December 2015 

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Retreat with Glenn
President's Video Blog
Upcoming Lectures
Current Webinars
Featured Programs
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Adyar Flood Update 

The TS campus at Adyar and all of our people are OK and the International Convention will proceed on schedule. During these historic rains and flooding in the city of Chennai, we were affected by some flooding of the ground floors in a number of houses, but the damage was minimal. Read More
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Historic Chennai Flooding; Adyar Theatre Roof Installation; International Convention Preparations; Olcott Christmas Celebration

Historic Chennai Flooding; Adyar Theatre Roof Installation; International Convention Preparations;
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  UPCOMING THURSDAY TALKS                        

Is it Written in the Stars?
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January 7, 7:00 p.m.
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January 14, 7:00 p.m.  
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  CURRENT WEBINARS                         

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
February 2 - March 15 (7 classes)  
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January 4 - February 22 (6 Classes)  
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January 12 - February 2 (4 Classes) 
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Friday, January 15, 7:00 p.m.
 The goal in all healing, meditative, and spiritual pursuits is to raise an individual's vibratory frequency.
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(1842-1925) was an eminent French astronomer and served as Vice-President of the Theosophical Society from 1880 to 1888. He mapped the Moon and Mars and worked on measurements for binary stars. A lunar crater, a Martian crater, and some asteroids are named in his honor. He founded the Société astronomique de France in 1887.  
His writings include popular science works about astronomy, notable early science fiction novels, and works on psychical research and related topics. He also published the magazine L'Astronomie, starting in 1882. He maintained a private observatory at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France. He has been described as an "astronomer, mystic and storyteller" who was obsessed by life after death, and on other worlds, and who seemed to see no distinction between the two.
In Real and Imaginary Worlds (1864) and Lumen (1887), he describes a range of exotic species, including sentient plants which combine the processes of digestion and respiration. His psychical studies also influenced some of his science fiction, where he would write about his beliefs in a cosmic version of metempsychosis. In Lumen, a human character meets the soul of an alien, able to cross the universe faster than light, that has been reincarnated on many different worlds, each with their own gallery of organisms and their evolutionary history. Mostly, his writing about other worlds adhered fairly closely to then current ideas in evolutionary theory and astronomy. Flammarion's influence was great, not just on the popular thought of his day, but also on later writers with similar interests and convictions including George Griffith, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and, possibly, even Arthur Conan Doyle (The Poison Belt).The famous "Flammarion engraving" first appeared in the 1888 edition of L'Atmosphère. 


Cover photo by Patrick Layden