Ancient & Modern
History of the Theosophical
Life after Death & Reincarnation
The Aftermath of the
mass bereavement of the First World War generated upsurge in interest in the
possibility of life after death and reincarnation with many turning to the
Theosophical Society for answers. Welsh Theosophical records show that this
trend increased after the
In 1917 Penarth Lodge ran a study course on the subject of “Life after Death” and records note that this was in response to enquiries from the public.
public interest in the subject is indicated by the promotional notices and
reports given in the Penarth Times for Theosophical Lectures. The first two reports come in the aftermath of the
“DO OUR DEAD LIVE?”
LECTURE AT FREE LIBRARY
Quite the best attended lecture held under the auspices of the Penarth Lodge of the Theosophical Society was that on Tuesday evening last, when the seating accommodation of the Public Library was taxed to its uttermost for Mrs Forbes Williams’ address “Do our Dead Live?” In the unavoidable absence of Mr Peter Freeman, Miss A M Thomas took the chair.
More than interestingly lucid was the lecturer in answering the question “Do our Dead Live?” in the affirmative. She touched on the spirit beliefs of savages before discussing the ideas of modern thinkers. Using the old classification system of body, soul and spirit, she showed how there was nothing more marvelous than the soul of man. Death was not any worse than a great many things that were patent in life. The soul persisted in technical language, in the etheric and astral states after death, where sensitized individuals could perceive their beloved dead and with whom in sleep, if not ordinarily, they could communicate. Grief and anxiety to a great extent prevented this. It was by loving and protective thought that the veil which separated the living and dead was worn thin.
THE PROBLEM OF LIFE AFTER DEATH
At this time enhanced interest should attach to the subject of the
lecture of Mr B A
How this ancient teaching applies with more force than ever today will be shown by Mr Tomes, who is a lecturer of wide experience. There will be no charge for admission, and any questions dealing with the matter of the address will be welcomed by the speaker.
LIFE AFTER DEATH
LECTURE AT PENARTH
Diverse are the views upon the subject of Life and Death, for it is
a problem that exercises the mind of everyone to a greater or lesser degree.
The more interest therefore attaches to the lecture at the Penarth Public
Library next Tuesday evening under the auspices of the Penarth Lodge of the
Theosophical Society, for “Life after Death” is the title of the address and
Miss Pattinson, of
Theosophical Society, Cardiff Lodge,