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Vibrational Healing: Is it the Medicine of the Future?
Date: 1/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Pamela McDown
Synopsis: As the name indicates, Vibrational Healing refers to a category of practices in which sound waves from different sources are thought to heal people with various ailments, mental, and physical. Some believe that sound is something physical that can impact us through vibrations. Others say that there is no scientific instrument that has been able to detect subtle energy. Chanting with sound words like "om" or "aum" is found in many religious faiths and cultures. Does Sound Healing work or is it a mystical New Age-y concept that has no basis? How does sound vibration resonate with the philosophy of Freemasonry? Please join us for this interesting discussion.

Does the Le Petit Prince have a moral lesson?
Date: 2/2/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Literature
Presenter: Lisa Woodworth
Synopsis: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) is a novella for children, written and illustrated by a French pilot in 1942 while in the United States after the French Air Force was demobilised. When first released, it was considered to be too cryptic to fully understand yet has gone on to be one of the most loved children’s stories. As with masonry, symbols and allegory are used by Antoine de Saint-Exupery to convey deeper meaning. Some say Le Petite Prince is about life and death, about falsehoods and hypocrisy. Others say it is a war story at heart, where isolation, fear and uncertainty are alleviated by intimately dealing with one person, by connecting, by love. We will delve into the mysteries of this little novella, discovering it’s value and possibly why it was written as story for children.

How does the silver cord serve to link the soul and personality?
Date: 3/2/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Tom Simota
Synopsis: The silver cord, also known as the sutratma or life thread of the antahkarana, refers to a linkage from the higher self to the physical body.  Is there really a silver cord and does it have a connection to other "threads" referred to in esoteric literature?  How does this link to the Biblical passage referencing the silver cord and golden bowl?  Freemasons strive to be better each day - let's explore what we can learn about the silver cord to expand our consciousness.

Is the Path of Initiation a Heros Journey?
Date: 5/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Pamela McDown
Synopsis: The phrase “hero's journey” or monomyth was made popular by Joseph Campbell in his book Hero with a Thousand Faces. Its the idea that one single protagonist undergoes a life-changing journey to come out the other side wiser than they began. How does the esoteric path of initiation compare to the stages of the hero's quest? Join us to see how Freemasons follow a similar journey of their own.

What is the Fibonacci Series and is it relevant in todays society?
Date: 6/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Lisa Woodworth
Synopsis: The "Fibonacci Number" is also known by other names, such as the "Golden Ratio," the "Divine Proportion," and the "Golden Mean" among others. Its actual numerical value of 1.618 was first calculated by a Greek sculptor and mathematician, Phidias. The Greeks associated mathematics with beauty and truth, the most important components being beauty, symmetry, harmony, and proportion. How is the Fibonacci number important in art, design, and architecture? Does its mere presence make things more beautiful? Come and see how Freemasons find this ratio reflected in the Masonic Life.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstien
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