THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
Do you feel ready to be a better version of yourself? This real Utopia is made of the materialization of the spirit in matter, for as Fernando Pessoa said: God Wants, the Man Dreams, the Work is Born!
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?
Freemasonry is one of the largest and oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and philanthropic organizations in the world. It is based on the biblical allegory of the building of Solomon’s temple as an image of humanity itself to which a Freemason and builder contributes as a living stone to human society. It is, moreover, a universal society whose members cultivate the principles of liberty, democracy, equality, fraternity, and intellectual, moral, and spiritual improvement.
WHAT IS A FREEMASON ?
He is a man born free and of good manners, equally friendly to rich and poor, as long as they are good people. The individual’s worth must be judged on the basis of moral qualities. Esteem should be measured according to the constancy and energy a man employs in the practice of good.
WHAT ARE THE BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FREEMASONRY?
There are six basic and fundamental characteristics: Masonry is an initiatory order (because only those who undergo an initiation ceremony can enter), ritualistic (because it is based on rites and symbolism), universal and fraternal (the ultimate goal is to establish a universal brotherhood), philosophical (because it seeks to answer the deep questions of the human being), and progressive (because it aims at the progress of mankind). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) All these principles are based on free thought and tolerance, allowing the improvement of mankind, the building of a fair and egalitarian society, and the progress of humanity through moral and spiritual elevation.
IS FREEMASONRY A SECRET SOCIETY?
Definitely not. The meeting places are public and generally visitable. Still, they admit that this is an intimate order. The rites and meetings are not open to the public and only members are privy to certain practices and knowledge.
DO FREEMASONS BELIEVE IN GOD?
They believe in a great architect of the world – whose representation can be whatever the Mason sees fit. Para os maçons católicos, será Deus. For a Muslim Mason, it could be Allah. Other Masons do not believe in a revealed entity. The designation used to encompass all the different forms of belief is the %22Great Architect Of The Universe%22.
WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF A FREEMASON?
Avoid vice and practice virtue. He must put justice and truth above all else.