If you are a son of a mason then you are called a Lewis, and are automatically allowed to join at the age of 21.
I have that option, I have been to my fathers Lodge and its eye opening, inside it looks like a court room, the floor has black and white cheques, and at one end of the room there are Solomon’s pillars, in the middle of the room there are wooden tables with mason’s tools.
The lodge have there own bar for drinks and a get together.
From the people I know who are masons they are all ok theres a tyre fitter, carpet fitter etc...These are all lower masons, also called the shop floor...the charity and do gooders of the masons, it the upper masons who have been corrupted.
And yes they do practice occult rituals, and they have there own bible.....I have no idea who owns the lodge.