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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.

Is the World a Better Place?
Date: 4/9/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Plinio Butten
Synopsis: The late years of the 18th Century were marked by dramatic changes in the way the European Society Conduct themselves Politically, Economically, and Socially. The French and Industrial Revolution open a Portal by which Humanity pass to a new lever of social and industrial development, paving the way to the world as we know it today. But we have to ask ourselves, is the world a better place and does Freemasonry have a task to keep it good or to improve it?

What would be the Ideal way of organizing the world?
Date: 6/11/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Janet Castro
Synopsis: Animal Farm is an allegorical novella/fable written by George Orwell, first published in 1945. The plot is how animals reveal themselves to a human being because of the ill-treatment received. After the revolt, there is a state of well-being on the farm in which everyone works to feed themselves and not feed a master, they can vote what is right and what is wrong. They even laid down some commandments in which animals cannot have contact with humans or behave like them. But, as time goes on, the pigs are acquiring power, and Napoleon is the only one who commands and has a vote. It is a matter of time that pigs begin breaking all the commandments and in the end, the pigs adopt a human behavior in such a way that you cannot differentiate Human from Pig. Orwell portrays an interesting movement of good-intentions to power-aquisition as well as many important questions. How do we measure the balance of power? Why do people die for a cause? Leadership being part of the teachings of Freemasonry, what is the opinion of Freemasons on this?

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"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."
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