6th August 2005
The Wisdom of Now: Beyond Self Development
A talk by a visiting
speaker, Mr. Tim Boyd, from The Theosophical Society of America.
Humanity has been
described as a “species that quests”. It seems that our searching is
boundless - from outer space to the mysteries of the gene. But what is it
that we seek? The scriptures and mythologies of the world, and contemporary
science describe a way of seeing the world which reveals a deep pattern of
meaning - a hidden wisdom.
Mr. Tim Boyd is a former
Vice President of the Theosophical Society in America. He co-produced,
narrated and conducted interviews for the Eternal Quest radio series,
currently broadcast on stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is a
founding member of a spiritual community, which was active in Chicago for
more than 25 years. He has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the
13th August 2005
Our Asst. Secretary,
Bro. Tang Kwok Choon will give a biographical sketch of Damodar K.
Mavalankar, one of the pioneers of the Theosophical Society. Damodar was
a member of a wealthy Indian family who received an excellent education in
English. He abandoned caste in order to devote to the TS which he joined in
July 1879. He disappeared for Tibet in February 1885 to join his Master. He
was never seen again.
20th August 2005
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
is described as being “unique among spiritual leaders” and that “many
thousands of people from all walks of life have been uplifted and
spiritually reborn through his teachings.” This is the man whom C. W.
Leadbeater saw in 1909 as a poor boy in India and recognised as one who would become
a great teacher. Here is an obscure Indian youth who, according to his
father, is dull in mind, whom C.W.L. selects, and about whom he prophesies
that the boy will play an unusual rôle on the world’s stage. Dr. Annie Besant, with the assistance of C.W.L.,
subsequently gave him both protection and education. Do you know of
Krishnamurti? Come and join us for this video programme on Krishnamurti.
27th August 2005
Chakras, Prâna & Kundalinî
The Etheric Double, or
Prânamâyakosha, has two main functions. Firstly, it absorbs Prâna, or
Vitality, and distributes this to the whole body. Secondly, it acts as an
intermediary or bridge between the dense physical body and the astral body,
transmitting the consciousness of physical sense-contacts through the
etheric brain to the astral body, and also transmitting consciousness from
the astral and higher levels down into the physical brain and nervous
system. In addition, the Etheric Double develops within itself certain
Centres by means of which the man is able to cognise the etheric world and
its hosts of etheric phenomena. These force centres are the chakras we often
hear about these days.
Kundalinî, or the
Serpent-Fire, is one of the forces which emanate from the sun, and has been
variously called the Serpent-Fire, the Fiery Power, and the World’s Mother.
To clairvoyant vision it appears in very truth like liquid fire as it rushed
through the body, and the course through which it ought to move is a spiral
one like the coils of a serpent. The name of the World’s Mother is
appropriate because through it our various vehicles may be vivified. Its
home in man’s body is the Chakram at the base of the spine, and for the
ordinary man it lies there unawakened and unsuspected during the whole of
The secret to psychic
abilities lies in the awakening of the kundalinî and the vivification of the
chakras in one’s etheric double. In this lecture on Chakras, Prâna &
Kundalinî, Chong Sanne talks about the functions of the chakras and
their interrelation with Prâna and Kundalinî and also about the dangers of
the premature awakening of the chakras and kundalinî.
This programme is for