If you hold the Master Mason degree in Freemasonry, you qualify and are invited to join the Kena Shrine and Shriners International. If you are not a Feemason already, you must start your journey by first receiving the three degrees known as the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees in a Masonic Lodge
, often known as the Symbolic Lodge, Blue Lodge or Craft Lodge. In Freemasonry, there is no higher degree than that of Master Mason (the Third Degree). In Virginia, Masonry does not solicit members. In this area, no one is asked to join, and a man must seek admission of his own free will — he must ask. In some areas, Masons are permitted to solicit new members. In all cases, a man interested in becoming a Mason, if he has not been asked, or for men who would like to receive additional instruction and explanation regarding the allegory and symbolism learned in the Masonic Lodge
, the Scottish Rite
or the York Rite
bodies elaborate on the basic tenets of Freemasonry, should consult a friend whom he believes to be a Freemason to secure his good counsel and recommendation concerning this important undertaking.