What is Freemasonry actually?


The three Masonic Roses Freemasonry is a particular life attitude of an individual in relation to his fellow human beings. This attitude of life is characterised by ethical principles, honour, tolerance, charity and religiosity. The rituals of the Freemasons, their symbolic language, but above all their spiritual basic attitude, essentially goes back to the medieval Dombauhütten. As the stone-Masons of the Dombauhütten worked the raw, unhewn stones in hard work and acquired craftsmanship to well-measured perfect building blocks that were suitable for construction alone, the Freemasons work symbolically, but no less hard, at The perfection of their personality, in order to make them suitable for the construction of a temple of humanity. This may sound idealistic, yet it is anything but unrealistic. The best example of this is the Constitution of the United States of America, the first constitution in history, in which the right to the dignity of each individual person has been enshrined. The authors were, almost without exception, English, French and German Freemasons. Especially in a time like ours, which is characterised by material striving, by the ruthless struggle for power and possessions, which, according to today's parlance, make people "winners" or "loosers", especially at this time, there must be more than ever a space in which To find like-minded people who, in the preservation of the eternal values indispensable for mankind, form a corresponding counterweight, a space of reflection, a workshop in which "stones are carved" that are suitable for the construction of the Temple of humanity.   In this room, the Freemasons work.