So, Now You Are A Mason

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

So Now You Are A Mason

My brother,  you have reached the sublime degree of a master mason, you have memorized all the degrees, or you soon will, and will be presented your apron or badge of a mason.

You have been presented with a holy bible and performed all the necessary obligations to enable you to walk and act as such.

What’s next?

Just as in school, in order to advance, we commit our lessons to memory and then move on to the next lesson, it is only after we graduate that  we begin to understand all that has been taught us.

So, it is in masonry, you still have much to learn, even though you have been presented the working tools of a mason, it is your responsibility to advance in your learning of all the hidden mysteries of masons in  masonry.

In order to accomplish that, you need to understand what it means to you, that understanding can only come by not only attending lodge, but also by  learning on your own, outside the lodge.

I think you will find it will take the rest of your life to even remotely understand it.

My brother, many think that once they learn the degrees, there is no other reason to come back to lodge, that is far from the truth, there is always much to learn from our fellow brethren, and much we can learn from you.

We want your input and knowledge to enable this lodge and masonry to continue to grow and be the guiding light for humanity it has always been.

And  just in case your spouse and kids get tired of sitting home alone, we have plenty for them to do also.

In this day and age, masonry and its appendant bodies are needed more than ever, please join us and come back often.

We have much work to do.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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