May 10-11, 2014


Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2014
1:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Colonial Dames of America,
Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium,
417 East 61st Street,
(between 1st and York Avenues), New York, NY

Keynote:   Let the Path of Recognitions Lead to Group Revelation
  Much is heard today of the New Age, of the coming revelation, of the imminent leap forward into an intuitive recognition of that which has hitherto been only dimly sensed. That which is to be revealed lies all around us, and within us. It is the significance of all that is embodied in form, the meaning behind the appearance, the reality veiled by the symbol, the truth expressed in substance. (Alice A. Bailey)  

Saturday, May 10

Afternoon Session – Everyone welcome

1:15 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m. Welcome – please note: program starts promptly at 1:30

Opening Address: Revelation: Illusion and the Surprising Reality

Most individuals believe and hope that divine revelation will lead to a different state of reality and consciousness embodying a release from human suffering and striving. Paradoxically, this is both illusion and reality for revelation entails transfiguration from individual focus and striving to a group focus which, in turn, unveils a deeper purpose.


Student Panel: Reading Life’s Symbols

The ancient seer Patanjali advised spiritual seekers to practice “spiritual reading.” Students will share their understanding and experiences in applying this practice to their daily life.

  Group meditation
3:15 p.m. Tea and coffee will be served
4:00 p.m. Two Talks:

The Way of Daily Livingness―Reflections on an Eventuality

Life on Earth is governed by the Law of Sacrifice. Under this law the spiritual seeker learns to transcend the pain and sorrow of earthly existence through application to this law in service to the greater whole.


The Revelatory Power of Dreams: Culture and Consciousness – Dr. Curtiss Hoffman

Curtiss Hoffman is a professor of anthropology at Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, where he teaches a course on Culture and Consciousness. A long-time Arcane School student, he has followed a spiritual dream practice since 1992. He serves on the Board of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, an organization which promotes all aspects of dreaming; from neuroscience, to spirituality, to traditional peoples’ practices.

5:00pm - Group Meditation and Close

Sunday, May 11

Afternoon Session – Everyone welcome

1:30 p.m. Panel discussion:
  Discipleship training as a Way of Recognitions: How do we understand group revelation?
Laurence Newey, Vice President of the Lucis Trust; Steve Nation, Director of Lucis Trust, New York; Peter Peuler, Trustee, France; and Julie Rudzinski, teacher and artist – discuss their understanding of revelation in the life of an esoteric group, as well as in a more general sense as it is unfolding in the world today and being recognized by humanity.
  Group Discussion
3:00pm Tea and coffee will be served

The Heart: The Eye of Vision

The heart centre unites all beings, reveals the Path, and the fact of brotherhood


Imagination and the Path of Light

The imagination is the use of the mind substance that leads to inner contact and opens the doorway to the Path of light


The Apollo Arts Initiative: The Universality of Art and Dance – Maria Calegari

In 2011, Ms. Calegari became President and Co-Founder of the Apollo Arts Initiative Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering cultural enrichment and wellness for the individual and the community in its deepest holistic sense. As a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Ms. Calegari is now a dance educator and long time student of the Ageless Wisdom teachings. She will discuss and illustrate how great art transcends all boundaries and touches every soul. True art and culture can provide the common sharing of our One Humanity and reveal the deeper essence and hidden beauty that lies within us all.

  Closing remarks and Group meditation
5:00pm Close


All talks presented by Arcane School Students

Full Moon Meditation Meetings

Venue: New York Theosophical Society, 242 East 53rd Street (b/t 2nd & 3rd Aves.),
New York, NY

Wesak:  Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:00 pm

The Christ’s Festival - World Invocation Day: Thursday,
June 12, 2014, 7:00 pm



There is no charge for the conference. Donations to cover expenses are needed and welcome.

Group training for new age discipleship is provided by the Arcane School. The principles of the Ageless Wisdom are represented through esoteric meditation, study and service as a way of life. For further information write to Arcane School