The Ocean of Theosophy by William Judge & Study Guide by Robert Crosbie

For our meetings we will be using the book The Ocean of Theosophy by William Judge. The online link to the book is here if you have not had a chance to order your hard copy.

We strongly encourage you to get the hard copy as well for review. There is also a study guide. Answers to Questions on the Ocean of Theosophy by Robert Crosbie. The link to that book online is also here.

Our First Meeting Tonight & Zoom Link

Dear Membership:

Our first lodge study meeting will be held Tuesday, October 5 starting at 7:00 p.m. thru 8:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held on Zoom.  The link follows below.

Prior to the meeting, please read and come prepared to discuss the first chapter, chapter 1 of William Q. Judge’s  “The Ocean of Theosophy”.

TSOV Lodge Membership Guidelines for Our Study Groups

In the spirit of theosophical enrichment to all who participate in the Lodge study, we offer the following:

LET US:      

1) Listen carefully so we may better understand the contribution of each member.

2) Try to make your comments interesting, and limiting them to the essentials, allowing time for others to do the same.

3) Not hesitate to ask questions, or call for examples and illustrations if points are not clear. 

4) Be constructive — say what each one of us honestly thinks, but try not to correct another participant directly nor explicitly join their views; simply express yours.

5) Come to the meeting with an open, unconditioned mind.

6)Try to present our ideas within 3 minutes maximum.  This allows as many members as possible to engage in group discussion.

7) Most importantly:  Let’s explore and learn together!

“Go into the silent places of your heart; enter into the chambers so quiet and still, of your inner being…. Intuition will then come to you.  You will have knowledge immediately; you will know truth instantly.”

By G. de Purucker, Golden Precepts, from:  Gifts of the Lotus A Book of Daily Meditations

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Lodge Meetings Begin October 5th

he Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley 

Lodge Program   

for the 2021-2022 Fall Program

TSOV Lodge Study Format

Lodge study meetings will be held the first and third Tuesday evenings beginning October 5, 2021, through January 25, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Krotona Executive Committee recently informed the TSOV Board that it will be necessary to begin the Lodge program using Zoom, as they have not yet decided when they will allow in-person meetings on the Krotona site.  A general announcement prior to October 5,  along with a Zoom invitation and meeting link will be sent out to all.

The selected study book, The Ocean of Theosophy, by William Q. Judge, is available for purchase from the Krotona Bookshop and Lodge members will receive a 10% discount.  All study participants are encouraged to purchase the book as we will not be reading from the computer screen during the meetings.

Meetings will not be held on December 21 and December 28.

Member Study Format

All are welcome to participate.  Our format will be an open inquiry. 

The book contains many chapters.  The objective will be to move through the readings at a pace comfortable for the Membership which may or may not allow the group to complete one chapter during a meeting session.  

One week in advance of a scheduled meeting a general announcement will be sent and posted on our website with the assigned reading and Zoom link.  The first assignment for October 5 will be to read Chapter I, Theosophy and the Masters starting on page 1. 

It is strongly encouraged that each participant read in advance the announced selection of pages in order to familiarize themselves with the theosophical concepts that will be discussed.  For some, this may be their first introduction to such concepts.

All those who attend will be encouraged to participate and contribute to the group discussion.  We believe everyone grows by sharing, questioning, and reflecting. 

We hope to see you on October 5.

The Objects of the Theosophical Society:

  • To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, gender, caste, or color.
  • To encourage the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science.
  • To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in the human being.