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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.

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Did King Solomons Temple Really Exist?

Alameda Masonic Hall

April's topic will be conducted by Brother Andrea Katzer on a study of Freemasonry: Did King Solomons Temple Really Exist? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. A lack of archaeological evidence exists for the physical existence of the First Temple in Jerusalem. In fact, there’s reason to consider that Exodus chapters 25–27, which reveal the tabernacle’s design and functions, may actually be a metaphorical directive for honoring one’s own inner temple. Yet, the Bible also talks about the physical building of the temple. Archeologists, Freemasons, and Religious Scholars have debated this question for hundreds of years. Now, it’s our turn. 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 Esoteric Poetry Have a Place in Modern America?

Alameda Masonic Hall

May's topic will be conducted by Brother Joshua Fradenburg on a study of Freemasonry: Does Esoteric Poetry Have a Place in Modern America? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. During various periods of history, esoteric poetry has served to inspire a mystical connection between the reader and Truth. Esoteric poetry also serves as a tool for the author to hone their understanding of the Divine as they translate their inspiration into meaningful prose. With breakthroughs in data science and Artificial Intelligence, this artful route to Truth may no longer be relevant. Freemasons take many paths to discovering Truth, which might include the study of Nature and Science or appreciation of art such as poetry. 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 Alchemy Speculative or Operative?

Alameda Masonic Hall

June's topic will be conducted by Brother Andrea Katzer on a study of Freemasonry: Is Alchemy Speculative or Operative? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Alchemy is an ancient practice that, like Freemasonry, is said to have both a speculative and an operative side. The goal of Operative Alchemy was attainment of the Philosopher’s Stone, a substance that had the power to transform. Speculative Alchemy is the science of transmuting one’s own being from its rough and imperfect state into its exalted and all-perfect state. Similarities between alchemy and Freemasonry abound

Is Extinction Natural?

Alameda Masonic Hall

July's topic will be conducted by Brother Karoli Clever on a study of Freemasonry: Is Extinction Natural? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. Life on this planet consists of ever-changing environments and species. As we have become more conscious of the dwindling or perhaps misused resources, we humans have taken blame for the eradication of untold species of flora and fauna. However, there may be a natural cycle of elimination, a natural part of evolution. Humans may impede evolution or quicken it or have no effect on it at all. Freemasons study nature and science as well as evolution and may be holding a key to understanding what is “Natural.” 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 WIsdom, Strength, and Beauty?

Alameda Masonic Hall

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