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The Masonic Philosophical Society seeks to recapture the spirit of the Renaissance that brought mankind so many scientific, artistic, and philosophical advancements without seeking to destroy spiritual pursuits.

While the progress of the Renaissance, of the 14th century, can be largely attributed to newly available literature and methods for wide distribution of information The Masonic Philosophical Society recognizes a new challenge in our modern world. Access to information has never been greater. However, the sheer volume of data accessible to mankind can be daunting without the aid of a curriculum or a guide.

The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve accessible 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.

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Minnesota
Is there an Absolute Morality?
Is all happiness created equal?
Is technology destroying our social fabric?
Has war ever benefited humanity?
Is Deism really Atheism in disguise?
Are we alone in the Galaxy?
What is Epigenetics and how does it affect our lives?
Can a society based on competition, brutality, and fear change its ways?
Does the quality of subjective ethics prevent the embodiment of morality?
Is Alice representative of the ideal human in Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
Is the search for meaning in life a moral obligation?
Is Art the daughter of Freedom?
Are the Mind and Body Two Distinct Substances?
Florida
What is the Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the number three?
Arkansas
Is Language (The World of Symbols) the bridge from the unreal to the real?
Does spiritual ritual affect our physical bodies?
Is it really possible to have a soul exchange?
Can a Number Reveal Your Destiny?
Is the Path of Initiation a Heros Journey?
What is evil?
Do Planets Make Music?
Are Crafts really a form of Art?
What generation should you really have been born in?
Other Countries
Ciencia y fe: ¿dos visiones antagónicas o pueden confluir?
¿Es la xenofobia una reacción natural del ser humano o una elección?
¿Nacemos artistas, nos hacemos o necesitamos llegar a serlo?
Poesía: ¿obra intelectual o inspiración divina?
¿Puede haber moralidad y ética sin espiritualidad, o son consustanciales?
¿Es posible hacer alquimia con nuestra vida personal?
¿Es posible la sostenibilidad ecológica o ya el daño es irreversible?
¿Somos nada más un cuerpo pensante o un ente espiritual habitando un cuerpo?
El Número de Oro: ¿azar en la naturaleza o diseño inteligente?
Arte abstracto: ¿Ejercicio intelectual o búsqueda espiritual?
¿Vivimos en una democracia real o es una autocracia velada?
Cuentos de hadas: ¿historias morales o enseñanza espiritual?
What makes Homo Sapiens so special?
Does Freemasonry advocate Anarchy?
Is Hermeticism an ancient form of science?
What is Freethought and has it lost the intent of its original meaning?
Does Nihilism Lead to a Fulfilling Life?
"The Invisible Cloth": What is the Metaphor Embedded in this Tale?
Do the Ends Justify the Means?
Was Judas’ Betrayal of Jesus an Act of a Compassionate Sacrifice?
The U.S. Electoral College: Effective System or Outdated Paradigm?
What Can the Life of Samurai Miyamoto Musashi Teach Us About Freemasonry?
Do Ancient Alchemical Beliefs on the Cycle of the Elements Have any Bearing to the Modern World?
Is the evolution of language an indication of the evolution of man?
What would our Founding Fathers think of the Supreme Court Today?
Dark
Geometria Sagrada é uma integração da ciência e da espiritualidade?
Você conhece o Taoísmo?
Numa sociedade de aparências e falsidades podemos confiar em alguém?
A Maçonaria teve participação no movimento de 1789?
Ciência e espiritualidade são antagônicos?
Existem fadas, duendes e gnomos?
Podemos modificar hábitos e com isso transformar nossas vidas?
O que vem primeiro o indivíduo ou a sociedade? Os indivíduos moldam a sociedade ou a sociedade molda os indivíduos?
Qué es la Epigenética y como actúa en nuestras vidas y que relación tiene con la Masonería.
¿Es la masonería una religión, o un sustituto de la religión o algo completamente diferente?
¿Es la masonería una religión, o un sustituto de la religión o algo completamente diferente?
Puede una Sociedad basada en la competencia, brutalidad y el miedo cambiar todo esto?
¿Tiene la alquimia importancia en nuestra vida moderna?
¿Cómo aborda la Masonería la Teología, que es el estudio de lo Divino?
¿Qué relación existe entre los Dioses de Egipto y la Masonería?
¿Qué es el compañerismo y cuál es su rol en la Masonería?
¿Qué es el compañerismo y cuál es su rol en la Masonería?
El Arte y su Lenguaje ¿Qué son y cómo nos transforman?
¿Es la Materia Oscura el Éter de los alquimistas?
Poder, sexualidad y voluntad de saber en la Masoneria.
Las Supercuerdas y la visión remota de partículas, ¿un vislumbre más de la realidad detrás del velo de Isis?
¿Es el Amor un elemento de transformación?
¿Qué construyen los Masones?
¿Puede una sociedad basada en la competencia, la brutalidad y el miedo cambiar?
¿Se relaciona la Astrología con la Masonería?
¿Qué tienen en común las Ciencias, la Magia y la Masonería?
Silencio y Transmutación. Nuestra vida es una cadena de reacciones a los estímulos, basada en los condicionamientos resultados de nuestras experiencias ¿Es posible vivir de otra forma?
¿Qué es el Cristianismo Esotérico y cuál es su relación con la Masonería?
¿Escuchar Música, es una forma de Meditación?
¿Qué representa “La Duda” en el camino del Masón?
Biocentrismo, ¿es la Vida la creadora del Universo?.
: ¿Sobreviven los herederos de los antiguos oficios de los constructores de catedrales?
¿Cuál es la tribu de la Masonería? o ¿Es la Masonería una Tribu?
Crisis y diferentes espectros de la revolución: ¿Cómo se estructura un cambio?
¿Cuál es y dónde está la frontera entre lo público y lo secreto de la co-masonería?
Es la Masonería una escuela de pensamiento?
Es la muerte a su vez un nacimiento? El simbolismo de la muerte entre profanos y masones.
¿Qué es la consciencia? ¿Cuál es la esencia de la consciencia, de esa chispa que hace que nosotros seamos quienes somos y como se relaciona con la Masonería?
Casualidad o Causalidad?
Música y Consciencia, ¿el “Efecto Mozart” tiene alguna relación con la Masonería?
Consciencia sin Ciencia... ¿Conscientes de que?
O Pequeno Príncipe de Saint-Exupery
A tecnologia é uma expressão dos poderes latentes no homem?
Há uma Inteligência Superior que se manifesta através da matemática e geometria?
A maçonaria teve participação na Incofidencia Mineira?
Podemos transformar nossos hábitos e transformar nossas vidas?
Pode a astrologia milenar influenciar o avanço cientifico?
El Viaje del Héroe, ¿ exclusiva de los cuentos o es una habilidad que podemos desarrollar?
Ohio
How is Masonry an alchemical process?
How can we read literature to understand it in a new light and use it in our Masonic journey?
Colorado
Antibiotic Resistant Disease and Balds Leechbook: Modern Medical Answers?
Is Climate Change Real?
Is The Walden of Thoreau Performance Art?
Do Good and Evil really exist?
The Hindu Law of Dharma: Antiquated Dogma or Inherent Duty?
Is Health Hacking the future of western medicine?
The Moral Philosophy of Immanuel Kant: Is Morality Self-Evident or Taught?
Is Esotericism good for the world, and if so, why?
Does the Trivium Method provide a path to intellectual freedom?
Are we better off or worse off today?
Texas
Is the Art of Listening the key to human evolution?
Does an irrational number (Phi) govern structures in our objective universe?
How can the Enneagram of psychology enhance our lives and relationships?
The Pursuit of Happiness: Is it a Choice?
Was Judas’ betrayal of Jesus an act of a compassionate sacrifice?
In the Camus classic, The Stranger, is Meursault’s lack of emotion at his mother’s funeral a result of a flawed character?
Does photography offer a true representation of reality?
What are the origins of the Tarot based on known facts rather than fanciful theories?
Is the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho merely a story of chasing after your dreams or is it about self discovery and improvement?
Did Freemasonry shape the thinking and actions of the liberators of South America as in the United States?
Utah
Can the archetypal myth of the Hero’s Journey assist us in finding ourselves?
How are we moved by the power of parables?
What is the Power of Sacred Relics?
What meaning do we find in a casting of runes?
What is the essence of Numerology?
Why does Man have existential crises?
Was Vincent van Gogh a madman or a genius born before his time?
Connecticut
Is Trust the Essential Fabric Holding Society Together?
Is “The Ugly Duckling” a Story of an Initiatory Journey?
Why Do We Want Words to Express Feelings After Experiencing Anothers Death?
Should Certain Books Be Banned?
What Use does the Pythagorean Theorem Have in Our Daily Lives?
Could We Manipulate DNA to Extend Human Lifespan?
Should We Look for Logical Fallacies?
Simple Guidance For A Good Life?
Washington
Do the Stars Truly Determine Our Fate?
Is the Term "Elohim" Something Other Than a Name of God?
Is the Quality of Mercy Among Masons Strained?
How Does Our Spatial Environment Influence Us?
Is It Significant that Women Numbered Among Masons in Masonic Operative Guilds?
Does Our Ruling Love Define Us?
Are Space and Time the Ultimate Illusion?
Why Are Ceremonies and Rituals Important in Our Lives?
What Is Your Quest? Manifestations of the Search for the Grail
We are dark.
Massachusetts
Was Christine de Pisan a Feminist?
Is the Story of Jesus Christ a Solar Story?
How Do We Make Tough Decisions?
Was Christine de Pisan a feminist?
How Much Control Does Man Have Over Himself?
Who is more apt, the one that competes best or the one that cooperates best?
Does magic exists and where does it come from?
Oklahoma
Is Love a Language?
Does Masonry share a deeper link with Catholicism?
Should Energy Healing be a part of mainstream medical care?
Do Planets Make Music?
Going Dark
Going Dark
Is the Path of Initiation a Heros Journey?
What is the Fibonacci Series and is it relevant in todays society?
Did Lemuria Really Exist?
Is it possible to separate Nicholas Roerich’s Art from his philosophy?
Should a Fifth Gospel be added to the New Testament?
Does Feng Shui allow you to live in harmony with your environment?
Is Silence a Way to Wisdom?
California
Are we alone?
Can the average person achieve true happiness?
Is alternative medicine more effective than Western medicine?
Is Saturn a friend or foe to humanity?
Is Light, Physical and Metaphysical, Required for Life?
Do the ends justify the means?
Are we living in The Matrix?
Is there hidden symbolism with the number 12 associated with “The Last Supper”?
Is Hermeticism an ancient form of science?
What is Theosophy?
Does Nihilism Lead to a Fulfilling Life?
Does our short lifespan serve to protect or to harm the environment?
Why do we create ceremonies to remember those who have passed away?
Did King Solomons Temple Really Exist?
Does Esoteric Poetry Have a Place in Modern America?
Is Alchemy Speculative or Operative?
Is Extinction Natural?
Is there an intersection between Philosophy of the Mind and Artificial intelligence?
Did the Industrial Revolution Improve Society?
What is Liberty?
"Is a Wild Card a Good Thing?
What is Compassion?
Is a government with 3 distinct branches appropriate in the Modern Era?
What is Liberty?
Is Religion a Manifestation of a Collective Unconscious?
Society, Community or Family: What is our Role in the Education of our Youth
Could Marcus Aurelius Have Been the First Freemason?
Does the music we listen to have an effect on our health and well-being?
Hiram MPS is dark in December. No Meeting.
Michigan
Was it the best of times AND the worst of times?
What does it mean to Grok or Understand in Fullness?
Kansas
What is average?
What does it mean to Grok or Understand in Fullness?
What are the hidden messages and symbolism in allegorical art?
What is Truth? Is it subjective or objective and why should that matter?
Is musical ability born in us, developed through practice, or inspired by Muses?
New York
Are we living in the Matrix?
How Did Freemasonry Influence Mormonism?
How does Bad or Good Faith affect us in our daily lives?
Does the Trivium Method provide a path to intellectual freedom?
What Special Bond Do Humans Share with the Animal Kingdom?
Is the story of Jesus Christ a story of the stars?
Why is Superman our superhero?
We are What We Eat, Can We Heal Ourselves With the Proper Diet?
Is the World a Better Place?
South Carolina
Who is most apt - the one who competes or the one who cooperates?
What is the real meaning and power of numbers?
Camus, The Stranger, and the Absurd
How did Freemasonry influence Mormonism?
Can and should we separate Jesus from Christianity?
Does the supernatural exist?
Are temples symbols of Man?"
Illinois
Is a belief in reincarnation beneficial or detrimental?
Do Good and Evil really exist?
What can the life and work of Caravaggio teach us?
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"If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality."
Socrates
Greek Philosopher

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