Philosophy of life: Freemasons

Freemasonry is scattered all over the world. But in every country the associations are independent. Freemasons pursued a humanistic ideal.

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The so called 'operative freemasonry' of the Middle Ages is known from the compasses and the carpenter's square. 

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Arising from the medival building guilds. In consequence of the Reformation (Luther, Calvijn, etc.) the operative freemasonry disappeared.

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by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 3/1999 
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