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Re: Zack Lansdowne presents "The Women of the Revelation" - Theosophy Virtual Lo

Jul 29, 2006 08:33 AM
by Truth Collins

--- In, Bill Meredith <meredith_bill@...>
> Greetings! 
> This is a reminder about this weekend's presentation in
> Theosophy Virtual Lodge.  Thank you for your support and  we look
> forward to "seeing" you at this presentation.
> ----------------------------------------------
> Saturday July 29, 3pm New York (EDST)
> "The Women of the /Revelation/"
> by Zachary Lansdowne
> Zachary Lansdowne presents the lecture "The Women of
> the /Revelation/," which considers the two vivid feminine symbols
> that are contained within the /Revelation of St. John/, the last
> book of the Bible. The first feminine symbol is the celestial woman
> of chapter 12, described as "a woman clothed with the sun, and the
> moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." The
> second feminine symbol is the seductive prostitute of chapter 17,
> described as "the great whore that sitteth upon many waters." What
> do these symbols mean? Many diverse interpretations have been
> proposed for the celestial woman: the constellation Virgo when the
> moon is at the feet of Virgo, Mary the mother of Jesus, the people
> of Israel, and the heavenly church. Most commentators interpret the
> seductive prostitute as representing the ancient city of Rome.
> Helena P. Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society,
> provides the following key to interpreting the /Revelation/: "The
> fact is . . .the whole /Revelation/, is simply an allegorical
> narrative of the Mysteries and initiation therein of a candidate,
> who is John himself."
> This quotation suggests the use of a psychological approach that
> takes every symbol as representing some aspect of an aspirant who is
> on the spiritual journey. If we do use a psychological approach of
> interpretation, then what do the celestial woman and the seductive
> prostitute represent? This lecture considers the meaning of these
> symbols by analyzing the first five verses of both chapters 12 and 17.
> Zachary Lansdowne, Ph.D., is a past president of the Theosophical
> Society in Boston. This talk is based on his forthcoming article with
> the same title that will be published by the Theosophical Society of
> America in the November-December issue of their /Quest Magazine/.
> This talk is also based on his recently published book, /The
> Revelation of Saint John/, which is available from
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For Mac OSX and Linux operating systems:

I will be testing forwarding the Paltalk meetings to a Skypecast
again. Last week, I was a few minutes late, and though there were a
couple moments when the sound cut out, it worked fine with out any
distortion of the sound quality. I was able to pass the meeting along
to one person in attendance which made the effort worth it.

First download Skype, and then go to the skypecast page.

Here is a direct link:

If the direct link doesn't work, then you can also find it your self
at the Skype web site and
search for theosophy or browse the "on now."

My skype user name will be truthhere if you want to contact me about this.

namaste, Truth C.

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