If the journey you seek involves discovering a better understanding of yourself and developing lifelong bonds of friendship, then you may delight in what you find. The process is not an easy one, nor do we seek to make it so. If you knock on our door, you are asking to join the world's oldest fraternity, and one with a history that stretches back further than any written record. When you are finally accepted as a Freemason, you will find men throughout the world who understand what that bond means. We do not take that bond lightly and we are therefore careful to select men of character.