Dear Friends of Theosophy,
Herewith we invite you to a four days’ gathering, organized nearby the former Theosophical Headquarters at Point Loma in San Diego, California, August 2 – 5, 2012.
The POINT LOMA CONVIVIUM* is a gathering sharing the core principles and ideas that formed the unique Theosophical community at Point Loma from 1898-1942. Presentations include expositions of the important, innovative role Theosophic ideas played and still play in Religion, Philosophy, Science and Art.
Early photo of the International Theosophical Headquarters, Point Loma, California
These days are meant to give – in active ‘all-visitors’ conversation – form and soul to the theme of this Convivium. Everywhere in the world there are Theosophists active, who are in someway connected with the Theosophical activities in Point Loma. Some of those Theosophists know each other for many years, but recently the contacts between a number of ‘Point Loma’ Theosophists in America and Europe have increased and intensified. This contact and interactivity has increased during several theosophical activities in the last five years, for instance the ITC Conferences, visits to each others study groups etc, and the ongoing project digitalization of the remainders of the Point Loma Archive that is focused on the history of the Point Loma theosophical period from 1898 – 1942.
Recent photo of Point Loma Nazarene University (former Point Loma Theosophical Headquarters)
During all those contacts an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust has been built: the basis for an effort to look beyond the boundaries of each one’s own Theosophical activities. Following upon the first Point Loma Convivium in the summer of 2011, we have moved forward to host to fruition this second Point Loma Convivium to which we wish to invite your participation.
This Point Loma Convivium 2012 is open for everyone interested in Theosophy.
Herman C. Vermeulen
*Convivium in the sense the 15th century Italian Renaissance philosopher, Platonist, and mystic Marcilio Ficino used for his gatherings, in the meaning of Plato’s Symposium or Banquet, the Dialogue where Socrates explains the real meaning of Love: Compassion.
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