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Old 07-17-2007, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a 34 year old Freemason in recovery. Just wondering if there are any other Freemasons here?
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is a Freemason?
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Freemasons are are dying breed in the USA. My father and a couple of uncles were masons, but none of my generation are (I'm 45).

I know at least one freemason alkie, but I am not sure that will help.....what are you doing for your recovery? Freemasonary is not going to make you better, IMHO.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been a Freemason for many years now. I in no way expect that to help me with my recovery. I was just wondering if there were any others here was all.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How can one leave the rest?
They might also need help.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Greetings,

Far from being a "dying breed" Freemasonry is flourishing.

If anyone here is tempted to conduct Freemason Bashing, in the spirit of Recovery, take the negativity elsewhere.

I am a Freemason, recently elected Senior Warden of my Lodge, after being raised 3 years ago. I also write articles for my lodge newsletter concerning the History of Freemasonry.

I have thought for some time that there is an amazing affinity between the Moral Principles thought by the Fraternity and the 12 Steps. I also write about 12 Step History.

So, I would love to take a 2 pronged approach to Freemasons In Recovery. I will be starting to introduce my Lodge Brothers, their Wives and Girlfriends who form the Masonic Family, to the devastating nature of addiction. And I will be bringing up the idea, within my articles, that some of the amazing Service Work and Freemasons do might be directed toward those who suffer from addictions.

Then, within my activities in the Recovery Community, I would encourage Freemasons to communicate with each other and possibly meet; To shine light on the common ground that exists between the Teachings of Freemasonry and the 12 Steps.

Those in Recovery can come to see the Light by which Freemasons work.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Kind of an odd first post MysticSpiral. If it wasn't for your join date I would think it might of been spam?

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If anyone here is tempted to conduct Freemason Bashing, in the spirit of Recovery, take the negativity elsewhere.
I didn't read it as anyone bashing Freemasons. Though, if someone wanted to speak negatively of them in a respectful way it would certainly be allowed.

Sounds like you have some motivational things going on with Recovery. Good luck and feel free to join some discussions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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One of the guiding principles of freemasonry is temperance.
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Hi and welcome MysticSpiral

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Recovery and Masons

Id like to throw in some information also. I am also a new member but came across this thread after a Google search.

I am an addict and also struggling with my own recovery. I have been interested though in the masons and have been researching and attempting to join their brotherhood.

I struggle with addiction and know of the truths contained within NA and AA. I would like to know more about the principles within Freemasons that can help solidify me and my will to stay sober.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am. Joined at 21. Have been inactive.

I am also a DeMolay. Family is very active. Brother is executive officer of the state. Legion of honer. Father past master and 33. Mother past matron.

There are good values instilled in me as a young man. Joined when I was 13. Gave me skills that have come into real handy in my business career.

I cannot say that sobriety is helped in any way by any membership to a social club that quite frankly has many events with booze at them. There is no correlation between the principles of freemasonry and what is needed to be sober.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Where I am at, there is no alcohol permitted in the lodge.
Special dispensation is required to have alcohol served at special events.
Many of the guys are sober, too, so its good.

Shriners, on the other hand, are drunks. (lol)
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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have you done much travelling in the east ?
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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jkinkaed, it's easy to apply.
Find the web site for your local Lodge through Google, such as "Freemasons in Chicago" then send them an email expressing your interest. Please let me know if they do not respond. The saying 2B1ASK1 (to be one ask one) is very true and simple.
As mentioned, no alcohol in Lodge, but yes, plenty of consumption elsewhere.
I find the Spirituality to be awesome, and on a personal level it helps my sobriety by enhancing my Spiritual Foundation.
I have spoken with Freemasons who were helped to moderate or quit drinking entirely based on the teachings, especially about Temperance.
xcaret, from west to east and from east to west again, in search of?
Currently headed east, if I be so honored.

This is a really cool web site.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm not a Freemason, but I've heard good things. The only ones that I met were strongly Christian, so I was not interested in pursuing.

I wonder if anyone knows of people on this site who study or are interested in Norse Pagan or Native American Shamanism...
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i have had the interest of becoming a free mason for many years. is drinking apart of their community?
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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This is still the first result on Google for "Freemasons in Recovery."

Rather cool.

I've been in the East for 6 months now.

12 Step through AA starting 10 years ago was the start of a wondrous journey. Freemasonry has enhanced that adventure, but the 12 Steps is always the starting point.

The respect far all religions within Freemasonry is a big thing in common with 12 Step.

Hope everyone is well,
Have a Blessed Day please...
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I honestly don't have the first clue about Freemasonry, so excuse my ignorance, everyone is most welcome in my book!!

I just wanted to say hello and welcome back!!
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