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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.

Understanding Impermanence: Fostering Compassionate Presence through the End-of-Life Journey

Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Anagarika Jyotipala (Dhananjay Joshi)There is a great spiritual need for those suffering from terminal and long-term illnesses. A deep understanding of basic principles of impermanence can lessen suffering and evoke a compassionate acceptance. Through guided meditations, prayers, and Scripture readings, you will acquire tools for coping, accepting, and offering a helping hand to those in need.

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Integral Mindfulness: A Path to Whole Body Awakening

Saturday, December 9, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ravi RavindraIntegral Mindfulness combines the power of mindfulness meditation with Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality. Learn how to practice mindfulness in the great arenas of life: the self, relationships, the body, and mindful engagement with the world.

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Upcoming Online Programs

Mahatma Letters Reading and Discussion Group
Mon Nov 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

The Secret Path
Tue Nov 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM

Walking the Theosophical Path Online Group
Wed Nov 22 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

The Dream Circle
Wed Nov 22 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Practical Teachings of Remarkable Men: Part II
Wed Nov 22 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM

Friday Online Gurdjieff Study Group
Fri Nov 24 @10:00AM - 11:15AM

Nourishing the Pilgrim Soul: Spiritual Search East and West
Sat Nov 25 @10:00AM - 11:00AM

Meditation Practices and Perspectives
Sun Nov 26 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish
Mon Nov 27 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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.