DATE: Begins April 1 (3 weeks)
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 AM PDT
What is Theosophy? The core meaning of the word is Divine Wisdom.
In the 1600’s it was a word used to describe the wisdom of divine things acquired through mystical studies. In 1875, Madame Blavatsky built on this idea as she gathered ancient wisdom and modern ideas together to found the Theosophical Society. This international organization had a huge impact on astrology, Western spirituality and Western culture.
Members of the Theosophical Society included authors Lyman Frank Baum, William Butler Yeats, Lewis Carroll, Kahlil Gabran, Sir Author Conan Doyle, James Joyce and Kurt Vonegut; scientists Thomas Edison, Rupert Seldrake, Jane Goddall; psychologists Roberto Assagioli, William James, Carl Gustav Jung; as well as many artists, musicians, actors, feminists, architects, politicians, other spiritual leaders and yes, astrologers – including Manly P. Hall, Max Heindel, Alice Bailey, and Alan Leo.
ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY AND SPIRITUAL INITIATIONS
Week 1: Your Esoteric Astrology Initiations during this Lifetime
During each incarnation, we have spiritual lessons to learn in order to evolve. Some of these are spiritual lessons to be learned by everyone on their return trip to source, and some of them are unique to one's sun sign in astrology. During this week, students will learn what the major initiations are for this lifetime according to their sun sign.
Week 2: Initiations and Triangles
When we understand the initiations we will be going through during this lifetime, we can turn our attention to how energy flows, and in particular how we can tap into it. In this week we will look at how the initiations correspond to the triangles in esoteric astrology. We will also look at how to tap into that energy, alone or in small groups, and in as arcane of a setting as desired, ranging from day to day life to personal spiritual spaces.
Week 3: Initiations and Stages of Development
Following up on taking a closer look at the initiations and energy that exists and flows to us from cosmic sources, we will now look at the structure that Theosophy and Esoteric Astrology shows us exists. This information can easily tell us where we are at from an incarnation perspective, and will show us where we are going in this lifetime and in future ones. Yes, there is a pattern and structure to this, and it is here we get into the details.
The Rev Bill Duvendack is an ordained independent Spiritualist minister who is an internationally known psychic, presenter, and author. He has presented in many venues, ranging from colleges and high schools to national and international conferences. He is the author of three published books “Vocal Magick,” “The Metaphysics of Magick,” and “In the Shadow of the Watchtower, Enochian Grimoire Volume 1,” and two more are released in early 2017: “Spirit Relations,” and “Dark Fruit, Enochian Grimoire Volume 2.”
Bill has had a dozen essays published in various anthologies, and his magical writings have been translated into 6 different languages. He regularly teaches classes on magick, astrology, and modern spirituality nationally and via webinars. He has been interviewed by the NY Times, RTE 1, and has made many TV and radio appearances. For more information about him, please consult his website: www.418ascendant.com.