The Freemasons are an absolute blur in my mind. There is the silly conspiracy stuff - Da vinci Code and whatnot. Even better was an episode of Ancient Aliens, which claimed that the Freemasons are the descendants of lovechildren conceived between aliens and humans, and that they are planning to "go home" to Alpha Centauri.
Then there is my Jewish buddy, who talks about her working class uncles who were Freemasons. She imagines it as a bunch of guys wearing silly hats and drinking beer, kind of like the Grand Poobas on the Flintstones. I had thought it was a Christian organization, but she assures me it is not.
And there is a really nice guy who I do some work with. First generation Mexican New Yorker, wears a suit to every day, and works for a city-funded program under the auspices of the Mayor's office, to help low income people create household budgets, save for goals, avoid scams, get out of debt, fight of foreclosures, etc. Handsome young man. Charming. Recently married to a crisis counselor. A nice couple, who care about their communities. Bright. Progressive. Educated. And sometimes he carries a garment bag to work, with an even fancier one than the one that he is wearing, because he has a Freemason meeting after work.
So I have no information to share, other than random images, myths, glimpses and stories.