Stephen McDonald 7.30pm April 27
In this interactive talk, Stephen McDonald, National President of the Theosophical Society in Australia, will explore the possibilities and potentials for our Society in the next 3 – 5 years. 2025 will be the 150th year of the founding of the TS. Will we be a floundering organization, or can we ensure a future of growth and regeneration? What effect can a small movement such as the TS have on the world? And why does it matter? We will discover some of the answers to these and to other questions in a spirit of enquiry.
Stephen has been an active member of the Theosophical Society since 1976. He is a past President of Blavatsky Lodge, Sydney and was recently elected as National President of the TS in Australia. He has had an enduring interest in the work of J Krishnamurti and Theosophical classics, such as Voice of the Silence and Light on the Path.
For many years, Stephen ran a private clinic as a homeopath and later became a lecturer at Torrens University. He holds a Master of Health Science degree from Newcastle University and a post-graduate qualification in teaching.
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