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Can One Really ‘Know Thyself’ Without First Knowing Ones Shadow?
Date: 3/4/2018 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Behavioral Science
Presenter: Christina Murphy
Synopsis: This will be a conceptual examination of Carl Jung’s Shadow Archetype Through the Lens of Twin Peaks TV series. In this discussion, we will explore the concept of the Carl Jung’s Shadow archetype, how it relates to ourselves, and how it is used as a plot device within the Twin Peaks framework. Twin Peaks is an early 90s television drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, considered by many to be a cult-classic. The plot revolves around FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper as he investigates the murder of local prom queen, Laura Palmer, in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. Does Agent Cooper ultimately prevail over his own Shadow in the Black Lodge? and How does the study and recognition of the Shadow relate to Freemasonry?

Which Philosophy is Closest to Freemasonry?
Date: 5/13/2018 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Philosophy
Presenter: Matias Cumsille
Synopsis: Freemasonry has the unique ability to capture the interest of both the media mainstream and seekers of hidden truths, men and women, the secularist and the religious man. The Craft has expanded the ages in its various forms and survived many cultural, religious, and political tumults. How is it that a simple philosophy like Freemasonry can withstand so much and draw the attention of such diverse individuals? The answer is found in the question--it is the philosophy of Freemasonry that has made it so resilient, but what is that philosophy? Join us as we discuss different philosophical ideologies and see if we can pinpoint the one that is the foundation of very institution that has captured all of our attentions.

We are What We Eat, Can We Heal Ourselves With the Proper Diet?
Date: 11/4/2018 2:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: 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?

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstien
Physicist
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