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Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles Study Center
Masonic Hall, 244 N. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206
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Can science and faith can work together to help heal and enlighten mankind?
Date: 6/3/2017 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Natural Science
Presenter: Evonne Paskow
Synopsis: For centuries, the majority of society has held the idea of “Faith vs. Science.” In the last century this idea has slowly been changing with the emerging ideas from both the scientific and religious communities. We will be exploring these ideas and how they can change our lives today. Have we reached the “tipping point” in our society in which mankind can heal and enlighten ourselves? Or do we still need more time to explore these concepts before they are put into action? In Freemasonry we are encouraged to explore our inner selves in order to evolve or improve humanity as a whole. Please join us in exploring the idea of science and faith working together to help heal and enlighten mankind.

Does all life have a unique, magnetic, two-way energy flow to the geophysical spot on earth where it is born?
Date: 9/2/2017 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Carol Assa
Synopsis: We will discuss the possible connections that people, animals, plants, inanimate objects and buildings might have to their geophysical place of birth. Also, we will be discuss the theories of Francis Nixon, a well-known and respected magnetic researcher in this field including the scientific basis for this phenomenon.

Is the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) experiencing a Cultural Resurgence?
Date: 10/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Rosa Maria Gomez De Lopez
Synopsis: The Day of the Dead is a tradition that has transcended borders and cultures. This tradition is based on Aztec Culture (Mexico) Central America, Columbian and pre-Columbian Cultures. European countries celebrate the Day of the Dead as well. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. The festival that developed into the modern Day of the Dead was celebrated in the ninth month of Mexica Solar Calendar, Over the past two decades, due to Immigration, mass media, and Social Networks, this tradition has re-emerged in some cultures that had lost the tradition. Is the Day of the Dead experiencing a Cultural Resurgence? With Freemasonry also venerating the memories of the passed, there is a interesting relationship between these two customs that will be discussed.

Does fiction build or break the morality of individuals and societies?
Date: 11/4/2017 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Literature
Presenter: Jamie Shuler
Synopsis: An age old controversy, the question of the effects of fiction on the human condition remains relevant. Book bans & burnings, the FCC, even Plato had strong opinions on allowing fiction to be read by the masses. What are the actual dangers of fiction, though? And if they exist, can we find the opposing power in fiction that would equally serve us?

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