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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

     

Around the World Café
organic coffee, special blends organic teas healing products
Bringing the treasures of the earth to the people of the world in coffee, tea, etc. 

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Cold Stone Ice Cream 
per-scooped ice cream, in a verity of flavors (including a non-dairy option). Our typical selection includes Chocolate, Sweet Cream, Cake Batter, Strawberry, Mint, and a non-dairy Sorbet, seasonal flavor.
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Taste at Common Space

Offering Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free Desserts

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 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

 Crystal Wisdom    
 
 Cathy Lockwood
 Crystal Wisdom
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 Entities, 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.

John of God Crystal Bed session - 15 mins - $25

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Romina Paiva
One of a kind woven macrame with wax thread and hammered filigree jewelry with authentic embedded semi-precious stones sourced from South America.

 

 Keridak Silk

 

 

 

 

Readings by Keridak Silk & Kristina Bloom 
Present Challenges, Future Path or Past Lives.
Keridak has often been at TheosoFest, Kristina will be here for the first time. Both have a lifetime of experience as psychics offering intuitive readings and spirit messages across the country or remotely. Currently based out of the Universal Awareness Center.
Gift Certificates and more will be available for sale. Readings offered at Special Event Prices.

 Chios Energy Healing    

 

The Wellness Sanctuary Spiritual Teaching and Healing Center
Cathy Baldwin

We will be offering Essential Oils Sprays, Vibrational Frequency items from VibesUp, Crystal necklaces, rings and bracelets from Brave Girl

Current Event Flyers and School schedule for The Midwest Chios Energy Healing School

     

 

A Naturally Balanced Dog

All God’s creatures are meant to live a healthy and well balanced life.

A Naturally Balanced Dog incorporates a holistic view of the family dog with the belief that body, mind, and spirit, cannot be separated but are connected as one. Our products and services help to restore balance and unity of the whole dog. 

Our products are mostly organic, hypo-allergenic, gluten free, and vegan formulated.

Our product line includes Shampoo's, Skin and coat conditioner, organic ear cleaner, tooth powder, organic flea and tick repellent, Flower Remedies and Aroma's for emotional and behavior imbalances.

 

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Dynamic Digits
Philip Clark
Numerology sessions, meditation workshop CDs
phone:  886-355-0017
email:  philipclark@onebox.com 

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Marion Catalano
hand made soaps & candles, scrubs, lotions
 

LightHouse

 

 

   

The Summit Lighthouse Chicago
The Summit Lighthouse is a spiritual organization that embraces the truths of all of the world's major religions. Its founders, Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, bring us the Teachings of the Ascended Masters, our elder Brothers and Sisters who have gone before us like Jesus Christ and Buddha. These teachings can help us on our Spiritual Journey to reunite our souls with our Father-Mother God.  Stop by our booth to learn more about who you are in God, what is your Divine Purpose and  how can you use the violet flame to make progress on your spiritual path!  We will have books, images, DVDs and CDs available for sale, as well as free bookmarks and information about our organization.
www.chicagospiritualseekers.org 

Karen Fogie

 

    Clinical Hypnosis, Reiki, Spiritual Development
Karen Fogie

Crystal pendulums, incense, information about Reiki and hypnosis, Spiritual Development.

Karli Brown

 

    Karli Brown, Artist & Art Instructor
Karli's paintings reflect the many faces of the Divine Feminine. Her canvases are a portal through which the Divine Feminine makes Herself known. Karli is a Color of Woman certified teacher. The Color of Woman School, founded by Shiloh Sophia McCloud, educates and empowers women to catalyze their lives, and the lives of others, through creating with intention.


   

Sachiko Eubanks
Whole Life Whole Yoga is selling yoga inspired, original design t-shirts and tank tops. Proceeds from the sale will support our yoga projects. We are a yoga service organization, and we provide yoga programs for people with physical or developmental disability. www.wholelifewholeyoga.com

    "Spirit Portraits & Channeling with Sharyl"

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. We are not alone and therefore connected to many magical beings in the world of Spirit!

Have you ever wondered what these Beings may look like and the healing messages they have for you? In your personal session, I connect with you and Spirit, creating a intuitive work of art that is uniquely yours. The drawings serve as a portal of healing and greater awareness with yourself and Spirit. People have shared that they feel energy shifts when their Spirit Guide manifests through a drawing. Every time you view the portrait you will see something different and feel the energy of unconditional love and empowerment. For Theosofest, I am offering a discounted rate, please visit my booth for this life changing, fun and loving experience. Please visit www.sharylnoday.com for more information.

    SHUNGITE USA/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-pathic zones. 

Show Special: Instant credit of $20.00 with $100.00 purchase Instant credit of $45.00 with $200.00 purchase Instant credit of $75.00 with $300.00 purchase.

   

Scentsy Fragrance
Scentsy Fragrance is more than electric warmers it is Home Decor to Enliven your sensory experience. Fragrances are meant to go wherever life takes you with multiple ways to enjoy scents you love, create new combinations, or love the classics in our authentic wax, laundry and clean products in many fragrances plus options for kids too. Find your favorite at;

www.Pixie64AromaGarden.Scentsy.us

 

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Seven Stars Martial Arts
John Robertson

phone:  630-229-4434
email:  John@7StartsMA.com
www.7StarsMA.com

Seven Stars is a leading provider of T'ai Chi, Qigong, Oriental Wisdom and Metaphysics classes in Dupage county. We teach at many park districts, independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities throughout the area, bringing health and wellbeing to many of the residents. TheosoFEST is a great opportunity to meet our instructors and learn more about the classes and programs we offer.

At this years TheosoFEST we will be presenting a program on Labyrinths; both walking, finger and intuipaths (dual labyrinths). We will have finger labyrinths and intuipaths for sale along with Chinese health balls, acupressure rings, massage tools and more. He who breathes most air lives most life.

  

 

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John Gruba
Intuitive Therapist
Aura/Chakra Analysis

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 

Eckankar    

Eckankar: Experience the Light and Sound of God.
Stop by our booth to choose your Free 70-page booklet. Booklet Topics include: Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams, Karma, Conquering Fear, Relationships, Inner Guidance, Life After Death and more! Learn about HU, an ancient name for God that can be sung quietly as an uplifting spiritual exercise that goes beyond meditation. It can be used by those in any religion to center and rebalance and to open the heart to divine love. Plus— try giving our “Spiritual Wisdom Wheel” a spin! Visit us at www.eck-illinois.org

 

Angel Rose    

Wyrd Wytch Wayz 
Readings and Handmade magickal items and gifts.
Angel Rose is a psychic intuitive, tarot card, and rune reader. She is a Reiki Master healer, magickal mentor and practitioner. She is ordained by Universal Life Ministries and is the owner of Wyrd Wytch Wayz, an online shop, where she creates and provides handmade Spirit boards, pendulum boards, divination tools, blessed jewelry, and items of mystical focus.

 

 

Thai Bodywork    

Soul Flow – Thai Bodywork –
calm the mind, work the body, nurture the soul
Thai Bodywork is an Eastern form of bodywork believed to be one of the oldest healing modalities dating back over 2000 years. TBW is based on the idea that the body’s life force energy flows along channels within the body. It addresses the whole person; the physical, energetic and emotional bodies. When energy is flowing freely, we feel energized, relaxed and healthy. When we have blockages such as unprocessed emotions, toxins, tension in any of these bodies, discomfort and dis-ease are manifested.

 

 

Light Heart Center     Light Heart Center
Chair massage, free raffle of products and services for email listing, hula hoop contest, information, class schedule.
North Coasty Wellness    
NorthCoast Wellness Center
 
NorthCoast Wellness Center is home of the floatation pod for sensory deprivation. Immerse yourself in a pool of 93 degree water and 900 pounds of Epsom salts. This creates an anti-gravity environment where your muscles and joints relax and decompress. A true float is 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 a complementary health assessment at TheosoFest. 
 
delamora    

Marian Kraus
Our methodology of introducing heightened states of awareness and consciousness to individuals and members of corporations, rides on the multi-faceted frequency domains of our gongs, one of humanities’ oldest therapeutic instruments, dating back about 4,000 years. We will provide demonstrations with the gong and authentic Himalayan singing bowls, the latter and more will be available for sale at the event. We look forward to seeing you at our booth. Find out more at www.delamora.life.

 

Urantia    

The Urantia Book
is a unique publication of epochal significance to the people of our planet, Urantia. It tells about Deity, the relation of the planet on which we live to the universe, the purpose of our existence, and of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

First Society for Readers of The Urantia Book is pleased to sponsor a booth at the 2016 TheosoFEST event. There are Urantia Book study groups around the world, and numerous societies and organizations that promote the publication, distribution, and in-depth study of this wonderful material. First Society is a local Chicagoland reader group and would welcome your inquiries and participation.

 

Moonhawk

  

   

Ra Moonhawk Wands
RA Moonhawk & Sonya Begonia

One of a kind, handcrafted magic healing energy wands of pleasure & delight for moving of energies, for replacing negative with positive energy, meditation, reiki, healing, dream work, astral travel. Unique tools of transformation created using various crystals, woods, stones, fossils, coral, shells, antler, love, and good juju.

ramoonhawkwands@gmail.com
630. 499. 8864

      Funky Blue Lotus Boutique
we specialize in handmade semi-precious gemstone jewelry and accessories. I call it "arm art" because when you look down at your arm you simply remember, you are beautiful, and unique just as each stone.

     

Audra Schmeckpeper
Owner of Funky Blue Lotus, I am a wife, a proud mom, a visionary and a creative artist. Three years ago, I decided to pursue a life long dream, helping empower women to remember their unique beauty. My dream was to create beautiful, meaningful and unique bracelets using semi­precious gems. My intention was that everyone who slipped on a bracelet, would then glance down at their wrist and instantly be reminded of their innate wisdom, inner beauty, and be inspired to follow their dreams. I took one step further, studying books about semi­precious gems, where they come from, what minerals they consist of, to my surprise they have healing properties and actually help us due to their magnetic origin. I found this to be truly fascinating, and continue studying their origins. I’m so excited to now expand adding men’s, children’s along with special occassion line of bracelets. My goal is to just really help people remember their inner beauty, and rock an amazing life.... No pun intended.

 

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Von Dirr LMT
Viride wellness is my independent massage & bodywork studio. I have been a massage therapist for over seven years & practice the philosophy of integrating mind, body & spirit into the work I do. I will be offering short demonstrations on Ashiatsu massage to anyone interested in trying out a unique style of bodywork. Ashiatsu massage is a barefoot massage technique that uses the feet rather than the hands to manipulate soft tissue. “Ashi” means foot & “atsu” means pressure. It is a western version of an ancient form of bodywork with roots dating back thousands of years from cultures across Asia, India, Africa & the Pacific Rim. I will have my Aromatherapy essential oil diffuser necklaces for sale. These diffuser necklaces make the perfect gift for any essential oil enthusiast & those interested in learning about the use of essential oils. For more information on my business & services please visit my website at www.viridemassage.com.

 

Sandy Passmore

 

    Sandy Passmore, Certified Akashic Record Consultant
Personal and Business Readings

After a near death experience, any preconception of life in the physical realm dramatically changed, my life was enriched beyond measure as I came to realize, "Life is for you and you can't get it wrong" and "Life is self directing and self correcting".

I invite you to have a one on one conversation with the information from YOUR Akashic Records where we invite The Ascended Masters, Teachers, Spirit Guides, Angelic Beings and your Loved Ones.

As your Akashic Records are read, ALWAYS know the information is practical, kind, loving and can immediately be integrated into your life.

Each session ends with a Tarot Card - always amazing!

630.728.0126

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Renee Ryan, Dr. Michelle Ennsmann DC, ND
Chair massage, information on Naturopathic Medicine, mini consultations, drawing for free chair massage.

CNM Care
0s165 Church Street
Winfield, Illinois 60190

      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.”

What we have at the booth:
Assorted free Bahá’í literature including pamphlets and small selections from the Writings of the Faith.
Invitations to coming events.

 

 

   

Marreen Buntaine
Photography using many mediums, including Up Cycled everyday Wooden objects. Blank Photo Cards. Embellished Cigar Boxes, as well as Printed on Canvas photography, and framed pieces. New at our Booth is wonderful assortment of artisan made Flux n File Bronze jewelry. Hand created natural lotions are a new addition to this troop.

 

    Sheri Jewel
Psychic Medium
I Am a Certified Evidential Psychic Medium.
I will tell you what Spirit shares with me directly to you.
sherithemedium.com
sherijewelpsychicmedium@yahoo.com

    Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development
395 S. Sutton Rd. (Rt. 59), Streamwood, IL
(630) 213-7363
www.CentersForSpiritualDevelopment.org

Sukyo Mahikari is a non-profit spiritual and community service organization with international headquarters in Japan and a membership of one million practitioners around the world. Practitioners will give session of Light, a positive spiritual energy that purifies and revitalizes the spirit, mind, and body.

 

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Blue Moon Healing Garden

Information on naturopathic and chiropractic medicine, reiki, acupuncture and other holistic services.  Free 15 minute naturopathic consults.  Raffle for services and products.  

0S718 Winfield Road, Winfield, IL
 

 

    Belinda Polan
I am a Reiki Practitioner at Vital Energy services is Woodridge. The name of my business is Peaceful Beginnings. I offer half hour and one hour Reiki Sessions,distance Reiki and weekly Guided Meditation classes.

The day of the fest I will be offering half hour Reiki sessions for $40.00. Come relax while recharging your mind,body and spirit.
Also on hand I will have some of doTerra's favorite essential oils to sell.

www.peacefulbeginningsonline.com

RajanPratik

 

    Rajan Pratik
Ranjan grew up in India where she got introduced to Henna designing at very young age. She loved art since very young age and started practicing Henna and fell in love with it. Now She does it for living based in Schaumburg, IL.

Ranjan has been doing Henna since past 10 years. The art form of henna design has been practiced in Northern Africa, the Middle East, Southern Asia, and Europe and has been used by Hindus.

Ranjan is very creative and does henna designing without any references. She creates designs with her imagination and on-demand as well as client provided designs. She does private events, festivals, marriages, and many summer fest near her residence. Ranjan does handmaid seed beed jewelry like breclet & anklets

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Four Winds Waldorf School
is committed to awakening the intellect, imagination and determination of every child, leading to a life-long love of learning. Within a protective and nurturing environment, teachers and parents work together to build a community where each student's confidence, sense of responsibility and self-reliance unfolds.

White Dove Healing    

White Dove Energy Healing
Cindy Sparrow

I will be offering 20 minute sessions for $20. Participants may choose from one of the following:

Reiki
Energy work will be offered to relax you and reduce your stress level, using direct or indirect touch, crystals and aromatherapy. Reiki is a wonderful way to promote harmony, balance and wellness of both body and mind through deep relaxation.

Angel Healing
Contacting archangels through the use of cards, insight will be provided to help answer your own person life questions. Interpretation of possible meanings of the cards will be given, and may be followed by discussion or opportunity for additional questions. Guidance and support from archangels can greatly enrich your life.

Akashic Records Reading
The Akashic Records can be considered a library, and an individual's records can be accessed, with your permission, by a trained consultant. Information gained from the Records can help you answer essential questions about your career, health, relationships, life path, or whatever you sincerely wish to know.

Also at the booth: Barbara Iverson, will be offering:
 
Ascended Spaces  Space Attunement Techniques
Demos will be provided to explain how your home or office can be cleared of negative or unwanted energy using sound, color and other powerful techniques channeled from Archangel Michael.  Your space will then resonate with higher-level vibrations associated with peace, joy and abundance, to improve your health, relationships and sense of well-being.
 

Cianciosi

 

    In Art U Soar
Art by CC (Christine Cianciosi)
Inspirational handmade collage cards and bookmarks, craft art and photography.

www.inartusoar.com

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

What makes my readings different ? When I read, the cards are more of a tool to focus my intuition on. I use them as a visual aid to help provide clarity of the situation and what is going on with the person I’m reading for. I utilize the cards as a guide to intuitively provide information about the past, the present and your future.

Our booth will be offering Tarot Readings, Sun Catchers, Mobiles, Jewelry, Halloween Trinkets and dried organic herbs. I look forward to seeing you.

 

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Petra Sliwiak
Namaste beauty full Beings. At FocusOm we understand that it's a combination of life's experiences that makes us feel whole and complete within our Selves. We go beyond yoga to offer meditation, sound healing, massage, and much, much more. Stop by our booth and experience the awesome vibrational healing power of the gong as well as an amazing process called CranioSacral Therapy. We'll have beautiful sarongs from around the world which you can wrap yourself in or use for creating your sacred space, hand made jewelry, incense, Sacred Goddess Tarot Readings and all kinds of information on healthy living, holistic healing and future events coming up at both of our locations.

~ We're looking forward to expanding with you....

 

Meher 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.
www.ambcc.net/

 

Eva Gairabetoff

 

   

Eva Gairabetoff
Reiki Master Teacher and Wellness Advocate
Path to Transformation 
411 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
www.pathtotransformation.info

You will find everything:

  • From mini Reiki sessions or energy balancing with our magic wand based on Zero Point Field energy
  • to the opportunity to win the raffle for discounts for Reiki classes
  • purchasing AMWell magic wands, pendants for EMF protection and magnetic bracelets at deeply discounted event pricing.
  • Sampling doTERRA essential oils
  • Himalayan Salt Bowls, Palo Santo wood, and more...

Yona Ferris

 

    Healing Dove, Yona,
will be doing angel card readings and showcasing:
  • her angel-guided and Reiki infused crystal jewelry
  • Reiki weave
  • Reiki energized Sea Salt
  • Florida Water
    People and Pets Energetics
Energy Healings for People and Animals
Are you “stuck” with health or well-being challenges? Issues with…Digestion, Knee Pain, or Sleep?

Are your pets having issues with…
Improper elimination (peeing and pooing in the house)? Separation anxiety? Excessive barking?

If so, I will be able to help. I use non-invasive, safe, gentle and powerful energy-medicine protocols (The Body Code Healing System) so that you and your pets experience better health and well-being.

For further information visit our website (www.PeopleAndPetsEnergetics.com).

    Blissful Pieces
offers one of kind handcrafted essential oil diffuser jewelry, that adds a fun twist to wearing oils. We have a wide variety of bracelets to met everyone's style, along with children bracelets and mommy and me sets. Tassel and charm necklaces will also be available. All jewelry will be sold at a shoe special of 15% off. Young Living essential oils will be available for purchase.
     

Creating One Heart Ministries
Tina will be offering psychic tarot readings,and Patrick, Reiki sessions, both - 15 minutes for $20.00

CreatingOneHeart.com

 

   

Superfoods for a Super Life!
Purium has over 50 whole food nutrition products.
Featured Programs:
- Daily Core 3 (Superfood Protein, Fruits & Vegetables for daily nutrition, increased energy, improved sleep, mental clarity)
- 10-Day Transformation (Superfood cleanse for digestion, weight loss, breaking food addictions, metabolic reset)
- 10-Day Athlete Program (Superfoods for muscle-building, improved endurance, increased performance)
Purium’s PURITY commitment: non-gmo, organic ingredients, no pesticides, no binders/fillers, no artificial sweeteners/colors, no synthetic ingredients, dairy free, vegan, gluten-free options.

www.mypurium.com/rhondatony

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. 

www.innereyeconnections.com

spiritual11@ymail.com

facebook.com/innereyeconnections

630-417-7130

Share_Logo_     Share International
is a world-wide network of volunteers who disseminate information about the presence in the world today of great Spiritual Teachers, the Masters of Wisdom, led by the World Teacher – Maitreya. Maitreya and the Masters’ role is to inspire and guide humanity out of its present political, economic, social, environmental and spiritual crisis.

Share International makes available the spiritually-based philosophy known as the Ageless Wisdom Teachings and encourages practical spirituality through meditation and world service. It publishes works by Benjamin Creme and Share International magazine.

www.share-international.org

 

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3510 Hobson Road, Suite 201 Woodridge, IL 60517
 630-951-8059
www.vitalenergyservices.com

I will be offering a number of services all at a rate of $20 for each 15-minute session.

Those services are: Reiki for humans and animals, Tuning Forks for humans and animals, Hand Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, Chair Massage, Table Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage on the table.

Intuitive Readings:
These readings can be done with you in person or over the phone. I perform these readings by employing my own intuitive abilities coupled with the use of Angel Cards, Fairy Cards and Archangel Cards. If you feel you need more clarity in your life due to a situation you are in, a trauma or conflict you experienced, or a tough decision you need to make, this reading may help sway you in the right direction. This can help you understand what the best decision may be to solve the issues that are troubling you.

Gift Certificates for services at my center will also be available for purchase.

Calendars with the schedules for yoga and meditation classes located at my center in Woodridge.

 

KarmaCords     Sanjay Shah
Karma Cords

We create a unique style of women’s and men’s bracelets and necklaces to remind people of how awesome they are, give them positive energy, and allow them to rock their unique expressions of style. The designs feature beads and pendants with messages of peace, love, unity, balance, strength, courage and breaking through internal limitations. The cords we use are durable nylon, rubber, and stainless steel. The beads are made of a variety of materials including Tibetan silver, dichroic glass, natural gemstone, Swarovski™ crystal, faceted glass, and sterling silver. The pendants are made of sterling silver, stainless steel, pewter or gemstone. All our pieces are vegan. Everything will be $5-10 off the regular price for the day of the event.

Our motto is “Stand out. Own your power. Be inspired. Love yourself unconditionally. Grow and transform. Break through limitations. Live Joyfully. Spread harmony. Celebrate. Bring your positive energy to the world!” This is what we want people to remember when they wear KarmaCords™.

www.karmacords.com

www.facebook.com/karmacords

 

    Vincent Pitisci
Psychic / Tarot Master / Mentor
Professional Tarot reader and mentor for over 25 years.
Author of Genius of the Tarot and The Essential Tarot
One of the first Quest Bookstore In House Readers.
For more information about Vincent Pitisci go to
www.PITISCI.com

Lynda Spino
Psychic /Intuitive /Empath /Healer
One of the first Quest Bookstore In House Readers. Over 30 years professional experience.Creator of " Lynda's Magical Sprays " for sale in the bookstore.

Lynda is available for personal consultations at the Quest on Thursdays and Saturdays by appt. Call 630-665-0123 to schedule.
For phone consultations and healing sessions call
Lynda direct at 708-749-2806

 

 

    Barbara Mueller
Charm Card Creations

Charm Card Creations are note cards with inspiring messages and matching charm jewelry. Each one is handmade by me and one of a kind. I use my own original photography and each card is my own design. You cannot find these in card shops.

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    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.

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    Whispering Oaks
creates unique and captivating pieces for home, garden and soul. Inspired by the beauty and magic inherent in the forests of McHenry County. Artist Dawn Schinina spins nature into art by creating, Carin Stones, oil diffuser jewelry , fairy homes and garden rocks to fill any enchanted space. Visit us at www.facebook.com/Dawn-at-Whispering-Oaks
Karen Weber     Fox Valley Yoga Teacher Training with Karen Weber 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.
Heaking Arts_Logo     HEALING ARTS METAPHYSICAL CENTER
4 East Wilson St Batavia, Illinois 60510 630-937-4094
www.HealingArtsMetaphysical.com

It's our belief and philosophy that harmony and balance must exist in the physical, emotional and spiritual planes to facilitate each individuals' personal journey.

Healing Arts Metaphysical Center provides holistic services and products based on different healing modalities from cultures around the world with the goal of bringing harmony and balance into all aspects of our daily lives. At Theosofest we will be offering:

Intuitive Readings with Rodrigo - Each reading is unique and highly individual. Intuitive readings are different from psychic readings. Most intuitive readers do not predict the future, but rather read a person’s individual energy (a subtle distinction). The Intuitive Reader can then inform you on the choices, paths that are available to you and the outcome of each choice. This way you are always in control of the choices you make. In an Intuitive Reading you can ask about any topic or area of your life.

Shamanic Healing Sessions with Rodrigo - This is a unique method of bringing you back to a state of well-being. Working with a variety of elements and tools, the client's chakras, emotional bodies and ethereal bodies are cleansed and restored to a state of balance. This has an immediate effect on the physical body as it brings a state of calmness and joyfulness.

Additionally we will offer Chair Massage, Reiki & Reflexology.

We will have a small sampling of our products including Sacred Geometry Glass & Copper Grid Bases, Organic Jewelry and Gemstone Intentions Bracelets.

 

    Joan Zietlow

Come see and test the Relax portable 100% Far Infrared Sauna. Used for weight loss, detoxing, boosting your immune system and combating Lyme disease. Win a Health break session worth $300, hormone kits available for purchase. Joan Zietlow, RN, holistic health coach. Vibranthealthandhealing.com

 

       Gathering Lighthouse 
The Gathering Lighthouse will feature Psychic Medium Readers, Tarot Readers, Astrology Reader, Healing Touch Practitioner.
    Laura Cruse

Laura believes that you are your own creator and all healing can only come from YOU, being in a space of open-mind, non-resistance, a complete allowing of your Higher Self to give you the healing it knows is best & being ready to release any limitations, conditioning, traumas, and beliefs that keep you in the cycles of suffering and dis-ease-ment and away from your Higher Divine Self.

She has come as a galactic volunteer in this lifetime to aid in the rising of vibration & consciousness of mankind, channel, hold the space, & shine her light allowing others to see the light in themselves.

She will be offering: Reiki, Spiritual Surgery, DNA Transformation, Akashic Record Readings, Matrix Healing & Hormone Balancing.
Find more details & descriptions of Laura’s healing work here: http://lcruser3.wix.com/star-light-healing

 

Bharatbhushan

 

    Bharatbhushan Kalra

Indian Head Massage : is the simplest way to reenergize the most used but least cared organ in the body. 15 minutes of work on your scalp can make you feel like you received an hour of massage.

Chakra Assessment : Your chakras are a very important part of your energy body. What you think affects your chakras and ultimately show up in your physical body. Chakra assessment can get you to the root cause of the condition you are in now. Chakra work can be preventive and/or a cure for so many conditions.

BareFootPoints

 

   

Kathy Lewandowski
BareFootPoints Reflexology

I will be offering 15 minutes sessions for $15.

 Joanne Macko

 

    Joanne Macko
is a world-renown visionary artist who had several near death experiences. Her high-vibrational art has been presented to world leaders and ambassadors. Joanne is a Theta Healer, Reiki Master, Angel Therapy facilitator and an independent distributor for Kyani, all natural health supplements. Ms. Macko produces the annual Lightworkers Conference for 12 years. This year, it will be Sept. 30th weekend at Benedictine College.

 

    Amy Hassan’s Mandala Art

Amy Hassan is an inspired mandala artist. Creations that will be available at TheosoFest 2016,will be:

  • Pyrography creations, such as pendants, earrings, bracelets, plaques, coasters, decorative
  • wooden tissue box holders and trays.
  • Framed and matted limited edition mandala drawings and paintings.
  • Hand painted earrings and pendants.
  • Hand painted, mandala inspired t-shirts, hats and canvas bags.
  • Hand painted mandala inspired sun catchers.

TwistedLeaf

 

    TwistedLeafStudio
is committed to the creation of one of a kind wearable art, incorporating the healing energy and beauty that nature provides. TwistedLeafStudio offers wire wrapped crystal pendants and other jewelry, healing crystals, and hand stamped metal charms.
Chris Graham
TwistedLeafStudio.etsy.com
    Body and Brain

Body & Brain is a national leader in holistic health and wellness. Our classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation, detox, and rhythmic movement combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies. You will enjoy a deep experience of power, serenity, joy, and emotional stability that ripples effects into all areas of your life. Our approach to comprehensive wellness is brain-based. Overall health starts with a healthy brain, since it regulates all bodily functions, emotions, and thoughts. We utilize our own 5-step approach to activate the brain through a deep mind-body connection. Your brain is the key!

About Aura Reading:

An aura is an image of your current energy condition represented by different colors. The colors in an Aura Reading can reveal your body-mind balance, stress and vitality. 

https://www.bodynbrain.com/

 

 

 

   
82PERFUMERY & APOTHECARY
offers carefully handcrafted essential oil perfumes, health support products, body butters and soaps using the finest quality oils sourced from around the world. Each of one of our products are blended the old fashion way: using droppers to measure our perfumes and health support products;  spoons, droppers and the stove to make our organic butters and soaps. 
 
Our Vision: Healthy scents. Naturally. Awesomely. For you. 
    Rose Reaves
I will be offering Angel Readings at my booth, along with my book of Angelic Guidance.

The angels are always guiding us, whispering in our ears, giving us that gut feeling about what we want, and what we do not want... but we do not always clearly hear, or even listen to them.

I offer personal messages from your angels. The angels want you to be happy, and they are always guiding you to the path of least resistance to do so. They see the greater picture, and know who you are, and what works best for you.

I take great pride in conveying the angel's personal messages, and look forward to sharing it with you.

 

    Shari Ralish
Peaceful Parlour

We'll feature organic green and black tea, hand blended herbal teas, herbal remedies, locally crafted jewelry, eco friendly home goods, kids toys, tarot cards, incense, locally made jewelry, fair trade wind chimes.

212 South 3rd Street
Geneva, IL 60134
630-232-6300\
peacefulparlour@gmail.com

 

 

   

Mystic Moonlite Journey

*Angel Card Readings with Regina (CACR & Reiki Master)
*Reiki Sessions with Angie (Reiki Master)
*Aura Cleansings/Chakra Balancing with Nikki (Reiki Level 2)
*Angelic Reiki Charged Candles
*Protection Candles (100% organic soy)
*Love Draw Candles (100% organic soy)
*Abundance Draw Candles (100% organic soy)
*Home Blessing Sachets

 

 

   

Natural Awakenings

Free magazines Natural Awakenings

 

 

    ResQrganics
ResQ Organics is an organic skin care company. Our products are made with the finest natural ingredients. They soothe dry skin and effectively treat all types of skin conditions in people and pets. We offer skin treatment cream, face and body wash, microderm scrub, shampoo and conditioner. All our products start with aloe, they are pH balanced and contain Manuka Honey that speeds healing.
     

Farney Healing Arts Center, Energy Therapy and Education
Michael Farney
630-448-0328
contact@farneyhealingarts.center
http://FarneyHealingArts.Center
 Oak Brook and La Grange

Michael Farney is a Reiki Master Teacher, Chios Master Teacher, Certified Akashic Records Practitioner, and Holographic Memory Resolution (HMR) trained. Stop by to learn more about your energy body, energy therapies, and our classes in Oak Brook and La Grange.

Stop by during TheosoFest to learn more about our programs, services, and memberships. We will have select products for sale, including meditation CDs from The Monroe Institute; The Gateway Experience, a 36 meditation home study course; SyncCreation, a home study course in Manifestation; and the novel First Class Ticket from Chicago based author Ann Marie Zakos, who taught our meditation program during the spring and summer. 

 

 

    Family Tree Resale
is a community resource located in Wheaton offering a FREE voucher program to local schools and charities. Neighbors in need use our vouchers to access clothing and household goods at no cost. To date, Family Tree has donated back over $90,000 in vouchers to families. Visit our website to learn more: www.familytreeresale.com and find us on Facebook!

 

   

Flip Art
is an art project and a trading card game.  Color your Art Cards using crayons, colored pencils, ink, markers, paint, and more.  Sign and date your Art Cards as the original artist.  Google "Flip Art Demonstration of Play" for a YouTube video showing how to play the game.  Visit our website to learn more and buy online. www.flipart.biz"

 

    Sustain DuPage
will demonstrate the drop-spindle technique of turning wool into yarn- as well as a few other crafts. Sustain DuPage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which helps you to achieve your sustainability goals. We offer basket-weaving classes, gardening classes, and other fun community events year-round. Check us out on Twitter, LinkedIn, Meetup, Facebook, and Instagram! Or you can follow our blog at www.sustaindupage.com.
     

ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION
We Serve Society by Strengthening the Individual
We teach people practical & powerful tools to manage their minds, stress and negative emotions & connect more fully with their inner Self, so they can live in joy, in the present moment.

We also have many service projects and programs around the world through our sister organization, the International Association for Human Values, www.iahv.org

Research and more information including upcoming courses and testimonials are available on our website: www.artofliving.org or contact Pam Brockman (847) 903-9674 or pam.brockman@artofliving.org

 

 

    DeMoulin Family Chiropractic

Free Gift Cards for a Full Exam and Consultation in our Office

 

   

Dr. Sandra Carey

Come learn about the services offered at the Center for Vitality and Balance--a center that supports and empowers women to discover their best health. Services include traditional Psychotherapy, Nutrition Counseling and the energy medicine of Healing Touch. Founder and Director, Dr. Sandra Carey will be on site to answer your questions and help you on your path towards vitality and balance.

 

    Lodaat
Live one day at a time, Will be offerring  Hands on Reflexology, and Aryuvedic Indian Head massage at the Theo Fest  Come to rejuvenate and recharge yourself!
  We also have Health Tools for purchase which are great to relax the Body mind and spirits. Some clothing designed by Ramila will be on specials such as vegie Dye shirts, scarves, Kaftans and skirt, + Some unusual designer jewelry
Ramila and Jay Khatau, Certified reflexologist will be present to explain Aryuvedic treatments

 

   

Naturally by Darla
carries a line of all natural personal care products with purpose. Everything that we make is designed to help you live a healthier life, both physically and spiritually.

Darla will also be offering Toe Readings. There is so more going on in the world, and specifically YOUR world, than meets the eye. And it may just be your toes that reveal the most. Come find out what your toes are saying about you!

 

    Linda Wagner of Art Girl Pottery
is a local Wheaton Ceramist. She carries a full line of custom pieces including Earthenware Pendants which she will be displaying at Theosofest. She uses a variety of textures to create impressions and will have hundreds in stock. The pendants are strung on adjustable cotton cording. They are handmade, beautiful, durable and can handle the elements as well as essential oils. She also creates custom pendants using logos from organizations such as yoga studios, coffee shops, business groups, schools, teams, studios, clubs, etc.

www.etsy.com/shop/ArtGirlPottery

aliveinlightllc@gmail.com

    Wellness Immersion Retreat in Santa Barbara, April 2017

Learn and experience – In one weekend, experience meditation, yoga, gong and nature therapy, learn how chiropractic and natural “medicine” can improve life. Leave the stresses of daily life behind and connect with your inner Wellness Potential at the stunning 5-star El Encanto resort in Santa Barbara – the perfect, peaceful setting. We’ve brought together experts from various fields and are excited to offer the Wellness Retreat 2017 as a weekend long immersion in education and exposure to new and different options available to help achieve balance toward a happier and more fulfilling life.

 

   

Shungite
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.

 

    Brooke Forbes of Release Spa Studio
will be offering complimentary Myofascial Release treatments.
What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual.

MFR is a whole body approach that addresses the true cause of your symptoms and releases them allowing for your body to return to it's natural healthy state.

Release Spa Studio also offers organic skincare using Eminence Organic Skincare, natural sugaring hair removal and Young Living essential oils.

 

   

Golden Dawn
We will have magical supplies for sale at the event. Including incense, pantacles, geomancy kits, altar cloths, oils and much more. Information about the history of the order and membership will be provided as well.

 

Nancy Hutsenpiller

 

    Nancy Hutsenpiller,
Light Therapy Consultant

An In Light Wellness System is a photo-modulated, pulsed light-emitting diode device known as low-level light therapy (LLLT). The near infrared, blue and visible red LED's are the heart of In Light Wellness System’s therapy system and provide gentle yet powerful non-coherent light. LED Light Energy is an effective, non-abrasive, non-invasive, and restorative facilitator and is an FDA Cleared Class II Medical Device for increasing circulation and reducing pain.

Email: aliveinlightllc@gmail.com

We offer a Light Therapy System which engages your body’s self-healing process. Light Systems offered for Personal, Professional/Clinic & Equine

 

    Carol Rushton
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, will be giving Intuitive Readings,
selling her handmade crystal jewelry, and talking Reiki.

 

    Mary Rondenet

We will be promoting our exciting upcoming Gray Whale Expedition in 2017. Come and find out how you too can be included in this trip of a lifetime. We will also have some beautiful handmade, whale inspired jewelry that we will be offering.

We will also be promoting DreamQuest and the Goddess Circle of Chicago. Come experience the Whale Energy as we do Energy Healing Sessions.

 

    Jeremy Wagner
Free Spiritual Readings & Healings
Free Spiritual & Emotional Healings
   

Swedenborg Library
77 W Washington St. Ste 1700
Chicago, IL 60602
312-346-7003
SwedLib.org
SwedenborgLib@sbcglobal.net

we will be displaying artwork by Victoria Martin, and books from the Swedenborg Library collection.

 

   

Furqaan Project

We will be offering free brochures and literature on many topics relating to Islam and Muslims.

 

     

Dr. Fazio
It is said that a Polarity session cannot be described in words, but must be experienced firsthand to understand. We are here to share with you the unique opportunity to experience Polarity Therapy personally without the barrier of cost. If you are drawn to this work, we invite you to feel the benefits of a Polarity session for yourself. Bodywork sessions are given for free, but our hard-working Polarity students also appreciate your donations. Sign up early to guarantee your spot.

Dr. Fazio will also be sharing information on his Polarity Training Programs and answering questions about this unique healing modality at the booth following his public talk. If you are curious about how the body, mind, and emotions create a complete picture of wellness or illness, you are looking in the right place for grounded, ancient answers.

Polarity's unique perspective of health is founded in Quantum Physics, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Greek Hermetics.
For more information about Polarity sessions and trainings, visit http://www.drfazio.org.

 

    Miracles in Wellness for Theta Healing and Emotional Healing

What if you could connect fully to your radiance and power? You become unstoppable.Many of us know of the existence of the subconscious mind and that it runs the programs that keep us safe, limited, and the same. Now it is possible to access and change these programs. Can you imagine the possibilities?

ExperienceTheta Healing and see why it is so powerful in transforming your subconscious mind. Theta Healing is a form of energy healing started by American Vianna Stibal to heal on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It is known worldwide especially in Japan. Theta uses the brainwave of deep concentration to focus our intent through prayer and commands to release limiting beliefs or whatever you wish to change

Agnes Loughlin, is a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and certified Theta Healing Practitioner and Instructor

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

Presentations

Theosofest 2016

 

Time Auditorium Classroom Meditation Room Outdoors
10:30 am Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions    
11:00 am The Truth about Death and Rebirth Revealed
with Ruben Cabigting
The Path to Awakening: An Integral View
with Bill Epperly, PhD
Meditation on Impermanence
with Juliana Cesano
 

12:00 pm

Native American Spirituality: Connecting with the Earth
with Quentin Young
Dharma: The Way to a Meaningful Life
with Hersh Khetarpal

Quieting the Mind Meditation
with Theodore Utchen

Tai Ji & Qigong for Mental & Emotional Strength & Stability
with Renee Ryan
1:00 pm Buddhism and Freedom
with John Cianciosi
Master Your Energy - Master Your Life
with Lydia Van den Broeck, Ph.D.
Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice
with Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda
 
2:00 pm The Ageless Wisdom in the Modern World
withTim Boyd
What is Kundalini?
with Samadhi Banks
Exploring Buddhist Meditation
with Jack Hatfield
 
3:00 pm A Miracle Health System: Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong
with Don Myers
Turning Stress into Strength
with Danelys Valcarcel

The Labyrinth: Walking Your Spiritual Journey
with John Robertson


 
4:00 pm

The Evolution of the Ascendant
with Dave Gunning

Quantum Physics, Holographic Universes and the Average Person
with Venerable Sensei Mui
Meditation for Spiritual Awareness
with Dr. Susan Gallagher
5:00 pm

    Spirit Circle Drumming 
with Karen Tlusty 
5:30 pm Gong Sound Meditation
with Marian Kraus
     

 

Click here for  Short Talks schedule

10:30 a.m. Auditorium
Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions

PRESENTATIONS

11:00 a.m. Auditorium

The Truth about Death and Rebirth Revealed

Ruben CabitingThis talk explores the truth of life after death and, according to psychic investigations of some prominent Theosophical teachers, the nature of the experiences in what has been called “heaven.” We will also look into the life after heaven that leads us into rebirth or reincarnation on Earth, in line with God's plan for the spiritual evolution of humanity to realize its Divine heritage.

Ruben Cabigting, a Life Member of the Theosophical Society in America, is a retired Navy commander and ship captain. Also a bishop (retired) of the Liberal Catholic Church and a thirty-third degree Co-Mason of the Eastern Order of International Co-Freemasonry, Ruben has lectured worldwide on Theosophical topics such as: “The Divine Plan for the Spiritual Evolution of Humanity,” “Glimpses of HPB’s Secret Doctrine,” “Man and His Bodies,” “Esoteric Christianity,” and “Chakras, Kundalini, and the Sacraments.” 

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11:00 a.m. Classroom

The Path to Awakening: An Integral View

Bill EpperlyThis program explores the path to awakening as a three-step path. In this view, we move from 1) awareness of Spirit as something “out there” to 2) relationship with Spirit, and finally to 3) realizing our identity as Spirit. Understanding this view – based on Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality – helps us to move more quickly towards full awakening. This model also explains how shadow is formed as well as how to reintegrate shadow. The program ends with a meditation that integrates the three-step path into a seamless whole.

Bill Epperly, PhD is a biochemist and mystic. He has studied contemplative Christianity and Zen Buddhism and is a long-time student of Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality. He works as a spiritual mentor, teacher of contemplative prayer and meditation, and retreat leader. He teaches mindfulness meditation at DePaul University.

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11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Meditation on Impermanence

Juli CesanoIn spite of a rooted human need of wanting things to remain the same, change is the very essence of life. When we search for happiness in the transitory, resisting the irrefutable truth of impermanence, we suffer. Meditating on the fleeting nature of each moment can bring us closer to the experience of true joy.

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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12:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Quieting-the-Mind Meditation with Theodore Utchen

 

12:00 p.m. Auditorium

Native American Spirituality: Connecting with the Earth

Quentin YoungTo understand the Lakota spiritual way of life, it is important to understand the concept of Mitakúye Oyasin, one of the more important statements within the Lakota language. Mitakúye Oyasin cannot easily be explained through the English translation: We are all related or all my relatives. The deeper meaning is that we are a relative to all things within the universe. Mitakúye Oyasin is a state of being, a relationship not above or below, but with all things. One is not more important than a tree, a red ant or a river. The Lakota understand this and live by its teachings.

Quentin Young, a mixed blood Lakota, has been involved in the Lakota spiritual way of life since the age of 6. Quentin is the author of Mystic Visions: Black Elk’s Great Vision Clarified, and has taught at the College of DuPage. He has also lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Illinois regarding Black Elk’s vision and the Lakota spiritual way of life.

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12:00 p.m. Classroom

Dharma: The Way to a Meaningful Life

Hersh KhetapalDharma is a key concept with multiple meanings in the Indian religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. There is no single word translation for dharma in western languages. In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’.

Hersh Khetarpal is founder-director of Yog Sadhan Ashram, in West Chicago, IL. She was raised in a Yoga Ashram in India, learning from her father Satguru Chaman Lal Kapur, an accomplished yogi, and studying all the classical Hindu scriptures. Hersh is currently a full time spiritual teacher conducting classes and workshops.

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12:00 p.m Outside

Tai Ji & Qigong for Mental & Emotional Strength & Stability

Renee RyanQigong and Tai Ji are ancient forms of meditative movement rooted in Taoist philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine. In this class you will be taught movement and breathing exercises that will help calm and regulate your emotions, manage day-to-day stress and find your inner strength.

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.

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1:00 p.m. Auditorium

Buddhism and Freedom

John CianciosiFreedom is an ideal that we all aspire to, but there are many different ideas about what it really means. Many think of it in terms of “freedom to” which emphasizes the ability to do or say what you want, come and go as you please, and follow any “ism” that appeals to you. While this type of freedom is valid, it often fails to address the source of what truly imprisons us. Buddhism strives for true happiness, which is “freedom from” that which binds us.

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 in Wheaton.

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1:00 p.m. Classroom

Master Your Energy – Master Your Life

lydia Van den BroeckYour emotional state determines everything, including your ability to create what you desire. The things you hear (or believe your hear) during childhood become recordings that you replay over and over again throughout your life. These recordings are particularly tied to self-esteem issues such as feeling worthy of happiness, and can deplete the third chakra which affects your immune system and hormonal levels. We will explore how to raise our emotional state and energize this chakra.

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

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

Marillyn JohnstonTherapeutic 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 Therapeutic Touch 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.

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2:00 p.m. Auditorium

The Ageless Wisdom in the Modern World

Tim Boyd

The perennial wisdom is not restricted or limited to a particular time, it is always available to those who seek, and can always be applied for the well-being, happiness and spiritual growth of humanity. The Theosophical message is clear and inspiring, providing us with both the opportunity and the challenge of making a positive contribution to the world.

Tim Boyd, president of the Theosophical Society in America, is also the international president of the Theosophical Society. A long-time student of the Ancient Wisdom, Tim lectures internationally, conducting workshops on Theosophy and spirituality.

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2:00 p.m. Classroom

What is Kundalini?

Samadhi BanksThere are many misconceptions regarding Kundalini, often to do with ideas of "forcing" an awakening. We will explore the history, philosophy and practices relevant to this theory and energy to give a better understanding about what Kundalini really is. In a broader sense, it is a personal essence and vitality that can be used to elevate consciousness and allow us to live our lives with true purpose.

Samadhi Banks has been dedicated to natural healing, yoga and meditation for over 15 years, in addition to over 10 years teaching other forms of fitness and wellness, and implementing large-scale corporate wellness initiatives. Her dynamic teaching style is rooted in her study of Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga, as well as the meditation techniques of Buddhism and the Raja Yoga tradition of Brahma Kumaris. Samadhi is also a Reiki Master Teacher, and leads teacher training in Kundalini, Hatha, and children's yoga and meditation programs. She utilizes an energy-oriented, chakra-based perspective in her work, encouraging effective natural healing and balance at every level.

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2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Exploring Buddhist Meditation

Jack HatFieldExplore how Buddhist concepts and meditation techniques can help us deal with life's challenges that range from major problems such as health, financial, relationship, and work issues to the relatively minor ones such as the weather being too hot or an itching mosquito bite. Different meditation techniques will be discussed and a guided meditation will be offered.

Jack Hatfield has been a Buddhist practitioner, teacher, and leader for over 30 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.

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3:00 p.m. Auditorium

A Miracle Health System: Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong

Don MyersOne of the most widely practiced qigong systems in China, Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong, originated 1,500 years ago at the Shaolin Chan Buddhist Monastery but also has Taoist roots. Its seven gentle movements – performed standing, sitting, or lying down – activate and balance all the major acupuncture meridians. Regular practice enhances health, flexibility, performance, and the ability to heal from a broad range of ailments. Gain the agility of a flying dragon and the relaxed power of a pouncing tiger!

Don Myers has over 30 years of experience as a student of Taoism and practitioner of tai chi, qigong and neigong, and has taught for 25 years. Holding seven Instructor Certifications from Taoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis, Don is also a Certified Advanced Instructor and professional member of the National Qigong Association. He owns Silver Ox Tai Chi in Geneva (www.silveroxtaichi.com).

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3:00 p.m. Classroom

Turning Stress into Strength

Danelys VarcarcelThis talk will give perspective into the ageless teachings of Karma and how we can best gain knowledge from the stressful and adverse experiences of our hectic times and develop the necessary resilience to strengthen our spirituality amidst the world as it is today.

Danelys Valcarcel, a Cuban-born artist, is a student of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and Hindu philosophy who has dedicated the past 12 years of her life researching the field of spiritual education. Currently working at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America, Danelys is also a Montessori, Waldorf, and Krishnamurti teacher.

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3:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Labyrinth: Walking Your Spiritual Journey

John RobertsonLabyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering yet purposeful path The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. It is a metaphor for life's journey that involves growth, discovery, and learning to see clearly and deeply. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to "That Which Is Within."

John Robertson is the owner and chief instructor at Seven Stars Martial Arts, a leading provider of T'ai Chi, Qigong, Oriental wisdom and metaphysics classes throughout Dupage county. He has been helping bring health and wellbeing to many of its residents for over 11 years. His interest in labyrinths started when he took Reiki classes from an instructor who is also a world renowned labyrinth expert. John now shares the benefits of labyrinth walking and finger labyrinths with those seeking relaxation, stress relief, spiritual renewal and much more.

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4:00 p.m. Auditorium

Astrology and the Evolution of the Ascending Sign

Dave GunningAlmost everyone knows their Sun sign which is based on the day and month of birth, but there is much more to astrology than that. We all have an ascending sign as well, which is based not only on your day and month of birth, but also on the time you were born. This ascending, or rising, sign can give valuable information about your attitude towards life and even your physical appearance! On a deeper level, the ascending sign teaches us each a lesson that we need to learn. Speaker Dave Gunning will go over each sign’s lesson and show how signs evolve over time into subsequent signs that teach new lessons and reveal new virtues.

Dave Gunning is an astrological consultant, teacher and lecturer. His readings, classroom teachings, and talks have always emphasized the importance of the person’s interconnectedness to the Spiritual Self. Dave has written articles for Dell Horoscope magazine and Mountain Astrologer.

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4:00 p.m. Classroom

Quantum Physics, Holographic Universes and the Average Person

Sense-MuiQuantum physics and mechanics, the holographic universe and fractalic interpretations of life all seem to be very new, exotic and contemporary, yet in writings that go back to about 2,500 BCE and teachings that pre-date them, these seemingly contemporary ideas are taught as realties. We actually do live in a holographic universe, and not just one of them but many of them all at the same time. “Universe” is an outdated term; we live among multiverses, some parallel and others not so. The Buddha spoke of 32 dimensions of existence, Zhiyi postulated 10, contemporary scientists are now speaking of having discovered five and discuss what 11 would look like. There is truly nothing new under the sun.

Venerable Acharya Shaku Mui Shin Shi (Sensei Mui) was ordained as a Theravada monk in Thailand in 1971. He is currently the Abbot of the Hongaku Jodo Compassionate Lotus Tradition and Director of Buddhist Education for the Hongaku Institute for Buddhist Studies. Although he has a long career in the Mahayana traditions, Sensei Mui stays faithful to the early Buddhist scriptures.

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4:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Meditation for Spiritual Awareness

Sue GallagherWhether you call it contemplation or prayer of attention, every spiritual tradition recommends meditation to help achieve a peaceful, fulfilling life. During this workshop you will practice focusing on the inner Light to progress on your spiritual journey home. Come to learn the basic steps so you can practice this technique at home or anywhere you can sit in silence.

Dr. Susan Gallagher has been a member of Science of Spirituality since 1981 and has been mediating since the age of 10. Susan completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, San Diego and her doctorate in school psychology at the University of Oregon. She currently works in the near-west suburbs of Chicago as an educational administrator, supervising school psychologists and coordinating professional development activities for educators. She has lectured on various topics related to spirituality and meditation.

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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 using aromatherapy, sound, and guided meditation, Karen also facilitates many ceremonies honoring life passages, seasonal transitions, and for healing. She plays Native American flute, bass, and sings in a band with her husband John. Karen is available for personal consultation and musical performances.
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5:30 p.m. Auditorium

Gong Sound Meditation

Marian KrausThe goal in all healing, meditative and spiritual pursuits is to raise an individual’s vibratory frequency. Performing on gongs and singing bowls, Marian generates a broad and fascinating spectrum of vibratory sounds and frequencies which have the power to transform one’s being, take listeners into otherworldly realms, and provide space for relaxation, healing, and introspection.

Marian Kraus, a student and practitioner of metaphysics for over 30 years, utilizes three large gongs, several Himalayan singing bowls, four Burmese whirling gongs, tuning forks, and other instruments to present guided gong meditations. He is a member of the International Sound Healers Association, the Harmonic Therapy Association and is a licensed PSYCH-K® facilitator. Learn more at www.MarianKraus.com.

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 2016 TheosoFest Short Talks schedule

11:00 a.m.Service in the Spiritual Life 1 with Ananya Sri Ram Rajan

In many traditions, service is considered the highest form of spiritual discipline. But what does it mean to serve when walking the spiritual path? Are we serving by just being kind to people in our daily life? What is it about service that makes it the "highest form of spiritual discipline?" This 2-part talk will explore these questions

Ananya Sri Ram Rajan, LPC, is a fourth generation Theosophist and the newly-elected president of the Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) in the USA. She is editor of their journal For the Love of Life, author of Get Real! Fighting the Mythic Woman, Finding Your Authentic Self, and an internationally speaker on various Theosophical topics. Cofounder of Sadhana Integrative Therapies, Ananya uses her Theosophical background to help clients through their own self-discovery.

11:20 a.m.Service in the Spiritual Life 2 with Ananya Sri Ram Rajan

11:40 a.m.Sufism: The Mystical Dimension of Islam with Mazher Ahmed

Non-Muslims often mistake Sufism as a sect of Islam. But Sufism is described as an aspect or inner dimension of Islam, and you can find Sufi orders or Tariqas in both Sunni and Shia. As some Islamic knowledge is passed on in an oral tradition from teacher to student, Sufis track the association of their teacher to the prophet Muhammed.

Mazher F. Ahmed, born and educated in India, believes that interreligious work is essentially about breaking down barriers and building bridges. Involved in a number of interfaith endeavors, Mazher is vice president of the Batavia Islamic Center in Illinois, an emeritus trustee for the Council for a Parliament of World’s Religions, and founder of Interfaith Prayers for Peace

12:00 p.m.Polarity Therapy: A Unifying Health System with Dr. Damon Fazio

If you have persistent health conditions, would like to get off prescription medicine, or are interested in learning about a healthcare system that works to address the root cause of disorders rather than treating symptoms, take advantage of this opportunity! Dr. Fazio will give a brief introduction to Polarity Therapy, a health system uniting elements of Quantum Physics, the Vedas, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Greek Hermetics.

Dr. Fazio is a Naturopathic physician, registered Polarity Educator, and board-certified Polarity Practitioner. He has created, directed, and taught Polarity nationally and internationally since 1981. Visit www.drfazio.org to learn more about Polarity Therapy programs and classes and his private practice.

12:20 p.m.Come to Your Senses! with Nancy Hill

Together we’ll explore the magic of slowing down and tuning into our senses. Our souls long for a direct and immediate experience of the moment. When we pay attention to the senses, our experience goes from black and white to colorfully nuanced perceptions. It creates an invitation for the soul to enter. Walk away from this talk with a clear way to experience life more fully.

Nancy Hill, LCSW, is an author, long-time yoga practitioner, and devotee of creative spirit. With 40 years of social work experience, she says, “My life has given me the eyes of a painter, the ears of a psychotherapist, and the heart of a grandmother.” Her books include: Unfolding and Schmooze Your Muse. Visit her website: www.daremore.com.

12:40 p.m.Trillium Awakening: A Direct Path to Embodied Awakening with Bill Epperly

Many of us have been on the path for a long time. We may come to wonder if this is “IT,” or if there might be a greater awakening possible. Many have found the deeper realization they were seeking through the work known as Trillium Awakening. It is a direct path to embodied non-dual awakening, a path to the end of all seeking. In this short presentation, you’ll discover the distinctions that make Trillium unique and also learn a simple practice to take home and share.

Bill Epperly, Ph.D., is a biochemist and mystic. He has studied contemplative Christianity and Zen Buddhism and is a long-time student of Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality. He works as a spiritual mentor, teacher of contemplative prayer and meditation, and retreat leader. He teaches mindfulness meditation at DePaul University.

1:00 p.m.Black Elk Speaks Clarified with Quentin Young

In 1872 on the plains of Montana, a nine-year-old Lakota boy named Black Elk embarked on a journey to the spirit world where he met the Six Grandfathers. In his recent book, Mystic Visions: Black Elk's Great Vision Clarified, Quentin Young sheds new light on the visions chronicled in the spiritual classic Black Elk Speaks. Sharing excerpts from Mystic Visions, he’ll explain how Lakota traditions and Black Elk’s Great Vision apply to the world as a whole.

Quentin Young, a mixed blood Lakota, has been involved in the Lakota spiritual way of life since the age of six. He is the author of Mystic Visions: Black Elk’s Great Vision Clarified and has taught at the College of DuPage. He has also lectured at several colleges and universities throughout the Midwest regarding Black Elk’s vision and Lakota spiritual life.

1:20 p.m.Finding Balance in the Life with Hersh Khetarpal

In this complicated, complex world, finding equilibrium in our lives is not always easy. Juggling career, home and family, a social life, with a spiritual practice can be a challenge. Hersh will offer insights as to how to maintain a balanced life amidst constant change.

Hersh Khetarpal is founder-director of Yog Sadhan Ashram, in West Chicago, IL. She was raised in a Yoga Ashram in India, learning from her father Satguru Chaman Lal Kapur, an accomplished yogi, and studying all the classical Hindu scriptures. Hersh is currently a full-time spiritual teacher conducting classes and workshops.

1:40 p.m.2017: A “1” Universal Year in Numerology with Phillip Clark

What does 2017 have in store for us? Numerology uses numbers as symbols of the different vibrational patterns which make up our human experience. Not only a guide for our personal growth and development, it also gives us an overview of what is unfolding globally, nationally, and even at the level of the family. Each year a different cyclical vibration influences the universe and us as individuals!

Philip Clark earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northwestern University and after playing professional football in the NFL (he’s a former Chicago Bear), he had career in insurance as a salesman, manager, and trainer. Today, Philip is a Reiki-Master Teacher, certified professional psychic, and licensed Spiritual Counselor, speaking internationally on numerology, teaching numerology and meditation, and presenting seminars on meditation and stress management. Contact him at: dynamicdigits.com or medinumerics@msn.com.

2:00 p.m.When Do We Open to Oneness? with Danelys Valcarcel

Life propels us to learn certain important lessons, and one of those lessons is the realization of Oneness, the Brotherhood of All. Brotherhood is the foundational truth at the heart of all the wisdom traditions of the world. Although it remains a most noble intellectual spiritual ideal, it is far from the reach of our day-to-day awareness. Why? Danelys will share a practical perspective into how this ultimate reality can penetrate our individual human consciousness, not only through meditation, but in the midst of our daily tasks.

Danelys Valcarcel, a Cuban-born artist, is a student of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and Hindu philosophy who has dedicated the past twelve years of her life researching the field of spiritual education. Currently working at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America, Danelys is also a Montessori, Waldorf, and Krishnamurti teacher

2:20 p.m.Service and Spirituality with Jim Percic

Service to humankind is a major tenet in all the faith traditions throughout history and in all parts of the world. We will explore briefly how acts of service, however small, can have a positive spiritual impact on both the recipient and the doer of the good deed.

James M. Percic, MS, CRC, has dedicated his life to service to the people around him. He is a certified vocational rehabilitation counselor employed as the vocational supervisor for a national case management company assisting individuals who have been injured or been ill to find new employment. In addition, Jim has been active in the volunteer arena with organizations such as Healthy DuPage, Habitat for Humanity, and youth soccer programs.

2:40 p.m.Healthy Hints with Ayurveda with Pamela Myers

As the Autumnal Equinox approaches, get yourself in balance through Ayurveda! Pamela will share some tips and ways to balance your daily routine and also synchronize with the season.

Pamela Myers, AyC, LMT, RYT, is a certified Ayurveda practitioner and director of the Anahata Center in Lombard, IL. Having studied in India and China and with 20 years of experience, she maintains an Ayurvedic focus in her consultation, therapy, and class offerings. For more information, visit anahata9.net.

3:00 p.m.The Collective Diversity of Mysticism with Dan Smitherman

Although there are as many paths leading to the mystical experience as there are seekers, there seems to be a collective agreement and teaching that transformation through inner peace is a reality that can be reached. Ah, but how to attain that inner peace?

Dan Smitherman started volunteering at the Theosophical Society in 2012, and now it's his day job. Busy with family and work, he somehow finds time to contemplate "the big picture."

3:20 p.m.An Overview of Nonviolent Communication with Ted Lowe

Nonviolent Communication guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others, and resolve conflicts by focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting. It is a process centered on empathy that leads us toward a quality of connection among people where everyone’s needs are valued and met through compassionate giving, out of the joy of contributing to another human being.

Ted Lowe is a seeker of spirituality and the truth. He lives a peaceful ecological existence only a few blocks from the Theosophical Society's national center in Wheaton. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is very alive in him, and he wants to share its profound potential with like-minded people.

3:40 p.m.Thought Forms! What Are They? with Linda Dorr

The book Thought Forms, published in 1901 and authored by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, is a study on the nature and power of thoughts. Rupert Sheldrake refers to these phenomena as morphic resonance. Linda shares a few examples of how thought forms may be measurable and takes a quick look at the form, colors, and shapes evoked by different thoughts and emotions.

Linda Dorr is a member of the Wheaton Olcott Lodge. As a long-time student of both science and metaphysics, she is very happy to have discovered Theosophical teachings.

4:00 p.m.Living Within Love with Meredith Bosco

Energy healing is often sought for alleviating stress and promoting relaxation, but many people have questions as to what it is and how it works. Do we have to learn a specific method of energy healing, or is it innate in all of us? What is it that healers, through their practice, are connecting with, and can it be a useful tool for our everyday lives?

Meredith Bosco, a lifelong meditator and spiritual seeker, expresses her spirituality through the practice of energy healing as a Reiki Master Teacher and Therapeutic Touch Practitioner.

4:20 p.m.Advaita - Non-Duality in Action with Ed Moskowitz

Non-dual exploration is a hands-on kind of approach. It isn’t about being spiritually correct. It’s direct, experiential, and about exploring what seems to be in the way of freedom, peace and happiness. It’s one thing to believe that the tiger chasing you is only a mirage, however it’s another thing entirely to actually turn around and embrace the tiger and find out for sure.

Ed Moskowitz is a longtime Advaita aficionado and a member of the Wheaton Olcott Lodge. Involved with the long-running Advaita Study Group on Sunday evenings, he also co-facilitates the online Nisargadatta Advaita Study Group with Pablo Sender on Monday afternoons. Visit theosophical.org/programs/webinars.

4:40 p.m. – Indigenous Andean Gratitude Ceremony with Christine Pateros

This 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 or whispering-stones.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


             

 

 

 


 

 

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11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Meditation on Impermanence

Juli CesanoIn spite of a rooted human need of wanting things to remain the same, change is the very essence of life. When we search for happiness in the transitory, resisting the irrefutable truth of impermanence, we suffer. Meditating on the fleeting nature of each moment can bring us closer to the experience of true joy.

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.

12:00 p.m Outside

Tai Ji & Qigong for Mental & Emotional Strength & Stability

Renee RyanQigong and Tai Ji are ancient forms of meditative movement rooted in Taoist philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine. In this class you will be taught movement and breathing exercises that will help calm and regulate your emotions, manage day-to-day stress and find your inner strength.

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. Meditation Room

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

Marillyn JohnstonTherapeutic 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 Therapeutic Touch 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.

2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Exploring Buddhist Meditation

Jack HatFieldExplore how Buddhist concepts and meditation techniques can help us deal with life's challenges that range from major problems such as health, financial, relationship, and work issues to the relatively minor ones such as the weather being too hot or an itching mosquito bite. Different meditation techniques will be discussed and a guided meditation will be offered.

Jack Hatfield has been a Buddhist practitioner, teacher, and leader for over 30 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.

3:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Labyrinth: Walking Your Spiritual Journey

John RobertsonLabyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering yet purposeful path The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. It is a metaphor for life's journey that involves growth, discovery, and learning to see clearly and deeply. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to "That Which Is Within."

John Robertson is the owner and chief instructor at Seven Stars Martial Arts, a leading provider of T'ai Chi, Qigong, Oriental wisdom and metaphysics classes throughout Dupage county. He has been helping bring health and wellbeing to many of its residents for over 11 years. His interest in labyrinths started when he took Reiki classes from an instructor who is also a world renowned labyrinth expert. John now shares the benefits of labyrinth walking and finger labyrinths with those seeking relaxation, stress relief, spiritual renewal and much more.

4:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Meditation for Spiritual Awareness

Sue GallagherWhether you call it contemplation or prayer of attention, every spiritual tradition recommends meditation to help achieve a peaceful, fulfilling life. During this workshop you will practice focusing on the inner Light to progress on your spiritual journey home. Come to learn the basic steps so you can practice this technique at home or anywhere you can sit in silence.

Dr. Susan Gallagher has been a member of Science of Spirituality since 1981 and has been mediating since the age of 10. Susan completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, San Diego and her doctorate in school psychology at the University of Oregon. She currently works in the near-west suburbs of Chicago as an educational administrator, supervising school psychologists and coordinating professional development activities for educators. She has lectured on various topics related to spirituality and meditation.

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