The meetings are all held at the Theosophical Society (Pasadena) Library Centre, 664 Glenhuntly Rd., South Caulfield, Melbourne except where indicated. Everyone interested is welcome to attend and there is no charge for any of our meetings.



Tuesday, 29th August 10.30am-12.30: – A Tour Through the Solar System in Science and Mysticism – Andrew.


Saturday, September 2nd, 2pm: Quantum Consciousness – Peter Smith: International president of the Newton Institute.

Tuesday, 5th September 10.30am-12.30: – What is Life? – Andrew.

Tuesday, 12th September 10.30am-12.30: Chinese Traditional Medicine – Dr Eli Theodosius.

Tuesday, 19th September 10.30am-12.30: Applying the Ancient Wisdom to Daily Life: Winners and Losers/Gaining and Avoiding – Tony Downey.

School Holidays: 23th September to 8th October 2016.


Saturday, October 7th, 2pm: Saint Paul: An Alternative View – David Miller.

Tuesday, 10th October 10.30am-12.30:– Applying the Principles of the Ancient Wisdom in the Business World – Paul Rooke.

Tuesday, 17th October 10.30am-12.30:– Progress on the Spiritual Path: The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures of Zen Buddhism – Andrew.

Tuesday, 24th October 10.30am-12.30:– Requirements of the Spiritual Life: The Golden Stairs to the Temple of Wisdom – Andrew.

Tuesday, 31st October 10.30am-12.30:– Applying Knowledge of Karma to Daily Life: The Daily Karmic Script – Andrew.


Saturday, November 4th, 2pm: The Four Sacred Seasons: Spiritual Initiation – Andrew Rooke.

7th November – Public Holiday (Melbourne Cup Day) – no lecture today.

14th November – Counselling and the Spiritual Path – Are they complimentary? – Heathclyff St James Deville.

21nd November – Dante’s Divine Comedy: Part 2: Purgatory – Geoff Pascoe.

28th November – Building a New Continent of Thought – Andrew.


Saturday, December 2nd, 2pm: The Lost Gospel of Thomas: the original mystical teachings of  Jesus. – Lecture and Film.



Saturday, February 3rd, 2pm: Electric Universe – Wallace Thornhill.

6 Feb. – What is the Ancient Wisdom? – Andrew.

13 Feb. – Seven Jewels of Wisdom – Andrew.

20 Feb. Man – Visible and Invisible. – Andrew.

27 Feb. – Life Between Lives: the After-Death Research of Dr Michael Newton – Paul.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm: Ghost Animals – Heathclyff St. James Deville.

6 March – Near Death Experience – Jenny Ryan.

13 March – Reincarnation: Where’s the Evidence? – Andrew.

20 March – Q & A on Karma – Andrew

27 March – Psychic Powers: Real or Imaginary? – Paul.

Saturday, April 7th, 2pm: The New Children: Light Bringers, Indigos, Crystals, Rainbows, and the coming of the Sixth Root Race – Andrew.

School Holidays: 30 March to 15 April – No Lectures.

17 April – Love Thy Neighbor: Universal Brotherhood in Action – Andrew

24 April – Applying the Ancient Wisdom to Daily Life: Common Sense – Tony.

Saturday, May 5th, 2pm: Life after Death – the Inter-life; Reincarnation/Karma; Are you living the life you chose to lead? – Jenny Ryan.

1 May – Hierarchies – Andrew.

8 May – Souls, Soul Groups, and Soul Mates – Andrew.

15 May – Heavens and Hells – Andrew.

22 May – An Attitude of Gratitude – Andrew.

29 May – The Ancient History of Mankind: Film – The Mysterious Origins of Man – Paul.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2pm: The Mystery of Crop Circles – Paul Rooke.

5 June – The Two Paths – Andrew.

12 June – Knowledge of the Self – Andrew.

19 June – The Daily Karmic Script – Andrew.

26 June – Summary of the Course/General Discussion.

School Holidays: 30 June to 15 July – No Lectures.


Saturday, July 7th, 2pm: Who are the Masters of Wisdom? – John Van Mater Snr.


Saturday, August 4th, 2pm: Pharaoh Ahknaten and the concept of One God: The history and religion of the Amarna period of ancient Egypt – Jennifer Jaeger.


Saturday, September 1st, 2pm: The Magi – Geoff Pascoe.


Saturday, October 6th, 2pm: Antahkarana: bridge of consciousness – Mandy Rooke.


Saturday, November 3rd, 2pm: To Be Announced.


Saturday, December 1st, 2pm: Mantras – The Moola Mantra and Thoughts on the Gayatri Mantra – Elizabeth Prent.




The Ancient Wisdom Weekly Courses – Every Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30.

Details of each day’s lectures listed above.

Part 1: commencing in February we examine an outline of The Ancient Wisdom as recorded by many traditions and reflected in recent scientific, and para-scientific research. We examine the principles of The Ancient Wisdom and evidence for them using ‘The Seven Jewels of Wisdom’ as our guide:

  • Reincarnation-Re-embodiment – changing forms/the indestructibility of the human spirit.
  • Karma – the law of cause and effect.
  • Hierarchies – reality has many levels through which we progress.
  • Self-Becoming (Swabhava) – the essential nature of each organism and its inbuilt capacity to grow in self-awareness..
  • Evolution – of Humanity and the Earth.
  • The Two Paths – the path of immortality and the path of each one for himself.
  • Knowledge of the Self – what do we mean by ‘The Self’. How did the One become the Many?

In addition we look briefly at Death and the possibility of an After-Life; Modern Evidence for Life-Between-Lives; and other fascinating topics such as The Astral Light and Psychic Powers. What evidence exists for these things? Where does it come from and how reliable is it?

Part 2: commencing in July, we examine themes from Part 1 in greater detail. The themes are Religion, Science/Paranormal Studies, Philosophy, The Arts, and Ancient Wisdom/New Applications. Subjects covered include: Mystical Ancient Egypt; Early Christianity; Mathematical Archetypes in Nature; How Natural are Natural Disasters?; Esoteric Art and Music; Ghosts: Do They Exist?; Hypnotherapy and Past-Life Regression; Prophecies for the 21st Century – and many others.

We invite you to join us on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.30 at the Theosophical Society Pasadena Library Centre, 664 Glenhuntly Rd., Caulfield South (between Kooyong and Hawthorn Roads). There is no charge, and no obligation or pre-requisites for attendance – except for an open and enquiring mind!

Please contact Andrew Rooke if you would like to attend on: 0400942613.

Presented in association with The University of The Third Age, Glen Eira and Moorleigh.

















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