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Columbia, South Carolina Study Center
6251 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29212
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Does Freemasonry Advocate Anarchy?
Date: 6/22/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: History
Presenter: Bro. Loretta Demko
Synopsis: This discussion will begin with defining what Anarchy really is, and the sources, structures, and philosophies of power. Participants will examine various historical examples, and investigate the various arguments that either defend or oppose anarchy. Freemasonry advocates liberty, equality, and fraternity, and this presentation will look at how these principles relate to anarchy.

What are dreams?
Date: 7/27/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Bro. Loretta Demko
Synopsis: Gary Zukav wrote, "Reality is what we take to be true." This presentation will examine how dreams relate to reality? Can dreams be measured objectively or subjectively? Dreams are an essential part of our being and everyone dreams. Are dreams another state of consciousness? These and other questions will be investigated and discussed in this interesting presentation.

Can and should we separate Jesus from Christianity?
Date: 8/24/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Bro. Loretta Demko
Synopsis: Christianity is a religion we are all acquainted with, yet many people resent the dogma and tyranny that have occurred over the past 2,000 years. The various Christian denominations all claim Jesus as "theirs." But is he an individual who walked the earth 2,000 years ago, or a mythological figure of antiquity who performed great feats? This discussion will cover Gnostic Christianity, the Old Testament from a Gnostic perspective, the New Testament as a revelation of truth and Jesus as a Freemason.

Does the supernatural exist?
Date: 9/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Bro. Loretta Demko
Synopsis: After defining the differences between "nature" and "supernatural" the discussion will consider the topics of Natural vs. Supernatural, Synchronicity, Nature, the Supernatural, and Freemasonry, the Pauli "Effect," Isaac Newton's Apple, and Anomalous Events that Can Shake One's Skepticism to the Core.

Are temples symbols of Man?"
Date: 11/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Theology
Presenter: Bro. Loretta Demko
Synopsis: Modern life has allowed us to conquer many diseases, to land on the Moon, and to make our lives more comfortable, but are our skills of observation any better? Has Humanity unfolded the plan of God as written out in the book of Nature? This discussion will investigate whether temples are symbols of Man by examining the temple of Karnak, King Soloman's temple, Durga and Buddist temples, Gothic cathedrals, El Castillo, and the Masonic Temple of Humanity.

"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
Physicist
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