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  1. Mike Martin

    Gently nudging a prospect to join

    It has moved to page 40 of the current (2021) edition.
  2. Mike Martin

    How to contact my nearest lodge grandmaster

    Please do not expect a fast response, there are some things that you need to be aware of and the first is that this is not going to be a quick process for you as you don't know a Freemason to ask about joining his Lodge so any Lodge will want to take time to get to know you to be certain that...
  3. Mike Martin

    Greetings from the Old North State

    Hello from England.
  4. Mike Martin

    The meaning of being a freemason?

    Having looked at your profile I can see that it would be pretty difficult for you to join as Freemasonry in your country is nearly non-existent. In many Muslim majority countries Freemasons are ostracised and Freemasonry has been banned by the State, while we Freemasons cannot understand why...
  5. Mike Martin

    The meaning of being a freemason?

    Usually it happens because a man knows and socialises or works with a Freemason and they like what they observe about that Freemason's interactions with others or what they hear about Lodge activities and ask to join the Lodge themselves.
  6. Mike Martin

    Masonry Ring

    To find out if your own Grand Lodge has any rules about the wearing of masonic themed jewellery you will need to talk to the Secretary of your own Lodge.
  7. Mike Martin

    Masonic Lawyers

    That seems a terrible idea. You should choose the best Lawyer you can afford, with this approach you're saying that you don't want a woman Lawyer who might be better than a Freemason.
  8. Mike Martin

    The meaning of being a freemason?

    I'm not really sure what you're after but we don't recruit people. We like men to come to us because they have decided they want to become a Freemason. It may be better if you ask some specific questions that we could see about trying to answer.
  9. Mike Martin

    How to become one of the brothers of light and love smib

    OR contact the Grand Lodge of Nigeria: https://www.grandlodgeofnigeria.org/
  10. Mike Martin

    New member in Finland

    Congratulations on starting the journey.
  11. Mike Martin

    Clandestine Order

    There are some excellent resources on the Internet where you can get to the truth of things that are randomly linked to Freemasonry and one of the is the website of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon here: https://freemasonry.bcy.ca/grandlodge.html This will start you off on the...
  12. Mike Martin

    Fresh meat?

    Hi Paul, Welcome to the grinder.
  13. Mike Martin

    Greetings from Ohio!

    Hello from England.
  14. Mike Martin

    Saudi Arabia Secrete Lodges?

    No Freemasonry practised in KSA, Freemasons may pass through the country and may even work there but there are no Lodges there for you to join.
  15. Mike Martin

    Becoming member

    You need to talk to Freemasons where you are.
  16. Mike Martin

    Weird Invite

    Only ever seen stuff like this on telly or in films. Probably no harm sending an email from a throw away hotmail account just to see.
  17. Mike Martin

    The Criticality of our Individual Degrees and Catechisms

    For clarity that is a modern version where someone has updated the language of the originals, here's one from 1874 that would accompany the degree ceremonies from Perfect workings: https://archive.org/details/cu31924030313070 It's interesting to note that all of the different variations of the...
  18. Mike Martin

    The Criticality of our Individual Degrees and Catechisms

    Obviously I could be wrong as my comparison/assumption is only based on what I've been told and what I've read from US brethren over the last couple of decades. However, you're all in a position to help me with my masonic learning of the day as below is a link to the Lectures that I'm referring...
  19. Mike Martin

    One Sentence Description of Freemasonry

    How about - Freemasonry is the oldest, most widely spread and most imitated, fraternal system in the World.
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