History of #2B1ASK1

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Lowcarbjc, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Lowcarbjc

    Lowcarbjc Registered User

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    Has Freemasonry always from the start (well, let's say from 1717 onwards) been a fraternity where one just needed to "ask one", or was it way back in history more "elite" where people were chosen or recruited from inside, and then later changed so that interested people could simply "ask one" for themselves as is the case today?
     
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  2. Karen MM

    Karen MM Registered User

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    I'm curious about this tradition, too. Can anyone enlighten us?
     
  3. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    There are European jurisdictions that are invitational. I don't know how far back their traditions go to answer the question - Which of these two traditions is older?
     
  4. MBC

    MBC Twice Registered User Premium Member

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    Is that you mean about a Proposer and a Seconder invitation? In my humble opinion, It should be traced back to Gentlemen's Club.


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  5. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    I do not know the exact mechanics of invitations in the German and Czech speaking regions.
     
  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    This is an interesting subject. Does anyone know anything more pertaining to this?
     
  7. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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

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    In my study of this subject, simplistically stated... One who actually seeks admittance should have the will and desire to follow through to the end and prosper as a member. Where as those who are sought may not have the desire to persue all that is required once discovered.

    Does that make any sense?
     
  8. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Sounds good.
     
  9. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    That isn't necessarily the rule now. It isn't in UGLE
     

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