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Lodge Programme 2016

Public Programme

Our Lodge hosts Public Presentations every second Friday of each month excluding Public Holidays.

Suggested entry is by gold coins donation.

Occasionally we hold Public Classes and Seminars. Check here for details.


Date Time Presenter Details

Friday 11th November

7.30pm

Philip Carter

"The Making of a Millwright: A demonstration of generic elements of guild initiations"

Synopsis:The presentation will be an attempt to normalize percep-tions of those fragments of guild ceremonies which linger on and which, to many people, now seem strange.

Every adult man and woman was assumed to belong to at least one guild, providing instruction, employment, and mutual aid, before governments accepted these responsibilities.

There were guilds for trades, priests, knights, and the like. Once, each maintained its own priest who led members in what were, in effect, the higher mysteries of the day.

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Friday 14th October

7.30pm

Tony Buzek

“Oneness and Pralaya”

Summary: An experience of divine wisdom by an individual can be valued and pursued by seeking a connection to the very essence of good, known in multiple traditions such as The Kingdom of God or Truth or The Absolute or Samadhi, for example.

H. P. Blavatsky explained the experience to be that a dewdrop is not only evaporated, it becomes transformed into the whole and becomes the sea. She said further ‘the infinite cannot be known by the finite (i.e., sensed by the finite Self) but that the divine essence could be communicated to the higher Spiritual Self in a state of ecstasy’.

In that state is ‘Oneness’. Out of that state is ‘Pralaya’ or dissolution. Long-time member and student of Theosophy, Tony Buzek will present his thoughts and insights on a human process of Oneness and Pralaya based on his personal experiences and study.

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Friday 12th August

7.30pm

Linda Oliviera

“Rediscovering the Beautiful”

Summary: Most of the great religions include the teaching that an immortal Trinity exists. In ancient Greece, Plato taught of a Trinity of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. But has the Beautiful been somewhat neglected? And is there such a thing as a Yoga of Beauty? This presentation will consider these questions with special reference to the writings of Theosophist, Dr Laurence Bendit, and some visual slides.

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Fridays:

April 8th

May 12th

June 9th

7.30pm

Dianne Kynaston

A series of three talks:

April 8th
The Miracle of Creation

Synopsis: From the traditional views of Creation to the Big Bang Theory the Beginning of Life is a constant source of enquity and inspiration

May 12th
The Great river of Evolution

Synopsis: All life is in a constant flow of movement, from simple structures to complex systems, building towards an unknown goal

June 9th
Unity in Diversity

Synopsis: All life is made up of the same vibrational force which lies at the heart of the sub-atomic particles, yet we are all unique expressions of the One Life. We should therefore celebrate the individual and the totality for it is all One Life

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Friday 11th March

7.30pm

Dianne Kynaston

The Holy Grail in the Modern World

Synopsis: This talk explores some of the myths and legends around the Grail throughout the centuries and considers how it continues to inspire us in the world today.

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Members Study Group

Date Time Presenter Details
4th Friday of each month 7.30pm Members Study Group We are working with the study guide Pedro Oliveira set up as an introduction to The Key to Theosophy

 

Locations and Contact

Locations  

Public Meetings

Morrison Room
29 Highfield Street
Mayfied NSW 2304

7.30pm 2nd Fridays from March 2016

Contact Email: gnlodgetheos@gmail.com

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