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IndiaPalace  

 

   

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

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

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

     

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

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Taste at Common Space

Offering Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free Desserts

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

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

Olcott Library

 

 

 

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

Used Book Sale in the library!

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

 

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CNM  

 

 


Michelle Ennsmann, DC, ND
Chiropractic and Naturopathic Physician

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

Bemer     BEMER PHYSICAL VASCULAR THERAPY

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

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

   
Ramila Khatau
REFLEXOLOGY AND ACUPRESSURE THERAPIST


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

Vegie Dye Block Print scarf and clothing all hand made items

Aryuvedic consultations for Doshas

 Bharatbhushan    

Healing Hands Now
Bharat Kalra

Chakra assessment and balancing through pyramid energy.

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

I teach Reiki all the way upto teacher level.

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

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The Wellness Sanctuary Spiritual Teaching and Healing Center

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

www.wellnesssanctuary.net

   

The Gathering LIghthouse
Patty Glade

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

www.thegatheringlighthouse.org

     
Sandra Rueve

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

www.intentionbeads.com

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/intention_beads/

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/intentionbeads/

Shungite    

Vladimir Kazinets
House of Ayurveda

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

AGP    

 Linda Wagner

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

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

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

 Philip Clark      
Philip Clark

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

www.nvo.com/medinumerics

"LET YOUR NUMBERS BE YOUR GUIDE"

www.chicagohealers.com/practitioners/philip~clark

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      Escentials Aroma
Sarah Ingram

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

     

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phone: 708-540-3393

Website: www.ThirdEyeConsultant.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/ThirdEyeConsultant

 VIRIDE     Vride Wellness Spa

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

Website: http://viridemassage.com

 Maher Baba     Avatar Meher Baba Center of Chicago (AMBCC)

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

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

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

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

 
 John Gruba    

John J. Gruba – Intuitive Therapist

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

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

 

 Amy_Jamilah_Art    

 

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

amyjamilahhassanartcreations.com/

 

 

 Summit Lighthouse     Summit Lighthouse

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

 Light Heart Center     Qigong Healing Meditation
with Renee' Somer Ryan

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

 Conscious Community  

 

 

Conscious Community

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

 Karli Brown    

Karli Brown, Artist

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

 

 Olympia Chiropractic     Tushar Rawalji

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

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


 Namaste

    Namaste Salon:

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

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

 Creating One Heart     Patrick Feeney
Creating One Heart Ministries

Readings and Reiki - 10 minutes $25

Tina Marie - Psychic/Tarot Readings

Rev. Patrick - Reiki Healings

Colleen - Handcrafted wire-wrapped jewelry by Colleen

 Julie Jancius

 

   

Angel Messages, Energy Healing & Learning to Awaken with Julie Jancius:
Learn how to remove accumulated pain and stress from your body, and how to live in a state of joy, peace and bliss. Julie Jancius, Certified Reiki and Chios Master Teacher, uses a 4-step approach to help you heal yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. These 4-steps include angel messages, teaching you to live in a high-vibration, energy healing and thought repatterning. These tools can transform your life, improve your relationships and lead to a NEW YOU inside and out!

Learn more and book your TheosoFest session in advance at www.jancius.com.

Dauna Needom    

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

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

Website: ReadingsbyDauna.com

     

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

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

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

 Lisa Matras     Yoga inspired by lisa.
Lisa Matras

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

 

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

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

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


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

files/lindavince.jpg     Psychic and Tarot Readings

Professional Readers with over 40 years experience

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

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

 

       Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom.
Spin the Spiritual Wisdom Wheel to gain insights to your questions. Pick up free Spiritual Wisdom booklets on inner guidance, relationships, conquering fear, and more.
Have a question about past lives, dreams, or Soul Travel? Get your free copy of the Spiritual Experiences Guidebook with CD by Harold Klemp. Find information about ECK Light & Sound Services, roundtable discussions, children’s classes, and upcoming seminars. Listen to a CD of thousands of people chanting HU: a transforming sound and love song to God. Enter a free raffle to win a copy of Animals Are Soul, Too by Harold Klemp. More information about Eckankar at www.eckankar.org and www.eck-illinois.org. Visit us at the West Suburban Eckankar Center, 1315 Butterfield Road, Suite 200, in Downers Grove.
     

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

     

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

 

 

 

     

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

 

 Patty Horton    

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








 Emblema Colour.    
The Academy of European Arts and Culture

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

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

     

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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

 

     

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

 

 

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

      Positively You with MK

Are your cells healthy?

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

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

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

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

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

      Jeremy Wagner

Spiritual healings, spritiual readings, emotional healing

     

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

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

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

     

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

 

      Love of Learning LLC

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

      John Robertson
Seven Stars Martial Arts

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

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

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

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

     

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

Henna tattoo. Marbling art (Ebru art)

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

    Veronica Montinola

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

www.holisticfamilydoulas.com

     

Hope Chests

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

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

 

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

In TheosoFest Lama would offer:

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

 

 

 

 

 Sandy Passmore    

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

 

 

     


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

 

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

 

 

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

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Neelam Yoga Outlet

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

 

 

 

 

khjuwele    

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

 

 

 

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

     

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

     


Rakhi​ ​Mistry​

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



      KarmaCords® - Jewelry to Inspire . . .

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

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

 

     


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

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



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

       

Blue Lotus Temple and Meditation Center

 

 

 

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

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

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

www.riversedgecrystals.com

FB: www.facebook.com/riversedg

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

Established in 1987
by Ryan Elliott & Renee Ryan

Dedicated to
your well being . . .

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

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

    Sonhado
Lavender Flax Eye Pillow

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

    Todar Chakarov

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

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

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

Looking forward to meeting you...

Many blessings!

Ganapati Sarasvati & ArtTeo

www.facebook.com/CreationInLove

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

Contact Information

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

 

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

   

Marian Kraus Photography

www.mariankrausphotography.com

 

   

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Into the Light Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine 

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

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

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

 

 



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

    Sharyl Noday

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

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

 

   

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

 

 

 

   

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

naturalrefinery.com

 

     

 

Humanitarian Service Project
information and brochures

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

Presentations

Theosofest 2017

 

Schedule     Short Talks

Time Auditorium Classroom Meditation Room Outdoors
10:30 am Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions    
11:00 am The Truth about the Chakras and Kundalini
with Bishop Ruben Cabigting
Meher Baba’s Key Teachings on the Spiritual Path
with Fereshteh Azad & Jonathan Bader
Quieting-the-Mind Meditation with Theodore M. Utchen  

12:00 pm

Mitakúye Oyasin and the Tree of Life
with Quentin Young
Master Your Energy: What happens in 5th Dimensional Consciousness?
with Lydia Van den Broeck, Ph.D.

The Qigong Healing Meditation
with Renee Ryan

1:00 pm The Kabbalah: Key to Hidden Knowledge
with Richard Smoley

The Yoga of Nutrition 
with Danelys Valcarcel

 

Exploring Different Buddhist Meditations
with Jack Hatfield
Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan
with John Robertson
2:00 pm Perspectives from CG Jung: A Guide to Traveling the Spiritual Path
with Barbara B. Hebert, Ph.D.
Integral Insights on the Path of Centering Prayer
with Bill Epperly, PhD
Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice
with Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda
 
3:00 pm

The Buddha’s Way To A Trouble Free Mind
with John Cianciosi

 

The Life-Changing Power of Yin Yoga
with Maureen Fogerty

The Wisdom Within: Meditation in the Heart
with Juliana Cesano

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan
with John Robertson 
4:00 pm

The Moon's Monthly Transit through the Signs of the Zodiac
with Dave Gunning

Kundalini, Chakras, and Spirituality
with Samadhi Banks
The Seeker and the Silence
with Ananya Sri Ram Rajan
Despacho Ceremony
5:00 pm

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

 

 Theosofest 2017 Schedule of Presentations

10:30 a.m. Auditorium

Opening Ceremony: Prayers from Faiths of the World

11:00 a.m. Auditorium

The Truth about the Chakras and Kundalini

Ruben CabigtingExplore the Hindu and Buddhist chakra systems and learn about the three Solar Forces contributing to the creation of the chakras and kundalini, as well as the function of chakras in sustaining life, health, and well-being. Discover the role they play in Christian spirituality and rituals of other religious organizations, as the work of the Holy Spirit can parallel phenomena experienced in kundalini awakening.

Bishop 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.   top





11:00 a.m. Classroom


Meher Baba’s Key Teachings on the Spiritual Path

Fereshteh AzadAn Indian-born spiritual Master often known as “the Awakener” to His followers, despite keeping silent for 44 years, gave a vast treasure of information regarding the soul’s inner journey, the origins and cosmology of creation, the ultimate destiny of the soul, and very practical tips on staying connected and practicing the Inner Presence. Learn some highlights from His teachings, as well as valuable insights and stories from His close disciples.

Fereshteh Azad
is a writer, poet, translator, and follower of Meher Baba and has been serving as the President of Avatar Meher Baba Center of Chicago since 2010. She started her spiritual quest at the Theosophical Society in the late 90’s.

Jonathan Bader is a longtime follower of Meher Baba and serves as a program director for a statewide network of anti-poverty agencies in Madison, Wisconsin.  top




11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Quieting-the-Mind Meditation

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

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




12:00 p.m. Auditorium

Mitakúye Oyasin and the Tree of Life

Quentin YoungDuring Black Elk’s Great Vision, he noticed dancing horses turning into animals of every type and into every bird there is, and then flying back to the four directions where they had come from. The vision of these dancing horses, of every color and without number, changing into animals of every type, represents Mitakúye Oyasin (we are all related). Our relations also include the rivers, rocks, and the sacred flowering tree of life. Mitakúye Oyasin is more than just another statement; it a sacred way of life with all things in the universe.

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


 12:00 p.m. Classroom


Master Your Energy: What happens in 5th Dimensional Consciousness?

lydia Vanden Broeck_Transformation is finding its way into our Hearts and taking up residence there. Ascension can be disorienting, like being thrust into the unknown without a road map. Life can appear empty and flat as if there should be “more.” Grounding through the lower chakras is important for loosening up age-old emotions so that we neither continue to pay attention to them nor deny their existence. This will help us in our transformative process.

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.   top




12:00 p.m Meditation Room

The Qigong Healing Meditation

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

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




1:00 p.m. Auditorium

The Kabbalah: Key to Hidden Knowledge

Richard SmoleyThe Kabbalah, a mystical teaching rooted in Judaism, has played a central role in the Western esoteric traditions for hundreds of years. In this talk, Richard Smoley will explore the history of this enigmatic tradition and how it fits in with teachings such as Theosophy. He will introduce the Kabbalistic diagram known as the Tree of Life and show how it relates to human life and consciousness. He will also give some insights into Kabbalistic practice with a guided meditation.

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




1:00 p.m. Classroom

The Yoga of Nutrition

Danelys VarcarcelWe often find ourselves disturbed by the hectic pace of our lives and turn to Yoga, Zen, Meditation, and other relaxation techniques with the hope of regaining some inner balance and strength. Yet we continues to be thirsty and hungry for deeper nourishment and growth. This presentation will explore various spiritual aspects of nutrition such as our natural body and soul cycles, some fundamental elements of health, and how to nourish and vitalize the subtle bodies of consciousness to meet the spiritual challenge of our times.

Danelys Valcarcel Cuellar, a Cuban-born artist, is a student of Theosophy, Anthroposophy, and Hindu philosophy who has dedicated the past thirteen 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.   top

 



1:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Exploring Different Buddhist Meditations

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

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




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

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

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

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




2:00 p.m. Auditorium

Perspectives from CG Jung: A Guide to Traveling the Spiritual Path

Barbara HebertJung synthesized many aspects of Eastern and Western thought, bringing about different perspectives and insights for many. Some of Jung's more famous statements can be used as guideposts in traveling the spiritual path and increasing our spiritual awareness.

Barbara B. Hebert, Ph.D., is director of the University Counseling Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Barbara, a third-generation Theosophist involved in local, regional, and national offices throughout her years of membership, currently serves as president of the Theosophical Society in America.  top




2:00 p.m. Classroom

Integral Insights on the Path of Centering Prayer

Bill EpperlyThis interactive program will consider the Path of Centering Prayer from the perspective of Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality. We will examine Wilber’s model of the spiritual path, a path he says invites us to 1) “wake up,” or move toward non-duality, 2) “grow up,” or move towards psychological maturity, and 3) “show up” as a transformed person in the world. You’ll see your path from a novel perspective and learn tools to enrich your contemplative journey.

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 director, presenter on The Method of Centering Prayer, and retreat leader. He teaches mindfulness meditation at DePaul University.   top




2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

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

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




3:00 p.m Auditorium

The Buddha’s Way To A Trouble-Free Mind

John CianciosiThe ultimate purpose of the Buddha’s teaching is to guide us toward the realization of enlightenment, the highest peace, or living with a completely trouble-free mind. However, the Buddha was well aware of the nature of ordinary life and the normal concerns, challenges, and problems that we all face. So, in addition to encouraging us to strive for the lofty goal of Nirvana, he also offered very pragmatic advice on how to live life and deal with the various experiences and problems that we encounter in a way that allows us to maintain a trouble-free mind.

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.  top

 

 

 




3:00 p.m. Classroom

The Life-Changing Power of Yin Yoga

Unlike many forms of yoga, yin yoga focuses on the connective tissues between muscles, rather than on the muscles themselves. Working the connective tissues helps to stretch your muscles and opens the hip joints, shoulders, and back. This course will cover modifiable poses that reach every muscle and joint in your body. You will also learn the science behind yin yoga and how to tailor your practice to your specific needs. Yin yoga is an essential practice for anyone, and is especially useful to mature practitioners seeking greater mobility.

Maureen Fogerty, certified and Yoga Alliance trained instructor, has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She studied yoga with Paul Grilley, one of the most respected teachers in the yin yoga practice. Maureen teaches at private, corporate and public locations.   top




3:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Wisdom Within: Meditation in the Heart

Juli Cesano

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

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

 

 




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

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

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

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




4:00 p.m. Auditorium

The Moon's Monthly Transit through the Signs of the Zodiac

Dave GunningEveryone is aware of their Sun sign in astrology, which is based on one's day of birth and symbolically represents the will to shape our inner character and outer destiny. Most people however are unaware of their Moon sign which represents our daily emotions and desires.

In this presentation we will discuss the meaning of the Moon's monthly ingress through the twelve signs of the zodiac. The Moon transits through each sign in about two and a half days and thus through all the signs about once a month. I want to discuss the meaning of the Moon through each sign and show how people can utilize these various energies.

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. top


 

4:00 p.m. Classroom

Kundalini, Chakras, and Spirituality

Samadhi Banks Learn about the connection between the Kundalini energy, the chakras, and spirituality - and how it can help you gain a greater awareness within yourself, in your relationships with others, in your sense of spiritual connection, and in your daily life.

Samadhi Banks has been dedicated to natural healing, yoga and meditation for over 15 years. 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.   top




 

 

4:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Seeker and the Silence

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

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

 

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5:00 p.m. Drumming Circle


Spirit Circle Drumming

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

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




5:30 p.m. Auditorium

Gong Sound Meditation

Marian_Gabriela_KrausThe goal in all healing, meditative and spiritual pursuits is to raise an individual’s vibratory frequency. Performing on gongs and singing bowls, Marian and Gabriela generate 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 and Gabriela Kraus have studied gongs with renowned master teachers and bring a colorful life history with their European and Latin American origins. Their inherent musical abilities, years of studies in psychology and metaphysics, and life experiences in health and wellness-related programs in international corporate settings work together to facilitate a transformational and healing experience. Visit delamora.life for more information.   top

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

$25 per person

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Short Talks schedule

11:00 a.m.
Phillip ClarkNumerology of 2017 - New Starts and New Beginnings!

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. 2017 is a “1”!

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.


11:30 a.m.
Demystifying the Tarot

Tania BrownThe beauty of Tarot cards today is their accessibility to all. They do not require interpretation by only the means of a scholarly professional or privileged mystic--decoding and working with the Tarot has never been easier! Throw away the rules, the uncertainty, and mental barriers by learning how the Tarot can be used for personal insight, meditation, and positive guidance for your daily affairs.

Tania Brown received her first Tarot deck as a Christmas present from her father. He loved and encouraged the interest that she had in a mystery tradition. She uses a Paul Foster Case B.O.T.A deck and feels that readings are an epic journey inward, and like a physical mirror, the Tarot is the internal reflection, calling for self-awareness to make constructive, healthy choices that enliven you.

Make an appointment with Tania for a Tarot reading on Tuesday afternoons or join the Tarot group she facilitates on the first Saturday of the month from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at the Quest Book Shop.


12:00 p.m.

Soul-sync Meditation

Soul-Sync is a powerful daily meditation. Benefits of regularly practicing Soul-Sync Meditation are: internally growing happier and more peaceful, attracting love and abundance in life, and creating harmonious external situations. Tap into the depths and experience your true self!

Rev. Kristin Panek, Spiritual Director of the Flowering Heart Center, has guided individuals and groups to tap into their authenticity and create more powerful connections with their higher selves, others in their lives, and with Divine Presence. Licensed as a Guide by Shematrix, Kristin is a certified Oneness Trainer, and also has completed a 500-hour Yoga Roots teacher training program. Kristin is accredited by the School of Natural Healing as a Master Herbalist and is also a Reiki Master.


12:30 p.m.

“Playing Nice” in the Multi-religious Sandbox

How do you clarify and explain specifically Christian concepts a world full of religious plurality? Who might this apply to, and what about our diverse neighbors? These are difficult questions for those seeking to have their religious needs met by a God shaped by the love Christianity has professed.

Rev. Dr. Jay Moses is pastor at Hope Presbyterian Church in Wheaton. He studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, Northern Seminary, and the Catholic Union, with a specialization in Interreligious Dialogue. He has worked for the Presbyterian Church in Chicago for interreligious understanding for more than a decade and is a member of the Wheaton Interreligious Council. Jay also teaches at the Marion E. Wade Center in Wheaton and Elmhurst College.

Don’t miss Rev Moses’ Thursday lecture “What Does Salvation Mean in a Multi-Religious World?” on December 14, 7:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Service in the Spiritual Life

Ananya-RyanIn 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 talk will explore these questions and more.

Ananya Sri Ram Rajan, LPC, is a fourth generation Theosophist and 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.


1:30 p.m.

The Oneness of Humanity: The Bahá’í Faith Perspective

JamesPercic_f.jpgLike all great Faiths, the Baha’i teachings have a dual aim—to speak to the inner spirit of each human being, and to propel the process of positive social development forward. Jim will share how today’s Bahá’ís are working toward achieving oneness of humanity in both the practical and the spiritual realms.

James M. Percic, MS, CRC, a member of the Bahá’í Faith since 1970, 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.


2:00 p.m.

The Chakras and the Three Channels

Ray GrasseThis talk will address the unique perspective on the chakras offered by the Kriya Yoga tradition. Chakras are formed at the junction of three connected energy shafts that ascend the spine, one on each side of the central channel, running parallel to the spinal cord. Our material bodies could not exist without them for they serve as gateways for the flow of energy and life into our physical bodies.

Ray Grasse is a Chicago-based astrologer, writer, and photographer. Author of The Waking Dream, Signs of the Times, and Under a Sacred Sky, his latest release is An Infinity of Gods. On the editorial staff of the Theosophical Society for ten years, Ray is currently associate editor of The Mountain Astrologer magazine. He has lectured internationally on the topics of astrology, synchronicity, meditation, and hypnosis, and maintains an active astrological practice with clients around the United States and abroad. Visit his website: www.raygrasse.com.


2:30 p.m.

Experiencing the Spiritual

Meredith BoscoLet's take a look at some deepening techniques and find the fulfillment, inspiration, and freedom they offer when we embrace the gift of experiencing the spiritual in our every day 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.


3:00 p.m.

Say "Yes" and See Your Best

Do you have a history of taking care of everyone else at the expense of your own wellbeing? Are you exhausted and concerned about your physical, emotional and spiritual health? Theresa invites you to shed the heavy burden of past responsibilities, so that you can make your own self-care a priority. Laugh, cry and transform with her, as she takes you through a journey of self-love and acceptance, and supports you in creating your unique path towards greater self-nurturing.

Theresa Puskar, a highly skilled inspirational speaker and motivator, is committed to edu-taining her clientele; her signature trait is her exceptional ability to entertain her audiences while educating them. With a background as a professional actress, she incorporates wacky characters and powerful stories throughout her presentations, incorporating experiential exercises and practical applications to assist participants in moving forward in their lives.


3:30 p.m.

Creative Thinking and the Tarot

VincentPitisci_F.jpgUnderstanding the mystery of Tarot cards and how to use them can help us be more creative. With this new knowledge, we open up the doors of possibilities never seen before. Vince will explain how to use the Tarot and reveal groundbreaking insight into why this system can be applied so effectively.

Vincent Pitisci is a life-long student of metaphysics and mysticism. A professional psychic and Tarot advisor since 1992, he is the author of Genius of the Tarot: A Guide to Divination with the Tarot and The Essential Tarot: Unlocking the Mystery. Using his psychic awareness, he has read for celebrities, judges, congressmen, and people from all walks of life. Visit his website: www.pitisci.com for more information.


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Despacho Ceremony: Traditional Andean Earthkeepers' Living Prayer Offering

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

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

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Meditation 

 

11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Quieting-the-Mind Meditation

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

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

12:00 p.m  Meditation Room

The Qigong Healing Meditation

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

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

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

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

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

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

1:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Exploring Different Buddhist Meditations

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

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

2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

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

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

3:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Wisdom Within: Meditation in the Heart

Juli Cesano-

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

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

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

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

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

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

 

4:00 p.m. Meditation Room

The Seeker and the Silence

Ananya-Ryan

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

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

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