The world of Freemasonry is complex, rich and largely unknown. What then exactly?
Talk about Freemasonry, evoke this complex, rich and largely unknown, it is first to engage in the way of adventure, but also risk.
Indeed, many people who have an opinion on this matter, but many of them also galvaudent this term, and by fear, ignorance or fantasy.
What then exactly?
Is this a cult?
A systematic error is often to conflate this association to a sect. A first answer we can provide and clarify this distinction is that, unlike a cult, everyone can not get in Masonry, you are free to leave if desired and the price of contribution is more or less similar to any cultural or sporting association.
It also boasts often this brotherhood of intellectual elitism. But what is the essential quality of a Freemason? It is to be "free and of good character, also a friend of the rich and the poor if they are virtuous."
So finally other perspectives that are offered to "ignorant". "Ignorantus, ignoranta, ignorantum" like likes to recall a character in Molière, for it is well indeed out of ignorance ...
But why not just from the traditional, school and university? This is clearly shown that a lack. Lack crucial, fundamental, but of what?
An inner journey
Succeeding his emotional life, family, work, is a leitmotif for much of humanity. It remains no less true that these aspects are mostly external to man and that sometimes come to maturity, one feels the need to take stock of his life, his career here, writ go further towards knowing oneself.
Who are we, where do we come from, where are we going? thus faced with the triple plot, one is tempted by explanations or elucidations. We can then turn to this school humanist, philosophical and spiritual Freemasonry.
What Happens Next?
It is good now clear that this phrase comes in different denominations: The French National Grand Lodge, Grand Orient, The Grand Lodge of France, Le Droit Humain, Memphis Mizraim for the most known and widespread.
Their differences and peculiarities? Without being exhaustive, we can say that the belief in a revealed God, The Great Architect of the universe, mixed, engagement in the city or more spiritual dimension are elements that define and particularize.
In any event, it is good for any layman who wishes to "knock on the door of the temple" a voluntary, taken freely. It should of course check with the denominations involved, which is now much easier.
This suggests that the suffering is less nauseating in the imagination and the collective unconscious of the general public ...
It is often said that Freemasonry is universal, it transcends all boundaries, all barriers of language and color. Indeed, it uses a symbolic language, it is based on rituals and vehicle while a traditional heritage.
And speaking of tradition, of course, is to evoke a legacy of stories and history where the roots are part of Egypt, the Middle East, where schools share their secrets and transmit: Greek philosophers The Gnostics, the Templars, the Jewish and Christian Kabbalah, alchemy, hermeticism, the Rosicrucians ...
All terms that resonate within us all, mysterious, haunting, intoxicating but they question us further our resolve metaphysical questions.
"Seek and ye shall find!"