Tarot and the Fantasy of Egypt

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 18, 2:00 PM  •  Presented by Michael S. Howard

Ancient Egypt was an object of fascination in Western Europe even before the first known record of the tarot in 1440, but it wasn’t until 1781 that anyone declared it to be originally Egyptian. The result was a flowering of the “Egyptian” tarot, an unveiling as it were of its secrets, assisted by images based on actual finds in Egypt. Mr. Howard will give visual examples and then turn to the tarot before 1781 for further allusions to Egypt, not because the tarot originated there, but to satisfy those fascinated by that civilization. Special attention will be given to the goddess Isis. Continue reading


Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 4, 2:00 PM  •  Group Study

Fundamentals of Theosophy: Several ancient religions, philosophies, and schools of thought, including Theosophy, accept the concept of Reincarnation as a logical alternative to just having one chance, or life cycle, to “get it right” on the spiritual plane. As expressed in the Third Proposition of Theosophy, each of us, as “sparks” of the Divine, must embark on an obligatory pilgrimage, or journey, through many cycles of incarnations in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Do we retain any memories from these past lives? If so, how do they manifest in our present life? Please join us for a group discussion on this very significant topic.


Timeless Truths of the Secret Doctrine — Their Importance for This Era

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
February 18, 2:00 PM  •  Presented by Fiona C. Odgren

The most significant teachings of H.P. Blavatsky’s ground-breaking work, The Secret Doctrine, are presented and discussed as to their relevance and practical application in these complex times. We will focus especially on the ideas that form the major keynotes of the work which help keep us centered and from becoming overwhelmed by the more erudite, esoteric teachings contained in the work. Continue reading

The Soul and Its Creative Destiny

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
February 11, 2:00 PM  •  Presented by William Meader

The destiny of the soul is to creatively express its wisdom as an act of service to humanity. When this is done with loving heart and purpose, an individual’s influence in the world is uplifting and profound. In this talk, William Meader will reveal how to more effectively manifest the soul’s creative intention. This will involve a deep and profound look at the steps to be followed in the ancient art of spiritual magic (creativity). He will also reveal how to recognize the soul in the day-to-day aspects of life. Continue reading

Kharma/Dharma // Dharma/Kharma

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
February 4, 2:00 PM  •  Group Study

Fundamentals of Theosophy:
It can be said that “kharma” and “dharma” represent two Theosophical sides of the same “coin.” These two ancient laws are intrinsically linked as the primary, impersonal forces shaping all past, present, and future life cycles. Kharma has often been defined as “fate” and Dharma as “duty,” but these definitions can be sometimes misleading. Continue reading

The Eleusinian Mysteries

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
January 21, 2:00 PM  •  Presented by Patricia Fulbright

For more than a thousand years (1400 BCE–400 CE) near Athens, the Eleusinian Mysteries, a ritual lasting nine days, offered Greek-speaking people a life-changing spiritual initiation. Of it the playwright Sophocles says, “Thrice-blessed are those mortals who have seen these rites and thus enter into Hades (the Underworld), for them alone there is life, for the others all is misery.” Continue reading