For the individual who knows how and when to advance beyond the appearances which at times seem discordant and contradictory and reaches the central nucleus of a proposed concept and/or theory, it must not be difficult to encounter profound parallelisms among Traditions which emanate from the same fountain.

Thus, it is with minimum or no effort that we can realize how Freemasonry shares so many essential tenets, attributes, and characteristics with other socio-cultural movements which have emerged all throughout the history of mankind; Movements which in the form of academies,  private associations, clubs, congregations, guilds and corporations united and still unite “men and women of good repute and customs” who labor incessantly in the construction of their Inner Temples.