THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
FRIDAY MORNING - AUGUST 12
TOPIC: THEOSOPHICAL PUBLICATIONS
Coordinator: Sally Colbert, International Theosophy Magazine
Carolyn Dorrance, Ph.D. Vidya Magazine
Tim Boyd, Quest Magazine
Jan Kind, Theosophy Forward
FRIDAY AFTERNOON - AUGUST 12
TOPIC: THEOSOPHY AND HEALTH
Coordinator: Helena Kerekhazi, Ph.D.Cand.The Sacred Feminine and the Sacred Masculine in Theosophy and Brain Medicine. Helena has a clinical practice in Scarsdale, NY and develops therapeutic protocols to enhance neuroplasticity of the brain. She has lectured and taught on this topic.
Richard Hiltner, MD, DHt - Relationship of Theosophy to Homeopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Specializes in Family Medicine, Homeopathy and Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture. President of the Homeopathic Medical Society for the past 15 years.
Ruth Richards, M.D., Ph.D. - Perfection of Wisdom: Transformation and Healing in Resonance with The Voice of the Silence and Buddhist Teachings. Has authored numerous articles and books on creativity. Dr. Richards is a professor at Saybrook University in San Francisco and lecturer, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. She is a Buddhist practitioner and serves on the Advisory Board of the interfaith organization AHIMSA.
Clancy D. McKenzie, M.D. - Psychological Origin of Neurobiological Disorders. What is schizophrenia? Is it one thing or a combination of important issues beginning at the earliest part of life? Dr. McKenzie pulls together in a brilliant manner the issues comprising schizophrenia and gives us a greater understanding of the condition.
Garrett Riegg - Near Death Experiences: Windows to Eternity. Garrett is a semi-retired attorney. He is associated with ULT and currently President of the Oakland Branch of TS in A. His groups study the Secret Doctrine and leading-edge science including NDEs. His presentation includes excerpts from NDE films and personal stories to broaden our theosophical understanding of the after-death states.
FRIDAY EVENING - AUGUST 12
THEOSOPHY, EDUCATION AND YOUTH
Coordinator - Erwin Bomas. The Heart Doctrine: How to Escape from Plato's Cave. Erwin has a background in design engineering and helps schools to innovate learning using new technologies. "Thinking Differently," a course he participated in with Blavatsky House, led him to correlate Scientific concepts with Spirituality using the Socratic method. Since 2006 Erwin has been a member of The Theosophical Society Point Loma - Blavatsky House, The Hague.
April Hejka-Ekins, Ph.D. Social Justice and Sustainable Environmentalism: Social Movements as a Pedagogy for Theosophical Education. Dr. Hejka-Ekins received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from University of Southern California. She has been a Professor at California State University, Stanislaus, from 1988 to the present and in 1998 was chosen as Teacher of the Year at this university. Her talk will explore theosophical values that form a basis for educating youth and learning approaches that reflect these values.
Myrra Lee. Integration of Theosophical Concepts into Various Subjects Taught in Public High School. Myrra was chosen National Teacher of the Year in 1977 with a Fulbright Scholarship. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and her M.A. from Columbia University. She will share examples of students growing from passivity to individuals learning how to question authority and become manasic beings able to trust in their intuition.
Vicente Hao Chin Jr. Video: Theosophical Education and the Golden Link College. Vic has served as National President of the TS in the Philippines. His books include The Process of Self-Transformation. He is President of Golden Link College Foundation, a theosophical school established by the Theosophical Order of Service in the Philippines.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
TOPIC: THEOSOPHY AND SCIENCE
Coordinator: Joop Smits
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. Energetic Connectivity; Coherence, Intuition and the Heart Field Environment. Rollin is Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Institute of HeartMath, and has been with the organization since its inception in 1991. He worked with Founder Doc Childre to formulate the research goals of the organization and create its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. McCraty is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, a Visiting Senior Scholar at Claremont Graduate University, and a Visiting Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Joop Smits. Emanation and Fohat as the Basis for the Electric Universe. Graduate Delft University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering and has given a number of presentations concerning the harmony between science, religion and Theosophy. He has been involved in research and development programs and his assignments abroad gave him exposure to various cultures in the Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is a member of the Theosophical Society of Point Loma.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - AUGUST 13
TOPIC: MEDITATION AND MYSTICISM
Coordinator: Eugene Jennings, M.D. Exploring the Neurobiological Correlates of Spiritual Heart, Mind and Mystical States in the Light of Theosophical Thought. Gene is a psychiatrist practicing in Pennsylvania. He has presented papers in numerous medical/spiritual conferences involving meditation and philosophy.
Ken Small. Blavatsky, Neuroscience, Meditation and Transforming Negative Emotions. Ken is Director of Wisdom Traditions Institute and Board President of The Meditation Initiative. Ken Small facilitates meditation practice and retreats for individuals and groups and teaches and practices herbal medicine. He is also Director of the Enso Meditation Retreat, Pine Valley, CA.
Tuncay Dantzler. Culture of Concentration. Tuncay has been a student of Theosophy for 25 years, and is associated with the Washington, D.C. area.
Judy Saltzman, Ph.D. Plotinus, Abraham Maslow and the Theosophical Path. Judy completed her Ph.D. at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a Fulbright Scholar. The presentation will demonstrate the practical and contemporary relevance of Plotinus by comparing his work to the modern psychologist Abraham Maslow, a man deeply interested in the plight of the human condition and in spiritual solutions of a theosophical nature.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Coordinator: Garrett Riegg - The Julian Conference and Future of ITC
Slides of Olcott Center in Wheaton, Illinois. This will be the site of our next conference. Information will be listed about transportation, facilities, grounds, and bedrooms at the Center and at the Holiday Inn 2 miles away. A questionnaire will be distributed to share your ideas about speakers, theme, locations, etc.