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The Theosophical Society in America is a section of the worldwide Theosophical Society founded in New York in 1875. The American section has its national center in Wheaton, Ill., on a beautiful estate called Olcott.

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Mahatma Letter No. 1
In Letter No. 1Koot Hoomi responds to A. P. Sinnett's idea that the existence of the Mahatmas could be proved to skeptics by simultaneously having a London newspaper precipated in India on the very day of its publication, and a Pioneer precipitated in London.

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Online Classes
Browse our selection of online classes and groups that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
Karmic Astrology III
Traumas, Reincarnation, and Spirituality
Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. CT [UTC-05] 
October 17 - December 19 (8 classes)

This class is open to participants from Karmic Astrology II (or by instructor permission) to continue the study of karmic and evolutionary astrology from the Soul's perspective as it has evolved throughout time. We have all been faced with various traumas over the course of our lives brought on by relationships, families, and cultural/environmental factors. These traumas are life lessons and can be viewed as ways to learn and grow.

with Gwynne Mayer

Learning to Live by Dying Daily
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m. CT [UTC-06]
November 17 - December 8 (4 classes)

We will explore the understanding of death and what happens after death as perceived and articulated in three major religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity-and also in some Theosophical literature. We will also look at the available scientific data dealing with reincarnation, near-death experiences, and the shifts in attitudes of people nearing death; and consider the ways in which a conscious awareness of death can actually enliven our living.

with Ravi Ravindra

Thursday Lecture Series
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Inner Life Safari
The Tour
October 11, 7 p.m.
with Kurt Leland

Charles Webster Leadbeater examined everything from higher planes to physical planets, great angels to tiny atoms, and the high mass to the lowly handshake to determine their effects on various levels of our being. How do we assess this information? Is it still relevant to us today? On this light-hearted journey through Leadbeater's writings, Kurt Leland will show us how to map our own inner life safari.

The Power of Forgiveness
October 25, 7 p.m.
with Leslie Sann, MA, LCPC

Forgiveness is a powerful tool. It releases us from the prison of negativity and self-created suffering and allows us to lead happier, more peaceful lives. Discover how the art of forgiveness begins with forgiving ourselves, and learn practical tools to achieve it so you can realize your greatest well-being. Forgiveness sets us free.
 
 
The Shamanic Vision
November 1, 7 p.m.
with Richard Smoley

Shamans provide healing and insight to their communities by journeying to other realms and contacting the spirits and forces there. They encounter animal powers, deities, and the spirits of ancestors as a way of gaining wisdom. Is shamanism possible for us today? Does it work, and what promises does it hold out? In this engaging presentation, Richard Smoley will address these questions and will lead participants on a guided meditation to gain a taste of this tradition for themselves.
 
 
Wheaton Workshops
Inner Life Safari
The Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

There's nothing more exciting and potentially life-changing than a journey to the outback of distant lands to observe and learn the ways of unfamiliar plants, animals, and people. Yet the investigations of Theosophical clairvoyant Charles Webster Leadbeater demonstrate that there are equally exciting and life-changing adventures to be had by journeying within ourselves. For the last 18 years, Kurt Leland has conducted classes in psychic and spiritual development based on principles derived from Leadbeater's teachings. In this experiential workshop, he'll present some of his findings and show us how to conduct our own inner life safari.

with Kurt Leland

The Art of Staying Calm in Chaos
Saturday, October 27, 1 - 4 p.m.

We all strive for calmness and equanimity, but it can be challenging at times, especially in the midst of chaos or when we feel we've been hurt or wronged. Learn some vital tools to achieve more peace and joy in your life in the form of creative play followed by 30 minutes of focused breathwork that will lead to an exploration of forgiveness, and, finally, a release into peace. This experiential workshop provides the opportunity to free yourself from self-created suffering and expand your consciousness so you can more easily calm down, stay calm, and move through life with greater ease.

with Leslie Sann, MA, LCPC

News from the Oakland Branch
The Oakland Branch Celebrates 120th Anniversary!
 
The Oakland Lodge was originally founded on October 1, 1898. Its charter was signed by Col. Henry S. Olcott in Adyar. In 2015, the Oakland Theosophical Lodge relocated to Richmond, where it shares space with The St. Raphael Liberal Catholic Church (The Liberal Catholic Church is a separate tradition with historical links to the Theosophical Society in America). The Oakland Lodge is popularly known as the "Theosophical Society of the East Bay," having expanded its services to additional communities while maintaining its legacy and offerings to Oakland. A community celebration complete with speakers, historical information and mementos marked the occasion. To learn more about the Oakland Lodge, visit oakland.theosophical.org.
For over 130 years The Theosophical Society in America has been actively promoting our Three Objects, creating the foundation for a brotherhood with no distinction, a deep respect and interest for all religions and the quest for self-knowledge. 

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