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Topics of Study

The Masonic Philosophical Society is an institution dedicated to the exploration of Physical, Metaphysical, and Cultural aspects of humanity by studying objective, subjective and expressive knowledge. Each Masonic Philosophical Society Study Center is designed to ignite discussion centered on these three essential triangles of knowledge. Each discipline can be further broken down into three sub-disciplines, which to the investigative person, will help to expand his awareness and understanding of the universe and his place within it.

Natural Science
Natural Science is a systematic exploration of the principles that make up the whole of creation in symmetry and order. The study of these laws, which govern the Universe, empowers the Seeker to better understand himself.

Fields of Study: Astronomy, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Etc.

Behavioral Science
Why has man created civilization? Why do we need each other? What causes our behavior? The Behavioral Sciences teaches us about the evolution of the individual and society. Humanity is an endless web of actions, reactions, and traditions. The one who can begin to understand this will begin to understand himself.

Field of Studies: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Etc.

Formal Science
The mathematical mysteries and complexities which reside infinitely in the construct of matter and nature allow man to witness the hidden beauty of life. The empirical nature of the Formal Sciences inspires one to search for the patterns within and without. To find Truth one must employ the aid of reason and logic.

Field of Studies: Mathematics, Logic, Statistics

What is reality? What is the nature and depth of knowledge? What is justice? Philosophy has attempted throughout the ages to answer these timeless questions. It seeks to systemically uncover the Truth that lies beyond the diversity of ideas.

Field of Studies: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Esthetics, Politics, Etc.

Man has looked to the heavens for thousands of years wondering if there is something, someone, higher than himself who controls his fate and hears his words. This investigation into the nature of God have led men to create and practice systems of religion.

Field of Studies: Comparative Religion, Etc.

Is there a limit to knowledge? Is the life of one integrated in the pattern of the stars? Esotericism is the studies of the Initiate who seeks to know the hidden mysteries of nature and science; thus leading him to inner knowledge.

Field of Studies: Alchemy, Astrology, Mysticism, Hermeticism, Etc.

Man expresses himself by capturing his emotions, thoughts and movements in artistic forms. Whether by a musical masterpiece, a beautiful dance or a fine sculpture; Art is the manifestation of man's inner universe.

Field of Studies: Dance, Theater, Music, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Etc.

The pen has always been the method by which the story of heroes, lives never lived, and the deepest tragedies have been told. The imagination of Man is made manifest in the pages of books. Literature is one of the most enduring of man's creations, giving us glimpses of our past, present and future.

Field of Studies: Poetry, Short Stories, and Novels, Etc.

The penning of Humanity's existence should never be met with indifference. The rise and fall of civilization and of those who existed before us allows us to create a bridge to our future. Those that fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

Field of Studies: Economics, Archeology, Demography, Philology, Etc.

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The society we have described can never grow into a reality or see the light of day, and there will be no end to the troubles of states, or indeed, my dear Glaucon, of humanity itself, till philosophers become rulers in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Greek Philosopher
Plato's Republic

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