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Glimpses of Western Esoteric Traditons - By Dianne Kynaston


Tue 7 Mar 2017, 7:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Theosophical Society, 19 Marion St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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This talk will explore the life of Michael Scott, the Wizard, of the 12th century, his impact on the intellectual world of Europe, and the adaption by Sir Walter Scott in the 19th century of this historic character into one of the major esoteric allegories of the Western Mystical Traditions.

Michael Scot (1175 – c. 1232) was a Scottish mathematician and scholar in the Middle Ages. Scot was a pioneer in the study of physiognomy. His manuscripts dealt with astrology, alchemy and the occult sciences generally and account for his popular reputation. Scot was a typical example of the polyglot wandering scholar of the Middle Ages - a churchman who knew Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew.

International speaker, Dianne Kynaston, is a long-standing member of the Australian Section of the Theosophical Society and has held several administrative positions over the years, including National President and served on the editorial committee for Theosophy in Australia. She has lectured at Lodges/Branches around Australia, New Zealand, and the Indo-Pacific region and travelled extensively throughout the world, visiting many sacred places.

Dianne’s main interests are: Theosophical history, myths and legends from various cultures and the common themes found within them all. Dianne is also interested in the role of the Feminine on the Spiritual Path.

This talk is hosted by the Wellington Branch of the Theosophical Society and sponsored by the Theosophical Society in New Zealand (TSNZ).

The Theosophical Society promotes an underlying unity of life; it fosters religious and racial understanding by encouraging the study of religion, philosophy and science; and the enquiry of the spiritual aspect of life. The Society stands for a complete freedom of individual search and belief while promoting a willingness to examine any concept and belief with an open mind, and respect for other people’s understanding.

All are welcome!

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