Upcoming Events of The Rose Project
"Living The Rose"
Launched In the UK: Clitoris Restoration
and Repair Fund,organized by Dr. Levin
Dr. Tobe Levin - Founder and CEO of UnCut/Voices
Press - with Dr. Pierre Foldes, French Surgeon
"No Cutting The Rose!"
Hold the dates for Dr. Tobe Levin's events!

Schloss hotel Kronberg, near Frankfurt, Germany

2 Celebrations!

February, 16, 2018 - Birthday, FGM Benefit

September, 28 - 29, 2018 - Celebrating Tobe's FGM -
Humanitarian and Scholarly Collegiate Work
The Theosophical Society
831 SE 9 Street, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441-5633
www.theosophymiami.org
  Located in Palm Plaza, U.S. 1 & SE 10th Street
        2 miles east of I-95, SW 10th Street Exit         
January, February, March 2018


REMINDER!!!
There is no charge for any of our programs.  We operate entirely by donations.  They help us to
maintain our Center and to continue our work of spreading the message of theosophy.  All
donations are tax deductible under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, section 501  ( c )  (3).
TO ALL OUR FRIENDS
If you are in sympathy with our 3 Objects (see below), we cordially invite you to become a member
of the Theosophical Society.  You may pick up an application any time at our center.  Members of
our Branch receive 25% discount on all purchases from our bookstore plus access to our
Lending Library.  More importantly, membership is an outward sign of your inward commitment to
the ideals and the work of the Theosophical Society.
THREE OBJECTS OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
•        To form  a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race,
creed, sex, caste, or color;
•        To encourage the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science;
•        To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.

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The Theosophical Society does not endorse any doctrines, opinions or statements made by any
of its presenters or facilitators.  There is complete freedom of thought within this organization.  
Any statements made by presenters or facilitators represent their own opinion and not
necessarily that of the Theosophical Society as a whole.

THEOSOPHICAL MOTTO:  There is no religion higher than truth.


FREEDOM of THOUGHT RESOLUTION


As THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY has spread far and wide over the world, and as members of all
religions have become members of it without surrendering the special dogmas, teachings, and
beliefs of their respective faiths, it is thought desirable to emphasize the fact that there is no
doctrine, no opinion, by whomsoever taught or held, that is in any way binding on any member of
the Society, none which any member is not free to accept or reject. Approval of its three objects is
the sole condition of membership.

No teacher or writer from H. P. Blavatsky onwards, has any authority to impose their teachings or
opinions on members. All members have an equal right to follow any school of thought, but have
no right to force their choice on any other. Neither a candidate for any office nor any voter can be
rendered ineligible to stand or to vote because of any opinion held or because of membership in
any school of thought. Opinions or beliefs neither bestow privileges nor inflict penalties.

The Members of the General Council earnestly request every member of the Theosophical Society
to maintain, defend and act upon these fundamental principles of the Society and also fearlessly
to exercise the right of liberty of thought and of expression thereof, within the limits of courtesy
and consideration for others.

 -Resolution of the General Council of the Theosophical Society-


SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2018
Sundays 3:00-4:30 (Unless Otherwise Noted)
Suggested Donation--$5.00

JANUARY

7.  “Who was HPB?”  A TSA – DVD PRESENTATION by MICHAEL GOMES
This talk was given and recorded at the 2016 Summer Gathering at the Theosophical Society of
America.

14.  A PILGRIMAGE TO MOUNT KAILASH by VIJAY RAGHAVAN
This will be an exploration and exposition of travel to one of the holy sites in India which Vijay and
devotees undertook last July. (This talk had been originally scheduled for last November).

21.   SADHANA – PREPARING THE MIND by JANANI CLEARY    
In the process of Self-Discovery your mind can often present challenges or bring up obstacles
that block your ability to fully embrace what you intrinsically know about yourself.  In order to
address this situation there are certain attitudes that you can absorb.  Adopting these attitudes
can provide great clarity which in turn allows you to enjoy the full outcome of Self Discovery.   
Please join us for this very insightful and beneficial topic.  

28.   PROBLEM SOLVING, PROPHECY, DIVINE LOVE by CAROL ANDREW/JASON SCHWARTZ
This Workshop is based on the book ECKANKAR—Ancient Wisdom for Today.  Explore these life-
changing topics: Problem Solving, Prophecy, and Divine Love.  This dynamic workshop invites
you to discover the eternal nature of you.  Awaken the most secret and sacred part of yourself
through a focus on these life-changing topics.
“ECKANKAR—Ancient Wisdom for Today” will be given as a gift to all attendees.

FEBRUARY

4.  HOW THE ARCHONS CONTROL US & HOW TO BE FREE OF THEIR GRASP
 by TONY SPATARELLA
Join Tony as he discusses how the inorganic 4th dimensional beings called 'Archons' (servants
to the Demiurge), control our minds through a 'neural hack' (HAL in Coptic), and through an
overwhelming cultural conditioning. These beings, according to the Gnostics, feed off of our fear,
hatred, greed and envy, and keep us locked in a delusion, a mental program, that limits us and
keeps us in a state of suffering and frustration. Can we ever be liberated from their grasp? The
answer is YES, but we must take the appropriate steps to be free, and be willing to follow an often
lonely path back to our brilliant natural state.

11.  MEDIEVAL CATHEDRALS OF SPAIN by MARION DOLAN PhD.
The fourth in this series of talks on medieval cathedrals will examine the pilgrimage routes in
Spain and the numerous churches that sprang up to accommodate the quest of the pilgrims who
followed the Milky Way to the far reaches of Europe - Santiago de Compostela.  Many Spanish
churches and cathedrals were
extravagantly decorated with gold taken from the Inca Empire in the New World.  We will also view
many round churches built by the mysterious Knights Templar.  Other Spanish churches both old
and new will be discovered, including the fabulous cathedral in Barcelona which has been under
construction for well over one hundred years and a medieval Spanish monastery in our own back
yard.
(This talk had been originally scheduled for last September and cancelled due to hurricane Irma.)


SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2018
Sundays 3:00-4:30 (Unless Otherwise Noted)
Suggested Donation--$5.00

FEBRUARY (Continued)

18. ALCHEMY, MAGIC AND KABBALAH by KERWIN RODRIGOE
In this discussion we will investigate the common thread hidden within three great traditions of
Alchemy, Magic and Kabbalah. In Alchemy, the process of the Great Transmutation occurs in
specific phases, which are Nigredo (black phase), Albedo (white phase), Citrinas (yellow phase)
and Rubedo (red/purple phase). Likewise there are the 4 Great Initiations of Magic and the 4
Kabbalistic worlds. Join us as we explore the connection between these in search of the
Universal Principle that exists within them all.

25.   “CAN ASTROLOGY FURTHER YOUR SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION?” by PRISILLA COSTELLO
Astrology is a psychological model, a predictive tool, and an elegant and ordered system that
affirms the meaning and purpose of life.  As part of the Universal Wisdom teachings, how might it
encourage your spiritual
unfolding and the fulfillment of your destiny?

MARCH

4. WHAT IS LIFE’S PURPOSE? by MARKUS EDMISTON AND ZANDRA VANN
A thirty-minute discussion on our lives' purpose according to ACIM followed by a thirty-minute
deep trance meditation using Ericksonian techniques, to experience the deeper self beyond the
corridor of time. We end this exploration with a group discussion.

11. SOUL SISTERS – MIRABAI OF INDIA AND ST. TERESA OF AVILA by BRIAN BURNS
It can be said of these two mystic poets that they shared an uncommonly similar ground! Both
lived in the 16th Century. Both were radical Feminists, Humanists, Champions of the poor and the
oppressed; believers in Universal Religion and both lived in constant  danger from the
conservative and powerful Organized Religions that moved around them!... Mira was a Hindu
Princess who chose to become a Sadhu and called herself the Bride of Lord Krishna. Teresa was
a Spanish nun who founded the Carmelite Order.  Amazingly, both taught that sex was the Divine
Right of human beings and should be celebrated and encouraged.  Due to the nature of  these
materials, this program is suggested for mature adults.

18.  TRANSFORMATION: VITAL ESSENCE OF HPB’S TEACHING by ARYEL SANAT PhD.
All of H. P. Blavatsky’s major writings, without exception, describe how theosophy is, in its
essence, about human transformation, not about beliefs, “teachings,” and other conceptual,
analytical notions.  This talk includes a short power point presentation.

25.  ANCIENT EGYPTIAN INITIATION RITES-THE EMERALD TABLET by DR. FRANKIE HUTTON
This will be an introductory talk with demonstrations which delve into the wonders of energetics,
polarity balancing and protection, as well as initiation rites of ancient Egypt.  The talk will be based
on numerous sources, including exhibits from the Egyptian wing of the Metropolitan Museum, the
written works of clairvoyants such as Quitt and Leadbeater also the Emerald Tablet and Frankie’s
own intuitive understanding. Through her global travels, Frankie has witnessed that the practices
of ancient Egypt have found their way around the globe and in varying forms have been and are
practiced by the Chinese, Japanese, and others...


COURSE SCHEDULE
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2018
(All Classes meet weekly unless otherwise noted)
Suggested Donation--$5.00

SUNDAY
1:00—2:30 pm.  STUDIES IN THE SECRET DOCTRINE, VOLUME II,                                                 
Ongoing
Facilitator:  Carol Hurd              2nd & 4th Sundays of the month  
Volume 2 of the Secret Doctrine focuses on the coming into being and the evolution of Humanity
through the 7 Root Races (developmental stages).  Volume 2  begins by telling the story of the
beginnings of sentient life.   Why is this important?  As Sri Mahava Ashish says in Man Son of
Man:  "What we believe about our origin determines what we believe about our destiny, and both
of these determine our attitude towards everyday life--our personal and social ethic."

3:00—4:30 pm.  SPEAKERS FORUM.  Speakers and their topics are listed elsewhere.

6:00—7:00 pm.  BHAGAVAD GITA: CHAPTER 9
THE YOGA OF ROYAL KNOWLEDGE AND THE ROYAL SECRET
Facilitator:  Janani Cleary                                                                                                                      
Ongoing                                                                                                 

This chapter first establishes the presence of the Creator and then presents the vision of the
Creator and how the Creator manifests throughout the Creation as well as the roles that we all
have to play within the setup of the Creation.  It is at once both wholly and colorfully descriptive as
well as logical.  It gives the backdrop of how the Vedas present the connection between the
Creator and the Vedic social structure and by so doing, it completely reinforces that vision that
includes and embraces each and every
participant.                                                                                             

7:30—9 pm.  MEDITATION SESSION IN THE TRADITION OF THE NIMATULLAHI SUFI ORDER  
Facilitator: Carole Ross                        EVERY SUNDAY                                                                          
Ongoing
Tea will be served at 7:30.  Mediation will begin at 8:00 with music and poetry (on CD's).  Bring a
throw pillow if you prefer to sit on the floor.  I look forward to sharing this time with you.

MONDAY
5:30—7:15 pm.  MAN IN SOCIETY  Facilitator: Edgar Quiroga
It is indicated in esoteric teaching that both man and woman are a part of Higher Self and that our
aim and direction in life is to become aware of the Higher Self and thus fulfill our purpose in life.
We all live in a community. Can the Society we live in have a different aim and direction? What is
the true purpose of Man in Society? For those interested in pursuing this inquiry further the class
is being offered.


TUESDAY
11:00—11:55 am.  THE ADVAITA MASTERS FOCUS GROUP                                                            
Ongoing                     
Facilitators: Ralph Beaudry, Theresa Lawrence
Advaita is one of the world’s most ancient philosophies.  In the dialogues with Masters one
catches the inexpressible; something indescribable.  Words are the vehicle but between the
words - the flow is there. Energy moves, grace moves, joy moves.  A Master's words move you
inward to experience 'who' you really are. This is not a teaching.  Share these words with us on
Tuesdays.


COURSE SCHEDULE
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2018
(All Classes meet weekly unless otherwise noted)
Suggested Donation--$5.00


TUESDAY (continued)

12 Noon—1:30 pm.  ESOTERICA—Facilitators: Ralph Beaudry, Theresa Lawrence                            
Ongoing
Come explore with us the many esoteric topics which comprise the landscape of inner inquiry.  
This is a forum for all to share their ideas and questions.   A Meal for the Mind will follow where the
discussion may continue.

3:00—4:30 pm. THE GIFT OF MYSTIC POETRY   Facilitator:  Brian Burns                                      
Ongoing                                                                   2nd and 4th Tuesday

5:00—7:00 PM. ESOTERIC SCHOOL OF THEOSOPHY   2nd Tues. of the Month            EST
Members Only                                    
For more information see Carol Hurd, theosophy2011@gmail.com

6:00 pm. A COURSE IN MIRACLES (ACIM) Facilitator: Zandra Vann    1st, 3rd & 4th TUES.          
Ongoing                                         
"A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but
necessary. It is this experience toward which the course is directed."  (MT, COT, pg 77.)
A Course in Miracles therefore is a universal spiritual wisdom teaching, not a religion.  
[Paraphrased from A Course In Miracles - Foundation For Inner Peace: web site (ACIM.ORG)]   
This group of teachers and students will review all three volumes of the curriculum as well as
introducing other resources for discussion, under-standing and practicing the principles of ACIM.  
To remove obstacles of awareness of ourselves and inner peace.  "Nothing real can be
threatened. Nothing unreal exists.  Herein lies the peace of God."

WEDNESDAY
5:30—6:45 pm.  MEDITATION—SITTING PRACTICE AND INTEGRATION INTO YOUR DAILY
LIFE                  Facilitator:  Tony Spatarella                                                                                               
Ongoing
This class focuses on calming meditation, insight meditation (Vipassana), chakra purification and
Tantric visualization meditations.  There is also some discussion on how to integrate the practice
into our lives on a daily basis.

7:00—8:00pm.   KENOPANISHAD              Facilitator:  Janani Cleary                                               
Ongoing

The Upanishads are texts that are part of the Vedas.  They unfold Vedanta - the Vision of Oneself.  
There are at least 120 known Upanishads of which 10 are considered to be major because their
scope encompasses the essence of all of Vedanta.  Kenopanishad is a smaller major Upanishad
that conducts an intriguing inquiry into who and what is the essence of ourselves.  In its
approach, it reveals that the discovery of the true nature of ourselves is readily accomplished by
simply asking the right questions.


“True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves
but from realizing our kinship with all beings.”  —Pema Chödrön


COURSE SCHEDULE
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2018
(All Classes meet weekly unless otherwise noted)
Suggested Donation--$5.00

THURSDAY

7:00—8:30pm “AN EVENING WITH MADAME BLAVATSKY.”                                                               
NEW!!!
Facilitators:  Renate zum Tobel and Judy Buchbinder –
1st and 3rd Thursday  starting Jan. 4th.

We will use HPB’s book: ‘The Key to Theosophy’ which is written in Q & A style as a guide for
further insight and discussion on Theosophy and what it points to.  HPB may answer many of our
questions.  Books will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

7:00—8:30 pm.   BUDDHISM 101 – FOUNDATIONS OF BUDDHISM                                                  
Ongoing
Facilitator: Tony Spatarella and Brian Burns  -  2nd and 4th
Thursday                                                                                                                                                            

Join Brian Burns and Tony Spatarella as they present all aspects of the Buddhist Path to
Enlightenment. This class will focus on the core teachings found in the various lineages of
Buddhism from around the world.

FRIDAY
7:00 pm.  GUIDED MEDITATIONS           1ST Friday of each month                                                    
Ongoing
Facilitator: Brian Burns
A—BODHI-HEART—Guided Meditations with Brian. Practices from the Zen, Pure Land and
TheTibetan Buddhist Traditions.

7:00 pm.  SPIRITUAL CINEMA              2nd Friday of the month                                                        
Ongoing   

Join us for Spiritual Cinema Night at the Theosophical Society in Deerfield Beach. The movies we
will enjoy together will focus on a wide range of topics related to spiritual and psychological
enquiry and growth. We will announce by e-mail details regarding what movie will be shown as
the scheduled evening approaches.

7:30 pm.  SOUTH FLORIDA DHARMA presents: “Exploring the World of ‘Dream Yoga’.”             
Ongoing
4th Friday of the month

Join Brian, Jeff, & Tony as they present both the daytime and nighttime practices of Dream Yoga.
For the first 4 sessions we will explore the daytime practices which include meditation, yogic
purification, illusory body practice, mirror practice, and a partner practice. For the next several
sessions, we will learn about & engage the nighttime practices, to assist us toward the experience
of lucid dreaming.  This allows for us to increase awareness, as we build a bridge between our
waking and dream consciousness. These unique practices allow us the opportunity to grow
spiritually, and increase our clarity of mind.

SATURDAY
10:45 am.  EXERCISES IN AWARENESS     Facilitator:  Jurgen Kruppa                                          
Ongoing
The application of Metaphysical Principles in everyday life.

“The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.”
—Pema Chödrön

COURSE SCHEDULE
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2018
(All Classes meet weekly unless otherwise noted)
Donation--$5.00

SATURDAY (continued)
12:45—1:45 pm.  THE LIGHT OF SPIRITUAL SCIENCE – RUDOLPH STEINER                               
Ongoing
Facilitator: Leilani Racoma-Lessnau
Join us in examining the essential nature of the human being through the Spiritual Scientific
investigations of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), an Austrian born doctor of philosophy, highly trained
scientist and clairvoyant. We will endeavor to dive deeply into the mysteries of the human being’s
fourfold structure of bodies (Physical, Etheric, Astral, and Ego) and how these bodies relate to the
human soul forces of Thinking, Feeling and Willing. These concepts have been modernized
through the work of Rudolf Steiner. We will share our thoughts regarding these foundational keys
in discussion and investigations of Spiritual Science.


2:00—4:00 pm.  B.O.T.A.  Studies of the Tarot.  Facilitator:  Margarita Nantel                                 
                   Second Saturday of the Month—Jan. 13th,  Feb. 10th, March 10th                            
Ongoing                                            
Builders of the Adytum (B.O.T.A.) is a true Mystery School, an outer vehicle of the Inner Spiritual
Hierarchy, sometimes called the Inner School.  Its system is that of the Western, Qabalistic-
Hermetic tradition.  An important part of B.O.T.A. work involves the study of Tarot. Tarot is one of
the foremost aids to spiritual transformation as the series of Tarot keys is a record of the inner
knowledge of the western sages in picture form.  It is this use of Tarot that our presentations will
employ, not any common use such as fortune telling.


“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”
—Pema Chödrön


“My religion is the religion of Love.”
—Albert Schweitzer


T. S.  FOCUS FOR WINTER 2018

Dear Members & Friends,

    Most likely, for many of us, “… where has this year gone?” enters the mind.  It did for me, while
completing the new winter program for 2018.  As changes swirl around each and every one of us
it sure helps to have a handle on the rudder of our vessel.  I don’t know about you, but thanks to
our study of theosophy, as of late, a state of ‘neutral observation’ has become more and more a
steady guide for me.

Thank you all for helping to make our recent fundraiser such a success.  I received many kind
comments about the ‘delicious food’ and the ‘delight’ you experienced listening to Brian’s poetry
and Tony’s expertise on the electric guitar.

Please note the new class Judy and I will be hosting every other Thursday, starting on Jan. 4th.  
“An Evening with Madame Blavatsky” will be based on the study of her book ‘The Key to
Theosophy’.  Several more copies of her book are now available for purchase at a discount in our
book store.

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome three new members to our lodge and wish
everyone a
HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with joy, good health and prosperity!

For all your help in keeping the flame of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition burning brightly, today, and
for the years to come, I am deeply grateful.

PEACE & LOVE,

Renate zum Tobel  
President/ TS-Deerfield


What Theosophy is:  Theosophy is a unifying concept bridging all religions, paradigms and
philosophies offering an all-encompassing view of the multi-dimensional Kosmos.  Internalizing
these concepts will lead to a heightened awareness of who we are, resulting in an outflow of
service to all beings.
We invite all to include our statement in your meditations and/or at any other time.
The Theosophical Society in America
Has a vision of wholeness that inspires a fellowship united in study, meditation and service.     
Encourages open-minded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science and the arts in order to
understand the wisdom of the ages, respect the unity of all life and help people explore spiritual
self-transformation.
Holds that our every action, feeling and thought affects all other beings and that each of us is
capable of, and responsible for, contributing to the benefit of the whole.
               
Not only does the Society have a vision of union with one another, and a mission of exploration,
but also an ethic of putting these high ideals into action.
Membership in the Theosophical Society is open to those who are in sympathy with its three
objects.