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May 10, 1998 10:39 AM
by jim meier

The Taurus full moon is celebrated as the Festival of the Buddha and His
enlightenment.  In many parts of the world, it is a public holiday.  

For students of Alice Bailey, the Wesak festival is the second of three
which make up the highpoint of the spiritual year; the first is the Aries
full moon (Easter), and Wesak is followed next month by the Gemini festival
of Goodwill.  One of the clear demarcations between "orthodox" theosophy
and the Bailey teachings is on the importance of the monthly cycles and the
energies which are available for group use.  The Eastern religions have
their "holy" days and Western religion recognizes different days as being
of special significance, but the Tibetan said that in the not distant
future, there will be one set of universally recognized religious days: the
times of the full moon, with the three festivals of Aries, Taurus and
Gemini having special importance as times when extraordinary energies of
Restoration, Enlightenment and Reconstruction are available for our use.

Group meditations on "Letting in the Light" will occur this Sunday
afternoon and again at the exact moment of the Taurus full moon, Monday
morning at 10:30 EST (2:30 GMT) and all are invited to participate.

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