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                              MEETING ON OCTOBER 21, 2017   

Presentation on DVD: Cracking the Gnostic Code

Speaker:                        Dr. John Algeo

Time:                             10:00 a.m.

Brief Description of the Talk on DVD:

Gnosis means spiritual knowledge while Gnosticism was an ancient, pre-Christian form of esoteric wisdom.  The speaker refers to Gnostic texts such as Pistis Sophia  and  Echoes from Gnosis  that were  translated by the 19th century theosophist, G.R.S Mead, who was at one time the private secretary of H.P. Blavatsky.  The speaker provides general hints towards the explanation of the chart of the Pleroma according to Valentinus, an early Christian gnostic theologian.  In addition, the speaker shows that Gnostics coded their wisdom into poetical and symbolic works that need to be “decoded.”

Short Bio of the Speaker:

Dr. John Algeo was the President of the Theosophical Society in America.  He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgian and was Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of English until his retirement.  He is the author of the book, Reincarnation Explored and coauthor of the Power of Thought.  He has been the editor of the Quest magazine and has presented Theosophical courses and lectures around the world.

                                            Dear Houston Lodge Members:
There will be a business meeting of the Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.  The items on the agenda are:
1.  Selection of the Book to Study for 2017-2018 Lodge’s Meetings
The following books have been suggested for study:
A. The Ocean of Theosophy by W.Q. Judge
B.  The Key to Theosophy by H.P. Blavatsky
C.  Invisible Helpers by C.W. Leadbeater
D.  Man, God and the Universe by I.K. Taimni
E. Divine Plan by Geoffrey Barborka
2.  Discussion on Ways to Distribute Harvey Relief Funds
3.  Other Matters for the Good of the Lodge
The meeting will take place after our regular meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m.  Please plan to attend this important business meeting.


For more information about Theosophy and Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society, please visit our website: http://houston.theosophical.org

The Lodge meetings are usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon and are free and open to the public.  Feel free to bring a friend.

Lien Pham- Ly (Secretary)



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