Sunday, August 13, 2017

‘What is Masonic success?’

The upcoming meeting of the Masonic Philosophical Society in Queens will focus on the meaning of success. From the publicity:

Masonic Philosophical Society
‘Freemasonry: Is There
a Secret to Success?’
Saturday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Whitestone Masonic Temple
149-39 11th Avenue
Flushing, New York

You are invited to the Masonic Philosophical Society’s next hosted discussion and study. Each month a different topic, ranging from philosophy and science, to religion and metaphysics, is discussed and debated. This group, which is open to the public, is where non-members can learn more about Freemasonry, as well as meet local Freemasons.

September’s topic will be “Freemasonry: Is There a Secret to Success?” After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow.

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 myriad human emotions. Is Masonic knowledge a guide for a successful, balanced life?

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