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300 W. Broadway Ave. Broken Arrow, OK 74012
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Does Feng Shui allow you to live in harmony with your environment?
Date: 10/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Natural Science
Presenter: Lisa Woodworth
Synopsis: Classical Feng Shui is based on the knowledge of both space and time. In order to know the energy of a particular spot on earth, one has to also be a master of time. Therefore, when a structure is put down on earth, the energy encapsulated is conditioned not only by the date it is built, but also by the magnetic direction it faces, its shape, and the surrounding landscape. Freemasons utilize this same knowledge in the construction and ceremonial use of our Temples. Feng Shui masters work with harmonizing the interrelationship between the energies of the invisible architecture of heaven and the visible energies of Earth. Considering this, do you think the practice of Feng Shui has value in our daily lives? Do you think, like Freemasonry, it can help to improve our lives on the spiritual planes as well as the emotional and physical?

Should a Fifth Gospel be added to the New Testament?
Date: 11/2/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Theology
Presenter: Tom Simota
Synopsis: The Gospel of Thomas is a collection of 114 sayings of Jesus that was discovered in 1945 at the village of Nag Hammadi in Egypt. Could this text present compelling evidence about the life of Jesus which has been derived from a variety of sources in the East, including Buddhism, which are unknown to most Western scholars? Masonry helps points the way to the realization of the Inner Light, just as the Gospel of Thomas may direct the spiritual seeker to the Indwelling Divinity that is within and yet among us. Let's explore if adding a Fifth Gospel to the New Testament could be a stepping-stone to a deeper awareness of the Truth that guides to set us free.

Is Silence a Way to Wisdom?
Date: 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Tom Woodworth
Synopsis: Pythagoras, one of the best- known champions of silence, is thought to have said: “Silence is the first stone of the temple of wisdom. Listen and you will be wise; the beginning of wisdom is silence.” What happens in silence? Many argue that silence can invite reflection, contemplation, and discipline. Others say it is not important at all. Is cultivating silence a way to becoming wise? Join us to see how secrecy and silence play a big part in the masonic teaching.

"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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