2018 North West Federation Christmas Event Saturday 24 November

North West Federation Christmas Event Saturday 24 November 

This will be held at the Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3 BT at 1.30 pm

This is an annual social event in the Christmas Spirit with a bring and share vegetarian tea and a gift stall and raffle to raise funds for the Theosophical Order of Service, the practical side of Theosophy.

All Welcome

Please come along if you can

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’

N.W. Federation Autumn Conference Saturday 28 October

We are pleased to welcome Leslie Price from London to the Autumn Conference this year.

Leslie Price is the founder and associate editor of “Theosophical History’ and ‘Psypioneer” Journals.  He is also past editor of “The Christian Parapsychologist” Journal.

He was the secretary of the first Society for Psychical Research in 1977, and served on the SPR’s Library Ctte and as a member of council, and is currently an honorary member.

There will be two talks at Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool, L3 1BT

2.00pm  THE HISTORICAL PATH TO THEOSOPHY

HPB made numerous contributions to the revised history of Humanity, especially in her great work “The Secret Doctrine.”  The study of history can be both inspiring and disillusioning and we can learn on the Spiritual Path from the successes and failures of those who have gone before.

3.00 pm  BRING AND SHARE VEGETARIAN TEA

3.45pm THE POWERS LATENT IN MAN

The 3rd Object of the Theosophical Society founded in 1875 was to investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.  How does this differ from the work of the Society for Psychical Research or the practise of Magic or Psychism? This talk illustrates the distinctive theosophical approach, and some pitfalls to be avoided.

For further details, please ring Maureen on 01282 422278 or Heather on 0151 638 5390

or email mla.gold@yahoo.co.uk

All welcome

 

 

Spring Conference Saturday 24 June 2 pm Preston Quaker Meeting House

We are pleased to welcome as our Conference Speaker this year Cynthia Trasi from Bradford.

          Cynthia will be giving two talks…..

The first at 2pm is “Timeless Moments: Glimpses of the Divine”

“A timeless moment is a moment of Epiphany when for a slice in time we gasp in wonder at the immensity and power of the Divine.  We will look at common charecteristics & different interpretations of such moments. 

3.00pm Bring and Share Vegetarian Tea.

 

Talk Two: 3.45pm  “Synchronicity: Unlocking Inner Potential”

We have all experienced events that might be considered amazing or uncanny.  The “little voice” deep inside, or that gut feeling, are forms of communication that usually turn out to be well worth heeding. We can come to influence those forces and create our own set of coincidences – if we pay attention!” 

Quaker Meeting House, St.Georges Road, PRESTON PR1 6NQ

Further details Maureen Atkinson 01282 422278 or mla.gold@yahoo.co.uk

Fiona Odgren Visits Liverpool Saturday 13 May and Bolton 14 May

NORTH WEST FEDERATION of the Theosophical Society in ENGLAND are 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 talks at Liverpool are…..

“The Saga of the Mahatma Letters and Their Relevance Today”

“The Teachings of the Masters on Chelaship and the Spiritual Path”

Her Book will be on sale at Liverpool and the meeting at Bolton the day after.


SATURDAY, 13TH MAY, 2017​​ at 2 pm

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

Fiona will also be talking at Bolton 14 May at 2.30 pm

“Insights from the Masters for the Modern Day Seeker” 

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

 

 

Autumn Conference Manchester 29 October 2016 – Jenny Baker “Crest Jewel of Wisdom”

Jenny Baker, the President of the Theosophical Society in England, will be our speaker at the North West Autumn Conference in Manchester on Saturday 29 October.

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She will give two talks starting at 1.45 pm at The Quaker Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS
Jenny has served on the Executive Committee for many years and is a Director of The Foundation for Theosophical Studies, the charitable branch of the TSE.She has also run the Theosophical Summer School for the last 12 years.

Her talks will be based on

Sankaracharya’s Crest-Jewel of Wisdom which is a practical and inspiring guide to life.

Its teachings……the shared realizations of an enlightened god-man….. tell us the laws by which we may “untie the bonds of unwisdom,” and thus be evermore free.  It helps us to come to know and partake of the majestic power, light, and universal kinship of the Divine within us.  It teaches that this is our birthright as humans, and our passport to grander attainments in vaster spheres of consciousness.

All welcome. Tea and Biscuits provided.

THE ROOTS OF WISDOM – One Day Event – Sat 1 October – Leeds

LEEDS THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

THE ROOTS OF WISDOM – New takes on timeless truths
A one-day conference at Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds LS1 5EB.
Click here to see a map.

Saturday 1st October 2016. 9.00am – 5.00pm

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We live at a critical turning point in global and human affairs. A new kind of spirituality is emerging based on very powerful ancient ideas known as the Ageless Wisdom. This knowledge predates religion, philosophy and science and offers a logical and comprehensive explanation for human and cosmic evolution.

This event, featuring some of the country’s best communicators of this wisdom, will look at how science and spirituality are converging, how human beings can gain a greater understanding of the way they and the universe work and how each of us can achieve a greater degree of self-development.

All day tickets £10 (includes coffee and tea).

PLEASE bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided

Booking essential email: timwyatt727@ts-leeds.org.uk

PLEASE maken cheques payable to ‘Leeds Theosophical Society’ and send it to:
Tim Wyatt, 3 Lock Cottages, Beck ane, Bingley, West Yorks BD16 4DT
For further information contact Tim Wyatt on 07836 654591.
PROGRAMME
MORNING
9.00 am ARRIVALS
9.30 am Introduction and Welcome Tim Wyatt (Bradford)
9.45 am Spiritual Development & the Battleground of the Emotions Ted Capstick (Chester)

10.45 am COFFEE

11.00 am Spirituality for Realists Karen Wallwork (Sidmouth)

AFTERNOON
12.00pm The Myth of Death: A Lightning Introduction Tim Wyatt (Bradford)

12.30-1.20pm LUNCH
1.20 pm Re-energising Session
1.25 pm Your Health: It’s All in the Etheric Teresa Keast (Chester)
2.25 pm The Convergence of Science & Spirituality Ron Wallwork (Sidmouth)

3.15 pm TEA

3.30 pm The Cyclical Nature of Man, the Earth and the Cosmos Romey Barnes (Chester)
4.30-5.00pm Questions, Answers and Discussion invloving a panel of all the Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Conference 25 June 2016 – Merseyside – Guest Speaker Robert Woolley

We are happy to welcome back Robert Woolley from Northampton as our Guest Speaker at the 2016 Federation Spring Conference Merseyside.

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Robert will be giving 2 talks at Merseyside. The first begins at 2 pm and is entitled:

The Masters of Wisdom and the Brotherhood of Humanity

This talk explores the nature and significance of “The Masters” who were behind the Theosophical Movement in the Nineteenth Century.

It attempts to disentangle some of the related concepts of Enlightenment, Illumination, Supernatural powers, Secret Fraternities and World Government and the concept of Brotherhood which they promoted.

It also explains how this is relevant to our own lives and spiritual development in the 21st Century.

There will be a break for a BRING AND SHARE AFTERNOON TEA

The Second talk is :

The Mystery of Consciousness

Most of us are conscious, more or less, most of the time.

So it is surprising that we have so little direct knowledge of consciousness.

The scientific community have, until the last 10 years, steered clear of the subject, not least because of the impossibility of defining it, and the impossibility of measuring subjective experience.

In this talk we shall explore the experience of consciousness and relate that experience to scientific findings and to the ancient wisdom.

All welcome. Venue: Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool. L1 3BT

Contact Phone number Maureen Atkinson 01282 422278