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Title: Beyond Ego
Speaker: Charles Tart
In this lecture the speaker presents the hypothesis that we all use Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) sub-consciously and therefore use these faculties far more than we might otherwise believe during the course of our daily lives. This brings him to the idea of transpersonal or spiritual psychology, where we have experiences (e.g. telepathy or time transference) that take us beyond the ego or beyond the illusion of reality that we create for ourselves.
Title: Expanding Our Awareness
Speaker: Carol Fraser
A wonderful talk and very timely for this time when the universe is offering us the opportunity to shift and ground ourselves in truth and love. Perceptions of reality are set to change, for we are in transition a time in which we return to unity with the cosmos. Carol talks about how we need to re-assess our sense of inner perception, our relationship with nature and how we need to free ourselves from information overload so that we might experience and so expand our awareness
Title: The Celtic Lunar Calendar. Stone Circles and the Cycles of the Seasons; Tuning in to the rhythms of the Sun, Moon and Earth
Speaker: Serena Roney Dougal
A fascinating lecture that begins by talking about the importance of calendars to humankind, how every society, every culture or tribe has one and how they represent templates for order. Serena goes on to describe in detail the nature of the Celtic lunar calendar and the wheel of the year. Has our modern Gregorian calendar become an artificial template in terms of representing our relationship with the Earth and wider cosmos?
Title: Ye Are Gods
Speaker: Ann Hughes
Human beings are on a path of awakening, a journey that eventually takes us to the point where we become the future co-creators of living ideas. This process is not borne out of the intellect, but out of the heart. It is something that we must feel from within us, radiating out a higher vibration that is based on compassion and love. In this talk Ann talks about the various stages of this journey (the concept of duality, the development of the self and the relationship between mass and energy) and how we have incarnated onto the physical planes to project divine love and consciousness to 'divinitise matter'.
Title: The Michael Mystery
Speaker: Brian Williams
A talk given on St Michael's day Brian begins by describing the relationship between the Earth, humanity and spirit. Arch Angel Michael is the Arch Angel of Autumn, Gabriel the Arch Angel of Winter, Raphael Arch Angel of spring and Uriel Arch Angel of Summer. Michael is the countenance of God (he who is like unto God) or the face of God that we can communicate with. Historically his influence can be found all over the world but he is also involved with the present day. At this time of transition Michael stands with us as we strive to move forward and understand the true and higher nature of the human being, his role to make us aware of our connection with the spiritual worlds and our spiritual heritage
Title: Expanding Our Awareness
Speaker: Sir George Trevelyan
The path of human history is inextricably linked to the evolution of consciousness. During this epoch it has taken us totally into the world of matter, with the etheric and spiritual realms replaced by the physical. We have reached a point in our evolution where it is time to rediscover ourselves as spiritual beings re-connecting with the worlds of spirit, gaia and living ideas. Intellect must now re-connect with these other realms and we must take the conscious decision to release our consciousness out of its bond to matter
Title: Christ, the Magdalene and the Second Coming
Speaker: Stanley Messenger
A fascinating lecture and discussion about the mission, and role of the masculine and feminine energetic polarities as represented through the Christ and the Magdalene in raising humanity and the Earth. Stanley begins by describing aspects of the relationship between the Magdalene and the Christ around 2000 years ago and how it its depth sets the scene for this time of transition. In this second coming the Christ seeks to emerge via the etheric lifeforce into our consciousness. It also seeks to connect with the consciousness of the Earth re-uniting with the emerging / awakening Magdalene (feminine) energy that is within the Earth.
Title: The Druids
Speaker: Mary Martin Bacon
Where and from what stock did the druids come? Mary begins this talk by asking this question about a culture that at first glance left us very little about themselves. Could they have come from Atlantis or North West Africa ?
Druids believed in the immortality of the soul and the immortality of spirit. They also had a knowledge of Greek and a great interest in trees and nature. Mary draws together and presents research from a variety of sources to build a picture of druidic society
Title: The Bow and the Sword
Speaker: Nigel Blair
An informative talk that not only compares two fabled heroes (Gesar of Ling and King Arthur) but also provides wonderful insight into the Eastern and Western mystic traditions. Gesar Khan was the fearless lord of the legendary kingdom of Ling. His heroic deeds are recorded in an epic which is recited through performance, poetry and prose across Asia, its classic version found in Tibet. King Arthur is a legendary leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval histories led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century
Title: Homeric Gods
Speaker: Will Rasmussen
In this talk Will discusses Homer's description of the divine world in the Iliad and the Odyssey. He then goes on to describe Homer's life and work, the main gods and goddesses and what does homers portrayal of the gods and the divine world teach us about our ourselves.
Title: Scientific and Occult Evidence for the Existence of Atlantis
Speaker: Geoffrey Hodson
This talk looks at the evidence for an Atlantean civilisation and Atlantean continent. Geoffrey begins by looking at the evidence from Hindu scripture, Mayan literature and Ancient Greece (Plato) as well as more modern evidence based on oceanographic study. He describes how the Atlantean civilisation was the basis for Ancient Egyptian civilisation and provides a link between the languages of North American and European cultures and talks about the role of Atlantis from an esoteric perspective and the evolution of humanity.
Geoffrey then describes the civilisation, how Atlanteans used etheric energy, how it spanned 4 million years and how it was overwhelmed by earthquakes and flooding 850,000 years ago, 75,000 BC and around 10,000 BC. He also states that through the cycles of human evolution how many of us are descendants of that era