Doors open at 6:30 p.m. From 6:30 to 6:55 is time for socializing, browsing through the bookstore and library.
Program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation is appreciated.
January 3rd - A New Year Sound Immersion
Presentation by Sandy Naimou
Begin the New Year in calm and meditation with crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, a gong and other healing sounds. We will share tea afterwards.
January 10th - The Need for Perennial Wisdom in Today's World
Presentation by Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Religion comes in two forms: parochial and perennial. The former focuses on the uniqueness of each faith, the latter on their commonality. Theosophy was (and is) a celebration of the perennial. Decades ago, it stood almost alone in this; today, the world’s religious are catching up and catching on, and bringing (sometimes dragging) their religions along with them. In this recorded presentation and overview of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami will explore what it is, why it is so essential to our time, and where it may be going.
January 17th - Ancient Babylonians Tradition of a New Year
Presentation by Weam Namou
Babylonians started the tradition of making New Year Resolutions some 4,000 years ago. They made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. For the Babylonians, the first new moon following the vernal equinox—the day in late March with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness—heralded the start of a new year. They marked the occasion with a massive religious festival called Akitu (derived from the Sumerian word for barley, which was cut in the spring) that involved a different ritual on each of its eleven days.
In this lecture, author and filmmaker Weam Namou will facilitate an exercise called the "act of power" that will help you have a more productive and fulfilling year in 2020, the year of clear vision.
January 24th - Answering the Spiritual Call
Recorded presentation by William Meader followed by discussion. Facilitator: Sandy Naimou
People who are guided by their souls are destined to bring spiritual light to humanity. Around the world, spiritually minded people are responding to The Call to transform the human condition. Such people are change agents in support of the Soul of Humanity and its evolution. At times, internal obstacles hinder them from truly rising to their soul’s calling. William Meader will examine the nature of The Call as it manifests within human consciousness and will discuss how the personality (lower-self) tends to block the soul’s intention and what can be done to overcome this tendency.
January 31st - Techniques of Astral Projection
Presentation by David Zimmerman
David will discuss the nature of astral projection; what it is and what it is not, the stages, types and techniques. The nature of the astral world and safe practices for astral projection will be discussed, along with personal experiences in the astral world, dream world, and Akashic record. Please join us for an evening of sharing and learning.
David Zimmerman is a retired GM executive. He studied Art at FWAI and Indiana University. He is a graduate of Claregate College of England and is a Vietnam War Veteran. A lifelong student of Theosophy and the ageless wisdom teachings, David provides new insights suitable for our time. He is a sought after lecturer and also a producer and generous supporter of educational DVD’s and writings on esoteric subjects throughout the United States, England, Australia, Europe and South Africa.