August 2011


In This Issue
Dalai Lama's Afterglow
Secret Doctrine Symposium
Far Horizons Retreat Center
TSA tote bags
Library News


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August 31, 2011





  Foundations of the Ageless Wisdom

Ed Abdill


 An exploration of
The Secret Doctrine presented by Ed Abdill and narrated by Dana Ivey.
(2 DVDs, 127 minutes)




An excellent introduction to The Secret Doctrine. (5 CDs, 223 minutes)



A New Science of the Paranormal

Quest Books

Quest Bookshop


Spiritual Diary
of Emanuel Swedenborg:

His Supernatural Experience 

 Being the Record During Twenty Years of




London, 1902 




A festival designed to celebrate the wisdom of the ages, 
the unity of all life, and spiritual self-transformation.


Enjoy presentations and activities exploring Theosophy, comparative Religions, Western esotericism, meditative practices, and much more!


Click here to see the list of 45 min. talks we will offering this year, and then select the individual titles to read the descriptions of the talks and speaker's bios. 







It was an honor and a pleasure to host His Holiness on his recent visit to Chicago. The response of the news media and the people who attended was purely positive. Many people have said that His Holiness' visit was a blessing to the city of Chicago, and that his emphasis on religious understanding was a needed challenge in today's world.


To read more about the events, enjoy pictures, watch the UIC Pavilion Sunday talk, or pre-order these progams on DVD or audio CD, click here!   





  Secret Doctrine Symposium


In September the National Lodge of the Theosophical Society in America will embark upon a 12-month study of H. P. Blavatsky's magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine. The "Symposium" will consist of some of the best analysis, suggestions for study, and commentary to be found in Theosophical journals over the past 60 years, which have been selected and compiled by National Secretary David Bruce. Read more





 100 Years of Theosophy in Portland Oregon


The Theosophical Society in Portland will be celebrating its 100 Anniversary from September 23 to 25, 2011, with an open house and a special program.
The featured speakers, Tim Boyd, President of TSA, and Janet Kerschner, National Archivist, will present on "Forgotten Truths" and "History of the Portland Lodge" respectively. Read more






Far Horizons offers a variety of summer programs designed to provide a rich experience for personal growth and exploration. For over 50 years, our beautiful setting has hosted a wide range of programs in meditation, cultural studies, philosophy, yoga, health and more.   


Explore our interesting, eclectic and inspirational programs for the 2011 Summer Season.   

 TS TOTE BAGS       


Claradene Wycoff of the Salt Lake City Theosophical Study Center surprised us at Summer National Gathering with a beautiful tote bag. It has our Society name and emblem on one side, and on the reverse, a fascinating list of the themes of the summer gatherings since 1940. Proceeds of bag sales are to benefit the TSA and the Salt Lake City group.

Contact Claradene at to order one. The $25 price includes shipping. This is a great gift for your favorite theosophist!




Learn how to access the Library's Catalog and other Online Resources 

Books for Sale on Amazon 

We have now begun to sell rare and used books at Check them out!  


Featured New Books  

Check out the spiritual items new to our collection.   



"To strive for security by attempting to alter the objective conditions of life is to display an immature mind."

Rohit Metha, Seek Out the Way


Cover photo by Jeff Gresko    

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