The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Blavatsky Lodge Sydney

The Blavatsky Lodge

Suite 8, 599 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW

Dark Night of the Soul

Public Talk, 1.00 - 2.00 pm, 27 November 2019.

Featured Speaker:Eleni Roberts
Venue:The Blavatsky Lodge

St John of the Cross & The Dark Night of the Soul – Eleni Roberts

About the Presentation

When prayers go dry on the tongue, and any sense of God in the world is lost, it seems the spiritual seeker has nowhere to turn. This is the dark night of the soul that the great sixteenth century saint, John of the Cross, experienced when he could no longer feel God’s presence, and when prayer and spiritual practice no longer inspired him. In this lecture we shall look at the life and times of St John of the Cross and his famous poem on the dark night of the soul.

About the Presenter

Eleni Roberts has an Honours Science degree from Sydney University, and has studied yoga teaching with I.Y.T.A. She has travelled widely, including six months in the Himalayas. In the 1980s, Eleni studied with the Esoteric, Scientific, Cultural and Educational Foundation (E.S.C.E.F.) in Sydney.   Eleni spent 14 years looking after an elderly husband, and, in widowhood, with leisure now, she has joined The Blavatsky Lodge. She lives quietly in Mudgee with two dogs.

Cost $3 members, $6 non-members Afternoon tea and cakes provided after talk.  All Welcome


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