By improving Masonic education within your Lodge, you, personally, gain knowledge of the craft of Freemasonry and help to improve retention of your brethren.
"To set the Craft to work ...and give them good
and wholesome instruction for their labors."
Hello! My name is Simon Pierce and I'd like to help you learn basic lodge-level Freemasonry via my Fast Track, Fat-Free, Step-by-Step method to save you thousands of hours in your quest for knowledge
about Freemasonry, such as How to Become a Freemason or to How To Find a Lodge Near You.
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The Mission Statement of this Website is that Masonic education builds Masonic retention.
This site is not an official site of any recognized Freemason body in the United States or in the world.
It is for informational
purposes only. Its contents are those of regular Freemasonry in the United
States. It does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of any
regular body of Freemasonry.
What is a Fast Track Masonic education?
You’re a busy person. You need the
right process and the right tools to help you remove the barriers and mysteries
of Freemasonry,... correctly applied in a simple, step-by-step, easy to learn
This helps you learn Freemasonry basics in a few well-spent hours compared to
many frustrating years.
Knowledge opens the door to understanding.
…And, much like King Solomon’s wisdom in biblical times of
laying a strong foundation for his Temple (edifice);
our full understanding of the Masonic Craft becomes necessary to fully embrace its
rays of light.
What does “Fat-Free” mean?
Long, wordy, books take time to
read. Wouldn’t it be easier if you didn’t have to comb your lodge library,
the public library and all your neighborhood bookstores to find:
How much time would this save you? Masonic education helps you attain a basic education
in the craft.
Freemason Books - Once you have
a basic, foundational knowledge of Freemasonry, there are many Masonic
books which will help you to complete your Masonic education.
There are thousands of books written about Freemasonry.
excellent reading resources, however, it can be a lifelong pursuit to truly
understand the basic lodge fundamentals of what Masonry is really about.
Educating yourself, book by book is a very worthwhile, but usually a tremendously long and
time consuming process over many years. However, the process becomes much
easier once you have a basic foundation of knowledge on which to build upon..
Take action, now, to learn some
of the true rewards of Freemasonry…possibly even before
your next lodge meeting!
the Lodge Education Officer
Are you your Lodge’s
Masonic Education Officer and have quickly come to the realization that your Lodge Library contains
absolutely nothing really helpful with which to train a new brother to bring him
up in the Craft?
Sure, it has quite a few Freemason books...mostly either very
old, very deep and scholarly, or whole sets of Encyclopedias of knowledge…but
nothing basic enough to help YOU with the job of training a new member.
have at your fingertips pounds and pounds of books filled with Masonic info, but
unless you choose to begin reading them aloud to your new members at each of
your Education meetings, (snore),... it's going to be very difficult to impart a
basic knowledge of Freemasonry in your time allotted.
Learn Other Names for the Lodge
Historically, there are many names for the Lodge. In various lodges
around the world, it may be called a
Masonic Lodge, a Blue Lodge (in the United States), a Symbolic Lodge, an Ancient Craft Lodge, a Craft
Lodge or St. John’s Lodge. All are correct.
If you are your lodge's education officer, feel free to read, print and use each of the
pages on this website at your Education Meetings.
Training Masonic Apprentices
Or...maybe you want to begin Training Entered Apprentices, and you found
Entered Apprentice Quiz,
Fellowcraft Quiz and
Master Mason Quiz
in one of
the library drawers,... but none of them have Answer Sheets and you have nothing
for the student to study from to be able to TAKE the quiz.
What is the fastest way to learn the Masonic
craft...and where do you
Are you a new Master Mason who is trying to learn:
You already know a lot about Freemasonry; …perhaps you are even a Masonic
scholar. You’re pretty good with Freemason ritual work, but as its Worshipful Master, you are
aware that, essentially,
you are the CEO of your Symbolic Lodge
and would like
to make your year be remembered as a great year.
So, without having to re-read the entire lodge library; you just want to
brush-up on a few things to school yourself in preparation for your year...not
only ritual and symbolism, but learn how to prepare yourself to for Lodge
Masonic Education: This is how Freemasonry has survived through the centuries
from its members teaching other members.
predecessors, you will learn the Freemason symbols
which have come down to us through the generations…not just from books, the Old Charges
(old manuscripts, Old Charters), engravings and ritual and degree work;
...but through the
mentoring (nurturing) of each of its members,… fellow Brother Masons coaching and helping
each other in their quest for knowledge.
Monitorial Masonic Education:This monitorial education (a method of one-on-one, mouth-to-ear training)...or
in this case, one-to-many, eye-to-screen training), is performed by mentors who tutor
each new member of the brotherhood in the sometimes archaic (seldom used in
modern language) words contained within Masonic books and literature.
They teach (inculcate) their brothers about
Freemasonry's biblical (Holy Book) history, its age-old
tenets (principles), and the discipline and guidance each man needs as we
fulfill our moral and social responsibilities to one another.
The monitorial education on these
pages is performed via a Fast Track (step-by-step, easy-to-read,
easy-to-understand), Fat-Free (non-wordy, Get-Miles-Get-Home) methodology.
Please do not mistake these words to mean a quick and sloppy "1-Day-Class" approach... or as
In fact, you will find it to be just the opposite.
When you complete your Masonic education studies learned on this website, you
will have attained a truer understanding of that which you seek.
What is True Masonic Brotherhood?
...As the light becomes brighter, the
Holy Scriptures will begin to come alive to you...their pages filled with the
very real people
who were our ancestors.
Jerusalem will cease to be just an ancient city on a map in the Middle East
filled with centuries of war and unrest.
You will come to understand that Abraham (Father of all the Nations in the world) begat 2 sons:
(ancestor to the Christian and Judaic nations) and
(ancestor to the Arab
With this knowledge, your comprehension of our Creator's true
meaning of "brotherhood" across the nations of the world, will unfold.
Do You Want to be a Mentor?
As we plumb
the depths of basic Free Masonry; your Masonic education will soon become wisdom. Having learned, yourself, once you feel more comfortable, please
pay-it-forward, and choose to become a mentor to the new brothers within your lodge.
Point them to this website and then discuss with them what you both have learned.
Mentoring new Mentors:
creates lodge retention...so, please, don't wait until you feel you have
become a "bejeweled" Masonic scholar to begin mentoring others.
time you are called to Refreshment, feel free to choose one of the numerous topics on these
pages and tell your brothers what you have learned, or choose one of the Lodge Talks and present it at your next meeting.
As your understanding of
Masonic education becomes wisdom, others will request your help, your presence, and your guidance.
And...as your step-by-step education continues, it is my sincere hope that you
will find this information to be both enlightening and to be of value to you;
both within your life and in your journey toward the Light.
So Mote It Be!
P.S....One last thing:
Joining The Freemasons:
If you are not already a Freemason, perhaps you are
interested in becoming a Free Mason. Joining Freemasons betters most mens'
lives...no matter what their skin color, their income level, their religion,
(Freemasonry accepts men from all religions) nor what country around the world
in which they live.
Freemasonry truly does
make good men, better.
Note: A Master Mason degree is
NOT an online college degree. You
may study Freemasonry, online, but, to become a member, you must contact a
lodge near you and request a petition for membership (in the United States).
If you would like to join the fraternity,
contact a lodge near you, the Grand Lodge in your state or country,...or if you see
men wearing Masonic emblem clothing, such as
or a vehicle with a
Masonic auto emblem, ...simply ask him if he is a Freemason and
request that he put you in touch with someone who can give you more information about Freemason membership.
To find a Masonic lodge near you, you can perform a
by simply typing "Grand Lodge" and your state or country. You may then
contact the Grand Lodge for more information. Or, go to my Masonic Lodge Locations page.
This website does not address Freemasonry's secret grips,
passwords, penal signs and ritual work. As they have for centuries, they remain Freemasons Secrets.
You will learn these in your Mother lodge…the Lodge in which you
were or will be raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.
So, if you are thinking about joining Freemasonry
learn more about:
Masonic lodge secrets, such as you have watched on television.
If you are looking for
Knights Templar treasure rooms of gold,
Masonic Secrets of the Freemasons which are
supposed to be
beneath the capitol in Washington, D.C.
unfinished "pentagram" on the
streets of Washington, D.C.,
...You will be deeply disappointed, because Masons
don't know any more about them than you do...and only then, what we see on T.V.
If your prime motivation to join Free Masonry is to
learn the Freemason handshake, your time will truly be wasted.
Freemasons secrets lie in the libraries of ancient and historical books and
manuscripts around the world,...and most especially in the Holy Books of all the
major religions...the Bible, the Torah, the Vedas, the Koran and others.
from the study of these books, comes true understanding of that which our
Creator has set down for us to live by.
Masonic education is the study of these books toward living a life that is pleasing to
our Creator. It is from this knowledge and from within the
brotherhood, that the fraternity of Freemasonry has, for centuries, made good
Freemasonry is non-sectarian.
This means that Freemasons open their doors to men from
as the Creator, the Supreme Architect of the Universe hears the individual
prayers from each person which He placed on the Earth without judging them based
upon the denomination of their personal religion.
If, after reading the above, and
reading the pages of this website (especially the page entitled "Become a Free
Mason") for a deeper understanding of Freemasonry, you are sincerely interested in
joining Freemasons;... please re-read
Joining the Freemasons, above, for information
about the easiest ways to join our fraternity
...If you forget the URL (address) of this Masonic education website, simply type these words into your Google search box:
Simon Sez Masonic Education
Once you complete your education studies on this website, be sure to bookmark your page(s), especially the
Newest Pages page which is on the left hand Navigation Bar so you will be able to
quickly view the newest pages which have been added, instead of having to "wade"
through and re-read the various pages which you have already read.
Feel free to bookmark or print any page within this Masonic Education website to use as an ongoing Masonic reference aid during your studies.
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If you feel the Masonic Education on these pages has been of value to you, please pay-it-forward and remember your fellow Lodge brothers to help provide them with the fastest
way to learn Craft of Freemasonry to help them in their quest.
assist others among the brethren in their quest for Masonic light, feel free to
link to any of the pages on this Masonic education website.
request is that if you choose to link to this site, that your anchor
text (words) spell out exactly what the visitor will find on the page which you
are sending them to, such as: "Site
Map of Pages for Masonic-Lodge-of-Education.com" instead of "click here", "more",
"great info", etc..
It may also be helpful to your
website visitors if you write a short description about what they will find on
contains an Entered Apprentice Quiz, FellowCraft Quiz, Master Mason Quiz, Symbol Quiz, Lodge Officer Duties and their jewels of office, Freemason symbols, Jewelry, Duties of the Lodge Committees, archaic words within ritual, and much more.
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