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Whitestone 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.

Whitestone Study Center
149-39 11th Ave Whitestone, NY 11357
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How can we discipline to improve our mental and physical health?
Date: 6/3/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Lylia Gonzalezfrayle
Synopsis: Discipline is a concept everyone is aware of, but few truly understand. The most successful people in life exert discipline on daily basis. It is vital to every living being and without it, the world around us would be chaos. To be a great and inspiring leader, you must constantly display restraint. Not giving into something you truly want is a sign of strength. Making the right decisions in life can make or break you, and this type of person tends to make the right decisions. What would be the consequences of undisciplined behavior in our physical and mental health? We will try to answer this a other questions in the discussing of this very important subject, and what association it has with Masonry.

Is there a secret to success?
Date: 7/9/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Michele Strevel
Synopsis: What do we define as success? The word degree in its primitive meaning signifies a step. Is it possible to achieve personal success through steps or degrees and if so, what are they? Business strategists claim to use certain defined steps to achieve their goals, psychologists help patients through personal struggles using defined steps to navigate through the myriad of human emotions. Is Masonic knowledge a guide for a successful, balanced life?

We are what we eat, can we heal ourselves with the proper diet?
Date: 11/4/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Bro Klaudia Suszcynska
Synopsis: Superfoods, anti-oxidants, probiotics are all modern terms used to identify food that promotes a healthier lifestyle and could potentially cure everything from the common cold to cancer. Can we really heal our bodies and improve our mental health with the proper diet? what special properties do these foods have? does Freemasonry promote a healthier lifestyle?

What use does the Pythagorean Theorem have in our daily lives and in Freemasonry?
Date: 12/10/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Lylia Gonzalezfrayle
Synopsis: The 47th Proposition of Euclid, is a very difficult subject for people who do not have too much understanding of Mathematics. Yet, it is the understanding of the relationship of the numbers 3,4, and 5. We all know that the triangle has three sides. In a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the two sides is equal to the square of the hypotenuse. In other words the square of 3 (9), plus the square of 4 (16) is equal to the square of 5 (25). What are the uses of the 47th Proposition? Are we able to understand its place in architecture and in Freemasonry?

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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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