27th June 2015 – Spring Conference in Merseyside with Scott Olsen

This spring we will be having our Spring Conference at

THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, SCHOOL LANE, LIVERPOOL L1 3BT

(link to directions)

with the author

Scott A Olsen, PhD

scott-olsen professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the University of Central Florida,who is giving the following talks:

2.00pm: Yoga, Dreams and Other States of Consciousness

An important picture of consciousness is emerging out of the combined efforts of consciousness research (transpersonal psychology, NDEs, OBEs and dreams), parapsychology (human and animal research), indigenous spiritual practices (non-ordinary states of shamans), esoteric and yogic practices of the perennial wisdom traditions, and deep insights into quantum mechanics (nonlocality and superposition) and the brain (microtubules).

 

and, after a “Bring and Share” Vegetarian Tea at 3.00pm

3.45pm Consciousness, Resonance and Self-Identity.

Consciousness is a great mystery of humanity. Like life itself, it may result from resonance between the Divine (whole) and nature (parts) exquisitely tuned by fractal properties of the Golden Ratio. Resonance with increasingly inclusive states of awareness may ultimately lead to “golden” quantum coherence, Samadhi, or the cosmic conscious identification with the awareness of the Universe Itself.

Dr Olsen is also giving other talks during his visit to the UK (see below)

For further details telephone: 01282 42278 or 0151 638 5390
mla.gold “at” yahoo.co.uk or hcarroll1 “at” ntlworld.com
Sponsored by the Foundation for Theosophical Studies: www.theosophy.org.uk Registered Charity No 1014648


Dr. Olsen is giving other talks around the UK during his visit:
11th June “The Golden Section – Natures Greatest Secret” Blavatsky L.
14th June 2pm H. Q. London “The New Renaissance: Peak Experiences & the Quest for the Holy Grail”
 At 6pm “OBES, NDS and other Transformative States of Consciousness”
15th June “Consciousness, Transpersonal & Transformative States of
 Spiritual Experience” Camberley
 
 16th June “Buddha, Plato and the Path to Enlightenment” Bristol
17th June to Wales to Alan Boxall he will take Scott to Swansea and Bangor 
 18th June 11.00am “Golden Section/Sacred Geometetry” Swansea 
 
 23rd June “The Da Vinci Code: View from an Esoteric Perspective” Bangor
25th June “ Consciousness, Transpersonal & Transformative States of 
 Spiritual Experience” Colwyn Bay
24th June “ Basic Principles of Sacred Geometry” Chester site
27th jun Conference Scott Olsen Merseyside (as shown above)

28th June “Alchemy: The Great Work of Spiritual Transformation” Bolton site
 
 9th – 10th Oct Southern Federation Conference (provisional) Sidmouth
18th – 23rd Oct. European School of Theosophy Birmingham

17th-19th April 2015, Trans-Pennine Weekend is at Whalley Abbey

The theme for this weekend is

“Many Paths to Enlightenment”

The guest speaker is Peter Barton.

peter-barton

Whalley Abbey(link) is a Retreat and Conference House set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey on the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley, andwith easy access to motorway and rail networks.

25th October 2014 – Autumn Conference in Merseyside.

Timetable of the Autumn Conference, on Saturday 25th October,at

QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

 SCHOOL LANE, LIVERPOOL L1 3BT

GUEST SPEAKER – DAVID HARVEYdavid-harvey

2. pmTHE PATH – EARLY STAGES’

This talk describes what happens when a Soul may decide to accelerate its own evolution back to the Divine after hundreds of normal lives on Earth and discuss Re-incarnation, salient features of the Path, Initiations, the Soul’s purpose. Etc. with quotes from Blavatsky, Mabel Collins, Dion Fortune, Krishnamurti, Sri Ram Geoffrey Hodson, Douglas Baker

3. pm Refreshments This is a ‘Bring and Share’ Vegetarian Tea.

 

 

3.45pm ‘THE SOUL’S PURPOSE’

If we cannot work out our own Soul’s purpose for us in this life, then we may live in vain, at least to some extent. This talk covers the more philosophical aspects of the purpose of human evolution in general as well as more specific issues and touches on re-incarnation, karma, dharma and the possible avenues for ascertaining the ‘purpose’.

 

For further details telephone:

01282 42278 or 0151 638 5390

mlagold “at” yahoo.co.uk or hcarroll1 “at” ntlworld.com

Sponsored by the Foundation for Theosophical Studies: www.theosophy.org.uk

Registered Charity No 1014648

NWFederation Conference 28th June 2014

Saturday 28 th June in Southport, Starting around 11.00am

sbaylissSusan Bayliss
11.30 am Ancient Truths – Modern Secrets

There are many myths about the ancient mysteries and secret societies. In exploring some
of these ‘myths’ and ‘secrets’ we learn how the Esoteric Teachings can help us to unlock the meaning of life and enrich our own spiritual journey. We can turn the key to the thread of truth concealed in scriptures, symbols, myths and rituals.

1.45 pm – 4.30 pm Spiritual Sound, Transformation and Empowerment
Every piece of music has different qualities of sound and vibration which we can harness to awaken a further dimension to our practice of meditation and spiritual awareness. This experiential workshop will explore mantra and cosmic vibration, and the use of music in meditation, relaxation, transformation and empowerment.

£8 including Buffet

Lunch 12.30 – 1.30. Tea/coffee 11 am.

Venue: Methodist Church, Liverpool Road, Southport, PR8 4PD. (Directions link)

For further details telephone: 01282 422278 or 0151 638 5390
mla.gold “at” yahoo.co.uk or  hcarroll1 “at” ntlworld.com
Application form available here(link).

Poster for advertising available here(link)

Sponsored by The Foundation for Theosophical Studies :
www.theosophy.org.uk Registered Charity No 1014648

Design S Bayliss © Centre Fractal © C Bodhi

Practical Ideas for Service

During the Spring conference, these were suggested as practical ideas for service.

“Interior” Service:

The Search for Spiritual Enlightenment, to exalt oneself, and thereby exalt all.

World-Healing meditations: eg the ITC world healing process; The Lucis Trust Triangles.

Self Healing “clearing the beams from our own eyes”

Acting “as if” and setting a good example.

“Exterior” Service – things to do.

The Theosophical Order of Service  run by theosophists with very low overhead costs. Continue reading “Practical Ideas for Service”

Program Details for the Spring Weekend.

Here are Downloads for Delegates (faulty links now repaired, we hope! – and booking forms added):

Trans Pennine Residential Application Form 2014
Trans Pennine Day Delegate Application Form 2014

Programme Cover pdf

Programme pdf (- the important one to have)

Synopsis of talks cover page pdf

Synopsis of Talks pdf

 

Here is the synopsis of talks so it will be found by searchers:
“THE PAIN AND THE PATH” DONALD ATKINSON Friday 8.15pm
When the aspirant begins to seriously tread the ‘Spiritual Path’, the effect is evoke the higher self into trying to clear as much of the ‘Disciples’ past karma as possible. This usually takes place during the next incarnation when the individual is brought into contact with as many of our past Karmic links as possible.

“HOW TO LIVE TO BENEFIT MANKIND” MAUREEN FORD – Saturday 9.15ammaureenford

Some ways of developing Altruism by looking briefly into the “Voice of the Silence” and “Light on the Path” and the words of Jesus and St. Paul. Then we explore H.P.B’s statement “There is no dead matter” and what this means to us at a personal and spiritual level.

“PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR SERVICE” DAVID SOLOMAN – Saturday 10 amRecycle-bin-man-col-copy

After a short summary of the purpose of service, and the principles on which service might be chosen, I will be interested in hearing the ideas of the group, and compiling a list of simple projects that we might engage with singly, privately or perhaps by networking together.

 

“INACTION TO INNER ACTION” Part 1 ROBERT WOOLLEY – Saturday 11.15amrobertwooley

If Theosophy were a stool it would have three legs. This is very stable and effective – provided all three legs are present and roughly the same length. In these two talks we will explore the purpose of theosophy and why it needs all three legs; Study, Meditation and Service.
KARMA YOGA” JENNY BAKER – Saturday 4.15pm

To exist is to act. The word ‘Karma’ has many meanings including work and action. When the word ‘Yoga’ is added it means responsible action without attachment and with meditative awareness. This talk explores the similarities between karma yoga as set out in ‘Bhagavad Gita’ and the Theosophical ideal of service to others.

“THEOSOPHY THROUGH SERVICE” CYNTHIA & ATMA TRASI – 5pm atrasi ctrasi

An illustrated Power Point Presentation to describe the work of the Theosophical Order of Service with examples taken from TOS Sections from various parts of the world.

“THE ESSENCE OF SPIRITUAL MEDITATION” WAYNE GATFIELD – Sunday 9.15amwayneg

Theosophy teaches that meditation is the ‘inexpressible yearning of the inner man to go out towards the infinite’. There are countless methods of meditation with varying motives and aspirations. In this talk we will look into the highest essence of meditation as expressed in writings such as the “Bhagavad Gita” and the “Tao Te Ching”.

“INNERACTION TO INTERACTION PART 2. ROBERT WOOLLEY Sunday 11am

“NO BEING CAN CEASE TO BE, THE ETERNAL LIVES IN ALL” HUGH AGNEW Sunday 1.45pm

Above all else Truth stands Supreme, everything is subservient to Truth. Believe it or not, you are the embodiment of that Truth. We need to realize we are Supreme, Infinite, Immortal and then Divine. But we need to find out this for ourselves

Trans-Pennine Weekend, 16-18 May 2014, St Annes

The North West Federation Present their Annual
TRANS-PENNINE WEEK-END
AT

glendower

THE GLENDOWER HOTEL (website)
North Promenade, St Annes,
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
 FY8 2NQ (directions link)

Theme: ‘THEOSOPHY IN ACTION: STUDY, MEDITATION AND SERVICE’

GUEST SPEAKER ROBERT WOOLLEY (NORTHAMPTON)

robertwooleySPONSORED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR THEOSOPHICAL STUDIES

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FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

Maureen Atkinson 01282 422278 mla.gold at yahoo.co.uk

Heather Carroll 0151 638 5390 hcarroll1at ntlworld.com

26th-27th October 2013: Autumn Conference in Bolton

cropped-eagle_1The North West Federation Autumn conference will be held this Saturday 26th October from 2pm – 5pm at Bank street Chapel Schoolroom, Crown Street, BOLTON, BL1 1TS. (Parking free in multi story car park opposite at the moment)
Susan-BaylissSusan Bayliss is the speaker, and the Theme of the Conference is SOUL WISDOM – THE HEART OF LIFE. She will be exploring the path in three parts, Love Service and Wisdom. Her interactive sessions will include music and passages from HPB`s “The Voice of the Silence”.
Susan is sponsored by The Foundation for Theosophical Studies.
There will be a Bring and Share vegetarian afternoon tea.
On Sunday at 2.30pm Susan will be continuing with a talk entitled, “Fragments of Occult Truth” details of which are on the Bolton website.
The Masters of the Wisdom lifted a corner of the veil on the secret science which leads to the highest knowledge: the Tree of Life and Wisdom. To further that purpose they gave Theosophy to the Western world and brought the Theosophical Society into being, yet as Master KH said “believers in us are pronounced imposters and fools”. Why should WE believe? This talk explores the Wisdom of the Masters and how this is relevant to the world of the 21st century.