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

Linda W. Phelps, 1942–2019

Linda Phelps described herself as a student of Theosophy, Alice Bailey, and Ken Wilber. As a member of the Portland, Oregon Lodge, she served as Theosophical Order of Service liaison and inspired everyone with her activism and passionate devotion to service.

Linda also was a talented writer and speaker and worked throughout her life to promote political and social causes. Some of her articles appear on this website. Before her passing, she completed writing a book on the spiritual path, awaiting publication. Linda was an inspiration to all who knew her.

George C. Anderson, 1921–2019


George Charles Anderson passed on July 1, 2019, just days after his 98th birthday. George joined the Theosophical Society in 1969, and was active in the Portland Lodge until a couple of years ago. You may read his obituary here.

A memorial service will be held for George on Wednesday, August 28, at 10:00 AM. Please visit the link above for details.