18th May 2013 – Workshop on the Rays and Energy Fields




An interactive exploration of the energy of the Seven Rays,

To draw forth intuitive understanding of Where we Are

and the Path we are treading as Individuals and as Humanity.


  • 10.00am – 11.00am Introduction to Esoteric Psychology and the Seven Rays – Ted
  • 11.00am – 11.30am Seventh Ray and Aquarius: Implications for Humanity – Teresa
  • 11.30am – 11.50am Refreshment Break
  • 11.50am – 1.30pm Energy Dynamics of the Chakras in Relation to the Seven Rays: and the Implications for each of us individually – Teresa
  • 1.30pm – 2.00pm – Lunch
  • 2.00pm – 3pm Esoteric Healing and the Application of Material Presented so far in our daily lives – Teresa and Ted.
  • 3.00pm – 3.20pm Refreshment Break
  • 3.20pm – 4.00pm Summary with Questions and Answers – Teresa and Ted




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

Heather Carroll 0151 638 5390 hcarroll1at ntlworld.com

Venue;  The Methodist Church, Gathurst Lane, Shevington WN6 8EA (just off the M6  J27 – map and directions)

Printable Poster for you to Display (Download) 

29th June 2013 – Spring Conference in Manchester.

Spring Conference  Saturday 29th June 2 – 5pm

Venue:   The Quaker Meeting House. Mount Street,  Manchester (Link to Map and Directions)

 Guest Speaker   Janet Hoult    (Nottingham) hoult

2.00pm ‘An investigation of mankind’s divine nature and spiritual makeup,
based on the booklet by E.L.Gardner, published in 1960, and also looking at the context with regard to the piece In the Secret Doctrine from which it is taken’.

3pm Tea will be a vegetarian ‘Bring and Share’

‘Dragons of wisdom, angels, arupa devas – they have many names and
in this talk we will be looking at some aspects of this hierarchy of celestial beings. What is their nature, and do they affect us directly? This talk will also include Bodhisattvas and the ‘Sons of the Dragon’
Admission £5 Concessions £3.

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

Sarah Lucas – 01942 608368

Download a Publicity Leaflet here nwts.


Please note that the day after, June 30th, Janet is giving a further talk at the Blackburn Lodge in Padiham (details), on

“Dragons and Initiates”

26-28 Apr 2013 – Transpennine Weekend


At: The Langdales Hotel     St Annes on Sea  Lancashire FY8 2PB (website for facilities and directions)

£155,  including £15 none returnable registration fee. 

From Friday dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments.

Click to download residential booking form

(Also day-delegate  rate available Click to Download Day-Delegate Booking Form)  

Theme  “Messages of the Mahatmas and It’s Relevance Today”                                 

Guest Speaker… COLIN PRICE      (London)

supported by other speakers and workshops.

24th Nov 2012: Celebrate the Christmas Season with us …

… from 1.30pm at Bank St Chapel, Bolton (directions).

The North West Federation and the Theosophical Order of service combine for a special

Inter Faith Celebration

of the Christmas season.

This is always a happy afternoon when, with your help and participation (individually and collectively), we have readings, poetry, singing, and interactive contributions to make it a joyful afternoon. We will, of course, be singing carols and seasonal songs to celebrate the season.

A ‘Bring & Buy Sale’ of crafts, homemade produce, gifts and ‘good as new’ items will be held in support of the T.O.S. (it will be a great help if you price your items, please). There will also be a small selection of new and used books for sale.

Soup and rolls will be provided at 1.30pm, with a “bring and Share” vegetarian (please) tea later in the afternoon.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR TALENTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT for around 5 minutes or so, please let us know the following details ASAP: Title of contribution, and estimate of time required, by email to Maureen (mla.gold “at” yahoo.com) so we can balance the programme, in which we hope to combine traditional and contemporary ideas for the celebration of the season.

Honorary webmaster wanted!

Wanted: a TS member who knows how to use a wordprocessor, and email, to accept some training (and ongoing supervision), and take over the running of the nwfederation.org.uk network. As a byproduct of this, you will learn enough to run your own websites, forums and blogs, and have the benefit of an experienced mentor (me!) to check things out with.
Email webmaster “at” nwfederation.org.uk and we’ll have a chat.

27th Oct 2012: Autumn Conference in Liverpool

The subject of this year’s conference will be:
‘Consider the Implications of being Human.’

First Talk, given by Marian Barton:
In Exploring the Paranormal.

– – – A tea and biscuits break  – – –
Second Talk, Peter Barton:
In Exploring Traditional (mainly theosophical) writings.



The meeting will start at 2.00pm on Saturday 27th,
at: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. (Map) The building is accessible to all, has a lift to all floors, disabled facilities and an induction loop system.

Peter is also giving a further talk to Bolton Lodge on Sunday 28th, entitled: “An exploration through Mystical Poetry.”

Spring Conference June 30th in Liverpool

Ron Wallwork is the Guest Speaker, from London, and he is giving two talks on Saturday:
At 2pm “Hermeticism, The Pagan Gnosticism”
and after a bring-and-share veg. tea:
3.45pm “The Nature of the Cosmos”

The meeting will be at: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. (Map) The building is accessible to all, has a lift to all floors, disabled facilities and an induction loop system. A Poster publicising this talk may be downloaded Here.
About Ron:  an architect, Gnostic, the President of the Blavatsky Lodge, and a Director of the Gnostic Centre of the Theosophical Society in England.

Ron is also giving a talk to the Blackburn lodge on July 1st, (the Sunday) entitled “The Jesus Lecture: Who was he?” Details.



25th – 27th May 2012: Alston Hall Weekend

There are a few places left for this weekend, on “Reincarnation, Karma and the Seven Rays.” Stay the weekend, or attend as a day-delegate. You can download a program and a registration form from here for printing out, or phone the organiser, Maureen Atkinson (01282 422278) for copies through the post.

A map and directions to Alston Hall is available on their website (link).

Please note the stayover and day registration fees include (vegetarian) meals and incidental tea/coffee breaks. Alston Hall insist that all conference delegates have their meals provided in-house, which accounts for the apparently higher day cost than usual. No picnics, we are afraid! – Alston Hall are a well-known wedding destination, however, and the quality of their food is said to be excellent.


Ted Capstick is the Guest Speaker, and all the talks, discussions and workshops are fully described on the program.  Titles included:

“The Keys to the Kingdom” by Cynthia Trasi

“3 Keys to Divine Wisdom” Maureen Ford

“Energy Dynamic of the Seven Rays” Teresa Keast

“The Wisdom of Soul-Based Astrology” Ted Capstick

“Reincarnation and Karmic Transformation” Wayne Gatfield

“The Path of Self Knowledge” Cate McMahon

“Rainbow Psychology: The Path to Self Knowledge Through The Seven Rays” Ted Capstick

“Karma and Unconditional Love” Eric McGough

“The Flame of Divine Wisdom” Hugh Agnew

and exercise and meditation workshops, and social events.

We are grateful to The Foundation For Theosophical Studies, who are sponsoring this event.


Full access to the building and grounds is included.