February 25, 2014 – Immortal Beings on an Evolutionary Pathway, a Spiritist View

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Join the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   Immortal Beings on an Evolutionary Pathway, a Spiritist View presented by Sheila Van Leyen.

Spiritism is, at once, a science, a philosophy, and a religion.  The teachings, concepts, and principles of all three are interdependently woven into this doctrine of consolation, clarification, and inspiration.

The science of Spiritism studies the existence and nature of spirits, which are nothing more than the immortal souls of men, created by God.

The philosophy, which was derived from a serious study of information received in communications with discarnate spirits, deals with the details of spirit life and the journey of evolution through the process of reincarnation. A natural consequence of that philosophy is the understanding of the role we play in our own spiritual evolution, which is ultimately achieved through the efforts we make to grow, both morally and intellectually.

The religious aspect stems from the moral ties between ourselves, and others, and the direction that Spiritism leads us, toward God, our creator, by helping us to understand life and by teaching us, ultimately, how to develop the ability to love, in the greatest sense of the word.

Spiritism helps us to understand the natural laws that govern that process of evolution. From a moral perspective, we follow the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ, as our model and guide.

In the first part of the talk Sheila will define some fundamentals of Spiritism such as: God, Matter, Spirit, and Life’s purpose.  In the second part we’ll watch an explanatory video on the physiological aspects of mediumship.

All sincere seekers are welcome.  A $5 donation is suggested.

REMINDER…. We have a new location for meetings: Westport Road Church of Christ – Community Room, 4500 Westport Road

 

Directions to our meeting location can be found here.

A schedule of upcoming meeting topics can be found here.

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February 11, 2014 – Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John Of God

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Join the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John Of God, presented by Kathy Diebold.

This feature documentary, which gained three prestigious Angel Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2008, takes you on a cinematographic journey to João Teixeira de Faria, also known as John of God, the miracle healer of Brazil. The film explores the extraordinary abilities of this internationally respected medium and shows João’s incorporation by one of the many spirit beings who work through him to heal sick and disabled people from all over the world.

Over one million people have visited the Casa de Dom Inácio centre in the village of Abadiânia, Brazil. Since João first discovered this miraculous faculty more than 50 years ago, an enormous number of individuals, many with illnesses considered incurable, have received healing that mainstream medical opinion cannot explain.

The film takes an objective and unflinching look at the physical and emotional journeys undertaken by some of these people. It shows how spiritual energy can transcend conventional medical knowledge, and features remarkable sequences showing João being used by the spirit entities as a channel to carry out their miraculous work.

Healing is a visually stunning work that challenges conventional perceptions of normality. Through unbiased reporting of the facts, including testimony from doctors, scientists and people who have been restored to health, it provides a unique insight into the achievements of a man who insists he is merely the instrument through which faith, compassion and benign spiritual forces are channeled to alleviate suffering.

Whatever your beliefs, Healing cannot fail to inspire, impress and intrigue. It will lead you towards an acceptance of the fact, supported by indisputable visual evidence, that in this quiet Brazilian village, something truly miraculous is happening for the benefit of mankind.

Join Kathy Diebold as she shares this engaging documentary as well as her own personal experience of visiting with John Of God.

REMINDER…. We have a new location for meetings: Westport Road Church of Christ – Community Room, 4500 Westport Road

All sincere seekers are welcome.  A $5 donation is suggested.

 

Directions to our meeting location can be found here.

A schedule of upcoming meeting topics can be found here.