Roberts Masonic Journey

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The Beginning

Well I’m doing it. Since I first saw a Blog with a similar theme (, I thought to myself, what the hay. So I’m gonna give it a try. My name is Robert and about a month ago I submitted a petition to become a Mason with Jesse J. Shanks Lodge #137 of Prince Hall Masons. It’s a decision that I came to after thinking about it on and off for about ten years. My petition process took no time but the wait until I go through my First Degree Ritual is brutal. I guess this is supposed to teach patience, so I learn. I’ve been told by other (soon to be) Brother Masons that their process took much longer so I guess a month and a half isn’t that bad. I’m going to try to place a lot of useful links in this blog giving both sides of the story as far as masonry is concerned so that anyone that’s interested can make an informed decision as I did. So first off I’d like to offer for your perusal what is said to be the oldest and possibly first site on Free Masonry (A Page About Freemasonry) on the web. Also Paul Bessel’s site (Recognitions) is one of the most informative I’ve seen on the web by far. And for those persons who like conspiracy theories we have ex-masons for Jesus. (Ex-Masons for Jesus). Enjoy.