Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is Phoenixmasonry?

Phoenixmasonry is a proactive approach to, and practice of, Freemasonry.  The name Phoenixmasonry combines the symbolic spirit of rebirth and renewal associated with the ancient mythological bird the Phoenix with the ancient Craft knowledge of Masonry, hence the name Phoenixmasonry.  Our Latin motto: Non Omnis Moriar. ''Not all of me shall die''.

  Phoenixmasonry is organized as a Library and Museum.  Its website and business affairs are handled by Phoenixmasonry, Inc., which is a Florida not-for-profit corporation.  Phoenixmasonry is sovereign and does not depend on any domestic or foreign authority and control.  We differ in many ways from Grand Lodge Masonry in the United States in that Phoenixmasonry does not discriminate on the basis of sex or race.  Phoenixmasonry studies a divine order of learning, superior to mundane knowledge.  As interpreters of the Ancient Mysteries, we are true educators and illuminators. The science of life is the supreme science, and the art of living, the finest of the arts.   All persons admitted as a members come of their own free will and accord, from all faiths and religious denominations, with a realization that personal and spiritual growth is the goal of all human aspiration.   Phoenixmasonry continues to foster all the time-honored traditions of the Ancient Mystery Schools through the research and study of all philosophic orientations, disciplines, and symbolic degrees.

Why have I not been asked to join?

There is a reason for that… A person needs to come into Freemasonry because he/she really wants to, not because they’ve been talked into it. You must first "ask yourself" if you are suitably prepared to enter into the study of the Ancient Mysteries.  Few individuals are intellectually or spiritually prepared to understand or appreciate even the more apparent meanings of Freemasonry.  Do you reflect on the nature of man’s existence, your obligation to God, your family, and yourself?  If such ethical and moral questions hold little interest for you, then you will gain little benefit from the teachings of Freemasonry.  But if you seek a more meaningful quality of life – and the spirit of charity and good fellowship which flow from it – then Freemasonry has much to offer.  We want you to know what we believe, how we act, and what we do… and, then, should you become a Freemason, to be proud to be a member and participate in our work.  Only those who desire membership because of their favorable impression of Freemasonry should seek an application.  That’s why you must first "ask yourself."

How Do I Become a Freemason?

Freemasonry is best experienced firsthand by receiving the degrees in a community based Lodge preformed by Master Masons.   To become a Freemason you must be at least 21 years of age (age 18 in some Obedience's), and have a belief in a Supreme Being.

Is Freemasonry a Religion? 

No.  Freemasonry is not a religion nor does it require a religious affiliation.  Freemasons worship in congregations of their choice.  Simply put, Freemasonry is a fraternal society that teaches a system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols.  It is a philosophy of ethical conduct which imparts moral and social virtues and fosters brotherly love.  Sectarian religious or partisan political discussion in our forums is prohibited.  Every Freemason stands equal among his/her Brethren, regardless of walk of life.  We are proud that its tenets have endured since man first turned the pages of civilization.  With respect to religious traditions, Freemasonry teaches the "Fatherhood of God" and the "Brotherhood of Man."

Just what does Phoenixmasonry do?

Our web-site hosts a Masonic Museum - Glossary - Library and is a meeting place for Phoenixmasons (e-Masons) to meet online.  Phoenixmasonry hosts an electronic internet museum and library to discuss and publish articles relating to the Ancient Mysteries as well as subjects of Masonic interest.  

The mission of Phoenixmasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men and women into a worldwide Brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which each may serve their God, their family, their country, their neighbors and themselves.

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