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OF THE MONTH
contained in Light on the
Path consist of simple aphorisms characterized by their paradoxical quality. (46 minutes)
OF THE MONTH
Can we be a light onto ourselves? Can we discover a
clarity which is not clouded over by opinion, authority, and weight of the
past? (48 minutes)
A User's Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere
What Is Consciousness?
Join us live as Richard Smoley describes
consciousness and how
it creates the world we
know.Thursday, January 28, 7 p.m.
SUMMER NATIONAL GATHERING
~ Dr. Scott
Olsen: The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret
~ Jonathan Zimmer, M.A.: Bridge Over Treasured
Waters: Mathematics, Metaphor, and the Weird and Wonderful Gap between Thing
and No Thing
~ Amit Goswami, Ph.D.: The Quantum Activist
~ Kathryn Gann: Journey into Beauty: How
Nature Supports our Every Step
Rhodes: Opera Reading, The Theory of Everything
Wikipedia is one of the most widely used resources on the
Internet. As most of you will know, it is an online encyclopedia consisting of
articles written collaboratively by volunteer editors around the world.
Our archivist, Janet Kerschner, found the
article titled "Theosophical Society in America" to be confusing
and poorly organized, with very little information about our organization, so
she has rewritten it. Janet says, "My objective
was to define our organization and distinguish it from two earlier
societies that used the same name. Since I was writing an encyclopedia article
rather than a piece of marketing literature, it was particularly important to
be balanced and neutral, and to document the facts with appropriate
footnotes. I especially tried to be fair and brotherly in treatment of other
Please take a look at the new article online. You may learn something new!
The Theosophical Society has completed the S.C.A.R.C.E.
Sustainability Assessment documenting our environmental efforts. Beginning with
the TOS Battery Recycling project (2006), to our ongoing tree replacement
program, campus composting, and participation in DuPage County's Green Fair
(2009), the staff at Olcott has risen to the challenge and earned our Earth
And this is only the beginning--the commitment to a healthy
environment is a continuing process. Sustaining and expanding our environmental
projects in-house, hosting educational programs and events for the public, and
coordinating efforts with ecological groups in our area are included in our
plans for the future.
The Earth Flag was displayed in the auditorium for the Celebrate
the Season program and will have a temporary home in the Olcott library until
the official outdoor flag raising ceremony in the spring.
PROGRAMS AT THE NATIONAL CENTER
The Spirit's Journey and Karma
With Dave GunningThursday, January 7, 7 p.m.Unlocking Your Quantum PotentialWith Brent Baum, STB, SSL, CADC, CCHThursday, January 14, 7 p.m.Master Your Energy, Master Your LifeWith Lydia Van den Broeck, PhD
Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m.
Learning the Language of
With Dave Gunning
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 3 (4 weeks), 7 - 9
With Ellen Duff
Tuesdays, Jan. 5 - Feb. 23
(8 classes), 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, March 2 -
May 18 (12 classes),
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Classes begin January 9th! Five class sessions and the accompanying meditation will be devoted to
each of the following themes in the context of Theosophy, Philosophy, Art,
Science, and Religion:
Jan 9 - Feb
$40 for 5 weeks, or $10 / class
Feb 20 - Mar
20 AWARENESS $40 for 5 weeks, or
$10 / class
Apr 3 - May 1
EVOLUTION $40 for 5
weeks, or $10 / class
program is designed to provide an education in Theosophy and its relationship
to philosophy, science, religion, and the arts, including its integration into
daily life, deepening an understanding of our place in the world as spiritual
The Theosophical Publishing Company, London.
Bound in green cloth. This occult magazine is increasingly difficult to find.
The Lucifer Theosophical Magazine is designed to bring to light the
hidden things of darkness. This volume contains the issues from March to August
very worn book, but a major and fascinating part of Theosophical history, $100.
"If wisdom were to vanish suddenly from the universe,
no one yet would suspect himself a fool."
Gems from the East
Compiled by H. P. Blavatsky