All Sunday Lectures are Free of Charge and commence at 2.30 pm
and held at 12 Queens Square, Leeds LS2 8AJ
Sunday 9th September 2018 - 2:30 pm (Dundee)
PATHWAYS TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
The descent of spirit into matter and its subsequent return to source is described by both classical esoteric teachings and the major religions of our world. The ‘homeward journey’ to the source of one’s being is commonly referred to as the ‘spiritual path’ or ‘path of return.’ It is by treading the spiritual path, whereby one adopts spiritual practices and disciplines as a means of establishing union with the Soul or Higher Self, that one becomes aligned to the rhythms of our universe and capable of expressing its evolutionary intent.
In this presentation, Gary shall outline the requirements, challenges and the practices related to the treading of the spiritual path in the light of the classical teachings of Ancient Wisdom; the psychological approach of Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli; the symbolism of myth and eastern religious teachings and practices.
Gary Kidgell is a professional esoteric astrologer and a teacher and lecturer in metaphysics. He has studied esoteric teachings for the last thirty-five years. Gary has lectured extensively throughout the UK and in Europe. His recently published book entitled ‘The Inner Journey: Pathways to the Higher Self' has been distributed internationally. Gary is also a member of the Claregate College Metaphysics group and the Director of Studies for their two audio-visual online courses: 'Foundations in Esoteric Studies' and 'Esoteric Psychology: The Seven Rays'.
Gary is a member of Dundee Theosophical Society, the former Organising Secretary of the Theosophical Society in Scotland and a National Lecturer for the Theosophical Society in England.
Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 2:30 pm (Liverpool)
THE SOUL'S SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY
All of us are on an eternal voyage of discovery whether we realise it or not. But when we look at our individual journeys through many lifetimes in different bodies and locations, how do we define it? Is it the time spent travelling? Is it the distance we’ve travelled or the places we’ve visited? Or is it the experience gathered? In the case of the soul this journey is especially eventful and important as it gathers information, experience and knowledge.
In this talk seasoned Theosophical speaker Hugh Agnew explores the soul’s endless wanderings from life to life, examining the significance of this adventure. He will focus especially on those notable and unforgettable experiences we all undergo as well as the hardships we face and the tests, trials and tribulations we encounter on the way.
Hugh Agnew is the President of Merseyside Theosophical Society and the President of the North West Federation of the Theosophical Society in England and a National Lecturer of the Theosophical Society in England. Hugh is a student of the Ancient Wisdom and has studied both the Eastern and Western esoteric scriptures over many years.
VEDIC ASTROLOGY: From Basic Concepts to Spiritual Knowledge
Fri. 5th, Sat. 6th & Sun. 7th October 2018
Sunday 14th October 2018 - 2:30 pm (Herts)
Sunday 2nd December 2018 - 2:30 pm (Canada)
ENTERING THE INNER ASHRAM OF THE MASTERS
From the early days of Theosophy right through to the works of the Master DK, becoming a 'chela' in one of the Ashrams of the Masters has touched the hearts of all Theosophists around the world even to the present. Cyrus Ryan was involved in Group Work for over thirty years. The Group had been initiated by one of the Masters of Wisdom. The Masters wished to see what would happen to a group of Western aspirants subjected to various spiritual energies and events. The members of the group were given a word of power, and entered into a probationary period that would lead to the door of one of the Inner Ashrams of the Masters. The members were like guinea pigs in a maze trying to find their way, having been given a powerful tool and a partial map.
What did they learn? What does the aspirant of today have to do in our modern tech-crazed world to enter into the inner Ashram of the Masters? Cyrus will speak of his experiences of working in the group.
Cyrus Ryan started in Theosophy in 1975. His teacher was introduced to Theosophy when he was 15. His teacher later formed a group at the Toronto Lodge and Cyrus joined that group and began to explore many esoteric traditions and synthesize them looking for common themes. Cyrus’s book 'Living on the Inner Edge' talks about this and his travels and experiences in India and Tibet. His teaching is Theosophy but with a broad brush-stroke, including the work of the Master DK and Vajrayana Buddhism. The book comes out on December 14. There will be copies available at the meeting.
Cyrus has a website that will give an indication of the topics that will be discussed.
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