2005 August Programme

6th August 2005 5 p.m.*

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 U.S.


13th August 2005 5 p.m.


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 5 p.m.

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

J. Krishnamurti 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 5 p.m.*

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 his life.

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 members only.

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