Olympian Hermes: God of Fortune, Travel, and Knowledge

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
April 30, 3:00 PM  •  Presented by Patricia Fulbright

Ancient Greeks honored Hermes as “the friendliest of gods to men and most generous giver.” He sometimes offers us good fortune with unexpected rewards and recognition: a bonus or promotion at work, first prize in a game, good luck in love matters. But this mercurial god might instead favor the thief, robber, cheat, or con artist. Hermes conveys messages from the gods to humans and guides travelers, particularly those souls on their journey from earth to the realms of Hades. Continue reading

Pythagoras

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
April 9, 3:00 PM  •  Presented by Morelle Forster

Pythagoras, the Adept, was one of the truly great figures of history. Most of us know very little about him, and what we do know about him is usually confined to scattered bits of information — his philosophy, his ability with numbers and his formulation of ‘that theorem’, his music, and his birth in Samos. Very few of us have a more comprehensive view of him, e.g., the power of his intellect and heart, his marriage, his school, his educational methods, and his influence on government. Continue reading

Developing Spiritual Wisdom

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 12, 3:00 PM  •  A video with Pablo Sender

In this video, Pablo Sender explores going beyond concepts to directly experience the spiritual life. He explains that while the teachings help to change our perspective, we must raise our consciousness to a region that is beyond the senses in order to discover the innate wisdom of our spiritual nature. Theosophy teaches that there is just one universal consciousness and that each of us expresses only a fraction of that greater universal Self. We must transcend our physical, emotional, and mental natures in order to directly know that greater life.

Brotherhood

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 5, 3:00 PM  •  Presented by Barbara Hebert

Unity is the first Object of the Theosophical Society, but it can be difficult to live in harmony with others. In today’s program we will explore the meaning of unity (brotherhood/sisterhood) and discuss ways in which we can implement its practice into our lives. Our world today, more than ever, impels us to delve into this topic and its actualization in our daily lives. Continue reading

Megaliths and the Prehistoric Past

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
February 19, 3:00 pm  •  Presented by Robert Caldwell, M.Sc.

Megaliths, or Great Stones, represent the remaining links to prehistoric civilizations. Great Stone Age structures are found world wide, and, while many have been destroyed, there remain thousands of astounding prehistoric structures at which to marvel and contemplate. Continue reading

The Art of Dying

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
February 12, 3:00 pm  •  Presented by Christine Maitland, Ph.D.

death_and_dyingHow can death be practiced? No one has returned from the experience to guide us, although there are people who report near death experiences. What is death? Is there anything that survives it? These questions have intrigued thinkers of all times. There are many ideas and beliefs about the afterlife, i.e., eternal life in heaven/hell, reincarnation, nothing at the end of physical life. Continue reading

Reflexology

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
January 22, 3:00 pm  •  Presented by Steve Herrington

Right FootJoin us for an introduction to the highly accessible healing art of Reflexology — through which deep healing can be indirectly triggered in specific areas throughout one’s body by massage of specific areas of the feet and other ‘end-points’ of the body, such as the hands and ears. Continue reading

The Art of Dying

POSTPONED to Feb. 12 due to weather.

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
January 15, 3:00 pm  •  Presented by Christine Maitland, Ph.D.

death_and_dyingHow can death be practiced? No one has returned from the experience to guide us, although there are people who report near death experiences. What is death? Is there anything that survives it? These questions have intrigued thinkers of all times. There are many ideas and beliefs about the afterlife, i.e., eternal life in heaven/hell, reincarnation, nothing at the end of physical life. Continue reading

Letting Go • The Art of Releasing Negativity

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
November 13, 3:00 pm  •  Presented by Judith Sugg, Ph.D.

hold-on-let-goAlmost all of us struggle with letting go of negatives in our life, whether they show up as resentment, disappointment, anger, sadness, or fear. As seekers, many of us feel bad or guilty when our thoughts are less than kind, and behaviors are less than our ideal. The Yoga Sutras teaches about personal mind-traps, the noise in our head, but it also talks about the human condition Continue reading