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Saturday 1st December 2018 2 - 4. A talk by Gary Kidgell
'Gary shall draw upon the wisdom teachings, the works of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli for the purpose of outlining the archetypal process of spiritual transformation. He shall describe the nature of the spiritual path whilst outlining various myths which symbolise the evolutionary journey to the source of our being which the wisdom teachings describe as the 'spiritual path' Gary has recently published a book entitled 'The Inner Journey:Pathways to the Higher Self', which will be available for purchase at the lecture.'
Saturday 12th January 2019 - AGM 2 - 4
Feb 9th 2019 2 - 4 pm. a talk by Dr John O'Rourke on 'Theosophical Roots of Abstraction in Western Art.
The illustrated lecture will explore the influence of Theosophical literature, symbolism and imagery on the work of the abstract artists Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian.
Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Leyline Hunting with Pat Toms from the Society of Leyhunters at Durham Cathedral 10:30 - 12:30 then after lunch a talk from 2 - 4 pm
Title: Sense of Place - a walk around Durham Cathedral and a talk, with Pat Toms.Sacred sites are chosen to enhance ritual activity and raise peoples' spirits. On a walk consider some features of Durham Cathedral, and feel what is special about its layout. Consider how subtle influences manifest through intuitive association with the form of things, experience them with respect to geology, topography and the building. Consider how features, in particular the altar, are located in relation to them and how heavenly and earthly influences are brought together to facilitate ritual. Participants are expected to want to try some subtle exercises; bring a dowsing L-rod or borrow one on the day. Outdoor warm clothing for all weather and sturdy footwear is required.
After lunch, hear a talk 'Bringing Heaven and Earth Together - Places for Being Spiritual' about how some aspects of ancient and traditional layout of built form appear to have been chosen with regard to sensual experience of the surroundings.
Pat Toms has worked in construction and now researches subtle experience of fields of form that arise on intuitive association with form and how they manifest and can be represented geometrically.
April 2019 TBC
May 2019 - TBC
Saturday 8th June 2019 2 - 4 pm a talk by - Cynthia Trassi
‘Spirals as an Image of Unfolding Consciousness’
In every culture the spiral has been seen as the natural form of growth, from molecular structures to galaxies, from shells to the growth of the human soul
Cynthia is an excellent speaker and is on the National speakers list sponsored by the Foundation for Theosophical Studies (FTS)
Saturday July 2019 - Ted Capstick TBC
August 2019 Summer School at Birmingham
Saturday 14th September 2019 2 - 4pm a talk by Wayne Gatfield THE BEACON LIGHT OF TRUTH
HPB writes”:The Beacon-light of Truth is Nature without the veil of the senses. It can be reached only when the adept has become absolute master of his personal self, able to control all his physical and psychic senses by the aid of his "seventh sense," through which he is gifted also with the true wisdom of the gods--Theosophia. This realisation is the Holy Grail of the true aspirant to Divine Wisdom.