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The Seal and Motto

The Masonic Philosophical Society was established with the primary ambition to destroy ignorance, a dividing force in Humanity's evolution, by disseminating Masonic principles through dynamic discussions. Morte ad ignorantiam embodied this vision and was therefore chosen to be its official motto.

To bring death to ignorance, The Society dedicated its institution to the studying of all aspects of knowledge through a Masonic lens. Such actions would ultimately lead to the formation of the Seal, a nine pointed star, or enneagram.

The enneagram was created to be the foundation by which The Society would affect lasting change by its open dialogs and it is formed by three general evaluations of knowledge: physical, metaphysical and cultural. The Physical Triangle embodies all objective points of the universe while the Metaphysical Triangle symbolizes the subjective nature of the universe and the Cultural Triangle captures its expressive form.

Each triangle was then further broken down into three specific yet encompassing sub-categories of knowledge. These topics of study would provide each study center the opportunity to investigate the universe and her secrets more specifically. Thus, the points of the Physical Triangle are Natural, Behavioral and Formal Sciences; Philosophy, Esotericism and Theology are the Metaphysical Triangle; and Art, Literature and History represent the Cultural Triangle.

The three triangles with its nine points of knowledge, or nine Topics of Study, create the foundation and curriculum of The Society and is ultimately the tool by which ignorance will be defeated.

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"Enlightenment is man's leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one's intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment..."
Immanuel Kant
German Philosopher
Critique of Pure Reason

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