Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternity founded on the principles of brotherhood,
with no affiliation to any particular religion, sect or creed. It thus gives the
opportunity for all of its members to meet on a common ground, exercising the utmost
tolerance and understanding of all genuinely held beliefs. While it requires an acceptance
of a Supreme Being or Principal (God), it leaves the individual free to interpret
these archetypal ideas according to their personal development.
What is Co-freemasonry?
Co-freemasonry is freemasonry that admits women as members on an equal
basis with men.
Why The Co-Freemasonic Order of the Blazing Star?
While some members of Freemasonry are content to accept Masonic practice
and ritual as a practical training in brotherly co-operation, moral teaching and
charity there are many who feel the need to look for a deeper meaning.
The Co-Freemasonic Order of the Blazing Star is particularly well placed
to offer these genuine seekers the opportunity to look for this spiritual meaning
hidden in Freemasonry. For those prepared to undertake serious study and training,
the insights and inner growth dedicated in greater service of humanity are incalculable.
The Co-Freemasonic Order of the Blazing Star is based in the South West
of England. It sees its main emphasis as cultivating the spiritual and esoteric aspects
of freemasonry, and offers a true initiatory system of training and development of
the 33 degrees of ‘The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite’ for the benefit of humanity
and the world. It currently operates an ancient Irish working in the craft degrees.
What does the C.F.O.B.S teach?
The Supreme Being, as the Great Architect Of The Universe manifested
creation for many purposes, one of which is the discovery of the divine nature withinourselves and creation. To most of humanity these inner truths are lost, however
they have always been discernable to those who search with intense aspiration. Knowledge
of these inner truths has existed from the dawn of time and has also been called
the ancient wisdom which has been manifested throughout the ages in many forms. Many
see the Freemasonic work as a reflection of the ancient mysteries of Egypt and Greece
which can also be seen in the Templars and the renaissance. The Freemasonic ceremonies
use symbols and allegory in a harmonised ritual form which encourages an intuitive
understanding, initiatory training and are a way of linking the two aspects of the
ancient adage ‘As above, so below’.