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 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 subscription member 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 subscribe to Phoenixmasonry 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 Phoenixmasonry 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 Phoenixmason, to be proud to be a member and participate in our work.  Only those who desire subscription membership because of their favorable impression of Freemasonry should seek an application.  That’s why you must first "ask yourself."

Do I have to be a Mason to join Phoenixmasonry?

No, but it would help in many ways depending on what you want to talk about in our forums and how much you will understand as it is best experienced firsthand by receiving the degrees in a community based Lodge preformed by Master Masons.   We recommend that you petition either Phoenix Lodge in Florida if you live east of the Mississippi River or Athena Lodge in Salt Lake City, Utah if you live in the western United States.   To become a Freemason in the International Masonic Order "Delphi" we accept men and women, at least 21 years of age, and have a belief in a Supreme Being.

Is Phoenixmasonry a religion? 

No.  Phoenixmasonry is not a religion nor does it require a religious affiliation.  Phoenixmasons 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 Phoenixmason 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.  

Any person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and of good moral character, who believes in a Supreme Being may apply to become a member in Phoenixmasonry.  As we said earlier, no one will ever twist your arm.  If you want more information send us an e-mail and we will ask a knowledgeable Brother to contact and assist you with any additional questions that you may have.  If you want to join it works this way:  Go to the "You must ‘Seek’ Membership" section of our website to complete and submit the application.  When your application and subscription donation is received by the Secretary he will contact you to "Welcome You" and issue you a User ID to gain admission to all of our password protected pages.

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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