Programs – Fall 2019

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 6, 2:00-4:00 pm
ATLANTIS: THE GREATEST RIDDLE OF MANKIND
Presenter: Colyn Boyce

More books have been written about the esoteric subject of Atlantis than most others.  Some claim it was an island, others that it occupied a continent, and one view is that Atlantis was an entire global landmass.  We were all there, spending probably several lifetimes in the Atlantean world.  This presentation examines many theories concerning the rise and fall of Atlantis and what lessons it holds for our future incarnations.

Colyn Boyce was born in Canada and has been a member of Theosophy since 1969, working for the London HQ of the TS in England since 1981.  For 25 years, he was a full-time Publicist, and from 1990-2015 Assistant Editor, of Insight Magazine and its predecessor, The Theosophical Journal.  For the past 10 years, he has been the Office Administrator, promoting the London program of the TS, and has lectured extensively throughout England, Wales, and Canada.

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 pm
MOVIE and GATEWAY GROUP MEDITATION
Facilitator:  Michael Murphy

This month begins a new format, combining the monthly movie and discussion, followed by a targeted meditation of the Gateway Group.  The movie will be parts 1 and 2 of The Pyramid Code, a series made for television that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt and ancient megalithic sites around the world.  It is based on the research of Dr. Carmen Boulter of the University of Calgary.  Free and open to all.  Popcorn and beverages provided.

Monday, October 21, 7:00-8:00 pm.  NEW CLASS!
AN INNER JOURNEY WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI
Facilitator:  Tammy Stefan Shaffer

This class proposes to explore the teachings of Krishnamurti through his book The Awakening of Intelligence, which describes mankind’s dilemma of being prisoners of a conditioned mind, and how to awaken to a new vision of life through the higher self.  Reading material and books will be provided to regular attendees, with discussion a major part of each class.  PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, the following dates have been selected for future classes:  Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 11, & 18: Dec. 2, 9, & 16.  The time frame of the class and dates may change based on attendee’s wishes.

Tammy Stefan Shaffer is a current member of the Besant Branch, oversees its Bookstore operation, and assists in organizing the branch’s library.  From 2004-2016, she participated in the Gurdjieff Foundation of Cleveland, and attends various classes and activities of Besant Branch.  Open to all.

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 9, 1:00 pm
MOVIE and GATEWAY GROUP MEDITATION
Facilitator:  Michael Murphy

Episode 3, Sacred Cosmology, and episode 4, The Empowered Human, continue the series of The Pyramid Code, followed by discussion and a targeted meditation.  Free and open to all.  Popcorn and beverages provided.

Sunday, November 17, 2:00-4:00 pm
THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF THEOSOPHY
Presenter:  Noy Chounramany

According to Theosophy, we are much more than a physical body.  We are comprised of multiple principles with each one an integrated system itself.  In this presentation, we will explore each of these principles, and discuss ways to develop and improve ourselves in light of this esoteric system.

Noy Chounramany is a Master Mason of the International Order of Freemasonry for Men and Women Le Droit Humain, and President of the Canton Study Center of the Theosophical Society.

DECEMBER

Sunday, December 8, 2:00-4:00 pm
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY PARTY
Hostess:  Bernadette Jones

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

Saturday, December 14, 1:00 pm
MOVIE
Facilitator:  Michael Murphy

This movie is entitled A New Chronology, the 5th and final episode of The Pyramid Code series.  A discussion will follow.  Free and open to everyone.  Popcorn and beverages provided.

Saturday, December 21, 2:00-4:00 pm
GATEWAY GROUP MEDITATION and DRUMMING IN HONOR OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE
Facilitator:  Michael Murphy

Native communities around the world celebrate the Solstice with rituals, blessings, and prayers.  Bring an instrument if you’d like to add to Mike’s drumming.  Please bring a finger food or snack to share afterward as we thank Mother Earth for her bounty and our connectedness to Her, the Universe, and each other.  Open to all.

JANUARY

SAVE THE DATE!!  Sunday, January 19, 2020:
JJ Warner returns to give us her forecasts and astrological assessment for the new year.

 

 

 


** 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.