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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.

Chicago Study Center
1703 Orrington Ave Evanston, IL 60201
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Is anarchy the future of government?
Date: 7/22/2017 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Matias Cumsille
Synopsis: When one thinks of anarchy, they think of angry citizens throwing benches at windows of innocent store owners. Why? Because it has been demonized by modern Democracy as a plague to be avoided. Anarchy a political philosophy that is rarely taught in schools. The word itself has morphed into a synonym for chaos. Yet, in its strict definition, it implies self-governance and voluntary institutions. In fact, Anarchy can be used to describe the freedom of Fraternal Organizations in which membership is based on the time old axiom: of your own free will and accord.

Is the mind the center of human life?
Date: 8/26/2017 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Natural Science
Presenter: Sandy McKeown
Synopsis: The mind has the ability to remember, think, desire, calculate, and conceive. Therefore, the mind can be considered the center of human life. But, according to Japanese culture, the concept of hara is the focal point of our well-being. The hara can be translated as "gut" or "belly" or "abdomen". Recently, science has discovered a so-called second brain in the gut of our bodies. Is science confirming what the Japanese have known all along? How can being conscious of our gut make any difference in our integrity, calmness, courage, or compassion? Freemasonry blends body and mind into one awareness. Find out how this blending relates to the center of human life.

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