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Dundee Theosophical Society
Programme of Zoom Presentation Talks
September to December 2020'


Anyone wishing to attend the Zoom meetings, who is not already on
the Dundee mailing list, please contact theosophical99@aol.co.uk

 

11th September
Anne Kelly: Near-Death Experiences and their validation of the Theosophical teachings 

Anne has a background in public speaking and has been an on-air radio and television presenter for 30 years.  Since 2002, she has also been a lecturer and motivational speaker on confidence building, communication and overcoming addiction.  Anne’s home lodge is the Theosophical Society Headquarters in London.  She is also part of the global team for the Virtual Centre for Theosophical Teachings, hosting the Living Theosophy YouTube channel devoted to helping to spread the Theosophical message worldwide.
We live in an age where the technology of medical science allows advanced means of resuscitation.  We don’t have to have a Near Death experience (NDE) to access the timeless wisdom brought back from beyond.  
The sacred, ancient teachings of Theosophy are the proven TRUTH that underlie religion, science and philosophy.  The commonalities of thousands of NDEs report back an innate comprehension of vast understanding, deep compassion, connectedness, unconditional love, the unity of EVERYTHING, rebirth and karma and so much more.
Lose the fear of death, understand the meaning of life and discover the tools we already have to overcome ourselves, navigate life successfully and thrive here in this incarnation.  Theosophy is Humanity’s textbook – and belongs to all and solely to none.  It cannot be bought or taught, but it can be earned and learned.
Nature is the true Church.
YOU are the temple.
It is all about You.


25th September
Euan Macpherson: Six Incarnations of Vishnu and the Implications for Human Evolution
Euan has previously given the Dundee Theosophical Society talks on Ramayana (life of Rama) and on the Mahabharata (life of Krishna).  Rama and Krishna represented the 7th and 8th incarnations of the god Vishnu.
This talk will cover the other six incarnations of Vishnu and what implications this might have for human evolution.
We think about Evolution and Creation as being two opposing philosophies.  If you believe in Darwinian Evolution, you cannot believe in Divine Creation.  Or so we think today.  But Vishnu's incarnations show evolution: this suggests that evolution and divine creation are the same thing.  Not only are these two ideologies compatible, but evolution is simply the path followed by divine creation - at least in ancient Hindu mythology.


9th October
Mike Hall: 'The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity'

Mike is a member of the Edinburgh Theosophical Lodge and has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years.  His work has been featured in "In Praise of Slow", a book which reached the top ten best sellers list in the USA and UK.  
People are increasingly looking for alternatives to Allopathic medical methods of treatment.
Looking at aspects of health with concise information on diet, nutrition, fasting, breathing and Taoist sexual yoga, leads us to an understanding that the highest goal of spiritual immortality can only be reached through the living vehicle of the human body and its powerful vitality.


23rd October
Scott Olsen: Reassessing the Roots of Theosophy: in Pursuit of the Precious Stone

Scott Olsen, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Philosophy & Religion at the College of Central Florida is a life-long student of the ancient wisdom.  A national lecturer for the Theosophical Society in America and the Foundation for Theosophical Studies in the UK, Scott lectures widely on the perennial philosophy with special emphasis on Plato, the golden mean numbering system, and transformative states of consciousness.  
Transformation of understanding is rapidly unfolding right before our very eyes throughout the realms of science, consciousness studies and aesthetics.  If one looks closely, this is occurring through the discovery and application of a “golden proportional numbering system” that when applied to Nature or the Cosmos, unlocks their deepest secrets.  These discoveries point to an underlying harmony of mathematics throughout Nature and the Cosmo.  It appears to be scale-independent, reaching from the nanoscale, up through all kingdoms of nature, the earth, solar system, and galaxies to the very structure of the Universe itself.  Here’s the rub: unbeknownst to the majority within the Theosophical community is the fact that this “golden proportional numbering system” – this precious foundational or mother stone – lies at the heart and substance of the Theosophical Society including its very founding in 1875.


6th November
Owen Pilgrim: The Keys of Mythical Perception
Owen is a storyteller and an artist.  Stories have a way of connecting us to each other, to nature, to the history of our cultures, to the present, and to the hidden realms all at the same time. 
The symbols & cycles of mythology contain wisdom that can guide us to the unlocking of our untapped potential & natural intuition. 
This talk will explore some of the patterns at work in our lives & how they can be more understood through engaging with mythological tales & spiritual practice.


20th November
Gary Kidgell: Greek Hero Myths: Symbols of Transformation
Gary is a professional astrologer specialising in esoteric astrology.  He has lectured extensively on various esoteric and spiritual subjects in the UK and in Europe.  Gary possesses a lifelong interest in mythology and has recently published a book Greek Hero Myths: Symbols of Transformation.  His previous book The Inner Journey: Pathways to the Higher Self has been distributed internationally.
The triumphs and travails related to spiritual development are beautifully illustrated by the symbolism found in the adventures of the questing heroes of Greek myth.  The challenges and rites of passage that the heroes face mirror those which confront us as we seek elevations in consciousness.  In this presentation, Gary illustrates this by means of classical esoteric teachings, the concepts of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and related works.


4th December
Joe McIntyre: ‘My Favourite Painters’
Joe is the president of the Dundee Theosophical Society and is a ‘weel kent’ local artist.  In this latest presentation in a series of art talks he’s given to the Dundee Theosophical Society, Joe will give us an illustrated talk on past and present Dundee artists. 

 

Meetings will be held via Zoom, with talks starting at 7.15pm.  
Zoom meetings will open at 7.00pm to allow time for participants to join
before the start of the talks.  

A Zoom log in link for each talk will be sent out by email at the
beginning of each week of the talks.

All welcome. 

 

 

 

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