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How does Alchemy Quicken the Evolution of the Initiate?
Date: 8/3/2020 7:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Natural Science
Presenter: Katie Cumsille
Synopsis: At its heart, Alchemy is an ancient philosophy and a mystic experience of transmutation. It has a shared past with Freemasonry and its hermetic formula can be found hidden within Masonic ceremonies. Join us this month as we study how Alchemy can quicken the evolution of the Initiate by discussing the seven steps and more of the alchemical path.

Is the story of Jesus Christ a story of the stars?
Date: 11/2/2020 7:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Isaac Levy
Synopsis: Christianity has been one of the most influential forces for the last thousand years. The story of Jesus is essential to Christianity as a core part of its philosophy. However, Christianity may have incorporated other aspects of existing religions in order to convert more members. The sun was a subject of worship in ancient times. Is the Bible something that should be taken literally or are there any esoteric messages or meanings contained within its texts? Is the story of Jesus Christ a solar story?

Symbolism in Surrealism: The Works of Salvador Dali
Date: 12/7/2020 7:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Charlotte Achen
Synopsis: This month's MPS will examine surrealism art, in particular, the works of Salvador Dalí. Looking at what surrealism is and how it challenges the constraints of consciousness and rationality in order to liberate the unconscious mind; this MPS will also look at what symbolism within the art emerges. While the works of Salvador Dalí will be the focus, other surrealist artists will also be examined as part of what will be an enlightening discussion.

"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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