The Secret Doctrine Forum: The Proem: Inquiry and Application

October 29 – November 2, 2019

The Secret Doctrine – The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy is HP Blavatsky’s magnum opus. Based on the secret aphorisms in the ancient Stanzas of Dzyan, it presents a panoramic view of the evolution of all life from an esoteric standpoint. In this recurring program, we will explore together various themes to arrive at deeper insights into the teachings and their applications to our lives. This year, the first in the ‘SD Forum’ series, we will inquire into “The Proem” which encapsulates the most fundamental concepts underlying all theosophical teachings.

Tuesday, Oct 29

  • 6:00-7:00 pm  – Reception
  • 7:00-7:15 – Welcome, Announcements
  • 7:15-9:00 – Introduction to the SD (Martin Leiderman)

Wednesday, Oct 30

  • 10:00-11:00 am – Cosmic Symbolism in the Proem (Jon Fergus)
  • 11:00-11:15 – Break
  • 11:15-12:00 – Q&A and discussion on topics from the lecture
  • 12:00-2:00 pm – Break
  • 2:00-3:00 – Inquiry into topics and quotes relevant to the day’s theme (Martin Leiderman)
  • 3:00-3:15 – Break
  • 3:15-4:30 – Continuation of afternoon inquiry; exploration of practical applications

Oct 31 Thursday

  • 10:00-11:00 am – The First Fundamental Proposition (Pierre Wouters)
  • 11:00-11:15 – Break
  • 11:15-12:00 – Q&A and discussion on topics from the lecture
  • 12:00-2:00 pm – Break
  • 2:00-3:00 – Inquiry into topics and quotes relevant to the day’s theme (Johanna Vermeulen)
  • 3:00-3:15 – Break
  • 3:15-4:30 – Continuation of afternoon inquiry; exploration of practical applications

Friday, Nov 1

  • 10:00-11:00 am – The Second Fundamental Proposition (Herman Vermeulen/Gerry Kiffe)
  • 11:00-11:15 – Break
  • 11:15-12:00 – Q&A and discussion on topics from the lecture
  • 12:00-2:00 pm – Break
  • 2:00-3:00 – Inquiry into topics and quotes relevant to the day’s theme (Herman Vermeulen/Gerry Kiffe)
  • 3:00-3:15 – Break
  • 3:15-4:30 – Continuation of afternoon inquiry; exploration of practical applications

Saturday, Nov 2

  • 10:00-11:00 am – The Third Fundamental Proposition (Pablo Sender)
  • 11:00-11:15 – Break
  • 11:15-12:00 – Q&A and discussion on topics from the lecture
  • 12:00-2:00 pm – Break
  • 2:00-3:00 – Inquiry into topics and quotes relevant to the day’s theme (Elena Dovalsantos)
  • 3:00-3:15 – Break
  • 3:15-4:15 – Continuation of afternoon inquiry; exploration of practical applications
  • 4:15-4:30 – Closing, Evaluation, Future Planning
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