When God Had Sex: A Discussion of Spirit Marriage in Ecstatic Spirituality — Megan Rose Woolever (SFTS Lodge, 8/12/16)

Megan Rose Woolever, When God Had Sex, SFTS Lodge, 8/12/16

Megan Rose Woolever, When God Had Sex, SFTS Lodge, 8/12/16

On Friday, August 12, 2016, Megan Rose Woolever spoke on “When God Had Sex: A Discussion of Spirit Marriage in Ecstatic Spirituality.” Here Megan’s presentation, along with an audio recording of her talk. Enjoy!

Megan Rose Woolever, Priestess, Healer, Scholar: Megan Rose is an initiated ceremonial magician, Kabbalist, and Tantrika. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Consciousness and Transformation and holds a seminary degree in Religion in Society. She practices Celtic Shamanism in the Faery Seership tradition and is a Holistic Healing Practitioner specializing in Energy Healing, Hypnotherapy, Bodywork, Intuitive Guidance, Life Coaching and Sacred Sexuality. Rose has been certified as an Intimacy Counselor, and is an ordained minister. She regularly shares her gifts as a priestess, ritualist, healer and sacred temple dancer, most recently seen at Pantheacon, the Spiral Dance, Seven Sisters Mystery School rituals, the Mary Magdalen Unity services, and at various San Francisco Bay Area rituals and events.

See Also Megan’s Mary Magdalena: Dark Goddess, Female Christ

Welcome to the Year of Yang Fire Monkey (And the Lenten Sutra Readings)

Welcome to the Year of Yang Fire Monkey, according to the Chinese and Tibetan calendars. Many centuries ago, Padma Sambhava, the Vajra Guru, was born in another Year of the Yang Fire Monkey. So it is auspicious that this year, the third day of Losar (Tibetan New Year) falls on Ash Wednesday, i.e., the first day of Lent.

The Lenten season has deep meaning for those of us who joined Joe and Guin Miller for their annual observance. Every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, Joe would read aloud the Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (his favorite text), and every weekday evening at 6:30 p.m. Guin would read aloud the Diamond Sutra (her favorite text). The SFTS Lodge kept this practice going in tact for many years after the passing of the Millers.

In recent years, we have shifted to Lent Lite, in which we read the Great Liberation at 6:30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and alternate readings of the Great Liberation and the Diamond Sutra each Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. throughout Lent and ending on Good Friday. We kicked off this year’s observance at 6:30 a.m. and will continue it with the Diamond Sutra this coming Friday.

To celebrate, we have posted these two wonderful video of Joe reading the Great Liberation in 1991 (he died in 1992) on our new You Tube Channel. One was filmed by Emilio Trampuz in 1989, the other by Charles Falkin 1991. Tashi Delek!

Klee Irwin on Scientific Clues That We Are Living In The Matrix – A Self-Organized Program

On October 9th, 2015, at the invitation of Dr. Jeff Curtis, the SFTS Lodge’s “Science Officer,” researcher, scientist and philanthropist Klee Irwin spoke on “Klee Irwin on Scientific Clues That We Are Living In The Matrix – A Self-Organized Program. For more information on Irwin and his work, go to http://kleeirwin.com

Embedded above is the slide show from his presentation, embedded below is an audio tape of his talk.

Klee Irwin at SFTS Lodge, October 9, 2015

Klee Irwin at SFTS Lodge, October 9, 2015

Tim Boyd on the Present Need (SFTS Lodge, March 2015)

The Theosophical Society of San Francisco feels very fortunate that Tim Boyd is at the helm of both the Theosophical Society in America and the International Theosophical Society, and we were honored to host this wonderful talk on his recent visit to the Bay Area.

Enjoy!

Our Present Need (Part One)

Our Present Need (Part Two)

Anna Lee Schneider (1923-2015) – A Life of Unconditional Love

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Our beloved friend, Anna Lee Schneider, has gone on to her next adventure. She departed this life peacefully, in her sleep, at the age of 91. Annalee was a shining star and ever-faithful companion on Joe Miller’s Thursday Morning Walks in Golden Gate Park, and at the San Francisco Theosophical Society. She led a life of unconditional love. She was a joy bringer! We will tenderly remember her, we will dearly miss her, and we will meet her again in our next journey on the wheel of life.

Anna Lee’s beloved family will be holding memorial services on Saturday, June 21st, 2015, from one to three p.m. at the Rossmoor Creekside Clubhouse, Club Room, 1010 Stanley Dollar Dr., Rossmoor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Tuleyome at www.tuleyome.org or Not In Our School at notinourschool.org.

“Never the Spirit is born, the Spirit shall cease to be never. Never is time, it is not. End and Beginning are dreams.” — Bhagavad Gita

“Thank You for Your Divine Presence!” – In Celebration of the Life and Work of Light Devoy Edwin Harris

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On 12/22/14 at 11:13 p.m., Light Devoy Edwin Harris passed on from the physical plane, at the age of 81.

Light was a great alchemist (in the technical sense of that term) as well as a great maestro and scholar of African-American spirituals. Over the decades of his friendship and support for the Theosophical Society San Francisco Lodge, Light delivered many erudite lectures on the occult sciences and led many amazing performances by his choir, the Jubilee Singers. Light was a dear friend and ally of Joe and Guin Miller, and after their passing he was a dear friend and ally of those of us who kept that circle of light alive.

His home on Gough Street became known as “the University of Light.” There, he taught alchemy on weeknights and African-American spirituals on weekends. In the course of casual conversation, Light would inevitably weave in some profound mystical teaching and then turn to you and say, with utter sincerity, “You taught me that.” In greeting you or bidding you goodbye, he would typically say, with deep conviction, “Thank you for your divine presence.”

For Light, all of creation was vibration. He taught it and he lived it. He would open his talks and performances with a signature song: “Everything I see is me. Everything I see is me. Everything I see is me. Everything I hear is me. Everything I hear is me. Everything I hear is me. L.I.G.H.T. Light! S.O.U.N.D. Sound! Light and sound! Sound and light! Light and sound! Sound and light! L.I.G.H.T. Light! S.O.U.N.D. Sound!”

Light’s presence was powerful and joyful, and one would invariably leave deeply touched.

This photo was taken during his participation in a San Francisco Opera production of Aida (circa 1980s).

A celebration of Light’s life and work will be held at the SFTS Lodge in early 2015.

Dharma Message 2013

Blavatsky

Everything lives and perishes through magnetism; one thing affects another one, even at great distances, and its “congenitals” may be influenced to health and disease by the power of this sympathy, at any time, and notwithstanding the intervening space. (Isis Unveiled, Vol. I, Chapter VII)

What is imagination? Psychologists tell us that it is the plastic or creative power of the soul; but materialists confound it with fancy. The radical difference between the two, was however, so thoroughly indicated by Wordsworth, in the preface to his Lyrical Ballads, that it is no longer excusable to interchange the words. Imagination, Pythagoras maintained to be the remembrance of precedent spiritual, mental, and physical states, while fancy is the disorderly production of the material brain. (Isis Unveiled, Vol. I, Chapter IX)

When science shall have effectually demonstrated to us the origin of matter, and proved the fallacy of the occultists and old philosophers who held (as their descendants now hold) that matter is but one of the correlations of spirit, then will the world of skeptics have a right to reject the old Wisdom, or throw the charge of obscenity in the teeth of the old religions. (Isis Unveiled, Vol. I, Chapter XV)

Only Through the Orchid Door (Songs to Live By)

NOTE: Decades ago, Joe and Guin Millers’ friend, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, called their “Songs to Live By,” the “first American mantras.” Here is an audio recording of one of these powerful compositions, along with the sheet music. The entire cycle (in both performance recordings and sheet music) is available from the “Songs to Live By” section of this site’s Miller Archive. The recordings were made by Sarmad Ocampo, the sheet music was created by W. Blake Derby — Blessings, SFTS Lodge

Only Through the Orchid Door (Joe and Guin Miller - Songs to Live By)

Only Through the Orchid Door (Joe and Guin Miller – Songs to Live By)

“Faith is a bird that feels the light …” (Songs to Live By / Tagore Poem & New Testament)

NOTE: Decades ago, Joe and Guin Millers’ friend, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, called their “Songs to Live By,” the “first American mantras.” Here is an audio recording of one of these powerful compositions, along with the sheet music. The entire cycle (in both performance recordings and sheet music) is available from the “Songs to Live By” section of this site’s Miller Archive. The recordings were made by Sarmad Ocampo, the sheet music was created by W. Blake Derby — Blessings, SFTS Lodge

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Heart of My Heart (Songs to Live By)

NOTE: Decades ago, Joe and Guin Millers’ friend, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, called their “Songs to Live By,” the “first American mantras.” Here is an audio recording of one of these powerful compositions, along with the sheet music. The entire cycle (in both performance recordings and sheet music) is available from the “Songs to Live By” section of this site’s Miller Archive. The recordings were made by Sarmad Ocampo, the sheet music was created by W. Blake Derby — Blessings, SFTS Lodge

Heart of My Heart


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