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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)

What meaning do we find in a casting of runes?

Glendale Library

March's topic will be conducted by Brother Jennifer Klenk on a study of Freemasonry: What meaning do we find in a casting of runes? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. As Scandinavian scholar Catharina Raudvere notes, “The pronouncement of words was recognized to have a tremendous influence over the concerns of life. The impact of a sentence uttered aloud could not be questioned and could never be taken back – as if it had become somehow physical. … Words create reality, not the other way around.” In Pre-Christian, Germanic society, the symbolism of future-casting runes represented both phoneme (the smallest unit of language sound) and a mystical suggestion. Join the Masonic Philosophical Society as we dissect the history and symbolism of Viking runes as applied through a Masonic lens. 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

What is the essence of Numerology?

Glendale Library

April's topic will be conducted by Brother Claradene Wycoff on a study of Freemasonry: What is the essence of Numerology? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Freemasons are natural explorers, learning the tenets of arts and sciences, and then seeking deeper into those modalities to further understand the world around us. Just as letters are not only simply symbols of sounds, Numbers are not only symbols of quantities but are designed to reveal deeper meanings. Found in the cultures of India, China, Egypt, Greece and Rome, Numerology is enmeshed in the moral philosophies and wisdoms of the Ancient past. Join us as we explore beyond the symbol of a number to its hidden essence. 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

Why does Man have existential crises?

Glendale Library

May's topic will be conducted by Brother Deborah Dilley on a study of Freemasonry: Why does Man have existential crises? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. “Mother died today. Or maybe, yesterday

Was Vincent van Gogh a madman or a genius born before his time?

June's topic will be conducted by Brother Brittany English on a study of Freemasonry: Was Vincent van Gogh a madman or a genius born before his time? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Vincent van Gogh lived a tragic life filled with rejection and loneliness, which sadly ended with time spent in a psychiatric hospital and ultimately suicide. Today, his paintings are among the most expensive in the world, but during his lifetime, he sold very few – popular lore often claims he only sold one painting while alive – of the almost 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches he feverishly created. Was Van Gogh a madman, or was he driven to madness by a society that misunderstood and shunned him? How might his life have differed if he was born in more modern times? 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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What is the Power of Sacred Relics?

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