Programs and Courses


For most activities, contributions by non-members: $6; members $3, will help to defray the expenses of running the Lodge. Donations toward the cost of providing refreshments are welcome.

Programs and courses, unless otherwise stated as ‘TS Members Only’, are for members and those interested in these subjects.

 

Wednesday Lecture Program

Program for October and November 2017

Please see ‘Special Events’ page for Wednesday 1st December.

October

Wednesday
4th

1:00pm
The Quantum World Made Visible – Ian Bryce

Quantum mechanics is one of the most daunting mysteries of the universe. But this practical demonstration makes many aspects readily apparent. We view a range of light sources through a diffraction grating, which makes the spectra visible. The accompanying slide show explains the quantum effects in everyday terms.

Wednesday
11th
1:00pm
 
Karmic Conjectures – Brian Parry

Karma isn’t easy.  How does a sage see it?  New Age fluff notwithstanding, can I really create my own?

Wednesday
18th
1:00pm
The Healing Power of Music and Art – Ron Ragel and Vicki Hansen

Since the dawn of the new century, Ron Ragel and Vicki Hansen from the world renowned music group “IndiaJiva” have presented concerts and workshops that have changed the mindset of people through an exploration of the nature of consciousness and music. In their popular workshops they demonstrate how music can affect the human body, mind and emotions and brings about changes to the heartbeat, breath and brain physiology. At their presentation at the Theosophical Society there will be a detailed explanation on the science of sound, the relationship between sound and the body’s subtle system; the therapeutic power of music that changes brain physiology and enhances emotional well-being enriching one’s life. They will be exploring how music and sound:

  • Identifies blockages, reduces stress and strengthens the nervous system.
  • Enhances emotional well-being, optimising energy flow in the body.
  • Improves focus, clarity, learning and memory
  • Unblocks the creative spirit
  • Experience new ways to listen to music whilst changing your brain’s physiology
  • Has both preventative and therapeutic benefits and is a purifying process

They have released over 18 different healing Mantra and instrumental CDs as well as books, DVDs and Inspirational and healing paintings by Ron that will be available on the day.

Wednesday
25th
1:00pm
The History and Mystery of the Rosicrucian Order – Bob Kogel

Egypt, the mere name of the country seems to create in many of us feelings and inner memories of a glorious civilisation. Travellers to Egypt, seeking answers to some of the mysteries of these ancient lands usually leave with as many new questions. Hidden amongst the mythology, magic and architecture of ancient Egypt, the Rosicrucians have always claimed that there was a secret tradition which eventually gave birth to the Western Esoteric Tradition.

November

Wednesday
1st
1:00pm
The Septenary Constitution of the Human Being – Cassandra Au

According to Theosophical teachings, Man, being a sevenfold being, is composed of 7 principles, which are further divided into 3 higher spiritual, and 4 lower impermanent, aspects.  We will explore these aspects and look at their connection to the planes of nature and the subtle bodies employed to express them.

Wednesday
8th
1:00pm
Extra-terrestrial and Interdimensional Contact with the Human Race – Mariana Flynn

A vast agenda in scope to expand human consciousness and speed up our evolution.

This presentation will examine actual extra-terrestrial visitation since the 1940s and also interdimensional interactions by the Djinn. Some personal stories of Contact will be mentioned and time permitting, significant UFO sighting reports received lately.

Wednesday
15th
1:00pm
‘God beyond God’- The Mysticism of Meister Eckhart – Norma Edwards

Throughout the past centuries, philosophers, theologians and classical scholars have endeavoured to interpret the teachings of the 13th Century Dominican Priest and mystic, Meister Eckhart. Having experienced complete unity with the Divine, Eckhart challenges members of his congregation to be open to the divinity within each person. As his radical rhetoric infuriated and threatened traditional church hierarchy, he was found guilty of heresy and following his death was posthumously excommunicated.

At a recent seminar held at the TS Centre in Springbrook, led by Pedro Oliveira, the teachings of Eckhart were examined by 12 participants who engaged in a hermenutic i.e. an intense process of dialogue with the highly original, paradoxical and metaphysical texts.

Norma, one of the participants, will share some of the highlights of the seminar and bring her own perspective on how Eckhart’s mystical insights may enhance our own spiritual journey.

Wednesday
22nd
1:00pm
The Small Room – Julia Parker

For fifty years Derek and Julia worked together at desks opposite each other in a small room in London, trying to make a living by writing. They have just celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. How did they survive?

 Wednesday
29th
1:00pm
Living in the Light – Terenia Tabor

The talk will be informative, interactive and stimulating the mind and feelings about what it means to live more in the light of one’s self and away from one’s shadow self on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.We will discover:

  • the true meaning of one’s ‘Light’
  • its influences on the various areas of one’s life
  • the factors contributing to its level within each individual
  • how one can incorporate more ‘light’ into one’s lives

The flow of the talk will be partly influenced by the participation of the audience and I’m confident participants will find the talk interesting, inspirational and enjoyable!

I have always had a deep interest in the mind-body-spirit connection, the power of the mind, music, esoteric science, metaphysics, psychology & parapsychology.

I love to share my knowledge, wisdom & experience and I can do that with my services having completed various & diverse studies in music, performing arts; teaching music, language, personal empowerment, advanced learning skills & memory skills; neuro-linguistic programming, time-line therapy; tarot reading, clairvoyance & meditation.

I’m very passionate about being a Guiding Light and a Lightworker to help people manifest happiness in any area of their life and to help people shine their light.


Special Groups (Special Events – see Special Events page)

2nd and 4th
Wednesdays
4:00pm – 5:00pm
 “The Bhagavad Gita”

The “Bhagavad Gita” is one of the most cherished classics of world spirituality. Its teachings encourage the student to find peace, balance and wisdom in daily life.This is an interactive class that encourages participation while remaining focused on Sri Krishna’s teaching to Arjuna and its relevance to our lives.

Led by Pedro Oliveira (National Education Co-ordinator)

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday
13th October
10:00am – 12:00pm
“The Birth of Humanity from The Secret Doctrine – The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy”

Convenor:  Rosanna Cummins

This is the final class in this series.


Members’ Circle

Blavatsky Lodge of the Theosophical Society [Members only]

A forum for members, 2nd Saturday each month at 1:00pm (doors open at 12:30pm).Note: These meetings include commemoration of 3 festive occasions, as close to the day as possible; Adyar Day on Feb 17 (for Adyar as a spiritual centre and focus, the passing of Henry Olcott and the birth of Charles Leadbeater), White Lotus Day on May 8 (for the passing of Helena Blavatsky), and Founders Day on Nov 17 (for the founding of the TS).

October 2017

Saturday
14th
1:00pm
The Members’ Circle Program continues the study of the Great Religious Traditions of the World. The speakers are dedicated members of the Lodge who willingly gave their precious time and effort to share their study of the different traditions in the light of Theosophy.

Rosanna Cummins, a ‘newish’ member of the Lodge with a contagious enthusiasm in the study of theosophical teachings will delve into the theosophical aspects of Islam. Islam in Arabic literally means ‘peace’ and ‘submission’ was introduced in the Arabian Peninsula in 610CE by the Prophet Mohammad who is called the Messenger of Allah. Its teachings are set forth in the ‘hadith’ (tradition), and in the Qu’ran (Holy Book).

Dianne Kynaston, former General Secretary of the TS, and currently head of The Manor, with her vast ocean of knowledge and experience will present Buddhism. Dianne will be touching on Buddhism’s historical aspect and will expound on the different Buddhist schools and traditions, including Tibetan Buddhism. Please note that Dianne was supposed to present this talk in July, but due to an overseas commitment, this talk was rescheduled.

November 2017

Saturday
11th

1:00pm

The Members’ Circle Program continues the study of the Great Religious Traditions of the World. The speakers are dedicated members of the Lodge who willingly gave their precious time and effort to share their study of the different traditions in the light of Theosophy.

A long term and dedicated member Julian Ochoa will explore the Native American spirituality which is known to have a profound affinity and reverence for Nature. Julian will present a diverse perspective on the Native American spiritually, its origins and relevance in modern times. Theosophical literature will be used to shed light on this topic.

All TS Members from around the world are Welcome


Theosophical Order of Service (T.O.S)

“A union of all who love for the service of all who suffer”.

TOS MEETING: Led by Richard Larkin and Lucille Crocker.
Discussion of current welfare topics and other issues.
TOS Members & Friends Welcome
4th Saturday each month.
If you would like to become actively involved, there is a business meeting which commences at 12:15 pm prior to the presentation.

October 2017

Saturday
28th
2:00pm

The TOS Open Circle Presents:

Realisation & the Modern World

Presented by Suzanne May: Lodge member & Presenter.

How can we live by Theosophical principles right here & now in 21st century Australia?

All donations will go to The Women’s Welfare Centre at Adyar.

All Welcome!

November 2017

Saturday
25th
2:00pm

The TOS Open Circle Presents:

“My Life is My Argument”: The life of Albert Schweitzer

Presented by Keith Howes: Lodge member & Presenter.

We live in a world of increasing fear, tension & loathing. How can we achieve a sense of calm & inner strength? Keith brings a fresh perspective to an age-old challenge.

All donations will go to the Animal Hospital at Adyar.

All Welcome!


Courses Program

Theosophy
Religion, Philosophy, Science
Including the Arts and related subjects

Ongoing study classes October and November 2017

For most activities, contributions by non-members $6 and members $3, help defray expenses.
Donations towards the cost of refreshments are welcome.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am.

Seven Great Religions by Annie Besant

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 11:10am – 12:10pm.

The Key to Theosophy” by HP Blavatsky.
The “Key to Theosophy” was written by HPB in the format of questions and answers about the Society and its Teachings, and provides an outline of what HPB had in her mind about the work of the Society she created.

Led by Dianne Kynaston
(Resident Head of The Manor and previous NSW State Representative)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am.

“Seven Great Religions” by Annie Besant

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 11:10am – 12:10pm.

The Key to Theosophy by HP Blavatsky.
The “Key to Theosophy” was written by HPB in the format of questions and answers about the Society and its Teachings, and provides an outline of what HPB had in her mind about the work of the Society she created.

Led by Dianne Kynaston
(Resident Head of The Manor and previous NSW State Representative)

Meditation

Meditation Weekly Program

Wednesdays 3:00pm to 3:30pm in the Meditation Room on the Mezzanine.

‘Open Circle Meditation’ session. Your 30 minutes slice of Inner Peace!

A Guided Meditation session for compassion and harmony, led by Lucille Crocker and Richard Larkin.

Join our circle to send out thoughts of healing and harmony to a world that so sorely needs peace. Everybody is invited to come along.


Fridays 12:00pm – 1:00pm with Sally Gray

Healing and Relaxation by Guidance Visualisation

The Blavatsky Lodge Meditation Room is a beautiful place. A sanctuary of peace, to feel at ease, to revive, and to rejuvenate. A place to restore your body and physical well-being; releasing your mind and body tension.To expand and harness your energy, to embrace tranquillity and harmony with guidance in healing and relaxing meditation.

Come and be connected with your spiritual energy.

All are very welcome.