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The Theosophical Society of Detroit 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.

Started in 1916, the Theosophical Society in Detroit is dedicated to raise our consciousness about theosophical concepts and to provide programs and guidance to all who are interested in living a spiritual life. The Theosophical Society (TS) is a local lodge of the world-wide society represented in 70 countries with headquarters in Chennai, India. It was first started by H. P. Blavatsky and Colonel Henry S. Olcott in 1875 in New York. The teachings of theosophy (theos means Gods and Sophia is wisdom or the wisdom of Gods) are found in many cultures all over the world and at all times in history. The Society seeks to promote the practical realization of the universal brotherhood of humanity without any distinctions, to encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science, and to investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in the human being.

“It is said that whenever we practice Dharma it should always be pervaded by compassion at all times – in the beginning, in the middle and at the end of our practice. Compassion is the source, the real essence of the entire path.”- Khenpo Appey Rinpoche

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Spiritual Neuroscience - An Introduction to Experiences of God

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January 25, 2018 Spiritual Neuroscience - An Introduction to Experiences of God Presentation by Randy Olson Neurotheology is the study of religious experiences and behavior. This talk will be an attempt to develop a functional understanding of the impact (that can be measured!) that spiritual and religious experiences have on the physical brain. We will start with the God Helmet experiment, discuss ramifications of the “god pill” thought experiment, and explore what happens to the amygdala after near-death experiences. Randy completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Central Michigan University in 2015, with a concentration in Religion and Philosophy, and is now a board member of the Theosophical Society in Detroit. $5 Donation Appreciated Doors open at 6:30 for time to look around in the bookstore and meet each other! Free valet Parking at Vinsetta garage - just say you are going to The Theosophical Society CHECK OUT TSDETROIT.ORG >FRIDAY PROGRAMS FOR OUR MONTH'S SCHEDULE!

What Happens to Me When I Die?

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Friday, February 1, 2019 Presentation by Andrew Clewell Classical theosophical authors revealed much about the age-old question of what happens after death. Their explanations have been independently corroborated by multiple sources, including the subjective observations of astral travelers and rigorous scholarship. Andre will describe the sequence of normal activities, and the importance of these activities will be emphasized in terms of our spiritual evolution. He will touch on fascinating, aberrant inter-life behavior such as that of earth-walkers and ghosts. Andre has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1995 and is president of the Midsouth Federation of the Theosophical Society in America. He is an Oberlin College graduate, holds a Ph.D from Indiana University, and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of ecological restoration. $5 Donation Appreciated Doors open at 6:30 for time to look around in the bookstore and meet each other! Free valet Parking at Vinsetta garage - just say you are going to The Theosophical Society CHECK OUT TSDETROIT.ORG >FRIDAY PROGRAMS FOR OUR MONTH'S SCHEDULE!

What Happens to Me When I Die?

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 Presentation by Andrew Clewell CLAIRVOYANT INVESTIGATION INTO THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER In 1895, Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater published the first of a series of detailed clairvoyant observations of subatomic structure. They referred to their work as occult chemistry. Science did not even recognize that atoms had internal structure until 1912. Their clairvoyant studies correlated with the periodic table of the elements and atomic weights. They described 4 new elements unknown to science, and were the first to discover isotopes. Subsequent analysis led physicist Stephan Phillips to relate their investigations to quantum mechanics and superstring theory with striking consistency. He also linked them to Pythagorean concepts and the Kabbalah. Their investigations unequivocally link science to spirituality. Both scientists and non-scientists will find this talk fascinating. It demonstrates what is referred to in the 3rd Object of the Society "the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity". A light lunch will follow, and Andre will then speak on ECOSPIRITUALITY: THE WAY FORWARD To attain universal brotherhood, we must first satisfy the human values associated with ecospirituality. These values are ecological, socioeconomic, cultural, and personal, and they are identifiable with planes of consciousness recognized by Theosophy. Attainment of ecospiritual values is realized in large part by recovering degraded natural ecosystems, which H. P. Blavatsky specifically called for in 1879. Global warming is just one example of the environmental ills that can be significantly ameliorated by ecological recovery. This talk is partially a photographic essay that portrays examples of ecological recovery from around the world. Included is the reconnection of fragmented habitat for Giant Pandas in southwestern China conducted by the speaker, who is a restoration ecologist as well as a Theosophist. Dr. Andre Clewell has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1995 and is president of the Midsouth Federation of the Theosophical Society in America. He is an Oberlin College graduate, holds a Ph.D from Indiana University, and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of ecological restoration. $5 Donation Appreciated Doors open at 6:30 for time to look around in the bookstore and meet each other! Free valet Parking at Vinsetta garage - just say you are going to The Theosophical Society CHECK OUT TSDETROIT.ORG >FRIDAY PROGRAMS FOR OUR MONTH'S SCHEDULE!

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Why Is There So Much Beauty In the World?

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