Palmerston North


21 May 7 pm  

Sound Healing for Health and Happiness  -  

Do you know that music and sound have the ability to rearrange molecular structure? Jonathan Goldman, who has researched and experimented with sound over five decades, explains how sound healing uses frequencies for manifestation and transformation. Everyone can use sound; you don’t have to be a trained musician. Humming can increase oxygen, decrease cortisol, and increase nitric oxide; it can create and enhance melatonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. From tuning the chakras to experiencing the Earth’s resonance, from the sounds for prayer to, most astonishingly, the sound of the Divine Name. The use of sound as a healing tool dates back thousands of years.

Jonathan is a writer, musician and teacher as well as an authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He has studied with masters of sound from both the scientific and spiritual traditions, including the Dalai Lama’s Chanting Gyuto and Gyume Monks and has been empowered by the Chant Master of the Drepung Loseling Monastery to teach Tibetan Overtone Chanting.

An interview with Inspirations’s Lisa Garr

11 June 7 pm .. programme theme continues - details shortly 


Tuesday 21 June 6.30 pm WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION -                          the return of the Sun   - Nurturing the Soul - Dinner and  sharing including from  The Sound of Creation series -

The Sacred Secrets of Sound -   

Many have heard: “At first there was the word,” but does this really mean all of existence first sprang from sound? Connecting religions, magic, and modern physics with ancient knowledge of Egypt, Tibet, native tribes, origin stories of religions, and more, experts across fields use sacred geometry and quantum physics to analyze humanity’s universal links with sound.

Discussing evolution and the Big Bang in relation to consciousness, Gregg Braden, William Henry, Billy Carson, Nassim Haramein, Robert Grant, Dr. Theresa Bullard, and others explore the origins of consciousness in our universe regarding vibrations, frequency, and the sounds of creation.

from  plus a beautiful guided meditation. 

SUNDAY  3 JULY 10 am AND THEN THE  FIRST SUNDAY 10 am OF EACH MONTH  -  details later 


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Everyone welcome - no experience necessay.

We welcome all those seeking inner peace and equanimity.  

Suggested minimum donation  $5 (Student ID and CS Card Holders $3); Theosophical Society Members $2,  towards Hall expenses.

Venue: Theosophical Hall, 304 Church Street, Palmerston North Central 

Enquiries: email or  txt 027 649 3849 or phone 353 6221  

The Hall is open every Saturday morning from 10 am till noon.

Everyone welcome.  


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2021 Saturday 26 June 10.30 am -  Deep Space –  Conscious Contact Through Plasma

Could higher frequency intelligences use plasma as a conduit for contact and communication? Plasma is known as the fourth state of matter, and the universe is made of 99.99 percent of it. On Earth, it is most familiar in the form of lightning. On its own it’s not intelligent. However, can plasma be used by an other-dimensional intelligence to project into various forms and densities to impact our reality? For millennia humanity have been trying to describe the true nature of reality. Will this lead us to a unique understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe?

Featuring: Theresa Bullard, Andrew Collins, Nassim Haramein, Paul Laviolette, Deep Prasad, Wal Thornhill

And from Open Minds with Regina Meredith, is an interview with Debby Solaris on Arcturians Pleiadeans and Lyrans

Many [extraterrestrial groups who visit our planet] have messages for us about the long history of our galaxy. Galactic historian Debbie Solaris shares details of her meetings with Arcturian beings who set her on a path of bringing love and acceptance to humanity. Through her Akashic Records readings, she also shares more details about other beings who have visited our planet, including the Lyrans and Pleiadians, and how human starseeds can uncover their own galactic origins.  

Entry towards Hall expenses General: $5: Concession to CS and Student ID card holders $3: TS Members $2. 

Saturday 3 July 2021 Theosophy - Ageless Wisdom - Why?

7 pm  Theosophy - Ageless Wisdom - Why? 

With Simon Webber Ph.D.  - Theosophy - A framework for awakening 

Key spiritual principles will be presented as they apply to our spiritual awakening or insight into finding out who we are.  

And with Richard Sell  – Right Understanding

As we travel along the ‘Spiritual Path’ we confront both external troubles and ourselves along the way. Choices are presented before us, but how will we choose?  Having a theosophical view on life and the spiritual journey is very helpful as we traverse through our incarnation. We take a look at ‘Right Understanding’ - how to proceed with living our lives, making the right decisions, acting right and even thinking right.

Preceded at 5 pm  by a Vegetarian and Vegan Potluck Dinner. 


Saturday 19 June 10.30 am   Screening from -   Holographic Universe Decoded   - 

Our reality may be a holographic projection, confirming ancient spiritual teachings that our physical existence is merely an illusion. If this is true, where does it all come from? From seekers to scientists, we delve into the mysteries of our holographic universe. They suggest that our world may be a 3D projection from the 2D surface of the universe, or a projection from a higher-level universe into our own. Either way, the experts agree - everything that we experience is wave-form information, interpreted as reality by our brains, creating the illusion of physicality. With this understanding, we are able to explore the implication for humanity as we unlock the intersection of cosmic unity, where science and spirituality merge.

Featuring: David Icke, Deep Prasad, Theresa Bullard, Nassim Haramein, Andrew Collins, Mary Rodwell  

Followed by the Archangels on the Age of Aquarius  -  

showing Channeler Belinda Womack speaking with Regina Meredith and sharing answers from archangels about the destiny of humanity and the questions of our time. As we move from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, we learn to understand the interconnection we all have on our planet. 

This Solstice, Monday 21 June 2021, is said to mark the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. 

Everyone welcome. Entry towards Hall costs $5, concession to CS and Student ID card holders, TS members $2.

Saturday 12 June 10.30 am - The Atlants Experiment and the Fall of Atlantis - 

In modern times, as we are now exiting the Age of Pisces, we are awakening our consciousness as we regain thes histories of the past and once again reconnect across the generations.  Matias De Stefano reveals a deeper understanding of the vast pyramid network that the Empire used for control, how the misuse of this power disrupted the planet, and how we must learn from these stories. We are entering into a time when we can rediscover the power we once had, open portals to knowledge in higher dimensions, and once again fully awaken the consciousness of the planet.

At a very young age, Matias De Stefano remembered his connection to the Akashic Records. The information he recalled gave him a unique, and powerful understanding of the creation of the universe and the many layers of reality we all exist within. He brings forward these powerful revelations in this ground breaking series.   (via

Entry towards Hall costs - general public $5, (concession to CS and Student ID card holders) and Members $2


 Saturday 29 May 2021 7 pm  -  The Impact of Our Thoughts - presentation by TSNZ National President John Vorstermans

 Thought is an energy that consciousness produces to modify the subtle matter of the mental field. When we think, we cause our mental field to vibrate in certain ways, and those vibrations are passed on to the surrounding matter of the mental world. Those vibrations create thought forms—shapes in the mental energy field—whose colours, shapes, definiteness of form, and persistence correspond to the quality, type, clarity, and intensity of the thought that produced them. One of the great Teachers said, succinctly and literally, “Thoughts are things.”

Preceded by a Vegetarian or vegan Potluck dinner at 5 pm. 


Saturday 8 May 10.30 am - Quantum Leap to the Other Side

Are you aware of the connection between consciousness and the soul? There may be a quantum view to explain this. Mark Anthony bridges the scientific and spiritual perspective of what he terms the “electromagnetic soul” which unifies us all.

When we die, the soul quantum leaps from the material world to the other side, which is considered the collective consciousness. 

Watch as he organizes the thoughts of Newtonian theory and the quantum view by correlating studies of biophotons, quantum leaping, and the relationship of death to the infinite in this screening of’s Beyond Belief hosted by George Noory;  and Dr  Theresa Bullard PhD speaks of the deeper universal truth about who we are and our spiritual connection with the universe. 

She relays the four principles that govern all quantum phenomena and how we can apply them to our lives. These are reflected in the Hermetic principles, and being proven out by new scientific discoveries; reaffirming that consciousness is an essential part of all that is.

Entry towards Hall costs $5 (Concession to CS and Student ID card holders $3) TS Members $2.



Saturday 1 May 10.30 am we have another in the series from's Matias de Stefano. While it is a series each episode can easily be watched on its own. All are excellent and it's information gives a basis for what is happening in today's world. It is entitled "Four Foundations for Humanity".  

Long before humanity as we know it existed, reptilians and giants ruled the Earth and sought to guide our destiny. These two extraterrestrial species guided the course of human civilization and our spiritual evolution, with differing plans. Matias De Stefano explains how these beings became guiding forces for humanity, as our civilizations first came into being and what they hope to gain from us.

Throughout the eons, several advanced beings have visited Earth, but for the past roughly 1,000,000 years, four specific races have been major influences on planet Earth to guide humans to advanced stages of progress and spiritual evolution. These four main species took up residence in the major portals of the Earth to influence the planetary elements, directions and states of human consciousness.

Matias De Stefano shares his memories of these four foundations of humanity that we now call: Mu, the Annunaki, giants, and reptilians. Some were loving and benevolent; others used fear and frustration as the energy and impetus to help propel human evolution to a more advanced state.  To comprehend how these beings used this polarity as a tool for our growth, we need to understand: 

• The geometry of creation, from the sixth to the fourth dimension, that created an evolutionary path for beings in the third dimension

 • The portals that brought advanced civilizations to the Earth and the kingdoms they ruled over 

• The advances that they brought to primitive humans which include language, genetics, and consciousness 

• Emotions are the portals to every dimension and why some of these beings felt they needed to rule over human emotions

Everyone is welcome. Entry $5 towards Hall costs.  (Concession for CS and Student ID card holders $3) TS members $2. 


Saturday 24 April 10.30 am – “Open Mind” interview is entitled Kali Yuga and Ascension

You are invited to watch a  screened interview by Regina Meredith. Michael Cremo reveals an important discovery from the ancient Puranas which tell us how we can survive the Kali Yuga. The Puranic texts of the ancient Vedic culture defined the characteristics of the Kali Yuga, an age that will eventually lead to the end of humanity as we know it. For some, this will be a time of great calamity and destruction. Others will learn to access their higher powers and restore consciousness to its original pure state, in order to transcend beyond the cycles of creation and destruction.

Michael A. Cremo is and independent historian of archeology who argues that humans have lived on the earth for billions of years. He is best known for being the author of Forbidden Archeology, and co-author of The Hidden History of the Human Race with Richard L. Thompson. 

Entry towards Hall costs $5 (concession to CS and Student ID card holders $3). TS members $2.  

Next Saturday 1 May we will continue the Matias de Stefano series which contains first hand experience and observations of our past.    

Everyone is welcome. 

Saturday 10 April Murray Stentiford facilitating on behalf of TSNZ - 

Murray combines a knowledge of science, music and spirituality with a passion for exploring and sharing things.  He has held several positions of responsibility in the Theosophical Society over the years, including those of National Vice President and National Education Coordinator. Murray has a Masters degree in Physics and is also an accomplished musician.

1.30 pm   Finding the Treasures Within

In a world where separation and individuality are so strongly emphasised, how can the fabric of life be strengthened and nurtured by the healing balm of Empathy and Compassion? Do we have to struggle to develop these, or can they arise as a wonderful discovery? What other treasures might there be at the core of our Being?

5 pm Potluck Vegetarian Dinner – shared meal to host Murray

7 pm Why the Quest for Happiness is a Spiritual Activity, even when it doesn't look like it

People look for happiness in all sorts of places but despite the surprises and disappointments, the quest is a deeply spiritual process that works out for good in the end. Hear how this all fits into place in the light of spiritual wisdom.


Saturday 20 March 10.30 am 

Heal  -  Take a scientific and spiritual journey to discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.

The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.

HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers but follows three people on their high-stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories, we find out what works, what doesn't, and why.

Featuring: Dr. Deepak Chopra, Anita Moorjani, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Anthony William ' Medical Medium', Dr. Bernie Siegel, Gregg Braden, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. David Hamilton, Dr. Kelly Brogan, Rob Wergin, Dr. Kelly Turner, Peter Chrone, Dr Darren Weissman, Dr Jeffrey Thompson.

 This is a fabulous film and well worth watching.  Everyone is welcome -                                                                        $5 general public; $3 tor Community Services and Student ID card holders and $2 for TS members towards Hall expenses please.    









  Saturday 1 August 10 am start till approx 9 pm. Vegetarian lunch included in registration, For Saturday evening please bring a vegetarian or vegan contribution to share in a Potluck Dinner.                 Sunday 2 August 9.30 am start till approx 12.30 pm. (Farewell to those who need leave to travel.)       Lunch and afternoon programme till approximately 5 pm.     

Anyone who wishes to attend without prior registration needs also to include for any meals they wish to attend, a vegetarian contribution to that meal.


The Programme includes - 

Exploring the Realities of Our Existence - Liberating the Soul with Anthea Clement PNTS President 

Introduction  - includes what this means and what is involved in Soul Liberation, the current world situation,  and our part in it - including "Opening the Heart Gateway"  

Unmasking the Void with Benjamin Upton New Plymouth's T.S. President

Within the limits of observation we know of nothing but vibration and void. Could this basic division really be the source of all that we experience?

Living in Tune with Cosmic and Planetary Cycles with Sushma Webber, Wellington T. S  President -

 Ancient wisdom mentions how the powerful energy forces and electro-magnetic influences from the galactic center affects the rise and fall of civilization on Earth. Human beings too are affected by these cycles in addition to nature's cycles on a day to day basis. Understanding these cycles will help us design our lives accordingly to achieve our full human potential.

Reincarnation: A Psychological Perspective with Dr Simon Webber Past Wellington T.S President -

The idea of reincarnation will be explored from a psychological perspective, where we can ask several questions, including: 'Does anyone reincarnate'? If so, who is it that reincarnates'? Such questions will be explored in light of a theosophical framework, which takes into account the idea of Dharma and the spiritual path.

Sound and its use in Healing, with Jim Scrivener New Plymouth T.S past President

includes the use of sound for healing, past and present. Some theosophical references. How sound affects matter. What are we aiming to heal? Some applications in use - music therapy, chanting, vocal toning, solfeggio tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls.

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 SUNDAY  starting at 9.30 am 

YOU ARE IT! with Helen Sussmilch, Palmerston North T. S. VicePresident and Treasurer.  

We will share a guided meditation, some exercises experiencing the Now and follow our hearts on our personal journey of self-transformation towards our spiritual goals.

Have a Heart, dear - an enlightening history of your heart with John Carver, Hawkes Bay TS President -

John has been studying the heart and consciousness for decades. For his talk he will be linking the physical with the spiritual, using his research into the fields of bioenergetics and quantum physics to bring
you some insights into what that little pump inside you really does.

Self Help for Staying Emotionally and Mentally Healthy in a World of Chaos  - Maya Hammarsal 

Includes demonstration of a self-help tool that can be of benefit to attendees.

Screening of  "Rewire and Expand Your Consciousness"   with Dr Theresa Bullard Ph.D (Physics) via 

Practical - reflection/contemplation and sharing. 

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Registration - General $35; CS or Student ID card holders concession $30; T.S. members $25. 

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Coming up at The Theosophical Society's New Plymouth Branch 
26 and 27 September Central Region Workshop  
JOURNEY Towards SELF  (title pending)


Saturday 14 March 7 pm

Humanity's “ dark night of the Soul”  -

With the acceleration of technological advancements,  what was once science fiction is now science fact,  and the human soul is trying to keep up.  

Collectively we have moved into a ‘dark night of the soul’.   This is part of a cycle that started with the new millennium  and is speeding up.

 Includes a screening of Social Alchemy - Humanity's collective evolution  - with Dr Theresa Bullard PhD (Physics) from her series on, explaining that this battle can only be won on the inside so that it becomes reflected on the outside.                                                                                          So it is up to us, individually to positively affect the collective evolution.

Includes discussion

 General public $5; Student ID or CS cards $3; TS members $2 



Saturday 29 February  7 pm -  Soul as an Atom in the Mid-brain - about a breakthrough scientific-divine revelation with Balaji Raju. 

 - the presentation will 

  •  explain the creation of Brain, its formation during Foetus development, its core connection with the cosmos and will explain the location of the Soul atom

  • decode the secrets of the Kabbalistic tree of life (Kabbalah refers to Skull in Tamil language)

  • answer the Existential question of - Who Am I ? - the purpose of birth and the path to liberation from the impending deluge.  Balaji  will further discuss  the three tangible scales in the eyes , which occludes inner vision of the God particle within us; practical interventions to remove these scales; and the importance of sunlight as Food to the soul. 

Balaji Raju is pursuing his doctorate in Management at Massey University in New Zealand. He has a Double Masters degree from US and Singapore. He has worked in the US, Ethiopia and India. He is a Trustee of the Light Bridge Foundation and spearheads all their research activities.


Tuesday 10 March 7.30 pm                                                                                  After-Death Communications                                                                            presentation by Professor Janice M Holden (USA),                                  EdD, LPC-S, NCC, ACMHP 

In after-death communication (ADC), a living person perceives the presence of a physically deceased person or animal. In this presentation, Jan will summarize a systematic review of published research on ADC from the earliest study in 1894 through the most recent in 2010 involving a total of over 50,000 people from over 20 countries. Findings from this review reveal many facts about ADC, including their prevalence, incidence, forms, effects, and relationship to mental health. Jan will present an example of veridical ADC, in which the experiencer received information during the ADC that was otherwise unknown to any living person and that was subsequently verified as accurate.                                                                                              Audience members who have experienced ADC will have an opportunity to share their experiences and discuss implications of ADC for an understanding of consciousness.


Wednesday 11 March 7 till 9 pm - William Meader - International Teacher and T S America National Lecturer.                                                                        The Spiritual Constitution of the Human Being.

Foundational to the esoteric philosophy is an understanding of the spiritual constitution of the human being. In this presentation, the seven planes of consciousness will be deeply discussed in depth. The energetic relationship between the three periodical vehicles (monad, soul, and personality) will be presented, as well as the role of the Antahkarana as the bridge in consciousness that links the higher-self with the lower-self.

Registration - $33 for the public and $23 for CS card, Student ID and Theosophical Society members.                                                                                 Email  Pre registration will guarantee you a seat. 


2019 Saturday 7 December 10.30 am 

Introduction to your Brain – Dr Joe Dispenza terms being “supernatural” as having the ability to be to change your body and your world by thought alone.

He reveals the formula for rewiring your brain and changing your life. He explains that we are not hardwired to be a certain way for the entirety of our lives. Before you can understand how this works, you need an introduction to your brain and its parts, to learn how they affect what you think, do, and experience. Armed with this knowledge, you have the power to create coherence within.    (Webcast from Gaia Inc)


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2019 Tuesday 17 December 7.30 pm Geometry of Heaven, on Earth 

Webcast from Gaia Inc - Freddy Silva reveals the secrets to the construction and placement of tens of thousands of ancient temples across the face of the planet. Ages ago, after a world-wide cataclysm, an advanced civilization came forth to rebuild the former world of the gods. They built sacred temples, which encoded their knowledge of mathematics and the geometry of the heavens, to create places of power which could transform people’s lives.

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 Saturday 9 November 10 .30 am  - Webcasts— Opening the Heart Gateway and Accessing Universal Consciousness with Gaia Inc Dr Theresa Bullard Ph.Dphysics
Looking at the workings of heart intelligence, to explain the importance of cultivation compassion, gratitude and love. As new science catches up to ancient wisdom teachings, we see the data that the seat of human consciousness is not to be found in the brain, but in the heart. 
And in changing the way we live and changing the way we think will shift us into a new reality. Theresa Bullard, Ph.Dphysics, deftly interweaves complex concepts from ancient mystery teachings and quantum physics to bring us real-world ways in which we can deepen our spiritual connections and manifest a fulfilled life. Doing so, she shows us the way to reunite with source and tap into our unlimited potential as conscious beings.

Donation requested towards Hall costs $5, unwaged $3 and Financial members $2


                                              numbers are limited i.e. no guarantee of entry

Both days $35 includes lunches              



Two Presentations

Afternoon 3 pm    
Self Awareness Yes, but Which Self are we Talking About!?

What happens when we become aware of the powerful source of Light and Love within us, alongside our unruly trouble-making parts? Hear how the experience of self can be radically deepened and widened until it embraces all Life itself; as one Self in All. Presentation and discussion

 Vegetarian and Vegan Potluck dinner at approximatelty 6 pm.                                               Please bring a vegetarian or vegan plate to share.

And evening at 7.30 pm                                                                                                               Responsibility in the Web of Life - the Arrow of Evolution

We set the stage by exploring the striking ways that things are interconnected in Nature, and then consider how spiritual oneness leads to fulfilment and joyful service as our deepest nature unfolds.



20 July - John Vorstermans (TSNZ President)   

2 pm The Journey Home and 4 pm The Pilgrim's Journey  
Followed by a Vegetarian and Vegan Potluck Dinner at Approximately 6 pm
Participants are invited to bring a vegetarian or vegan plate to share in hosting John.


Saturday 4 May 7.30 pm  -   Music and Spirituality   -   presentation with Guy Donaldson

Local community musician, Guy Donaldson, discusses music and the brain, how music connects with our consciousness, the historic connection of music with spirituality, the insights of Pythagoras, music’s relationships with mathematics and quantum theory, and how the quest for meaning has led some philosophers to believe that mathematics and music equally point to there being some givens in the universe beyond our immediate apprehension, but which form the basis of our existence.

Guy Donaldson received his formative piano instruction from Maurice Collier, and then at Canterbury University with Maurice Till. In 1984 he studied in London with Paul Hamburger and Roger Vignoles. Guy was a senior lecturer in music education at Massey until 2004, when he took leave to pursue his passion for performance and music teaching. He is active in the Manawatu as a teacher, adjudicator, piano soloist, accompanist, chamber music player and music coach, and was until the end of 2018 music director of the Renaissance Singers. He has in recent times given talks to U3A and to the Theosophical Society.


Saturday 13 April 10.15 am - Members and Friends are invited to watch a screening of the NZ Award Winning Documentary "The Big Fat Lie' -

on the traditional NZ diet and the health issues involved. Among the awards won are Best Documentary Feature and Best Message – the message being on how to escape a lot of our modern diseases (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, many cancers, osteoporosis, and gut diseases). 

Donations towards Hall costs welcome


Saturday 30 March 1.30 till ~ 9 pm  - Barry Bowden (Aust) 

Search for the Inner Self  Workshop  

-  includes how to deal with negative emotions and reactions, and understand how the mind is really meant to work. This Workshop is both intellectual and practical with discussion and feedback.

Particants are invited to please bring a Vegetarian or Vegan contribution to share in a Potluck Dinner  (~ 6.30 pm)  

Barry Bowden is a National Lecturer for The Theosophical Society in Australia. He has twenty three years of  Bio-Dynamic farming.   


Venue: Theosophical Hall, 304 Church Street, Palmerston North Central 

Saturday 2 March 7.30 pm -  Practical Mysticism - The Way of the Future 
For centuries, mysticism has been a major force in our quest to experience God and the spiritual dimension of life. Over time, this quest has evolved into a new and more enlightened approach called practical mysticism. To be a practical mystic, an individual must be inwardly oriented toward the soul while at the same time focused on practical action in the outer world. In this presentation, the nature and application of practical mysticism will be presented. Methods for blending love and mind will be discussed, as well as a more enlightened understanding of spiritual service.  Presentation to the Theosophical Society in America by Dr William Meader 

William is an influential and respected teacher of The Esoteric Philosophy. He has established an international reputation for his gift as a communicator of this philosophy. His extensive teaching program includes a diverse array of workshops and lectures devoted to nurturing a deeper understanding of the spiritual path, both from an individual and global perspective. His undergraduate degree is in business administration. His Masters Degree is in psychology and his Doctorate Degree in Esoteric Philosophy.

This is a Theosophical Society in America webcast.


Saturday 16 February 7.30 pm   - The Use of Higher Sense Perception          to Benefit Humanity - including the similarity in today's science to findings of the clairvoyant investigation of atomic and subatomic particles -          'Occult Chemistry' published in 1919  -                                                                                                         presentation by Anthea Clement Dip Tch Chem

Saturday 29 September 7.30 pm. Sacred Activism - Murray Stentiford touring on behalf of TSNZ.

Preceded at 6 pm by a Vegetarian Potlumber beginning at 6 pm. 

Sacred Activism - Contradiction in Terms or our Only Hope?

  The world may be waking up but it needs us more than ever to tap into the sacred fire deep within every human heart, and put it into action. How can we express Divine Universal Compassion in radical action but stay grounded?

This talk aims to look fearlessly at the problems and inspire with possibilities, within the spacious worldview of Theosophy.  Discussion is welcome, whatever your spiritual belief or none.

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August
Energy Healing - Perennial Wisdom - Self-help to better health                                                physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually,                                             in the promotion of the perfect functioning of energy

For individual titles and times see below 

 Workshop Programme 

'Geopathic Stress Lines, their effect on our health and how to minimise their effect.' Quantum Biofeedback and what it can do to reduce stress in our lives and make us well again.  A practical demonstration. - Bryan Pollock (Wellington previously New Plymouth) and Allan Morse (Wellington)

'Humans, Energy and Healing' - Terry Murphy (Hawkes Bay) will explore the current thinking on the nature of energy, the history of energy and how we use it in our daily work. 

‘Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep for Self-Healing’ - Sushma Webber (Wellington) It is said we are living in a sleep-deprived society resulting in long-term consequences such as heart problems, diabetes and obesity to name a few. Recent studies have found that Yoga Nidra, an ancient yogic technique, has many physical benefits. However, the Yoga Nidra practice is rooted in awareness and helps in self-transformation when practiced regularly.

'Yoga of Light Meditation' - Dr Simon Webber (Wellington) The Yoga of Light meditation was devised by Geoffrey Hodson, author and well known, and respected, member of the Theosophical Society, as a guide to one's meditation practice.  Simon will talk about the 'Yoga of Light' method and then lead a meditation using this guideline.

And from Palmerston North -
‘The Energy of Love’– with ‘Ekanta’ - Helen Sussmilch. Self-transformation. “If you see with the eyes of love, love is all you see.” Using contributions from the teachings of Patanjali, Jesus Christ and the Ishayas. Covering how to regain our authenticity, healing the Shadow Self, and living with simplicity.   

‘Our Energy Systems and the Daily Energy Routine to Self-Help’  – Anthea Clement will explore the human energy systems and how, using this knowledge, we can help ourselves, and others, to better complete health. Includes practical with the simple, yet powerful techniques of Energy Medicine. Everyone can enhance the health of the body’s energies. 

Energy Healing Workshop 


 in conjunction with The Theosophical Society Central Region                    (from Hawkes Bay over to New Plymouth and down to Wellington) 
Facilitators from Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Palmerston North.


Saturday 14 July -  Julia and Orest Tarnawsky –  
2 pm till 4.30 pm -  Living Values Workshop with Julia;
Potluck Vegetarian Dinner 6 pm; 
7.30 pm - The Electric Universe with Orest

Saturday 14 July 2 pm  Living Values – Workshop with  Julia Tarnawsky -

Values express our unfolding capacity to invest in, and devote ourselves to, activities within the world and within ourselves. Julia has taught both in Australia and for TSNZ. She will look at the living ness of theosophical ideas as they influence life, their relevance in providing an ‘anchor’ and a ‘compass’ in our rapidly changing world.

As a teacher and private practising psychologist earlier in life, Julia’s interest has always been in psycho-spiritual  development. She has a Master of Science degree in Esoteric Psychology from the University of the Seven Rays, and lives and teaches with her husband Orest at the Southern Lights Centre Meditation School at Akaroa.

6 pm Vegetarian Potluck Dinner – please bring a plate of vegan or vegetarian food to share in hosting Julia and Orest

7.30 pm The Electric Universe presentation with Orest Tarnawsky 

- Essentially knowing how to     enhance this “electrical flow” may be useful in promoting well-being. The gradual realisation of the significance of electricity in the human form was initiated by Harold Saxton Burr - Blueprint for Immortality - Electric Patterns of Life. Since then much investigation has contributed to our understanding. Several researchers and their work will be discussed.  Orest Tarnawsky had an early career as an art teacher and sculptor. Deep interest in the Ageless Wisdom teachings led him to attaining a Masters of Science in    Esotericism through the University of the Seven Rays. Combined, these developed Orest’s passion for and skill in mentoring those on the quest towards awakening consciousness and in teaching the Ageless Wisdom teachings through creative expression, study and meditation to all that enquire the way. He has a particular interest in plasma, sound and electricity in their microcosmic and macrocosmic aspects. (Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor of Arts (visual arts). Master of Science in Esotericism (esoteric psychology)).



     Saturday 2 June 7.30 pm John Vorstermans TSNZ President
looking at the essential steps to transforming the mind                                       as shared in the Yoga Sutras,                                                                                    with The Essence of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The goal is to awaken our awareness to who we are, the steps of which are made remarkably clear through this exposition by the famous sage Patanjali.  Modern yoga today is a small part of one of the steps involved which becomes much more powerful with the underlying practices shared in this great text.

John Vorstermans is the National President of the Theosophical Society in New Zealand. He is a qualified Ayurveda medical practitioner and herbalist, with interests in evolving technologies in education. He has studied many aspects of the ancient wisdom, particularly with moving from a knowledge to a practice of the wisdom principles as it relates to transformative processes in ones way of life.  To John Theosophy is a way of life, not simply an intellectual pursuit.  

Preceded at 6 pm by a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner - please bring a vegetarian plate to share in hosting John.


Saturday 5 May 7.30 pm

"Mindful Living in Modern times" -

To be able to live our life to its full potential in this day and age, it requires us to learn more skills and understand more about our own Mind. For some each day is another wonderful day of beautiful experiences, while for some the day could be difficult dealings to the extent that is tiring and draining due to contentious interactions with information overflow.
Mindful living session that takes you through understanding experiences that allows you to live with your full potential no matter what people, events and situation bring to you.
With Ravi Mistry, Art of Living Facilitator National Coordinator,                                                        hosted by TheosophyPN, Palmerston North Central. 


Saturday 7 April 7.30 pm

Dementia does not discriminate!......

Speaker: Donna Hedley Manager Alzheimers Society (Manawatu) Inc - her passion 

educating the community to become “dementia friendly” and how to reduce your risk of developing dementia!

Donna is an ex nurse, who has worked for Alzheimers Manawatu for 5 years, prior to that 9 years Managing Alzheimers Hastings - in that time building the community facility and services over that period. In the time here in Manawatu, services have more than tripled and now provide services throughout the region.She is currently working on future proofing the local services to meet the growing demands and increasing costs of services.


 Saturday 10 March 7.30 pm,


Webcast from the Theosophical Society International Convention by International President Tim Boyd entitled The Heart's Wisdom.

Tim Boyd specializes in speaking to Youth. 




"Breathing For a Better Life" experiential workshop - facilitated by Claire Bhavani Winzar, 7.30 pm Saturday 3 February.

Learn two key, very simple, yoga breathing techniques

Let your rational mind bask in the science of yoga breathing benefits for the body

Find out how the nervous system is effected by what Claire calls "the Rolls Royce of yoga breathing techniques"

How could this one technique support you and your loved ones?

Hosted by The Theosophical Society's Palmerston north Branch, 304 Church Street, Palmerston North Central. $5 registration 

Saturday 25 November 2017 7.30 pm 

OPERATION LIGHT SUMMIT -             The Planetary Crisis

Presentation by the Unity Trust

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis, and there is widespread, deep concern. This presentation offers an analysis of the serious nature of the present world emergency, what we can do to positively affect it, and the significance of this in both esoteric and practical terms.

Nicola was a guest speaker in New York City earlier this year on behalf of the Unity Trust at The Edgar Cayce Centre. She also spoke at Anthroposophy N.Y.C.
The Centre for Remembering and Sharing (A Course In Miracles)
The work was endorsed there by Marianne Williamson. 


Saturday 11 November 7.30 pm - Shape Your Own Future Destiny                  - with the Law of Nature

Know Universal Law and Your Self - Be your own Master, for the highest good of all concerned.

Science has shown in reality, a person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body. It is actually our beliefs that select our genes, that select our behaviour. Our emotions physically shape reality!

Anthea, a science (and maths) teacher, knows the difficulties a lack of knowledge of Universal Law caused her. Therefore she likes to bring forward science that verifies the Ageless Wisdom teachings.



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2 and 16 September 7.30 pm - Two evenings with Helen Sussmilch who spent six months on retreat in Spain with the Ishayas of the Bright Path during 2016.  More information follows - 

2 September 7.30 pm - the first of two evenings — Choosing a Better Life — A Mindful Choice    

introduction from Helen Sussmilch, with DVD showing the impact of meditation on people’s lives.

And Saturday 16 September 7.30 pm  -   Living a Better Life — Mastery of the Self        

presentation by Helen  Sussmilch who spent six months on retreat in Spain with the Ishayas of the Bright Path during 2016.  Helen in discussion will cover our desires, our true nature, how we forgot this, the impact of limiting beliefs, how to return to our natural state of being and how to experience this state permanently.         She will explain the basis for this meditation practice, and its benefits for personal growth - physically, mentally and emotionally.  


Saturday 12 August 7.30 pm                                                                                                                         preceded by Vegetarian Potluck Dinner at 6 pm

 Saturday 29 July 7.30 pm                                                                                                                        (was preceded by Vegetarian Potluck Dinner at 6 pm)

The Power of Thought with John Vorstermans TSNZ National President on behalf of TSNZ

Exploring the power behind thoughts and words and how they affect ourselves and those around us.  Here we look at how our thoughts create our reality and how we create powerful thought forms which affect every aspect of our lives - not only in this incarnation but in future ones - and how we may dissolve them.

John Vorstermans is the National President of the Theosophical Society in New Zealand.  John is a qualified Ayurveda medical practitioner and herbalist, has a deep interest in the ancient wisdom tradition. He has studied, and endeavours to practice, the timeless wisdom principles.  In recent times, John has focused on transformative processes that help people to understand themselves and create dynamic changes in their view of reality.  John comes from an IT background with a special interest in Internet Communications and technology.


Saturday 22 July 7.00 pm Attaining Self with Sreejith Sreekumar

The Topic is very timeless, profound, vital and unique in its nature. It expounds the goal of human life revealed by the Vedic Scriptures and enlivened by the Wise Masters. In the discussion we shall try to think more about our possible preparations as Spiritual Seekers for the divine journey to unveil our potential nature of Truth, which we call our Self. Let us try to reflect and rediscover our Real identity within us through grace of Lord.

Sreejith Sreekumar(Sree) has spent a decade with Chinmaya Mission, Spiritual Organisation in Bharat (India) pursuing the spiritual knowledge from the divine lineage of  Sages who had learned and served under H H Swami Chinmayananda. He has committed to his Guru and continues to serve Chinmaya Mission and those seeking the highest Truth. He has conducted lectures and seminars on Eastern Philosophy viz. Advaita Vedanta, workshops & games on Personality Development, Self-Management Strategies and National Awareness for Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (Youth wing) in India. He is conducting Bhagavad Gita study group, Sessions in Vedanta and Sanskrit in Palmerston North as well as online (Skype) Vedanta study sessions as part of the life of Service towards fulfilling his Master's Mission and Vision.


SUNDAY 9 July 1 till approximately 4.30 pm

Self Development Workshop - Self Discovery with the Path of Knowledge -                                                                Know Yourself with Laughter, Love and Light.   

About the Path of Knowledge - Theosophy or the Ageless Wisdom – The Theosophical Society was set up for the purposes of investigating Universal Laws. Its first aim is acknowledgement of the oneness of all life. The second the method of investigation in preparation for the third – the investigation of the powers hidden in nature and latent in man. Knowledge of the Law enables us to know who we really are and be liberated.



Saturday 24 June 7.30 pm  The Rise of Global Consciousness and The TS  -                              with Murray Stentiford M Sc, National Speaker on behalf of TheosophyNZ

Terrorism and strife might seem to dominate the news at times, but beneath it all is a mighty groundswell of goodwill and connection; caring for planet and people. It is nothing less than a spiritual movement towards global consciousness. Discover what vital seeds the Theosophical Society has been planting for this global movement to emerge.

Murray Stentiford combines a lifelong interest in science, music and spirituality with a passion for exploring and sharing things. He sees Theosophy as a unifying framework that embraces the endless facets of human existence.

Murray has held several positions of responsibility in the Theosophical Society over the years, including National Vice President and National Education Coordinator.

He has a Masters degree in Physics and is an accomplished musician.


Saturday 13 May 7.30 pm -  Public Presentation by Professor Ralph Sims

Feeding the Planet – challenges for the future.

 As world population increases and demand for protein rises with growing middle classes in developing countries, can the world produce enough food? Given that agri-food supply uses around one third of end-use energy and produces around one quarter of all greenhouse gases, will we need to move away from animal proteins (mainly milk and meat products) to vegetable proteins? If so, what are the implications for NZ?

Ralph Sims is Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University where he has researched renewable energy and climate change mitigation for several decades. He chaired the Royal Society of New Zealand panel for the 2016 study Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand and for Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has led teams of authors on Energy Supply (2007), Renewable Energy Integration (2011), and Transport (2014). He was Senior Researcher at the International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris for four years and serves on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), based in Washington D C and linked with UNEP and World Bank. He is presently contracted by UN FAO to lead several projects on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agri-food supply chains and has consulted for many organisations including OECD, Shell, Chevron and Meridian Energy.

All welcome $5 (Members and the unwaged $2)  

Saturday 29 April 7.30 pm - Guy Donaldson with "The Tree of Life"

Even as traditional forms of religion struggle for membership in a science-informed society, the desire for meaning in life remains as part of our humanity. The ancient Qabalistic symbol of the Tree of Life, mentioned briefly in Genesis, is said to have been the soul of Judaism.  However while it became known amongst intellectuals in medieval and Renaissance times it is little known today. Nevertheless it remains a wonderful mechanism for illuminating the essences and commonalities of such great wisdom traditions as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. It moreover embodies the Big Bang Theory of the beginning of everything, and offers a map of consciousness that connects to insights that have become available through quantum physics.

 Guy was a senior lecturer in music education at the Massey University College of Education until 2004, when he took leave to pursue his passion for performance and music teaching. He is well known in the Manawatu area as a teacher, adjudicator, piano soloist, accompanist, chamber music player, music coach and conductor. He is the convenor of the Globe Sunday Matinee concert series, formerly the Te Manawa Art Gallery Sunday concert series and has been the musical director of the Renaissance Singers since 1989.  Guy’s performing schedule in 2016 has included chamber music performances as part of the Globe series and accompanying the Palmerston North Choral Society in a programme of opera music. He has also given a solo piano recital featuring music by local composers Helen Caskie and Graham Parsons. On June 24 2017 he will conduct the Renaissance Singers in a programme entitled Into the Light.

 Although Guy is best known as a musician, he has a passion also for researching big picture issues. He has given a number of talks for the Theosophical Society. In 2015 He gave a talk to U3A on changes and conflicts in music in the twentieth century, and in 2016 he spoke on the impacts of 1990s political decisions on New Zealand life.

Tuesday 4 April 7.30 pm  -  Dr Douglas Osto Ph D.

Nondual Kashmir Śaivism is a religious philosophy that developed in Kashmir, India primarily between the ninth and eleventh century of the Common Era, and is currently undergoing a global revival. Like the philosophy of Advaita Vedānta, Kashmir Śaivism is a monistic, or nondual system, that asserts that ultimate reality is pure bliss (ānanda) consciousness (cit). However, unlike Advaita, Kashmir Śaivism does not claim that the phenomenal world of difference is merely an illusion (māyā); rather is maintains that the world, as the vibrational energy (spanda) of consciousness is real. This has led some modern commentators to describe it as a form of “idealistic realism.” Another important difference between Kashmir Śaivism and Advaita is that while Advaita finds scriptural authority for its philosophy in the Vedas, Kashmir Śaivism looks to the Tantras devoted to the God Śiva as the supreme consciousness. Finally, whereas Advaita philosophy is meant primarily for male ascetic renouncers, Kashmir Śaivism was developed to be practiced by both male and female householders, and therefore is completely compatible with modern life. This presentation will outline the worldview and main philosophical concepts of Nondual Kashmir Śaivism and describes some of its unique practices for realizing the supreme state of oneness and bliss consciousness





Theosophical Order of Service

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Regular Meetings

    When: Check out the Programme Details to find out upcoming presentations and events. 


Non-sectarian Group Meditation  5.15  - approx, 6.15 pm – Tuesdays  Entry - $5 ( TS members - $2)

 Both members and public welcome.

Study Group:

    When: - dates and topics are sent out by email.                                                 Enquiries welcome  - see contact details below 

Library: Open 10.00am - 12.00 noon -- Usually every Saturday    (recess for Christmas/New Year)                                                 Email or phone Anthea 353 6221 if you wish to check.

A few of the participants at Barry Bowden'sWorkshop "The Search for the Inner Self". From the left Committee members, Peter French, and Lorette Campbell, Vice President and Treasurer Helen Sussmilch, President Anthea Clement, and Julie Jeffrey, in front  with TS Australia National Lecturer, Barry Bowden TS Australia and Margaret Torr.

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