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
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.
Declaration of Principles
Qualities of a Freemason
Articles & Essays
How to join
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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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