September 2013  


In This Issue
Photos from SNC and TOS
President's Video Blog
Online Summer Class
Upcoming Conferences
Online Summer Class
Upcoming Conferences
Library News


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Browse our fall programs and save the dates!

Mark Your Calendars!

European Congress 2014

"Bridging Science and Spirituality"

 30 July to 3 August
Paris, France

 Organized by

The European Federation of the Theosophical Society and the Theosophical Society in France




September Specials!

30% Discount


for this month's

Featured Items

CD, DVD and
Book of the Month 

When ordering online or
by phone, use the code ENEWS to receive the
30% discount.

To order by phone,

please call 1-800-669-9425 x347


Offer good until

September 30, 2013








Tim Boyd 


Transcendence is not just for saints and sages.





Tim Boyd

 What is that singular experience that mystics speak of as "ineffable"
or "beyond words"?



Hollywood's Guide to
the Hereafter
Tom Davis Genelli


Featured Article
 Read More


Books, crystals, incense, jewelry, yoga,
meditation, and more.



306 W. Geneva Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Monday-Friday 10-8
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5

A Free Program for Children of all Ages
This month featuring:

"A Peacock Story"  


Friday, September 20 

6 - 6:45 PM   





Member Services Announcement


If you move or have a
seasonal address change, please send us your
address update to preferably before
you move.

Many Thanks




President's Blog Aug 2013
Camp Indralaya, Annual Connections program, Staff Picnic



Mondays, September 30,
October 7, 14 & 21 

7:30 - 9:00 PM CD
with Ray Grasse 

Tuesdays, August 27 - October 1 

with Normandi Ellis 





An Ongoing Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 4 & October 2 
7:30 PM CDT 
with Ray Grasse, Sandy Rodeck
& Dave Gunning 



 Mastery of the Self and Awakening
of Our Higher Potentials

Sundays, October 6 - December 22
(12 classes)

 7:00 - 8:30 PM CDT
with Vic Hao Chin, Jr.







Thursday Evenings at our National Center in Wheaton 


September 12, 7 PM

With John Cianciosi

With Hersh Khetarpal






Live Webcast  

September 26, 7 PM

With William Meader






 October 3, 7 PM

With Swami Atmavidyananda






 Dharma Study Group 

 Tuesdays, 7 - 8 PM

Come and explore the ancient and contemporary views on the fundamental aspects of Life and spiritual self-transformation. On the first Tuesday of the month, we will be joining Conversations with the President, while the other meetings will be devoted to study and meditation. Once a month, we will put our ideals into practice by engaging in a service project or group activity.  

 Wheaton-Olcott Theosophical Study Group for Members 

 Wednesdays, 7 - 8 PM 
For members of the Theosophical Society only, this study group explores the Theosophical teachings and their relationship to other traditions, encouraging discussion and interaction among the participants.  
Online participation: If you cannot attend the group in person and want to participate online, send an e-mail to Dan Smolla at
The meetings alternate with Living Theosophy.

 Plato Study Group 

 Saturdays, 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Begins September 14      

This study group continues the exploration of Plato's works with the aim of understanding the significance of Plato in the history of Western civilization and its religious traditions. It is paralleled by a monthly webinar on the fourth Sunday evening of each month. Visit Online Classes on our Web site. 


Advaita Study Group 

 Sundays, 6:30 to 8 PM
Advaita Vedanta, a school of Hindu philosophy and religious practice. We read and discuss chapters from an Advaita book (currently I Am That by Nisargadatta) and listen to or view Advaita-oriented materials from various online sources. You are welcome to visit, join, or rejoin the group at any time. 






Anchoring the New Reality PART 1

Mondays, 7-8:30 PM

September 16 - October 7 (4 sessions)  


Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM

October 8 - November 12 (6 sessions)
With David P. Bruce







Saturday,1-3 PM (6 sessions)
September 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

With Hersh Khetarpal    





Saturdays, 2:30-4:30 PM
4th Saturday of the month
September 28, October 26, November 23
(No meeting December 28)

With Paul Quinn  







Seeing for yourself is just what Fernando de Torrijos recommends in his "How I Became a Theosophist" interview this month! Fernando worked with contemporary Mindfulness pioneer Jon-Kabit Zinn for many many years. In his interview, Fernando relates not only his own synchronistic Theosophical journey, but explains how his present mission to spread Mindfulness Meditation has essentially become his Theosophical path.


How I Became a Theosophist: Fernando de Torrijos
How I Became a Theosophist
Fernando de Torrijos


Library Website  

In this month's Featured Favorites we favor the less then five minute video "Tour the Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library Website." There are many resources freely available on the library website-many more than you think. Watch this brief video tour of the Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library Website and see for yourself.


Tour the Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library Website
Tour the Henry S. Olcott
Memorial Library Website


"Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused...

Be really whole,
And all things will come to you."

The Tao Te Ching ~ Lao Tzu