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"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

Esotericism

Is there a limit to knowledge? Is the life of one integrated in the pattern of the stars? Esotericism is the studies of the Initiate who seeks to know the hidden mysteries of nature and science; thus leading him to inner knowledge.

Formal Science

The mathematical mysteries and complexities which reside infinitely in the construct of matter and nature allow man to witness the hidden beauty of life. The empirical nature of these Sciences inspires one to search for the patterns within and without. To find Truth one must employ the aid of reason and logic.

History

The penning of Humanity's existence should never be met with indifference. The rise and fall of civilization and of those who existed before us allows us to create a bridge to our future. Those that fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

Behavior Science

Why has man created civilization? Why do we need each other? What causes our behavior? The Behavioral Sciences teaches us about the evolution of the individual and society. Humanity is an endless web of actions, reactions, and traditions. The one who can begin to understand this will begin to understand himself.

Natural Science

Natural Science is a systematic exploration of the principles that make up the whole of creation in symmetry and order. The study of these laws, which govern the Universe, empowers the Seeker to better understand himself.

Literature

The pen has always been the method by which the story of heroes, lives never lived, and the deepest tragedies have been told. The imagination of Man is made manifest in the pages of books. Literature is one of the most enduring of man's creations, giving us glimpses of our past, present and future.

Philosophy

What is reality? What is the nature and depth of knowledge? What is justice? Philosophy has attempted throughout the ages to answer these timeless questions. It seeks to systemically uncover the Truth that lies beyond the diversity of ideas.




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The Masonic Philosophical Society seeks to recapture the spirit of the Renaissance that brought mankind so many scientific, artistic, and philosophical advancements without seeking to destroy spiritual pursuits
Mission
The Masonic Philosophical Society is an institution which aims to provide an environment of exploration within the framework of Masonic principles and to inspire individuals to self-awareness
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Minnesota
Is all happiness created equal?
Has war ever benefited humanity?
Is Deism really Atheism in disguise?
What is Epigenetics and how does it affect our lives?
Is the search for meaning in life a moral obligation?
Florida
What was the influence of Greek architecture in Co-Masonry and the modern world?
Babel Tower
Does Co-masonry consider a reborn when an organ transplant?
Is there any connection between sports and sacred geometry?
Arkansas
Is the Path of Initiation a Heros Journey?
What is evil?
Do Planets Make Music?
What generation should you really have been born in?
Other Countries
¿Podemos resolver el conflicto entre lo que pensamos, sentimos y hacemos?
¿Puede haber moralidad y ética sin espiritualidad, o son consustanciales?
¿Es posible hacer alquimia con nuestra vida personal?
¿Es posible la sostenibilidad ecológica o ya el daño es irreversible?
¿Somos nada más un cuerpo pensante o un ente espiritual habitando un cuerpo?
El Número de Oro: ¿azar en la naturaleza o diseño inteligente?
Arte abstracto: ¿Ejercicio intelectual o búsqueda espiritual?
¿Vivimos en una democracia real o es una autocracia velada?
Cuentos de hadas: ¿historias morales o enseñanza espiritual?
What makes Homo Sapiens so special?
How relevant is Religion?
Humanity and Disasters: How Should Man React?
Is the Current Model of Science Sustainable?
What is Freethought and has it lost the intent of its original meaning?
Does Freemasonry advocate Anarchy?
Is Astrotheology the foundation of all world religion?
Is Hermeticism an ancient form of science?
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Does an irrational number (Phi) govern structures in our objective universe?
The U.S. Electoral College: Effective System or Outdated Paradigm?
What Can the Life of Samurai Miyamoto Musashi Teach Us About Freemasonry?
Do Ancient Alchemical Beliefs on the Cycle of the Elements Have any Bearing to the Modern World?
Is the evolution of language an indication of the evolution of man?
What would our Founding Fathers think of the Supreme Court Today?
Dark
Does Nihilism Lead to a Fulfilling Life?
"The Invisible Cloth": What is the Metaphor Embedded in this Tale?
Do the Ends Justify the Means?
Was Judas’ Betrayal of Jesus an Act of a Compassionate Sacrifice?
J.S. Bach, a brilliant composer, or an inspired rebel?
Camus, The Stranger, and the Absurd
Is the worldview that the ultimate reality of the universe is Mental(or Spiritual) rather than physical/material relevant today? 
How do Stories, Epics, and Myths Communicate our Human Behavior?
Does the Trivium Method provide a path to intellectual freedom?
Do fractals represent the Nature of our reality?
Geometria Sagrada é uma integração da ciência e da espiritualidade?
Numa sociedade de aparências e falsidades podemos confiar em alguém?
Ciência e espiritualidade são antagônicos?
Existem fadas, duendes e gnomos?
Qué es la Epigenética y como actúa en nuestras vidas y que relación tiene con la Masonería.
¿Es la masonería una religión, o un sustituto de la religión o algo completamente diferente?
¿Es la masonería una religión, o un sustituto de la religión o algo completamente diferente?
Puede una Sociedad basada en la competencia, brutalidad y el miedo cambiar todo esto?
¿Tiene la alquimia importancia en nuestra vida moderna?
¿Qué relación existe entre los Dioses de Egipto y la Masonería?
¿Cómo aborda la Masonería la Teología, que es el estudio de lo Divino?
¿Qué es el compañerismo y cuál es su rol en la Masonería?
¿Qué es el compañerismo y cuál es su rol en la Masonería?
El Arte y su Lenguaje ¿Qué son y cómo nos transforman?
¿Es la Materia Oscura el Éter de los alquimistas?
Poder, sexualidad y voluntad de saber en la Masoneria.
Las Supercuerdas y la visión remota de partículas, ¿un vislumbre más de la realidad detrás del velo de Isis?
¿Es el Amor un elemento de transformación?
Crisis y diferentes espectros de la revolución: ¿Cómo se estructura un cambio?
¿Cuál es y dónde está la frontera entre lo público y lo secreto de la co-masonería?
¿Puede una sociedad basada en la competencia, la brutalidad y el miedo cambiar?
¿Se relaciona la Astrología con la Masonería?
¿Cuál es la tribu de la Masonería? o ¿Es la Masonería una Tribu?
¿Qué tienen en común las Ciencias, la Magia y la Masonería?
Silencio y Transmutación. Nuestra vida es una cadena de reacciones a los estímulos, basada en los condicionamientos resultados de nuestras experiencias ¿Es posible vivir de otra forma?
¿Qué es el Cristianismo Esotérico y cuál es su relación con la Masonería?
¿Escuchar Música, es una forma de Meditación?
¿Qué representa “La Duda” en el camino del Masón?
Biocentrismo, ¿es la Vida la creadora del Universo?.
: ¿Sobreviven los herederos de los antiguos oficios de los constructores de catedrales?
Es la Masonería una escuela de pensamiento?
Es la muerte a su vez un nacimiento? El simbolismo de la muerte entre profanos y masones.
¿Qué es la consciencia? ¿Cuál es la esencia de la consciencia, de esa chispa que hace que nosotros seamos quienes somos y como se relaciona con la Masonería?
Casualidad o Causalidad?
¿Qué construyen los Masones?
Consciencia sin Ciencia... ¿Conscientes de que?
¿Por qué negamos la Muerte? ¿Cuál es el significado de ella a través de la Historia?
Música y Consciencia, ¿el “Efecto Mozart” tiene alguna relación con la Masonería?
A maçonaria teve participação na Incofidencia Mineira?
O Pequeno Príncipe de Saint-Exupery
El Viaje del Héroe, ¿ exclusiva de los cuentos o es una habilidad que podemos desarrollar?
Ohio
How is Masonry an alchemical process?
How can we read literature to understand it in a new light and use it in our Masonic journey?
Colorado
How is surrealism a key to harmonizing the sub- and conscious minds?
Are we better off or worse off today?
Do Kabbalah and tarot relate to initiatory societies and the mystery schools?
The Moral Philosophy of Immanuel Kant: Is Morality Self-Evident or Taught?
Can the Atlantean visions of Edgar Cayce teach us about our origins and future?
Can Human Beings Evolve All at Once or a Little at a Time?
Is Climate Change Real?
How Pertinent is the Egyptian Book of the Dead to Today’s World View?
Has the Trivium become so diluted it is no longer relevant or recognizable?
Do We Have Abilities that are Beyond our basic Understanding?
Is the Bushido Culture of Japanese Samurai Similar to the Discipline of Masonry?
What is Average?
Are maps a representation of our world and is our worldview shaped by them?
Is The Walden of Thoreau Performance Art?
Do Good and Evil really exist?
Antibiotic Resistant Disease and Balds Leechbook: Modern Medical Answers?
Texas
Color Theory and the I Ching
Does photography offer a true representation of reality?
Did Freemasonry shape the actions of the liberators of South America?
The Pursuit of Happiness: Is it a Choice?
Camus, The Stranger, and The Absurd
Did Freemasonry shape the actions of the liberators of South America?
Utah
Are we on the steps of the Fools Journey?
How important is our sense of smell?
How are we programmed to fear?
What are the lessons learned from the Day of the Dead?
Will the real Shakespeare please stand?
Is love an art?
Connecticut
Is Trust the Essential Fabric Holding Society Together?
Is “The Ugly Duckling” a Story of an Initiatory Journey?
Why Do We Want Words to Express Feelings After Experiencing Anothers Death?
Should Certain Books Be Banned?
What Use does the Pythagorean Theorem Have in Our Daily Lives?
Could We Manipulate DNA to Extend Human Lifespan?
Should We Look for Logical Fallacies?
Simple Guidance For A Good Life?
Washington
We are dark.
Are Space and Time the Ultimate Illusion?
Why Are Ceremonies and Rituals Important in Our Lives?
What Is Your Quest? Manifestations of the Search for the Grail
Massachusetts
Was Christine de Pisan a Feminist?
How Can We Use Esotericism in Our Own Development?
How Much Control Does Man Have Over Himself?
Is the Story of Jesus Christ a Solar Story?
How Do We Make Tough Decisions?
Was Christine de Pisan a feminist?
Is Sun Tzus Art of War still relevant today?
Does magic exists and where does it come from?
What is the connection of Freemasonry with the ancient temples of the world?
Are we living in the illusion of the Maya?
Does the Trivium Method provide a path to intellectual freedom?
Oklahoma
Do Planets Make Music?
How can the Enneagram of psychology enhance our lives and relationships?
Does Feng Shui allow you to live in harmony with your environment?
Should a Fifth Gospel be added to the New Testament?
Is Silence a Way to Wisdom?
California
Can the average person achieve true happiness?
Is alternative medicine more effective than Western medicine?
Is Saturn a friend or foe to humanity?
What is Theosophy?
Does Nihilism Lead to a Fulfilling Life?
Is Hermeticism an ancient form of science?
Could working the path of Enlightenment really be the turning back of time?
Is Extinction Natural?
Philosophy of the Mind and Artificial intelligence?
Did the Industrial Revolution Improve Society?
What is Liberty?
"Is a Wild Card a Good Thing?
What is Liberty?
Could Marcus Aurelius Have Been the First Freemason?
What is Compassion?
Why do humans create ceremonies...?
Hiram MPS is dark in December. No Meeting.
Michigan
What does it mean to Grok or Understand in Fullness?
What can the Channeled Visions of Atlantis Teach Us about the Ancient Mysteries?
Does Humanity Require Religion?
Kansas
Is Deism really Atheism in disguise?
Should the words "under God" be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance?
What are the hidden messages and symbolism in allegorical art?
Is musical ability born in us, developed through practice, or inspired by Muses?
What does it mean to Grok or Understand in Fullness?
New York
Are we living in the Matrix?
How Did Freemasonry Influence Mormonism?
How does Bad or Good Faith affect us in our daily lives?
Does the Trivium Method provide a path to intellectual freedom?
What Special Bond Do Humans Share with the Animal Kingdom?
Is the story of Jesus Christ a story of the stars?
Why is Superman Our Superhero?
What Causes Dreaming?
We are What We Eat, Can We Heal Ourselves With the Proper Diet?
Orpheus, Hades, and The Shawshank Redemption
South Carolina
Does the supernatural exist?
Can and should we separate Jesus from Christianity?
Are temples symbols of Man?"
Illinois
Is climate change real?
Do good and evil really exist?
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"Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents."
Epictetus
Stoic Philosopher
The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

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