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Meetings Schedule and Descriptions

All classes, discussion groups and seminars listed below meet in Turlock, CA. Workshops, retreats and fieldtrips are in Stockton or Modesto, or elsewhere, as designated.

Classes and discussion groups

Seminars and Workshops

Retreats and Fieldtrips

All classes, discussion groups and seminars listed below meet in Turlock, and Modesto CA. Workshops, retreats and fieldtrips are arranged accordingly.

Please contact April or April at for more information if you are interested in participating in any of the classes or activities.



Classes and Discussions Groups

Celtic Mythology

Description: An interactive discussion.

 Meets: Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 6 p.m. September 14th; 28th; October 12th; 25th; November 9th; 23rd; December 14th. All are welcome to join.



Astrology: A Study of Humanity's Relationship to the Kosmos.

Description: This is a very specialized and ongoing class designed for those with a specific interest in the mythological, esoteric and philosophical traditions that forms the philosophical bases for ancient and modern practices of horoscope reading. There will be no text. Rather, participants will be drawing upon their life's experiences, supplemented by exercises and handouts. Meets: One Sunday each month.7:00-9:00. Contact Jerry for further information.



Seminars and Workshops

The Secret Doctrine Seminar

Description: This quarterly seminar investigates in detail the various topics discussed in H.P. Blavatsky’s classic work, The Secret Doctrine (1888).  Participants are expected to research, present and lead discussions on assigned sections in this work.

Meets: Quarterly in half-day long sessions. The next seminar is scheduled for November 2nd.





Weekly meditation sessions open to everyone are scheduled on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7 p.m.


Field Trips

Field Trips are arranged during the summer and announced in May. Past field trips include visits to the Vedanta retreat center in Olema. The retreat center is owned and managed by the Vedanta Society in San Francisco.



Syllabus: Astrology: A Study of Humanity's Relationship to the Kosmos.


This is an integrative course which combinds observational astronomy, mythology, and astrology into a comprehensive study of astrology as an integrative system to understand the symbolic relationship between the macrocosm, the microcosm and our immediate environment where we are guided by forces, which we are otherwise unconscious. Students will gain skills in interpreting personal and mundane horoscopes.

The Importance of this Class and its Goals.

In ancient times, astronomy and astrology were sister sciences which were universally studied by ancient cultures as a key to our spiritual nature and destiny. The study of this so called, "occult art" is a praqctical application of the perennial wisdom. The ancient Greek gods still populate our night sky, though they are given Roman names: Mercury (Hermes), Venus (Aphrodite), Mars (Ares), Jupiter (Zeus), Saturn (Kronos), Uranus (Ouranos), Neptune (Posidon) and Pluto (Hades). In our culture mythology still lives and captures our imagination, and the energies associated with each of these planets may be studied through the application of skills in horoscope reading.


· Interest and motivation to explore the subject.
· Active participation in discussions.
· An open mind to information that will challenge what you thought you knew.


Original material will be prepared and handed out for each unit.