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Kansas 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.

Kansas Study Center
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO
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What is the fear we have around vulnerability?
Date: 3/18/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Tracy Leavey
Synopsis: Connection. . . vulnerability . . . What is the first thing that comes to mind or the first feeling that is experienced when we hear these words? What are we missing out on if we are not practicing it? What are we experiencing if we are? Is it easier for one gender to practice these concepts? Brene Brown became a well-known spokesperson when her TedTalk "The Power of Vulnerability" went viral. Has she helped us to open up to the possibility of more intimate interaction with others or has even the thought of practicing vulnerability hindered our relationships with expectations? How do intimacy and vulnerability correlate; how do they differ? How should intimacy and vulnerability show up in our work and personal relationships? Come share your thoughts and experience on your personal practice of intimacy and vulnerability at our March meeting.

What distinguishes art from craft?
Date: 4/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Janet Lowther
Synopsis: Chart Cathedral is clearly a superb example of the builder's art. A fortified house of that time? Not so much. As masons we are spiritual descendants of the master builders of the middle ages. Their great works are clearly art. Their lesser ones clearly craft. What makes the difference?

What is the purpose of esoteric organizations and Freemasonry in particular?
Date: 5/20/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Esotericism
Presenter: Chris Osborn
Synopsis: There have been many esoteric organizations that have existed over the centuries. Is there an underlying theme with these various organizations? Have they all been working toward a common purpose and what benefit to humanity have they wrought?We will discuss these questions and many more as we look to the future of Freemasonry by examining the past.

Does rational thought have a limit?
Date: 7/22/2017 2:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Katie
Synopsis: Isaac Asimov, a world-renowned author and biochemist, wrote many wonderful fanatical stories of artificial intelligence. One of his short stories, known as Reason, gives a compelling argument on the limits of rational thought and creation. Join us as we take an outsider's perspective on Asimov's tale and look inwardly in how we derive our beliefs and what we consider to be truth.

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