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Connecticut Study Center

The Masonic Philosophical Society has been growing throughout the world steadily. While we offer many different resources for our members to grow and learn online, there is simply no substitute for attending the Study Center nearest you. When you attend a Study Center of the Masonic Philosophical Society you will have the opportunity, not only to hear from a speaker, but to participate in the dialogue.

Connecticut Study Center
1080 Old Post Rd Fairfield, CT 06824
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Is Christianity an esoteric philosophy?
Date: 9/11/2016 3:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Matias Cumsille
Synopsis: "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house." ~ Matthew 5:14-15 Jesus of Nazareth taught his disciplines through the language of parables and symbols. But many have taken his word literally. Are Jesus's words meant to be literal or is it an esoteric philosophy? Join our Masonic investigation on whether Christianity is an esoteric philosophy.

What is Freedom and what is understood by it?
Date: 10/9/2016 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavorial Science
Presenter: Plinio A. Butten
Synopsis: Freedom implies that we are free to act or think according to our best judgement without constraint, restraint or coercion of any kind. It is a very interesting concept when we see it from our end but when our freedom of action interact or encounter the right of freedom of others then, the definition of Freedom changes and becomes rather complicated. How can we reconcile the concept of Freedom with the premise that in exercising our own we may infringe on the rights to Freedom of others? How does Freemasonry explain the concept of Freedom?

Is civilization a reflection of Mans evolution?
Date: 1/22/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Plinio Butten
Synopsis: One of the most basic necessities for man is shelter. The need to protect himself from danger and difficulties has been the preoccupation for humanity for all of its existence. Over the ages Man's shelter has changed, been enhanced, and has come to include art. Freemasons use symbols to help uncover nature's hidden secrets. How, then, does architecture symbolize Man's evolution?

School of Pythagoras
Hypatia Quote

Wisdom of Neoplatonism

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them."
Hypatia of Alexandria
Mathematician and Astronomer
Personal Writings