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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?

Are we alone in the Galaxy?
Date: 5/7/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Doyle Slack
Synopsis: Astronomy is one of the seven liberal arts and sciences that Freemasons use to bring understanding the universe and ourselves. In 1961, Frank Drake introduced Drake's Equation, a formula which can be used to estimate the number of advanced societies in a given population of stars. In the last few years, there has been a great deal of progress in identifying planets around stars, but that is only one factor in determining the likelihood of the presence of civilization elsewhere in our galaxy. We will look at Drake's equation and discuss the importance that man has historically placed on being the only advanced species in the universe.

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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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