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Article 1 - Joy is a Special Wisdom

November 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

A talk by Adrienne Barkla at The University of the Seven Rays 11th Annual Conference: 'New Esoteric Schools The Time Is Now' (San Diego, 1997) This talk is on Joy - Joy as a 'special wisdom'. The dictionary defines joy as 'an emotion of keen or lively pleasure arising from present or expected good...exultant satisfaction...great gladness...delight'. The Tibetan sage Djwhal Khul describes joy as…

Article 2 - Labours of Hercules

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University of Seven Rays Conference Presentation by Adrienne Barkla (Adelaide 1997) Published in "The Conference Papers' Hercules is among the most celebrated heroes of Greek mythology. Hercules is his Roman name, the Greeks knew him as Herakles

Article 3 - Introduction to Esoteric Astrology

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A talk by Adrienne Barkla for the Federation of Australian Astrologer's (FAA) 2005 The term 'Esoteric Astrology' first appeared with the publication of Alice Bailey's Esoteric Astrology in 1951. One of the 24 or so Blue Books' it is part of a five volume series known as "A Treatise of the Seven Rays" which includes "Esoteric Psychology Vols I & II", "Esoteric Healing", and "The Rays and Initiatio…

Article 4 - Modern Predictive Techniques

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A Federation of Australian Astrologer's (FAA) talk by Adrienne Barkla The transits of the outer, transpersonal planets of Pluto, Neptune and Uranus particularly in their hard aspects are major significators of intense events in the life. It is interesting that these outer planets are relatively new discoveries.

Article 5 - The Esoteric Significance of Easter

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A talk by Adrienne Barkla at the Federation of Professional Astrologer's (FPA) Forum 18 March 2004 To understand the esoteric significance of Easter we need to place Easter within a broader context. Easter falls at the full moon of Aries and esoterically considered is the first of a series of twelve Solar Fire or Full Moon Festivals that constitute the energetic year. There are three major spirit…

Article 6 - Alchemy and The Lunation Cycle

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A Federation of Australian Astrologers (FAA) talk by Adrienne Barkla 5 May 2007 The word Alchemy, from which we get our word Chemistry, comes from Khem an ancient word for Egypt and points to its Egyptian roots. It is one of the classic Hermetic Arts. The goal of Alchemy was the mysterious Philosopher's Stone, which would transmute all other metals to gold at a touch. It was the Elixir of Life, t…

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November 16, 2012 // 0 Comments