First Steps

 

Welcome to Legends of the Craft.com! We’re honored to have you as part of our Legends of the Craft (LOTC) community.

We believe that Masonry is a vast universe of adventures waiting to be experienced and shared.

Our mission is to share the profound, the interesting, the empowering – essentially, the hidden gems of Freemasonry. Whether we find those gems in a book or at a festive board with our brothers, we want to find these stories (legends) and share them with the Masonic World.

Our team here at LegendsoftheCraft.com has over 30 years experience in Masonry, so as you can imagine we’ve built up tons of resources on the best Masonic Experiences – particularly in terms of education, fellowship, and charity.

If it’s your first time here, we know everything can be kind of confusing, so we‘ve created this page, loaded with some of our best resources, to properly initiate you into our community.

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Before we begin we must address some elephants in the room.

Some of the biggest questions about Freemasonry are, is it a secret society? What can and can’t be revealed in Freemasonry? What are Masonic secrets? Answering these questions is a long and extensive subject. We touch on it in our article – Masonic Secrets. As a team we are sensitive to the fact that different masonic jurisdictions have different rules on what is okay to discuss and display. We will look to the many rulings and edicts by Grand Lodges as a guide for what we do.

We fully understand that many of you who are visiting this site are not masons. Some of you are prospects, family members, and people just interested in masonic topics like symbolism, manhood, personal development, and western esotericism. We want you to enjoy this site as well, please understand however that certain aspects will be off limits to you.

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FIRST : GET TO KNOW US

Who are the guys behind LegendsoftheCraft.com? Learn more about us by reading our about us page  and the story behind our name (Legends of the Craft) and learn our philosophy of Masonic Travel. Once you do that, send us a message and introduce yourself. We love hearing from our community.

SECOND : BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY

We are always adding new things to LegendsoftheCraft.com, and we have a lot of ways to keep you in the know.

First subscribe to our newsletter loaded with ideas, stories, and tools for maximizing your masonic experiences. (As a bonus, you get a bird’s eye view of the team as we travel and build around the world.)

We’ll also send you three gifts :1) 7 Things All Educated Masons Should Know, 2) 15 Memorable Masonic Experiences in NYC, and 3) LOTC Guide to Masonry. Your email address will never be shared and you can unsubscribe at the touch of a button.

Our Facebook page is where we post most of our daily thoughts, news, and commentaries about all things Masonry. We have a growing community and we’d love you to be a part of it.

We love the power of images and visuals to really inspire peoples thoughts and actions, so we are currently working to add daily content to our Instagram page. Follow us and we will repost your pictures and images.

We also know the power of audio and visual to help educate and entertain, so we’ve launched a YouTube channel. Follow us as we upload and build the most amazing Masonic video library.

We try to be very responsive to any message you send us, and we love to hear from you whether it’s praise or criticism – Please Let us Know! We will answer as best as we can – please be patient with us, we are a small team.

STEP THREE : FEED YOUR APPETITE FOR MASONRY

For us, the joy of masonry is, the illumination we receive, the relationships we make and the memories we build – about ideas, people, places, culture, history and even food. These amazing experiences are sometimes at our fingertips but we don’t even see them. So, we start paying attention. We open our minds. We treat each experience like a story, a legend, and we let it speak to us. Teach us. Transform us. It’s these experiences you will find on LegendsoftheCraft.com.

Here are some of our most Popular sections :

  1. A History of Freemasonry
  2. Is freemasonry esoteric
  3. Tracing Masonry
  4. Secrets vs. Mysteries of Masonry
  5. History of our ritual
  6. Why memorize?
  7. The Old Charges