PUBLIC LECTURES
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THE LAWS OF NATURE: WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY? Pamela El-Hosaini
Sunday 7 May

el-Hosaini. mar 17 big IMG_0255Since the dawn of creation, everything in the cosmos has been subject to seven major, eternal laws. They provide a framework for all that was, all that is, and all that will be. When we live in harmony with universal law we find love, peace and freedom. But when we dare to break cosmic laws, there is fear, war and slavery. This talk explores the laws of Nature, how they impact our lives and why an understanding of them will help us in our evolution.

Pam El-Hosaini has been a student of the perennial philosophy for nearly 30 years and for six years was President of the Swansea theosophical lodge.

Suggested donations: £5 non-members, £3 Theosophical Society members, concessions including refreshments

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Suggested donations for two Sunday lectures (4 June) : £5 non-members, £3 Theosophical Society members, concessions including refreshments

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CYCLES OF ETERNITY. Tim Wyatt
Sunday 4 June 

Tim Wyatt. 2015. IMG_6686Getting to grips with eternity and understanding its interlocking laws can be a tough old business. But don’t worry there is a solution both for newcomers and seasoned practitioners of the Ageless Wisdom teachings. Author and ex-journalist Tim Wyatt has condensed the essential ingredients of Theosophy into an internationally-acclaimed book Cycles Of Eternity. In this talk he will be exploring how the many cycles of life – some lasting fractions of a second and others trillions of years – are crucial to the evolution of the cosmos and ourselves as members of the human project. Everything from a sub-atomic particle to a galaxy mirrors this pattern. Nothing escapes its grip. Find out more. Please note: this talk is sponsored by The Leeds Theosophical Society’s Speakers’ Scheme.

 

 

 

Theosophy and the Kybalion. Philip Deslippe
Sunday 4 June  – 6 pm

Deslippe- PortraitThe Kybalion is one of the most mysterious and influential metaphysical texts of the twentieth century. A slim volume of alleged Hermetic philosophy originally published in 1908 under the pseudonym “Three Initiates,” The Kybalion went on to influence everything from the Prosperity Gospel and the positive thinking movement to witchcraft and a range of esoteric groups. For most of the book’s history, its authorship was a matter of speculation and attributed to over a dozen different figures. Built upon years of original and groundbreaking research, this talk will give an overview of The Kybalion and its fascinating impact, the biography of its sole author William Walker Atkinson, evidence of his authorship, and his numerous ties to Theosophy.

Philip Deslippe is a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published articles in academic journals such as Sikh Formations, Contemporary Buddhism, and Amerasia, and has written several longform articles on yoga’s early history in the United States. In 2011 he edited and introduced a new and definitive edition of The Kybalion for TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Books. More information available at www.philipdeslippe.com

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THE KEYS TO THE MYSTERIES. Michael van Buren
Sunday 2 July

van Buren, M ts oct 14 2166The Mysteries were the most sacred and secret teachings and practices in many of the world religions, in which the aspirant not only learnt, but more importantly, experienced for themselves their Divine centre
. It meant learning about how the universe was constructed, what is a human being, and through symbols and actions (rituals) begun to experience the reality of “as above, so below”, the mystical union, knowing, or gnosis. The talk will explore simply some of these principles of the spiritual life and,briefly, their application in a variety of modern reflections of the Mysteries.

Michael van Buren is a National lecturer for the Theosophical Society, and a third-generation Theosophist. He is also the Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church Grail Community, and a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Suggested donations: £5 non-members, £3 Theosophical Society members, concessions including refreshments
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