just raised

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by choppersteve03, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. choppersteve03

    choppersteve03 Premium Member

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    well brothers iam official, just raised on the 27th. i have to say greatest time in my life,next to my daughter being born.
     
  2. jwhoff

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    Fantastic! Now, brighten yourself up.


    Great news brother.
     
  3. Bro_Vick

    Bro_Vick Moderator Premium Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  4. choppersteve03

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    thank you all, iam going to humbolt iowa tonite to witness a third degree ceremony.
     
  5. choppersteve03

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    iam just tryn to jump in with both feet.
     
  6. LukeD

    LukeD Registered User

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    Congratulations. I try to go to as many meetings/degrees in my district as I can. I think It is one if the best ways to learn.
     
  7. MikeMay

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    That is awesome news brother!
     
  8. choppersteve03

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    you guys are socool thanks.
     
  9. dnewman3

    dnewman3 Registered User

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    Congrats. And have fun learning!
     
  10. Bro. Stewart P.M.

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

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    Congratulations Brother!
     
  11. Beathard

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    Congrats. Now the learning begins.
     
  12. DanielFerszt

    DanielFerszt Registered User

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    I feel ya!

    Im a recently raised brother, as well. Congrats!
     
  13. S.Courtemanche

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    Congrats!!! ;-)
     
  14. Joseph_OConnor

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    Congratulations Brother! What a blessing!
     
  15. cemab4y

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    The Master Mason degree is not the end of your Masonic experience. It is the beginning. You need to take a breath, and examine what you have just concluded. I suggest that you look around at nearby lodges, and attend a MM degree, so that you can observe it from the sidelines. It will enforce your Masonic experience.

    You need to study up on the philosophy and meaning of Masonry. There are many excellent books, for beginners. I am amazed at the number of Masons who will spend $100 on a Masonic pin or trinket, but will not spend $10 on a Masonic book. I can send you a list of titles, if you are interested.

    Have you considered any of the appendant bodies? There are over 100 organizations in the Masonic "family". All of them will enhance your Masonic career. If you are interested in the historical and philosophical underpinnings of Masonry, you might consider the Scottish Rite. If you are of the Christian religion, you can learn about the Christian interpretations of Freemasonry in the York Rite. If you are interested in wholesome relaxation, and enjoying dances/dinners/outings with your wife, you can consider the Shrine. You say you have a daughter. If she is between 13-21, she can join the Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and/or the Job's daughters.

    You might consider becoming an officer in your lodge. There are many ways to serve our Fraternity.

    BTW- Welcome aboard!
     
  16. LukeD

    LukeD Registered User

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    Can you PM your list. There are a lot of lists out there, I like seeing what Brothers have read and recommend. I've been bouncing back and forth between a book on Alchemy and Masonic myths.
     
  17. cemab4y

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    I suggest "The complete idiot's guide to Freemasonry", and "Freemasonry for Dummies". These will give you a good "overview" of the Craft and the appendant bodies. I also recommend "A Pilgrim's Path" by John Robinson. This is possibly, the finest book about Masonry, ever written by a non-Mason.

    I have not yet read, but I will: "Morals and Dogma for the 21st Century". By Albert Pike. See http://morals-and-dogma.com

    This is the "magnum opus", (greatest work), by the man who is considered to be the pre-eminent Mason of the 19th century, Brother Albert Pike. His original work, has been updated, and obsolete phraseology removed, and modern language inserted, to help the reader get a more accurate view of Pike's original text.

    There are hundreds of excellent books. I will send you some more titles, as well.
     
  18. choppersteve03

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    Hey cmb4y can you send me a pm,with that book list.
     

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