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Re: Theos-World Re: Aphelion

Jan 02, 2001 03:55 PM
by Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> At 03:56 PM 1/1/01 -0800, Nick Weeks wrote:
> >Some theosophical groups have a practice of taking a summer break around
> >July. Perhaps (consciously or unconsciously, I do not know) they are
> >avoiding having any "esoteric" or "meditative" gatherings in thought because
> >of possible dangers around aphelion.
> In all the years I spent in India, I have not seen the summer break around
> July. On the other hand, many groups in the USA suspend all activities
> during summer break much like the schools having summer off.

There are a number of reasons for that. Expense of air conditioning,
many people taking vacations, and, for larger lodges, giving the
volunteer staff a break all figure into the equation. In Pumpkin Hollow
Farm in New York, the reverse is true; the summer is the busy time, and
the winter is when they take a break.

Bart Lidofsky

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