Convention 2019 Videos
Below are video recording of some of the presentations at the Convention in January 2019.
1. Science and the Akasha Field
Betty Bland, guest speakers for the convention considers some current scientific ideas about the make-up of the cosmos and how they might correlate with Madame Blavatsky’s writings concerning cosmogenesis and Akasha. As science explores the infinitely small and the infinitely vast, it identifies an intricate interconnectedness that impacts our understanding of our place in the universe.
Bio: Betty Bland, past National President of the Theosophical Society in America and now retired to Raleigh, North Carolina, has presented workshops and lectures on the spiritual life both in the United States and abroad. Her professional life has included work as a teacher, employment counselor, systems analyst, and entrepreneur. In addition to being a social activist, she sings in the choir and plays the bells at her local Episcopal Church; volunteers at a “Cat House,” SAFE Haven for Cats a no-kill, adoptive cat rescue; and chairs a local Theosophical Study Center.
2. The Cosmic Web and You
The more that we begin to understand the cosmic web and entanglement of all creation, the more we begin to realize our participation in the unfoldment of creation itself. Discussion and contemplative exercises included.
3. The Soul Speaks
The mind is full of voices, thoughts, ideas, desires , worries, anxieties etc. Where do they come from and can we stop this? How do we know which thoughts come from our own mind and which are from someone else’s. Can we hear the voice of the soul through all this noise?
4. A Call to Social Action - David Bland
I acknowledge that the Society’s mission is that of teaching a world-view of unity and kinship, but it also calls us to a well-considered responsibility of living into the truths that we discover on our pilgrimage. The question is “Will we gird up our loins and claim our just place in the struggle?”
5. Stellar Changes by Benjamin Upton
Benjamin is a software developer from New Plymouth who spends his spare time uncovering the connections between the scientific and the spiritual. A keen follower of scientific theories that have been swept under the carpet by the mainstream scientific dogma, he hopes one day we as a collective will experience a consciousness renaissance.
6. Question & Answer Panel
On our panel we have our two International guests: Betty and David Bland and John Vorstermansour NZ National President