Amidst the dense forests of Ancient Britain – long before the Romans conquered – the Druids presided over a forgotten Celtic culture. Draped in long cloaks and skilled in wisdom and divination, […]
Unlocking the Secrets of Hermeticism: A Journey into the Mystical Tradition
Are you fascinated by ancient spiritual traditions and mystical teachings? Look no further than Hermeticism! This ancient philosophy, based on the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, has captivated seekers of spiritual knowledge for […]
Are Fungi Conscious? Uncovering the Hidden Minds of the Fungal Kingdom
The Mycelial Mind In his seminal book, Mycelium Running, legendary mycologist Paul Stamets christens Part I, ‘The Mycelial Mind.’ Confronting every assumption we’ve ever made about life’s third kingdom, he begins Chapter […]
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 […]
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.
From Time Immemorial, Humanity’s Celebration of the Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice, which is also commonly known as Midsummer, takes place when one of the Earth’s poles reaches maximum tilt towards the Sun. In the Northern hemisphere, this occurs when the […]
The MPS Newsletter – April 2021
The April 2021 MPS Newsletter
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.
The Principles of Confucianism
As new nations arose, and large states crumbled, a period of great intellectual curiosity and intellectual expansion occurred. It became known as the Hundred Schools of Thought. The most prominent schools are still taught today, and the most famous of all is Confucianism.