A Mason is only as good as the tools he keeps, whether a member of the mysterious fraternal order, an aspiring builder, or just interested in learning more about the secret society which is not so secret, this application is an open door to the mysteries and symbolism of Freemasonry. Learn about the Masonic tools which make good men better, and contemplate your open mind on the symbols of the Square and Compass.
Learn what it means to meet others on the Level, while measuring your everyday moves precisely, always striving towards continuous improvement with the Gavel in hand, while spreading the brotherly love with the Trowel, and being upright like the Plumb. Included also are the Masonic handshakes and their meanings as published in Illustrations of Masons, published in the late 1800's.
One need not belong to a Freemasonic Lodge to study and apply its wisdom in real life, but all that is needed is the desire and aspiration to strive upwards and towards a higher path in life. Freemasonry pre dates all other Fraternal orders and Secret Socities from which many borrowed of Freemasonry, with the likes of Thelema, The Order of the Golden Dawn, and the Rosicrucians, and although it is said Masonry began around the times of King Solomon, and was later popularized during the reign of the Knights Templar, Freemasonry began much earlier and can be traced to the beginning of Mankind as described in the book of Genesis.
Of course, this is in allegory, and has been expanded upon in depth by writers and occultists such as Albert Pike, Eliphas Levi, and even Aleister Crowley. So dive right in to the depths of the wisdom which leads to the living stone and become a shining talisman by learning and applying the Masonic tools which will bring forth light in your daily life.