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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 there hidden symbolism with the number 12 associated with “The Last Supper”?

April's topic will be conducted by Brother Maria Sattui on a study of Freemasonry: Is there hidden symbolism with the number 12 associated with “The Last Supper”? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Freemasons use numbers as important symbols. Many speculate that there is numeric symbolism in the “Last Supper” painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. For example, the 12 apostles depicted in the painting might be representative of a deeper meaning than simply 12 individual people. We will explore this symbology in our meeting, to get a deeper understanding for what the painting might be trying to represent. 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

Are we alone?

Glendale Masonic Hall

May's topic will be conducted by Brother Evonne Paskow on a study of Freemasonry: Are we alone? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Many people who believe we are not alone in the universe also believe we have had help in our path in evolution. The concept of “non-interference”, meaning that these beings cannot interfere with human’s “free will” would account for their inconspicuousness in our world. Therefore some say they have worked “behind the scenes” over the years to help mankind advance. From the “culture bringer” to “putting new ideas into the atmosphere” so people can pick up on it, from even “us” being “them” ourselves, we will share some interesting ideas on this topic. Freemasonry encourages us to seek out the truth that often is not obvious to us, even when it’s right in front of us. 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

Are we living in The Matrix?

Glendale Masonic Hall

June's topic will be conducted by Brother Kevin Watson on a study of Freemasonry: Are we living in The Matrix? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. The Wachowski’s 1999 movie, “The Matrix”, was set in a future time in which humans were unknowingly living in a computer programmed reality, called “The Matrix”. Freemasonry makes extensive usage of allegory as does this film. We will examine some of that symbolism and discuss its implications for the present day. Attendees should make certain to watch the movie at some point prior to the day of the discussion. 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 Light, Physical and Metaphysical, Required for Life?

Glendale Masonic Hall

July's topic will be conducted by Brother Amy Palian on a study of Freemasonry: Is Light, Physical and Metaphysical, Required for Life? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. An initiate of a mystery school is on that path to seek more Light. Freemasonry, being an ancient craft, also provides a path for its initiates to search for more Light. During this discussion, we will touch upon topics of physical and metaphysical light and whether one or both are necessary for life to continue on Earth. 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

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