Please join us at Wisdom's Goldenrod on August 15-17, 2014 for a weekend Seminar on the topic "The Demiurge and the Henad of Jupiter" presented by the Astronoesis Class; principal facilitator, David Gallagher.
Session topics will unfold as we proceed through the material.
On Saturday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Center, there will be a general membership meeting to converse and inquire about the option of placing the PB original literary materials at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.
The Wisdom’s Goldenrod board, together with the board of the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation, urgently invites your participation in an important discussion about an appropriate archival facility to be home to PB’s original literary materials. Please read the summary below, and, if interested, the full documents linked below. Both boards are charged with making a decision on this matter in the near future, and are eager to hear the views of the membership.
It is our honor to be able to present to you a paper that Michael Wakoff delivered to the Prometheus Trust Conference on July 5, 2014: "If It Was What It Speaks": the Human Soul's Attainment of Self-Knowledge according to Plotinus.
The following document was presented to both the PBPF and Wisdom's Goldenrod Boards:
At some point during my time with him in Switzerland, PB told me to think of this as a 300-year project. So that’s how I’m always trying to look at things that involve his work and my connection to it: What would I like to see in 300 years, and how does what I’m doing today look from a perspective of 300 years? How do the issues needing attention now, today’s options and choices, look from that larger perspective? How do I avoid seeing things in a too short-term perspective, thinking about them on too small a scale or with too narrow a light?
Thoughts on the World Crisis
By Carol DeAntoni
We address life’s fundamental questions uniquely in each age, and this juncture that we are facing is so critical our questions need to be asked with the urgency and passion, with the renewed vigor only a crisis can engender. What is the substance and meaning of the world and what is the purpose of our life on Earth? What do we yet need to learn about our relationship with Nature, the universal intelligence governing this immense web of life?
A Talk from Wisdom's Goldenrod Summer Studies 2013
by Jeff Cox
The primary purpose of practicing meditation is to learn to focus the mind on a specific thought or object so that we can develop the concentration necessary for stabilization of the mind. Once the mind is stable enough, it becomes possible to make a sustained, penetrative inquiry to discover our true nature. With stabilization and sustained inquiry, it becomes more likely that there will be (through the blessed response of grace) a shift of our identity from the personality and body to the Overself—a permanent shift, not merely a life-transforming glimpse!