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Immortality & The Guruparampara Chain
April 7th 2019: Talk with Q & A
In the chain of beings, the highest links have reached immortality – or continuity in consciousness between incarnations – through their own merit.
The septenary classification of human principles referred to at the start of the talk is here https://www.theosophy-ult.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/sevenprinciplesofman.jpg
The Mystery Tradition
March 24th 2019: Talk with Q & A
All the mystery schools taught initiates the esoteric principles to ultimate Union with the Divine, as well as the secret wisdom of nature, man, and the universe.
William Q. Judge & “The Three Divisions of Karma”
March 17th 2019: Annual WQJ Day Meeting
Karmic Law is made clear and practical in WQJ’s books and articles. To understand Karma and Reincarnation is the first step, & Judge’s life and work show the skill with which he walked the Path
The Bhagavad Gita: The Opportunity of Being (3 of 3)
March 10th 2019: Study Group
Regaining the True Self. The Gita is called ‘The Lord’s Song’, it is a personal book and guide. The Speech of Life is a song, sung to every being so it can “know Itself“, the story of developing consciousness.
The Foundation for True Education
March 3rd 2019: A Talk with Q & A
Character building and spiritual, moral development were once the core of education. How can we revive those in modern education?
The Bhagavad Gita: Devotion to Wisdom (2 of 3)
February 24th 2019: A study group
Krishna’s ten instructions to Arjuna (whom we are); the relation of Universal Spirit to the personal Self; the Practical Path and self-discipline, removing causes of ignorance; special hints to Occultists.
Bhagavad Gita Chapters 13-18 Knowledge the handout includes “A Review of Chapters 1 to 12, on Action & Devotion,” “A Summary of Chapters 13 to 18 Knowledge Jnana Yoga,” “A Commentary on ‘The “Lord’s Song”: a Personal Book’ and the words of “The Dhyana Sloka,” a sung meditation that traditionally precedes the study of the Gita. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37UqD5woZdc
Eternal Duration and Moments in Time
February 17th 2019: A Talk with Q & A
The Spiritual idea that time is an illusion has been expressed by Einstein’s Relativity, and Theosophy extends this further to our mental perceptions as much as the conditions of physical environment. Eternal Duration and Moments in Time (handout of ODP slides) and in PDF
The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of the Lord (1 of 3)
February 10th 2019 A Talk with Q & A
Introduction to the Gita’s 18 chapters, their principal ideas and their division into three natural stages of progression: Action (Karma Yoga), Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) and Spiritual Knowledge (Jnana Yoga).
The Bhagavad Gita Ch 1-6 on Action-Karma Yoga the handout includes “The Structure of the Gita”, “A summary of Chapters 1 to 6 “Action” Karma Yoga”, “15 Principal Ideas of the Gita”, “The Dhyana Sloka” a sung meditation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37UqD5woZdc
The Meanings of the Myth of Lucifer-Prometheus
February 3, 2019 A Talk with Questions & Answers
“Theosophy sheds light on this universal myth which contains allegorical truths about man and his evolution.”
Head and Heart, Knowledge and Love
January 20th 2019, A Talk with Questions & Answers
“It is often said that we should be governed solely by our “heart” but is this the way and the method of the Adepts and the Masters? What is the right balance between intellect and feeling or study and devotion?”
Symbols in the Sky: The Sun of ‘The Secret Doctrine’
January 6th 2019 A Talk with Questions and Answers
Pure Spirit is a “fiery BREATH in its absolute Unity” and manifests as the “Central Spiritual Sun”, the electric Fire of all Life. That the visible Sun magnetises and gives Life to the Earth is no fable. This is the
The Sun of the Secret Doctrine (handout on the Centre of the Milky Way, the Central Sun and the attitude of physical scientists, philosophers and ‘practical mystics.’)
The Sun God in Men and Mahatmas
January 1, 2017 A Talk with Questions & Answers
“In Occultism, man is called a solar-lunar being, solar in his higher triad, and lunar in his quaternary. Moreover, it is the Sun who imparts his light to the Moon, in the same way as the human triad sheds its divine light on the mortal shell of sinful man.” (HPB, “The Theosophical Glossary” p. 76)
Handout is online here.
Our Seven Divine Parents
December 4, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
Much misunderstanding exists about the Seven Rays, including in some Theosophical circles. This talk presents an overview of the
Partakers of Divine Wisdom
November 17, 2016 Theosophical Movement Anniversary Meeting: Two Talks with Readings
“Theosophia” means “Divine Wisdom” and the Masters have encouraged us to be “partakers” of that Wisdom.
Handout with readings here.
The Welcome Influence of William Q. Judge
November 3, 2016 A Talk by a ULT associate for the Blavatsky Lodge at the Theosophical Society in London
H. P. Blavatsky called him “my only friend” and described him as being part of her being for aeons. Who was he in reality and why has he remained largely unknown and rejected by “The Theosophical Society – Adyar”?
The Roots of Western Occultism
August, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers, from the United Lodge of Theosophists in New York City, USA
There is a distinct and sacred lineage which is the Ancient Source of the modern Theosophical Movement and its authentic teachings as presented by H. P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge.
Living Consciously, Dying Peacefully
June 26, 2016 Two Short Talks with Questions & Answers
Everything is a matter of consciousness. What we call “death” is merely the other side of ever-present Life.
The Arguments & Evidence for Reincarnation
April 3, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
There are many sound arguments and much convincing evidence supporting the actuality of reincarnation.
The Life of Paracelsus
June 5, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
H. P. Blavatsky called Paracelsus “the greatest Occultist of the Middle Ages.”
Mindfulness, Meditation & Raja Yoga
25 June, 2016 Seminar with 4 Talks and 2 Q&A Panels
“Let us meditate on that which is in us as the Highest Self, concentrate upon it, and will to work for it as dwelling in every human heart.” (William Q. Judge)
Handout with readings here.
William Q. Judge, the Link Between East & West
March 20, 2016 Two Talks with Readings
To H.P. Blavatsky he was the link between “American thought and the trans-Himalayan Esoteric Knowledge.”
Handout with readings here.
Truth perceived by transcending Pleasure & Pain
March 6, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
Transcending attraction and repulsion leads to seeing the true nature of things and to right action.
Theosophy and Buddhism
February 21, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
Theosophy & Pure Buddhism are closely related. Are they the same? What is the importance of Buddha?
Theosophy on Stoicism & Mindfulness
February 7, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
As ‘thought’ is the real plane of action so Theosophy has important views on modern Stoicism and mindfulness.
The Sacred New Year
January 3, 2016 A Talk with Questions & Answers
The esoteric New Year is 4th January, a significant and sacred day for various reasons.
Discovering “The Secret Doctrine”
December 5, 2015 Seminar of 6 short talks with Q&A panels