The main way to become a Mason is to ask a Mason yourself. In the event you do not know a Freemason, you can either contact the Grand Lodge in your state or a lodge near you (there will usually be several) and request direction.
Freemasonry’s goal is to promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in 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, to find ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbors and self. While each Jurisdiction may vary, the above remains true around the world.
For those seeking Membership:
- You must be a man at least usually 21 years of age. In some locations it may be 18.
- You must be of high/good moral character.
- You must have a personal belief in a Supreme Being.
- You cannot have recently relocated (into the state).
- Your desire to become a Freemason is an act of your own free will.
- Requesting consideration for entry is up to you.
- You must be loyal to your country (A country consists of its people)
- Joining must not come at the expense of your family
- You must be willing to go through the application process, provide information as well as potentially a background check.
- To be contacted and visited by an investigation committee.
- Admission is decided by ballot; the ballot must be unanimous.