Theosophical Society in America Abraxas Lodge
Southampton Friends Meetinghouse
710 Gravel Hill Road, Southampton PA 18966 (Corner of Street & Gravel Hill Roads)
Go up the steep driveway to the top of the hill.
Meditation & Study – Saturdays 12 Noon to 1:30 PM.
For information email Nancy Bragin firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations gratefully accepted to defray rental expense.
Abrasax was a word of mystic meaning in the system of the Gnostic Basilides, being there applied to the “Great Archon”, the princeps of the 365 spheres. The 7 letters spelling its name may represent each of the 7 classic planets—Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The word is found in Gnostic texts such as the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, and also appears in the Greek Magical Papyri. It was engraved on certain antique gemstones, called on that account Abraxas stones, which were used as amulets or charms. As the initial spelling on stones was ‘Abrasax’, the spelling of ‘Abraxas’ seen today probably originates in the confusion made between the Greek letters Sigma and Xi in the Latin transliteration. The word may be related to Abracadabra, although other explanations exist. There are similarities and differences between such figures in reports about Basilides’ teaching, ancient Gnostic texts, the larger Greco-Roman magical traditions, and modern magical and esoteric writings. Opinions abound on Abraxas, who in recent centuries has been claimed to be both an Egyptian god and a demon. The Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung wrote a short Gnostic treatise in 1916 called The Seven Sermons to the Dead, which called Abraxas a God higher than the Christian God and Devil, that combines all opposites into one Being.
Wrapping Up 2015 at Abraxas Lodge
Holiday Party at the Flor’s
Wed. Dec. 16th 6:00 PM
179 Schan Drive Churchville PA 18966
All are Welcome
Come Celebrate this Season of Peace & Joy
Bring a Dish to Share
Perhaps a Reading or Poem
Want to Really Help the Homeless This Holiday Season? Donate socks. They’re the most needed items at shelters.
Bring your donations to the Party for our
Joy of Socks Drive for the Homeless
For You ~ A Gift of Unspeakable Joy:
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Abraxas Meeting Schedule
Updated Dec. 12 2015
Wed Dec. 16 6 PM – Holiday Party at the Flor’s
Wed. Dec. 23 & Dec. 30th – No Meeting Happy Holidays!
Wed. Jan. 13th 2016 – National Speaker Jon Knebel
The Mahatma Letters Interactive Workshop
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Ocean of Theosophy Study Group
with Philadelphia ULT Saturdays 10-11:30A
Sat. Dec. 19th 10 AM – On-going Study Group
Sat. Dec. 26th – No Class Happy Holidays!
On-Going Study Group Continues 10 AM Saturdays throughout Jan. 2016
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Wednesday Abraxas Lodge Meetings and Saturday Ocean of Theosophy Study Group held at Friends Meeting House, Street & Gravel Hill Roads in Southampton PA. No fee, all are welcome. Donations accepted to defray rental costs. For more information email email@example.com
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Did you know about the Theosophy Order of Service
Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer’s eye. But let each burning human tear drop on thy heart and there remain, nor ever brush it off, until the pain that caused it is removed. From The Voice of The Silence ~ H.P. Blavatsky
It’s easy to become complacent or even despondent, especially around the holidays. There is very strong evidence that our thoughts, words and deeds do have an impact beyond our immediate awareness through the Unified Field of Consciousness. It therefore becomes our moral obligation to contribute in any way we can to the positive energy of our universe.
One way of achieving this is to consciously invoke the angelic hosts to send healing love to those who suffer. The TOS manages a Healing Network Hotline which has offered this service for more than 15 years at no charge. It’s comprised of 42 groups and individuals world-wide committed to performing healing services on a regular basis. You can submit names for healing via phone or on-line. These names are then distributed to the network, and healing services are provided for one month. I encourage anyone and everyone, theosophist and non-theosophist alike to contribute the names of their loved ones who have become ill. We can effect change and facilitate healing; because we are one.
To submit names to the Healing Network
To submit names by internet go to this address and fill out form –
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New! Animal Healing Network
Just like the TOS Healing Network for People, our Animal Healing Network is a powerful force to help bring comfort and healing to our animal brethren. By providing this daily service free-of-charge, we hope to offer healing energy and help shoulder some of the burden people feel when faced with a pet or animal’s sickness or death.
If you know of any sick, injured or dying animals, please submit names here:
There is no charge for this service and names remain on the list for forty days.
Keep the link unbroken! ~ HPB
The Rose Project Lecture by Dr. Frankie Hutton
Wednesday December 2 2015
Formal Program at 7:00 PM
Followed by an optional Book Signing and Refreshments
Southampton Friends Meeting House
Street & Gravel Hill Roads Southampton PA 18966
Dr. Frankie Hutton will introduce the Rose Project and delve into the Semiotics of the quintessential flower in the universe to provide e6405af3-2228-4232-a5b3-c0e6e2ba8566-1primordial insights. Her presentation is based on the book, Rose Lore, now published in 4 editions, including an audio book CD version, which will be available at the reception following her talk. The book is award winning and was just published in a special edition by Peking University Press in China, in the mandarin language. As an outgrowth of the book which explores the cultural, semiotic and historical aspects of the rose, Frankie launched the Rose Project, backed by a team of scholars and researchers from all over the globe, including humanitarian, scholar Dr. Tobe Levin and local resident anthropologist, Uma Swaminathan, who wrote a series of essays which explore the cultural, historical and semiotic wonders of the rose. Order Rose Lore on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Lore-Cultural-History-Semiotics/dp/3981386396
is the author, compiler and master mind behind the book Rose Lore. She earned a Ph.D. in history at Rutgers State University and is the award winning author of other well received scholarly books, including The Early Black Press in America and Outsiders in 19th Century Press History. Frankie is an avid theosophist and metaphysical lecturer and has been facilitating Gurdjieff, mindfulness-self psychology groups in New Jersey and in Baltimore for almost a decade. See http://www.rose.project.com.
Special Interactive Workshop This Saturday!
Self Calibration Workshop with Lisa Rogers
Saturday December 5th 10 AM to 4 PM
Muscle testing is a simple, safe natural method of analyzing the body’s needs using the body’s own reflexes. It’s precise and scientific, a modern version of an ancient technique. Being able to muscle test yourself is invaluable ~ test yourself in any moment, in any situation. Learn to tap into what your body is telling you. Over 24 techniques will be demonstrated in this inter-active workshop.
Register here ~ http://ezregister.com/events/15253
Note: Due to this workshop there will be no Ocean of Theosophy Study Group December 5th.
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Special Veterans Day Program
New Schedule Posted!
The emblem or seal of the Theosophical Society consists of seven elements that represent a unity of meaning. It combines symbols drawn from various religious traditions around the world to express the order of the universe and the spiritual unity of all life.
No acceptance of particular beliefs or practices is required to join The Theosophical Society. All in sympathy with its three Objects are welcomed as members.
The three declared Objects of the Theosophical Society:
1. To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color.
2. To encourage the comparative study of religion, philosophy and science.
3. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.
Abraxas 2014 Programs
November 19 – A Musical Celebration with Recording Artist David Young “Channeling George Harrison”
November 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday – NO MEETING
December 3rd – Essential Oils/Reiki with Liza Beasley
December 10th – A Musical Celebration and Meditation with Recording Artist & Flutist David Young