Spiritually we gain support by belonging to a group of people who think and feel the same way as us. Freemasonry is not a religion as such but it is rich in symbolism, much of which is perceived in dreams as archetypal images. Truly holy men seek harmony and balance in the universe and as Freemasons are self-initiated, they will symbolize this quality in dreams. They may also symbolize esoteric knowledge. Any grouping of the masculine usually alerts us to the many sides and aspects of the masculine personality. The four prime beliefs of Freemasonry are: the Fatherhood of God; the brotherhood of man; relief to others; and the search for truth. When these qualities are required in our lives we may dream of Freemasonry or of someone of this belief. Dreaming of belonging to a brotherhood, a mystery school or a closed (secret) society indicates our need to belong to a group of like-minded people. We all need approval from our peers, and such a dream indicates the way we handle ritualized group behaviour. For further clarification you might like to consult Spiritual Imagery in the Introduction.