE

                                                                                                  You can never go with gold. Featuring a gold Freemason’s auto decal, highly detailed and made from a stainless steel alloy. 

                                                                                                  17# Mini Masonic Past Master Small motorcycle Compact Car Emblem

                                                                                                    Cheers to freedom! A past master's car decal characterized by detailed engravings of the principles and the logo of the brotherhood. 

                                                                                                    Cufflinks

                                                                                                    1# Masonic Gold Rhinestones Cufflinks

                                                                                                      Represent your status with these gold and black cufflinks with a Freemasons logo. Enhanced with a series of round micro zirconia crystals for a sophisticated style. 

                                                                                                      2# The Freemason Blue Lodge Cufflinks

                                                                                                        Simple and modest. A design for a mysterious brother of the order. Styled with a black and silver square-shaped cufflink with a compass and square for design. 

                                                                                                        3# Masonic Silver Blue Square and Compass Cufflinks

                                                                                                          High class and vintage-looking Masonic cufflinks. A stylish combination of silver and blue colors.

                                                                                                          4# Working Tools Trowel Masonic Freemason Cufflinks

                                                                                                            A colorful set of cufflinks designed with blue, white, and gold tones with a clear coating for a smooth texture. 

                                                                                                            5# Remington Shotgun Shell Gold Cufflinks

                                                                                                              Cufflinks that represents the backing of a shotgun shell in gold tones. A historical piece that you would want to wear among your group. 

                                                                                                              6# Trowel Working Tools Combo Pack Cufflink

                                                                                                                Featuring a set that includes a tie bar, cufflinks, and a pin. Designed with a trowel with a Freemason’s logo in the middle. Find HERE

                                                                                                                7# The Holy Royal Arch Freemason Masonic Cufflink Set

                                                                                                                  A freemason’s cufflink of the Royal arch. A set of cufflinks made to represent your status and style. 

                                                                                                                  8# Trowel Masonic Tool Masonry Square Compass Cufflinks Set

                                                                                                                    Go to the meeting of the brotherhood wearing these cufflink set designed with a Masonic trowel shape with a freemason’s logo. 

                                                                                                                    9# Purple Hour Glass Gift Box Cufflinks

                                                                                                                      Travel in time with this hourglass cufflinks. With a sleek silver and royal purple sand. This would surely highlight your look. 

                                                                                                                      10# Freemason Tool Masonry Square Compass CUFFLINKS SET

                                                                                                                        Here comes a set that includes a tie bar and a set of trowel cufflinks. Featuring a fantastic gold plated body accentuated by a royal blue center. 

                                                                                                                        11# Black Silver Stainless Steel Masonic Freemason Square & Compass Cufflinks

                                                                                                                          A round stainless steel Freemason’s logo. Modest and full of sophistication.  Featuring a silver and black color combination that commands respect.

                                                                                                                          12# The Holy Royal Arch TIE BAR CLIP CUFFLINKS SET

                                                                                                                            Here is a fabulous set of cufflinks and a tie bar with the Holy arch symbol. High quality with Mason’s logo. 

                                                                                                                            13# Two-Tone Stainless Steel Cufflinks Wood and Masonic Logo

                                                                                                                              Featuring a nature-inspired cufflink made from stainless steel material.  Showcasing a wooden background under a silver freemason’s symbol. 

                                                                                                                              14# Black Stainless Steel Cufflinks Carbon Fiber

                                                                                                                                Dark black stainless steel cufflinks. Plated with a black metal color, with a silver patterned carbon fiber inlay under a black freemason’s insignia. 

                                                                                                                                15# Stainless Steel Blue Carbon Fiber Masonic Logo Cufflinks

                                                                                                                                  Perfectly polished with a lustrous surface. A cufflink set with a carbon fiber matt pattern background with a hint of blue that temp your eyes to look back and be mesmerized with its beauty. 

                                                                                                                                  Ties

                                                                                                                                  1# Dark Blue Masonic Square Compass Tie

                                                                                                                                    Featuring a tie with a Masonic pattern. A classic and smart design perfect for a white shirt and a blue suit. Wear with your trowel designed tie bar for a complete look.

                                                                                                                                    2# Black Masonic Square & Compass Tie 

                                                                                                                                      An extravagant tie meant to be worn by a higher degree of order. Featuring a gold mason’s symbol ad a patterned black cloth. 

                                                                                                                                      3# Royal Blue Masonic Tie

                                                                                                                                        Smart and stylish are the words to describe this Masonic patterned tie. A royal blue hue fit for a member of the society. 

                                                                                                                                        4# Tie Cravat Master Mason Square & Compass

                                                                                                                                          A highly detailed cravat for a master mason. Wear this during meetings to represent your status and beliefs. 

                                                                                                                                          5# The Freemason Blue Silver Masonic Tie

                                                                                                                                            Here is a fashionable tie for the younger generation of mason’s. Characterized by a light blue and masonic symbol. A tie to be worn in gatherings and ceremonies. 

                                                                                                                                            6# Masonic Red Royal Arch Freemason Tie

                                                                                                                                              A simple tie for a mature member of the order. A red-colored tie with a Royal arch print design. Soft and comfortable to use. 

                                                                                                                                              7# Blue Silk Masonic Square and Compass Tie

                                                                                                                                                Here comes a fun blue silk tie with a card like a pattern of a mason’s insignia.  Made from premium quality silk that is soft to touch and crease-resistant. 

                                                                                                                                                8# Gold Masonic Square Compass American Flag Tie

                                                                                                                                                  Represent the Freemason’s of the United States with this flag of America with a masonic logo. 

                                                                                                                                                  9# Blue Red Masonic Square and Compass Tie

                                                                                                                                                    A highly detailed pattern of a freemason’s symbol in a blue and red color pattern.  Featuring a white compass that enhances the pattern and design. 

                                                                                                                                                    10# Maroon Red Masonic Exchange Tie Square and Compasses

                                                                                                                                                      The color of a true royal, Maroon. A maroon-colored tie with a modest masonic symbol pattern design, so simple, you have to look closely to appreciate its beauty. 

                                                                                                                                                      11# White Silk Texas Masons Necktie

                                                                                                                                                        A white tie with a printed word of Mason Texas and a star-shaped logo characterized by a red, blue, and white color. 

                                                                                                                                                        Masons are a secret fraternity exclusive to only men, which are most commonly recognized as Free and Accepted Masons. Thirteen of the past United States president were a member of this group. This society is not considered as a religion but more on a camaraderie that believes in God even from members of various religious sect. To join different faiths to pray and seek divination from the Supreme Being. 

                                                                                                                                                        History

                                                                                                                                                        Mansons were believed to be children of the fallen archangels. These angels created great architectural works of stones such as the Machu Picchu that were thought; a mere mortal cannot create. Thus the name stonemasons, which literally means a person who works with stone.

                                                                                                                                                        The oldest record of freemasons was in the fourteenth century, but the group started to spread during 1717 in London. It spread through the United States and European countries. They were a set of individuals that were highly skilled in building stone cathedrals.

                                                                                                                                                        There were known members of the Freemason, and thirteen of them were presidents of the United States. Thus the reason why you can see the logo of the group at the back of the coin. 

                                                                                                                                                        At present, the most popular among the degree are the shiners, who are prominent due to their many charity institutions that support organizations like that of the aged and children’s hospitals.

                                                                                                                                                        Symbols:

                                                                                                                                                        Freemason Logo

                                                                                                                                                        The logo with a square and compasses with letter G in the middle. The letter G stands for the word geometry, while the others are architectural tools. Though there is another version of this emblem about the letter that signifies God, while the compass as a tool in creating a round shape, that means infinity. The square represents a string foundation wherein the brotherhood was founded.

                                                                                                                                                        Apron

                                                                                                                                                        Freemason Apron

                                                                                                                                                        Another symbol is an apron. Made out of the skin of a lamb, an animal known to be pure. A brother is buried with his apron for rebirth and a sign of pure hearts.

                                                                                                                                                        White Gloves

                                                                                                                                                        Masonic Gloves

                                                                                                                                                        White glove with the brotherhoods logo signifies the works of the hands. It was formerly used to protect workers from harm. Though at the present time, gloves are just a part of society’s uniform.

                                                                                                                                                        Temple of King Solomon

                                                                                                                                                        The temple of the wise king Solomon. Solomon is known as a wise king, he became popular among the stories of the two mothers claiming a single child as his mother. His temple was thought to be the home place of god in a spiritual sense and should be built within everyone’s heart.

                                                                                                                                                        Eye of Providence

                                                                                                                                                        The lone eye of wisdom. A symbol of the eye of God that can see everything.

                                                                                                                                                        Crude and perfect Ashlar relating to many things, such as the comparison between illiteracy and awareness. The difference between mortals and the peak of spirituality wherein as we journey from an ignorant human to an enlightened soul.

                                                                                                                                                        Tools of Labor

                                                                                                                                                        Tools of labor are emblems that denote the use of God’s gift of talent being used with gratitude and fulfilling his mission in life as a sign of devotion.

                                                                                                                                                        The level is a sign that denotes balance in front of the Supreme Being. Unlike the scale used in law where it tips from one side to another, the level maintains its position in the middle that denotes equal status in the eyes of the almighty.

                                                                                                                                                        Handshake


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                                                                                                                                                        There is also a secret handshake. It is done and learned within a society where a particular handshake represents your status within the community. A form of an introduction of who you are in the group.

                                                                                                                                                        Masonic Lodges

                                                                                                                                                        The Grand Lodge of England

                                                                                                                                                        The Grand Lodge, located in England is the oldest surviving lodge wherein it is tolerant of other religious beliefs, pledges loyalty to the local governing body and administrative agreement in line with basic Masonic ideology.

                                                                                                                                                        The Blue Lodge

                                                                                                                                                        The blue lodge of freemasonry is the most basic grade of a mason. At this point, any belief can join and be a member, whether you are a Christian, Catholic or a Muslim. A Mason of this degree has the freedom to stay with their chosen belief of the superior being. With that said you cannot be an atheist who does not believe in anyone. The first degree is called the apprentice.

                                                                                                                                                        The apprentice has limited responsibilities and rights. He is only eligible for a masonic funeral. During this period, he must work to learn more about the craft and have a deeper understanding, not just of the word but the principles. 

                                                                                                                                                        Application

                                                                                                                                                        Before joining the brotherhood, you have to be of the legal age of twenty-one and, as mentioned earlier, believe in a particular God, what version it might be, everlasting life and soul. After the initial application, members would vote using the secret ballot to accept or deny the applicant. He must have unanimous confirmations from all the members attending the meeting for even one person that would vote no would mean the rejection of his application to join the group.

                                                                                                                                                        Once accepted, a new member would have to prepare and pay close attention to ceremonies and study the teachings of the brotherhood. He must have a deeper understanding of the method and consider all the members as his comrade and a brother.  He must also wear clothes made explicitly by the lodge as a sign of full acceptance and humility and authenticity.

                                                                                                                                                        Garments and Rituals

                                                                                                                                                        The clothes provided consist of a hoodwink that signifies a pledge of silence and keep the secrets within the fold. Wearing one also denotes that the new member is still seeking his way towards the light, and once he learned and reached that appropriate outlook of a Mason, he can now remove the hoodwink.

                                                                                                                                                        Another garment is cable-tow, which is a symbol connection. We can compare this to a baby still in the womb of his mother. The mother would give all the necessary nutrients for the baby to grow strong until such time that he has all the essential organs to live outside the womb. It is when the cord is cut, and the baby gets to live and explore on his own with the guidance of the parent.

                                                                                                                                                        It is now time for the apprentice to set foot inside the Lodge. This ceremony has a deep meaning that a member must understand. Entering the Lodge would mean coming into the light, and you are ready to work and accept the consequences of your actions. A good deed will be rewarded at the same time committing a violation shall be punished.

                                                                                                                                                        As the applicant must make his way to the middle, which is where the altar is situated, he must march in a clockwise manner like the movement of the planet towards the sun. Another symbol of his journey toward the light and kneel in front of the altar pledging himself to the cause and belief of the brotherhood until the end of his life.

                                                                                                                                                        The symbol of the Blue lodge consists of three things. The Holy Scriptures, square and the compass. These things are also known as the great lights of Masonry.  First is the bible which means faith.  Belief in the Supreme Being and following his teachings. The second one is the square, which denotes the moral compass of one's person to act all the time truthfully. The third would be the compass that signifies limitations and skills. Mason is expected to keep the secrecy of the order and use his skills and work to do God’s bidding. 

                                                                                                                                                        The ceremony is presided by the worshipful master that means a person worthy of reverence due to his in-depth knowledge and the integrity to oversee the practices of the Lodge. He is stationed in the east corner where the sun rises.

                                                                                                                                                        The symbolism of the dual pillars represents supremacy and regulation.  A combination goes hand in hand to reach success in life. There is also the three-step of the winding staircase that signifies belief, hopefulness, and charity. These three are considered the virtues towards enlightenment and the climb towards heaven.

                                                                                                                                                        The second degree is the fellowcraft. Here from a baby to adulthood. At this stage, a fellow must prepare his thoughts towards the divine truth. He also has the right to sit together with a Master Mason and be able to visit another lodge.

                                                                                                                                                        A fellow craft gets to sit in the middle chamber after climbing the winding stairway. This means he is now responsible for studying the seven liberal arts. He has access to corn, symbolic of abundance, to do good works for the community and food. Oil denotes happiness to be of service, and wine that symbolizes wellbeing and holiness.

                                                                                                                                                        The final degree is Master Mason. Here is the word master meaning he has now become proficient and has a stable mind and body to walk on the blessed ground. The tool specific to this degree is the trowel that would strengthen the bond between the brothers of the craft.  He is now fully committed, and he must forge a secure spiritual connection within the Lodge. He is also in charge of encouraging members to attend the meeting, be an example of how a brother treats another with respect without prejudice.

                                                                                                                                                        A Master Mason has the right for a masonic Burial, relief, meaning to ask for assistance when proven to be worthy of the appeal and the right to visit other lodges.

                                                                                                                                                        After reaching the final degree of the Blue Lodge, a Master Mason can opt to continue his journey by choosing between the York rite and the Scottish right.  The difference between the two is for the York rite. Mason must be able to accept God which is more appropriate for Christians.

                                                                                                                                                        Yok rite

                                                                                                                                                        One of the orders that a Master Mason can pursue is the American rite. This composed of several subgroups such as the Royal Arch Mason, Cryptic Mason, and the well - known Knights Templar.

                                                                                                                                                        The Royal Arch Masonry is the first period in joining the York rite. The first degree would be Mark Mason. A brief history about the name would be in the past, a mason would leave a mark on the stone he is working on to get paid. A block of carved stone with an imprint to position the location of the specific stone. Here they learn to decode the secret writing used within the brotherhood. 

                                                                                                                                                        A master mason can only join if he has more than four weeks of good standing. He must make a mark of himself, and the chosen mark will never be changed.  After completing this stage, he can now move forward and join other degrees. Charity is one of the virtues taught at this stage.

                                                                                                                                                        The next stage would be the past master. A past master is also called the worshipful master, meaning he was a previous master of a lodge before pursuing to study and move towards the path of enlightenment. They may or may not still be a member of the grand lodge.

                                                                                                                                                        The third stage would be the most excellent Master. This is the section of building the temple of Solomon. This stage signifies the construction of life, personality, and the compensation he shall receive when devotedly accomplishes this task. 

                                                                                                                                                        The fourth stage is the Royal Arch. This is the highpoint of this organization. It dates back to the time that was considered the darkest time when the temple was destroyed.  When they went back to their home town to live together with the slaves. At this point, humility is the virtue to be learned. How they rebuild the temple without expecting anything in return.

                                                                                                                                                        The Cryptic Rite

                                                                                                                                                        Here is the second part of the York rite that consists of four more degrees. At this stage, they study the Hiramic Legend. To be able to be an affiliate of this organization. You must be a Mark mason.

                                                                                                                                                        The Royal Master is the primary stage of the Association. It inspires a valuable message about ancient Masonry. Here, they study uplifting pearls of wisdom Hiram. The story of his untimely death was a massive loss for the craft. The lessons at this stage talk about the scriptures of King Solomon’s Temple. The Ark of the Covenant

                                                                                                                                                        The second stage is the Select Master. In this degree, they study about the incidents that happened while the temple is being built. This stage is the supposed origin of another popular rite, which is the Scottish Rite. Select Masters work stealthy to preserve the truth that can only be told up until the time of the revelation where everyone shall be enlightened and granted everlasting life.

                                                                                                                                                        The third stage is the Super Excellent Master. This considered the highlight of the story wherein due to the defiance of the last emperor of Judah, which led to the destruction of the city, this teaches loyalty and trust for a broken trust can destroy a once-powerful city.

                                                                                                                                                        The final one is the Thrice illustrious master, at this stage. The importance of holding an office is taught. They must learn to lead with dignity and give honor to the agency they work for. This degree is symbolized by a silver trowel.

                                                                                                                                                        The first stage in being a Knights Templar is by joining the illustrious order of the Red Cross. They are represented by their logo that comprises a seven-point star with their motto and the words, truth, liberty, Deity, and Justice that honors their faith in God. The continuous journey to the fact is taught at this stage, integrity, and freedom to worship one God is highlighted at this degree.

                                                                                                                                                        Order of Malta known to be the voice of the unfortunate. You must be a devote Catholic, must be active in some of the works of the order, and be suggested by the members of the brotherhood to be able to participate in the humanitarian acts of the order. At this point, they study the history of being a knight. It is was said to pledge complete submission to the Holy Father in the way of a blood oath. This oath cannot be taken lightly for a member of the order must bring the said pledge to the grave.

                                                                                                                                                        Knight's Templar Freemason - York Rite

                                                                                                                                                        Knights Templar is the highest degree in York rite, wherein a belief in God as a supreme being is a must. Being that said, a brother from a non-Catholic religion would usually not pursue this degree for apparent reason.

                                                                                                                                                        Scottish Rite

                                                                                                                                                        Scottish Rite

                                                                                                                                                        This is another popular rite for a master mason to join to pursue his journey towards self-enlightenment. This consists of thirty-three stages towards holiness.

                                                                                                                                                        Stage 1

                                                                                                                                                        The secret master is the first stage wherein they teach about honoring different relationships. Relationship with one’s family, with god and of course the brotherhood. This is represented by an apron with the All-Seeing Eye logo.  Studies about loyalty, confidentiality, and obedience are also being taught at this degree.

                                                                                                                                                        Stage 5

                                                                                                                                                        The perfect master which is the fifth stage. Here they teach the foundation of Freemason's integrity with the virtue of honesty and faithfulness. Represented with an apron with a cube stone logo.

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                                                                                                                                                        The sixth stage is the intimate secretary. Represented by an apron with Hebrew letters and a gold triangle. They teach the virtue of tolerance, charity, and responsibility.

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                                                                                                                                                        The seventh stage is called provost and judge. They study how to judge without prejudice, as they do not judge with haste and with an open mind. Represented with an apron with a golden key with rosettes.

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                                                                                                                                                        The eight-stage is the intendant of the building. Striving for perfection and by following God's teachings of affection, compassion, principles, and charity.  Represented by an apron with a golden triangle and Hebrew alphabets.

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                                                                                                                                                        The ninth stage is the elected knight of the nine. This is all about the truth, sincerity, and open-handedness. Represented by a dagger with a golden hilt and a silver edge.

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                                                                                                                                                        The tenth stage is the illustrious elect of the fifteen. Being tolerant to everyone for all has the right to his own dogmatic and divine opinion. Represented by a dagger with a three-arched shaped gateway.

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                                                                                                                                                        The eleventh stage is the sublime knight elect of the twelve. This stage teaches about being sympathetic to everyone.  To be able t sympathize with what others are feeling.  Represented by a dagger with a blazing heart logo with inscriptions of the pledge.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twelfth stage is the master architect. At this point, they teach the faith. Faith in God, merits, and morality. Represented by an apron with a blue and gold lining. A golden triangle and Hebrew letters.

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                                                                                                                                                        The thirteenth stage is called the royal arch of Solomon. Freedom of the mind and of the heart are the teachings of this degree. The motivating elements of which are responsibility and integrity. Represented by a purple apron, with a golden triangle and a hexagram as a logo.

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                                                                                                                                                        The fourteenth stage is called the perfect elu. It is all about reflection at this stage. To reflect on oneself as they endeavor to find the truth about God. Represented with a white silk apron with a golden lining at the edge. A five-point start and a compass with a crown. 

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                                                                                                                                                        The fifteenth stage is termed as a knight of the east of the sword or the Eagle. At this point, the study of loyalty to one’s responsibility and to continue to strive against struggles and opposition. Represented with a red apron with a green lining.  A two crossed swords with a head that bleeds, intertwined with three golden triangles.

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                                                                                                                                                        The sixteenth stage is called the prince of Jerusalem. At this point, the teachings of one’s sacrifice and bravery is being highlighted. Judging with compassion with loyalty and brotherhood. Represented by a red apron with green lining. Featuring a hand that holds a balance with a blade and a star underneath.

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                                                                                                                                                        The seventeenth stage is the knight of the east and west. Represented with a silken apron with the colors of yellow gold and a red apron with a sword logo. The teaching of this degree is to Pledge commitment to the Lord.  

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                                                                                                                                                        The eighteenth stage is termed as the knight rose Croix. Here, they learn that everything comes from the Lord. Life and power are gifts from God. Tolerance is a virtue studied at his stage. Learning how to adjust to other people’s shortcomings. Represented by the crucifix and a white apron with a red lining and a cross bone.

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                                                                                                                                                        The nineteenth stage is named the grand pontiff. Reflecting on their previous life decisions and learning from one’s mistake. To surge forward into the future and try to make everything better for all humanity are the teachings of this degree.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twentieth stage is labeled as the master if the symbolic lodge. Everyone is equal in the eyes of God. Having a deeper understanding of the Lord's philosophies would help them understand the laws of nature the learning how to differentiate between the good and the evil forces.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-first stage is called the Noachite knight. Being a worthy mason would entail the full embodiment of being humble, modest, and courteous at all times.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-second stage is the knight royal ax. The prince of Libanus. They teach perfection in everything completing a worthy task. A task must be done well or not done at all.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-third stage is termed as the chief of the tabernacle. Responsibility is highlighted at this stage wherein abandonment of one's responsibility, whether it be for one’s family or to the Lord will result in his own devastation.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-fourth stage is named the prince of the tabernacle. The three virtues of this degree are having sympathy for those who suffer, devotion to one’s religion, and serve justice to all men. 

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-fifth stage is the knight if the brazen serpent. A reflection of one’s faith. The purpose of why they seek enlightenment and the purity of the soul.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-sixth stage is labeled that prince of mercy. Learning the rewards of practicing god’s characteristics, such as intelligence, power, and coordination is the teachings of this degree.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-seventh stage is called the knight commander of the temple. Here is where they teach to give charity to the unfortunate. To provide a helping hand to the abandoned and disdain selfishness. Represented by a red lambskin with a black lining and a cross shape.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-eight stage is labeled the knight of the sun. At this stage, living life with fair justice, honesty and having a noble soul is equal to the degree of love for the supreme being. Represented by a while lambskin apron with a pentagram.

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                                                                                                                                                        The twenty-ninth stage is the knight of Saint Andrew. The devotion of one’s life to God almighty, faithfulness to elders, and adhering to one’s pledge.

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                                                                                                                                                        The thirtieth stage is named the knight of Kadosh. A lesson of righteousness. Being able to defend your beliefs. To stand for the truth and fair judgment. 

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                                                                                                                                                        The thirty-first stage is known as the inspector inquisitor. A time for self-reflection with prayer as a tool. Using the past as a way to prevent future mistakes.

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                                                                                                                                                        The thirty-second stage is the master of the royal secret. Having to find the goodness in other people and adjust to other weaknesses. That is what they teach at this point. The combined virtues of affection, principles, and offerings to God, friends, and others.  Represented by a white apron with a black lining with a gold cross and a double-headed eagle.

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                                                                                                                                                        The last stage is the grand cross of the court of honor. This is the peak of the hierarchy. Having to reach this stage is a rare event, for this would only mean you have given an exceptional service toward the craft. Represented by the blue and white band sewed with a red rose and green leaves.

                                                                                                                                                        Over the centuries governments, even countries rise fall, but the freemason are still in the very same place they were before as a guardians of the past and believers in a better future. If you want to read more about them I would suggest checking these few websites: 

                                                                                                                                                        http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masons/ - Mason's portal of MIT. You will find a lot of useful and interesting information, including history and rituals. 

                                                                                                                                                        https://www.freemasonrytoday.com/ - The Newspaper for all Free and Accepted Masons. If you are interested in their world, that is the place to subscribe for.

                                                                                                                                                        https://www.masonicworld.com/ - Forget about Wikipedia! This is the place where you can find A LOT of information that even in the lodges websites will not be available for a common reader.

                                                                                                                                                        Want to suggest other sources? Feel free to use the comment form. 


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