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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 - Pub

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Geoffrey Hodson’s The Hidden Wisdom of the Holy Bible is a Theosophical classic which sets forth and demonstrates the method of uncovering the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom concealed within the stories and metaphors of the Judeo-Christian Bible. In its four-volume format, however, Hodson’s work is unwieldy and repetitious. Volumes II and III begin with identical chapters setting forth Hodson’s rationale and methodology. Moreover, in the chapter by chapter and even verse by verse exegesis of Genesis and half of Exodus in Volumes II, III, and IV, many key themes and ideas are repeated. For example, the Eleusinian Mysteries as a source of esoteric knowledge are discussed in identical terms in both Volumes II and III.

As part of the ongoing effort of the Theosophical Publishing House to make the classics of Theosophical literature accessible to contemporary readers, we have prepared a two-volume abridgement of Hodson’s work. This first volume retains 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 readers interested in further examples of Hodson’s method with selections from his interpretations of key scriptural episodes, such as the Creation, the Flood, the Life of Joseph, and the Exodus, chosen from the material in the current 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 edition of the Bible are now identified by chapter and verse in parenthesis in the text. Definitions of Theosophical terms formerly given in footnotes have been integrated into the text, and information about Hodson’s sources formerly given in footnotes now appears in a Selected Bibliography at the back of the book. Hodson’s spelling, punctuation, and usage have 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. Finally, some titles have been changed to modernize the usage or to make them more descriptive of the contents of parts and chapters.

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.