GETTING HEALED

Discussion in 'Becoming a Prince Hall Freemason' started by JB93, May 11, 2016.

  1. JB93

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    PHA here I come, do i have to start my degrees over in GA? are pha dues monthly or yearly?
     
  2. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    you should contact your local lodge for the ansers to those questions.

    Question for you...Are you coming from a clandestine lodge? If you are I would suggest that you do take your degrees again.
     
  3. JB93

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    Honestly, I dont want to go through another initiation and pay for those degrees again, and I highly doubt i will get a refund from modern fee
     
  4. Ripcord22A

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    Maybe you could work something out that you didn't have to pay for the degrees again and just the affiliation fees. But I highly recommend that you take your degrees in a legitimate lodge.
     
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    @JB93, in my opinion it's not necessary for you to repeat the degrees for healing process meaning going through the classes or with a new group of new candidates. In my jurisdiction that is not required in our constitution we have a specific ceremony for healing.

    Our DDGM meets with you prior to being healed where you are asked the certain questions...hint...hint. Your have to turn in all your certificates, rituals, apron..etc. from the " clandestine lodge " or irregular lodge. To the secretary( placed in the archives of the lodge ) of the lodge your before being healed into.

    On a regular schedule meeting lodge is opened and DDGM, usually in attendance. You renounce your previous affiliation..etc and receive ob for all 3 degrees from pillars..no big deal really is kind of beautiful ceremony. I've taken part being the JW for my lodge.

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  6. tldubb

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    FYI, you usually pay the dues for the lodge including Grand Lodge Tax and whatever the fee for healing..I never heard paying for each degree..sounds suspect.


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    www.mwphglga.org


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  8. Ripcord22A

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    In both my jurisdictions (OR and NM) there is an "initiation fee" this fee covers your degrees and first full year of dues....meaning in OR I paid $150 for initiation in February of 13 I didn't have to pay dues till Jan of 15.
     
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  9. JB93

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    Thanks brother and future PHAmily! I cant wait for this healing process! So the fee for the lodge and grand lodge is yearly right? meaningI pay it every year?
     
  10. JB93

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    Ohh wow!! we have to pay monthly fee of 25 dollars in modern free
     
  11. Ripcord22A

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    yeah that's a sham.....in both my lodges you can work out a payment plan if you need to but its not standard practice
     
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    Yes, as Brother jdmad stated that's a sham! It's a shame but now you can understand why they are called clandestine or irregular for that reason and a lot more..

    Our dues 80.00 for the year GL tax 100.00 total of 180.00 for the year and you can pay it quarterly if you wanted.


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  13. JB93

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    OMG I feel cheated of everything... Yall just dont understand and one dude was like if they ask I could say modern free or simply say ancient and accepted scottish rite.... Can I file for a lawsuit for false advertising or something! ?(idk if thats a correct law statue) But I paid a 40$ application fee and payed 25/m but thanks bros... This forum is a big help! Thank you guys for being very helpful!
     
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    Thanks bros! very helpful forum! See you guys at a grand session or something later!
     
  16. Bloke

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    There are regular lodges who have a degree fee. It seems that these are generally charged in jurisdictions where you only pay membership fees as a MM, but different jurisdictions (and lodges for that matter) have different structures. The most expensive (legitimate) lodge I've ever heard of is $850 per year plus Grand Lodge fee - but it is a dinning lodge which has an orchestra. That particular lodge is like all here - there is no degree fees to be advanced and the annual lodge fees are all you pay. Typically they might be from $50 to $350 per year.
     
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  18. Bill Lins

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    Under GLoTX, candidates pay a fee for each of the three degrees, set by the individual Lodges. One does not pay dues until raised a MM, at which time he becomes a member of the Lodge.
     
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    We were talking about healing, there is no individual pricing for degrees on healing. In our jurisdiction.

    Likewise by our constitution and bylaws we only conduct business on the 3rd degree and the lodge must be opened and closed on such. ( lodge is raised or lowered depending on degree work and or instruction ). Business is only conducted on the 3rd. Our Petition / Application includes fee for all 3 symbolic degrees and dues prorated.

    It's interesting to hear how other jurisdictions does their work..


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  20. Bloke

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    Thanks Bill, I knew I'd read that and was pretty sure it was TX but was not sure enough to say...
     

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