Welcome to the
Wheaton Olcott Lodge
of the Theosophical Society in America
Sixteenth Meeting of the 2017-2018 Season on Wednesday, January 10th
Our Sixteenth meeting of the of the 2017-2018 season will be held on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST in the Olcott library at National Center of the Theosophical Society in America in Wheaton or online at:
The topic of study for the 2017-2018 season is Pablo Sender’s book Evolution of the Higher Consciousness.
There is a $2 per meeting per person suggested donation to attend and we share vegetarian and alcohol-free snacks after our formal meeting.
Public meetings occur on the 4th Wednesday of every month and are intended for the benefit of new members as well as non-members. Theosophical materials that are generally accessible are studied and discussed. If no new members or non-members are present prior to the start of the meeting, the lodge may choose to continue the course of study being pursued during the first three Wednesdays of the month.
On occasion, members of the lodge will present a talk as part of the Exploring Theosophy series at one of the public meetings.
Please note: Lodge meetings and Exploring Theosophy webinars use different webinar links and that Exploring Theosophy webinars do not require a password.
To participate in the Lodge meetings for members online, by webinar, please send an email to WheatonOlcottLodge@gmail.com requesting an ID and password to access the webinar room.
Once you have received your password click here, to log in and you are ready to participate!
For any other questions contact us at: WheatonOlcottLodge@gmail.com
The Sunlight of Eternal Truth
The wise listen most readily to those whose habits of thoughts are most alien from their own, knowing that thus they may chance to catch a glimpse of some new aspect of truth, instead of seeing once more the mere reflection of the aspect already familiar. Men’s racial habits, traditions, surroundings, are as coloured glasses through which they look at the sun of Truth; each glass lends its own tint to the sunbeam, and the white ray is transmitted as red, or blue, or yellow—what you will. As we cannot get rid of our glass and catch the pure uncoloured radiance, we do wisely to combine the coloured rays and so obtain the white.
From: Reincarnation by Annie Besant
To the question of whether Theosophy is a religion, Madame Blavatsky replied: Most assuredly it is not, since it is the essence of all religion and of absolute truth, a drop of which only underlies every creed. To resort once more to metaphor. Theosophy, on earth, is like the white ray of the spectrum, and every religion only one of the seven prismatic colours. Ignoring all the others, and cursing them as false, every special coloured ray claims not only priority, but to be that white ray itself, and anathematizes even its own tints from light to dark, as heresies. Yet, as the sun of truth rises higher and higher on the horizon of man’s perception, and each coloured ray gradually fades out until it is finally re-absorbed in its turn, humanity will at last be cursed no longer with artificial polarizations, but will find itself bathing in the pure colourless sunlight of eternal truth. And this will be Theosophia.
From: The Key to Theosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Man’s Journey through the Arc of Evolution
As man is a seven-fold being so is the universe — the septenary microcosm being to the septenary macrocosm but as the drop of rainwater is to the cloud from whence it dropped and whither in the course of time it will return.
From: The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett – in Chronological Sequence, Letter No. 67
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