Kath Mugan will be giving this talk on past and present avatars and world teachers, true and false, discussing their characteristics and purpose, and their part in the divine plan.
In her will, HPB (the founder of the Theosophical Society) suggested that her friends might gather together on the anniversary of her passing (May 8, 1891) and read from Sir Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia and from The Bhagavad-Gita. Lotuses grew in unusual profusion one year later. Hence, May 8th became known as White Lotus Day.
This custom continues in the lodges of the TS, where the meeting closest in time to the anniversary of HPB’s passing becomes a celebration.
Come and take part — or just listen. And drink tea!
Teresa Keast explores the nature of the etheric body and allows insight into your personality and soul expression through the energy of your chakras.
Wayne Gatfield, President of the Bolton Lodge, discusses the Gnostic teachings and their correspondences with Theosophy and the Ancient Wisdom.
Donald Atkinson leads an interactive session, considering the path from enquirer through to aspirant and finally Discipleship. After thousands of years of dedicated effort, the Disciple becomes an Adept.
The Masters (Adepts) KH, M and R, involved with the Theosophical Society from it’s inception, and seated in front of them, HPB.
Carlo Schroder, from Lancaster University, has said that he believes that reason and faith do not contradict each other but are two mutually reinforcing means to comprehend reality.
The Baha’i principle of the harmony between science and religion highlights this matter. According to this principle, Science, without religion, will lead mankind into an age of materialism and can be abused to produce dangerous and destructive developments. This is of course contrary to the purpose of science, which is to be of benefit to humankind. Pursuit of religion without a belief in science, on the other hand, is going to result in blind superstition.
Therefore, Baha’is believe that science and religion must not contradict each other, for they need one another.