May 2-3, 2015
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ARCANE SCHOOL CONFERENCE, NEW YORK
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015
1:30 - 5:15 p.m. --
3 West Club
3 W. 51st Street (b/t 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY.
|Keynote:||Let the group onward move - out of the fire, into the cold and toward a newer tension.|
In any point of tension—no matter what the time factor may be—energy is being generated, held for future use, and focussed in such a manner or condition that its force can be directed wherever needed and whenever called for. This is necessarily a statement hard to understand. A point of tension is, symbolically, a storehouse of power. Today the energies which will be uniquely distinctive of the Kingdom of God are gathering momentumand assuming direction through the agency of the Masters of the Wisdom, in cooperation with the will of Christ.
The Reappearance of the Christ, p.73,Alice A. Bailey
Saturday, May 2
Afternoon Session – Everyone welcome
|1:30 p.m.||Welcome –
please note: program starts promptly at 1:30
|The Evolution of Group Consciousness
As the group moves into a fuller realization of working together from a unified consciousness, how will this impact our work practically from both the individual and the group perspective?
|Student Panel: Learning to Work from a ‘Point of Spiritual Tension’
“Tension, when focussed rightly, is the great releasing Power. So many disciples focus tension wrongly and release energy in the wrong direction and…from the wrong location. Right tension is brought about first by correct orientation; this necessitates a true sense of values and freedom from those minor preoccupations which produce extension instead of tension.” Students share their experiences.
|Small Group Discussion|
|3:15 p.m.||Tea and coffee will be served|
|4:00 p.m.||Towards an Age of Lighted Reason – Headquarters Group|
|The Soul and the Smart Machine: A Spiritual Future with Artificial Intelligence? – Evert Boer
Humanity is travelling from the fire of the industrial revolution to the cold metallic era of the impending smart machine revolution. How will artificial intelligence be used in service to the whole? Will it have a liberating or imprisoning effect on human consciousness? What are the social challenges and moral dilemmas that will increasingly unfold in this new world? After a career as a Programmer and Systems Software analyst, Evert Boer ponders on the tension between the unfolding soul of humanity and the age of the intelligent machine.
|5:00-5.15p.m.||Group meditation and close|
Sunday, May 3
Afternoon Session – Everyone welcome
A new type of mystic is coming to be recognised; he differs from the mystics of the past (except in a few outstanding instances) by his practical interest in current world affairs and not in religious and church matters only; he is distinguished by his lack of interest in his own personal development, by his ability to see God immanent in all faiths and not just in his own particular brand of religious belief, and also by his capacity to live his life in the light of the divine Presence. All mystics have been able to do this to a greater or less degree, but he differs from those in the past in that he is able clearly to indicate to others the techniques of the Path; he combines both head and heart, intelligence and feeling, plus an intuitive perception, hitherto lacking. The clear cold light of the Spiritual Triad now illumines the way of the modern mystic, and not simply the light of the soul, and this will be increasingly the case.
(Discipleship in the New Age II, p167, Alice Bailey)
The Perceiver on the Way – Humanity, Discipleship and the Fourth Ray
As we move into the last ten years of the stage of the forerunner and prepare for the entrance of the fourth ray this talk will explore the possible implications of this period for the discipleship group and for humanity as a whole.
Barbara Valocore, Trustee and Mintze van der Velde, Trustee and Secretary of the Geneva centre.
Considering the growing tension within humanity, how can the esoteric group contribute to the needed fusion (between humanity and Hierarchy)?
|3:25pm||Tea and coffee will be served|
The Wesak Festival – Taurus full moon meditation
The aspiration of Taurus is one pointed concentration and the focusing of the light of the personality to a point of tension which then rushes forward to the soul. The new group of world servers are concentrators of light in humanity, they are the focused thinkers creating the tension which evokes new light for humanity to absorb. The desire aspect of Taurus, a sign which governs the NGWS, is transmuted into aspiration for the betterment of humankind and prompted by love of the whole.
EACH DAY THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROUP DISCUSSION. EACH SESSION WILL OPEN AND CLOSE WITH GROUP MEDITATION.
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