Saturday, April 28, 2018
  Students only: 10.45 am - 12:00 pm
  All Welcome: 1:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
  All Welcome: 1:30 - 5:15 p.m.



3 West Club,
3 W. 51st Street
(between 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY

Keynote Let the rules be learned whereby the Army of the Voice works within the veils of maya. Then let that voice be no more heard and let the group onward move within the Sound.

Event Details

Video archive of the conference.

Saturday, April 28

Morning session Arcane School students only


Meditation for “Weavers in the Light”
students – past and present


Arcane School students of all degrees


Close of morning session

Afternoon Session – Everyone welcome
All talks presented by Arcane School Students


The Fourth Great Rent – Preparation for and possible Implications of Humanity’s Imminent Opportunity

Headquarters Group

“A fourth great rent still remains to be made… This fourth major rent will be made by humanity itself, standing with “massed intent,” focused through the groups which are externalizations of the Ashrams of the Masters. It will therefore be made at the time that the Hierarchy takes physical shape upon the earth again.”




The Significance of Speech in the Life of the Disciple

Two students discuss their understanding of this practice.


Small group discussion


 Refreshment break


The Garment of God – Esoterically and Scientifically

Introductory remarks by Headquarters Group and presentation by Dr. James T. Ryder

Science has begun an examination of the electrical nature of all phenomena in the lower worlds and its effects on human consciousness. This quest is penetrating the mystery of electricity which relates to the nature of the “garment of God”.  We will be exploring what the terms – electricity” and “the garment of God” – actually mean, along with the implications of the latest scientific research. Dr. Ryder is a retired Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and former head of the Advanced Technology Center.


 Group meditation



Sunday, April 29

Afternoon Session – Everyone welcome
All talks presented by Arcane School Students


Moving Onward within the Sound: The Importance of Esoteric Training

Headquarters Group

The SOUND, the first manifestation of the One Ineffable Existence, is the progenitor of all vibration in the universe. The Will of our Logos to manifest vibrates within the SOUND, and through a graded series of impressions, we too vibrate within Him. The immediate cycle sees this Will rapidly impacting the centre, humanity, bringing immense challenges and obstacles. Esoteric training holds the key to ‘working out that Will within the square’, and freeing  humanity from the veils of illusion and the current impasse.




The Reorganization of the Forces of the World

Headquarters Group

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed to by all member states of the United Nations will be considered as a plan for the  reorganization of the forces of the world.   Drawing on the understandings of the Ageless Wisdom teachings, challenges and opportunities posed by the Goals will be discussed. How can the esoteric community best serve in mobilizing the goodwill needed to achieve the goals.


Small group discussion


An Esoteric Perspective on some of the Psychological Problems of Our Time

Michael Nagel

Esoteric psychology offers insights into some of the new, enigmatic psychological problems which the Tibetan predicted would occur as the race becomes more sensitive and as ever more potent energies descend on earth. Problems facing aspirants and disciples are also more difficult in this transition period. Michael will reflect on these concerns based on his private practice as a counsellor.


 Refreshment break


The Wesak Festival – The Moving Sanctuary

This festival marks the highpoint of the spiritual year when the energy of Enlightened Purpose is transmitted by the Buddha at the time of the Taurus full moon. This lighted energy can be used to create a spiritual refuge in our consciousness which can warm those who need sanctuary and help. It can provide a “Tower of Silence” for the lower self, as well as a place of entrance into the “Secret Place of the Most High”.

Panel Discussion