The Cyclic Law of the Universe

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
December 8, 2:00 PM • Group study hosted by Lee Haga

Fundamentals of Theosophy: This Cyclic Law also includes the Identity with the Oversoul, which states that we are each connected as sparks of the Divine to the Universal Oversoul. As such, every spark, soul, or being must travel through its own specifically designated time span, or cycle, in this world until that spark is “extinguished” and returns to be absorbed into the Oversoul.

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Seven Proven Steps to Become Your Higher Self

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
December 1, 2:00 PM • Presented by Sue Prescott, MSW

Spiritual teachers and gurus emphasize getting in touch and becoming one with our Higher Self. How is this done? What actions are taken to complete this? From the many guidelines that have been taught, the top 7 practical steps will be discussed that teach us to purify ourselves and tune our vehicles of consciousness—the mind, heart and body—to become one with the consciousness of the Divine Self. Continue reading

Conscious Energetics

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
November 17, 2:00 PM • Presented by Ron Karsten, MSM

Examine the impact of conscious intent as you review the potential of using Chakras and Sephirot from the Tree of Life as tools to communicate effectively with others. Review your personal abilities in terms of how you perceive the world and how you use this perception to apply your preferred style of interpersonal communication. Review the effectiveness of your interactions and consider synchronizing and aligning various skills you can use in your daily routines. Continue reading

The Universal Law of Periodicity

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
November 3, 2:00 PM • Group study hosted by Lee Haga

Fundamentals of Theosophy: What do high and low tides, night and day, and life and death all have in common? They are manifestations of the Second Proposition, i.e., the Universal Law of Periodicity. This Law, which is discernible on all levels of Nature and life on this planet, exemplifies the concept of Abstract Space and constant Abstract Motion, or the Great Breath, in and out.

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Wisdom from the Yoga Sutras

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
October 20, 2:00 PM • Presented by Judith Sugg, Ph.D.

Practices like meditation and yoga are hailed today for their health value, but their meaning and power is far deeper and richer. In yoga, true freedom happens in the place of stillness. In the classical yoga philosophy, what is Real is present everywhere, but ignorance of our true nature keeps us separate. This interactive talk focuses on the 2000-year-old compilation of experiments that form the basis for the practices of yoga for higher consciousness. Continue reading

Why Study Theosophy?

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
October 13, 2:00 PM  • Group study hosted by Lee Haga

Fundamentals of Theosophy: In our first program of this series, The Portland Lodge of the Theosophical Society offers the first “Fundamentals of Theosophy” program of our Fall 2019 season. This presentation will provide the public with a unique chance to interact with a panel of three Society members as they discuss why they find the ancient, divine wisdom of Theosophy to be a spiritual oasis in a world filled with tensions and divisiveness between many religions. Continue reading

Astrology • The Importance of Understanding Astrology

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
April 14, 2:00 PM • Presented by Judith Hill

Why are the “seven branches” of traditional astrology so valuable to humankind? Preventing surgical disasters, planning safe air travel, planting for abundant harvests and solving medical mysteries are all in the day’s work of a highly skilled traditional astrologer!  Surviving centuries of misrepresentation, ridicule and suppression, astrology continues today as a living and venerable science. Today, the field faces both significant new threats and fantastic possibilities!

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The Importance of Meditation

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
April 7, 2:00 PM • Group study hosted by Lee Haga

Fundamentals of Theosophy: Meditation should not necessarily be equated with concentration, but, instead is a method of gradually opening our higher minds on a daily basis to connect to the One, Unified, Absolute Reality. The main obstacle to achieving realization of our True Self is our day-to-day identification with the impermanent, physical planes of our existence (like our bodies, our emotions, and our cursory, fleeting thoughts) as being “real” or permanent. Please join us for a discussion of the various types of meditation and the importance of its practice.

Lee Haga has been a member of the Theosophical Society in America since 1979, She enjoys moderating group discussions on esoteric topics.

Exploring Life’s Final Journey

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 17 2:00 PM • Presented by Patricia Fulbright

In time each of us will die, arriving at a place defined today by medical and legal benchmarks. Death and dying surround us as the shadow in the cycle of life. In the Phaedo, Plato guides us through a rich dialog of Socrates and friends on the day their teacher faces death. Socrates describes the art of dying as a process of separating the soul from the body and entering Hades, the mythic underworld. This presentation focuses on his art of dying.

Patricia Fulbright has presented courses on mythology and literature at Clark College. She is a lifelong student of Neoplatonic philosophy and ancient Greek literature.