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The Purpose

The highest aim of Masonry is to perfect Humanity by uniting, rather than dividing, Mankind under the banner of Brother Love, Relief and Truth.

The Freemason

A Freemason is a seeker of Truth, a protector of the light and an explorer of the mind, all the while practicing tolerance and love towards others.

The Degrees

Masonry is an ancient system of degrees that helps the seeker to uncover univeral truth and light through the experience of ritual.

Become a Mason

No invitations are required to join, one must simply ask and prove that they are qualified to be accepted. Contact The Order for more information.

Welcome to Co-Freemasonry

Composed of Freemasons of both sexes, fraternally united without distinction of race, religion or creed, The Honorable Order of American Co-Masonry has established a system of workings that is both ceremonial and symbolic that allows its members to erect a Mystic Temple to The Great Architect of the Universe and to the Perfection of Humanity.

With the knowledge that Masonry provides the best means for the Perfecting of Humanity, The Order aspires to attain its ideals by creating an international organization that extends Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth to all its members. American Co-Masonry has established a Masonic Government that ensures the maximum liberty compatible with a voluntarily accepted discipline, organized upon the precepts of the Ancient Mystery Schools and the Scottish Rite,

The Order seeks above all to realize on earth the highest degree of moral, intellectual, and spiritual development for all Mankind; this being the prerequisite for all happiness that each individual can attain in a fraternally-organized Humanity.

The Order professes no dogma. Instead, its purpose is to search for Truth. In Lodges, discussions and debates on social, philosophical, or religious questions have no other purpose than the intellectual enlightenment of its members, and thus enabling them to reach for a greater understanding of themselves and Humanity, all in the pursuit of fulfilling their duties as Freemasons.

See also:
Declaration of Principles
Qualities of a Freemason
Articles & Essays
How to join

On Holy Ground

Read this book to learn more about the story of Co-Masonry. "On Holy Ground" begins with a brief retelling Freemasonry's story; traces women's early entry into the Operative Masonic guilds and Speculative otherwise all-male Freemasonic Lodges; explains women's unfair exclusion from the Craft; and the rise in Europe of Co-Masonry, which finally swung the doors open to female initiates. "On Holy Ground" introduces the reader to the earliest Co-Masons and the founders of their Orders throughout the world.

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Latest News & Articles

The Differences between Co-Masonry and the Eastern Star

Co-Freemasons, startlingly often, are asked what is the difference between them and the Order of Eastern Star. I suspect OES members also hear this question, equally more often than they'd care to.

Rediscovery of Alpha Lodge’s Charter

Many relics of North American Co-Freemasonry’s early history remain doggedly lost until it is time to be found. This article is about one of those relics, the first English Charter of the first Co-Masonic Lodge in North America; how it seems to have been lost and its stationary journey to being found.

English or York Rite Degrees

The history of the York Rite Degrees practiced by The Honorable Order of American Co-Masonry.


Explore the differences between the three branches of Freemasonry; Male-only, Female-only and Mixed or Co-Masonry.

Isabel B. Holbrook

A strong minded woman and gifted speaker, Holbrook was a rare women who forged the foundations of Co-Masonry in North America.

The Story of Old Hiram

Edith Armour, our Third Most Sovereign Grand Commander, was almost a year in office when she took 'Old Hiram' on a road trip to visit the Lodges of the Federation.

Masonic Philosophical Society

The Supreme Council has established a Society for Masons and non-Masons alike. This organization works to eradicate ignorance through the dissemination, debate and discussion of information.

What is the Secret of Freemasonry?

"The secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can be known only by those who seek it, serve it, live it. It cannot be uttered; it can only be felt and acted. It is, in fact, an open secret, and each man knows it according to his quest and capacity. Like all things worth knowing, no one can know it for another and no man can know it alone."

- Bro. Joseph Fort Newton

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