Spring 2020

Encouraging open-minded inquiry; Respecting the unity of all life; Exploring spiritual self-transformation.

WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Due to the Corona Virus Restrictions our programs are canceled from March 18th to April 15 depending on COVID-19 status. 

March 4: Program Committee Meeting: Committee members will finalize plans & organization for upcoming April 4, 2020 Book/Audio Sale.

March 11:  21st Century Healing:  Bob Bendykowski opens this presentation with some biographical notes followed by a comparison of today’s doctoring with healing as it was practiced 2000 years ago.

March 16: 2020 Eclipses and how we may recognize their energies in our unfolding lives.  Rebecca Z.

 March 25:  Round Table Discussion using David Bruce’s book Serving a Higher Purpose – Theosophy for a Meaningful Life: This evening topics from Chapter 1 will be discussed.  This chapter is titled “Living With Purpose.”

April 4:  Saturday Spring Book/Audio Sale from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Books, CDs, DVDs on World Religions, Theosophy, Mythology, Yoga, Astrology, Health & Wellness, and more.

 April 8:  Trail of the Monarch Butterfly:  Jean Dean has been a member of the Monarch Butterfly Society since the 1980s and participated in a dharma of personal butterfly count for 30 years.  She will explain the amazing migration of the Monarch and show statistics about annual counts and how to conduct your own personal Monarch count.

 April 15:  Earth’s Angelic Hierarchy according to Geoffrey Hodson:  presenter: Kathleen NeumanGeoffrey Hodson clearly portrays the Angelic Kingdom as a very real, but parallel Kingdom to our own, whose work brings about the evolution of both consciousness and form on earth and throughout the universe.

 April 22:  Round Table Discussion continues with topics from Chapter 2: “Human Nature.”

 April 29: Ancestral Diet: Joan Tendler will speak about the major diet change that has occurred in the last hundred years or so, from eating highly nutritious ancestral foods to our present diet which includes a lot of modern oils made from seeds, sugar, modern low-fat dairy, and refined wheat.  She will focus on the very unstable omega 6 fat in modern seed oils, linoleic acid, which together with refined carbohydrates and chemicals, has been found to be at the bottom of modern diseases.  She will present the latest research supporting the many health benefits of a modified ketogenic diet, which detoxifies, burns fat for energy, and replaces the linoleic acid in our cells with the critical essential fat arachidonic acid, which is only in animal foods, like eggs and bacon.  She is also bringing samples of her Danish rye bread.  Yum!

May 6:  White Lotus Day Celebration

In her will, HPB suggested that her friends might gather together on the anniversary of her passing (May 8, 1891) and read from Sir Edwin Arnold’s “The Light of Asia” and from “The Bhagavad-Gita.” Lotuses grew in unusual profusion one year later.  Hence, May 8th became known as “White Lotus Day.”  This evening the public is invited to join the Lodge in honoring HPB’s request.  Kevin Reger will add to the celebration with live music on his guitar which he composed specifically for this occasion.

May 13:  Recycling Art for Daily Living – Barbara Bendykowski.  Barbara originally started her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, but family life interrupted this path.  In 1975 she entered Alverno College to continue nursing studies, but Fate intervened and Barb ended up with a degree in Art Therapy.  Her specialty is working with children to create projects using recycled material.

 May 20:  Reconnecting With Gaia:  Our healing & the planet’s healing.  Claire Beaumont – Claire shares her healing journey into relationship with Mother Earth.  She will share insights and techniques helpful in attuning to Gaia.

 May 27:  Round Table Discussion continued with topics from Chapter 3: “On Books and Thinking”.

 June 3:  Program Committee meeting – finalizing the fall program schedule for August through November.

June 10:  Teachings of Pythagoras – Jean Dean
Pythagoras  the master teacher links the ancient Egyptian wisdom to the Greeks.  Pythagoras was the mentor of Plato and gave western science the Fibonacci series, origins of sacred geometry, the 7 note musical system and the Music of the Spheres.  These principles of nature were preserved by the Masonic schools and academic science is just beginning to understand in researching into resonance and sound.

June 17:  Invisible Worlds-Psychic & Spiritual Development: DVD with Kurt Leland.  During this video, Kurt refers to the writings of both Annie Besant and Madame Blavatsky regarding the Third Object of the Theosophical Society.

 June 24:  Round Table Discussion continued with topics from Chapter 4: “Spiritual Practice.”


Claire Beaumont, former minister of Living Unity Church, Milwaukee, ’83 – ’85, is a recent member of The Theosophical Society in America.

Barbara Bendykowski originally started her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, but family life interrupted this path.  In 1975 she entered Alverno College to continue nursing studies but Fate intervened and Barb ended up with a degree in Art Therapy.  Her specialty is working with children to create projects using recycled material.

 Bob Bendykowski divided his working career between music and electronics.  He is currently researching and promoting distant healing as a scientific and teachable discipline.

 David P. Bruce Education Director and National Secretary of the Theosophical Society in America, is a third-generation Theosophist and popular lecturer.  Before joining the TS staff in 2003, he worked for over twenty years in the industrial electronics distribution industry.  He holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Jeanie Dean is the author of several poetry books including The Whole World Stopped and a dedicated metaphysical scholar. She also teaches college English and edits the Milwaukee Theosophical website and Study Center Librarian .

 Kurt Leland has been fascinated with the possibilities of consciousness since he had his first astral projection experiences at age 14.  In 2005, he came across Annie Besant’s Man and His Bodies.  He began a course of deep reading in Theosophy, including  the writings of Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater and the major works of H.P. Blavatsky.  Leland is also an award-winning poet and composer, and author of five nonfiction books.

 Joan Tendler has a masters degree in architecture and urban planning, with graduate level statistics courses.  She also was a foster mother.  She did a lot of health research after injuring herself due to weakness and digestion problems, after 35 years as a vegetarian.  She began to eat the foods of her Northern European ancestors, and was so happy at the improvement in her health that she put together this presentation, describing the diet (a modified ketogenic diet) and the health benefits of ancestral foods.

Rebecca Zawadiwsky (Dr. Z) has a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Sciences and has studied metaphysics and astrology for over 30 years. Through the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR) she obtained Level 2 certification in astrology, is a past president of the Milwaukee Chapter, and has been teaching for over 15 years. Life-coaching sessions are profoundly deep via a unique blend of astrological techniques, insights, and wisdom to help you discover and realize your highest potential..