Fall 2019 Program
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN MILWAUKEE
2019 AUTUMN SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
National Speaker to our Lodge:
On October 30, James LeFefour “The Dweller on the Threshold”
Sacred Geometry Study Group moved to 4th Wednesday this term
We’re having a Book and AV Sale – Nov. 13, 2019
Board Officers: Kathleen Neuman, Stephen Dicke, Makki Linda Turner,
Jeanie Dean, Bob and Barb Bendykowski.
Find us online on Facebook, Meetup.com and
Encouraging open-minded inquiry; Respecting the unity of all life; Exploring spiritual self-transformation.
August 7: Board of Directors Meeting: The property, business, and finances of the Lodge, are managed under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Lodge. Board meetings will be held every two months at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Members of the Society may attend these meetings.
August 14: All the World’s a Stage: Bob Bendykowski departing from his usual report on healing, but gleaned from his research on that subject, will review the last 15,000 years of Earth history in order to discover the roots of our present chaotic existence.
- August 21: The Spiritual Mirror of “The Internet of Things”: Come join Digital Dharma author, Steven Vedro as he introduces the core spiritual challenges reflected by the technologies and structures of the internet, social media, and the cloud-based “Internet of Things.” In his Digital Dharma Revisited talk, Steven will update his 2009 visit to the Lodge to the age of the Cloud, smartphones and artificial intelligence and artificial reality. He will
Connect the evolution of communication technologies to the evolution of consciousness;
- Describe how social media is both stimulating and reflecting the psycho-spiritual challenges held at each of the chakras of the energy body;
- Look at the many troubling “shadow responses” to our transformational spiritual challenge of stepping fully into deep connectivity, deep-sight and deep mind; and
- Provide some real-life tools to strengthen the energy body, repair the planetary grid, and connect with the Divine Cloud holding the matrix of our evolution.
August 28: Sacred Geometry Study Group Chapter 7: The Enchanted Virgin. The group is using Michael S. Schneider’s book A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science.
September 4: Light and Darkness as Cosmic Realities: Pablo Sender DVD. The existence of suffering and evil has puzzled Western theologians and philosophers since the beginning of recorded history. The premise normally assumed is that “good” is natural, while evil is a perversion of the natural. Theosophical literature presents an alternative picture in which spirit and matter, positive and negative, good and evil, are twin aspects of the One Reality. This more organic view of the cosmos acknowledges that both light and darkness play a role in the evolution of consciousness, allowing us to understand better how to relate to life and all its complexities.
September 11: The Power of Love and Awakened Consciousness: A Protocol for Mind, Body and Soul Healing : Peig Myota
This evening Peig will introduce her newly published book which incorporates over 30 years of personal and professional experience that allowed her to develop a protocol for Body, Mind and Soul Healing. The primary focus of her book is to teach others how to work with the frequency of love to achieve healing and awakened consciousness. Books will be available for purchase at $25 each.
September 18: Sound and Sacred Geometry– Jeanie Dean
This program considers new research on acoustics in a continuing study of and sacred space. The Greek and Roman amphitheaters resonate sound from the center stage to the back row. The Hypogea at Malta and Peru and the Mayan Ball Park in Mexico echo whispers across a hundred-foot distance. Many ancient temple sites have known vibrational fields. New research shows proof of acoustical levitation and sonic instruments. What physical principles explain these unique sound phenomena?
September 25: Sacred Geometry Study Group Chapter 8: Octad Periodic Renewal : The group is using Michael S. Schneider’s book A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science.
October 2: Board Meeting for society members only: Review business and reports from prior meeting. Spring programming for 2020.
October 9: Edgar Cayce on Health – Kevin Reger
Edgar Cayce was the most documented psychic of the last century.
The vast majority of his 16,000 sessions were health readings. These readings earned Cayce the reputation of the father of holistic medicine. He would lie down and put himself to sleep. Then they would give him the subject’s name. Cayce would say something like “yes we have the body” and then he would give them a brief overview of the subject’s health including the blood supply, nervous system, any afflicted organs and detail methods of relief.
Cayce always suggested that our health must be treated holistically. Cayce said that physical remedies could be effective – diet, chiropractic manipulation, even surgery. But the attitudes and emotions needed to be addressed at the same time. There is much more to be obtained from the right mental attitude.. than by use of properties, things or conditions outside of self… unless these are in accord with the attitudes of the body. 5211-1
October 16: The Mystic Quest for Divine Darkness : Pablo Sender DVD
While the term “darkness” is normally related to the idea of evil, Christian mystics have frequently used it to refer to the highest aspect of God. Coincidentally, the secret Stanzas of Dzyan that Blavatsky published in her masterpiece, The Secret Doctrine, refer to the ultimate reality as the “Darkness.” The seemingly paradoxical use of this term is not just an odd poetic license. It has an important meaning, both as a metaphysical concept and as a lodestar in the individual journey toward the Divine.
October 23: Sacred Geometry Study Group Chapter 9:
Ennead The Horizon: The group is using Michael S. Schneider’s book A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science.
October 30: The Dweller on the Threshold – James LeFevour
The Dweller on the Threshold is a ghoul or phantom that many people have seen. Some say it represents the Jungian shadow self of our own subconscious, some say it is a precursor to spiritual progress. But to those who have experienced it for themselves, they walk away with unbelievable stories and a warning to those who do not take heed. Tonight’s presentation is a PowerPoint about what H.P. Blavatsky and the fictional book Zanoni describe as the phenomena of seeing a ghoulish spectre follow you when some people’s clairvoyance is starting to open up.
November 6: Dances of Universal Peace: Hal Dessel and Judith Kubish The Dances are spiritual practice in motion, creating experiences of embodied spirituality, rhythm, and heart awareness. , drawing inspiration from many spiritual traditions, will blend chant, live music, and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace, and integration. Come prepared to participate.
November 13: Book and AV Sale! The Milwaukee Lodge has many book donations and sets of wonderful topics on cassette and 8 track tapes to be sold at bargain prices! Come early if you want the best deals!
November 20: Sacred Geometry Study Group Chapter 10: Beyond Numbers and Epilogue. The group is using Michael S. Schneider’s book A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science.
December 4: Board Meeting for society members only. Agenda to include minutes from October meeting; treasurer reports for October and November; old and new business; 2020 Spring programming
Bob Bendykowski divided his working career between music and electronics. He is current researching and promoting distant healing as a scientific and teachable discipline.
Jeanie Dean is the author of several poetry books including The Whole World Stopped and a dedicated metaphysical scholar. She also teaches college English serves on the Theosophical Board and edits the Milwaukee Theosophical website.
Hal Dessel and Judith Kubish are certified mentor-teachers and leaders of the Dances of Universal Peace for over 25 years. When they are not dancing, Hal is a psychotherapist and addictions counselor in private practice at Reconnections. Judith is a Lifecycle Celebrant, interfaith minister, and wedding officiant; her business is Heartland Life Ceremonies. She creates celebrations of significant human events across the lifespan.
James LeFevour is the Secretary of the San Diego Study Center. He worked for three years at the national center of the Theosophical Society in America in the IT Department. He also taught weekly Reiki classes during that time. James has an M.S. in Written Communication and a B.S. in Studio Art. He studies world’s religions and early generation Theosophists such as Annie Besant and Geoffrey Hodson.
Peig Myota, BSN, MSW, OM has a background in Nursing, Psychology and Ordained Ministry. Peig specializes in BioAcoustic Voice Frequency Evaluation, LED Light Therapy, Soul Genesis Readings, Soul Transition Training the Science of Light Energy Consciousness and Cellular DNA Healing, which she studied for 20 years. She recently authored the book “The Power of Love and Awakened Consciousness. A Protocol for Mind, Body, Soul Healing.
Kathleen Neuman serves on the Board of Directors for The Theosophical Society in America for the Central District and is currently president of the Milwaukee Lodge.
Kevin Reger who is Milwaukee area coordinator for the Edgar Cayce Foundation (ARE) for 24 years, has organized spiritual retreats and programs since 1980. A student of the world spiritual teachings, he meets weekly with fellow ARE seekers. He gives a musical ministry, playing guitar and singing original sings at churches, shelters, and other venues.
Pablo Sender joined the Theosophical Society in 1996 while he was living in Argentina. He worked for two years at the Society’s international headquarters in southern India, nine years at the American headquarters in Wheaton, Il. Today he works at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy in Ojai, CA. Pablo gives lectures and workshops in the US, India, and Europe, both in Spanish and in English. He holds a PhD in Biological Sciences.
Steven Vedro – Steven’s spiritual and personal transformation work includes more than thirty years of energy healing study and practice. Steven is the author of Digital Dharma: Expanding Consciousness in the Age of the InfoSphere (Quest Books) His articles have appeared in New Age and Integral Systems publications, and on his blog at srvedro.com.