April 27, 2016 – Otherworld: Places of Initiation and Living Resurrection

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DVDcase_wrap.qxdJoin us Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM for “Otherworld: Places of Initiation and Living Resurrection” presented by John Pickard.

What if the concept of resurrection perpetuated by the Church is a fraud? That it was once a level of initiation performed in secret Mysteries schools around the world, thousands of years before Christ?

That a suppressed gospel describes it as something to be experienced by the living, not the dead? That it involves an out-of-body journey to the Otherworld and back? That prominent scholars and initiates like Socrates and Plato described it as the pinnacle of a person’s spiritual development? And that the places where this life-changing adventure is possible are all around us?

This short film by best-selling author and researcher Freddy Silva may turn you inside out.

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

 

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August 19, 2015 – The Metaphysical Nature of Wood

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tree struck by lightningJoin us Wednesday August 19,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “The Metaphysical Nature of Wood presented by Thomas Freese.

Louisville Esoteric Society will host Thomas Freese, author/storyteller/artist on  August 19 for a presentation about trees, the “Standing People.” The Standing People—trees—are our planetary partners in healing. Thomas Freese has worked with wood for over 30 years, crafting a line of jewelry, wood wands, spoons and ornaments. Trees and wood have many properties to share, similar to the metaphysical offerings of stones and crystals. Thomas will bring his wood crafts and share some of the wisdom of woods.

As Marshall McLuhan said in the 1970s, “The medium IS the message.” Thomas has taken woods to psychics to receive information. In addition he has researched in books and online about the folklore, nature wisdom and metaphysical uses of various woods and writes,  “When I see a sculpture in a museum and it merely says ‘wood” for the material the artist used; I have to sigh and roll my eyes. What KIND of wood, where was the wood taken from, was it architectural salvage or wood struck by lightning? Wood is not plastic and this living medium offers us so many blessings beyond the practical.

 

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have shown that trees grow faster when high levels of cosmic radiation reach the earth’s surface, concluding that cosmic radiation impacts tree growth even more than annual temperature or rainfall. Secondly, renowned researcher, Lawrence Edwards, found that tree buds changed shape and size rhythmically, in regular cycles all through winter, directly correlating to the moon and planets. The oak for example, appears to change with Mars, the Beech with Saturn and the Birch with Venus. Curiously, Edwards also found that overhead power lines disrupted this planetary influence.” Excerpted from: http://www.bethmoon.com/DiamondNights.html

Hope you’ll join us for what will surely be an enlightening and entertaining evening.  Some of Thomas’ wood art creations will be available for purchase.

For more information about Thomas Freese,  check out his website at: http://www.thomaslfreese.com/

 

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

 

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August 5, 2015 – Who Are The Mysterious Rosicrucians?

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Join us Wednesday August 5,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “Who Are The Mysterious Rosicrucians? presented by Jim Patterson.

During Renaissance Europe in the 16th & 17th centuries an underground movement was afoot to embrace and share knowledge and philosophy in direct conflict with the dogma and control of the Catholic Church. It was the same percolating pot that birthed the Reformation. However, beyond disagreements over church liturgy, this hidden movement encompassed a more secret body of wisdom; it was knowledge that could put you under the scrutiny and punishment of the Inquisition.

In 1614 a mysterious manifesto was published that lit the imagination and enthusiasm of intellectuals everywhere. It professed a secret fraternity . . . an Invisible College . . . one for which you could not apply, but had to be covertly invited. It was a Secret Mystery School called the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross. There were claims of sacred knowledge assembled by the Brotherhood’s founder in the late medieval period – from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Middle Eastern mystery school traditions. Two more manifestos surfaced each consecutive year, fueling the fire of this secret movement.

Europe’s intellectual circles were abuzz with speculation about this sacred brotherhood. Who were they? Where did they meet? What did they discuss and teach? What were their practices? How could one join their circle? Were they even real?

It was in this environment that the Rosicrucian movement was “birthed” – although never operating in the public eye. No formal groups were ever known from this time period. Their members (if they existed) kept their affiliation a total secret. Then in the mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s various Mystery Schools tied to Rosicrucianism started to appear. Some flopped. Some flourished. Some still exist today.

In this presentation we’ll review the foundations of the Rosicrucians, the original manifestos, famous people tied to the movement, their secret symbols, the modern-era groups and their concepts & teachings.

Join us for a peek behind the doors of the Rose Cross!

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

 

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July 15, 2015 – True Tales of Encounters with Ghosts, Spirits & Angels

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NOTE: Effective July 2015 we are moving our meetings to occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Our next meeting, therefore, will be Weds, July 1.

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Join us Wednesday July 15,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “True Tales of Encounters with Ghosts, Sprits & Angels presented by Thomas Freese.

Louisville Esoteric Society is pleased to announce that Thomas Freese, author/storyteller/artist will join us on Wednesday July 15.  Louisville author Thomas Freese has authored 9 books of ghost stories. He performs over 20 educational and entertaining story programs for audiences of all ages from Alaska to Ashland to Argentina.  He will share stories from his interview based books of true tales.

Hope you’ll join us for what will surely be an enlightening and entertaining evening.  Some of Thomas’ books and CDs will be available for purchase and signing that evening.

For more information about Thomas Freese and his intriguing inquiry into what lies beyond, check out his website at: http://www.thomaslfreese.com/

Note:  On Thursday, July 16 Thomas will  be telling Civil War Ghost stories at the Henry County Library in Eminence KY from 6:30-7:30 pm.

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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PythagorasJoin 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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May 13, 2015 – What’s an Esoteric to do?

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Living-in-the-Light-Energy_OM-TimesJoin us Wednesday May 13,  2015 at 6:30 PM for “What’s an Esoteric to do?presented by John Pickard.

Those of us who seek truth, the mysteries of the universe, hidden teachings, and spiritual enlightenment inevitably face a unique challenge:

How do we, as esoteric adherents, cope with living in a world so apparently overrun with negativity, raw materialism, ignorance and sometimes pure “evil“?

How do we pursue and focus on “light” when surrounded by so much “dark“?

Can (or should) we simply ignore the negative and only focus on the positive?

As members of the human community, but seeking below the surface for answers, where should our focus be?

What’s our role and approach while here on this orb?

Do the answers to these questions vary for different esoterians?

We’ll watch a brief video about this challenge then have an open panel discussion of all attendees, giving everyone a chance to share their challenges, wisdom and approach. What works for you? What doesn’t? What challenges have you personally faced on your journey?  Come share, listen and learn among your fellow light workers.

 

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

 

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March 11, 2015 – Following Peace Pilgrim on a Trek For Truth

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Top-to-BottomJoin us Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM for “Following Peace Pilgrim on a Trek For Truth presented by Logan McCulloch.

Peace Pilgrim was (and is) an inspirational human being.  She saw through the external façade that most of us identify with as our “reality”.  She is one of those many sages throughout history, who upon realizing her/his true infinite nature attempted to consciously communicate that Truth to others through the masterpiece of Life expressing.  It would seem that ever increasing numbers of human beings all over Mother Earth are remembering aspects of that same inner Truth.  What if we could identify and share the stories of some of these inspiring souls, and embrace our own inner strength, courage and creative nature on a community pilgrimage?  We could simply walk across America to explore the power of the human heart.

Join us for a discussion about the inspiration and intention behind the upcoming Trek For Truth, a 5,000 mile walk from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the American Discovery Trail.  The lives of people like Peace Pilgrim, Nikola Tesla, and Royal Raymond Rife invite us to expand our sense of the possible.  We intend to seek out and share true stories and information intended to expand and empower each of us.

Our Trek For Truth mission statement is:
Awareness, Empowerment and Freedom Thru Fear-less Communication

 

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

 

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November 12, 2014 – Non-linear time, layers of reality and practical methods to connect with these concepts – in one tradition of Appalachian energy work

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Join us Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM for “Non-linear time, layers of reality and practical methods to connect with these concepts – in one tradition of Appalachian energy work“ presented by Louise Smith.

This presentation explores the concept of non-linear time from the perspective of an Appalachian tradition of energy work, the Maker Tradition. In this tradition, rather than being seen as linear, time is understood as simultaneous cycles which layer each other in an ever-deepening spiral, adding a depth to personal experiences which result in occurrences such as synchronicity.

During the presentation we will explore the implications of non-linear time as it relates to daily life and the use of personal intent within time, including how subjects and events can span across several time cycles at once. This tradition’s specific methods for working with personal intent outside of non-linear time, such as connecting with events which are not perceived as current, will be shared and discussed.

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

[Pre-pay memberships are offered at discounted rates. Pick up a brochure at LES HQ for more information about the rates and benefits of becoming a pre-pay LES Member.]

 

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We’re adding additional events to our calendar – our normal twice-monthly presentations plus SIGs (Special Interest Groups) and Member-only social events. Check it frequently here for updates!

October 8, 2014 – HOW THINGS CHANGE: How we change ourselves and our world

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Join us Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM for “HOW THINGS CHANGE: How we change ourselves and our world“ presented by Rebecca Martin.

For centuries scientists have believed human beings were separate from the creation of our world, simply pawns being played in the evolution of the Universe.  New scientific discoveries and ancient spiritual teachings point to a very different, more interactive and intentional role for our species.  This presentation will explore the old (Unconscious) and new (Conscious) creation paradigms, in which we have been participating.  It will offer practical and mystical methods for increasing the mindful manifestation of the world in which we choose to live.

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

[Pre-pay memberships are offered at discounted rates. Pick up a brochure at LES HQ for more information about the rates and benefits of becoming a pre-pay LES Member.]

 

Click here for our NEW location (map and directions)

We’re adding additional events to our calendar – our normal twice-monthly presentations plus SIGs (Special Interest Groups) and Member-only social events. Check it frequently here for updates!

May 27, 2014 – Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What

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Join the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What presented by Bob Hartye.

This will be a fascinating spiritual journey into the science behind psychic experiences.

Is it possible that some people can read your mind, “Telepathy“ or look into the future, “Clairvoyancy”? Why is it that some people can cure themselves while in the last stages of a deadly cancer, “Healing“? Does mind over matter really exist, and if so, how do we explain this “Telekinesis”?

In the US millions of people claim to ‘see’ distant objects or places “Remote Viewing“. Where is the boundary between ‘real’ magical powers and fraud?  Can these “miracles of the mind” be explained?

These and more questions will be answered in this award winning documentary “Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What” by Dutch filmmaker Renée Scheltema, who was inspired to explore the realms of psychic phenomena after a series of curious and unexplainable events happened around her all in a short period of time.

She traveled to the US to meet up with the top scientists, para-psychologists, psychologists, physicians, and doctors within the field of research, like Prof Charles Tart, Prof Gary Schwartz, Dr Larry Dossey and Dr Dean Radin. Along the way she collects anecdotal stories from celebrities within the field, such as psychic detective Nancy Myer, author Arielle Ford, astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell and intuitive Catherine Yunt.

Renée found that experiments of today reveal how science is verifying numerous kinds of connections : ‘mind to mind’; ‘mind to body’ and ‘mind to world’, demonstrating that psychic abilities are part of our inherent nature.

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

This will be our final meeting at Westport Road Church of Christ – Community Room, 4500 Westport Road.

LES is moving into our own space in June and we’ll be having an open house on Wednesday June 4 – a week prior to our first meeting in that facility. Save the date! Further details forthcoming.

 

Directions to our meeting location can be found here.

A schedule of upcoming meeting topics can be found here.