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Leeds Theosophical Society
Promoting understanding and respect for spiritual lifestyles in the Leeds Area
Founded Sept. 1900
12 Queen Square, Leeds LS2 8AJ
(Near the Merrion Centre)

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President: Dr Paul Barker
A branch of The Theosophical Society in England.
Registered Charity No. 1167737.

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Sunday 14th April 2019
starting at 2.30pm

(doors open at 2.00 pm)

'HEKATE: The World's Soul in Late Antiquity
Susan Leybourne (Northampton)
THE LECTURER
[Susan Leybourne]
Susan Leybourne
ABOUT THE LECTURE

To most people familiar with classical mythology Hekate is the dark goddess of witches and magic, with parallels in many other ancient mythologies. She had a very important role in Homer's hymn to Demeter, where Hekate helps in the search for the abducted Persephone. This myth formed the back-bone of the Eleusinian mysteries and the mystery cult so favoured by the ancient world. However, in late antiquity, and arguably under Roman influence, Hekate took on a new, and very different role as World-Soul, or Cosmic-Soul. She was no longer seen as an underworld goddess and instead became the intermediary between the heavenly gods and humans. Still approached by those practicing magical rites, from the Chaldean Oracles, and the Greek Magical Papyri she became the power guiding human souls to their true homes among the stars, the ascent to godhood and the revelation of heavenly secrets. To Theosophists this concept of World-Soul, which has its origins in the works of Plato, has developed over time and continues to evolve.
In this talk we will look at the concept of the World-Soul, what that means to modern seekers and what is meant to Neoplatonic thinkers, and examine the ancient goddess behind this mystery.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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. Susan 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. Susan has also assisted academic researchers in PhD studies into Mediumship, Psychic abilities and consciousness.
Susan's Website: www.susanleybourne.com


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