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This group meets monthly to discuss subjects of import to humanity and how it relates to Freemasonry. From philosophy and religion to science, history, and politics, this study center debates any subject under the sun in the hope to understand the world and one’s self in it.

Universal Freemasonry is a fraternity including men and women of every race, nationality, and religion. Wishing to do away with all cause for division and strife, it continually seeks the means which to help all human beings to unite and work together for the perfecting of Humanity.

Any person who is a freethinker, tolerant and open, and who seeks rational discourse is invited to attend and learn more about one’s self, the world, the universe, and Freemasonry.

Upcoming events (5+)

Is Language (The World of Symbols) the bridge from the unreal to the real?

March's topic will be conducted by Brother Bro. Dennis Garza on a study of Freemasonry: Is Language (The World of Symbols) the bridge from the unreal to the real? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. “Om Asat oma Sat Gamaya Tamas oma Jyotir Gamaya Mrity orma amritam Gamaya Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti hi” “Lead me from the unreal to the real Lead me from the darkness to the Light Lead me from death (the temporal) to immortality (the eternal) Peace, peace, pure peace” ? Brihadaranyaka Upanishad[masked] (Upanishad of the Great Wilderness) In this ancient Pavamana Mantra (Mantram of Extraction, Soma) from the Upanishads we see a formula that leads to peace, a kind of peace that passes all understanding. The formula is presented in three stages: Stage 1: From the Unreal to the Real Stage 2: From Darkness to Light Stage 3: From Death to Immortality (Deathlessness) Today we will take a look at stage 1 of the ancient journey, a journey from the Unreal to the Real! We will do so, in part, by peering at the idea through the lens of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s theory of mind. " Mission Statement The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind. More Resources Website: http://www.philosophicalsociety.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masonicphilosophicalsociety Learn more about Freemasonry: http://www.universalfreemasonry.org

Does spiritual ritual affect our physical bodies?

Bentonville Public Library

April's topic will be conducted by Brother Bro. Jill Jones on a study of Freemasonry: Does spiritual ritual affect our physical bodies? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. There are many positive benefits of ritual on the physical body, such as the ritual of a hygiene routine. We get up in the morning and wash our face, shower, shave, and brush our teeth, all of these “rituals” have definite, measurable benefits. What if we could measure our spiritual growth on a physical plane? What would that measurement look like? Should we compare our spiritual selves to others? Mission Statement The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind. More Resources Website: http://www.philosophicalsociety.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masonicphilosophicalsociety Learn more about Freemasonry: http://www.universalfreemasonry.org

Is it really possible to have a soul exchange?

Bentonville Public Library

May's topic will be conducted by Brother Bro. Tom Simota on a study of Freemasonry: Is it really possible to have a soul exchange? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Author Ruth Montgomery was one of the first to coin the phrase, "walk-ins" to signify that benevolent, enlightened messengers of hope are among us. Be it from a near-death experience or spiritual crisis, supposedly a highly developed spiritual entity can enter in and take over the functioning of a human being who no longer desires to live - aka a soul exchange. Esoterically, is this even possible, or is it fanciful journalism to entice an audience to explore tabloids? Freemasons ponder on ideas and don''t blindly accept or dismiss without a deeper investigation. We shall gather to ponder, discuss and discern if this is possible and what it could mean for the future of humanity? Mission Statement The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind. More Resources Website: http://www.philosophicalsociety.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masonicphilosophicalsociety Learn more about Freemasonry: http://www.universalfreemasonry.org

Can a Number Reveal Your Destiny?

Bentonville Public Library

June's topic will be conducted by Brother Bro. Judy Champion on a study of Freemasonry: Can a Number Reveal Your Destiny? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Numbers are not simply tools for measuring and quantifying. Where and when did written numbers arise? As mathematics became more abstract, numbers and formulas became the universal language of science. Philosophers have attributed properties and energies to them, metaphysical and even spiritual. In religious contexts, 3, 7, 12, 30 and 40 occur frequently. Why was five revered by the Pythagoreans? Numerology grew out of their philosophy of numbers. The numerical values of your birth date and name may indicate lifelong energy patterns or influences. Certain numbers are prominent in Freemasonry and carry symbolic meaning especially when combined with geometry: 3-triangle, 4-square, etc. Are numbers entities that help us understand the natural world and forces? We will explore these ideas together. Mission Statement The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind. More Resources Website: http://www.philosophicalsociety.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masonicphilosophicalsociety Learn more about Freemasonry: http://www.universalfreemasonry.org

Past events (34)

Is Deism Really Atheism in Disguise?

Bentonville Public Library

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