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120th “Judge Day” Commemorative Meeting at the London ULT
March 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This coming Sunday, 20th March, we will have the “Judge Day” or “WQJ Day” meeting which ULT Lodges around the world have at this time every year.
It is an opportunity to commemorate and celebrate the life and work of William Quan Judge, co-founder with H.P. Blavatsky of the modern Theosophical Movement, who was born 13th April 1851 and passed away on 21st March 1896, the day of the Spring Equinox, 120 years ago this year.
This year the theme and title is “William Q. Judge, The Link between East and West.”
HPB wrote: “W.Q.J. is the Antaskarana between the two Manas(es) the American thought & the Indian – or rather the trans-Himalayan Esoteric Knowledge.”
This will be explored more at the meeting. There will be two talks –
“The Life and Work of William Q. Judge” and
“A New Era of Western Occultism”
– and three readings, selected from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky, Mr Judge, and Robert Crosbie, the founder of the United Lodge of Theosophists. The PDF version of the programme is attached.
The meeting starts at 7pm and will finish around 8.30pm. Doors open at 6.30pm, all are welcome, and there are no costs or fees involved, and no need to book. If you would like to attend and are able to do so, we look forward to seeing you, either in person or on Skype. If you would like to join via Skype please let us know beforehand.
Please feel free to share this with anyone you know you might be interested and also keep in mind our upcoming seminar on Saturday 26th March (3pm to 6.15pm) on “Karma and Reincarnation in the World’s Religions.”
If visiting the Lodge in person for our weekly Sunday and Wednesday meetings, the seminar, or anything else, the address is 62 Queens Gardens, London, W2 3AH. The nearest underground stations are Lancaster Gate and Paddington.
With best wishes, now, as always,
The United Lodge of Theosophists (London)
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“When H.P. Blavatsky left America, the land of her adoption by naturalization, and the birthplace of the Theosophical Society, she left her colleague, William Q. Judge, to carry on the work in that country which she declared was the cradle of the new Race, and held the crest wave of advancing civilization. It must be apparent that for such a task there would be selected the one best fitted to lay down the lines needed for the great end in view. Error cannot be charged in a matter of such great importance without practically denying the existence of Masters, Their knowledge, and Theosophy itself, for they all stand or fall together. . . . .
“What is Theosophy? It shows itself to be as divine a message as any ever given to the world of men, and a more complete one. Who, or what then would be its Messengers? Who but those of that great Brotherhood of perfected beings who, out of Their great compassion, ever work for the ideal progression of humanity.
“H.P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge, in their capacity of Messengers, cannot be separated; They stand or fall together. Those who are found belittling one, will be found belittling the other. Their writings are mutually corroborative and complementary. Studied together, they embody the noblest religious ideal, the highest all-inclusive philosophy, the most practical application; giving the science of life, the art of living, the very knowledge that humanity stands in crying need of.
“Let those then who would understand the Theosophical Movement, Theosophy, and its Messengers, consider that it might be true that the persons known to the world as H.P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge, were but the mortal garments assumed by beings of a higher order; let Their writings be studied from this point of view, and it is certain that a great light will dawn, where before, there was darkness and confusion.”
(Robert Crosbie, “William Q. Judge and The Theosophical Movement,” an article from the first issue of Theosophy Magazine)
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Sunday evening 6:30 for 7 pm start ~ central London ~ all are welcome ~ free and open to the public
Phone: 020 7723 0688 or 07753 619 953