Debunking 7 myths in Freemasonry

Vanitas vanitatum
  • there was NO “freemasonry” in the antiquity or in the Biblical times;
  • the Speculative Freemasonry as we know it today originated from the British Islands;
  • consecutively, there were no Masons – as we use the word today – before that in other countries;
  • no, Leonardo da Vinci was NOT a Freemason;
  • no, the majority of the USA founding fathers were not Masons: out of the 56 signatories only 9 were documented Masons;
  • the 3 best-known Canadian beer brands were founded by Masons.
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Why are you a Mason?

My aprons

I grew up in a place where Masonry was illegal – forbidden. It could have meant even jail time. Sometimes it was cautiously whispered that this great poet or that writer, philosopher or outstanding figure in history was a member of a lodge, without going into details what that meant. It made my young mind, curious – although there was no place where to turn for answers. Furthermore, I didn’t come from a family with the usual background to be a Mason.

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The hidden meaning in front of us


Today, we are lacking the classical education, so it becomes less and less clear what an allegory and what a symbol is. However, we do sense and understand the one thing they have in common: they stand for something, they represent something that is behind. They are not the “real” thing that is to be known or learned about – they are just a prop, if you wish. Stand-in, the movie people would say…

Ever since people – inside and outside of the lodges – began to write about Masonry they always tried to capture

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