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. Cyrusís 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.
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.