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    The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA
    (Tel: 020 7563 9815)
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FROM THE SERIES OF LECTURES TITLED:THE MYSTERY OF LIFE HELD JANUARY – MARCH 2007

goodrick-clarkePROPHECY AND PREDICTION BY PROF. NICHOLAS GOODRICK-CLARKE.

March 2007

Esoteric theories of Precognition from Nostradamus to the Present. The 16th century was rich in divinatory works. The famous Swiss alchemist and magus Paracelsus published many almanacs, and the prophecies of Nostradamus are still in print. How did they explain the power of prophecy? The massive evidence for prediction and precognition in the twentieth century has led to theories of seriality, meaningful coincidence, the Tao, and synchronicity involving ideas of cosmic unity, correspondences and sympathy. The lecture shows the persistence and importance of esoteric ideas advanced by the 16th century seers.

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is Professor of Western Esotericism at Exeter University. His many published books include works entitled Paracelsus, Helena Blavatsky, and Emanuel Swedenborg.

lynnemctggart-225x225THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT BY LYNNE MCTAGGART

March 2007

Use Your thoughts to Change the World and Your Life In her new book, The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart picks up where her ground-breaking bestseller The Field left off. It offers some of the very latest scientific evidence about the power of your own thoughts and mind-blowing new evidence about the nature of reality. From the science, Lynne has also extrapolated a detailed programme and tonight shows you how to ‘power up’ to direct your thoughts, to increase the activity and strength of your intentions, and to effect genuine change in your life. She also invites you to take part in your own personal and ongoing international on-line group experiments, under the direction of well- known scientists.

Lynne McTaggart is Editor of the pioneering magazine, What Doctors Don’t Tell You.

THE GNOSTIC GOSPEL OF JUDAS BY GEORGE WOOD

February 2007 

Lost for over 1800 years the Gnostic Gospel of Judas has not been seen since it was condemned as ‘heresy’ by Irenaeus in 180 A D. This Gospel presents a radical reinterpretation of the spiritual relationship between Jesus and Judas. Far from being the most maligned person in history Judas is presented as the only apostle who understood who Jesus really was. There is also a startling re-appraisal of the ignorance of the other apostles whom Jesus condemns as unwittingly worshipping the demiurge/prince of this world.

George Wood has led occasional courses in Gnostic Christianity at the Theosophical Society in London.

bilimoria02aTHE SNAKE AND THE ROPE BY DR EDI BILIMORIA,

February 2007  (Book Launch) 

Science claims to be objective and to deal only with proven facts, but the innumerable conflicting theories that science propounds remain unresolved. In his book, briefly outlined tonight, the author, an engineer and musician, argues with ample supporting evidence that since time immemorial the universal secret wisdom of the Adepts has held answers to all unresolved problems and explains mysteries concerning Divinity, Space and Time, Energy and Matter, and the role of Sound and Light in manifesting the Cosmos. He also makes predictions about the future course of science and suggests how science and occult science may be harmonized.

PATH OF DISCIPLESHIP IN THE NEW AGE BY SARAH MCKECHNIE

February 2007 

Discipleship can be defined as the stage of the path of evolution in which the aspirant knowingly pledges to impose the will of the soul upon the lower nature. In the new age this commitment to cooperation with the soul will increasingly be expressed through group responsibility and world service.

Sarah McKechnie is General Secretary of the Lucis Trust and is Editor of its magazine, The Beacon.

jamesRESONANCES OF THE COSMOS BY JAMES D’ANGELO

February 2007

Any model of our universe (the one Word) is ultimately vibrational, a cosmic harp spawning an infinite web of frequencies. Their interplay creates a multiplicity of proportions, giving rise to various forms and language. It finds its natural microcosmic model in audible and speculative music as well as holistic sound for harmonizing spirit, mind and body.

James D’Angelo is author of the The Healing Power of the Human Voice.
Admission �7, �5 concessions

peter-bartonSELF REALIZATION IN A TECHNOLOGICAL AGE BY PETER BARTON

January 2007 

We live in an age of Technology and take it very much for granted; we do not always appreciate its essential role in easing the daily round and giving us more leisure time – time which could be used for exploring the deeps of our own being. That same Technology can also throw light on our aspirations for fulfilment, as well as emphasising its importance.

Peter Barton, is a former General Secretary of the Theosophical Society in England.

JANUS’ MASTER OF THE MYSTERY OF EVERYTHING BY ROBERT WOOLLEY

January 2007

robert-woolleyThe two faced Roman God of Doors is not prominent in the pantheon, and is often thought of as a mere door keeper. However, this minor deity holds the key to major mysteries – of time, creation and mystic consciousness. This talk explores his significance for the quest in the 21st century.

Robert Woolley is President of Northampton theosophical branch.

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FROM THE SERIES OF LECTURES TITLED:A NEW CONTINENT OF THOUGHT HELD SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2006

gillTHE THEORY OF EVERYTHING AS EXPLAINED BY THE FOUR ELEMENTS AND FIVE TATTVAS BY GILL DORREN

December 2006 

Does the picture of Creation portrayed by scientists convey the whole Truth? Or do we need to look at the 4 forces of nature for a fuller explanation? The strong and weak nuclear forces, electromagnetism and gravity of modern science have parallels with the elements of fire, earth, air and water. But the ancient wisdom goes deeper still demonstrating the existence of a living consciousness throughout the cosmos.

Gill Dorren is Vice-President of the Astrological Lodge of London.

TELEPATHY IN THE MODERN WORLD BY CHRISTIAN christian_bodhiBODHI

November 2006 

Telepathy is an increasingly prevalent faculty and many people already receive  information in this subtle way. The Ancient Wisdom teaches that telepathy is a way of contacting the spiritual worlds and aligning ourselves with them. So how can we best use this ability?

Christian Bodhi is editor of a spiritual e-journal www.abilityoflove.com.

VOICE OF THE SILENCE: THE NEW UNDERSTANDING BY DAVID KOLTON,

November 2006 

The Voice of the Silence is an exquisite gem of profound mysticism. It has a great relevance today as much confusion prevails all over the world regarding yoga and meditation, spirituality and psychism. The Voice helps one to clear up these confusions, and put the aspirant on the right path of spiritual perception.

REINCARNATION: EVIDENCE AND IMPLICATIONS BY PETER BARTON

November 2006 

Although increasingly accepted in general terms, the idea of reincarnation is often vague. This talk provides a clear picture of what reincarnation is and is not and what counts as evidence. It also explores the purpose of re-birth.

Peter Barton, is a former General Secretary of the Theosophical Society in England.

QUANTUM WORLDS BEYOND THE ATOM BY DOUGLAS BAKER

November 2006 

A mind that is stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. – (Oliver Wendell Holmes) Theosophical ideas are at the forefront of emerging scientific thought and should provide necessary guidance and insight for investigators. The dark matter and energy now being probed by modern science are the mental matter and energies known to ancient sages.

Dr Douglas Baker, renowned esotericist, has written and lectured on a broad number of metaphysical subjects over the past 50 years.

THE HIDDEN CODE: SECRET IS NOT LOST BY MALCOLM STEWART

October 2006 

Leonardo da Vinci, Stonehenge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Pythagoras, the Indian Fire Altar, the Rituals of the Chinese Emperor, of John Dee the Elizabethan magician, the music of the monasteries . . . these and a host of other people, places and artefacts all share a common secret culture that is today nicknamed ‘sacred geometry’.

Malcolm Stewart, designer, TV producer and writer, is a leading international teacher practitioner with over 30 years experience in this field.

THE NUMBER SEVEN THE BASIS OF ALL KNOWLEDGE BY ALAN HUGHES

October 2006 

If it is claimed that the number 7 is at the heart of all natural forms and processes, then is it not the greatest of mysteries? Must we simply shrug and say – well, that’s what the Masters teach, or can we grope some way towards an understanding of this fundamental of Nature?

Alan Hughes is a longstanding exponent of core theosophical teachings.

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FROM THE SERIES OF LECTURES TITLED:THE JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY HELD MAY – JULY 2006

LIGHT AND LOVE: NEAR DEATH & OTHER SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES BY JOHN FRANKLIN

July 2006 

What are ‘near-death experiences’ and what are ‘other spiritual experiences’? The speaker will relate examples of recorded accounts of such experiences, and some poems, to demonstrate certain essential and similar features as well as their individuality and differences. These experiences are more common than might be thought – and can be completely life-transforming.

John Franklin is Secretary of the Alistair Hardy Research Society.

sue-273x260UNRAVELLING THE YI JING BY SUE KALICINSKA

July 2006 

The Universe is in a constant state of transformation. Matter and energy interchange continuously. Now light, now dark, the lines of the 64 hexagrams that comprise the Yi Jing mirror this transformation. This talk investigates how the ancient Chinese Book of Changes can be used to understand the complexity of manifestation and unfold our spirituality in daily life.

Sue Kalicinska has been a keen student of Yi Jing for more than two decades. She is an acupuncturist and runs a multi-disciplinary clinic in Camberley.

THE GOLDEN DAWN REVISITED: A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR OF AN ESOTERIC ORDER BY ROBERT GILBERT

July 2006 

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is approaching its 120th anniversary – a significant event in Rosicrucian terms – but its chequered history is still misrepresented and its purpose distorted. And yet the Golden Dawn continues to attract new members and it retains its mystique. The speaker considers its past, its present purpose and future prospects.

Robert Gilbert is a prolific author on the history and ideas of western esoteric movements, and he is the doyen of Golden Dawn studies.

THE LIFE MAP: ENERGY TRANSMISSION FOR IMPROVED AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION BY RON CHAPMAN

June 2006 

In this lecture one will learn how to use the Life Map, an energy exercise to help create a conscious connection between the Universal Form and the individual personality. By bringing these two aspects together in a bond to work with the very essence of our being, we experience a significant increase in mental and spiritual awareness and unfold latent faculties.

Ron Chapman has travelled the world lecturing on many aspects of esotericism, in particular those relating to energy transmission.

THE SCIENCE OF HERMES: TIME AND SPACE TRAVEL BY PETER STEWART,

June 2006 

In exploring the nature of ‘information’ and ‘consciousness we rediscover the ‘Third Eye’, the Sciences of Thoth-Hermes. Through psychometry, telepathy, dowsing and remote viewing, we extend our consciousness to access subtle bodies and information fields. By dowsing and remote viewing we can visit the Moon and Mars and travel back in time.

Peter Stewart is a Doctor of Science and physicist. For more than 20 years he has been studying and lecturing on different aspects of the paranormal, in particular non-local human consciousness.