Julian Websdale “An Outline of Modern Witchcraft” September 23

The meeting this Sunday 23 September will be a talk by Julian Websdale entitled “An Outline of Modern Witchcraft”.

I’m sure Julian will give us a lot of information about the subject,  but briefly “Witchcraft refers to the worldview, religion, and practices associated with using rituals that are believed to harness and focus cosmic or psychic energies to bring about some desired change.

Modern witchcraft is the largest and most common subset of neo-paganism, a diverse group of religious movements that claim to be derived from historical pagan religions.”

All welcome. 2.30pm start. £3 minimum donation.

Bank Street Chapel School Room, Crown Street, Bolton, BL1  2RU

 

 

Ted Capstick “Esoteric Wisdom of the Druids – Ancient Celtic Priests” Sept 9th

The first meeting of the Autumn is on September 9th and we are happy to welcome back Ted Capstick, Esoteric Astrologer and Deep student of the Ancient Wisdom.

His talk is entitled  “Esoteric Wisdom of the Druids –  Ancient Celtic Priests”

“Druids – A sacerdotal caste which flourished in Britain and Gaul. They were Initiates who admitted females into their sacred order, and initiated them into the mysteries of their religion. They never entrusted their sacred verses and scriptures to writing, but, like the Brahmins of old, committed them to memory; a feat which, according to the statement of Caesar, took twenty years to accomplish. Like the Parsis they had no images or statues of their gods. The Celtic religion considered it blasphemy to represent any god, even of a minor character under a human figure. It would have been well if the Greek and Roman Christians had learnt this lesson from the “pagan” Druids. The three chief commandments of their religion were: – “Obedience to divine laws; concern for the welfare of mankind; suffering with fortitude all the evils of life.”

— H.P. Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary, p. 105

All Welcome. 2.30pm Start. Refreshments Available. Minimum donation £3 please.

Bank Street Chapel School Room, Crown Street, BOLTON BL1 2RU

 

Autumn Programme 2018 Bolton Theosophy Group

Autumn dates Bolton lodge

Sept 9.   Ted Capstick  “Esoteric Wisdom of the Druids –  Ancient Celtic Priests”

Sept 23. Julian Websdale “An Outline of Modern Witchcraft”

Oct 14.    Peter Barton “Awakening the seed of Mahat: Our actions aligning with our true potential”

Oct 28.    Roy Forman. “The Self and the Eternal Being”

Nov 11.    David Solomon “Qabalah -a short introduction“

Nov 25.    Discussion on Reincarnation and karma

All Welcome. £3 minimum donation. Refreshments Offered.

Bank Street Chapel School Room, Crown Street, BOLTON BL1 2RU

Is there a divine plan? Can we be co- workers?” Kathleen Mugan

This weeks talk on Sunday June 23th is by Kath Mugan from Oldham –

  “Is there a Divine Plan? – Can we be Co-Workers?”

Kath is a long standing member of the Theosophical Society and has given us numerous talks in the past.

All welcome – begins at 2.30pm and £3 minimum donation please.

Refreshments provided.

Bank Street Chapel School Room, Crown Street, BOLTON BL1 2RU

 

Transpennine Weekend 8th -10th June 2018

At Whalley Abbey.

Residential Bookings have now sold out, although you are still welcome as a day visitor.

Theme:  THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL”

GUEST SPEAKER

GARY KIDGELL (SCOTLAND)

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FRIDAY 8th June

 

4.00pm- REGISTRATION – See Registrar:

SANDRA KELLY/HEATHER CARROLL

6.30pm – Dinner

 

8.00pm WELCOME AND FORMAL OPENING

8.15pm – “The Flame of Truth”

Hugh Agnew

Chairman: Wayne

SATURDAY 9th June

7.00am Stroll or Yoga with Jenny

8.00am – MEDITATION -Maureen

8.15am Breakfast

 9.15am “The Journey of the Fool”

Noeline Hart

Chairman: Isabelle

10.45amRefreshments

 

11.15am – ANNOUNCEMENTS, Followed By:

Guest Speaker: Gary Kidgell

The Grail Quest” (Part 1)

Chairman: Hugh

12.30pm Lunch

FREE TIME

3pm “One Step Leads to Another”

Cynthia Trasi

Chairman: Karen C

4.pm Refreshments

4.30pm “Sources of the Arthurian

Legends”

Ted Capstick

Chairman: Maureen F

6.30pm– Dinner

8.30pmTheosophical Evening

SUNDAY 10th June

7.00am Stroll or Yoga with Jenny

8.00am – MEDITATION – Jenny

8.15am – Breakfast

9.15am “Choose Your Path with Care”

Jenny Baker

Chairman: Chris L

10.30am – Refreshments

 

11.00am – Guest Speaker: Gary Kidgell

The Grail Quest” (Part 2)

Chairman: Hugh

12.30pm – Lunch

 

1.45pm “The Beacon Light of Truth”

Wayne Gatfield

Federation Vice President & Chairman

with Closing Thoughts:

Maureen

Refreshments and Farewells

NEW AND USED BOOKS WILL BE ON SALE DURING THE WEEK-END

Recordings of the Talks by: CD (£3); DVD (£5) can be ordered at the bookstall.

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Whalley Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in Whalley, Lancashire, England. After the dissolution of the monasteries, the abbey was largely demolished and a country house was built on the site. In the 20th century the house was modified and it is now the Retreat and Conference House of the Diocese of Blackburn. The ruins of the abbey have been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The North West Federation week-end is a residential event that takes place in the North West and is organised by the North Western Federation. It is held to encourage togetherness in the study of Theosophy.

The week-end is supported by The Foundation for Theosophical Studies, an educational charity, whose aims are to help people understand and discover the essential truths at the heart of all philosophy, science and spirituality especially the fundamental unity of all people.

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) was founded by Dr Annie Besant in February 1908 and celebrated a hundred years of service in 2008. All donations and funds raised are channelled towards humanitarian work and the promotion of harmony and understanding. The motto –

A Union of Those who Love

In the Service of All that Suffer’

Fiona Odgren Meetings- Liverpool 26 May Bolton 27 May

The NORTH WEST FEDERATION of the Theosophical Society in ENGLAND is very pleased to hold
2 SPECIAL MEETINGS with FIONA ODGREN.

Fiona Odgren is originally English and has lived in Victoria DC, Canada since she was 23.

She met her spiritual mentor, lifelong partner and husband who introduced her to the Mahatma Letters….…Life was never the same again.

Her talk at Liverpool is…..
“Timeless Themes of the Secret Doctrine that capture the heart”

SATURDAY, 26 MAY, 2018 at 2 pm
THE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE,
SCHOOL LANE,
LIVERPOOL L1 3BT

Fiona will also be talking at Bolton 27 May at 2.30 pm

Her talk is entitled “Timeless Truths of the Secret Doctrine”

We meet at Bank Street Chapel School Room, Crown Street or Bank street, BOLTON BL1 2RU

All welcome. Refreshments Provided.

£3 minimum donation please

White Lotus Day May 13

Traditionally, once a year, as near as possible to May 8th ( her death), Theosophists gather to honour the founder of the Theosophical Society, H.P.Blavatsky, who brought the Ancient Wisdom Teachings to the West.

We call this meeting “WHITE LOTUS DAY” and celebrate with snippets of music, spiritual readings and Meditations.

Please bring along any inspirational reading if you would like to contribute – about 3-5 minutes in length.

This is a lovely meeting for meditating and Wayne always provides beautiful pieces of music.

All Welcome. 2.30pm start.

Bank Street Chapel School Room, Bank St or Crown St entrances, BOLTON, BL1 2RU

Refreshments provide.

Minimum £3 donation please.

“The Power of Awareness” Vic Hao Chin Jnr. April 22 2018

We are so pleased to welcome an International speaker of the quality of Vic Hao Chin Jnr to the North West. He is talking at a Bolton on “The Power of Awareness”.

Vicente (Vic) Hao Chin Jr. is a distinguished Theosophist of global renown.

He is a past President of the T.S. in the Philippines and Founder and Chairman of the Golden Link School.

Vic is the author of “Why Meditate?”and “The Process of Self Transformation”.

He has compiled, edited and published the chronological edition of The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnet and is Editor of the Theosophical Digest.

Vic is also an Associate Editor and Contributor to the Theosophical Encyclopaedia.

2.30pm start. All Welcome. Refreshments. £3/4 donation please.

Bank Street Chapel School Room, Bank St or Crown St entrances, BOLTON, BL1 2RU

April 8 “Weapons of The Spiritual Warrior” Tim Wyatt

Change of programme….

Due to illness Tim was unable to be with us on March 25 but is able to come and give his talk on April 8 instead.

The discussion on Reincarnation will be re scheduled.

Bolton Theosophy Group welcomes back Tim Wyatt from Leeds who is talking on “Weapons of the Spiritual Warrior.”

The term spiritual warrior is used in Tibetan Buddhism for one who combats the universal enemy: self-ignorance (avidya), the ultimate source of suffering according to Buddhist philosophy.
A heroic being with a brave mind and ethical impulse.

Tim is organiser and treasurer of Leeds Lodge, is a journalist, actor, singer songwriter and author. His latest book is “Cycles of Eternity – An overview of the Ancient Wisdom”. There may be copies for sale on the day.

2.30 start. All Welcome. £3 minimum donation. Refreshments provided.

Bank Street chapel school room, Crown St or Bank St entrances, BOLTON BL1 2RU