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San Diego 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.

San Diego Study Center
Oceanside Independent Order of Odd Fellow 503 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054
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Is There a Divine Reason for the Mona Lisas Smile?
Date: 3/5/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Francine Williams
Synopsis: The Mona Lisa is probably the world’s most-famous painting. It was painted sometime between 1503 and 1506, when Leonardo da Vinci was living in Florence. It now hangs in the Louvre, in Paris, where it remains an object of pilgrimage in the 21st century. But the history of the Mona Lisa is shrouded in mystery. Some say she is hiding a secret and others say there is evidence of Masonic symbolism within the painting. Is the Mona Lisa conveying a divine secret to humanity?

If you meet Buddha on the road, should you kill him?
Date: 6/4/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Karen Phelps
Synopsis: There is a belief that if you want to be Christ-like or develop Buddha nature, then you should act more like Christ or Buddha, as if the way to become something is by imitating it. In this study group we will explore whether it is beneficial to follow in the footsteps of the wise versus seek what they sought and get there yourself.

Do Crystals have Any Real Healing Power?
Date: 8/20/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Lyn Darnall
Synopsis: For a millennium, crystals, minerals, metals, and gemstones have been used to heal as well as to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. The ancients must somehow have known, that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about subtle energetic changes. Royals have worn crystals throughout history in their jewelry, crowns, thrones, and swords. Crystals have been used by ancient Egyptians for protection, health, and as a guide to the afterlife. Ancient Greeks rubbed themselves with crushed hematite before going into battle, thinking that it would make them invincible. In this study group we will explore whether crystals can truly have an influence on our well being and whether a crystal's color and shape can assist in balancing our various Chakra centers. We will also discuss what Masonic writings have taught about minerals and gemstones.

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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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