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Color Theory and the I Ching
Date: 5/25/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Natural Science
Presenter: Dennis Garza
Synopsis: The I Ching Ba Gua can be symbolically interpreted in many different ways. One such symbolic representation, the family designations, is so closely related to color theory that when observed more intimately it begins to unveil a possible formula that could help revolutionize how we see personal relationships altogether. Let’s take a deeper look.

Does an irrational number (Phi) govern structures in our objective universe?
Date: 8/24/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Formal Science
Presenter: Judith Champion
Synopsis: Geometry is universal. It transcends language and culture. In the nineteenth century, geometry and Masonry were synonymous terms because geometry was the basis of Masonic terminology and symbolism. It reveals the beauty of creation through proportion, number, and relationships found in phenomenal forms. To the Greek philosophers and geometers Phi represented divine harmony and order. The forms and patterns manifesting from divine archetypes constitute sacred geometry. What is LIVING GEOMETRY? By that is meant the forms and proportions of the manifested universe found in the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human realms, in which Phi ratios predominate. Certain patterns and shapes seem universal, from the smallest crystal to planets and galaxies.

Does photography offer a true representation of reality?
Date: 9/28/2019 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Jill Alessandra-Garza
Synopsis: Photographs can represent a moment in time as far back as the origins of the art itself or as recent as the second that has just passed. They can show the progression of time in an individual life, in a family, in a society. They can capture the beauty of a curious and singular look at the sometimes tragic, sometimes mundane and sometimes joyous adventure that is life. But are they real? Let us journey through this artform to explore the philosophical questions it poses, questions of the nature of time and space, and the continuum of reality.

"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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