Freemasonry and Fraternal Organizations


This is absolutely not a complete survey of secret societies and fraternal organizations; there are hundreds of them. This listing is a subjective choice of the editors of this site and mainly the result of available source-documents as rituals.
For some texts linked on this page, we have made extensive use of The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders by Alan Axelrod (published New York, Checkmark Books, 1997) and Fraternal Organizations by Alvin J. Schmidt (published Westport, Greenwood Press, 1980).