Programs – Summer 2019


Sunday, July 7, 2:00-4:00 pm
Facilitator: Mike Murphy

This program will focus on Chapter 11: Yeshua Bar Alaha (Translate as Jesus, Son of God). This final chapter of the book looks, from Aramaic and Hebrew perspectives, at the many names, different words, and expanded meanings for Jesus as Son and as God. Includes guided meditation and discussion.

Mike Murphy is a life long member of Theosophy. He leads a study group of the teachings of Edgar Cayce, initiated the new Gateway Group, facilitates movie day, and serves as chief maintenance person at Besant Lodge.

All are welcome. Suggested donation: $5

Programs - There is no religion higher than truth


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, July 26 – 28

David Winfree
Author, inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher, and energy worker, David Winfree has been on a conscious spiritual path since childhood. David began his study of Theosophy in the 1980s, and of spiritual practices and world religions in his teens. He has conducted hundreds of classes on spiritual topics in Michigan, New York, and Florida, as well as online.

David worked for many years in the Ann Arbor area as a research scientist for The Environental Research Institute of Michigan, and The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. In 2006, he entered a profound state of inner silence, which increased his own awareness of the essential unity of all things, and which resonates to those around him to assist them in awakening to a greater awareness of their own Divinity. This profound shift moved him into full-time spiritual work. David’s first book, The Evolution of the Human Energy Field and Humanity’s Ultimate Destiny, was published in 2014. His second book, Spirit Ascending Through Matter: God, the Cosmos, and Us, and his third book, In the Light of the SOLAR LOGOS: the Path of Ascension, will be published together later in 2019.

Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm

An informal gathering to get to know and interact with our guest presenter, ask questions, and learn more about his books.

Saturday, July 27, 4-Hour Workshop, 12:00 noon-4:00 pm

This workshop reveals how the human energy field evolves over time: from a primal Ray Of Fohat, extending from the Solar Logos through multiple levels of subtle energy/frequency/matter all the way to the physical plane. Significant attention will be given to the five chakras above the crown chakra, and to how some chakras can evolve to become strongly dominant aspects of our energy field. These aspects impact our lives and our relationships, including the evolution of the soul over many lifetimes.

Suggested donation: $20 for members; $30 for non-members

Sunday, July 28, 2:00-4:00 pm

There is said to be Seven Rays, i.e., frequency vibrations, unique qualities, or energy fields, that emanate from what we term The Logos, Spirit, Source, or God. Though much has been written about the Seven Rays, much is yet to be understood. In this presentation, David will focus on how the Seven Rays intersect with, and influence, the human energy field of the individual personality, and, as vibrational frequencies, are associated with specific energy qualities which influence us in specific ways.

The Seven Rays


Sunday, August 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
Facilitator: Mike Murphy

A review and discussion of impressions of the book, and related commentary, including personal experiences. A short meditation will follow.

All are welcome. Suggested donation: $5

Stop Human Trafficking

Sunday, August 11, 2:00-4:00 pm
Presenter: Joan Clark

Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a sex act or uncompensated labor. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world, along with drugs and weapons trafficking. IT HAPPENS IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES, TOO! Learn what it is, who it affects, how to identify it, and what you can do about it.

Joan Clark is the Chair of West Shore Allies Against Human Trafficking (WAAHT) Task Force based at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River.

She has been involved in addressing human trafficking issues for the past ten years, and is a trained speaker through the programs of the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking. Joan is also a volunteer at the Renee Jones Empowerment Center in Cleveland. In her professional career before her retirement, Joan was the Administrator of the Main Library of the Cleveland Public Library System.


Sunday, September 8, 2;00-4:00 pm
Presenter: Bill Klein

This presentation will examine contemporary ideas and the premise of Carl Jung’s psychological theory of mystical participation. We’ll look at issues related to True Self/False Self models, and identify means to connect with non-dual thinking from both Eastern and Western perspectives.

Bill Klein, a local graduate of Cleveland State and Ohio University, is a Spiritual Director for Catholic high school teachers, certified by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Cleveland. He has over 30 years experience in teaching a wide variety of subjects, such as scriptures, morality and ethics, social justice, world religions, and Hebrew scriptures. He is currently a teacher at Magnificat High School.

Ying Yang

Sunday, September 15, 2:00-4:00 pm
Hostess: Bernadette Jones

Come join us for a relaxing social afternoon, meet other like-minded individual, and hear a brief overview of Theosophy, its objectives, and the programs and classes at Besant Branch. Bring a vegetarian dish, snack, or dessert to share.

Free and open to all.

Bev Cotton
Saturday, September 21, 2:00-4:00 pm
Presenter: Bev Cotton

The theme for this drumming is New Beginnings. Bring a written intention or object that represents a new beginning in some area of your life. These will be placed inside the grid to absorb the energy and blessings of the drumming. Drums are provided, or bring your own rattles or other favorite instrument.

All are welcome.

Saturday, September 21, approx. 4:00 pm

The group will meet after drumming for targeted meditation and discussion.

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

** Remember to check the website for changes. The opinions and statements made by all presenters and facilitators do not necessarily reflect the opinions and beliefs of The Theosophical Society in America or its members. We welcome ideas about programs! If you have ideas or questions regarding programming, please contact Pat Dobrovic at 440-845-8830.