Please let it be known that as a member of the Southern Californian group called The Paracelsian Order, TPO, a teaching – healing order, that my station is that of a “Life Professed Monk” in that order. It is named after Paracelsus AKA Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, (born November 11 1493, (or by some records December 17th) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland—died September 24, 1541, Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg [now in Austria]), German-Swiss physician and alchemist who established the role of chemistry in medicine. He was a physician, alchemist, and astrologer of the German Renaissance. He was a pioneer in several aspects of the “medical revolution” of the Renaissance, emphasizing the value of observation in combination with received wisdom.
Not surprisingly, the teachings of Paracelsus influenced modern medicine for centuries. But as Western medicine evolved, it became increasingly reductionist and specialized. Because of Paracelsus, Germany and Switzerland retained a distinct medical tradition that remained stubbornly alternative and holistic. Today both countries offer therapies which are unavailable elsewhere. In fact, Switzerland is the only country in the world today which enshrines access to alternative medicine in its national constitution as a basic human right.
“The Bodhisattva vow,” “Service is our Prayer,” “Step -12 of AA,” “Caritas,” “Compassionate Service,” are part of what will be reviewed from a Theosophical perspective in this symposium. Please come on over for an engaging talk and like-minded community.
Location: the San Diego Theosophists Lodge on El Cajon Blvd just west of Interstate-15.
Dr Ken is presenting “Theosophical Perspectives on the Bhagavad Gita” at Far Horizons Sierra Camp this August 14-18, 2019. Focus will also be on CBT, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. Spirituality and metaphysics form a foundational part of this beloved sacred verses, known at the Bhagavad Gita.
The Hearing Voices Network, HVN, is presenting a community building event in the hills of southern San Diego county.
WHO IS WELCOME: Those folks who consider themselves “voice hearers.” Those folks who have what may be considered unusual experiences are welcome. Some folks who identify as “psychiatric survivors.” Folks who have visions, information downloads, and invisible companions. Interested supporters, too.
WHAT WE OFFER: Safe, supportive space for sharing. Community building exercises. Some Lectures to help you find your “framework” to better understand your experiences. Healthful nurturing vegetarian meals. Time for hiking and exploring.
WHERE: Outdoor camping in the beautiful chaparral with oak trees and native plants. Exquisite rock formations. The “great mother” hillside. Located at Madre Grande Monastery, a theosophical order (non-religious philosophical movement dedicated to the Universal Brotherhood / Sisterhood / Person-hood of all Peoples).
In the writings of G. DePurucker, a leader of that Theosophical community in San Diego, California, LomaLand, or the “Point Loma Society” are describes renunciation. He writes of the Summer Solstice. In that text he lists two types of people who attain to a level of advanced spiritual development. The first type becomes a Pratyeka-Buddha and is absorbed in the beauty, glory and wonder of the spiritual life, and proceed to Nirvana. There they await the next chain of existence to later become the second type. That second type of spiritually advanced person becomes a Buddha of Compassion, or a Bodhisattva. These Bodhisattvas, turn backwards on the Path, to be beneficent forces for the spiritual and intellectual life of Humanity, sacrificing their own chances for advancement. They remain as a helpful spiritual fire, seeing the truth beyond Nirvana, channeling compassion.
A lively contingent of the Unnamed Path brothers and some friends / guests all participated in the Circle of Blessings. We also enjoyed a wonderful and tasty potluck dinner at Harmony Place in San Diego, CA. This was officiated by Mathew on Saturday nite December 8th, 2018.
Back at Harmony Place after rejuvenation in the Unnamed Path’s amazing workshops and meditations held at the 2018 Stone and Stang spiritual event in the Santa Cruz, CA area. New beginnings, new empowerment. My choice is to be of service to others. At home I was greeted by blossoms for me and the hummingbirds.
Join Dr Ken Campos this August 9-12, 2018, for a lively, transformative, self-actualizing workshop on Theosophy and the Bhagavad Gita, the Song Celestial. Course fee is $150, with separate fee for accomodations at the vegetarian, meat free camp near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks at 7200 ft. elevation. See www.FarHorizons.org and RSVP to DrKen@LiveOakMonastery.org