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Leeds Theosophical Society
Promoting understanding and respect for spiritual lifestyles in the Leeds Area
12 Queen Square, Leeds LS2 8AJ
(Near the Merrion Centre)

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A branch of the Theosophical Society in England (www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk)

Programme of Meetings
 

All Sunday Lectures are Free of Charge and commence at 2.30 pm
and held at 12 Queens Square, Leeds LS2 8AJ

 
 
[Conference] [Conference] TWO-DAY ASTROLOGY CONFERENCE
"THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF ASTROLOGY"
Friday 6th - Saturday 7th October 2017.
at 12 Queens Square, Leeds LS2 8AJ (Near the Merrion Centre)

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Sunday 30th July 2017 - 2:30 pm
"SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017: A Vedic Astrology Perspective"
Dr Paul Barker
(Leeds)

[Paul Barker] The solar eclipse on 21 August 2017 is eagerly anticipated by star gazers around the world and in particular in the United States of America. The path of the eclipse falls across the central portion of the USA. Moreover, the eclipse falls on a critical point of the Vedic chart of President Donald Trump.  In this talk, Paul will discuss the significance of the eclipse and other astronomical movements in the heavens from the point of view of Vedic Astrology.

Paul Barker has a PhD in Chemistry and has been studying Vedic Astrology for 12 Years in the UKand overseas. Paul is a prominent member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology and has spoken at Conferences in the UK, India and the USA. Paul is the President of Leeds Theosophical Society.

Sunday 24th September 2017 - 2:30 pm
SCHOOL OF APPLIED WISDOM, INTERACTIVE SESSION -1
"WHY AM I HERE & WHERE AM I GOING? "
Tim Wyatt
(Leeds)

[Tim Wyatt] Religions, science and modern materialism teach us little or nothing about the true purpose of lives on Earth. Hidebound by ideology, superstition and narrow-mindednes, religions have replaced spiritual discovery with dead orthodoxy. Science, too, still largely excludes non-physical realities from its worldview. For a great many people the accumulation of wealth, status and other dubious glamours provide the only meaning for existence. The Ageless Wisdom – Theosophy – provides a fresh, fascinating and persuasive perspective on those big questions in life: Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? And why? This perennial philosophy teaches that we are all on an eternal evolutionary journey through many realities – physical and non-physical. Our many lives in physical bodies are only one part of the story.

A lifelong spiritual explorer and a student of the esoteric mysteries, occult sciences and the Ageless Wisdom, Tim Wyatt has spent five decades working as a journalist in all sections of the broadcast, print and online media. A dedicated student of consciousness research, he is the founder of the Leeds-based School of Applied Wisdom
As its name suggests The School of Applied Wisdom focuses on understanding practical aspects of the Ageless Wisdom, identifying how we can use key ideas and cosmic laws in our everyday lives. Each session examines how esoteric theory can be applied successfully to virtually all aspects of modern human activity. The school runs interactive workshop sessions for those interested in gaining a greater depth of understanding about themselves and the wider cosmos.
Tim travels extensively giving talks, seminars and workshops on occult topics to the Theosophical Society in England and many other groups.
Despite or perhaps even because of, having no recognised academic qualifications whatsoever, he has won awards for his plays and television documentaries. Tim is also the author of numerous novels, short stories, articles, non-fiction works and poetry. He is the founder of several publishing companies and two record labels.
His other diversely chequered roles include film director, radio talk show host, car designer, public relations consultant, funeral celebrant, TV and film actor, musician, death counsellor, barman, teacher, DJ and advisor to government departments.
Tim is an avid walker, animal lover, book and art collector and naturalist. Apart from brief stints in London, Thailand and North West England, he has spent most of his life in the Yorkshire Pennines. These days he makes only rare and reluctant vists to cities.
Tim is the Treasurer of Leeds Theosophical Society.

Sunday 15th October 2017 - 2:30 pm
SCHOOL OF APPLIED WISDOM, INTERACTIVE SESSION -2
"ROUTE MAPS TO THE HIDDEN REALMS "
Tim Wyatt
(Leeds)

[Tim Wyatt] Even science admits that it cannot see much of the physical universe it spends so much time studying. It uses amorphous and meaningless terms such as dark matter and dark energy to describe what it can neither see, understand nor explain. For millennia Theosophy has promoted a far more wide-reaching and plausible explanation of the constitution of the universe and human beings involving these subtle energies and invisible realities.
Theosophy teaches that the physical world we inhabit is simply the densest of a number of planes of existence. And yet even from a restricted Earth-bound perspective with appropriate knowledge and experience we can still potentially access those more elevated planes of existence. Crucial to the Ageless Wisdom is the notion that answers to big questions lie not outside us but within.


A lifelong spiritual explorer and a student of the esoteric mysteries, occult sciences and the Ageless Wisdom, Tim Wyatt has spent five decades working as a journalist in all sections of the broadcast, print and online media. A dedicated student of consciousness research, he is the founder of the Leeds-based School of Applied Wisdom
As its name suggests The School of Applied Wisdom focuses on understanding practical aspects of the Ageless Wisdom, identifying how we can use key ideas and cosmic laws in our everyday lives. Each session examines how esoteric theory can be applied successfully to virtually all aspects of modern human activity. The school runs interactive workshop sessions for those interested in gaining a greater depth of understanding about themselves and the wider cosmos.
Tim travels extensively giving talks, seminars and workshops on occult topics to the Theosophical Society in England and many other groups.
Despite or perhaps even because of, having no recognised academic qualifications whatsoever, he has won awards for his plays and television documentaries. Tim is also the author of numerous novels, short stories, articles, non-fiction works and poetry. He is the founder of several publishing companies and two record labels.
His other diversely chequered roles include film director, radio talk show host, car designer, public relations consultant, funeral celebrant, TV and film actor, musician, death counsellor, barman, teacher, DJ and advisor to government departments.
Tim is an avid walker, animal lover, book and art collector and naturalist. Apart from brief stints in London, Thailand and North West England, he has spent most of his life in the Yorkshire Pennines. These days he makes only rare and reluctant vists to cities.
Tim is the Treasurer of Leeds Theosophical Society.

Sunday 12th November 2017 - 2:30 pm
SCHOOL OF APPLIED WISDOM, INTERACTIVE SESSION -3
"WEAPONS OF THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR "
Tim Wyatt
(Leeds)

[Tim Wyatt] We’re not talking nukes, tanks, AK-47s or even cyber-attacks. We’re not talking psy-ops, warships, cruise missiles or grenades. We’re not even talking about war in the normal sense of the word. Our theme is the eternal struggle between good and evil – basically the forces which promote growth, wisdom and evolution and those ever-present sinister forces which across the centuries try to subvert this. Which particular tools do we require in our arsenal to emerge victorious in this millennia-long conflict?
None of the weapons we use are physical. Instead they are based on insight, intuition and knowledge as well as resilience, persistence and an understanding of the crucial and catalytic importance of failure. Compassion, altruism and free-thinking are equally important elements in our armoury.


A lifelong spiritual explorer and a student of the esoteric mysteries, occult sciences and the Ageless Wisdom, Tim Wyatt has spent five decades working as a journalist in all sections of the broadcast, print and online media. A dedicated student of consciousness research, he is the founder of the Leeds-based School of Applied Wisdom
As its name suggests The School of Applied Wisdom focuses on understanding practical aspects of the Ageless Wisdom, identifying how we can use key ideas and cosmic laws in our everyday lives. Each session examines how esoteric theory can be applied successfully to virtually all aspects of modern human activity. The school runs interactive workshop sessions for those interested in gaining a greater depth of understanding about themselves and the wider cosmos.
Tim travels extensively giving talks, seminars and workshops on occult topics to the Theosophical Society in England and many other groups.
Despite or perhaps even because of, having no recognised academic qualifications whatsoever, he has won awards for his plays and television documentaries. Tim is also the author of numerous novels, short stories, articles, non-fiction works and poetry. He is the founder of several publishing companies and two record labels.
His other diversely chequered roles include film director, radio talk show host, car designer, public relations consultant, funeral celebrant, TV and film actor, musician, death counsellor, barman, teacher, DJ and advisor to government departments.
Tim is an avid walker, animal lover, book and art collector and naturalist. Apart from brief stints in London, Thailand and North West England, he has spent most of his life in the Yorkshire Pennines. These days he makes only rare and reluctant vists to cities.
Tim is the Treasurer of Leeds Theosophical Society.

Sunday 26th November 2017 - 2:30 pm
"THEURGY: New Light on Ancient Practices"
Susan Leybourne
(Northampton)

[Susan Leybourne] Theurgy, from the ancient Greek word theurgia for the 'work of the gods' has been interpreted by many as spiritually enhancing magical rites for the communication with angelic beings and deities. It has a long history in eastern and western cultures. Mankind has always sought to know the will of the gods and in knowing them become god-like. Theurgy encompasses many practices that are now lost or misunderstood including invocations, passwords and seals, sacred and secret names of deities and the laws of correspondences and mystical ascent to the heavens. These practices were both contemplative and ritualistic but always classed as beneficial, dealing with higher powers for the betterment of the human soul; an alchemical process leading to oneness with the gods and ultimately the One. These practices were made famous by Iamblichus and Proclus in the west but also seen in Kabbalistic practices and Gnostic Christianity. The practices understood as Theurgical are also present in Tibetan Buddhism and the Indian traditions, where yantras, mudras and mantras combine with sacred offerings where initiates of secret traditions seek union with Brahman.
In this talk an attempt will be made to unite the eastern and western systems while examining a potential common origin of these secret practices of the initiates.


Susan Leybourne is a past President of Leeds Theosophical Society. She has a background in ancient religions, ancient Greek philosophy, mystical experience in world traditions and comparative religion. She has worked internationally as a Clairvoyant, Medium and Healer in the UAE, Malaysia, USA, North Africa, West Africa and most of Europe. She has taught workshops and courses in UK, USA, Sweden, France, Spain, Holland and Norway and lectured widely at international Spiritual conferences and conventions in UK, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Norway. She has been featured many times in the Media in the UK and abroad, including TV, Radio and national press and has been featured in TV programmes in Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Canada. She has also assisted academic researchers in PhD studies into Mediumship, Psychic abilities and consciousness.
Details: www.susanleybourne.com

Sunday 10th December 2017 - 2:30 pm
SCHOOL OF APPLIED WISDOM, INTERACTIVE SESSION -4
"WISDOM OF THE AGES: A WHISTLE STOP TOUR "

Tim Wyatt
(Leeds)

[Tim Wyatt] Down the millennia tiny numbers of advanced and enlightened people have known a much wider truth about human existence and the unfoldment of the universe. Crude fragments of this knowledge can be found littering all the world’s religions – usually heavily disguised and normally incomprehensible to most people. Over the past century and a half some of this wisdom has emerged into the wider public domain but embracing it still remains a minority pursuit.
In this session we will look at how this esoteric knowledge of ourselves and the cosmos was taught to a select few in the Mystery Schools of India, Egypt, Greece and the Middle East. We will see how it was preserved by the neo-Platonists, alchemists, Rosicrucians and globalised by the Theosophical movement. And we will explore what we know of the hidden hierarchy of adepts who still preserve this knowledge and preside over human affairs.


A lifelong spiritual explorer and a student of the esoteric mysteries, occult sciences and the Ageless Wisdom, Tim Wyatt has spent five decades working as a journalist in all sections of the broadcast, print and online media. A dedicated student of consciousness research, he is the founder of the Leeds-based School of Applied Wisdom
As its name suggests The School of Applied Wisdom focuses on understanding practical aspects of the Ageless Wisdom, identifying how we can use key ideas and cosmic laws in our everyday lives. Each session examines how esoteric theory can be applied successfully to virtually all aspects of modern human activity. The school runs interactive workshop sessions for those interested in gaining a greater depth of understanding about themselves and the wider cosmos.
Tim travels extensively giving
talks, seminars and workshops on occult topics to the Theosophical Society in England and many other groups.
Despite or perhaps even because of, having no recognised academic qualifications whatsoever, he has won awards for his plays and television documentaries. Tim is also the author of numerous novels, short stories, articles, non-fiction works and poetry. He is the founder of several publishing companies and two record labels.
His other diversely chequered roles include film director, radio talk show host, car designer, public relations consultant, funeral celebrant, TV and film actor, musician, death counsellor, barman, teacher, DJ and advisor to government departments.
Tim is an avid walker, animal lover, book and art collector and naturalist. Apart from brief stints in London, Thailand and North West England, he has spent most of his life in the Yorkshire Pennines. These days he makes only rare and reluctant vists to cities.
Tim is the Treasurer of Leeds Theosophical Society.


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