Programs – Fall 2022

 Christmas Party ∗∗

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022

Time: to be announced

Come and enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer and good food! This year our food theme will be vegetarian finger foods, so feel free to bring a tray of your favorite! 



Saturday, October 8, 2022, 1:00-5:30pm**

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1:00-5:30pm**

Numerology Workshop

Presenter:  Thomas R. Juhasz

This workshop will consist of two 2-hour sessions with a 30-minute break at 3:00PM.

Numerology is an Occult Science. Note: all physical sciences- chemistry, biology, geology, etc. are based on mathematics. The OCCULT sciences as well- astrology, numerology, etc. are also based on mathematics. We will see that the universe- the cosmos- are all mathematical.

In this workshop, using the occult science of Numerology, you will learn how to cast your own Numerological chart showing your true Life Path Destiny in time segments, your Life Challenges over time, Opportunities over time, your True Vocation, your personality and Inner Life, etc. From this, you will be able to do loved ones and friends’ charts, also. You will learn how to “do the math” for yourself, hence bring paper and/or notebooks for writing, as well as writing instruments such as pencils and/or pens. Basically, this workshop will show, and prove, that your individual Life has Meaning, therefore Life ITSELF is Meaningful.

The mathematical occult science of Numerology and numbers you will use in this workshop are based on the teachings and writings of Hariette Augusta Curtiss, who received them from Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Both are part of the history and development of today’s Theosophical Society, including the Cleveland Lodge.

Thomas R. Juhasz was a teacher in the Cleveland Municipal School District, and an Instructor- Teacher at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics in Euclid, Ohio for over 20 years.



Sunday, November 13, 2022, 2:30-5:30pm**

Seeing Beyond the Conceptual Mind: a drawing workshop

Presenter: Dean Shaffer

This is a hands-on-workshop where the participants will draw from a still life arrangement of objects.

This approach to drawing teaches one how to explore the possibility of seeing an object closer to its real nature rather than a symbol that the mind automatically presents from memory. By visually examining a group of objects, the space between and around them, and their relationships, we can begin to have a purer visual perception, one that is actual. This practice can help us become more aware of the activity of our mind and its tendency towards reliance on memory, leading to inaccuracy, the root of the illusory nature of our lives. As the Ageless Wisdoms teach: it is the mind’s constant distortion of experiences that go on without our awareness, and our habitual occupation with this function, that contribute to our pain and suffering.

Dean Shaffer has studied art from the age of thirteen. He eventually taught high school art and photography for 23 years. When he was studying at the Kansas City Art Institute he was introduced to painting by direct observation and explored the works of Paul Cezanne who is considered one of the masters of this approach. During this time, he explored many spiritual paths and ultimately established his life-long spiritual work with the Gurdjieff Foundation of Cleveland, in which one of its main focuses is seeing life “as it is”. His painting has been a part of his spiritual practice for over 40 years.

NOTE: Face masks are optional.

* 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!