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August 2009

In This Issue
The Cosmic Feminine
Summer National Gathering
TheosoFEST
Summer Classes
New from Education Dept
Library News



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The Ethics of Occultism
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Richard Brooks

An argument for the importance of ethics in our spiritual lives.
(41 min)


 
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Ianthe Hoskins

An introduction to one of the great Eastern spiritual classics. (49 min)

 


 

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New Program Announcement!

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With Reknown Astrologer

M. Kelley Hunter
 

Monday, August 24, 7pm CST  
 
World renown astrologer, mythologist and author M. Kelley Hunter, Ph.D. will present her leading research on the mysterious black moon, Lilith

With stunning slides, Dr. Hunter explores the mysterious Lilith throughout myth, the arts, popular culture, and astrology.  Hunter's discussion brings new depth and understanding to this power-filled point in the horoscope! 

The presentation will be followed by an astrological Q&A, book signing, and refreshments!  $7 at the door.

An event not to be missed by lovers of astrology and the divine feminine alike!



SUMMER NATIONAL GATHERING


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From the President's Diary
The end of July brought Board members and Society members from around the country to the Summer National Gathering.  At Friday evening's opening night ceremonies, guests were welcomed and greetings were shared from those not able to attend. Later we enjoyed a violin recital by the gifted Carmelo de Los Santos. On Saturday, we co-hosted an off-campus, Pre-Parliament event "Hearing Each Other, Healing the Earth," with the Council for the Parliament of World's Religions.  The busy weekend included activity reports from various departments, a talk by Robert Ellwood, "Theosophy and World Religions," and a multi-media presentation on the life of Albert Schweitzer. I presented John Algeo's talk on the Seven Rays and Ann Ford, Tim Boyd, and Robert Ellwood each gave a short talk on a different world religion.  Meditation programs, discussion groups, and a panel discussion rounded out our Theosophical programs. Thank you to all who visited, participated, and made this 123rd Summer National Gathering possible.



  NATIONAL CENTER

 

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Touch fall's beauty, hike the grounds, meditate in nature, eat vegetarian food, visit the Quest Book Shop, join the Theosophical Society, explore the Olcott Library, enjoy LIVE music, try something new, open your mind, browse the exhibits, and relax with friends!

More information here



Meditation Group
Sundays, 11:00 a.m.

Study Group:
The Wisdom of the Advaita Teachers

Sundays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Qigong & Tai Ji
Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.



 
 
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT



NEW DVD RELEASE


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Narrated by Glenn Mullin
 
This fascinating travelogue offers rare glimpses of sacred Buddhist temples and monasteries in Tibet. (59 min)





8 NEW MP3's UPLOADED!

Check out the newly added free MP3's:

Out of the Silence by Ianthe Hoskins               
The Yoga of Patanjali by Ianthe Hoskins  
Depression: Its Meaning and Value by Stephan Hoeller                
Imagination and Reality by N. Sri Ram     
The Path to Yoga by William Ross  
Theosophy and World Religions: Buddhism by Robert Ellwood
Theosophy and World Religions: Taoism by Robert Ellwood
Mindfulness Meditation by Jack Hatfield



  OLCOTT MEMORIAL LIBRARY


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Knights in the Morning

Rare and Used Book Sale

Reserve a Dialogue with a Living Book

Theosophical Saturdays
The Theosophical Saturdays is a 34-week program held at the National Library, designed to provide an education in Theosophy especially as it relates to philosophy, science, religion, and the arts. We have posted the study material online with the hopes that these resources can be used by you and/or your study group.


Match Our Grant!
The library was awarded a grant of $25,000 by the Illinois State Library.  Our circulation and visibility has already greatly increased, but we need your help to match our grant!

Fundraising Raffle
Win a Life Library Membership ($150 value)! 
Raffle tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the Olcott Library. 

Raffle tickets may also be purchased by check with payment made out to "The Theosophical Society in America" or with credit card by phone (630-668-1571, ext. 304.) 

The drawing will be held at TheosoFEST, on Saturday, September 12 at 5pm, though entrants need not be present to win.


 
 
"Learn to distinguish the God in everyone and everything, no matter how evil he or it may appear on the surface. You can help your brother through that which you have in common with him, and that is the Divine Life."
 
 J. Krishnamurti

   
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