Hi from Romania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bogdan, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Bogdan

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    I am Bogdan a young student from Romania (east-european country)

    and i want to know more about Freemasonary.

    :)


    have a nice day.
     
  2. david918

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    Howdy Bogdan ask away
     
  3. Bogdan

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    it`s hard to be a Freemason ?
     
  4. Robert Marshall

    Robert Marshall Secretary, Waco 92 Premium Member

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    I don't think I would call being a Freemason "hard." It can be demanding, and even trying, but rewardingly so. Not once, and keep in mind I am young in my journey, have I thought to myself, "Gee, this is hard." In fact, I find myself eagerly looking forward to my time at Lodge. It is often the highlight of my week. Bogdan, consider locating a Lodge close to you. Unfortunately, it seems that Romania no longer has an active Masonic organization. See link: http://www.masonicforum.ro/en/nr14/denslow.html
     
  5. Robert Marshall

    Robert Marshall Secretary, Waco 92 Premium Member

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    Actually, I take that back. My apologies as that link takes you to an article that is half a century old. In fact, Masonry is apparently back in force in Romania and I encourage you, Bogden, to get in touch with your nearest Lodge as well as feeling free to ask us any questions.

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry_in_Romania[/ame]
     
  6. david918

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    Just checked the book here's the info:
    National Grand Lodge of Romania
    Founded Sept 20,1880
    Reconstituted Jan 24, 1993
    255 registered lodges ,236 active 7,200 members
    Eugen-Ovidiu Chirovici Grand Master Dan Tanasie Grand Secretary
    grand.master@mlnr.ro grand .secretary@mlnr.ro

    Freemason's Hall
    Matei Elins Voievod-STR.No2A,Sect.2 cod 021462 Bucharest,Romania
    Telephone 0040-21-252.88.44
     
  7. Bogdan

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    indeed are some lodges in Romania, but i don`t have trust in that men

    i`m interest of Masonery, from history of my country i know that masons are good pupil and have good intentions, i read about Masons some french books Joules Boucher is one author of that books i read
     
  8. Bro. Kurt P.M.

    Bro. Kurt P.M. 2018 14G DCO Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Forums.... I hope you find the information that you are looking for.
     
  9. Bogdan

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    thank you :)
     
  10. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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  11. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Welcome aboard.
     
  12. Traveling Man

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    Welcome,
    Brethren, It would seem that our “guest” is reading (and interested in) about alchemy, The Golden Dawn, Martinism and Martinist Orders and such. As this is a stretch for our version of (regular) Freemasonry he may be on a quest that I think few ardents here follow (I could be wrong). He would be more interested in the likes of Arthur Edward Waite, Aleister Crowley et al. I would recommend that he read some “regular” Masonic books than start from his suggested author (as he may get the wrong impression). I don’t think many here proscribe to “that” particular authors view of “Freemasonry”.

    POTS
     
  13. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    ...And you would be. I know there are several of us on here who aren't restricted to following "regular" masonry. There is a place for all here.
     
  14. Traveling Man

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    I was always under the impression that no one is "restricted" to “following†any specific type of Masonry. As a matter of fact, I think the term "recognition" is a rather foolish term as to whether a particular brand of masonry “exists†or not as "they" do not need others permission to exist. There should be a place for everyone is agreed, does your Grand Lodge agree? :rolleyes:

    Now back to the original question, “ i want to know more about Freemasonary… it`s hard to be a Freemason ?

    “ Hum, and reading Golden Dawn is a good start for a Masonic search? Gee, that’s exactly what I was thinking, I’m just sayin’ :)

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  15. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Goes back to a previous thread. Depends on what he wants to get out of Masonry.:cool:

    The point I am trying to make is that while the GLOT consists primarily of Protestants, there are still quite a few members with different, however strange, beliefs. As Masons, we should set the example for this kind of tolerance, like our work teaches us to do. If this gentleman wants to read into the Order of the Golden Dawn as his introduction to Masonry, then we obviously know which direction he is going. We can't forget that the Order does have its roots in Masonry. It may not be your cup of tea, but it is someone elses. Such is the beauty of Masonry; its roots sprout many different branches.
     
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  16. Traveling Man

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    Returned to "this" threads beginning... :D

    Nonetheless, as we follow this thread, the conversation turned to "recognized" Freemasonry", oh well...

    If I were on a Masonic journey (inquiry) and wanted to join and ended up in an "unrecognized" body only to find that's not what I really wanted, I would be sorely disappointed. On the other hand if my perception of Masonry was formed from the book "The Masonic Magician" and didn't quite comprehend what it was all about I would be disappointed too. Masonic history is rather colourful, some pretty good, some not so good nor pretty. One's cup of tea can surely be found if properly informed. The real question for me (on my Masonic quest) was to seek out as much information as I could upon which to build my Masonic edifice, and this here "evilnet" did do exactly that! :cool:

    Let's see what alchemy is really all about...

    S&F
     
  17. Bogdan

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    hello again :) , I have a new question for you,

    what is a irregular Lodges and why they exist ?

    thanks.
     
  18. LRG

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    Excellent my brother.

    but who am I....

    S&F
     
  19. Traveling Man

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    I give up, who are you?

    S&F
     
  20. LRG

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    A Master Mason I suppose.


    Who am I, a master of all i survey, or an ineffectual pgymy, who clumsly blocks his own way, a self assuring gentleman with a winning smile....
     

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