Presentations

Theosofest 2019

 

 

Schedule  

Time Auditorium Nicholson Hall Meditation Room Activities
Tent
Labyrinth Fire Pit Area
10:15 am Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions  
11:00 am The Quest for Happiness
with Radhanath Swami
Karma, Past Lives, and Relationships
with Dave Birr
Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice
with Marililyn Johnston-Svoboda

11:00 - 11:30 Yoga Standing Poses
with Juliana Cesano 11:30 - 12:00 Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi
with John Robertson

12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Native Americans and Their Mystic Visions
with Quentin Young
Ayurveda and Brain Health: How to Have a Balanced Mind in a Stressed Out World with Dr. Trupti Gokani Mindfulness Meditation
with Bill Epperly
Accupresure Pulse Assessment Session
with Renee Ryan
Exploring and Experiencing the Labyrinth
with Neal Harris
2- 3 pm Reincarnation: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Implications with Barbara Hebert Listening as an Act of Love
with Leslie Sann

Buddhist Meditation: Serenity and Insight
with John Cianciosi
2:00 - 2:30 Yoga Standing Poses
with Juliana Cesano 2:30 - 3:00 Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi
with John Robertson
3:30 - 4:30 pm The Buddhist Way to Radiant Joy
with Bhante Sujatha
A Doctor's Guide to Energy Healing
with Dr. Marilyn Mitchell
The Wisdom Within: Heart Centered Meditation
with Juliana Cesano

The Native American Ceremonial Pipe

with Quentin Young
Exploring and Experiencing the Labyrinth
with Neal Harris
5:00 pm

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

 

Theosofest 2019 Presenters, Topics & Schedule

 

10:15 a.m. Auditorium
Opening Ceremony: Prayers from World Traditions

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PRESENTATIONS

11:00 a.m. Auditorium
The Quest for Happiness
Radhanath SwamiWe all yearn for love in its many forms. Why, then, is our desire to always live, love, and be loved so often and repeatedly thwarted by life’s realities? Might these longings point to a higher level of reality? Might exploring spirituality provide us some answers? Join New York Times bestselling author and international speaker Radhanath Swami for a riveting talk that will, through contemporary anecdotes, analogies, and analysis, reveal our truest, deepest, and highest potential.

Radhanath Swami, born Richard Slavin in Chicago, is a world-renowned speaker, life coach, social activist, acclaimed author, and a spiritual leader traveling around the world sharing the message of love and compassion to humanity. His powerful yet humble demeanor and conscious presence has transformed the hearts and minds of millions. Over the past 25 years, he has guided and directed the development of a number of acclaimed social action projects including Midday Meals, which serves more than a million plates of food to underprivileged children in Mumbai daily. He has also worked to establish missionary hospitals and eye camps, eco-friendly farms, schools, and orphanages.

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11:00 a.m. Nicholson Hall

Karma, Past Lives, and Relationships
David BirrIt is only by fully expressing our soul qualities in relationships with others that we experience our own soul. The primary purpose of relationships is to enable each soul to grow in its innate divinity. This is also the purpose of reincarnation. Explore how karmic memories profoundly affect your feelings in relationships. Examples of how karmic memory works will be presented. Karmic memories from the past can reveal what needs to be healed and what can be celebrated in relationships. How we apply our spiritual knowledge is what counts in the earth plane. How does your example of soul expression encourage others to more fully express their souls?

David Birr has facilitated weekly soul growth groups for 50 years. He has taught courses and presented lectures on many topics, including intuition, dreams, soul development, meditation, reincarnation, and karma.

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11:00 a.m Meditation Room
Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice
Marilyn JohnstonTherapeutic Touch® (TT) is a healing practice of the heart, mind, and hands. It has strong Theosophical roots, as Dora Kunz, past president of the Theosophical Society, was the co-creator of TT along with Dr. Dolores Krieger. It is both an active healing practice created to help those who suffer, and a meditative practice for the practitioners. Guided by compassion, it brings a deep sense of inner peacefulness, quietude, and a sense of wellbeing. Join us to learn about this special healing modality.

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

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11:00 a.m. Outside Tent

Yoga Standing Poses
Juliana CesanoJoin us for some standing yoga postures as we cultivate present moment awareness. Each practice can bring you closer to your natural state, as you expand in relaxation, flexibility, and strength. No experience necessary!

Juliana Cesano, is a certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT, and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America. She has been a member of the Theosophical Society for twenty years, and spent two years at the international headquarters in Chennai, India. 
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11:30 a.m. Outside Tent
Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi
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. No experience necessary!

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

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12:30 p.m. Auditorium
Native Americans and Their Mystic Visions
Quentin YoungThis lecture offers a look into the great visions of Wicasa Wakan (Holy Men) such as Black Elk’s Great Vision of the Flowering Tree of 1872, and Wovoka’s Ghost Dance of 1890. Learn about the contents of each vision and how these visions impacted the Indigenous people of the high plains and all people of the world for over four generations.

A book signing of Mystic Visions: Black Elk’s Great Vision Clarified will follow the program.

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

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12:30 p.m Nicholson Hall
Ayurveda and Brain Health: How to Have a Balanced Mind in a Stressed Out World

Gokani.jpgDo you or someone you love suffer with low energy, feeling overwhelmed, episodes of anxiety, insomnia, and/or pain? Maybe you are seeking a way to avoid brain disease and have a strong brain for years to come? Then this is a MUST ATTEND lecture to help you get to the root of your challenges. Brain disease is on the rise! We must take action to prevent it. In this lecture, Dr. Gokani, a board-certified neurologist trained in Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine, will share her 4-Step process to optimizing brain health.

Her proprietary process, which has been developed over a decade, incorporates western medical approaches alongside ancient wisdom and philosophy. Learn novel approaches using lifestyle, diet, supplements, teas, and mind work to enhance your natural brain function. You will learn about brain typing and how to use actionable steps to balance your body type, thus reducing your symptoms.

Dr. Gokani is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show and is the author of The Mysterious Mind: How to Use Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Heal Your Headaches and Reclaim your Health. She is a physician trainer and speaker.

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12:30 p.m Meditation Room
Mindfulness Meditation
Bill EpperlyMindfulness meditation is a path to enhanced spiritual awareness and, ultimately, awakening to our interconnectedness to all life. Learn an integral form of mindfulness meditation that embraces four key aspects of life: Self, Body, Relationships, and Social Engagement.

Bill Epperly, PhD, is a research biochemist who left the lab in pursuit of enlightenment. He has studied contemplative Christianity, Zen Buddhism, and Ken Wilber’s integral spirituality. He teaches mindfulness at DePaul University and serves individuals as a spiritual coach and teacher. His websites are billepperly.com and integralawakenings.com.   

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12:30 p.m. Outside Tent
Jin Shin Do ®Bodymind Acupressure® Pulse Assessment
Renee RyanHow do we? Renee Ryan will take several pulses on volunteers from the audience, and then show how to determine which meridians to work on in a session to bring balance for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. She will also show how eating and drinking water influences your pulses. Volunteers will then have the opportunity to hold different gemstones and smell essential oils to witness how they affect your pulses.

Renee Ryan has practiced the healing arts for 30 years and has studied qigong and tai ji in the United States, China, and Korea. She is an acupressure and massage therapist and a Tai Chi/Qigong & JSD Acupressure Teacher. Renee is also co-director of the Lightheart Center for Healing Arts in Winfield, Illinois.

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12:30 p.m. Outside Labyrinth
Exploring and Experiencing the Labyrinth
Neal HarrisFor over four millennia, labyrinths have been wonderful tools to enhance relaxation and intuition. They have helped people relax, meditate, make healthy life choices, and connect to their spiritual guidance. In this talk, you’ll learn about labyrinths and how to walk the outdoor labyrinth at the Theosophical, and take a guided group walk on that labyrinth.

Neal Harris, M.A., is a licensed clinical professional counselor, Reiki teacher and owner of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center in Barrington. In 1997, he created the first permanent outdoor walking labyrinth in Illinois and has consulted on and created other public labyrinths including the one at the Theosophical Society. He also designs wood and plastic finger labyrinths and manuals for creating walking labyrinths. Neal is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and a Certified Veriditas Facilitator.

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2:00 p.m. Auditorium
Reincarnation: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Implications
Barbara_HebertReincarnation has been a topic of great interest to many individuals through the years. It has moved from a forbidden topic to a subject that is casually discussed in daily conversation. More than this, however, the ancient teaching of reincarnation provides us with direction for living our daily lives and offers insight into the often confusing and tumultuous world around us.

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

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2:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall
Listening as an Act of Love
Leslie Sann.Communication is an active art between speaker and listener. Listening is often taken for granted in communications, yet listening to another person, truly listening, is one of the most pure signs of love we can share. In this interactive presentation, you will learn to identify the distinction between listening and hearing, experience how you listen to yourself and to others, learn how listening shapes your reality, and expand your capacity to listen, and therefore, to love.

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

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2:00 p.m. Meditation Room
Buddhist Meditation: Serenity and Insight
The Buddha said that nothing gives us more trouble than an untrained mind, and nothing brings more benefit than the well-trained mind. Through the practice of meditation we can explore the mind and gradually develop peace and clarity. We must take time for introspection, observe the nature of the mind, and teach it to abandon its constant preoccupation with "thinking about stuff.’ Gradually, we will begin to experience the arising of deep insight.

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

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2:00 p.m. Outside Tent
Yoga Standing Poses
Juli CesanoJoin us for a few standing yoga postures as we cultivate present moment awareness. Each practice can bring you closer to your natural state, as you expand in relaxation, flexibility, and strength. No experience necessary!

Juliana Cesano, is a certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT, and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America. She has been a member of the Theosophical Society for twenty years, and spent two years at the international headquarters in Chennai, India.

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2:30 p.m. Outside Tent
Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi
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. No experience necessary!

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

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3:30 p.m. Auditorium
The Buddhist Way to Radiant Joy
Bhante_Sujatha_The ancient texts of the Buddha tell us that no external condition can be the cause of our happiness; only the mind has that ability. When people understand the root cause of their struggles and learn what to do with their minds to make things better, sustainable happiness and radiant joy are the result. Bhante Sujatha has taught many people over the years how to empower the mind and cultivate the qualities that will help them find strength and happiness, as well as a burning desire to add more love to the world. When we understand our mind, we begin to re-shape our behavior and feelings about so many things… It’s the most loving act of service we can do for ourselves and the world.

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

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3:30 p.m. Nicholson Hall
A Doctor's Guide to Energy Healing
Marilyn MitchellDr. Marilyn Mitchell will discuss how energy healing works and how it can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions and symptoms. Learn about the inner source of vitality and healing that we all possess, and how it has been used to help many people achieve optimal health and well being, even when faced with serious and life-threatening illnesses. Whatever the dysfunction or ailment, energy healing opens you to a deeper sense of ease, well-being and purpose, and brings you back to your true self.

Dr. Marilyn Mitchell received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Chicago. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Mitchell is also certified by the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and the EnergyTouch School of Advanced Healing. She is an educator, speaker, intuitive and health visionary and is a leader in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Mitchell is also the founder of HealingSpace Medical Center and mission, and author of The True Nature of Healing: A Surgeon's Soul Journey.

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3:30 p.m. Meditation Room
The Wisdom Within: Heart Centered Meditation
Juli Cesano-As much as we like to depend on external sources for guidance and direction, the answers to all questions are within our spiritual heart. Books, seers, and teachers can be a source of inspiration and support, but only in the process of establishing a deeper relationship with our own inner wisdom can we create the opportunity to hear the most valid promptings.

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

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3:30 p.m. Outside at the Labyrinth
Exploring and Experiencing the Labyrinth
For over four millennia, labyrinths have been wonderful tools to enhance relaxation and intuition. They have helped people relax, meditate, make healthy life choices, and connect to their spiritual guidance. In this talk, you’ll learn about labyrinths and how to walk the outdoor labyrinth at the Theosophical, and take a guided group walk on that labyrinth.

Neal Harris, M.A. is a licensed clinical professional counselor, Reiki teacher and owner of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center in Barrington. In 1997, he created the first permanent outdoor walking labyrinth in Illinois and has consulted on and created other public labyrinths including the one at the Theosophical Society. He also designs wood and plastic finger labyrinths and manuals for creating walking labyrinths. Neal is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and a Certified Veriditas Facilitator.

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3:30 p.m. Outside Tent

The Native American Ceremonial Pipe
Quentin Young

A ceremonial pipe is a particular type of smoking pipe, used by a number of Native American cultures in their sacred ceremonies. Traditionally they are used to offer prayers in a religious ceremony, to make a ceremonial commitment, or to seal a covenant or treaty. Indigenous peoples of the Americas who use ceremonial pipes have names for them in each culture's indigenous language.  Quentin Young will explain the origin of the Caŋnuŋpa (Pipe), how it came to the people, and how it is used. People will be invited to join in the ceremony of lighting the pipe and sending up the prayers.

 

The prayers and living mandala of plants and flowers are 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.

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

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5:00 p.m. Drumming Circle
Spirit Circle Drumming
Karen-Tlusty-RissmanCelebrate your spirit through music and movement! Join us in sacred space for healing rhythms and dance. Based on a blend of traditions, the drum circle draws on our most ancient roots to create expressions of love and joy, raising energy that is held in silence and then sent out in offerings of prayer, followed by grounding. Although some instruments will be available, please bring drums, rattles, or other rhythm instruments if possible. Meet outdoors at the Stone Circle south of the labyrinth.

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

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5:30 p.m. Auditorium
Guided Gong Sound Meditation
Marian_Gabriela_KrausThe goal in all healing, meditative, and spiritual pursuits is to raise an individual’s awareness and vibratory frequency. Following a guided meditation, Marian and Gabriela generate a colorful bouquet of vibratory sounds and energetic rhythms by harnessing the ancient power of large gongs and singing bowls. The couples' inimitable sound excursions take listeners into otherworldly realms and provide a nurturing space for relaxation, healing, and introspection - all ideal portals to personal transformation.

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

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

$25 per person in advance, $30 at the door

Register here

   

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Vendors

 

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IndiaPalace  

 

   

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

Vegetable samosa, Aloo Matter, Chana Masala, Rice, Naan, Mango Lassi

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

 

   

BRICK'S WOOD FIRED PIZZA

PIZZA: Classic Margherita, Quattro Formaggi, Very Veggie, Simply Spinach,
Artichoke & Grilled Bell Pepper, Build your own pizza options,
gluten free & Vegan options.

Olcott Library

 

 

 

  Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library
Used Book Sale in the library! 
Free magazines, audios, videos! 

Visit the library's collection representing sacred traditions from around the world. Learn how you can access the library and its many resources for your needs whether in person or from afar.
Explore: https://catalog.swanlibraries.net/client/en_US/tod


 

 

   
The Theosophical Society
Information about The Theosophical Society,
brochures, classes, special events, programs.
Eckankar    

Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom

Spin the Spiritual Wisdom Wheel to gain insights to your questions. Listen to a CD of thousands singing HU, a transforming sound, and love song to God. Pick up free Spiritual Wisdom booklets on inner guidance, dreams, relationships, conquering fear, and much more. Find information on ECK Light and Sound Services, round table discussions, children's classes, and upcomng seminars. Enter a free book raffle to win a book by Harold Klemp.
More information at www.eck-illinois.org or 630-427-5950.

     

Waldorf School of DuPage

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.

 

   

Dynamic Digits

Numerology helps us understand our Soul's Purpose for this LIFE and the tools and resources we were given to accomplish it. Our Birth Angels mirror our connection to the DIVINE and help us translate what is meant by "Bringing Heaven Down to Earth!

 

   

Whispers of Love with Linda Roberts

Learn more about your animals with an intuitive reading. Whispers of Love offers 15-minute animal communication sessions for $40 as well as Reiki and Shamanic/Intuitive healings for people and animals. Stop by to enter the raffle for a FREE reading. 

 

 

 

   

The Bada Creative and Leaping Hare Pottery

Stop by for an amazing collection of handmade porcelain and stoneware creations from these unique ceramic artists. Items include animal spirit masks, small treasure holders, lidded jars, incense burners, pendants, altar bowls, and candle holders.

 

     

Pre-Loved Goddess Jewelry

Some things old… Some things new… Some things in-between! We'd love to spend some time with you and help you find some bling. Thank you to all our customers from past TheosoFESTS!

 

   

Tarot Readings with Lynda Spino and Vincent Pitisci 

Lynda is a psychic, empath and healer. She has had the gift since childhood.It comes from a space of love, light and compassion. She has studied alternative healing workforce for 40 years. Her readings give insight on relationships, career, health, finances and one's deeper self. Lynda uses oracle cards if you desire.

Vincent is a professional Tarot card reader, teacher, lecturer, and author of four books on the Tarot. He has been a longtime friend of the Theosophical Society. His readings are straight forward, informative, and are considered on an advanced level.

 

 

   

Animal Reiki with Amber

Animal Reiki with Amber helps provide a restorative balance for your pet companion through energetic healing. This connection opens the space for your pet to heal on a physical, social, and emotional level. Amber will be sharing animal Reiki information and 15-minute Reiki-infused tuning fork sessions for your pets.

 

   

The Lightheart Center

Come to our booth for free smiles and hugs. Receive massage and healing sessions for $1 per minute. Join our email list and be entered in a raffle for great prizes, products, and services. See you there!

   

The Gathering Lighthouse

The Gathering Lighthouse will be providing psychic medium readings, Tarot card readings, Reiki healings.


 

   


Moonlight Healers

Moonlight Healers will be offering Reiki and selling jewelry.

   

The 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.

  Katherine Einhorn    

 

Katherine Einhorn

Katherine is an intuitive Oracle and Goddess card reader. She has a psychological background and helps people raise their vibration to walk their best path. She also creates art and gemstone trees.

     


Whole Life Whole Yoga 

is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We provide yoga instruction for special needs people. At TheosoFEST, we sell yoga related goods at our booth. Your purchase will help us continue our service for people with disabilities.

  Kassandra      

Tarot Readings with Kassandra

Kassandra's insightful card readings will entertain and surprise you. She is an experienced Tarot card reader and crafter of Tarot art. See your favorite tarot cards in recycled picture frames and art boxes. 

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Moonshadow Healing

Enjoy Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy!

 

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Art Girl Pottery

Linda Wagner is a Wheaton ceramist offering a unique twist on slab pottery.  She uses a combination of lettering, vintage laces, stamps and found items to impress designs into earthenware clay. Her artistic creations include dishes with inspirational quotes, bowls, vases, mirrors, wall art, and an incredible selection of unique pendants.  There is also a line of fully customizable pieces.  No two pieces are ever the same!

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Melissa Mahon

Dr. Melissa Mahon of Journey To Present will be offering complimentary Access Consciousness Bars mini-sessions. The Bars are 32 unique points on the head that correlate to different areas and aspects of life. During an Access Bars session, a practitioner gently touches these points to release the electromagnetic charge of all thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions, and beliefs that may have limited you in the concerned life areas. Dr. Melissa is a Bars Facilitator and Practitioner, meaning she teaches classes to learn Access Bars as well as does individual Bars sessions in Geneva, IL.

       

Spring Forest Qigong

Stop by for a variety of Qigong healing offerings that use your energy, generational energy, and the practitioner’s energy to open up blockages in your system for emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual healing!


  Heartfulness      

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 Heartfulness meditation. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable us to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation. Join us at our booth to experience Heartfulness relaxation and meditation. You can also visit our center in Lombard to fully experience Heartfulness meditation.

       

Lillia Rose Hair Accessories

Lilla Rose offers affordable, hand crafted, high quality hair accessories. We have decorative hair sticks, decorative bobby pins, headbands, name badge holders and our trademarked Flexi Clip, which is strung on music wire.  The Flexi Clip stays in place from the tension of the clip around the thickness of your hair, so it will never slip out. It is a custom fit and it does not damage your hair.  Our products will turn a bad hair day into a FAB hair day in a matter of seconds!

  Dorothy Bury Shaw    

 Dorothy Bury Shaw

Artist,  author, and poet Dorothy Bury Shaw  fell in love with a divine Presence as a very small girl.  Through a lifetime of exploration, she began to experience again a greater Whole, and the depth of that all-encompassing closeness she knew as a child, a Oneness, a profound Interbeing, a Love Without Distance. Dorothy Bury Shaw’s art and poetry focuses primarily on the spiritual journey of the untamed woman. She explores the courageous aspects of self-discovery, awakening, and expanding of the heart.  In her art she achieves a rich, other-worldly quality by the use of intricate layers of ink, watercolor and colored pencil on rag paper. Every line is purposeful; each element is symbolic. She brings her art, her poetry, books, and note cards to TheosoFEST for the first time this year and looks forward to meeting and connecting with the attendees!

  Journeys Path    

The Journey’s Path

Stop by our booth to experience a vibrational sound therapy session with singing bowls, talk to a psychic, shop, and connect with our practitioners! The Journey’s Path is a new metaphysical shop & wellness center in West Chicago, IL – one mile south of North Avenue on Route 59. We offer the tools you need for your journey including crystals, essential oils, divination, meditation, vibrational sound, tarot, personal care products and so much more.  Our Know It Owl Studio practitioners and teachers are certified in a variety of wellness fields, such as Reiki, vibrational sound therapy, Akashic Record consultation, crystal healing, crystalline consciousness technique, essential oils, and other therapies.

  Ten Directions      

Ten Directions Zen Community (tendirectionszen.org)
is a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen and has practice locations in Wheaton and Chicago, and a Retreat Center in McHenry, IL. We offer regular meditation practice as well as periodic weekend retreats for extended practice with our teachers. Our Zen tradition teaches keeping a clear mind and taking appropriate action in each moment and does not dwell on questions of metaphysics. Zen meditation helps us to see the present moment clearly in order to help others. 

  Lakeshore Mandalas      

Lakeshore Mandalas

Carol Nulph is a self-taught artist focusing her skills on the creation of hand painted mandalas on stone and canvas. She enjoys the process of creating artwork for the purpose of spiritual growth, mindfulness, and service to others. Carol utilizes the technique of pointillism within her designs, carefully placing each dot of paint within a desired pattern to create a mandala that can be used as a powerful tool for relaxation, mindfulness, and personal growth. Carol also paints her designs on candle jars, coffee cups and stone nightlights. She enjoys the process of creating artwork so that others can experience her joyful intentions and peacefulness.

  Lisa Gniady      

Lisa Gniady

Treat yourself to an Akashic Record Psychic Reading. Connect to your guides. As a channel and healer, Lisa taps into your higher self, angels and spirit guides to offer assistance along your life path. Her readings are a combination of channeled, written and verbal guidance to address both your present and past. Clear away that which gets in the way of moving forward. These readings can boost the clarity in your life. Lisa Gniady is a certified Intuitive Life Coach, a E-RYT 500 Hour Kundalini and Hatha Yoga Teacher, and co-creator of Goddess Reiki. She has dedicated her life to helping people grow and evolve on their spiritual path. She leads retreats around the world, bringing people to spiritual and sacred places to connect to a higher state of consciousness. You’ll receive an emailed written version of your reading.

  Lisa Nomikos      

Lisa Nomikos

Explore YOU or SEE your guides in Lisa’s abstract visual reiki art. Check out her Soul Vision Aura Portraits for individuals, pets and couples, and Soul Angel Visions to meet your angels/guides. 

These intuitive energy paintings tell a visual story of you in the abstract. Each energetically streamed image is prayed over with healing intentions to clear the recipients. Meditate on these original art pieces, created with paint, pencil and glitter glue on paper, canvas and drums. You can also experience the surreal visionary worlds of Lisa’s mind with her intentionally uplifting art and Shamanic paintings. She uses a variety of mediums including acrylics, mixed media, chalk pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, oils and ink. Custom images created upon request.

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Sonia Illescas

Please join Sonia for psychic intuitive readings, energetic activations, angelic divine light infusions, and sound vibration healing. Her services include Akashic records, soul retrievals, past life regressions, shamanic journeys, cord cutting, psychic mediumship, light activations, and chakra & energy clearings.

       

The Bumblebee Cottage Apothecary
Holistic Wellness and Beauty

Natural products for a more balanced and beautiful life, including salves, tinctures, hair & skin care, bath & body, fragrances, tea blends, and herbs.
www.Bumblebeecottage.net

       

INTUITIVE TEACHER HAMILTON

Janyce Hamilton taps into the loving spirit energy presence around you, delivers their gentle, compassionate message, sees your unique spiritual talents & gifts, and guides you toward unfolding your abilities.

       

Regina E. McCarthy

Regina E. McCarthy is the author of the award winning book Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog. Gilbert is a groundhog and the main character in this inspiring and innovative book. He struggles with feeling and expressing his emotions, which causes him to feel disconnected from his heart and anxious in his body. Through a wise, old oak tree, Gilbert learns how to breathe deeply.

       

Amy & Jamilah Hassan’s Art Creations

Amy and Jamilah Hassan’s Art Creations has a variety of authentic, unique, hand-made mandala and sacred geometry inspired art creations.  There will be many pyrography engraved art creations, such as jewelry, tissue box covers and wall hangings available. Amy Hassan will also have many framed mandala paintings, photo jewelry, and sun catchers on display and available for purchase.

       

RA Moonhawk Wands

offers a huge selection of one-of-a kind magick healing wands hand crafted from all manner of crystals, sticks, stones, bones, antlers, shells, coral, fossils, found objects, love, intention, & good juju. RA Moonhawk began creating his wands long ago in the great redwood forests of northern California. They are based on a vision he had while in deep meditation, and he has perfected this art form for over 35 years. Today, he and his apprentice, Sonya Begonia, handcraft these pieces in their studio. Wands are amazing tools for entering deeper levels of meditation, doing energy healing/ Reiki, space clearing, dream work, journeying, etc. Come on out and see which one of these amazing spiritual tools resonates with your energy! 
www.facebook.com/ramoonhawkwands   www.instagram.com/ra_moonhawk_wands

  Julie Jancius      

Angels and Awakening Podcast

Namaste! Julie Jancius, psychic medium and Angel reader, is host of the iTunes top spiritual podcast Angels and Awakening and owner of Chicago Energy Healing. She's studied with Theresa Caputo's long-time teacher Pat Longo. TheosoFEST readings with Julie sell out, so pre-book your 8-minute reading ($30) by calling or emailing (630-336-9515 or juliejancius@gmail.com). FREE gift for 25 lucky winners who ask about the Angel School at our tent! Learn more at www.jancius.com/courses

. Connect with Julie on Instagram & Facebook @angelpodcast for daily Angel messages!

 

   

 

All Things Wellness Events & Expo

All Things Wellness Events & Expo’s mission is to provide opportunities to gather, teach and share experiences toward alternatives and options for conscious living, healing and unity. Events & Expo’s are offered to the community and Memberships are available of Holistic providers of products and services.

       
Crystal Wisdom
Join us for 15-minute crystal bed sessions for $40. You can also shop for John if God jewelry, crystals, and an assortment of books for sale. If you are feeling a little off, have an illness, emotional turmoil, or are searching for spiritual wellness, consider a stopping by for a session!

     

Sacred Divine Goddess

Bohemian Gypsy wares to adorn your Inner Goddess... Ceremonial adornments  for the Priestess within!



     

Ayurvedic Therapy Resources
Visit us for Ayurvedic reflexology, Indian Head massage therapy, reflexology tools, pain balm (Mona Balm), turmeric pills, handmade jewelry, yoga clothing, and more!
       
Lisa Hagenbuch
Lisa Hagenbuch will be doing astrology readings – 15 minutes for $20, 30 minutes for $40.  Everything and everyone in your life is contained in your birth chart, so come armed with plenty of questions!  Be sure to bring your exact time of birth.

       
Marianne Knox, NeuroMindfulness Practitioner
Over the past 15 years Marianne has developed a unique and effective approach called "Inner Fitness." This approach applies neuroscience, developmental processes and mindfulness to create transformational changes in the body and mind.  Through this approach you are taught how to re-connect to the wisdom of your body, as it knows your path to achieve optimal living emotionally, mentally and physically as you are not made to struggle.
 
     


Allitom
focuses on providing our customers with honest, clearly labeled, and high-quality CBD products through transparent manufacturing and distribution. We believe in the healing and restorative properties of cannabinoids and emphasize clear-cut education to our clients about the holistic and natural benefits of CBD.

     

Joy Lucinda Klein, MS
Grief and crisis consultant, coach, and intuitive medium offering strategies for tragedies, grief and loss.
 
 
 

   
Earth Mother Naturals

Products created by love. Ingredients created by mother nature.

     

Swati Mhaske
is a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine and the founder of HemaVeda Ayurveda based in Crystal Lake, IL. 

Swati nurtures the passion to help her clients lead a healthy life by means of Ayurveda.

407 E terra cotta ave, Crystal Lake IL
https://hemaveda.com/

     
Bonnie Potter, Harmony of Spirit

Bonnie is well-known as an psychic empath who gives compassionate psychic readings, mixed with a touch of life's humor. She can use any combination of mediums such as Tarot, crystals, angel cards, Akashic Records, tuning forks and Reiki. Bonnie has a strong connection to the Fairy and Animal kingdoms and can assist you in discovering Fairy or Animal Spirit Guides that are working with you in this lifetime. She may also share messages from a passed loved one or animal companion.

   

Baha'i Church
The Bahá'í Faith is the latest in the series of progressive revelations from God to humanity.  The core teachings are the oneness of God, the essential unity of all religions, and the oneness of humanity.  In addition, Bahá'í teachings include equality of women and men, elimination of all forms of prejudice, universal education, and the independent investigation of truth.  The Bahá'ís are working to build inclusive communities for the benefit of everyone.


     

Cheryl Cryer
CryBaby Cryer: CBD Hemp Oil for Humans & Pets is a local, woman-owned business. We are registered and licensed through the Illinois Department of Agriculture, as a hemp processor. We sell wholesale to wellness centers and other conscious small businesses, have an online store at www.crybabycryer.com and pop up at special events. Shop hemp oil tinctures, pain relief balm and other topicals, pet oil, body products (triple-whipped body butter, soap, scrub, bath soaks), and teas and honey.

 
 

   


Grandma’s Magic Pillows
Help your child become more comfortable in a quiet body and calm mind. Help children decrease stress, overwhelm, meltdowns, and tantrums. Grandma’s Magic Pillows makes it simple and safe to increase mindfulness and provides a wonderful coping strategy that children enjoy. Imagine your child asking for more time to be quiet? That is only one of the surprises Grandma’s Magic Pillows can bring.

 

    Mind & Body EsSCENTials
Enjoy a new line of unique custom-made aromatherapy jewelry, which can be used with any of your favorite oils. Just add your favorite oil or perfume to the diffuser and have your scent with you all day. Customized blends of oils for sprays, rollerballs, and gel room deodorizers aid in sleep, relaxation and protection. We also offer blends designed for dogs and cats!
   
Grace Urban Apothecary
Essential oils rock the free world!  Grace Urban Apothecary has a variety of roller ball blends, and can make custom blends as a special order, depending on your needs.  Our newest addition to our product list is our Meditation Series.  These blends help you elevate your meditation, prayer and/or yoga game when you introduce them to your practice!  We also have beautiful and unique diffuser bracelets.  No more of those lava laden bracelets...no way baby!  Not these beauties!  We even have a few that are pink and perfect for a breast cancer warrior.  Come for a visit...
 
 

     
Charm Card Creations by Barbara Mueller
Shop photography by Barbara Mueller made into photoart cards with an inspiring message.  Original design and handcrafted jewelry complements the card.  Her photography has been juried into eight art galleries in the Fox Valley.
 
     
Sarah Thompson

is a psychic medium and will be offering intuitive Oracle card readings.
     

Susan Lukas

Susan is a full-time author, artist, and medium who helps people nourish their souls and explore their spirituality. She is passionate about helping others through her books, art, and readings.

     


Harold Witkov

Harold Witkov is author of Keys to Spiritual Awakening, an exploration into thinking, mysticism, and Kabbalah. He will also be sharing some of his inspirational articles.

     

Dr. Clinton Orsini

My focus is on the correction of the spine by removing the pressure off the nerves to allow the body to start functioning and healing properly. I’ve dedicated myself to this goal and promise to work my hardest to fix your spine to the best of my abilities.


   

Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development

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. At TheosoFest, our members will offer free 10-minutes sessions of Light. There is never a charge for receiving Light.

     
Viride Wellness Spa

Our local wellness spa is located minutes away in Carol Stream, IL.  We have a talented staff of five massage therapists with over 30 years combined experience with an expansive menu of services. We will be offering demonstrations of "Ashiatsu" massage.  This unique style of massage uses the feet rather than the hands to deliver a deep pressure massage.  We will be selling select retail items like essential oils by Simply Earth & handmade aromatherapy diffuser jewelry. Stop by the booth to receive a demonstration and enter to win our "spa swag bag" giveaway.

     

Tony Talwar 

Tony Talwar is a Sikh American artist best known for his art and multimedia works.  His art pieces involve spiritual, natural, and ethnical elements from eastern and western parts of the world.

     

the OXOY: Energy work by way of the breath

Imagine sharing universal life energy by way of the breath, rather than the hands. The OXOY is an emerging healing modality. It's efficacy sparkles in the synergy of quartz crystal meeting breathwork meeting spirit. Enter for a chance to win a healing tool or meditation enhancer. www.theOXOY.com

     

Sustain DuPage

Sustain DuPage is a non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainability and sustainability culture in DuPage. We'll be offering information on a variety of ways people can become more sustainable in their daily lives, local projects and workshops they can get involved in, and tours of our sustainable garden on the TS grounds. We'll also be offering some of our veggies and handmade crafts for sale, with 100% of the profits being reinvested as a donation for our organization.

     


Julie Lester
 

Julie has had a passion for beading and natural gemstones for over 20 years. In the last year, she’s been really inspired by a wonderful group of people who are part of the rescue/foster community. Its been humbling to see what these people are doing to rescue, nurture, and find homes for wonderful animals who thrive under love and care. In her efforts to help where she can, Julie has decided to dedicate her business to these amazing people, and the animals they care for. Therefore, she donates 10% of her sales to various rescue/foster groups. Stop by my Etsy store: JulesForPaws, and follow me @Jules For Paws.

   

Club Pilates Glen Ellyn

Club Pilates Glen Ellyn is a boutique pilates studio specializing in reformer fusion classes for anyone at any age or fitness level. Pure to Joseph Pilates’ original Reformer-based Contrology Method, but modernized with group practice and expanded state-of-the-art equipment, Club Pilates offers high-quality, life-changing training at a surprisingly affordable price. 

 

     

Love Your Home Heart and Soul'd

Energy clearings, house blessings, holistic home solutions… create a space that best serves your energy & lifestyle!

       

The Academy of European Arts and Culture

The Academy of European Arts and Culture is a nonprofit philosophical organization founded on the fundamental belief that we each have a soul and that our body, also referred to as "the machine," can be developed to serve the presence of the soul. Come talk to us!

   

Midwest Tarot Society

Join us for information about the Midwest Tarot Society, photo ops with Tarot characters, and special membership discounts!


   

HealthWell Institute 

Our Mission at HealthWell is to offer you ownership of your health by creating ideal conditions that match your body’s innate ability and desire to heal. We assist our clients with moving toward complete emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical wellness. We believe that by treating the whole person, change happens more quickly, fully, and permanently. Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a bodywork treatment and one our main services for those hoping to address movement limitations, relax tight muscles, decrease muscle aches and pains, prevent injuries, increase muscle stability and strength, quicken recovery time from injury or surgery or improve the body for exercise and athletic performance.  We will be offering free 15-20 minute MAT sample treatments.


   

1 to10 andThen 

1 to 10 and Then is a spiritual card game that creates deeper, more meaningful connections through playful conversation and entertaining game play. Each game in the series explores our ideas about who we are and what we believe in. The Self Deck, The Relationship Deck and The Spiritual Deck are fun and challenging games for people who appreciate self-awareness, personal growth, and spiritual awakening.  

 


   

Angelic Heartspeak with Kathi Castelluccio

Kathi connects with the energy of Archangel Gabriel to receive word-for-word guidance, revealing the root causes for suffering or struggle in order to release blocks within and step forward into empowerment. In-depth insight is provided, identifying harbored pain, false limitations and energy blocks to help one gain understanding and take proper action to positively shape life. With this comes release and clarity of vision, enabling the individual to move more freely and joyfully toward the soul’s purpose. Kathi will be scheduling appointments for personal readings and signing her book, Heartspeak: Time for Truth - An Archangel’s Answer Guide for Humanity


   


KarmaCords® – Bracelets & Necklaces to Raise Your State of Being

Our mission is to uplift people and inspire them to take positive action and create their destiny.  We do this through our unique bracelets and necklaces with powerful symbols, natural gemstones, and aromatherapy.  These three things can change our state in an instant and when we are in a positive state of being, we can do just about anything.  Most of our pieces are locally handcrafted and/or designed by local artist Sanjay Shah using some of the best materials and techniques. Our motto is "Stand out. Own your power. Be inspired. Love yourself unconditionally. Grow and transform.  Break through limitations. Live joyfully. Spread Harmony. Celebrate. Bring your positive energy to the world!”

       

Seven Stars

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. 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. During TheosoFEST we will be presenting programs on the t'ai chi classes 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.

 

   

Think Wholistic

Think Wholistic is a registered 501C3 with a mission to encourage and educate people about a Whole List of ways to live healthier and happier. Founder Linda Memmesheimer is also an associate of USANA Health Sciences and will be featuring skincare and nutritional products as well as the book she created called Grow Your Dreams, to help entrepreneurs focus on making their dreams come true.

   

Akashic Love & Light!

Akashic Record Readings. Christine is a Chicago-based Akashic Record reader, and a certified crystal and Reiki practitioner. Her passion is using the Akashic Records to help people discover their life’s purpose, reveal relevant past lives, and help uncover and heal karmic debts, ties and relationships.

   

Carol Robinson

Heart Space Images Fine Art Photography

Stop by to shop fine art photography with a spiritual aspect.

       

Love of Learning

Shop for scholastic books for children, books on teaching reading by Ijya Tulloss, and hands-on card materials to teach reading.

     

 

Rose Angel Guidance

Receive angel readings through automatic writing from Rose Reaves.  This is the truest form of reading, given that she writes your messages exactly as spoken by the angels. When you receive an angel reading, you will find their intent is to point you toward the enjoyment you are missing, always helping you to release any blocks that may keep you from being happy. Come join me for an angel reading, and discover how to find your inner joy.

   

Divine Cosmic Alchemy with Denise

Come have the experience of reconnecting your soul mission to it’s cosmic origins through a bespoke energy transmission!  Denise’s unique body of work is the newly evolved energies of numbers called Galactic Numerology. These new dimensions of energies can be applied to relationships, career, finances, self-perception or health. Galactic Numerology assists you in reconnecting to your cosmic origin - awakening your Divine birthright of joy and bliss!  Divination and light language are used to co-create your session.  $45 for 30 minutes. High frequency jewelry is also available for purchase.  You may choose to have the unique energies of your Galactic Numerology session encoded into your jewelry (additional cost).

   

Triple Goddess Apothecary and Reiki

I am Emilee Florea.  In my journey to find healing and self love I became a certified Reiki Master Teacher. After suffering family trauma, and not quite healing all the way, I began a spiritual journey to heal my heart and soul. In my journey to find healing and self love I became a certified Reiki Master Teacher.  I was able to find inner clarity and peace with Reiki, oils, and crystals.  My goal is to share this healing with others inhaling the mind, body and spirit. All my products are made by hand using all natural and organic ingredients. I provide specially formulated perfumes, lotions and bath salts that are Pagan and Reiki blessed for healing. I also carry incense, candles, crystal grids and notebooks. I provide Reiki, oracle card readings and Tarot Card Readings. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TripleGoddessReiki?ele=shop_open


   
Whole Love Organics,

natural products for the whole family.  Handcrafted with love in Naperville, IL.  WLO started with a single stick of deodorant that Grace made on her stove to make sure she wasn’t passing any harmful chemicals to her son while he was nursing.  Grace feels that if she can get as many people as possible – women especially – to use natural deodorant, she feels like she is making a positive difference.  Come shop everything from dry shampoo to tooth powder, bug spray to skin care!
     

Digby Bertram, Avalon Trading
crystals, jewelry, sage, palo santo, handmade stained glass,
sacred geometry items.

   

Linda Kay's Art
Mixed Media Artwork with a Spiritual touch. Artwork of Spiritual and Chakra Symbols in beautiful metallic watercolors. Healing HeArt artwork and information on workshops and commissioning artwork for yourself or as a gift. 


   

Stacey Lynn Cripps, Spiritual Medium, Mentor & Entertainment Medium

Stacey will be offering to schedule evidential, heartfelt Spiritual Readings to connect with your departed in Spirit in Heaven to experience LOVE & HEALING and give away 1 Free Spiritual Reading!  These healing messages from blessed loved ones in Heaven instill peace, love, and joy in your heart to stay.  She will personally invite you to The Renew Conference, a grief and healing conference happening November 16th in Naperville www.renewconference.life . As the host of this event, she brings together the best of the best, award-winning authors, speakers and transformational grief & trauma practitioners dedicated to making a difference for all those who attend.  She will be demonstrating the Gift of Spirit from the stage giving evidenced Spiritual readings ~ messages to the audience/attendees from their departed loved ones in Heaven for Love & Healing and to know without a doubt they are Always with us and just a loving thought away.

   

Lilla Rose Hair Accessories

Our products are hand crafted hair accessories for all hair types, lengths, textures and styles. The "Flexi Clip" is constructed with music wire, which is used to string beads, jewels, leather, etc. We have 7 sizes; it is tangle free and built to last. We also have decorative hair sticks, upins, headbands and Bobbie pins. Our accessories are easy to use. There are video tutorials on my web page, show demonstrations on how to use all of our products. Watch the video tutorials to see easy styling tips, that take less that a minute to do and anyone can be successful doing.

   

Karen Weber

Fox Valley Yoga Teacher Training with Karen Weber ERYT-500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, LMT, CCA 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.  

   

Mary Rondenet 

Transformational Breath® is a powerful self-healing technique that helps us breathe more deeply using the entire respiratory system. With a fully connected breath we can encourage physical, mental and spiritual restoration.

Benefits include decreased tension, de-toxification and increased energy.  Using this breath you can integrate repressed patterns, freeing you to experience new levels of love, joy and freedom. Practitioners of this art report greater insight and clarity into their life's purpose, greater peace and expanded creativity.


   
Simple Balance Health Center

specializes in holistic health, energetic medicine, and nutrition for the mind, body, and soul compassionately empowering people of all ages to overcome chronic health conditions; as well as, guiding those focused on wellness and transformational spiritual growth.

   

InLight

“Stop by for a 20 minute full body LED Light Therapy session, which utilizes frequencies and wavelengths to stimulate your body’s own healing substances.   LED Light Therapy is an incredible, all natural solution for any kind of pain, and also an lovely way to relax.”

   
Heather Ockler 
Passion Studios: I create, design and craft all items I offer. I create one of a kind capes; silly pants made from saris; beautifully crafted greeting cards; and original beaded necklaces. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
The Racial Identity Organization

empowers individuals, families, and groups across the racial identity spectrum to undo racism and build a more equitable and inclusive future by 2050.
 
The Racial Identity Organization creates an inclusive and supportive space where people of all racial identities access resources and educational materials to improve and inspire their lives. Our movement is a direct response to the ever-growing population of individuals that fall between and across socially-constructed and politically-maintained racial categories. Scientists suggest that by 2050, this multicultural population will become the majority, and we intend to prepare for this future. We encourage the dissolution of racism, xenophobia, and bigotry by embracing the entire racial identity spectrum, educating broadly about the historical and contemporary implications of the race worldview, and assisting those who have experienced pain or rejection as a result of their racial appearance, experiences, and identity. Through our library of materials, products, seminars, workshops & retreats, individuals, families, and groups will find common ground, acceptance, understanding and the tools to build healthy, confident lives.
 
 
 
   
TAROT, ORACLE & TATTOO with JLS
 
Visit our booth for healing, art, and inspiration. Jasmine, Laura, and Suzi will be offering tarot readings, oracle readings, plus henna and flash tattoo sessions.  
Jewelry, crystals, books, poetry, and more will also be available for sale.  
Kids enjoy a free quartz crystal of their choice.  
First come first serve!  
Limited sessions available. Text to book your appointment now! 
Tarot readings
Jasmine 630-501-6577 
Oracle readings
Laura 630-999-0576 
Henna & Flash Tattoo
Suzi 708-518-8769

   
Stay Young to 100
The author, Charlotte Hackin, will be here to sell her book, 
She herself is 100 years old.
Book is $17.95.   200 pages.

 
 
 
 
 
 
    Dana Lundin LAc CST CYT

has been a healer in the Chicago area since 1980.  Her signature work is Ancient Energetics ~ Integrative Energy Medicine, a synthesis of acupuncture, shamanic healing and yoga. Imbalances and obstructions in the meridian system, auric field and limited expression of our authentic selves can manifest as pain and disease.  Sessions will be offered 50 min/$100.00  or 25 min/$50.00. Experience  relief and insight into present complaints and move forward with tips to maintain and continue  the positive changes achieved during your session.

     

Gina Orbe

Healing Arts Metaphysical Center

630 937-4094

     

Sprayroma Therapy

Offering Reiki-charged 100% pure handmade essential oil healing salves, sprays, and more. We also provide services in Healing and Nature Reiki, Aura Cleansings, and Intuitive Card Readings using Goddess Oracle and Egyptian Cartouche.

     
SHARE INTERNATIONAL 
Information on the emergence of the World Teacher and the Masters of Wisdom, His teachings for humanity and priorities for the world. + Information about Transmission Meditation - a group meditation involving the down stepping and transmission of spiritual energies done in cooperation with the Masters of Wisdom as a potent way to serve the world.  
 
 
     

Shaklee

With Shaklee's all natural products we are helping to advance the movement from sick care, to well care. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is more true today than ever before!
We provide options to help you take care of your health now. Come and check out our "Prove It Challenge", and find out if you're 'up to the challenge'!
Take a personalized Health Quiz! https://pws.shaklee.com/jackie

     

 Joanne Koenig-Macko

is an award-winning global visionary artist, author of two new books,
Surviving Earth School I & II about her near-death experiences,angel visits and lessons learned on the other side.. Her newest book will be available at the show, Surviving Earth School - Mastering Your Life Joanne also produces the annual Lightworkers Conference for the last 21 years. 
www.JoanneMacko.com

     

Julie Kasluga

offering Canine massage 

 

     

Macrame Designs

By Romina

       

IgniteHope

is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering those touched by cancer.

We donate care packages, host socials at oncology units, and have free workshops for cancer fighters, caretakers, and survivors.

We create unique hand-poured candles with inspirational messages hidden throughout the wax. Candles have a magic ability to warm our hearts and illuminate the darkness. As our candles burn, handwritten messages of love and support are discovered. These messages are all unique and written with the intention of bringing peace and hope to the person who has lit the candle.

Purchasing one of our candles, cards, or bracelets helps us carry on our mission to bring empowerment to those impacted by cancer.

 

     

 

     
     

Naperville Healing Center is an Alternative Eastern Medicine Holistic Center

We offer Spiritual Life Coaching with a variety of alternative holistic treatments that will put you on the road toward optimal health. 

Treatments such as Access Bars, Chinese Cupping, Mayan Abdominal Therapy, Mayan Spiritual Healing, Meditation Sessions, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Chakra balancing Massage, One on One Yoga, Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF), Reflexology, Reflexology Lymph Drainage Technique (RLD), and Reiki. 

Our holistic approach to healing focuses on both the spiritual and physical aspects of well-being. We treat the mind, body, and soul as a whole. Our mission is to provide affordable holistic healing through the technology of today and the generation wisdom of past ancestors.

     

The International School of Healing & Yoga

is a natural holistic alternative medicine school. We offer courses to Illinois and international residents. 

Our school’s staff includes:
Doctors of Natural Health, Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctors of Integrative, Homeopathy, Reiki practitioners, Lymphatic Drainage practitioners, Alternative, Medicine Practitioner, renown Yogi’s, certified and licensed practitioners, and natural health care interns. 

The International School of Healing & Yoga was created to incorporate holistic healing internationally. To bring awareness to the root cause of ailments with affordable online classes as well as in classroom programs that allow you to get your healing on.

       
       
       


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


2018 theosofest

 

Meditation 

 

11:00 a.m Meditation Room

Quieting-the-Mind Meditation  

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

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


11:00 a.m.
 Outside Tent

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan          

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

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


12:00 p.m
  Meditation Room

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

Renee Ryan

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

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


1:00 p.m.
Meditation Room

Buddhist Meditation: Serenity and Insight

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

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

 

2:00 p.m. Meditation Room

Therapeutic Touch as a Meditative Practice

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

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


3:00 p.m. 
Meditation Room

Centering Prayer

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

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

 

3:00 p.m. Outside Tent

Yang Style Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan          

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

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

 

4:00 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 certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT. Meditation and the exploration of her spiritual path have helped her develop a contemplative yoga practice. She spent two years at the international headquarters of the TS in Chennai, India and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop.     

 

 

 


Thesofest

 

Join us for arts & crafts, games, bubbles and free face painting all day!
Make your own nature jars, elemental wreaths and collages!

 

10:00

    Welcoming the Elements

10:15

    Water Activities

10:30

    Water Yoga with Amber Bloomquist

11:00

    Earth Yoga with Amber Bloomquist

11:30

    Earth Activities

12:00

    Gilbert the Groundhog Book Reading and Breathing Exercises with Regina E. McCarthy

12:45

    Air Activities

1:00

    Breathing Games and Five Sensory Play with Shantal Alonso

1:45

    Fire Activities

2:00

    Share Your Light: Share a Talent—song, story, or dance

2:30

    Light Inside Book Reading and Yoga with Kaylene Shannon

3:00

    Music Making with drums, singing bowls, and more!

4:00

    Grandma’s Magic Pillows Book Reading and Meditation with Karen Carlson

4:30

    Mindful Eating with Genis Schmidt

4:55

    Thanking the Elements

 

Genis Schmidt and Shantal Alonso will be co-leading and introducing spiritual activities associated with the four elements (Water, Earth, Air, and Fire) throughout the day. Throughout the day we will sing, dance, create, share, and make music. There will be yoga presentations and book readings. We will also have some time for children to share how their light shines. Toward the end of the day we will bring the elements into ourselves through food. 

Genis Schmidt has been leading seasonal celebrations for over seven years and has taught outdoor education and nature-based spirituality to children. She is a certified Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) Leader and has been trained in teaching DUP to children. She is married with two daughters and loves witnessing their sense of wonder about nature and spirituality.



Amber Bloomquist,
founder and certified children's yoga teacher with Kindness Kids Yoga. Kindness Kids Yoga is a service-based yoga business serving the western suburbs. They are on a mission to make the world kinder one child at a time through love of self, love of others, and love of all around. https://www.kindnesskidsyoga.com/


 

 

Karen Carlson is a Therapeutic Relaxation Expert and founder of Be Well and Renew, a wellness business that provides resources and services for children and adults to enjoy relaxation. Karen has been a licensed massage therapist for over 19 years and operates her wellness business at two locations. She is also a speaker and workshop facilitator. Be Well And Renew provides wellness through inspiration cards, guided meditations, and therapeutic massage. Today, Karen is highlighting her book Grandma's Magic Pillows and the accompanying magic pillow. This simple and fun resource helps children cope with stress from feeling overwhelmed and decreases the effects of increased technology.



Kaylene Shannon has been a yoga teacher in the Chicago suburbs for well over a decade. Her career began in education and she has taught at public schools for over 10 years. She enjoys bringing mindfulness practices into the mainstream by teaching her students yoga and meditation practices. Kaylene is the author of children’s book The Light Inside. She earned her Reiki Master Teacher title six years ago and has been conducting Reiki trainings since. She is currently studying shamanism and learning to incorporate this practice into her other work as a soul care practitioner.



Regina E. McCarthy, LCSW, ACHT, 

is a holistic psychotherapist with a private practice in Elgin, IL. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her master's in social work from Loyola University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Wellness Institute and is an advanced heart-centered hypnotherapist® and Reiki Master. She is also a member of the SCBWI and the Independent Book Publishers Association. She lives with her husband and has three adult children and a cat named Bob. Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog is her first book.

Blue Stone Healing Center , LTD
Holisic Psychotherapy Healing Body, Emotions, Mind and Spirit.
www.bluestonehealingcenter.com
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47.275.4869
regina@bluestonehealingcenter.com


 

 

Shantal Alonso - Mindful Educator

Shantal Alonso is a wellness and personal growth champion who provides mindfulness education to youth and families to empower them with the tools to thrive in their personal, academic, and professional lives. As a Mindful Educator, Shantal uses mindful and creative tools and practices to teach self-awareness, self-expression, and self-regulation in order to strengthen your well-being, awaken your inner resilience, and help you cultivate a higher level of compassion, connection, and communication with the world around you. In teaching mindfulness, Shantal brings her experience as a parent, life coach, and her own daily mindfulness practice to provide a welcoming, supportive, compassionate and healing environment coupled by a keen sense of the mindset needed to introduce and nurture a love for this invaluable practice to our youth and their families. Shantal offers both private one-on-one instruction and public group lessons for youth, parents, and individuals in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. www.evoyoution.com  

 


 


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