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The Theosophical Society in America

Our mission is to encourage open-minded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science, and the arts in order to understand the wisdom of the ages, respect the unity of all life, and help people explore spiritual self-transformation.

Accessing Inner Vitality: Practical Ways to Use Energy for Health and Contentment

Saturday, February 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Marilyn MitchellLearn practical ways to shift your own energy for greater health and well-being. By accessing your inner source of vital energy and soothing fears that block this energy, you can experience more peace and presence. 

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Meditations for World Peace

Last Friday of the month, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. CT

world peaceJoin us each month for a group meditation for world peace. This short program features a discussion regarding peace and unity among all people followed by a 15-minute World Peace Meditation. Each month will feature a different speaker and meditation and will represent a variety of spiritual and religious traditions.

Free and open to all!

 

 

Upcoming Online Programs

Meditation Practices and Perspectives
Sun Feb 18 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish
Mon Feb 19 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Mahatma Letters Reading and Discussion Group
Mon Feb 19 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

Nisargadatta Advaita Study Group
Mon Feb 19 @12:30PM - 01:45PM

Seeking the True Self
Tue Feb 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM

Walking the Theosophical Path
Wed Feb 21 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

The Dream Circle
Wed Feb 21 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Medical and Vedic Astrology
Wed Feb 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM

The Dharma Karma Nexus
Thu Feb 22 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM

Hidden Wisdom in the Holy Bible Vol II - pubnote

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Geoffrey Hodson’s The Hidden Wisdom of the Holy Bible is a Theosophical classic which demonstrates the method of uncovering the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom concealed within the stories and metaphors of the Old and New Testaments. Since its original four-volume form is unwieldy and repetitious and since Hodson’s style is difficult for modern readers, we have prepared a two-volume abridgment of Hodson’s work. Our aim in this edition is to make this classic of Theosophical literature accessible to contemporary readers.

Volume I of this series contains much of the material in Hodson’s original Volume I. Its purpose is to lay out and demonstrate succinctly Hodson’s method of biblical interpretation. Volume II of the series provides selections from Hodson’s interpretations of key scriptural episodes, such as the Creation, the Flood, the Life of Joseph, and the Exodus, chosen from the material in the original Volumes II, III, and IV.

Care has been taken to modernize Hodson’s style while remaining faithful to his method. Quotations from the King James Version are now identified by chapter and verse in parenthesis in the text. Definitions of Theosophical and Sanskrit terms formerly given in footnotes have been integrated into the text, and information about Hodson’s sources now appears in a Bibliography at the back of the book. Definitions of terms which Hodson did not define and which may be unclear to readers have been taken mainly from The Theosophical Glossary (TG) by H. P. Blavatsky and from the Occult Glossary (OG) by G. de Purucker. Some definitions are also from Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine (SD).

In the interest of readability, a boxed summary in prose of each biblical chapter discussed by Hodson precedes the first chapter of his discussion; most passages which Hodson comments on directly are quoted in full from the King James Version. Readers are invited to consult a text of the Bible for complete versions of all passages discussed. Students of biblical literature should also be aware that Hodson took most of the Hebrew words and their translations (given in quotation marks) used in his discussions from The Unknown God, by F. J. Mayers, which is based in part on Fabre d’Olivet’s The Hebraic Tongue Restored. They are not from Strong’s Concordance.

Hodson’s spelling, punctuation, and usage have also been modernized. In keeping with modern conventions, gender-specific terms such as man and mankind have been replaced by gender-neutral terms such as human being, humanity, and humankind. Masculine pronouns referring to the Deity have also been eliminated. Chapter titles and subheadings have been changed to make them more descriptive of the contents.

It is our hope that this book, as well as other volumes in the Theosophical Heritage Classics series, will bring the Ageless Wisdom to a new audience of readers as well as to those who have always found sustenance in drinking from its deep well of spiritual truth.