The Theosophical Society in America

Theosofest

Presentations

Theosofest 2018

 

Schedule    

Time Auditorium Nicholson Hall Meditation Room Outside
10:30 am Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions      
11:00 am Overcoming Negative Emotions
with Chaitanya Charan das
The Art of Spiritual Resilience
with Leslie Sann
Quieting-the-Mind Meditation
with Theodore M. Utchen
Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan
with John Robertson

12:00 pm

Mitakúye Oyasin and Mother Earth: A Native American Teaching
with Quentin Young
A Taste of Sufi Spirituality
with Marcia Hermansen
Do Re Mi: The Sound & Music of the 7 Chakras and Above
with Renee Ryan
Embracing Kundalini: Chanting Mantra for a Spirit-Filled Life
with Samadhi Banks
1:00 pm Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
with Richard Smoley
Master Your Energy: Live from Your Infinite Potential Instead of Your Past
with Lydia Van den Broeck, Ph.D.

 

Buddhist Meditation: Serenity and Insight
with John Cianciosi
Meet and Learn About Honey Bees
with Bill Whitney
2:00 pm Reincarnation: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Implications
with Barbara B. Hebert, Ph.D.
The Psychology of the Chakras
with Ray Grasse 
Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice
with Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda
 Walking the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice
with Debra Kermeen
3:00 pm The Buddhist Way to Radiant Joy
with Bhante Sujatha

 

A Doctor’s Guide to Energy Healing
with Dr. Marilyn Mitchell
 Centering Prayer
with Alan Krema
Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan
with John Robertson
4:00 pm A Doctor’s Stories of Miracles and Medicine
with Dr. Scott Kolbaba
The Benefits of Subconscious Healing
with Ryan Elliot
The Wisdom Within: Meditation on the Heart
with Juliana Cesano
Despacho Ceremony: Traditional Andean Earthkeepers' Living Prayer Offering
with Christina Pateros
5:00 pm

    Spirit Circle Drumming
with Karen Tlusty-Rissman
5:30 pm Guided Gong Sound Meditation
with Marian & Gabriela Kraus
     

 

Theosofest 2018 Presenters, Topics & Schedule

 10:30 a.m. Auditorium

Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions

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11:00 a.m. Auditorium   

Overcoming Negative Emotions

Chaitanya Charan DasWhere do negative emotions come from? It seems our minds have an innate tendency to produce more negative emotions than positive, but this tendency can be changed. Drawing from time-honored texts of Eastern wisdom and using contemporary metaphors, this session will outline practical principles for managing and channeling our emotions so that they work for us instead of against us.

Chaitanya Charan Das is a monk, mentor and spiritual author. While working as a software engineer in a prominent multinational software corporation and seeing the prevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction and overall misdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality, – he felt inspired to leave and dedicate his life to sharing the spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita under the aegis of ISKCON. He now travels all over the world giving talks on spiritual subjects at universities such as Princeton and Cambridge and companies like Intel and Microsoft. He is the author of 16 books and his articles have been widely published. For more information visit www.thespiritualscientist.com/about-the-author.         

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11:00 a.m. Nicholson Hall

The Art of Spiritual Resilience

Leslie SannlResilience — the capacity to cope with and rebound from adversity — is a skill that can be mastered regardless of your age or circumstances. Like any skill, it takes knowledge and practice. Painful experiences, as with pleasurable experiences, come and go, but if you master the art of resilience you can maintain a level head and a sense of equanimity every day of your life.

Leslie Sann, MA, LCPC, is the author of the award-winning book Life Happens: What Are YOU Going to Do About It? She is also a mentor, coach and founder of The Living by Design School. For over 30 years, Leslie has been helping people create a joyful life personally, professionally and in their relationships, guiding them to live by design rather than by default. Learn more at www.lesliesann.com.     

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11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Quieting-the-Mind Meditation  

Theodore UtchenQuieting-the-Mind is a simplified mantra meditation, stripped of all ritual and ceremony. This technique reduces daily stress and, when practiced consistently over time, can transform you into a more effective person in both your personal and business relationships.

Theodore M. Utchen has taught his ritual-free system of mantra meditation for many years. He has been a member of the Theosophical Society in America since 2000. 
     
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11:00 a.m. Outside Tent

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan          

John RobertsonThrough the practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, your mind can achieve a stillness and clarity rarely experienced with other forms of exercise, integrating your body and mind and allowing you to achieve inner peace. Practice strengthens the immune system; improves posture, balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength; reduces blood pressure and stress; and releases tension, allowing a feeling of positive energy to flow through your body.   

John Robertson has nearly 20 years of experience practicing and teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan and qigong and is a student of Taoist philosophy. He is a Level 7 Certified Qigong Instructor with the World Ki Gong Club and a Certified Advanced Instructor and professional member of the National Qigong Association. John owns Seven Stars Martial Arts in Winfield, IL. (www.7StarsMA.com).     

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12:00 p.m. Auditorium

Mitakúye Oyasin and Mother Earth: A Native American Teaching

Quentin  YoungMitakúye Oyasin is a sacred Lakota phrase that translates to “all my relations.” In Lakota tradition, we are not only one with each other, but one with Mother Earth as well. Mitakúye Oyasin is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life: other people, animals, birds, insects, trees, and even rocks, rivers, and mountains. Quentin Young, of Lakota heritage, will speak about how this philosophy can help all people come together, accept each other’s profound differences, and take care of Mother Earth at this critical moment.

Quentin Young, a mixed-blood Lakota, has been involved in the Lakota spiritual way of life since the age of six. He began keeping a caŋnuŋpa (pipe) in 1989. He has participated in all Seven Rites of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) ceremonies and has Sun Danced for over twenty years. Quentin has taught Black Elk’s vision at the College of DuPage and has lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Illinois.     

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12:00 p.m Nicholson Hall

A Taste of Sufi Spirituality

Marcia HermansenSufism, the mystical dimension of the Islamic tradition, is based on experiencing the real and deciphering divine signs in their multiple manifestations. In this presentation, Marcia Hermansen, expert on Sufism in South Asia and the contemporary West, will share core principles and practices of Sufism while indicating some Sufi connections to other spiritual paths.

Dr. Marcia Hermansen is the director of the Islamic World Studies Program and a professor at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses on Islamic studies and the academic study of religion. She is a prolific author of books and articles in the fields of Islamic thought, Sufism, Islam and Muslims in South Asia, Muslims in America, and women in Islam. She has been a participant observer within numerous Western Sufi movements, including the Inayati Order, and follows the Chishti Nizami path of traditional Sufism.     

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12:00 p.m  Meditation Room

Do Re Mi: The Sound & Music of the 7 Chakras and Beyond

Renee RyanThe C major scale is the universal sound for the seven chakras and beyond. Renee Ryan will lead the group through the toning of the chakras using the Western, Sanskrit and Chinese mantras. We will then harmonize with our own chakras and each other’s.

Renee Ryan has practiced the healing arts for 30 years and has studied qigong and tai ji in the United States, China, and Korea. She teaches Gentle Tai Ji Movements for Inner and Outer Peace at the Theosophical Society on Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. –1:00 p.m. She is also co-director of the Lightheart Center for Healing Arts in Winfield, Illinois.     

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12:00 p.m. Outside Tent

Embracing Kundalini: Chanting Mantra for a Spirit-Filled Life

Samadhi BanksActivate the energy of your creative consciousness, known as Kundalini, and unfurl your ultimate potential with the uplifting, life-affirming practice of Mantra!  In this experiential session, you'll get the opportunity to chant amongst supportive community and with expert guidance to open your heart and unleash your True Self. Understand first-hand how the sound current works to enliven your chakras, increase your vitality, and help you live a healthy, purposeful life – mind, body, and spirit.  No experience necessary - come as you are and join in!

Samadhi Banks has been dedicated to holistic wellness, yoga and meditation for nearly 20 years. She brings her breadth of experience and dynamic teaching style to in-depth studies and teacher training programs in the philosophy and practices of Kundalini, classical yoga, and meditation, Reiki, and crystal and gemstone therapy. She also offers The Indigo Project, a course for understanding and supporting the unique needs of today's children from an energetic and chakra-based perspective.     

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1:00 p.m. Auditorium

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Richard SmoleyIs it your fault if something bad happens to you? Is it an accident? Did you deserve it? Why does the universe sometimes feel unfair? In this lecture, Richard Smoley will describe some of the most common answers to these questions and propose some answers of his own. 

Richard Smoley is editor of Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America. He is the author of 10 books, of which the most recent is How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying about God and the Bible.   

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1:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall

Master Your Energy: Live from Your Infinite Potential Instead of Your Past

lydia Vanden BroeckThe intention of this experiential program is to release and finally let go of old imprints, toxic relationships, and habits that do not support your better self. This can increase your ability to create and manifest the best life possible for yourself and the world.

Lydia Van den Broeck, Ph.D., brings a lifetime of dedication, education, and experience to her work as a skilled and intuitive spiritual teacher and compassionate healer. With a doctorate in holistic health sciences and psychotherapy, and through her Energy Mastery™ process, Lydia offers guidance to help master spiritual consciousness in everyday living.     

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1:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Buddhist Meditation: Serenity and Insight

John CianciosiThe Buddha said that nothing gives us more trouble than an untrained mind, and nothing brings more benefit than the well-trained mind. Through the practice of meditation we can explore the mind and gradually develop peace and clarity. We must take time for introspection, observe the nature of the mind, and teach it to abandon its constant preoccupation with ‘thinking about stuff.’ Gradually, we will begin to experience the arising of deep insight.

John Cianciosi, a student of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah, was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1972 and served as spiritual director of monasteries in Thailand and Australia. He is author of The Meditative Path (Quest Books, 2001) and is currently the director of Public Programs at the Theosophical Society.     

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1:00 p.m. Outside Tent

Honey Bee Lesson and Demonstration

Honey bees are social insects that live in colonies. The hive population consists of a single queen, a few hundred drones, and thousands of worker bees. The honey bees we know and love forage for nectar and pollen from flowering plants. They use the nectar collected to create our favorite sweet treat – honey! We invite you to come and learn about these wonderful creatures – how they live, work, and create – from full-time beekeeper Bill Whitney of City Bee Savers, who has 25 years of successful beekeeping experience.     

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2:00 p.m. Auditorium

Reincarnation: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Implications

BarbaraHerbertReincarnation has been a topic of great interest to many individuals through the years. It has moved from a forbidden topic to a subject that is casually discussed in daily conversation. More than this, however, the ancient teaching of reincarnation provides us with direction for living our daily lives and offers insight into the often confusing and tumultuous world around us.

Barbara B. Hebert, PhD, currently serves as president of the Theosophical Society in America. A third-generation Theosophist, Barbara has been involved in local, regional, and national offices throughout her years of membership. In addition to her years of service with the Theosophical Society, she has been a mental health practitioner and educator for many years.     

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2:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall

The Psychology of the Chakras

Ray GrasseWhat are the chakras, and how do they relate not only to meditation, but to our everyday experience? This talk will present an in-depth look at the body’s subtle energy centers, as described in the teachings of Kriya Yoga.

Ray Grasse studied with teachers in the Kriya Yoga system for many years, and is author of several books including The Waking Dream, Under a Sacred Sky, and An Infinity of Gods. He is also a practicing astrologer, and is associate editor of The Mountain Astrologer magazine.   

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2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

Marlillyn JohnsonTherapeutic Touch® (TT) is a healing practice of the heart, the mind, and the hands. It has strong Theosophical roots, as Dora Kunz, past president of Theosophical Society, was the co-creator of TT along with Dr. Dolores Krieger. It is both an active healing practice created to help those who suffer, and a meditative practice for the practitioners. Guided by compassion, it brings a deep sense of inner peacefulness, quietude, and sense of wellbeing. Join us to learn about this special healing modality.

Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, RN, EdD, QTTT, is a retired professor of nursing. Taught by Dora Kunz, who created TT along with Dr. Delores Krieger, Marilyn has been practicing, mentoring, and teaching TT for over 30 years. A member of Therapeutic Touch International Association, Dr. Johnston is currently an education trustee of that organization.     

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2:00 p.m. Outside at the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice

Debi KermeenLike a pebble in a pond, the labyrinth sends out many ripples to each of us, our communities, and the planet!  A symbol of hope and renewal, the labyrinth is an interactive tool for experiencing transformation, inner peace, unity, healing, celebration, ritual, recovery and connecting with the Divine. We invite you to experience walking the beautiful labyrinth on the grounds of the

Theosophical Society and learn how to use it to enhance your spiritual practice.

Debi Kermeen is a founding “seed” member and former board member of the Labyrinth Society. Labyrinths, movement, and healing have been a part of her life for many years, and she has facilitated labyrinth workshops, retreats, and events throughout the area. Co-owner of Labyrinths in Stone, Debi has helped createhundreds of permanent and temporary labyrinths for communities, hospitals, public parks, churches, and retreat centers. She is a healing practitioner of Reiki, quantum touch, and sound healing. For more, visitwww.labyrinthsinstone.     

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3:00 p.m.  Auditorium

The Buddhist Way to Radiant Joy

BhanteSujathaThe ancient texts of the Buddha tell us that no external condition can be the cause of our happiness; only the mind has that ability. When people understand the root cause of their struggles and learn what to do with their minds to make things better, sustainable happiness and radiant joy are the result. Bhante Sujatha has taught many people over the years how to empower the mind and cultivate the qualities that will help them find strength and happiness, as well as a burning desire to add more love to the world. When we understand our mind, we begin to re-shape our behavior and feelings about so many things… It’s the most loving act of service we can do for ourselves and the world.

Bhante Sujatha, a Buddhist monk for over 35 years, is singularly focuses on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  A joyful, radiant, funny, and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. Originally from Sri Lanka, he is the head monk/abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, Ill.     

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3:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall

A Doctor’s Guide to Energy Healing

Marilyn MitchellDr. Marilyn Mitchell will discuss how energy healing works and how it can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions and symptoms. Whatever the dysfunction or ailment, energy healing opens you to a deeper sense of ease, well-being and purpose, and brings you back to your true self.

Dr. Marilyn Mitchell received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Chicago. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is an educator, speaker and health visionary and is a leader in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Mitchell is also the founder of HealingSpace.     

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3:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Centering Prayer

Alan Krema\The practice of prayer and meditation in modern Western Christianity is rooted in the Eastern traditions of early church prayer as well as the wisdom of the early church fathers. Our post-modern search for holistic and embodied wisdom is now carrying this prayer into a space of deep connection and communal participation. Join us for a brief look into the roots and foundations of Centering Prayer and participate in a prayer session.

Alan Krema is the coordinator of Contemplative Outreach Chicago chapter.  Alan has completed the Living School program from the Center for Action and Contemplation and is a Wisdom Leader in the Wisdom School tradition as taught by Cynthia Bourgeault.       

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3:00 p.m. Outside Tent

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan          

John RobertsonThrough the practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, your mind can achieve a stillness and clarity rarely experienced with other forms of exercise, integrating your body and mind and allowing you to achieve inner peace. Practice strengthens the immune system; improves posture, balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength; reduces blood pressure and stress; and releases tension, allowing a feeling of positive energy to flow through your body.   

John Robertson has nearly 20 years of experience practicing and teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan and qigong and is a student of Taoist philosophy. He is a Level 7 Certified Qigong Instructor with the World Ki Gong Club and a Certified Advanced Instructor and professional member of the National Qigong Association. John owns Seven Stars Martial Arts in Winfield, IL. (www.7StarsMA.com).     

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4:00 p.m. Auditorium

A Doctor’s Stories of Miracles and Medicine

Scot KolbabaWhat happens when doctors encounter something they can’t explain scientifically? In his book Physicians’ Untold Stories, Dr. Kolbaba presents an anthology of miraculous stories compiled from interviews with practicing physicians about the most unusual moments of their careers. With warmth and humor, Dr. Kolbaba will share stories of dreams foretelling future events, apparitions, and other inexplicable occurrences that will awe, instruct, and inspire even the harshest skeptic.

Scott J Kolbaba, MD, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine with honors and was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He has been recognized as one of the top doctors in the Chicagoland area by Chicago magazine. Dr. Kolbaba speaks to thousands through his many speaking engagements and radio and podcast interviews.     

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4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall

The Benefits of Subconscious Healing

Ryan ElloittMany of us have a swirl of negative suggestions operating behind the veil of consciousness. These suggestions become lodged into our subconscious mind mainly by accident and are through no fault of our own, but they are difficult to change and may cause anxiety, depression, guilt, fear, low self-esteem, and negative behavior. Join us for a powerful lecture and learn how to dissolve negative subconscious programming using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Neurofeedback analysis for a more joyful life.

Ryan Elliott, MSW, is co-director and founder of the Lightheart Center. Ryan has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show demonstrating past life therapy and has had many other media appearances for his expertise in subconscious analysis. He is a social worker and Board Certified Medical Hypnoanalyst, and a longtime member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Ryan specializes in healing people by redirecting their subconscious minds towards greater prosperity, performance, and success. He is the author of The Secrets from Your Subconscious Mind.   

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4:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Wisdom Within: Meditation on the Heart

Juli CesanoAs much as we like to depend on external sources for guidance and direction, the answers to all questions are within our spiritual heart. Books, seers, and teachers can be a source of inspiration and support, but only in the process of establishing a deeper relationship with our own inner wisdom can we create the opportunities to hear the most valid promptings.

Juliana Cesano is a certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT. Meditation and the exploration of her spiritual path have helped her develop a contemplative yoga practice. She spent two years at the international headquarters of the TS in Chennai, India and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop.     

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  4:00 pm. Outside Tent

Despacho Ceremony: Traditional Andean Earthkeepers’ Living Prayer Offering

Christina PaterosThis interactive ceremony, referred to as a despacho in the Andes, is rooted in gratitude for Mother Earth and extends to gratitude for all of life. It is an opportunity to release that which no longer serves one’s journey, then with gratitude, to call in the gift of creation. The prayers and living mandala of plants and flowers are ultimately ceremonially offered in a sacred fire to pachamama (Mother Earth) or water. As the despacho is released, the intentions (prayers) are disclosed to spirit and the universe for the highest good.

Christina Pateros is an artisan, spiritual guide, teacher, and is in service as steward of spiritual journeys to sacred lands. She has a healing practice, and as artisan, she merges her healing with spiritual gifts creating powerfully pleasing art pieces. Her shamanic practice offers cleansing and clearing of beings and spaces while connecting to clients and their divine guidance and magnificence. For more information see:christinapateros.com orwhispering-stones.com.     

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5:00 p.m.  Drumming Circle

Spirit Circle Drumming

Karen TrustyCelebrate your spirit through music and movement! Join us in sacred space for healing rhythms and dance. Based on a blend of traditions, the drum circle draws on our most ancient roots to create expressions of love and joy, raising energy that is held in silence and then sent out in offerings of prayer, followed by grounding. Although some instruments will be available, please bring drums, rattles, or other rhythm instruments if possible. Meet outdoors at the Stone Circle south of the labyrinth.

Karen Tlusty-Rissman is a musician, artist, and celebrant of Spirit in all forms. She has facilitated sacred circles for over 30 years. Her practice, based on the belief that all beings on this planet are One, weaves together the common threads of Native American and pagan teachings as well as reiki energy work and aromatherapy. Co-facilitator of the Community Drum Circle for 15 years and currently leading a meditation class at the Anahata Center, Karen also facilitates many ceremonies honoring life passages, seasonal transitions, and for healing. Karen is available for personal consultation and musical performances.   

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5:30 p.m. Auditorium

Guided Gong Sound Meditation

Marian Gabriela KrausThe goal in all healing, meditative, and spiritual pursuits is to raise an individual’s awareness and vibratory frequency. Following a guided meditation, Marian and Gabriela generate a colorful bouquet of vibratory sounds and energetic rhythms by harnessing the ancient power of large gongs and singing bowls. The couples' inimitable sound excursions take listeners into otherworldly realms and provide a nurturing space for relaxation, healing, and introspection - all ideal portals to personal transformation.

Marian and Gabriela Kraus have studied gongs and sound therapy with renowned master teachers and bring a colorful life history with their European and Latin American origins. Their inherent artistic and musical abilities, years of studies in psychology and metaphysics, and life experiences in health and wellness-related TV programs and international corporate settings work together to facilitate a uniquely transformational and healing experience. Visit www.delamora.life for more information.

Please bring a pillow and blanket or mat to lie on.  

$25 per person (pre-registered) $30 at the door

Register here

   

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Vendors

 

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IndiaPalace  

 

   

India Palace Restaurant
242 E. Geneva Rd., Wheaton, IL
phone: 630-681-8002/8005 

Vegetable samosa, Aloo Matter, Chana Masala, Rice, Naan, Mango Lassi
Prices: $1 Samosa, $2 Mango Lassi, $5 Samosa & Chana Masala & Naan,
$5 Aloo Matter & Rice & Naan, $8 combo plate everything

KIMMERS    
Kimmer's Ice Cream
109 E. Front St. 
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-765-7704 
 
Wwe will be serving scoops of Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Cookies 'n Cream
Single Scoops: $4
Double Scoops: $7
Bottles of Water: $1.50
All ice cream is homemade right here in Wheaton!

     

Around the World Café
Around the world cafe offers Reishi Ganoderma Lucidum organic beverages suitable to every pallet. Every cup of coffees or tea is infused with this #1 healing strand of mushroom that organically lessen the acidity produced in most non organic beverages. Drinking organic reishi infused products is a joy and the benefits are unmatched. Need your pick me up in the morning, how about a reduction in caffeine and increased boost to your body’s natural PH Levels. No jitters or crashes, more clarity and more relaxed sleep at night. Other benefits are noticeable over time. Beverages flavors available this year; Mocha nutty, Banana, Coconut or simply have a smooth delicious cup of Noir (Black Coffee). If you prefer a cup of tea try our famous Reishi strawberry green. Products by Organo Gold from www.aroundtheworldcafe.myorganogold.com.

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Taste at Common Space

Offering Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free Desserts

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Taco salad
Nachos
Macaroni salad
Black bean brownies
Salsa and chips
Raw dessert made of cashews and coconut

All items are gluten free and vegan with the exception of a sour cream and cheese option for taco salad.

Olcott Library

 

 

 

  Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library Free magazines, audio cassettes, and video cassettes from the library
Plant Sales from plants growing in the library
Cards/Photographs taken on the grounds at Olcott

Used Book Sale in the library!

Learn about our Mending and Book Preservation Services
Visit the library's collection of Sacred books from worldwide traditions, its Archives, DVDs, CDs, and the online theosophical encyclopedia, Theosophy.wiki

 

 

Eckankar    

Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom

Spin the Spiritual Wisdom Wheel to gain insights to your questions. Listen to a CD of thousands singing HU, a transforming sound, and love song to God. Pick up free Spiritual Wisdom booklets on inner guidance, dreams, relationships, conquering fear, and much more. Find information on EKC Light and Sound Services, round table discussions, children's classes, and upcomng seminars. Enter a free book raffle to win a book by Harold Klemp.

Be Well     Karen M. Carlson, LMT
Therapeutic Relaxation Expert at Be Well And Renew

My table will be focused on my children's book "Grandma's Magic Pillows" and accompanying magic pillow.
I will also have some of my inspiration decks called "Blended To Inspire" - a 48 card deck inspired by the blending of our body, mind, and spirit.

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Jynx Schoaf

Handmade jewelry with antique and mystical styles
using semi-precious stones, artwork boxes with fairies designs.

 Julie Jancius      

Angel Messages, Energy Healing & Thought Repatterning
with Julie Jancius

Learn how to remove accumulated pain and stress from your body, and how to live from a high vibrational state of Joy, Peace and Bliss. Julie Jancius, certified Reiki and Chios Master Teacher, uses her spiritual gift of connecting with your Spiritual Team to help you heal yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. She uses a 4-step process including Angel Messages (talking with your Spiritual Team); teaching you to live from high vibrational energy; energy healing; and thought repatterning. These tools can transform your life, improve your relationships and lead to a NEW YOU inside and out. www.jancius.com

Pre-book your TheosoFest session with Julie at www.jancius.com or text 630.336.9515 to pre-book your session.

       
       
       
The Crystal Ranch    
Come out and see Reiki Master/Teacher Carol R for Reiki and an Oracle Card Reading! Be sure to pick up your new Reiki blessed handmade crystal jewelry made by Carol R Designs, too!
Can't wait to see you! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
CNM  

 

 


Michelle Ennsmann, DC, ND
Chiropractic and Naturopathic Physician

CNM Care focuses on empowering individuals by fostering knowledge, health and wellness through personalized holistic healthcare and massage. We will have information about our practice, specific services we offer and information on Naturopathic medicine in general. We will offer brief health consultations from our physician: Dr. Michelle Ennsmann, and chair massages for a nominal fee from our licensed Massage Therapist: Cassie. There will be a raffle for a free 1 hour massage (no need to be present to win).

Bemer     BEMER PHYSICAL VASCULAR THERAPY

BEMER (Bio-Electric-Magnetic-Energy-Regulator) is a medical device from Germany that JUMP STARTS the entire circulation system from the largest to the smallest vessels. The BEMER’s signal, which holds 5 International patents, activates better blood flow with a longer residual effect, which enhances cardiac function and the body’s ability to utilize nutrients, oxygen and proper waste removal. Better circulation enhances physical fitness, endurance, strength, energy, concentration, mental acuity and reduces stress. BEMER has a patented sleep program for sleep management and light therapy for skin issues, including anti aging.

PLEASE COME VISIT US at our BEMER TENT for a 15 MINUTE SESSION! SEE You at the FEST! DR. Sherry Bresnahan and Karen Healer

   
Ramila Khatau
REFLEXOLOGY AND ACUPRESSURE THERAPIST


Lodaat Aryuvedic Tools for sale and will offer Reflexology of feet , Aryuvedic Head /face massage.

Vegie Dye Block Print scarf and clothing all hand made items

Aryuvedic consultations for Doshas

 Bharatbhushan    

Healing Hands Now
Bharat Kalra

Chakra assessment and balancing through pyramid energy.

I am a licensed massage therapist offerong sessions which are a mix of hands on and energy work.

I teach Reiki all the way upto teacher level.

I teach meditation in one on one as well as group settings

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The Wellness Sanctuary Spiritual Teaching and Healing Center

We are committed to your total healing. Through Organic and Whole Food Plans, Essential Oils, Emotional Re-Patterning, Spiritual Teaching, Workshops and Chios Energy Healing we are the complete healing center. We specialize in Vibrational Medicine which is based upon modern scientific insights into the energetic
nature of the atoms and molecules making up our bodies, combined with ancient mystical observation of the body's unique life-energy systems that are critical but less well understood aspects of human functioning. Vibrational Medicine refers to an evolving viewpoint of health and illness that takes into account all the many forms and frequencies of vibrating energy that contribute to the
"multidimensional" human energy system.

www.wellnesssanctuary.net

   

The Gathering LIghthouse
Patty Glade

We will be offering Psychic Medium readings, Tarot Card readings, and we will have healing sessions Reiki and/or Healing touch (non physical).

www.thegatheringlighthouse.org

     
Sandra Rueve

Sandy Rueve, an alchemist of astrology and clay, helps her clients align with their life path, current intentions, and purpose with handmade, astrologically timed talismans in the form of bracelets, malas, and necklaces.

www.intentionbeads.com

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/intention_beads/

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/intentionbeads/

Shungite    

Vladimir Kazinets
House of Ayurveda

We offer large variety of Shungite goods for healing and protection, as well as Shungite stones for water purification. Shungite works on both physical and metaphysical levels. The study of the effect of Shungite on electromagnetic fields showed that it can be used as a protection against harmful EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) of cell phones, television sets, computers, and Earth geo-pathogenic zones. Shungite aids the body in its healing and helps to restore emotional balance. It is a great protector and a guardian, it purifies one’s body, aura, and personal space of any hazardous energies. Shungite is an excellent stone for magical and mystical work, it infuses aura with light, allowing only positive and beneficial energies to come through, and blocks negative energies of any origin, including negative energies of other people. Shungite sticker plate perfect protection against electro-magnetic radiation of cell phones, smartphones, ipods. Shungite water purification sets. Shungite is excellent sorbent, purifying water from many organic and inorganic compounds; it enriches water with fullerenes, powerful antioxidants, empowering it with its healing properties. One of the best ways to protect and heal yourself is to wear Shungite jewelries (bracelets, pendants, rings, necklaces). Shungite pyramid carries energy and gives strength. Shungite pyramid has the ability to heal and protects from harmful substance in the atmosphere. We also offer healing Pharaoh cylinders.

AGP    

 Linda Wagner

I am so excited to be a part of Theosofest again and share my pottery at this festival! I use a combination of lettering, laces, textiles, organics, stamps and found items to impress original designs into Earthenware clay. My pieces are organic in nature with many having metaphysical and theosophical designs, quotes and imagery. I generally work in slab, using an impression of some sort on almost every piece.

I have a variety of glazes, which are all food-safe, so my pieces are not only beautiful but functional. My work consists of artistic creations including: photo frames, platters, bowls, vases, wine carafes, dishes, mirrors, wall art, trivets and trays of every kind. I also have an incredible selection of hundreds of unique pendants including yoga, horoscope, spiritual and natural designs. . Though I love to re-create my favorites, no two pieces are ever the same.

I also carry a full line of custom items which can be personalized per your request.I impress names, dates, quotes, verses, basically anything my customers can think of. They can be ordered at my shows or online through my website, and shipped across the country. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, new babies, graduations, etc.; there are endless possibilities

 Philip Clark      
Philip Clark

I will be offering Numerology Sessions with additional information relating to Birth Angels derived also from the Birthdate and Birth Time.

www.nvo.com/medinumerics

"LET YOUR NUMBERS BE YOUR GUIDE"

www.chicagohealers.com/practitioners/philip~clark

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      Escentials Aroma
Sarah Ingram

Organic herbal products such as: bath teas, eye masks, salves, lavender bundles. 
Organic/wild-crafted ready made essential oil products: diffuser sprays, therapeutic roll-ons, diffuser jewelry.
Metaphysical items: Reiki charged and crystal infused aromatherapy roll-ons and sprays.

     

  "Through animal rescue, education and advocacy, Free from Harm seeks to transform society's attitudes about violence and oppression."

 

 

       All God's creatures are meant to live a healthy and well balanced life. A Naturally Balanced Dog incorporates a holistic view, with the belief that body, mind, and spirit, cannot be separated but are connected as one. When one of these becomes unbalanced it affects all three levels of health and wellness. A Naturally Balanced Dog's natural pet supply and natural pet foods helps to restore balance and unity of the whole dog.
 Whole Life Whole Yoga    

Whole Life Whole Yoga
Come shop for T-shirts and yoga related goods to support our mission! Whole Life Whole Yoga is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, yoga service organization. We provide yoga programs for people with special needs or disabilities. We accomplish this with the dedicated work of volunteers and with the generous donations and sponsorships. Our purpose is to make yoga accessible to those who greatly benefit from regular yoga practice, but who do not have easy access to traditional yoga classes. As Accessible Yoga Ambassadors, we strive to make yoga accessible and inclusive regardless of one's ability.

 

 North Coast Wellness     NorthCoast Wellness Center
is home of the floatation pod for sensory deprivation. Immerse yourself in a pool of 93 degree water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts. This creates an anti-gravity environment where your muscles and joints relax and decompress. A true float has no lights and no sound which allows our body and brain to slow down. Or you can pick a color of light to match your chakra while listening to relaxing music. We are also a corrective chiropractic office specializing in scoliosis, chronic headaches/migraines, low back pain, neck pain, recurrent ear infections, and sciatica. We will be offering complementary health assessments at TheosoFest.

 Share      Our booths will feature Share International and its aims and purposes. They are:
1. To inform the public at large about the Emergence of the World Teacher, Maitreya, and the Masters of Wisdom, whose role is to inspire and guide humanity into an era of sharing, justice and peace.
2. To disseminate information about both the achievements and shortcomings of our global society – politically, socially, economically, environmentally and spiritually – and to work cooperatively with the World Teacher and the Masters to manifest the principles of sharing and right human relations in order that all people may have the basic necessities of life.
3. To make more widely available to the public that great body of spiritually-based philosophy known as the Ageless Wisdom Teachings.
4. To encourage practical spirituality through study, meditation and world service. Share International promotes a particular meditation called Transmission Meditation, a group service activity in cooperation with the Masters of Wisdom, for the creation of a pool of higher energy for the benefit of humanity.
Share International makes this information available free to the public through their website www.share-international.org, via outreach and its fee-based Share International magazine.

Our booths are informational in nature, offering free literature on the Emergence and Transmission Meditation. Additionally one booth will feature articles, photos and quotes from past issues of Share International magazine.

 Third Eye logo     Charlotte Grant of Third Eye Consultant will be offering intuitive sessions, such as palmistry, tarot, crystal, aura and energy readings. She will also be providing mini life coaching sessions for those interested in trying out a coaching program. Charlotte is a master energy healer and provides reiki, chakra and aura healing at her office located in the Chicago South Suburbs. She has over 25 years of experience and has helped many clients world-wide discover their true path to peace, balance and harmony with her spiritual guidance and insights.

Mrs. Grant is also a twin flame expert and specializes in twin flame healing and discovery. She will also be offering special readings regarding twin flame connections, reunions and how to release any blockages that may be preventing you from finding your true twin flame.

Drop by and make sure to check out her booth for special products such as candles, crystals, incense and more!

Please Call or Visit Charlotte Grant's Website for More Information!

Phone: 708-540-3393

Website: www.ThirdEyeConsultant.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/ThirdEyeConsultant

 VIRIDE     Vride Wellness Spa

Viride is a wellness spa located in Carol Stream, that is committed to providing you with unmatched attention to achieve your health & wellness goals. Our highly trained staff provides exceptional massage, alternative therapies, nutritional coaching & skincare.
We will be offering demonstrations of Ashiatsu massage at our booth. You've never had a massage like this! The deepest massage available. Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique that uses the feet rather than the hands to manipulate soft tissue. “Ashi” means foot and “atsu” means pressure. Our exclusive Aromatherapy jewelry line will be will be available for purchase. These Stainless steel pendant necklaces, car diffusers, & bracelets allow you to wear & have your essentials oils wherever you go. We will also have Aura Cacia essential oils available for purchase. Aura Cacia purchases benefit struggling families &communities around the world as they are a Co-op company not a multi level marketing business.
Viride wellness spa is owned and operated by Von Dirr LCMT who has been a practicing massage therapist in the industry for over 7 years.
Make a lasting commitment, invest in your health & discover total body wellness

Website: http://viridemassage.com

 Maher Baba     Avatar Meher Baba Center of Chicago (AMBCC)

A place of gathering in devotion to share Meher Baba's Universal Message of Love & Truth.

A spiritual home for our time.
4415 W, Harrison St., Suite 307
Hillside, IL 60162

Contact: Fereshteh Azad (630) 207-9461 or Jim Knutson (630) 272-0097
Books, Pamphlets, Photos, CDs, and DVDs by and about Meher Baba & His Followers.

Henna Painting, Some handmade craft items.
http://www.ambcc.net/

 
 John Gruba    

John J. Gruba – Intuitive Therapist

A dedicated professional, John J. Gruba is a self-employed certified Holistic Health Practitioner, who is deeply committed to sharing his passion for health and well-being with others. He has over 12 years of experience as a healer with a special focus on Aura/Chakra Analysis, Reiki, Past Lives and the Akashic Records. With his intuitive and supportive approach, John believes in treating the body as a whole, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, not only in treating symptoms but working with his clients to determine the cause and how to resolve them. He has helped many people reach a heightened state of relaxation, as well as rejuvenate and stimulate their energy levels.

7 Page Report and Personal Interpretation
$35.00/15 Minute Session
www.revjgruba.webs.com

 

 Amy_Jamilah_Art    

 

Amy & Jamilah Hassan's Art creations will be selling unique and one of a kind, mandala inspired hand painted and also pyrography engraved earrings, pendants, and bracelets. We will also have hand painted small tables and stools;painted and pyrograpy engrave tissue boutique boxes; cups, and plaques. This year we will be adding decorated t-shirts, caps, canvas bags and mugs.

amyjamilahhassanartcreations.com/

 

 

 Summit Lighthouse     Summit Lighthouse

The Summit Lighthouse®, a non-profit organization, is the official source for Teachings of the Ascended Masters from Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet and their students. We are dedicated to making these teachings available to all those looking for answers to life’s difficult questions. The Summit Lighthouse offers workshops, seminars, conferences, online courses, book study groups and events at local teaching centers, as well as opportunities to share with like-minded friends at various levels of affiliation. Books, CDs and Dvds will be available at our booth.

 Light Heart Center     Qigong Healing Meditation
with Renee' Somer Ryan

The Qigong Healing Meditation is used at the Baoding Qigong Research Hospital in China. Renee learned it from Master Wang Jue Ming who was imprisoned for 17 years during the Cultural Revolution for being a Qigong Healer.
This meditation was mandatory for the patients at the hospital. Many patients were paralyzed due to stroke or injury, or diagnosed with various types of cancer. This meditation can be done laying down, seated or standing. For this presentation you will learn to do it sitting in the chairs provided. Handouts will be provided and a Q&A will follow the meditation. Renee teaches Tai Ji & Qigong Wednesdays 11:45am-1:00pm at the Theosophical Society and has a healing practice at the Lightheart Center in Winfield, IL.

 Conscious Community  

 

 

Conscious Community

At ConsciousCommunityMagazine.com we believe that within us all is light, call it God/Goddess, call it Spirit, call it the force that animates life. Our purpose here is to recognize and grow our awareness of that light in ourselves and see it in all other beings. To grow our light increases the light throughout creation. To go out into the world, sharing our light is to be a Lightworker. This site has been developed to bring Lightworkers together; to show ourselves and others the huge community that we are, to help and teach each other, and together to continue to be a force for good in our immediate world and the greater world around us.

 Karli Brown    

Karli Brown, Artist

Karli explores the Awakening Woman through painting and mixed media. Karli starts by going inward, in a manner similar to going on a Vision Quest, to discover an aspect of Self that needs healing, using inquiry and art to move how the story lives in her. "There is an unparalleled joy in tapping into our creativity," Karli says. "That joy is deepened by using our creativity to explore the stories from our past that no longer serve us, bringing them forward, acknowledging them, and then changing them, creating a new story, one of healing and growth." Art transforms. Sometimes the transformation is immediate, but often it is a slow uncovering, a process of bringing back into our consciousness what we don't know, for either integration of what serves us, or the release of what holds us back. Painting is ultimately, Karli says, her ongoing walk with the Divine.

 

 Olympia Chiropractic     Tushar Rawalji

Are you looking for a Chiropractor or physical therapist? You have come to the right place! At Olympia Chiropractic & Physical Therapy our mission is to help every patient achieve a high level of health and function. Our team of Chiropractors, Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, and Athletic Trainers strive to help each individual accomplish their health and fitness goals.

We achieve the highest results by combining the use of both chiropractic and physical therapy techniques. Chiropractic addresses the structural issues and protects nerve pathways. Physical therapy improves the stability and strengthens joint and muscles to achieve greater function.


 Namaste

    Namaste Salon:

To create positive, daymaking experiences that make a difference in the lives of our guests, co-workers, community, and the people of the world.

We believe in these guiding principles: Lifelong learning, The power of touch, Love, Protecting the environment, Real beauty from within, Creativity, and. Having a passion for our work. In our participation at Theosofest we will be educating about the Aveda products we sell, which are not just good for you but also the environment. We will be doing complimentary hair braiding and telling people about the services we offer. There will be samples if our products as well, so please come learn about us!

 Creating One Heart     Patrick Feeney
Creating One Heart Ministries

Readings and Reiki - 10 minutes $25

Tina Marie - Psychic/Tarot Readings

Rev. Patrick - Reiki Healings

Colleen - Handcrafted wire-wrapped jewelry by Colleen

Dauna Needom    

Dauna Needom
Dauna is a New Orleans native who has lived in numerous cities around the US before making the NW Burbs of Chicago my home. She's a professional Tarot and Oracle Reader as well as an Medium and Empath. She knew she was 'special' around the age of seven. As she grew older, she went with her mother to have her Tarot Cards read and became fascinated with the cards and all the other things the stores had to offer. However, she was barred from working with any Divination tools until she was older even though she had prophetic Dreams and was sensitive. She had her first reading at the age of Nineteen and started reading Tarot shortly after.

I will be offering Mini Story Tarot readings as well as Life Path Oracle Readings. Kitty Mystic Emporium will be offering Feng shui balls, Jewelry, wax melts, Tarot Bags, Tarot Decks, Metaphysical Books, and Room Sprays.

Website: ReadingsbyDauna.com

     

Fox Valley Yoga Teacher Training with Karen Weber-Manz ERYT-500, LMT
Offers 200 and 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Programs. These trainings help you grow into a Yoga Teacher that is able to lead a group or an individual seeker on the Yogic path from a place of a well-rounded knowledge of Yoga fundamentals, daily Yoga living and inner wisdom to become one who can skillfully address and assist the individuality and uniqueness of each student. All trainings are held in an intimate group setting where you are exposed to the transformational aspects of the practice while developing a deeper connection and understanding of your highest potential and a realization of your authentic Self.

www.foxvalleyyogateachertraining.com
www.muktibhukti.com
www.garajmahalstudios.com
www.bluelotuskirtan.com
847-217-2166

 Nine_point_star      Bahá’ís of DuPage
“The Bahá’í Faith is the newest of the world’s Faith traditions. Bahá’ís believe in the Oneness of God, the unity of all religions, and the oneness of all mankind. Bahá’ís also believe in eliminating prejudice, gender equality, service, and universal education.”

 Lisa Matras     Yoga inspired by lisa.
Lisa Matras

Handmade jewelry made with natural, semi-precious stones, and copper. Wrap bracelets, rings, and earrings, made with love and intention.

 

 holistic     Holistic Happenings Healing Center
is a tranquil, sacred space nestled in the south suburb of Tinley Park. With several natural and energetic modalities to choose from, this is a place where one can go to learn, relax, and assist oneself in the healing of mind, body, emotion and spirit. What makes us unique is our commitment to our own self-healing as well as the facilitation of the health and well-being of others. We believe dedication to learning, restoration of health, the empowerment of others, and mindfulness of the earth and all of its inhabitants are at the heart of our mission.

We offer classes, personal sessions, social gatherings, and carry a wide variety of books, crystals, and anything else that may assist you on your healing journey. Jeremy an Intuitive Spiritual Artist that works at Holistic Happenings will be available to offer Aura Drawings. An Aura Drawing consists of Jeremy channeling the energy of your Auric Field into a drawing. The image is then interpreted by Jeremy to help you connect and understand it even deeper. This session may help one to see what areas of their energy may need more work, and to confirm areas that look very positive. Guides, Spirits, Past lives, Symbols and more may appear in the art and bring a deeper meaning to the image and one's connection to their energy field. These help to bring a visual component to a usually invisible energy, it helps the naked eye see what surrounds us.

 TagLine     True Frequency Products
at the New Cutting Edge Technology that is taking the world by storm with the all natural pain relief and improves your balance and good health. This is NOT Copper or NO Magnet. It is all natural grounding/frequency that is the same frequency of the Earth.
Stop by the booth and Do The Demo test your balance for free, by holding this product it will improve your balance. Health Bracelets and Rings.
http://frequencyrus.com


PreLoved     Preloved Goddess Jewelry 
Some things old, some things new.
Some things in-between.
Lots of bling for everyone.
Fair prices – Come check us out

files/lindavince.jpg     Psychic and Tarot Readings

Professional Readers with over 40 years experience

• Vincent Pitisci – Psychic Tarot Advisor, Author, Lecturer, Mentor

• Lynda Spino – Quest Bookstore in house intuitive advisor, healer

 

       
     

Kelli Naughton
I am selling 100% Natural bath, body and apothecary items. There will be herbal bath fizzies, foot soaks, beard oils, bug spray, bathroom sprays, lip balms and homemade sun infused essential oils. My shop is wiccan based but carry products for everyone.

 

 

    JOHREI
is a Japanese word which means to purify the spirit (JOH = purify and REI = spirit). Over 2 million people across the world of various cultural and religious backgrounds practice Johrei.
PURPOSE OF JOHREI To eliminate the spiritual karma that exist on the spiritual body of each person. As the spiritual negative karma is removed, spiritual health will be improved,

 Sukyo Mahikari      
Sukyo Mahikari
is a non-profit, world-wide, million-member organization with centers in major cities in the US and around the world. It combines the experience of radiating Light energy with practicing universal principles to influence one’s life in a positive way.

What really makes this practice unique is that we offer the Light! The Light is a positive spiritual energy transmitted from the palm of the hand to the receiver.

      Sprayroma Therapy (formerly, The Healing Hands)
offers Healing Reiki, Aura Cleansings, Egyptian Cartouche Card Readings and specializes in Reiki-charged 100% pure handmade essential oil healing salves, sprays, and more!

     

Mystic Moonlite Journey
offers Goddess Reiki and specializes in curating all natural, intention-based soy candles, herbal sachets, spiritual artwork and tools. Featured products include: Protection Candles and Wax Melts, Magical Herbal Sachets and more!

 

 

 

     

Angelic Alchemy Shoppe
offers Angel Card Readings, Angel Therapy, Usui Reiki and specializes in creating soy candles supercharged with Angelic Intention, Reiki Energy and Crystal Power.

 

 Patty Horton    

Patty Horton Patty
is Medium, Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master and author of Unconditional Love. She draws from the Divine a healing vibration and is able to See, Hear and Feel Spirit as she connects with your Spirit Guides, Teachers and crossed over Loved One’s and shares with you their messages. Patty has also been gifted with the ability to see past lifetimes as well and she will describe those experiences to you during your session if they are shown during your time together.








 Emblema Colour.    
The Academy of European Arts and Culture

is a a conscious school with the aim to awaken and cultivate the highest part of us, the soul, as we refine ourselves intellectually, emotionally and physically. We study the philosophical and esoteric traditions of Western and Eastern cultures, brought into modern focus.
      Young Living Essental Oils
As the World Leader in Essential Oils®, we are proud to offer dozens of high-quality essential oil products that can easily fit into a purse, backpack, or pocket and head out the door with you. Created with diligent care through our proprietary Seed to Seal® process, these superior solutions can power your passions.
We offer a wide variety of toxin free products ranging from essential oils to skin care to supplements to makeup and a line devoted just to infants and children, and another line of products formulated for use on your beloved pets.

      John Irvine
John Irvine or "O'Skabewis" meaning "helper walking," assists individuals worldwide with his amazing ability to remotely (and in-person) offer services of banishing dark entities from homes, chakra clearing/realignment, spiritual cleansing of people and objects back to their original state, clearing energetic emotional and physical trauma and deep intuitive readings. John is an active member in the Midewin Native American Lodge and stands in the western doorway during initiation ceremonies so spirits (sometimes demonic), ancestors do not enter the Lodge. John provides services to people residing anywhere in the world and is quickly gaining traction for his powerful abilities.

     

Paul Hannah
Hannah's Inner Awakening and Radiant Health
Paul will offer at his booth:
Book: Qigong Awakens - Always Living in Vibrant Health
Alkaline water, DVD Qigong,
Energetic Health Readings
Spiritual Qigong Healings

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Experience Heartfulness
Learn to Meditate with the help of yogic transmission. Experience the beauty of the heart.

 

     

Flowering Heart Center
We will be offering a Golden Orb Meditation, Deeksha (Oneness Blessings), Jewelry, meditations, clothing

 

 

      The Theosophical Order of Service
magazines For the Love of Life, brochures,
booklets "Helping the Dying" by Nelda Sameral,
and "Are Animals our Neighbors?" by Gracia Fay Ellwood,
informational material.

      Positively You with MK

Are your cells healthy?

Come and learn how nutritional supplements support two areas of the body. One area is the endocannabinoid system and how it is supported by hemp oil. As the CB1 and CB2 receptors receive such nutrition, communication with the other systems of the body promotes homeostasis. Hemp oil has been found to naturally have the correct Omega 3:6 ratio, thus making it an ideal supplement for the consumption of these natural fatty acids.

The second area is that of cell-death and how providing the appropriate nutritional supplements support the body’s natural process of apoptosis. Years of research into the cell-death and renewal process, led to the development of Aroga Pathways formulas, which support apoptosis through natural plant-based compounds missing from the modern diet.

      John of God Crystal Light Bed therapy
is a device that uses alternating, color-lighted, pure quartz crystals directed at your seven Chakras (energy centers). As you lay face up with your eyes closed listening to soft, soothing music, the crystals are working to balance and align your Chakras while the Casa beings of light, who incorporate through John of God at the Casa de Dom Inacio in Abadiania, Brazil, work very deeply on you spiritually and emotionally. When the Chakras are balanced and aligned, spiritual, emotional and physical healing occurs. If you are feeling a little off, have an illness, emotional turmoil or are searching for spiritual wellness, why not consider a session on a John of God Crystal Light Bed.

John of God Crystal Bed session - 15 mins - $30

      Four Winds Waldorf School
Waldorf education is a holistic teaching method that doesn’t just rely on intellect but rather engages a child’s entire being for learning. Every subject is taught through art, music, movement, and story, allowing students with a variety of learning styles to thrive and achieve deeper comprehension. The playing field is leveled so children don’t just learn through textbooks and lectures. On any given day you may find a class painting, hiking, or singing while learning.

      Jeremy Wagner

Spiritual healings, spritiual readings, emotional healing

     

Stephanie Flores
What Blue Crystal Waterfall Healing offers is quality Usui Reiki, Crystal reiki and amega wanding mini sessions.
All 3 can be used together for your enjoyment and healing. I also can do reiki on animals/pets. 
What is reiki? It is a Japanese relaxation technique that helps promote deep healing on all levels spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical levels.
Crystal Reiki is using crystals and stones along with reiki. 
Amega wand is a wand that is zero point energy. That energy helps the cells in our body to go back to neutral. 
There is no pain or sickness or dis-ease when you are at neutral. 

Prices will be listed at my booth. So come stop on by to experience any one of these or all three. 
What Blue Crystal Waterfall Healing offers is quality Usui Reiki, Crystal reiki and amega wanding mini sessions.

All 3 can be used together for your enjoyment and healing. I also can do reiki on animals/pets.
What is reiki? It is a Japanese relaxation technique that helps promote deep healing on all levels spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical levels.

     

Naturally by Darla
Naturally by Darla will be reading toes and offering their line of all natural personal care products.
We use only the highest quality ingredients in our products. We never add synthetic fragrances or dyes.
We formulate and make all of our products with integrity and Love.
Stop by our booth for a mini toes reading. Toes reveal how you cope with feelings, as well as your thoughts.
Find out what blockages may be keeping you from living a happier healthier life.
You will be amazed at what your toes have been trying to tell you!

 

      Love of Learning LLC

Children's books by Scholastic
Original Alphabet Chart with Illustrated Keywords
Original 8-poster set to introduce the elements of reading from rhyming to decoding,--- comprehensive set. DVD to demonstrate charts.Hands-on materials to teach reading through phonics- systematically from words with short vowels, blends, long vowels, diphthongs - to words with exceptions to the rules. Card materials to dramatize selected stories Sign up for tutoring or arrange for a workshop at your school or community.

      John Robertson
Seven Stars Martial Arts

Seven Stars is a leading provider of T'ai Chi, Qigong, Oriental Wisdom and Metaphysics classes in Dupage county and beyond. We teach at park districts including Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Lombard, Roselle, Villa Park, Warrenville and Wood Dale. We also teach at a number of holistic centers and independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities throughout the area, bringing health and wellbeing to many of the counties residents. Many of our classes are accessible to participants of all abilities.

TheosoFEST is a great opportunity to meet our instructors and learn more about the classes and programs we offer. We will also have finger labyrinths, Chinese health balls, acupressure rings, massage tools and much more available for sale. At this year's TheosoFEST we will be presenting programs on the new T'ai Chi class we will be teaching at The Theosophical Society in the fall.

Visit our website at www.7StarsMA.com, or contact us at John@7StarsMA.com for more information.

He who breathes most air lives most life.
I will not be offering any services at the event!

     

Busra Ovali
Handmade and authentic silver jewelry (necklace, bracelet, ring, earring) from Turkey.Handmade woman bags, table cover, kitchen apron and kids bathrobe with embroidery. Twisted balloon for kids

Henna tattoo. Marbling art (Ebru art)

      Benji Miller and Romina Paiva
Romina traveled throughout South and Central America, learning the arts of handmade macrame and filigree jewelry. She works out of her home studio and presents her works at varied Chicagoland markets, fairs, and festivals. Romina is thrilled to meet new people and remarkably grateful to share her passion with all those who appreciate the energy and the artistry that goes into crafting artisanal jewelry.

    Rebecca Rockwood
Spiritual people come to me when they feel disconnected from Spirit and they don't know where else to go. They swing between spiritual depression and anxiety and feel overwhelmed by energy and don't know what to do. Some have unique energetic experiences and don't understand why. Most have found themselves socially alone, feel stuck and like they're "running out of time."

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey--even if you're just starting out (feeling a pull toward finding more depth and meaning in your life, but aren't sure what or why)... Even if you feel like you've been running a marathon in life and still somehow going nowhere...I'd love the opportunity to help get you to where you want to go. I may not have all the answers, but Spirit does, and between the three of us that's where the magic happens!

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Glen Ellyn Body & Brain Yoga TaiChi
30 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn IL 60137
(630) 858-2190
www.bodynbrain.com/glenellyn

 

 

 

    Veronica Montinola

I will be selling specially designed water vessels: glass carafes, bottles, glasses, straws, porcelain cups and bowls from a company called Golden Ration Products. 

"Golden Ratio Products are unique masterpieces of form and harmony.
The glassware and porcelain tableware, all designed using the Golden Ratio design principle, are like musical compositions in solid form. Their subtle waves of form complement each other, as in a symphony or sonata"

- It is "green": All materials are natural: glass, cork and rubber, porcelain. Mostly handmade and renewable.
- It is eco friendly: Save the environment by reusing best quality materials.

    Jayne Diller
As a Spiritual Consultant/Psychic/Medium I'm called by God to help you discovery the meaning and purpose behind your spiritual growth process through the art of my in-born natural gift of Divine insight. Together, we will unfold the information God wants you to be familiar with through the Angels He sends us.

 If you want to schedule a reading in advance please call me at (815) 790-2337

 

 

 

 

 

 

      John Irvine or "O'Skabewis"
meaning "helper walking," assists individuals worldwide with his amazing ability to remotely (and in-person) offer services of banishing dark entities from homes, chakra clearing/realignment, spiritual cleansing of people and objects back to their original state, clearing energetic emotional and physical trauma and deep intuitive readings. John is an active member in the Midewin Native American Lodge and stands in the western doorway during initiation ceremonies so spirits (sometimes demonic), ancestors do not enter the Lodge. John provides services to people residing anywhere in the world and is quickly gaining traction for his powerful abilities.

      Kelli Naughton
I am selling 100% Natural bath, body and apothecary items. There will be herbal bath fizzies, foot soaks, beard oils, bug spray, bathroom sprays, lip balms and homemade sun infused essential oils. My shop is wiccan based but carry products for everyone.

      True Frequency Products
at the New Cutting Edge Technology that is taking the world by storm with the all natural pain relief and improves your balance and good health. This is NOT Copper or NO Magnet. It is all natural grounding/frequency that is the same frequency of the Earth.
Stop by the booth and Do The Demo test your balance for free, by holding this product it will improve your balance. Health Bracelets and Rings
http://frequencyrus.com

    Holistic Family Doulas
is a local business based in the Western suburbs that supports families during conception, pregnancy and through the postpartum period. Partners Cote and Lara bring unique offerings that address the mind, body, and spirit during pregnancy and beyond. At our booth we have hand-made organic products, herbal healing blends, special tools used in during pregnancy and labor and will be offering Reiki sessions.

We look forward to meeting folks and discussing our one of a kind support system packages that include: labor support, childbirth education,Reiki, ceremonies, belly binding, breastfeeding guidance, postpartum healing support, and more. Enter to win a raffle for a basket of homemade products.

www.holisticfamilydoulas.com

     

Hope Chests

  • Exotic Woods
  • Douglas Fir
  • Cedar (lid)
  • Walnut (handles

Approximately: 15" deep, 22" long, 14"wide

 

      Lobsang Palden
Lama's mission is to help others with loving kindness and compassion, through the traditional practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Yantra Yoga, and Tibetan Energy Healing.

In TheosoFest Lama would offer:

Lama Lobsang Palden Rinpoche, a tulku, Ngakpa lama, and master healer, will offer Vajrayogini purification blessings. These short healing blessings enlist the power of the very important Buddhist dakini, Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini promotes a clearing of negative obstacles. Thus these blessings invite a pathway to purify and transform difficult emotions into virtues.

 

 

 

 

 Sandy Passmore    

 AKASHIC RECORDS
CERTIFIED AKASHIC RECORDS CONSULTANT & INTUITIVE
Connecting with your OWN Akashic Records and Life Energy guarantees clarity, assurance & practical outcomes. In everyday living, why ask questions, BECAUSE the ANSWER is available to assist you in moving with your flow of life, the one filled with ease and joy. Suffering is NOT from Source.
Life is self-directing and self-correcting and you can’t get it wrong!
Life by design depends on you actively involved in your life, seeking your truth.
Private Consultations
Life by Design, Business on Purpose
Sandy Passmore, 630-728-0126

 

 

     


Panno, Mike
“Infinite Warrior produces yoga influenced healing stone jewelry in the US with the finest naturally occurring semi-precious mineral stones.”
 ISKCON    

 

ISKCON Naperville
is rooted in a Vedic culture that has been carefully preserved through a disciplic succession of over 5000 years. The “Hare Krishna” movement, as it is popularly known, is a non-secular, monotheistic, God-conscious culture that is serving the populace globally with the sole purpose of enhancing one’s spiritual well-being. "

 

 

 On_the_Wall_Artistry      On the Wall Artistry
Aldo, Karolyn and Cosima capture the essence of their subject and express the emotions along with the more subtle energies of our humanity into their artworks. Their passion for life and their art media shows in the love and care they take in birthing each and every piece. Aldo and Karolyn through photography and Cosima through painting.

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Neelam Yoga Outlet

My store is a Yoga related merchandise from India aimed for both men and women. No middlemen so lot of savings. Coming directly to you from the origin of Yoga ( India ). Gifts for all occasions and for your love ones. I will be selling T-shirts , stoles, decoration home stuff, rings, pendant, necklaces and other miscellaneous products.
I will be doing HENNA TATTOOS TOO.
Also will be yoga demo and breathing technique.
Payment -cash only

 

 

 

 

khjuwele    

khjuwele
Kristen Hallberg
Handcrafted jewelry using gemstones and antique beads gathered from travels around the globe. My designs are original and unique. They are modern, while giving a reverent nod to ancient styles of jewelry. I carefully craft my pieces using solid metals such as brass and sterling silver.

 

 

 

    Prairie School of DuPage
Stop by the Prairie School of DuPage booth to make a fun craft and learn more about our nature-based preschool and elementary in Wheaton, IL.
   
The Theosophical Society
Information about The Theosophical Society,
brochures, classes, special events, programs.
   
School of Metaphysics
Books, brochures, information on the School,
free dream interpretations

     

:Digby Bertram, Avalon Trading
crystals, jewelry, sage, palo santo, handmade stained glass,
John of God blessed items, sacred geometry items.

     


Rakhi​ ​Mistry​

​is​ ​a​ ​Wellness​ ​Director​ ​for​ ​Doterra​ ​and​ ​holds​ ​a​ ​Bachelor’s​ ​Degree​ ​in​ ​Special Education,​ ​Master's​ ​Degree​ ​in​ ​Educational​ ​Administration,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a,​ ​Certified​ ​Children’s Speciality​ ​Yoga​ ​Instructor.



      KarmaCords® - Jewelry to Inspire . . .

We design and make durable, meaningful and unique necklaces and bracelets for men and women to remind them to live with peace, love themselves unconditionally, be balanced and grounded, feel unity with all, and break through internal limitations. Our aromatherapy necklaces and other necklaces feature inspirational as well as spiritual symbols. The bracelets are handmade from many types of gemstones and inspirational metal beads with powerful messages.

Please visit us at karmacords.com, Facebook.com/karmacords, and Instagram.com/karmacords

 

     


Christine Pateros
Christina returns to Theosofest this year from her home in Boulder, Colorado. Through Art and Shamanism, Christina is fully involved in the day's festivities.
Christina offers this year at Theosofest Shamanic Cleansing and Blessings as passed to her by her teachers from many cultures including native South and North American elders. Sign up early and choose your blessings at her Booth to receive this deeply transfigurational energy! Choose the Blessing you would like to welcome more into your life. Choose Health, Abundance, Divine Grace, Relationships, Protection, Creativity or whatever calls to You. $30

Also offering Powerful Original Visionary Art by Christina available for purchase as well as commissions received with short interview. Own a divine piece that provides lasting beauty and transfigurative energies. Fresh from working directly with Alex Grey, this Art part is sure to be an infusion in itself!
AND...IF Peru is calling or Machu Picchu or working with a high mountain shaman from the Andes on your bucket list? Come find out all the info on this magical destination and journey lead by Christina and guided with ceremonies by an indigenous shaman.



       Colleen Koziara
I specialize in original paintings and drawings of a metaphysical, spiritual and visionary nature. My images portray the spirit and humanity of nature and thereby the nature of humanity and spirit, that moment where the infinite and the finite merge and it is possible to see the magic once again in all things. I will also be selling inexpensive sample paintings from my work leading painting classes with seniors and copies of my senior health workbook - Taking Flight! A Whole Life Wellness Handbook. Finally, I will be offering facepainting for the duration of the event.

       

Blue Lotus Temple and Meditation Center

 

 

 

    River's Edge Crystals
is no ordinary Crystal Shop! It is home to many of your Metaphysical needs. We specialize in unique and authentic crystals for you to bring home, wear and share. We also have plenty of jewelry to choose from and smudging tools.

Services we offer in addition to that are: Readings(Psychic, Tarot, Intuitive, Medium, Akashic Records), Life Coaching, Reiki Energy Healing and Reiki Certification through the International Center for Reiki Training, Crystal Surgery, 5th Dimensional Healing through a Crystal Light Grid, Chakra Light Therapy, Meditation in our Crystal Healing Room, House/Energy Clearing, Classes and Events offered every month.
We invite you to come experience clearing the negativity and blocks out of your energetic field in our Crystal filled Copper Pyramid.

If you can't make it to the Theosofest, please visit our website or Facebook page.

www.riversedgecrystals.com

FB: www.facebook.com/riversedg

       Light Heart Center
0 S. 165 Church St.
Winfield IL 60190
Phone 630-260-1084
www.TheLightHeartCenter.org

Established in 1987
by Ryan Elliott & Renee Ryan

Dedicated to
your well being . . .

     
Abhyaasa Yoga
 AbhyaasaYoga.com.
124 S. Webster St., suite 201
Naperville, IL 60540
       Emma J Design 
Tired of off the rack clothing, where everything looks the same. Then Emma J Design garments are worth checking out with a unique design. Primarily Infant clothing found in newborn to 24 month. Hand painted or hand dyed to create unique designs. Everything from dresses, unisex pants, skirts.

      Maestro Matthew Morningstar
left a thriving Professional Psychology Practice in Australia to follow his Spiritual Dreams across the world. He has visited sacred sites in many lands, walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and received rites of initiation from recognized Masters of different traditions. He has been called to the Peruvian Amazon many times where Shipibo Maestros, who are doctors in their community acknowledge his healing gifts. These Amazon Shamans have called him “Maestro Internationale” (International Master) and acknowledge "The Medicine" (Spirit of the Sacred Plant Ayahuasca) in him. Matthew and his wife Wendy operate a boutique travel business they call "Shamans Road Adventures". If you can dream it, they can likely help you to walk your dream. They can guide you on many different adventures including pilgrimage, a multi-day kayaking expedition in the Greek Isles, hiking to Machu Picchu, seeking out the wee folk amongst sacred sites in Ireland, or a Shamanic Adventure in the Amazon. Matthew seeks ways in which to share the many Spiritual Blessings he has received. At this event he offers you healing with Amazon Shamanic Songs called “Icaros”, Intuitive readings and Spiritual Guidance. Questions are welcomed!

    Sonhado
Lavender Flax Eye Pillow

Lavender flax eye pillows luxuriously relieve stress. The gentle weight of the flax seeds provides soothing acupressure. Lavender lifts the spirit as it calms. Eye pillows help lull you into restorative sleep and also provide relief from headaches, including migraines. The pillows can be heated or chilled. Yoga practitioners use them in Savasana – the most relaxing of all poses.

    Todar Chakarov

Visit and shop at the "Creation in Love" booth at TheosoFest 2017. Our offerings: ~ Sacred Jewelry - one of a kind, handmade crystal jewelry, infused with love and reiki:

gemstone knotted mala beads, wire wrapped pendants, boho necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more...

~ Clothing and Accessories - yoga/festival/boutique style - big sale at the fest!

Looking forward to meeting you...

Many blessings!

Ganapati Sarasvati & ArtTeo

www.facebook.com/CreationInLove

      Terriann Jones: Aura Energy Healer
I am an Intuitive Aura & Energy Consultant. I tune into the Auric Field around & about the body to assess energetic blockages & imbalances within your energy field. After connecting to Divine Intelligence for wisdom, guidance & direction, I take the steps shown to me & make energetic adjustments that will bring about an optimized energetic flow of healing throughout the body. This often brings transformational shifts in vibration & consciousness as well as spontaneous Healing. I am involved in many different projects, keeping my gifts and abilities active, provide private consultations & healings, take appointments for remote sessions, and conduct informational workshops for self development & energetic boundary protection.

Contact Information

TerriAnn 847-980-4059
Office Plaza
125 S Wilke Rd, Suite 200-G
Arlington Heights, IL
Email address: Intuitiveterri@outlook.com

 

      Harriet Wojt: Spirit Guided Channeler
Harriet Wojt is a Channeler who connects with the universe to receive information that applies specifically for you. She is a trance medium, healer, and spiritual advisor who has given readings, healings, and counseling for many years. Each person receives messages that they need for their higher good from their loved ones, masters, guides, and angels. She is continually pursuing courses in spirituality and ministry to further her development. She is with a small Spiritual Center called TIPS which stands for The International Peacehood Society in Chicago. She facilitates emergence, mediumship & meditation, and healing sessions.

   

Marian Kraus Photography

www.mariankrausphotography.com

 

   

Barry HelmNationally
known Healer Barry Helm travels throughout the country assisting individuals and groups in their transformational process. For more information visit www.barryhelm.com or email hbhelm3@yahoo.com or call 513-289-3930.

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Into the Light Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine 

I will be selling one of a kind Artistic, gemstone jewelry that I created for energetic protection, Beauty, and empowerment, created with semi-precious stones.

I am an Artist, Astrologer and a Licensed Acupuncturist, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to study and train with  John Barnes, specializing in Myofascial Release and Cranial Sacral Therapy.    I will be offering mini sessions with  Acu-Vibrational Therapy  and Tuning Fork Chakra Alignments.
I will be balancing the energetics of the  body-mind and spirit, combining eclectic modalities in facilitating multidimensional healing experiences.

Lauren Pitasch MSOM LA.c
847-902-6552
Arlington Heights, Il
www.intothelightacupuncture.com

 

 



       Experience Heartfulness
Learn to Meditate with the help of yogic transmission. Experience the beauty of the heart. Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable us to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.

    Sharyl Noday

Angels, Higher Self, Inner Child Self, Spirit Guides, Spirit Teachers, Soul Self are all part of our journey here on planet Earth. These Beings share themselves , expose themselves to us in a myriad of loving ways. Have you ever wondered what these Beings may look like and the healing messages they have for you? In your personal session I connect to you and Spirit, creating a intuitive work of art that is uniquely yours. I believe that when we open our hearts to Spirit we can connect to more divine experiences than we have ever known.

The drawing serves as a portal, each and every time you view the art you will gain new insights diving you deeper into your own personal power. This can especially be achieved by meditating on the drawing. I would love to share this with you! This can be done by either visiting me at an upcoming expo or email me info@sharylnoday.com for a appointment.

 

   

Divine Creations
Our products are vibrant, colorful clothing to adorn your Inner Goddess.

 

 

 

   

Natural Refinery
We make all our products from plants we grow. Chemical free. We have a local beehiver for our beeswax, and sheep at the Lamb of God farm, in Big Rock, IL where we get our sheep's wool for our dryer balls, loofahs, and other felted items. Our products feed, and nourish the whole you.

naturalrefinery.com

 

     

 

Humanitarian Service Project
information and brochures

 If you are interested in participating as a vendor please contact Diana Cabigting at  theosofest@theosophical.org.

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Meditation 

 

11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Quieting-the-Mind Meditation

Quieting-the-Mind is a simplified mantra meditation, stripped of all ritual and ceremony. This technique reduces daily stress, and, when practiced consistently over time, can transform you into a more effective person in both your personal and business relationships.

Theodore M. Utchen is an attorney and has been a resident of Wheaton since 1963. He became a member of the Theosophical Society in 2000. Ted has taught his ritual-free system of mantra meditation for many years.

12:00 p.m  Meditation Room

The Qigong Healing Meditation

Renee RyanThe Qigong Healing Meditation is used at the Baoding Qigong Research Hospital in China, where it was mandatory for the patients at the hospital - many who were paralyzed due to stroke or injury, or diagnosed with various types of cancer. Renee Ryan learned it from Master Wang Jue Ming, who was imprisoned for 17 years during the Cultural Revolution for being a qigong healer. This meditation can be done lying down, seated or standing. For this presentation you will learn to do it sitting in the chairs provided. Handouts will be provided and a Q&A will follow the meditation.

Renee Ryan, co-director of the Lightheart Center in Winfield, has practiced the healing arts since 1977. She teaches the Wednesday Tai Ji class at the Theosophical Society. She has studied Qigong & Tai Ji in the United States, China and Korea.

1:00 p.m. Outside: Front of Main Building

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

John RobertsonThrough the practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, your mind can achieve a stillness and clarity rarely experienced with other forms of exercise, integrating your body and mind and allowing you to achieve inner peace. Practice strengthens the immune system; improves posture, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength; reduces blood pressure and stress; and releases tension, allowing a feeling of positive energy to flow through your body.

John Robertson has nearly 20 years experience practicing and teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan and qigong and is a student of Taoist philosophy. He is a Level 7 Certified Qigong Instructor with the World Ki Gong Club and a Certified Advanced Instructor and professional member of the National Qigong Association. John owns Seven Stars Martial Arts in Winfield, IL.(www.7StarsMA.com).

1:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Exploring Different Buddhist Meditations

Marillyn JohnstonJoin us for a discussion on six different meditation techniques, followed by a guided meditation. We will also discuss: Should we, or should we not, practice more than one meditation technique? How do we develop a regular meditation practice? Why should we meditate? How does each meditation address the problems in life?

Jack Hatfield has been a Buddhist practitioner, teacher, and leader for over 35 years. He has practiced in various Buddhist traditions, spending the last 15 years in the Theravada and Pragmatic Dharma traditions. He is president and CEO of a high-tech company located in Naperville.

2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

Marlillyn JohnsonTherapeutic Touch® (TT) is a healing modality of the heart, the mind, and the hands. It has strong Theosophical roots as Dora Kunz, past president of Theosophical Society in America, along with Dr. Dolores Krieger, created it to help the suffering in our world! Learn how to access a deep sense of inner peacefulness and quiet – the focus for this presentation. There will also be a short discussion about TT's use as a "hands on" energetic healing modality. The very nature of TT practice brings a potential for much healing.

Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, RN, EdD, QTTT is a retired professor of nursing. Taught by Dora Kunz, who created TT along with Dr. Delores Krieger, Marilyn has been practicing, mentoring, and teaching TT for over 30 years. A member of Therapeutic Touch International Association, Dr. Johnston is currently an education trustee of that organization. 

3:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Wisdom Within: Meditation in the Heart

Juli Cesano-

As much as we like to depend on external sources for guidance and direction, the answer to all questions is within our spiritual heart. Books, seers, teachers can be a source of inspiration and support, but only in the process of establishing a deeper relationship with our own inner wisdom, we create the opportunities to hear the most valid promptings.

Juliana Cesano is a second-generation Theosophist and has been actively involved with the Society's work for over twenty years. She is a certified yoga teacher as well as the manager of the Quest Book Shop in Wheaton. 

3:00 p.m. Outside: Front of Main Building

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

John RobertsonThrough the practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, your mind can achieve a stillness and clarity rarely experienced with other forms of exercise, integrating your body and mind and allowing you to achieve inner peace. Practice strengthens the immune system; improves posture, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength; reduces blood pressure and stress; and releases tension, allowing a feeling of positive energy to flow through your body.

John Robertson has nearly 20 years experience practicing and teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan and qigong and is a student of Taoist philosophy. He is a Level 7 Certified Qigong Instructor with the World Ki Gong Club and a Certified Advanced Instructor and professional member of the National Qigong Association. John owns Seven Stars Martial Arts in Winfield, IL. (www.7StarsMA.com).

 

4:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Seeker and the Silence

Ananya-Ryan

Silence has always been an integral part of the spiritual path. As seekers of the ancient wisdom in the modern world, to truly enter silence becomes more difficult. The distractions of everyday life, the white noise that permeates our space, and the constant surge of thoughts in our mind are just a few barriers we face. This presentation will explore the power of silence, it's presence (despite our lack of recognizing it), and a few exercises to enhance silence in our lives.

Ananya Sri Ram Rajan is editor of For the Love of Life, the national journal for the Theosophical Order of Service, and the author of Get Real! Fighting the Mythic Woman; Finding Your Authentic Self. As a licensed professional counselor, Ananya uses an integration of energy medicine, indigenous teachings, and Theosophy to facilitate her clients with their inner discovery.

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