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Whitestone Study Center

The Masonic Philosophical Society has been growing throughout the world steadily. While we offer many different resources for our members to grow and learn online, there is simply no substitute for attending the Study Center nearest you. When you attend a Study Center of the Masonic Philosophical Society you will have the opportunity, not only to hear from a speaker, but to participate in the dialogue.

Whitestone Study Center
149-39 11th Ave Whitestone, NY 11357
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What does science and its observations have to do with Hermeticism and Freemasonry?
Date: 5/14/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Isaac Levy
Synopsis: We often think the people of ancient times were brutes and savages. However, they may have been more sophisticated than we give them credit for. Science, as we know it today, is based on observation and experimentation. An experiment is only valid if the conditions can be replicated with the same results every time. If we see the same observation or outcome happen over and over again, a pattern emerges. What does science and its observations have to do Hermeticism and Freemasonry? The Principles Hermeticism are as profound as Freemasonry is ancient because they can be seen in various aspects of life including science.

How can we discipline to improve our mental and physical health?
Date: 6/3/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Lylia Gonzalezfrayle
Synopsis: Discipline is a concept everyone is aware of, but few truly understand. The most successful people in life exert discipline on daily basis. It is vital to every living being and without it, the world around us would be chaos. To be a great and inspiring leader, you must constantly display restraint. Not giving into something you truly want is a sign of strength. Making the right decisions in life can make or break you, and this type of person tends to make the right decisions. What would be the consequences of undisciplined behavior in our physical and mental health? We will try to answer this a other questions in the discussing of this very important subject, and what association it has with Masonry.

Is there a secret to success?
Date: 7/9/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Michele Strevel
Synopsis: What do we define as success? The word degree in its primitive meaning signifies a step. Is it possible to achieve personal success through steps or degrees and if so, what are they? Business strategists claim to use certain defined steps to achieve their goals, psychologists help patients through personal struggles using defined steps to navigate through the myriad of human emotions. Is Masonic knowledge a guide for a successful, balanced life?

We are what we eat, can we heal ourselves with the proper diet?
Date: 11/4/2017 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Bro Klaudia Suszcynska
Synopsis: Superfoods, anti-oxidants, probiotics are all modern terms used to identify food that promotes a healthier lifestyle and could potentially cure everything from the common cold to cancer. Can we really heal our bodies and improve our mental health with the proper diet? what special properties do these foods have? does Freemasonry promote a healthier lifestyle?

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