Leeds Theosophical Society
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October (3 Days)
'BHAGYA: Fate and Fortune’
SPEAKERS: Visti Larsen (Denmark), Gordon Brennan (London/BAVA), Rajan Pitambar (London),
Vijaya Subramanian (India/ London) and Dr Paul Barker (Leeds)
There will be a buffet dinner arranged for Saturday evening [commencing at 7pm] at a local restaurant. Cost: £17.
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'THE VIEW FROM INSIDE THE SUN:
How a deeper understanding of reality could help us to save the world’
Gaynel Hamilton (Leeds)
In this discussion, Gaynel Hamilton goes beyond the seeming boundaries between science, religion and philosophy to ask what scientists, saints and sages have learned about reality that can help us to rise above our current global challenges and save ourselves from extinction.
A few years ago, a person she had never met before came up to her and said: “I’ve heard of you! You’re the one who makes people think!” That, she feels, pretty much sums her up, though the most important aspect of her teaching is to help people to discover, at the very heart of their own being, that peace which is beyond all thought: the ‘sun’ that is the source of all rays, all life and all healing.
Nina Ashby (London)
This inspired me to spend many years training in the art & science of perception that eventually drew me into alternate careers of energy healing and becoming a professional psychic reader. This included: art, Spiritual Philosophy, Meditation, various forms of bodywork and Energy Healing, Psychology, NLP & Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Astrology, Palmistry, Numerology, Dowsing, Cards and Psychic studies including Mediumship and all levels of psychic perception and Channelling.
Through my years of study and over 35 years of professional practice, I believe I have obtained a deep understanding of psychic and spiritual matters and the ability to communicate clearly what I perceive. I love my work with people - seeing the strongly positive empowering effect my reading of their energy has upon them and their outlook on life.
Since moving to the UK in 1983, I was actively involved as a Consultant Member of the British Astrological & Psychic Society (BAPS), a professional organisation that was formed in 1976 to represent the Astrological and Psychic Profession to the public. I have had the privilege of serving on their Executive Committee over the years in many positions: President, Vice President, Consultant Director, Mercury Editor, Treasurer and their Chairman until its closure in 2018.
I have also had the opportunity to work with many organisations and businesses, as a reader and as a consultant, including being part of the team at Psychic Sisters in Selfridges from 2006 -2018.
Teaching & Media: I have had the privilege of teaching Psychic & Personal Development as well as Energy Healing for over 35 years now. I have published 2 books and write regularly for various magazines, professional journals and have appeared on Radio and TV since 1995.
Gary Lachman (London)
The term particularly applies to the Corpus Hermeticum, Marsilio Ficino's Latin translation in fourteen tracts, of which eight early printed editions appeared before 1500 and a further twenty-two by 1641. This collection, which includes Poimandres and some addresses of Hermes to disciples Tat, Ammon and Asclepius, was said to have originated in the school of Ammonius Saccas and to have passed through the keeping of Michael Psellus: it is preserved in fourteenth century manuscripts. The last three tracts in modern editions were translated independently from another manuscript by Ficino's contemporary Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447–1500) and first printed in 1507. Extensive quotes of similar material are found in classical authors such as Joannes Stobaeus.
Parts of the Hermetica appeared in the 4th-century Gnostic library found in Nag Hammadi. Other works in Syriac, Arabic, Coptic and other languages may also be termed Hermetica — another famous tract is the Emerald Tablet, which teaches the doctrine "as above, so below".
All these are themselves remnants of a more extensive literature, part of the syncretic, intellectualized paganism of their era, a cultural movement that also included the Neoplatonic philosophy of the Greco-Roman mysteries and late Orphic and Pythagorean literature and influenced Gnostic forms of the Abrahamic religions.
Extracts from Wikipedia.
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