Winter Programme 2019

17thJanuary – 18thApril

 

 

Study Course: Thursdays 6.30-8pm

The Key to Theosophy – by H.P. Blavatsky

Lodge Study – open to all but beginners might find the text difficult 

17 & 31 January 2019
21 February 2019
7 & 21 March 2019
4 & 18 April 2019

 

 

Saturday 26 January 2019, 2-4.30pm

Part I: Talk by Dino Moretti

“Some Aspects of Nature”

Nature is the source of life. In her metaphysical aspect she is the very source or essence of life in the Universe. Whatever happens in the world is as natural as a rose in Spring and fruit in Summer.Of the same nature is sickness and death; it is the energy that has manifested itself in the world and in Man. Nature had linked all parts of her empire by subtle threads of magnetic sympathy. Nature is fulfilled in Man and Man in Nature. Both find themselves in the Divine self-existing essence – the source of all Being.

 

Part II: Screening of a short film by Desiree Ickerodt

“VETEDIJE – What Happens When We Die?”

This is a part of a series of short films that was produced over a course of four years. Rather than looking for answers by studying books, Desiree interviewed people from different walks of life assuming that everyone had a nugget of wisdom to share with the world. So what is yours?

Part III: The film and discussion will be followed by a short summary of what Theosophy teaches us about Death, presented by Teresa King.

 

 

Thursday 7 February 2019, 6.30-8pm

Annual General Meeting – members only

 

 

Saturday 23 February 2019, 2-4.30pm

Talk by Petra Meyer

“From Darkness to Light – and from Light to Life”

The Secret Doctrine tells us about the absolute universal law of Periodicity affecting every department in Nature, originating from a radiation of unknown origin which Hindu Philosophy calls Parabrahm.

This radiation sets in motion the Cosmic Evolution in regular intervals by the intellectual energy of the Logos, the word or sound in Greek Mythology, which symbolizes the manifested deity with every Nation. This intellectual energy – or the Light of the Logos – is the link between objective matter and the subjective thought (SD I p. 110/137).

But at what point do motion and light turn into sentient Life? We will try to find out how Theosophy and Science complement each other.

 

 

Sunday 31 March 2019, 4-5.30pm

Presentation by Stephen Price

Chief Instructor of the Longfei Taijiquan Association of GB

“Tai Chi – The Philosophy of the forces of Yin and Yang”

Tai Chi has become a very popular discipline all over the world. This unique oriental Martial Art has been developing over many centuries. Tai Chi can be reviewed in the wider context of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Meridian System of Acupuncture, Taoist Philosophy, Psychology, Breathing Practices, Meditation and Health Science. It is an ancient form of holistic self-cultivation.

Stephen will introduce us to the Philosophy behind Tai Chi and demonstrate the significance and effect of certain movement on our mental and physical constitution.

 

 

Summer Programme 2019

2ndMay – 18thJuly

 

“The Key to Theosophy”
Ongoing lodge study – open to all apart from 30 May 2019
6.30-8pm 

2 & 16 May 2019
30 May 2019 (for members only)
6 & 20 June 2019 (in library)
4 & 18 July 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 8th May 2019

“White Lotus Day”

In Memory of Madame Blavatsky

– BL and TS Members only –
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Part I:
Readings from:
‘The Bhagavad Gita’
‘The Light of Asia’
‘The Voice of the Silence’

Part II:
Presentation by
Igor Santa Cruz Lopes

HP Blavatsky was the direct Agent of the Tibetan Masters Morya and KH who stood behind the Foundation of the Theosophical Society, and who had been chosen as their Envoy to the Outer World. Her Life and work through the Theosophical Society was planned Centuries before 1875 by the

Masters themselves. We Theosophists of the 21st

Century have the duty of loyalty and fidelity to the original programme outlined by them, keeping the tradition of “White Lotus Day” alive on every 8th May as an opportunity to renew our commitment to Theosophy, the Theosophical Society and to its Founders – the Masters”

 

 

 

Saturday 8th June 2019

– Jesus –
and
The Brotherhood of the Essenes

Talk by Petra Meyer

2–4pm

The New Testament is a Western Allegory founded upon the universal mystery of the Logos, crucified on the Cross of Matter, says HPB in her CWs, and that traces of this wisdom go back many thousands of years; that famous Historians of the first Century never heard about Jesus and a crucifixion, and that the Church of Rome wandered farthest from the mystical Christ, which is supported and documented by modern Historians as well. Who actually was Jesus, and why is the Brotherhood of the Essenes completely excluded from the Bible?

 

 

 

Sunday 7th July 2019

What is the meaning of the “Third Object”
of the Theosophical Society?

Talk by Elizabeth Crofts

2–4pm
The third object of the Theosophical Society is “To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man”.

There is confusion and disagreement among Theosophists as to the real meaning of this important object. Some feel that its only or main meaning is in the area of mediumship and psychism with their attendant ‘phenomena’, but could there be another meaning? In this talk we will examine the guidance given in the writings of HPB and the Mahatmas as to what this object is really referring to.