July 23, 2014 (Wednesday) – Propaganda

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NOTE: LES regular meetings are now held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

S_PropagandaJoin the Louisville Esoteric Society on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   Propaganda presented by Logan McCulloch.

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. 
We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.” 

Edward Bernays

These are the opening paragraphs of the 1928 book entitled Propaganda written by the man considered to be the father of modern Public Relations.  Mr. Bernays, nephew to Sigmund Freud, began his career in earnest working for the Woodrow Wilson administration to manufacture public consent for the U.S. entry into WW I (violating the foremost pledge Wilson promised during his re-election campaign).

Join us for an interactive discussion concerning the various ways in which this widespread practice affects our lives.  We’ll watch a couple of very thought provoking videos, including a segment of a relatively new documentary of the same name.  It promises to be a stimulating and enlightening evening as we examine our perceptions of ourselves and our world in light of the information we’re presented on a daily basis.

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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A calendar of upcoming meeting topics can be found here.

June 11, 2014 (Wednesday) – UBUNTU: From Ancient History to Free Energy to a World without Money

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NOTE: Effective June 2014 with our new location, we’re going to move our meetings to the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

We want to thank everyone for coming out to our Open House Wednesday. It was a wonderful, magical event – a huge success! Great friends, fun, food and drink.  🙂  Thanks too to Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal of the Tashi Gomang Dharma Center for consecrating our new home.

S_ubuntuJoin the Louisville Esoteric Society on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   UBUNTU – From Ancient History to Free Energy to a World without Money presented by Logan McCulloch.

Michael Tellinger spent his early years as an esoteric researcher focused upon the topic of ancient civilization and its potential original roots in and around his home country of South Africa.  He incorporated the work of researchers such as Klaus Dona and Zecharia Sitchin in trying to connect the dots between ancient Sumer, the Anunnaki and some fascinating megalithic sites he and others had discovered in South Africa.

He espouses a theory that connects the Anunnaki with ancient and modern priest/king bloodlines and the origins of the human species.  He wrote books including Slave Species of God and Adam’s Calendar.  From that research he branched out and began studying the underlying causes of the continued subjugation of the vast majority of the world population to an elite ruling group.  He coined the term “Contributionism” to describe one potential solution to his theories about the inherent tyranny of money, and its deliberate introduction into human society many thousands of years ago.

Join us for a video interview with Michael and what’s sure to be a spirited post video discussion.

All sincere seekers are welcome.  To help defray the operating expenses associated with having our own facility, cost for attendance is $10. We also offer formal pre-pay memberships at discounted rates. Pick up a brochure at LES HQ for more information about the rates for and benefits of becoming a pre-pay LES Member.

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A calendar of upcoming meeting topics can be found here.

April 8, 2014 – The Collective Evolution III – The Shift

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Join the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   The Collective Evolution III – The Shift presented by John Pickard.

The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming more aware of the control structures that prevent us from experiencing our full potential.

CE3 uses a different level of consciousness and scientific facts to bring clarity about the shift while dispelling myths about our true nature. It offers practical steps that we can implement right now to transition out of survival mode and into our more natural state of peace and co-operation .

The film includes fascinating interviews with revolutionary speakers and people who are already opting out of the current socioeconomic system. The film examines hidden technologies and exciting alternatives for a bright limitless future. This is the most exciting time in the history of our world!

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.

January 28, 2014 – Journey Thru Lyme: Lyme Disease, The Appalachian Trail and One Man’s Search for Meaning Within the Matrix

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Join the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   Journey Thru Lyme:  Lyme Disease, The Appalachian Trail and One Man’s Search for Meaning Within the Matrix, presented by Logan McCulloch.

In Logan’s own words . . .

In the latter half of 2013 I walked almost 1,900 miles from Maine to North Carolina on the Appalachian Trail (AT).  I lived in the wilderness and walked all day, almost every day for five months.   My motivation to hike the AT included my desire to raise awareness of the fastest spreading infectious disease in the United States, if not the world.  My one most consistent and meaningful experience on the trail reinforced this knowing: by nature, the vast majority of people are kind, generous, compassionate and empathetic.  Yet contrasted against that recurring theme, this quote by John Lennon kept coming to my mind:

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it’ – John Lennon

Over the previous two years, Lyme disease had knocked me to the ground…literally and figuratively.  In the years prior to my illness I had become well aware of what some now refer to as “The Matrix”, an interlocking system of mechanisms and structures of social control and manipulation.  But my personal experience with all the various aspects of this engineered epidemic called Lyme disease brought me face to face with what I believe John Lennon was trying to point out.

I left for the trail with the hope that I would find some insight, some greater meaning and purpose to my personal journey within the world I inhabit.  All my life I have yearned for answers to those grand eternal questions about life.   Given my personal experience of true human nature, one of my questions is this: Why is that nature not reflected in our greater shared societal reality?  During this talk I will do my best to illustrate both what I mean by “The Matrix”, and what answers, insights and gifts came to me during my journey.  I highly recommend watching the free internet documentary Thrive either before, or soon after my presentation.  It will help add scope, context and additional insights and research resources to my presentation.

http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie

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.

January 14, 2014 – Foster Gamble : Whole Systems Strategies for Getting Breakthrough Technologies out to the World

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Foster GambleJoin the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM for our next meeting:   Foster Gamble : Whole Systems Strategies for Getting Breakthrough Technologies out to the World” presented by John Pickard.

In virtually every field, from health and agriculture to water, media and especially energy, the would-be controllers have been suppressing devices and processes that could dramatically benefit humanity and the planet. A whole-systems approach is needed to secure funding, protect inventors, optimize successful R and D, and to develop safe, win/win business models and humanitarian distribution strategies. In this video Foster Gamble, co-creator of the feature documentary THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take?, shares the explorations of the Thrive Movement in helping successful innovators in getting their breakthroughs into the mainstream. THRIVE has inspired contact from hundreds of creative pioneers poised to transform the world. This presentation updates us on the status of the Thrive Solutions Network and how New Energy developments fit in a larger context of game-changers in every sector of human endeavor, based on integrity, wholeness and harmonious alignment with the natural flows of life-energy.

http://www.thrivemovement.com

Watch the Thrive movie here for free http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie

THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

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.

November 27, 2012 – Manipulated History and Memes in the Mind Matrix

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Join the Louisville Esoteric Society on Tuesday November 27, 2012 for our next meeting:  Manipulated History and Memes in the Mind Matrix” presented by Logan McCulloch.

Meme:  “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.”[2]  A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena.  Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.

“History is written by the victors.”     Napoleon Bonaparte

What if?  What if over a long period of time, a few key facts of major historical events were consistently manipulated by the powers that be?  How would this affect our collective and individual experience and expression of reality?  For example, just suppose that Jesus’ message was:  I am a son (sun) of God as are each of you as my equals; as opposed to: I am the son of God come to save you.  How does that fundamental alteration potentially change one’s experience and expression of personal identity and collective reality?  Who edited and published the history of Jesus?

Join us for an “experimental theater” version of the Louisville Esoteric Society as the audience participates in imagining the possibilities of subtle and not so subtle manipulations of recorded history, the influence of prevalent societal memes, and their combined capacity to alter our perception and creation of both our personal and collective identities.  Imagine (image – in).

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



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November 13, 2012 – Is the Working Class Paradigm Working Against You?

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Join us on Tuesday November 13, 2012 for our next meeting:  Is the Working Class Paradigm Working Against You?” presented by Catie Wheatley

A presentation on the history of work ethic and what it means in our current political paradigm.  We will view a sample of presidential campaign ads of 2008 addressing the following questions:  How are the concepts of “work”, “worker”, “working class” and “hard-working” used by politicians?  Is this use exploitative?

We will close with an open group dialogue exploring the deeply embedded nature of the working class mythos in our cultural identity and the pros and cons of its prevalence given our current political and economic structures.  Does adherence to this identity affect individual well-being and power?

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

 

 

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