Traditional Freemasonry is made of Masonic bodies which are not in full compliance with the United Grand Lodge of England’s Landmarks because of ritual or gender reasons. There are obviously several Grand Lodges which are rigorously and seriously working but which are not following all of the Landmarks.

Traditional Grand Lodges usually meet the following principles that can be considered as the traditional standards:

  •          The presence of the Square, Compass and the Volume of the Sacred Law in Lodge
  •          The oaths are taken upon the VLS
  •          The invocation of the Grand Architect of the Universe
  •          Political and Religion controversy forbidden in Lodge
  •         The Masonic Body has been constituted by at least 3 lodges duly constituted.
  •         The use of rules, codes and rituals which are older than UGLE (1813)

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