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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 (4)

Was Judas’ betrayal of Jesus an act of a compassionate sacrifice?

April's topic will be conducted by Brother Dennis Garza on a study of Freemasonry: Was Judas’ betrayal of Jesus an act of a compassionate sacrifice? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. The revelation of the events in the second chapter of acts could not have been possible without the events that led to the replacement of Judas, with Matthias. Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus, is perhaps the most famous and the most widely misunderstood of the disciples. Even the Gospels disagree as to how the events occurred, to his possible motive, and to how he died. Despite the inconsistencies, or as a result, the story of Judas gives us a treasure trove of ideas to ponder. Let us explore! 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

How can the Enneagram of psychology enhance our lives and relationships?

May's topic will be conducted by Brother Lynne Nevill on a study of Freemasonry: How can the Enneagram of psychology enhance our lives and relationships? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. The Enneagram offers us a rich perspective to deepen our understanding of our own habits and motivations, as well as those of our loved ones. Through detailed awareness of the nine types of the Enneagram, we make breakthroughs that result in more fulfilling, joyful, and purposeful living. We also gain insights for compassionate and highly effective interactions with others. Freemasonry gives us examples of mutual respect and coordination among the various Lodge officers and their roles - the different Masonic "types". We will consider how this structure reflects integrated harmony, internally, in our own psychology, as well as externally, in a civil society. 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 photography offer a true representation of reality?

Unity Church of Irving

July's topic will be conducted by Brother Jill Alessandra-Garza on a study of Freemasonry: Does photography offer a true representation of reality? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Photographs can represent a moment in time as far back as the origins of the art itself or as recent as the second that has just passed. They can show the progression of time in an individual life, in a family, in a society. They can capture the beauty of a curious and singular look at the sometimes tragic, sometimes mundane and sometimes joyous adventure that is life. But are they real? Let us journey through this artform to explore the philosophical questions it poses, questions of the nature of time and space, and the continuum of reality. 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

The Pursuit of Happiness: Is it a Choice?

Unity Church of Irving

October's topic will be conducted by Brother Lin Gold on a study of Freemasonry: The Pursuit of Happiness: Is it a Choice? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are enshrined in the American consciousness as examples of our “unalienable rights”. We are understandably protective of our life and our liberty. “Freedom!” has long been the rallying cry in the US, and even our economic system is a “free-market” system. But what about happiness? Despite our place as the world’s most powerful country, the US is ranked 18th in the World Happiness Report by the UN. Why is that? Current scientific research and age-old spiritual teachings agree that material gain has limited impact on our happiness, yet the primary measure of our national well-being is the Gross National Product (GNP), which is only a measurement of our wealth. If the pursuit of happiness is as important as life and liberty, why don’t we measure the Gross National Happiness (GNH)? Why are our national policies (and our personal lives) so often guided by the measure of our wealth, rather than the measure of our well-being? Can we choose happiness instead? Freemasonry provides us with the tools to chip away illusion, reveal our true nature and build a healthy relationship to ourselves and our community. This lays the foundation for true happiness. 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 (49)

Did the Universe Come from Nothing?

Unity Church of Irving

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