The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem.
The Freemason society based in Nairobi is using social media to demystify the perceptions about the long-standing secret society. According to a previous post in 2019, the masons describe a member as “a man who in his heart has been duly and truly prepared, has been found worthy and well qualified, has been admitted to the fraternity of builders, been invested with certain passwords and signs by which he may be enabled to work and receive wages.”
More recently, they have become bolder; willing to face and tear down stereotypes and perceptions that surround the reputation of Freemasons. Taking to Twitter, the Nairobi Grand Lodge official account urged those interested in joining the society to “just ask”.
This post comes as a shock, as the society which has remained shrouded in mystery seems to be stepping out of the dark, murky waters that have engulfed its perception within the greater social sphere; embracing a more open approach.
Known to be associated with dark underdealings and power, the Freemason society was first created as a fraternity for stonemasons, who organized as a social club of sorts.
According to History, “long before the Freemasons became a flashpoint in early 19th century politics, the order was a humble stoneworkers organization, believed to have been formed in England and Scotland in the 1500s. The organization soon took on a more philosophical air, using the principles of stonemasonry as a guiding metaphor in order to secretly assist its members in other areas of business and society.