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West Boylston Study Center
Worcester Public Library 3 Salem Square Worcester, MA
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What is Theosophy?
Date: 2/8/2020 3:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Matias Cumsille
Synopsis: Theosophy is responsible for bringing the philosophies of the East to Western culture. Brought over in the early 1900s by Helen P. Blavatsky, Theosophy has had an enormous impact on the lives of many individuals over the past century. However influential, Theosophy as whole or its tenets are not well known. Is Theosophy simply a type of philosophy or is it religious in nature? Join us as we discuss Theosophy, its relation to Freemasonry, if any, and their motto of Nothing is Higher than the Truth.

How Can We Use Esotericism in Our Own Development?
Date: 3/14/2020 3:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Lylia Gonzalez Frayle
Synopsis: The etymology of Esotericism is the Greek adjective esoterikos meaning belonging to the inner circle. This word first appeared in 1828 in the work of French writer Jacques Matter Histoire critique du gnosticisme. There are many different types of Esoteric traditions that have expanded across the globe, each with their own usages and understanding. With Esotericism often thought of as a science of redemption and the philosophy of evolutionary processes, we will discuss how Esotericism is important to the human experience and how Freemasonry, just like science and religion, has also utilized its philosophies and archetypes.

Can Spirituality Make You Happy?
Date: 4/11/2020 6:01:00 AM
Topic of Study: Theology
Presenter: Julia Rousseau
Synopsis: Spirituality is about seeking meaningful connection with something bigger than yourself and recognizing what connects you to a higher power and to others. It is also a path that can lead you to your true nature, spirit which is made from happiness, joy, peace and love. Freemasonry will help you understand how Spirituality is a universal tendency and can have a positive effect on happiness, health, and relationships.

"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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