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A Study of Freemasonry (June 28, 2014)

June 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. the Washington branch of the Masonic Philosophical Society will host a study group in the Olympic Meeting Room of Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402.

This local branch of the MPS will continue it's ongoing study group. The topic of the June meeting is "Do systems constrain or stimulate creativity and/or spiritual growth?"

In general, many topics, ranging from philosophy and science to religion and metaphysics, are discussed and debated at MPS meetings.

This group, which is open to the public, also is an opportunity for non-members to learn more about Freemasonry, as well as meet local Freemasons. Join us for a compelling, in-depth discussion where these topics will be explored so we can apply our understandings in each of our lives.


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  • Charito S

    Great observation! From my view there is no right or wrong answer regarding ritual (systems) and creativity or spirituality. The discussion brought up several points for me. First that perspective of the practitioner of the "system" impacts the outcome. Do they define themselves by the outcome stemming from the "system" (ex. grades, pay, reviews, praise) or do they look beyond it (What did I learn?, Is there another way? etc). Secondly, that the ritual may free up parts of our mind conscious/unconscious for other purposes when repeated to the point that it no longer draws energy and focus away from that work. (prayer beads, mantras, daily prayers, masses etc). Lastly, that our physical body has systems, and our brain in particular craves efficiency. This is not good or bad...just what it is. Therefore, creativity and spiritual growth may find a foundation in ritual/order/system but is not inherently limited by it. We provide those limitations. Have a great summer! :)

    June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, continuing on the subject.. So there is not a right or wrong answer regarding the question of creativity and rituals, from my perspective, creativity stands around the ritual, not in the ritual itself. If you wish to, please respond briefly since we ran out of time during the meeting.
    See you back in September.
    A Returning Member

    June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I can't go ,I m working tomorrow. Will be there the next meeting!

    June 27, 2014

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