Why do humans create ceremonies to remember loved ones who have passed?


October's topic will be conducted by Brother Karen ONeil on a study of Freemasonry: Why do humans create ceremonies...? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow.

This study session will explore ceremonies of remembrance in various cultures and throughout the Ages, analyze their differences and commonalities, and address the question: "Why do we seek to remember?" Some contend that it is human instinct to remember those who have passed on, perhaps an innate need to remain connected with the premise of there being an afterlife. Others would argue that the ceremonies are mere examples of insecurities and fear of mortality.

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