The Theosophical Society in America

Thursday Lecture Series

Soul Visioning™: Clear the Past, Create Your Future

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.

An introduction

Susan-David_Wisehart.Do you feel like you’ve done all the visualizing, affirmations, and positive thinking you can, yet still feel stuck in one or more areas of life? The 7-step process of Soul Visioning allows you to envision and create in holographic time, where all realities exist – including your ideal future in the areas of work, career, relationships, finances, health and spirituality. Experience a sample of this process and learn how to align your personality with your Soul. Discover what might be holding you back from manifesting a life of passion and purpose from this life and past lives.

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, forgiveness, esoteric psychology, meditation, astrology, relationships, numerology, the enneagram, healing, reincarnation, and karma. His inspirations include Edgar Cayce, A Course in Miracles, Alice Bailey, David Spangler, and Rudolph Steiner. He is also an environmental engineer and owns his own company dedicated to improving air and water quality and energy efficiency.

Susan Wisehart, MS, LMFT, CHT, has been in private practice for over 25 years as a holistic psychotherapist, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified hypnotherapist, and international author of Soul Visioning: Clear the Past, Create Your Future. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and was trained by Dr. Brian Weiss and Dr. Michael Newton in past life regression.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Join David and Susan Saturday, February 23, for their workshop: Soul Visioning™: Clear the Past, Create Your Future.

Life After Death: How Daily Living Shapes the After Death Experience

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

Juli CesanoOne of the greatest mysteries humanity still struggles with is the inevitable reality of death. What happens when we die? Where do we go? But for those of us still on this side of life, there are even more relevant questions to be asked: Is there a correlation between the way we live and the way we die? Can the cumulative thoughts, feelings, and actions of a lifetime shape our postmortem experience? Is death a continuation of life? Join us as we explore these questions under the light of the Ageless Wisdom tradition, as it was presented by early Theosophists.

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 Theosophical Society in Chennai, India and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

A Map of the Field of Consciousness

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.

Pablo SenderHindu yoga philosophy describes four states of consciousness that can be experienced by human beings – waking, dreaming, deep sleep, and a fourth state, which is the background that underlies the previous three. However, when interpreted in the light of Theosophical teachings, these states provide a map of the different planes of consciousness that extend beyond our physical experience. In this talk, Pablo Sender will explore the philosophical and metaphysical aspects of the subject, forming the foundation for the practice that will take place during the Saturday meditation retreat: Exploring the Four States of Consciousness.

Pablo Sender, PhD, has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1996. He has lived and worked at the International Headquarters of the TS in Adyar, India; at the National Center of the TS in America; and is currently at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy in Ojai, California. An international speaker, he has presented programs and retreats in India, Europe, Oceania, and the three Americas. He writes for many Theosophical journals and is the author of the book Evolution of the Higher Consciousness. Visit his website at

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Join Pablo Saturday,.March 9, for his meditation retreat: Exploring the Four States of Consciousness.

Healing Headaches and Reducing Stress with Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.

Trupt GokaniDr. Trupti Gokani will reveal her time-tested techniques of ancient Ayurvedic mind-body typing to help you understand your unique needs when dealing with stress so you can live a life of balance and harmony. After treating chronic migraine patients for over a decade, Dr. Gokani brings a wealth of knowledge and will share vital information on how you can reduce your cycles of pain – both physical and emotional. From headaches and migraines to anxiety and insomnia, Dr. Gokani will show you how to reduce stress by understanding how and why pain occurs and utilizing that pain to guide you in healing. Gain the wisdom to create a strong and powerful brain for many years to come!

Trupti Gokani, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified neurologist who has dedicated her life to developing a unique blend of modern medicine and ancient philosophy. She earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her training in neurology, was Chief Resident, and pursued additional post-doctoral training and certification as a Master Clinical Psychopharmacologist. She also has credentials in Ayurvedic medicine and transcendental meditation. Dr. Gokani lectures extensively and is a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show.
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$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Join Dr. Gokani, Saturday, March 16 for her workshop: Stress and Your Body Type: Using Ayurvedic Medicine for Healing.

In the Footprints of Rumi

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Pouria MontazeriRumi is greatly appreciated in the West, yet few understand the depth of his spiritual and cultural context or of the many layers of meaning that have been lost in translations from his native Persian. Rumi scholar and Sufi teacher Pouria Montazeri will share some of the main themes Rumi was particularly grappling with in his poetry and work, which act as a map for a sacred journey into the heart and spiritual realm.

Pouria Montazeri grew up with Rumi’s poetry and teachings and is fluent in Persian. He draws from his 28 years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, and other mystical and contemplative practices as well as his experiences as a teacher, spiritual director/coach, speaker, poet, mindfulness instructor, sangha guide, mentor, and filmmaker to support himself and others to live more creative, peaceful, and meaningful lives. He wrote, directed, and filmed Shams & Rumi: The Fragrance of Axis Mundi, which won many international film awards. For more, visit

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Join Pouria, Saturday, March 23 for his workshop: The Sufi Heart: Embodying Rumi's Teachings.

Living without Fear

Thursday March 28, 7:00 p.m.

All human beings experience fear. Frequently when we talk about fear, we think about fears in the physical realm: spiders, snakes, heights, and so on. The Ageless Wisdom provides insight into fear: facing it, working through it, and reaching beyond it. This discussion will focus on the impact fear has on our lives and ways in which we can use spiritual guidance to deal with fear.

Barbara B. Hebert, Ph.D., 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.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

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