Eastern Star

The emblem of the female Masonic organization, the Order of the Eastern Star. The symbol is a complex one, and is said to represent the Star of Bethlehem, symbolizing the descent of spirit into matter- the divine in man, or even the presence of God on earth.

Its appellation also implies a relationship with the planet Venus, also called the “eastern star.” Each point on the star has an emblem of a different biblical heroine (Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, and Electa) and the qualities they represent- fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith, and love. The initials “F.A.T.A.L.” found on some are said to stand for the phrase, “Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely,” a reference from the Song of Songs, although also an apt description, perhaps, of some of the biblical heroines above. OES founder Rob Morris alluded several times to a cabbalistic meaning of the motto, but never fully elaborated it- at least not in any surviving works.

The book and pillar in the center of the star represent the Masonic Lodge’s “volume of sacred law” which is placed in the east. The five implements typically pictured represent the five biblical women and their respective representation of Masonic virtues:

The sword and veil represent Adah, and the virtue of “obedience to duty”

A sheaf of barley represents Ruth, whose virtue is adherence to religious principles.

The crown and scepter represents Esther, who embodies the virtue of loyalty.

The broken column represents Martha, and the virtue of “endurance in trial.”

The “golden cup” represents Electa, and the virtue “endurance of persecution.”

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LadyDeDavis December 7, 2018 at 6:35 pm

I am interested in becoming an Eatern Star, and am set for initiation next month. However, I would like to know the difference between a Modern Free and Accepted Mason (OES) and a Free and Accepted Mason (OES)?

A sister October 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

There are different types of OES some may blindfold others may not. I guess it depends on which Chapter you join.
I have never been blindfolded. And we have an order called International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. This order for young ladies will initiate you at 9 years of age.

Curious July 23, 2018 at 11:07 pm

My theory, if one is already One with the natural and supernatural by faithful study, understanding, respect, and practice. What is the point of joining? All these “levels” can be achieved by yourself, if One is capable of accepting the truth in nature and spirit to allow specific energy to guide them, then why? Is this more like a school? An enhancement of study of things we could attain ourselves? I believe The Bible is the written word, a book a guidance to understand true nature and being. I believe my great grandfather is a Mason, My mother, and several of my aunts are Eastern Stars. I am extremely curious, which is human nature to gain knowledge, plus, i feel like I, as a man, should continue This legacy but i do not know how to.

…..not stating that any practice of Masonry is incorrect, im just curious and I’ve always wanted to join due to the strength my great grandfather displayed, along with his untainted, strong demeanor. He lived a looong life. I did not understand these symbols, his rituals, and The Uniform, (which is well fit for a King), when i was young. Now im older, im ready to enlighten myself thru others that may potentially enlighten me with more truth. I’ve always felt lost knowing that there’s more and its frustrating. There’s depth i havent reached. Now im reaching and i need help to do so….

Please respond, my inquiry is beyond serious…

Kas January 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

I just learned my entire family was in free masonry cuz I would find things around my moms house and thought this things are so cool she got most of free Masonry stuff when my grampa passed away

Greg August 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God is come and hath given us an understanding that we may know him that is true and we are in him that is true even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:21
Little children keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Lissa June 20, 2017 at 9:43 am

The cabalistic meaning of FATAL appears to rest in the Chaldean Oracle

Anonymous September 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm

My husband is a mason and I would like to be a star how could I go about getting information about this group in my area.

Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 3:44 am

What’s the meaning of fatal beside fsurest among thousand all together loyal

Star June 10, 2017 at 2:31 am

Ok look!!! All these assumptions as well as incorrect statements as well as these incorrect responses are ridiculous! To be a star or a mason ask1tobe1 and to say you were initiated at 9 years old that I know is definitely incorrect. As for the person who asked why is it so secret or why isn’t it open to just anyone…. it’s not open to just anyone because one must show their faith in a higher being as well as show their faithfulness their loyalty their truth to self their love honor respect unity for their brothers and sisters which is the true meaning of I am my brother or my sisters keeper! One has to know that you will do your due diligence for your family as well as your community they need to see and know that you will not turn your back or betray your family your brothers and sisters nor yourself by being unfaithful unproductive uncooperative and unwilling to learn and receive knowledge! Being a star or a mason is work in itself however it is a family not a cult not anything negative in general, it is beneficial for growth empowerment knowledge understanding learning God learning how to be 100% with no questions asked it is something that shows that we are love light and blessings and share that with everyone we come across meet touch speak with help and more!!! Please if you want to know something ask or do your research please don’t assume or make assumptions or slander something that you have your own understanding of instead of the TRUTH! Thanks

tricia December 19, 2016 at 3:59 am

I have been wanting to join the eastern star, I have family members that are freemasons I also have an aunt that is head of her eastern star. But I am not sure how to enter, I am not sure if they would take me. Can one start their own? Or do it alone and not in a group.

Edie September 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Actually, there ARE female masons. There are three lodges in the united states that have female members, one if which it in washington DC. It is a little known fact, but if you research, you will find it. The only people rejected for membership in OES, are atheists, because the one rule is that you have to believe in a supreme being.ANY supreme being you choose

SoloMarshall August 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Yes there are female masons. Just not female masons in the organization recognized under the Grand Lodge of England, which is the largest group. Be specific please.

Triva April 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

What does the Hankerchief symbolizes in the Order of Eastern Star other than calling for help, or in distress.

Shaneen May 7, 2016 at 12:45 am

I’m a young woman of Naomi that’s my last chapter I was initiated when I was 9 years old I was blindfolded Etc this organization is a very private and upstanding Organization no one can touch them not the devil not racism they are covered and governed they travel all across the world mostly in churches but it’s more than that it’s a secret society and I have been forever blessed and continue to be even after not being in the organization 15 years

Anonymous December 30, 2016 at 11:28 pm

Amen
SiStar.
ADAH20i3

Anonymous February 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Madan you could not have inducted into the OES at the tender age of 9 yrs. There is an age requirement and we never have blindfolded a lady during any of our ceremonies. I have been a member for over 40 years and I am well versed in the OES. THANK YOU AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

Anonymous March 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Yes they do at initiation. Duh !!

Anonymous April 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Thank you for clarifying that for her.

Anonymous April 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

So may it be

Kickin'Brass May 11, 2017 at 11:26 pm

So I work in a brass foundry, and have for over 5 years. I understand that you have to be a ‘Mason’ in order to join, but isnt brass just as good as stone/brick? Also i found a OeS FATAL star in one of out scrap bins and it looks old, very old. Every single FATAL star that ive seen on your websites ect arent quite as interesting as this one. First of all its made of a brass (I will be putting it in the spectrometer to find out what exactly is all in it) and it has not only the 5 main symbols that make up your symbol, but also on the inside pentagon it has a (F) book at the top, (A) an olive branch to the right of that, (T) a sun to the bottom right side,(A) a lamb (i think) to the bottom left, and a (L) lion to the top left.

Anonymous June 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Hey Anonymous i just crossed over a couple of days ago. To my surprise I was blindfolded during initiation. They didn’tdo anything to hurt us but we were blindfolded. I just thought you should know that because you were so sturn about not blindfolding. I do see you said during a ceremony, i guess its a difference. Im new and eager to learn more!

DOI August 17, 2017 at 12:17 am

Good evening ladies,

To God be the glory. Without saying too much, I will say this, being an Eastern Star is all about Charity. Aside from that it is solely about making you a better mother, sister, wife, daughter and all around woman.
I agree with Anonymous 1, that their is no way that you can be initiated (not inducted) as an Eastern Star at the age of 9. However, you can become one of the young women that the older Sisters take under their wing and groom so that when you reach the appropriate age, and have the correct credentials, then you can apply to become one.
As for the initiations, both women and men are blindfolded up until a certain point in their initiation.
I have been traveling since 1997 and I have sat in every seat all the way to the East.
My sisters it says that in order to be one, you have to ask one.
I am married to a Mason and I love being an Eastern Star and it is embedded in me. That being said, it is better to actually talk to a sister and find out the truth so that you can apply and be investigated to see if you can be voted in, then initiated rather than go online and obtain wrong information.
Just like the Bible says, study to show thyself approved, this works the same way.
You don’t learn it overnight, but if you apply yourself, anything is possible.
Be Blessed

Kimmy August 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

I was also blindfolded when I was initiated. Please refer t the ritual 1998 version

Anonymous December 10, 2018 at 11:49 pm

Maybe it’s symbolic – of not being shown what’s ahead – or like the scales held by a blind folded woman – maybe it’s an unofficial lodge like lodge 49 – or maybe you should get to the bottom of what you “do and don’t do” to avoid seeming as though you are unorganized – or uninformed or misinformed, with or without intentionally meaning to do so – because from here it seems like something fishy is going on and that perhaps some type of SCANDAL is a foot – and it’s probably safe to say that it isn’t very safe to be unsure of code and conducts of secret society’s – apparently there are secrets being kept from fellow members – secrets don’t make friends – they make best friends – not really… but really though – I think it’s time you get organized since you speak so often about being organized – please don’t be offended by what I’m saying – I am not involved in any type of secret society or cult or coven or anything like that – just a passer by that wanted to encourage you to GET it TOGETHER! And to be cautious of major differences in opinion such as this – one last thing – if you are a secret society – maybe don’t have so many public discussion boards ? lol – grain of salt – please – take one :)

Louise October 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

I hope that was a typo regarding her age. I hope she meet to type 19 yrs.old.

Lisa James December 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm

I’m 52 years of age. I was inducted into OES about 10 years ago and we were all blindfolded as well. They also did not do anything to harm us.

Dashetta Gibson Kevin April 27, 2018 at 6:12 am

You have to be at the age of consent to join the order, which is 18 years old. Maybe in your country it is different, but the age of consent is world wide as with the order. When I join the OES, I was also blindfolded, but I find that as a norm for any initiation.

SoloMarshall August 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm

I’m not sure what a “Woman of Naomi” is, except what you have alluded to and I have never heard of them as being a part of the General Grand Chapter of which I am a member. I have been a Mason since 1994 and in the OES in California since 2007 and have sat in all the chairs a man can sit in. PP 6 times and GS. Anyhoo, we have never blindfolded a candidate that I know of. Maybe in the past this was something that was done and it may be different in other places. There is an age limit (18) to join the OES which falls under the General Grand Chapter. There are organizations for young girls before being old enough to join the OES. Jobs Daughters, Rainbow for Girls.

obe February 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Mass doesn’t worship God, alone they worship gods. The sun god, moon god, and which is the host of heavens Read 2nd Kings chapter 23 and chapter 24, thy have symbols of the sun moon and stars in the lodges, like Hardee’s the star with a smiling face, the have 3 lamps around the altar when they swear on the Bible while on the knees taking the oath not to reveal their secrets and if u do you will be killed, the 3 lamps represent the sun ,moon and master of the lodge . actually bowing before the host of heavens. On definition of worship is excessive devotion , Mason consist of unsaved Muslim, Atheist, and saved, and they call each other brothers, but Jesus said, my brother and sister are the one who does the will of my Father, we have spiritual brothers and sisters , if they are not your natural brother , the they are your spiritual brother, But by what spirit? Not the spirit of God , so it has to be another spirit. Their application for a Mason says do you believe in God or a Supreme being. There are many gods and anything can be supreme to them, like a statue. ..be not unequally yoked together with unbelivers. Eastern star password is FATAL. which means death, but they says it stands for something else, I have been there and done that

Trisha April 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm

That is entirely incorrect. They do NOT allow atheists in at all. One of the top requirements is to believe in a a supreme being. They don’t care which religion you are devoted to as long as you believe in a supreme being and theology is not allowed to be discussed because it causes too much dissention among differing views between members. They are highly accepting of Christian denominations, Jewish, Muslim… everyone without segregation as long as you believe in a supreme being.

Anonymous December 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm

How about catholics

Louise October 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

You are so correct Trisha.

Anonymous February 18, 2017 at 12:28 pm

This a complete and vulgar lie

Anonymous February 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Thank you

christine December 29, 2015 at 12:23 am

I believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Does that fit into being an eastern star?

obe February 4, 2016 at 1:13 am

No, you don’t have to believe in God

Trisha April 27, 2016 at 9:22 pm

You HAVE to believe in a supreme being. It is required. So YES. Christian beliefs are accepted. Just not exclusively.

Demetrius August 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

There is no need to explain to people who think they know what the order is about. No need in debates for they have gathered information off the internet with no credibility.

Anonymous February 21, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Not arguing just stating a fact

Daughter of Freemason September 19, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Here’s the rub: unless you’re in it, don’t bother commenting on something you know nothing about. If there is anything more paramount in any Masonic lodge, it is the virtue of good character and loyalty. Anyone who says they are/were of freemasonry and speaks poorly of the organization, was probably kicked out to the lack thereof. It’s all about being honorable and the continuation of personal growth, by self-mastery. Self-knowledge being key and developing good character. Thank God free thought is cherished in the United States. You would think people were trying to force their religious beliefs on the masses.

Janice Weems'Patterson February 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Thank you

Anonymous September 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

You must believe in God.

Gayle Hickox Pard December 22, 2018 at 3:43 am

I agree. In my initiation I was asked that question. I wasn’t blindfolded but perhaps that varies?

Anonymous May 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm

A woman can never become a Mason…..She is an Eastern Star! A man can become a eastern star!

Jennifer May 31, 2015 at 1:26 am

On the contrary, a number of Masonic bodies accept women.

Anonymous November 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm

No Masonic Lodge accepts women as members. A woman can become a member of the O.E.S. and a few other branches of orders, but NEVER a Freemason. Period.

Jennifer November 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

So you say, as if repeating that over and over will somehow make it correct. Finally: you are wrong.

Carry on.

Anonymous December 10, 2018 at 11:57 pm

This is hilarious to me – you can never be sure which if any of you are telling the truth – and at the end of the day it’s a “secret society” so maybe you all should private message each other or really focus on the guidelines of what you do and end all of the debate amongst each other – who knows though it could be a way of hiding the truth by pretending to argue like all of the videos on YouTube about how to unlock a cloud locked iPhone – or all the fake pitaebay websites out there – I must admit it does work! I am that I am what I am that I am

Sistar44 December 10, 2015 at 1:27 am

Yes, women Europe have become the first female masons

H4rv5tr April 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Europe, Maybe,
However, American Freemasons will not allow Women Members.

Shaneen May 7, 2016 at 12:51 am

I’m young women of Naomi and I agree with you even though I was young when I was initiated in I do know that the Mason is 4 the men even though women can become hierarchy as well but they both are initiated separately

Anonymous August 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Women are the grand architects

Anonymous April 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Im in the US but in other countries, there are actually female Master Masons.

Andrea March 4, 2015 at 2:19 pm

I have been searching and trying to learn of an old ring I have. Its an OLD 5 pointed star and you can still see a few of the colors, it’s set on a dark green stone and is 10k gold. I haven’t saw a picture yet that shows exactly the same. Reading this gave me more info on what this ring means, so thanks!

Anonymous October 8, 2017 at 11:20 am

Can we see a pic of the ring

G P Jones January 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Hello. Trusting that this site is still active, I would like to share an interesting personal story involving my acquisition of an Eastern Star ring. I am neither a member, nor am I directly related to anyone affiliated with the Order, or the Freemasons.
Approximately 40 years ago, when I was around 20 years old, I was fishing from my canoe in the middle of a small lake in Manning Park, British Columbia, and reeled up my lure from the dark depth to discover a gold eastern star dangling from my hook. It is solid gold and had a cracked, slightly warped band, and one gem stone missing from between two of the star points. I have since had the ring refurbished, and the gems replaced with the birthstones of myself, my two children and grandson, and my late husband.
I wear the ring with pride as it has become a symbol of mystery and spirituality for me, and despite my many exhilarating adventures in life, that moment of its discovery will forever be the most memorable.
I can’t begin to wonder how it ended up in the middle of that little lake in the mountains, but I can only smile, knowing that it lay there, waiting, for me……..

Anonymous March 19, 2016 at 4:11 am

It sounds like lord of the ring and how golem got the ring…

Anonymous August 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

It directly points to SOLOMON OF THE BIBLE. Remember the ring THE MOST HIGH BLESSED HIM WITH. well, the power to summon the dead/demons. See.., THE DEMON WHO STOLE FROM THE NEPHEW OF SOLOMON & HOW SOLOMON PUNISHED THE DEMON & COMMANDED THAT THE DEMON COMPENSATE THE CHILD

Anonymous August 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing… I had just been initiated and a few months later I was in a little shop that was selling old tea cups. One just happened to be an Eastern Star cup. I bought it right away for $5 and cherish it dearly.

It’s amazing how the Universe works sometimes :)

C March 10, 2018 at 3:27 am

Me too i have Been on a mission to find out more about it would you send me a email would love to see yours and i can send you a pic of mine in the bottom of it it says Martha

asia pagan October 8, 2014 at 12:10 am

I have been seeking the order for a few years now, and have done much research. All I see is these sisters doing is a great work in the community and raising money for worthy causes. I will be proud to become a sister, so I can help my community as well.

Anonymous December 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm

Awesome. that’s what it’s all about

Jennifer Bonsey September 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

My mother had this symbol on a ring she had, I want to replace her ring. It was the only thing I had left of her’s. She passed w hen I was 7. How could get one. She was one of Job’s daughters.

Anonymous November 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Nice of u to get the ring your mother use to represent.I’m an Eastern Star !

Rebecca Nissen Carón August 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Thank you for this information. My Grandma MIldred Nissen was Worthy Matron of the Seattle Chapter in 1953. My Father recently gave her plate to me and I wanted to know more about it as Grandma Mildred passed away (cancer) prior to my birth. This is about the only tangible keepsake I have from her, besides a photograph of her in her Worthy Matron gown taken when she was installed. This information brings me closer to someone who has been remembered as a kind, lovely, generous woman by family members who knew her; the plate helps me sense this. When I was a little girl my Grandmother came to me in dreams. I would talk to her spirit, sense her with me, even though I never got to meet her during her mortal existence. This knowledge shared on this page is another link to her immortal spirit and links her to me now.

Anonymous March 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

I do understand how you feel. I too am within the Royal Bloodline of the Order. As a Masonic and W.P. member of the state of MI for over 10 years enjoy Dwelling Together in Unity among my fellow Kings and Queens. I have My Grand Fathers’ Brief case and car emblem that was given to me from my Father shortly after i join and i still use them to this day.

Anonymous October 22, 2018 at 12:17 am

My family is from Scottish royal blood line. Family is masons. How do you know you are royal or prove it?

Intrigued June 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I have a pin from some great great grandmother, much like the one above, but it has a gavel like hammer set on top of two points of the star, and the center is black, not white. Granted, I only found it today, but I haven’t been able to find many stars with a black center, and none with a gavel. Anyone happen to know what either of them mean?

Jennifer June 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Hi intrigued- as a gavel is a common OES symbol, I would assume it is OES paraphernalia.

robbin daniels June 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

What looks like a hammer is called a “gavel”. Your great great grandmother held an high officer seat within the Order of Eastern Star. the symbol is that of a Past Worthy Matron. Her affiliation is of Prince Hall jurisdiction. Hope that helps. Advise. Please do not wear the pin if you are not one. Hope this is helpful.

Oesdiva July 24, 2014 at 7:41 am

It sounds like a “Past Matron” pin. Meaning she was a leader of a chapter

Vikki Fisher July 26, 2014 at 4:50 am

The Gavel represents ‘Past Worthy Matron’. My Mother was Worthy Matron twice in her long life.

Richard March 10, 2014 at 4:41 am

Some of the most famous masons are also some of the most influential occult and new-age teachers. Such as Aleister Crowley, Annie Besant, and more.

L. A. November 15, 2013 at 3:34 am

If anyone truly wants to know about The Order of the Eastern Star all they need do is ask. Simply, it is a fraternal organization for the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters (any woman who is related to a Master Mason). The basis is as is for any truly spiritual organization – to learn to live with morals, ethics and do good for others.
Based on true heroines of the bible who exemplified characteristics that women can strive to bring into their own lives and the charity work done by them is truly wonderful.

Cecil February 18, 2014 at 11:46 am

answer well put,

Anonymous September 29, 2015 at 10:06 pm

The response which was given that explained the many duties of an Eastern Star was accurately mentioned. We are a family to one another and hold all our sisters known and unknown to the highest levels of respect and admiration.

Anonymous December 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm

Yes!!

Cynthia February 1, 2018 at 2:13 pm

very well said

elaine last January 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

LOST MY DAD MY ANGEL HE WAS A FREE MASON WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME

Anonymous July 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

You could join Eastern Star. It is a Bible based, fraternal organisation, which supports their community, each other, and the Masonic Lodge. The Bible and its teachings are the center and the guide for all that the members do. Check with your local Masonic Lodge for a Chapter Near you. Or look up your state Eastern Star Grand Chapter. They can help answer your questions.

Anonymous December 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

No Christian would use an acronym FATAL!
My grandmother was an eastern star and she and my grandfather were master Mason’s my grandmother gained rank by breeding and keeping her pregnancy longer than the other women under torturous conditions and then the fetus is aborted as close to term as possible and then canabalized. My sister and I were abused she was more sexually abused I was more metal my abused no child should have to play zero sum games to keep from being tortured that day. When I lost at the games or chess usually the torture was I closed in a small space or hung upside down. Both my sister and I were used as infants to orally gratify our grandfather and father the Mason’s as well as the eastern star believe a man should b able to feed his child what comes out of him just a woman nurses so basically the penis replaces the nipple. If u want more info on cult activities MKULTRA and other projects monarch etc. YouTube the butterfly and the handler!

Wynona July 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

You may be able to join Eastern Star. Check with the local Masonic Lodge, or contact your (State) Grand Chapter OES online. They should be able to answer any questions you may have. Good luck.

Jack August 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I am a master mason. I will help you in anyway I can and answer all the questions you may have. Me and my wife both belong to the eastern star.

kalvin November 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

my wife got locked up for a traffic violation and its a dire situation for her since shes on parole,is there a sign that she can use in court to alleviate the situation?

Trisha April 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

I imagine if she knew such signs she might use them already, however I would personally question this decision. I am not judging her or you. I am sorry you are having a hard time. Let me try to explain. First, I am not in the order. Many of my family members are and I am only now at 36 years of age considering it. I want to know more about it to make sure that it is not just a good fit for me, but also that I have what they feel would be qualities which would benefit the purpose of their organization. A relationship does not profit both sides if both sides do not have something to offer each other. Saying this, I wouldn’t also not want to use my connection to a brother or a sister in any way that might reflect poorly onto them. I would feel that if I made mistakes which got me into trouble with the law and hurt my reputation as well as my credibility, that I would feel too embarrassed to use that connection in such a fashion. Having said this, I truly do hope that things get better for your family. I know many things can happen that can lead to situations like this and not all of them are dishonourable. Sometimes it is circumstantial. I will keep you and your family in my prayers though. Take care and good luck.
Trisha M.

SoloMarshall August 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

No – and if you knew what you were asking, you wouldn’t be asking.

Dave February 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Jack,
how does one join the Free Masons? I have always had the interest and after digging things up and watching tv programs ie History Channel, it just increased my interest. I talked to a Mason and he said he is not allowed to recruit but also didnt explain what I would have to join. Thanks for any help you can give.

George March 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Masons are not supposed to overtly recruit. All a good man, who believes in God, needs to do is ask a Mason how to join. That Mason should follow up right away. However, if you are known to be a person who conducts himself in an unworthy manner, the Mason may not follow up.

Seek out a good person you know to be a Mason, and let them know you are interested in the Fraternity. By the way, Masons don’t worship Satan, sacrifice virgins, or any of that other garbage.

Stan August 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Dave,

Hopefully by now you have found a way to petition for the degrees of Masonry. If you haven’t, then the same person you talked with about Masonry can be asked for a petition. If he doesn’t give it to you right away, then ask two more times.
By the way for those of you who watch History / H2 channel., a lot of what you see is for entertainment. Only partially based on truth and knowledge.

Anonymous April 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Freemason either york rite or scottish rite 3rd.degree is master mason….

Niecie May 6, 2018 at 3:45 pm

I would love to talk to you… If you wouldn’t mind listening. I know that you probably are required to keep certain things to yourself, but my situation is quite unique. Perhaps you could guide me to the place I should go for MORE information, after I tell you what I experienced… I was essentially initiated at home, while I was alone, after checking into such things. To say it was unusual, would be an understatement, but as my events rolled out, along came some very unusual items into my possession. Because I have not joined any group as such, I hesitate to wear them however. my email is no.1jessicarabbit at gmail .. I wrote it out so that it doesn’t get cut off, please email me if you have the time..

Anonymous December 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Hi I just found two eastern star pins that belonged to my grandparents. I was trying to find the meaning behind them

Thanks Wendy

Xavier Rodriguez November 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Upside pent – represents the materialistic world dominating the soul/spirit. Wake up kids. Right side star represents soul dominating. Learn for yourself kiddies, you are all for the most part being used.

Dawnatilla the Hun December 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

right on Xavier….look at the puppets above trying to vie for new membership!! FUCK the Eastern Star..its a bloody pentagram !! well you know what they say :” a common Mason does not know the the goings on of the Adepts”

Dawnatilla the Hun December 16, 2013 at 4:07 pm

sorry for the profanity.. maybe the blogmaster can edit it out for me?

Anonymous October 24, 2015 at 10:14 am

I agree with you guys people don’t read and study shit for them selves just let others drag them into a cult without even knowing the truth.I know Mason’s who denounced that shit when they found out that they was brainwashed after so many years of it.

Anonymous March 20, 2017 at 2:28 am

Wow, you pious, respectable, upstanding, intellectuals against the Masons/ESO sure are well-spoken. Good thing there are fine, intelligent, upstanding citizens such as yourselves spreading your words of wisdom against these DIABOLICAL HEATHENS of the Masonic and OES variety, who are so viciously and evilly attempting to answer questions and lend a hateful hand to PEOPLE INQUIRING IN REGARDS TO JOINING. I’m sure in the midst of all the compassionate soul-saving you saints were attempting that fact was lost on you. Your deluded version is certainly better suited at your asinine purpose of painting images of ladies such as my amazing 85 yr. old grandmother, a 67 year member of the OES, (incidentally as accouterment to my 90 year old Baptist minister/grandfather’s 70+ year Masonic membership) passing out heroin-laced chocolates and pamphlets for a satanic black mass to school kids… Such ludicrously convoluted ignorance is testament and proof enough of the idiocy of such blatant lies, based solely on the uneducated, offensively trashy & low-class rants and ravings of those with nothing legitimate, intelligent, interesting or otherwise worthwhile to say. Likely identical to your contribution to society, or lack thereof, in direct contradiction to the charitable generosity of these organizations dating back CENTURIES. I shudder to think of the legacy the lot of you will leave behind… generations of idiots who now have a online voice, compliments of voice command, giving even the illiterate and ignorant the ability to interject their trashy gutter slang and swearing where previously your communication skills were limited to a can of spray paint and a sewer drain.

SoloMarshall August 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Phishing

helen September 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

we found a metal emblem with a star on it and an egyptian head with a sword. could this possibly be an old symbol of the eastern star? my grandfather was a mason as well as my father. thanks!

Cecil February 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

@ HElen your mother is not a mason they was apart she would be eastern star and your father would be the mason. To find out you should if they where you should visit Local lodge and seek the questions you want answer is the best way. No one can answer that because there are many symbols and pins, and broaches for different reasons or just fashion.

J.C. Roberson April 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

If you truly want to be or have questions about becoming and OES or a (Mason) Freemasonry, just ask one… (2b1Ask1). Local lodge and chapters are in your phone directory.

Kanti March 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

OMG. thank you for ths website. i was desperatly trying to find out more but all the other sites i visited were biased. they all pretty much said that eastern star was/is a “devil worshiping whore cult” so i am happy to find this site.
Can anyone tell me if they know the symbol for the word “akri” most commonly people think of some fiction books but it is not. the author of the books found it online. and i really need to find out what the symbol for it is. if can help please e-mail me. . it sounds like Ah-Ku-Ree. ah- as in ah-choo. Ku- as in kudzu. and Ree- like ur saying key but with an R…….another way of writing pronounciation is Ah-Cree last part like in Creed but with no D. so if can help THANKS!

Shakti September 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

The Triple Goddess and Goddess worship is what it’s all about. If you are not learning how to tap into your Goddess energy there is no point in being a Star. The Mason’s worship the Goddess. I wish people would do more research….

Wynona July 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Masons do not worship goddesses. They worship the one true God. But Masonic Lodges are not churches, they are meeting rooms for conducting regular meetings. The Masons are the largest and oldest fraternal organisation in the world. They are dedicated to helping good men become better as shown through Community involvement and charitable works. You need to do more research and find out the truth about Masons and Eastern Star.

Cecil February 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

It appears you need more research, Because your answer is incorrect , that how rumors start with assumption and hear say. When a person is not apart of something they start a conspirarcy theory, when their not included in any organzation rather by choice or denial they tend to react this way. It so many variations know day and if you do not know how to find out through reading with a better understanding you will never understand, It seem you responding to condem to something you have no knowledge of and let your voice be heard. There are two types of ignorance one whom have the desire to learn from which is Healthy ignorance and Ignorance in which you refuse to accept and learn from in which you fail to grow from new information which empowers your knowledge. If you really wanted to know you would research better or contact a Mason or Lodge to receive better knowledge.

Anonymous February 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Thank you Cecil.

Ernest williams October 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

Disagree cecil,I’ve extensively studied mason and oes for years and if I ask one what is it about I will continue to get the same biased answer,we are a fraternal organization blah,blah,blah. If it’s so good why is it so secretive it should be open to anyone.

Zacharael Mason March 25, 2016 at 1:16 pm

1) I have been a Third Degree Master Mason (Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons) for more than 20 years; a Thirty-Second Degree Scottish Rite Mason for 16 years, and was elected and proudly served as President of my inducted Class of 2000 (an elected, honored, honorary position), and have been an honorary member of the esteemed Soriety of the sacred Order of the Eastern Star.

2) I “TOP SECRET[ly]” served my nation behind enemy lines during the “Cold War” as an intelligence “asset” for six years on the Eastern side of the then-Berlin Wall

a) (other than this brief, albeit, admittedly vague reference, to which I am permitted to “allude,” I can say no more, still; even though their nation(s), as they were, no longer exist; as further ordered in writing, it must, and shall, remain SECRET, for “purposes of National Security,” evermore).

b) Because of this, and for MANY other reasons in our lives (public service, private sector — as in finance — and our private lives, “behind closed doors”) I firmly believe that “secrets,” in and of themselves, are not necessarily “bad” things; case-in-point:

i) “The Greatest Generation’s” [© Tom Brokaw's outstanding novel which I highly recommend.] one of many well-known mottos: “Loose lips, sinks ships!” Secrecy is endemic in American society and, in many cases, it is up to the reader to determine which is “good,” or “bad,”, and;

ii) once having taken in ALL the FACTS, s/he should reach their own conclusion. Now that I am a “senile citizen,” as my father used to glibly quip (I love you and miss you deeply, “Da”), this I know to be true: “One is entitled to their own OPINION In a free society, however, one is NOT entitled to their own FACTS.”

Please know that I am truly honored, to be: 1) an Ancient, Free, and Accepted Mason, 3°; 2) a member of the Scottish Rite, 32°; 3) an honorary member of the Order of the Eastern Star (my wife of 27 years departed our mortal realm two years ago from a battle with pancreatic cancer to join the “[G]rand Architect of the Universe,” our ONE true [G]od and CREATOR), and; 4) to have proudly, albeit secretly, have served America in the most perilous of situations, without protection of a uniform, behind what our brilliant ally then-Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, so aptly and impactfully named — that horrible wall, a tombstone to those hundreds, if not thousands who so desperately sought freedom — “the Iron Curtain,” (about which I can say no more, for reasons of “secrecy.”)

c) there are a few points I wish to touch upon, the first of which is “SECRECY”: 1-4, each of these, it is true, requires elements of secrecy and, within each of the first three, they are NOT “secret societies,” but “societies with secrets,” and, yes, there is a difference that extends far beyond what most would merely dismiss as being “semantics.” There are many reasons for secrecy:

i) to enable a true member of 1-3, et al, to determine IF the individual presenting him/herself is, indeed, a member of 1-3. This is done either through secret words, phrases, questions and answers, or signs and symbols (as example, I refer you to the following items, (•) through (••••); should the reader not need an example, for purposes of brevity, the reader may skip to (d).

(•) one well-known example of secret signs being important was during the American Civil War when, during battle, a small group of Confederate Soldiers had won a skirmish with an equally small group of Union soldiers.

••) Debate ensued regarding one Union officer who had been captured after his small group had been killed while attempting to charge a small hill with superior vantage point to the battoefiepd below.

•••) As the battle itself raged on around them, it was hastily decided by lower ranking Confederates to dispatch with the Union officer, lest he rejoin his troops and kill more of their Confederates.

••••) As the guns were drawn upon him, their superior officer came to the group, whenceupon the Union officer immediately flashed the SECRET Masonic sign of distress (each of the officers most likely wore a symbol immediately recognizable to Freemasons the Square and Compass which frames the letter “G,” which has a doublé êntendre meaning for “God,” and the “Grand Architect” of all) and the Confederate officer spared his life, taking him prisoner.

d) During each of the three degrees, a prospective Brother must recite a sacred oath that is written for each special Degree; 1°, 2°, and 3°, upon his Bible (a Bible chosen by him, such as a family Bible);

i) precisely in the manner that our Founding First President, George Washington, did when he was accepted into Masonry and AGAIN using THAT SAME Bible upon taking the oath of office) and reenacting, yes, a secret ritual — the SAME ritual that President & General George Washington and 16 other American Presidents went through — then;

ii) that brought or “raised” the then-”prospective” brother, into the Brotherhood of Ancient, Free and accepted Masons.

•) While I shall hold fast to my oath, for further elucidation as to the ritual(s) of the three degrees I am able to direct you to sanctioned televised resources that actually filmed the ritual and interviewed the some of the highest officers in Masonry: “The History Channel,” © and the National Offices of Scottish Rite Free Masonic Temple located on 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

••) I am reticent to direct you to YouTube®©, because there are far too many “nutty professors” (claiming to be “experts” on Masonry), and ill-informed zealots with their own agenda of self-promotion, or “sinister” presentations flambouyantly filmed, à la “Phantom of the Opera, however…bearing THAT nonsense in mind, you should:

•••) try to search for the exquisite filming of the British “raising” of new Brethren;

••••) https://scottishrite.org/

•••••) Did you know that the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons are not only the OLDEST and LARGEST fraternity on our planet, but it contributes more money to charitable organizations than any other organization, the world over?! Every time you see a commercial for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital which treats children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay — remember that it is ENTIRELY a Masonic charity, sponsored by the “Shriners,” one if the several pathways of Masonry, open to ANY 3° Master Mason.

Here are a number of lists of Masonic Charities:

http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/masonic_charity.html/

http://www.themasonictrowel.com/freemasonry/how_do_i/charities.htm/

http://www.masonicinfo.com/leader.htm/

http://www.masonicinfo.com/index.htm#.VvVu-prD9im/

http://symboldictionary.net/?p=3184

I apologize to ALL for the length of my reply, but hope that you found this offering helpful!

May God bless each if you, your homes, your loved ones, may you enjoy good health, happiness, prosperity and success in all endeavors!

Zacharael
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Brother May 21, 2017 at 4:51 pm

I have yet to meet a mason who wont tell you their “Masonic Accomplishments” upfront, without asking. This organization attracts Neurotic Psychopaths. I did not join for the “Honors” and Nepotism as most did, I joined to infiltrate and bring light to the world at large.

Trisha April 27, 2016 at 9:55 pm

My family rarely spoke about the meetings and when they did, nothing that was mentioned was more than what you would hear here with the exception of certain virtues they’d hope we’d adopt when we became adults. I can tell you one thing for sure though. My great-uncles (Freemasons) and grandfather as well as great-grandfather (Freemason) were and are devoted to God. I won’t say which denomination out of respect for the “no theology” rule that they try to observe. I know that it is not strictly Christian, however so have never heard of anyone speaking about a Goddess. Not once in my life and no, I have nothing against those who believe that way either. I am simply sharing my personal experience. I don’t believe the Freemasons I have been around had anything to do with that type of belief. They are well into their 70′s and 80′s now and I have still heard nothing of the sort. That’s a pretty good track record.

Sis March 9, 2018 at 12:23 am

Of course not

Vicky Carson Brazil July 9, 2011 at 1:51 am

Thank you for having this site. I am trying to make a star for our chapter’s float for a parade. Finally figured it out on my own, but I wanted to see if there was directions on any of the O.E.S., sites. I do wish I could become a Mason, do you think it will be okay one day? Sincerely, Vicky Carson Brazil A.M. #76, Ca.

tina June 18, 2011 at 2:34 am

researching anagrams and powers of symbols and there meaning 3> the one i drew today very powerful symbols i see in my minds eye.photo graphic memory or subconscious recognition?when i channel or free write,the message come through me not by me.

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