Theosophical Society of Greater Cleveland
Besant Lodge
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AUGUST

Sunday, August 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
GREEN CLEANING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Presenter: Sue Ball

Almost all of the commercially available cleaning products we use in our homes contain dangerous and toxic chemicals. It might surprise you to know that you can make simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from essential oils and ingredients already in your kitchen cabinet. Ditch the rubber gloves and join us for an afternoon of green cleaning!
Donation: $10.00 for members; $15.00 for non-members

Sue Ball is an Essential Oils Wellness Instructor, a certified Emotion Code and Body Code Practitioner, a Reiki Master/Instructor, and a certified Crystal Healer.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 9, 1:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON MOVIE: HARMONIZING THE HUMAN AND THE DIVINE IN OURSELVES
Facilitator: Michael Murphy

Popcorn and beverages provided. Free and open to everyone.

Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.
FALL EQUINOX DRUMMING
Facilitator: Bev Cotton

Journey to the Land of Dreams in this drumming session, which includes a crystal healing grid. If you have a dream you would like to work with, bring it along. Also bring any totems or crystals you would like to charge with the energy inside the grid, and bring your favorite instrument. Extra drums and rattles are available, if needed.

Sunday, September 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
FALL POTLUCK AND CELEBRATION OF ANNIE BESANT'S 170TH BIRTHDAY

Come join us for a social afternoon to meet other like-minded individuals, and to hear a brief overview of Theosophy, its objectives, programs and classes. We will also be having a birthday party for Annie Besant, in whose honor our Lodge was named. Bring a vegetarian dish, snack, or dessert to share. The Lodge will provide a birthday cake and beverages.
Free and open to everyone.

Sunday, September 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
DREAMING THE PLAN OF MAN: AGE OF PISCES
Facilitator: Michael Murphy

In the recent past age of Pisces, we were shown the Plan through Jesus the Christ. This program includes a guided meditation and discussion afterward.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 14, 1:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON MOVIE: THAT WHICH OUGHT TO BE KNOWN by Joy Mills.
Facilitator: Mike Murphy

Popcorn and beverages provided. Free and open to everyone.

Sunday, October 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO TAOIST SHAMANISM
Presenter: Mary Ellen Derwis, LMT, Cht, CNTT

Chi Kung and Taoist practice is a path to wellness - body, mind, and spirit. Join us as we explore the yin/yang connection, elemental forces, and meditation, designed to move chi through the body as healing practice.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON MOVIE - MYSTERIES: ANCIENT AND MODERN
Facilitator: Mike Murphy

Popcorn and beverages provided. Free and open to everyone.

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION:
A WEEKEND WITH SCOTT OLSEN
Professor of Philosophy and Religion; Author and Lecturer; Member of Theosophy

Saturday, November 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
THE GOLDEN SECTION: NATURES GREATEST SECRETS

The Golden Section is one of the most beautiful and elegant ratios in the Universe. Exhibited throughout all kingdoms of Nature, it's usually recognized as a fundamental principle of aesthetics. Central to the ancient wisdom traditions, including the ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans and Plato, we will examine this newly discovered pivotal role throughout the sciences. It is now recognized as central to quantum mechanics, chemistry, nanotechnology, biology, cosmology and genetics. It lies at the core of the founding of the Theosophical Society itself.
Donation: $10.00 for members; $15.00 for non-members

Sunday, November 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
ALCHEMY: THE GREAT WORK OF SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

The mystery of Alchemy is rooted in the greatest of all philosophical problems: "How does the One become Many?" Solved by the discovery of a 3rd factor which bonds the Hermetic "Above and Below," this Logos reconciles all opposites. It leads to the construction of the Antahkarana, the Rainbow Bridge or Path connecting the Lower Self with the Higher Self. Each of us treads a unique path that we must individually construct. Through a series of transformations, each of us (the Many) tread a Path of return back to climactic Union with the One. This the Great Work.
Donation: $10.00 for members; $15.00 for non-members

Scott A. Olsen, PhD., is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy & Religion at the College of Central Florida, and first received international acclaim by successfully decoding the geometric mysteries of Plato. He is an award winning author, a life-long student of the Ancient Wisdom, a member of the Theosophical Society of America, and lectures widely on the Perennial Philosophy (in both its ancient and modern forms) with special emphasis on the Divine Proportion and transformative states of consciousness. He is currently involved in a major exhibition of his collection of over 150 Peruvian shamanic paintings at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON MOVIE - GRACE AND GRATITUDE: THE SECRETS OF A JOY FILLED LIFE.
Facilitator: Mike Murphy

Includes popcorn and beverage. Free and open to everyone.

Sunday, December 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY PARTY

Come join us for some fun, laughter, games, prizes and fellowship to kick off the holiday season. Bring a snack or finger food to share, and enjoy this annual celebration.
Free and open to everyone.

JANUARY

Looking ahead to 2018:

J.J. Warner returns on Sunday, January 21 to present her GLOBAL PREDICTIONS FOR THE YEAR, and for EACH INDIVIDUAL SUN SIGN. More information in the next flyer. Mark your calendars!

PLEASE NOTE:

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The opinions and statements made by all speakers and facilitators do not necessarily reflect the opinions and beliefs of The Theosophical Society in America or its members.

All programs are by donation (Suggested $10.00 for members; $15.00 for non-members) unless stated otherwise. All donations are welcome.

All questions regarding programs can be directed to Pat Dobrovic (440-845-8830).

Updated 8/6/2017

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