June 13, 2018 – Finding Atlantis

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Mark your calendars for next week! We’ve arranged for a new LES public presentation on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 PM:  “Finding Atlantis” presented by Lee Pennington.

 

Finding Atlantis

Lee Pennington, Author, Documentary Maker, President of Ancient Kentucke Historical Association, will speak to Louisville Esoteric Society on “Finding Atlantis.”

For the past several decades, Lee Pennington has been researching the lost continent of Atlantis. In the last half dozen years, he has focused his attention on looking in a different place from the Atlantic Ocean, where most think, if the legend has any validity at all, the island should be found.

In Plato’s time, however, there was no such thing as the Atlantic Ocean, so it stands to reason Plato, who in his “Dialogues” discussed Atlantis, could have been talking of someplace else when he referred to the continent being located beyond the Pillars of Hercules.

Pennington thinks he knows where Atlantis is located, as well as the lost land of Lemuria. He also thinks that a large monument rising into the Indonesian sky is somehow connected to both those lost places.

His presentation will perhaps not only convince you where Atlantis is but will also point out we have history all wrong—especially that part that says there were no civilizations beyond those we already know about and certainly none that reaches back beyond the ice age.

Gunung Padang, a great, man-made pyramid in Indonesia that’s in excess of 20,000 years old, should alone convince us history is wrong.

 

Lee Pennington and Jill Baker at Gunung Padang

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION:

11905 Lilac Way, Middletown, KY 40243. “Kratz Place,” the home of Lee and Jill.

Lilac Way runs between Daisy Lane and Kratz Lane. You can park in driveway or in front of the house along the street.

 

 

Note: A $5 contribution is suggested.

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The February 22 presentation has been cancelled

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Lee Pennington’s presentation on February 22 to the Esoteric Society has been cancelled due to health reasons. The program will be rescheduled. Stay tuned.

 

 

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February 22, 2018 – Finding Atlantis

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Mark your calendars for later this month. We’ve arranged for a new LES public presentation on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 PM:  “Finding Atlantis” presented by Lee Pennington.

 

FINDING ATLANTIS

For the past several decades, Lee Pennington has been researching the lost continent of Atlantis.

In the last half dozen years, he has focused his attention on looking in a different place from the Atlantic Ocean, where most think, if the legend has any validity at all, the island should be found.

In Plato’s time, however, there was no such thing as the Atlantic Ocean, so it stands to reason Plato, who in his “Dialogues” discussed Atlantis, could have been talking of someplace else when he referred to continent being located beyond the Pillars of Hercules.

Pennington thinks he knows where Atlantis is located, as well as the lost land of Lemuria. He also thinks that a large monument rises into Indonesian sky that is somehow connected to both those lost places.

His presentation perhaps will not only convince you where Atlantis is but will also point out we have history all wrong—especially that part that says there were no civilizations beyond those we already know about and certainly none that reaches back beyond the ice age.

Gunung Padang, a great man-made pyramid in excess of 20,000 years old, alone should convince us history is wrong.

 

LOCATION:
Commonwealth Bank & Trust, 286 N Hubbards Ln, Louisville, KY 40207.
Enter through the front door. The meeting will be held in the lower level meeting room of the bank building. Stairs and an elevator are just inside the front entrance.

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September 28, 2016 – Magicians of the Gods

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Join us Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM for “Magicians of the Gods” presented by Jim Patterson.

Graham Hancock’s 1996 multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth’s lost civilization. Twenty years later, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work, Magicians of the Gods, filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light.

The evidence revealed in his latest book continues to support the theory of an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age and was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors – known to later cultures by names such as ‘the Sages’, ‘the Magicians’, ‘the Shining Ones’, and ‘the Mystery Teachers of Heaven’. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations – Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these ‘Magicians of the Gods’ brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price.

Jim will present an overview of the book and the evidence presented within – including what Hancock feels caused the global cataclysms that destroyed those lost antediluvian civilizations. As always, we’ll have plenty of time for Q&A discussion.

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for attendees who are not pre-paid members;  No charge for LES pre-paid Members.

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November 11, 2015 – Animated Earth – An Introduction to the Science and Mysticism of the Peruvian Whistling Vessels

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Join us Wednesday November 11Peruvian Whistling vessels,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “Animated Earth – An Introduction to the science and mysticism of the PERUVIAN WHISTLING VESSELS presented by Dr. Rebecca Martin.

Dr. Rebecca Martin, ‘guardian’ of one of seven sets of these powerful ancient Peruvian artifacts, (placed around the earth for world peace), will share the history, research and experiential playing of the Peruvian Whistling Vessels.  Their brain altering effects offer the players and observers an experience in expanded sensory awareness.

We’re honored to have Dr. Martin join us once more for what is sure to be an exciting and enlightening presentation. Hope you can join us.

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for pay-as-you-go attendees; No charge for LES pre-pay Members.

 

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October 7, 2015 – Mysterious Stone Chambers & Giants in Ancient America

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Join us Wednesday October 7,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “Mysterious Stone Chambers & Giants in Ancient America (Jim Vieira) presented by Jim Patterson.

Strange stone tunnels, chambers, walls and cairns found throughout New England and other portions of North America. Skeletons uncovered in burial mounds that range from 7- to 9-ft in height, some with ceremonial copper ornaments and armor that indicate an advanced culture. Many of these over-sized skulls had double-rows of teeth.  Who built these structures? When? Why? Who was this lost race?

Stonemason Jim Vieira has been exploring these stone structures for years as a member of the Northeast Antiquities Research Association, which has studied these them for 60 years. Vieira’s research over the last 20+ years has led him down a bizarre road of intrigue and mystery surrounding the races and built structures of Ancient America. Vieira has compiled thousands of accounts of giant skeleton reports from the New York Times, Smithsonian Ethnology Reports, American Antiquarian, Scientific American as well as town and county histories to make the case that the history of our past has not only been deliberately covered up, but is vastly different then what we are told.

His 17 minute 2012 TEDx talk has been removed/banned by TED. We’ll watch a 60 minute video presentation from 2012 by Jim about these incredible anomalies reported well over a thousand times, but are excluded from the history books.  We’ll follow the video with an open discussion.

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for pay-as-you-go attendees; No charge for LES pre-pay Members.

 

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September 16, 2015 – Darwin’s Dilemma

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Join us Wednesday September 16,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “Darwin’s Dilemma presented by Jim Patterson.

The Cambrian explosion was one of the most spectacular events in the history of life. In a short window of geological time an abundance of new animals – and new animal body designs – arose fully formed without evidence of any evolutionary ancestors.

Charles Darwin viewed this as an inexplicable mystery. He had envisioned the evolution of life through a multitude of small, undirected steps. Yet, the fossil record reveals no such pattern of gradual development. Instead, early in the Cambrian period, compound eyes, articulated limbs, sophisticated sensory organs and skeletons burst into existence seemingly out of nowhere.

Darwin’s Dilemma explores the Cambrian explosion and the scientific controversy that still surrounds it. Where are the missing transitional forms that Darwin’s theory requires? Can any undirected evolutionary process explain the origin of animals?

Filmed on four continents, this fascinating 70-minute documentary examines some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made and with them, a mystery deeper than Darwin ever imagine. For the Cambrian explosion of life was actually an explosion of biological information – assembly instructions in DNA and embryonic blueprints that directed the development of the first complex animals.

Judge for yourself if the actual evidence truly points to evolution as we’re expected to accept as definitive scientific fact….or whether something more may be involved.  Jim will present additional discussion points and we’ll engage in a lively conversation afterwards.

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for pay-as-you-go attendees; No charge for LES pre-pay Members.

 

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May 27, 2015 The Divinity of Numbers and Metaphysics: A Tool for Discovering Truth

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Join us Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM for “The Divinity of Numbers and Metaphysics:  A Tool for Discovering Truth”

In this meeting, we’ll continue our study of Philosophy by learning about Pythagoras and his theory about the divinity of numbers.

Pythagoras and his followers proposed that there is a substance in the Cosmos that transcends physical matter and that the structure behind this transcendence is numbers. There’s a great line spoken by Christopher Walken in a movie where he plays the Archangel, Gabriel. We’ve all heard the line before, but Walken’s delivery of it makes it especially memorable, “See you kids. Study ya math. Key to the Universe.” Pythagoreans believed and taught that mathematics, is indeed the key to understanding everything in the Cosmos, including our own existence. They also taught that mathematics is the basis for all harmony and all discord. It is believed that Pythagoras developed or at least formalized the musical scale, using the harmony heard by the human ear as the basis.

What is there? What is reality? Can we know? Do minds actually exist? Are thoughts real? How do we go about answering questions such as those? Pythagoreans believe that Metaphysics is the best tool for discovering the answers. Metaphysics has two branches, ontology and epistemology. Ontology is the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. We’ll learn about both methods and how metaphysics can be helpful in our individual search for Truth.

Note:  Don’t be concerned about the reference to math in the description. No math problems will be harmed (or, solved)  in the making of this presentation!! This presentation will lay the groundwork for other Philosophical topics in the future such as Plato’s Search for Truth!

Hope you’ll join us!

 

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for pay-as-you-go attendees; No charge for LES pre-pay Members.

 

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February 25, 2015 – Philosophy – The Beginning

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Join us Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM for “Philosophy -The Beginning.”

We’re celebrating 4 years of LES at this meeting! Join us for champagne and cake as we celebrate our past success and toast the future of LES!

In this meeting we’re going to watch the first two lectures in a series called “The Great Ideas of Philosophy.” Each lecture is approximately 30 minutes long and is taught by Professor Daniel N. Robinson PhD, a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University, where he has lectured annually since 1991. He is also Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, on whose faculty he served for 30 years. He was formerly Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, and has held positions at Amherst College and at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of more than forty books.

Lecture 1- is entitled “From the Upanishads to Homer,” and begins with a brief description of what philosophy is. The translation of the word philosophy is love of wisdom; and wisdom comes only in Truth. To be a student of philosophy we are morally bound to go wherever Truth leads. Philosophy confronts three problems in the search for Truth – Knowledge (What is knowledge and how do we obtain it?); Conduct (What kind of life should one live and what actions represent moral conduct?); and Governance (What is wise governance?) Philosophers seek answers to all three of these questions.

The first lecture continues by pointing out contrasts between Eastern and Western philosophies. The Upanishads from India taught there is an Universal Soul or Cosmic Atman of which humanity and all living creatures are a part. Greek philosophers taught that humanity was separate from the Gods who created the Universe; and that human fate was entirely different from that of the Gods. They further taught that human life is filled with irony – that often the very attributes which motivate an individual’s code in life result in the eventual downfall of the individual.

Lecture 2 –  entitled “Philosophy – Did the Greeks Invent It” continues showing the contrasts between Eastern and Western thought, and provides information on how the Greek philosophy developed and spread in the Western world.  The Greeks believed that philosophy earns its Truth by working for it – that Truth depends on evidence. Without evidence there is no Truth. Without Truth there is no Wisdom. To reach Truth, one must remain skeptical and challenge even the most fundamental of beliefs.

Both lectures refer to Homer and the Iliad. Most of us learned about Homer and read some parts of the Iliad in high school Literature Class. Those of us who pursued degrees in the Humanities delved deeper in college. Time  has a way of stealing or at least blurring some knowledge from past learning. Some useful links are included below if you would like a refresher course on Homer, and why the Iliad is such an important key to understanding the mindset of antiquity. The information in these links is far from complete. If you’re interested in researching further you’ll find other links on the Internet – some to  various translations of the complete works of Homer.  Also included is a link with information about the Upanishads.

Note:  It is NOT necessary to explore these links to understand and enjoy the lectures. You’ll enjoy and understand both lectures even if Homer, the Iliad and the Upanishads are all unknown to you. The links are included just in case you want to learn more about the topics discussed in the lectures. Professor Robinson is engaging and does a great job of laying a basic foundation of philosophy in these two lectures. (He also bears a remarkable resemblance to one of our founders. You can decide who when you watch the lectures.) We’ll have time after each lecture to discuss any thoughts that arise while watching, or to share additional knowledge.

LES was founded on the idea of discovering Truth. In the past we’ve sometimes meandered from our original intent and will do so in the future, which is fine. This presentation, however, is consistent with the original intent of exploring ways to discover Truth.  Hope you’ll join us!

Useful links:

Homer

The Iliad

Upanishads

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for pay-as-you-go attendees; No charge for LES pre-pay Members.

 

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February 11, 2015 – Philosophy – The Beginning

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Join us Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM for “Philosophy -The Beginning.”

This meeting marks the 4th anniversary of the first official LES meeting. Join us for champagne and cake as we celebrate the past 4 years and toast the future of LES!

In this meeting we’re going to watch the first two lectures in a series called “The Great Ideas of Philosophy.” Each lecture is approximately 30 minutes long and is taught by Professor Daniel N. Robinson PhD, a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University, where he has lectured annually since 1991. He is also Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, on whose faculty he served for 30 years. He was formerly Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, and has held positions at Amherst College and at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of more than forty books.

Lecture 1- is entitled “From the Upanishads to Homer,” and begins with a brief description of what philosophy is. The translation of the word philosophy is love of wisdom; and wisdom comes only in Truth. To be a student of philosophy we are morally bound to go wherever Truth leads. Philosophy confronts three problems in the search for Truth – Knowledge (What is knowledge and how do we obtain it?); Conduct (What kind of life should one live and what actions represent moral conduct?); and Governance (What is wise governance?) Philosophers seek answers to all three of these questions.

The first lecture continues by pointing out contrasts between Eastern and Western philosophies. The Upanishads from India taught there is an Universal Soul or Cosmic Atman of which humanity and all living creatures are a part. Greek philosophers taught that humanity was separate from the Gods who created the Universe; and that human fate was entirely different from that of the Gods. They further taught that human life is filled with irony – that often the very attributes which motivate an individual’s code in life result in the eventual downfall of the individual.

Lecture 2 –  entitled “Philosophy – Did the Greeks Invent It” continues showing the contrasts between Eastern and Western thought, and provides information on how the Greek philosophy developed and spread in the Western world.  The Greeks believed that philosophy earns its Truth by working for it – that Truth depends on evidence. Without evidence there is no Truth. Without Truth there is no Wisdom. To reach Truth, one must remain skeptical and challenge even the most fundamental of beliefs.

Both lectures refer to Homer and the Iliad. Most of us learned about Homer and read some parts of the Iliad in high school Literature Class. Those of us who pursued degrees in the Humanities delved deeper in college. Time  has a way of stealing or at least blurring some knowledge from past learning. Some useful links are included below if you would like a refresher course on Homer, and why the Iliad is such an important key to understanding the mindset of antiquity. The information in these links is far from complete. If you’re interested in researching further you’ll find other links on the Internet – some to  various translations of the complete works of Homer.  Also included is a link with information about the Upanishads.

Note:  It is NOT necessary to explore these links to understand and enjoy the lectures. You’ll enjoy and understand both lectures even if Homer, the Iliad and the Upanishads are all unknown to you. The links are included just in case you want to learn more about the topics discussed in the lectures. Professor Robinson is engaging and does a great job of laying a basic foundation of philosophy in these two lectures. (He also bears a remarkable resemblance to one of our founders. You can decide who when you watch the lectures.) We’ll have time after each lecture to discuss any thoughts that arise while watching, or to share additional knowledge.

LES was founded on the idea of discovering Truth. In the past we’ve sometimes meandered from our original intent and will do so in the future, which is fine. This presentation, however, is consistent with the original intent of exploring ways to discover Truth.  Hope you’ll join us!

Useful links:

Homer

The Iliad

Upanishads

All sincere seekers are welcome.  $10 for pay-as-you-go attendees; No charge for LES pre-pay Members.

 

Click here for location, map and directions

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