what is a free mason? There's a lot of discussion.
The roots and developing of Freemasonry are a issue under discussion and debate.
A poetry known as the "Regius Manuscript " has been old to roughly 1390 and is the earliest known Masonic written text.
There is proof to point out that there were Masonic existing in Scotland as beginning as the delayed Sixteenth millennium (for example the Villa at Kilwinning, Scotland, has information that time frame to the delayed Sixteenth millennium, and is described in the Second Schaw Laws (1599) which specified that "ye warden of ye lug of Kilwynning tak tryall of ye airt of memorie and technology yrof, of everie fellowe of art and everie prenteiss according to ayr of yr vocations").
There do understand sources to the lifestyle of resorts in Britain by the mid-17th millennium.
Freemasonry is a organization that begin to exist in the late Sixteenth to beginning Seventeenth century. Freemasonry now prevails in various types around the world, with a normal membership approximated at around 6,000,000, such as roughly 150,000 under the areas of the lodge of Scotland and lodge of Ireland in europe. Arround 2,000,000 in the lodge of US.
The fraternity is administratively structured into separate Lodges or sometimes Orients, each of which controls its own rules and authority, which includes Lodges. The different Lodges identify each other. or not, based upon adherence to landmarks (a Grand Lodge will usually deem other Grand Lodges who share common landmarks to be regular, and those that do not to be "irregular" or "clandestine").
You could tell form this map about how many lodges and what's there relationship. Could you tell what's a freemasonry now?
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