Rev. Carol Parrish, author of 16 books, will lead a workshop on “Exploring the Divine Blueprint for Humanity” from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis.
The four-hour workshop is sponsored by Ancient Wisdom / Ancient Mysteries, the local branch of the international Theosophical Society. Celtic Harpist Bettie Seitzer will provide live music; and there will be free refreshments and free parking in the lot east of the church, located two blocks west of Hwy. 280 next to the First Transit bus garage.
Admission is $35 adults, $55 for couples or families, and $30 for students, seniors, or Theosophical Society members. Reservations may be made the day of the event at the door.
The former dean of Sancta Sophia Seminary in Oklahoma and bishop in ascension alliance will examine the evolution of the human group mind, with a brief glance at Lemuria, Atlantis, and the question of an Inner World. She also will review the major root races and contributions each has made. She will explore the story of earth’s journey and its facing a present-day near death experience.
“We ask from where does our help come,” Parrish says, “as we explore the work of the hierarchy and steps of initiation.”
In addition, Rev. Parrish will examine humanity’s present day work, “as we swim in the choppy water of the old departing and struggle to grasp the new energies of the Aquarian Age,” she said.
Ordained in 1971, Carol Parrish left a promising business career to devote herself to ministry and lecturing in the human potential movement. In 1981 Carol established the spiritual intentional community of Sparrow Hawk Village in the foothills of the Ozarks near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Carol has now retired after 30 years as academic dean of Sancta Sophia Seminary located in that village. She is currently serving as an autocephalous bishop in Ascension Alliance, a part of the Free Catholic Movement for the Third Millennium. Her base of operations is at the Chapel of Christ Sophia. She continues to be active in introducing the Divine Feminine, as it has an impact in the world. She is the author of some 16 books and a three-part series of lessons on Esoteric Christianity.
Carol teaches that prayer and a life of spiritual disciplines and practices are necessary for aspirants today, as they were in the past.
“Discipline is a way of life — a decisive process of growth that must move slowly to enrich one’s life and not cause distress,” she says. “Such discipline results in personal transformation and a better world, as we move collectively from competitive-aggressive activities to those of support.” She believes the force that directs, allows and fulfills these goals is love.
Carol Parrish also will lecture on the Kabalah in an open public meeting of Ancient Wisdom / Ancient Mysteries, the local branch of the Theosophical Society, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Spirit United Church. This introduction will examine the four worlds of the Kabalistic tradition and glance at Jacob’s ladder using the age-old diagrams to see the preserved wisdom of the tradition. After a journey through the Sephiroth, examining the familiar chakra system, she will explore tools of more traditional study and discover valuable relationships to various studies that have contributed to the pool of study. This will include valuable relationships to various studies that have contributed to the pool of wisdom – astrology, numerology, tarot, and more.
Ancient Wisdom / Ancient Mysteries of the Theosophical Society normally meets 7-9 pm on the second and fourth Monday each month at Spirit United Church. The organization is not otherwise associated with any other religious organization and encourages all individuals to determine truth for themselves. For further information, call 651.235.6645.