Mattie and Shelley are quite right. Though the 'secret handshake' stuff is a bit overrated - masons don't go around doing that sort of stuff in the hope of meeting another mason - it would be a bit frowned on. Only a few wear rings, and some (including me) wear a discreet lapel pin. There's a Polish TV presenter who wears a large aquare and compasses on his jacket, visible to the viewers but that's highly
untypical. It isn't secret, just meant to be discreet, and the time spent in lodge is a kind of freedom from the outside world, where peopel who often lead very pressured lives can truly relax.
Forget the 'Albert Pike' and 'P2' stuff. Utter rot. Not that P2 was a masonic lodge for most of its existance due to being expelled or that the name 'Albert Pike' is known outside the fevered minds of conspiracy theorists.
Freemasonry is a system of morality and a way of looking at life. It's quite popular in Poland, and has existed since at least the eighteenth century. Adam Mickiewicz was a member. The craft was banned during the communist era, but has been growing extremely healthily since, with about 20 lodges of different sorts around Poland, most in the capital.
Have a look at wolnomularstwo.pl and see what it's really like.
and are you a travelling man?
From whence to whither? ;-)))) (Not that that particular form is used within Polish FM)
All I know is that you must stay far far away! Heard of people who ended up dead when they wanted out.
And if you want to leave, you just send a letter saying so.