In HBO’s landmark 2014 crime drama, True Detective, two troubled detectives find themselves on the trail of a serial killer seemingly more interested in metaphysics than mere gratification. Like all good cop […]
Take Me To Your Motherboard: Are We Really Heading Towards An AI Singularity?
Think of artificial intelligence, and your mind likely turns to science fiction movies like “2001: A Space Odyssey” or “The Terminator” franchise. Terrifying thoughts flicker through our minds: a forever war between […]
An Introduction to Stoicism: The Philosophy of Grit
LIFE is suffering. If there’s one thing philosophers agree on, it’s that. Whether you’re shivering cold, racked with grief, or dealing with a terrible disease, no one can control the situation they’re […]
Is Freemasonry a Modern Iteration of Raja Yoga?
“When the soul sees itself as a center surrounded by its circumference—when the Sun knows that it is a Sun, surrounded by its whirling planets—then is it ready for the Wisdom and […]
A (Very) Brief History of the Order of the Golden Dawn
THE Victorian era saw a proliferation of occult and esoterically inclined orders and society, from new formations of Martinism to the Theosophical Society and its Esoteric Section to Numerous Masonic appellate bodies. Possibly the most well-known, and immediately influential, is the Order of the Golden Dawn. Originally envisaged as an initiatory school of theoretical magic, it because, with its Rosicrucian Inner Order, both a school of initiates and a college of Adepts, practicing both and theurgy. The Golden Dawn existed from the late 19th to the early 20th century in Great Britain and France, and into the 1970s in New Zealand. Its teachings, rituals, and initiations are still influential today.
The MPS Newsletter – April 2021
The April 2021 MPS Newsletter
The Power of Words
Freemasonry reminds us, consciously and unconsciously, that our words matter – that our verbal expressions reflect outwards, radiate with import, and display an image of who we are on the inside.
Self-Improvement and the Neuroscience of Freemasonry: Part I
The Temperate Mason is free because his passions, or uncontrolled limbic system, are no longer in control. His rational mind takes hold of the reins, establishing executive functioning and the willpower to overcome. This is done vis-à-vis the development and strengthening of the Pre-Frontal Cortex (PFC).
Why Are We Here?
Weird as that may be, maybe that’s what our ancestors were also trying to say when they said that God made humans in their image, and God became “Word” so that we could understand what it was like to be God. In our limited capacity as human beings, in a mortal world, we only see part of the whole.
Symbolism and The Literalists
Fundamentalism is everywhere. Let’s be clear: fundamentalism is strict adherence to the basic principles of any subject or discipline. In most cases, people use it to discuss religious adherence to the “word” […]