Study Groups

In addition to the weekend courses and the email correspondence courses, SEQL also offers Study Groups at various times during the day and in the evening. The prerequisite for all Study Groups is Our Foundational Course or extensive grounding in the Ageless Wisdom acquired through study with another esoteric school or independent study. Please email the Lead in the Study Group of your interest to determine if the group is a good fit for you.

As with all courses in the 2021/22 Year, fees have been waived. All courses and study groups are being offered free of charge.

Agni Yoga Reading Groups: 

Agni Yoga – One Heart:

Lead:  Margo Rush margo.rush@shaw.ca

Texts: Leaves of Morya’s Garden I & II

This course is now full.

Schedule:  1st Wednesday of each month from 10:30am – 12:00pm Pacific 

Location:  Zoom

Description:  Agni Yoga is “The Path to mergence with Divine Fire.” It builds on Raja Yoga, the Yoga of the Mind.  It is the path to the synthesis of our being and our divine essence of fire, which allows us to identify with all cosmos.  Most fundamentally, Agni Yoga is a practice aimed at expressing and revealing divinity.  Its achievements must be attained through everyday life’s thoughts and actions.  It is a baptism of fire and its most significant features are cosmism, universalism and the education of the Heart as a gateway to the world of Agni, to Divinity.

Agni Yoga Contemplation:

Lead:  Frances Gaudet  frangaudet11@gmail.com

Texts:  Leaves of Morya’s Garden I & II

This group is currently full.

Schedule:  3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Pacific

Location:  Zoom

Description:  Agni Yoga is “The Path to mergence with Divine Fire.” It builds on Raja Yoga, the Yoga of the Mind.  It is the path to the synthesis of our being and our divine essence of fire, which allows us to identify with all cosmos.  Most fundamentally, Agni Yoga is a practice aimed at expressing and revealing divinity.  Its achievements must be attained through everyday life’s thoughts and actions.  It is a baptism of fire and its most significant features are cosmism, universalism and the education of the Heart as a gateway to the world of Agni, to Divinity.

(New) Art of Conscious Dying – The Call to Service

Lead: Frances Gaudet  frangaudet11@gmail.com

Texts:  The Grace in Dying by Kathleen Dowling Singh

             The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

             Esoteric Healing by Alice A Bailey

 Open to:  There are no prerequisites to enrolment in this group service. Those who hear and respond to the Call of the Soul will gather monthly, for study, discussion, meditation and practices designed to complement  the art of graceful dying. 

 Schedule: The third Sunday of each month, from 9 AM to Noon Pacific, symbolically, an ideal time.

Location: Zoom

 Description: The Tibetan said that within the next 200 years, the fear of dying will be completely dissipated.  In group formation, working on the subjective and the objective planes, the Art of Conscious Dying will attempt to raise the consciousness of disciples in order that they may become facilitators for a conscious, comfortable, and joyful transition into the activities of “Life between Lives”.

The focus of our conscious efforts will encompass: PURPOSE, PILGRIMAGE, PRAYER (invocation evocation), PURIFICATION, and PRESENCE

Dedication and Commitment are essential qualities of discipleship as are Altruism and a Sense of the Sacred.  These are some of the characteristics of True Servers responding to the call.

 We will ground our group through monthly gatherings to study and share knowledge and experience, inspiration, and intuitive guidance, all part of the ingredients that energize the work of Sacred Fire.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras:  morning meetings

Lead: group participants, with meetings co-ordinated by Dacia Moss  daciamoss@gmail.com

Text: Light of the Soul by AA Bailey

Schedule:  2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm Pacific through the summer as well.

Location:  In-person meetings if possible. Zoom as back-up.

Open to: Those who have studied the first two books of Light of the Soul and are ready to begin Book III. There are a few spaces available.

Description:  The Light of the Soul is a paraphrase, with commentary, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, who is considered the founder of the Raja Yoga School. Control of the mind and its illumination by the soul are brought about through the practice of Raja Yoga (yoga of the mind).

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras:  evening meetings

Lead:  Sue Norman  sulusue48@gmail.com

Text: Light of the Soul by AA Bailey, starting Book I (again)

Open to:  Those who have taken the SEQL Foundation Course.

Schedule:  2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of each month, 7:00-9:00 PM Pacific

Location:  Zoom

Description:  The Light of the Soul simply states in a number of sutras how we can begin to control our physical, emotional and mental bodies. The commentaries explain more clearly the statement of each sutra and give useful suggestions on how to tackle our unruly instrument. The ways on how to control the physical body and the emotional body are clearly laid out. As we follow along this roadmap it will eventually lead us to control of the mind and its illumination by the soul. The Yoga Sutras show us the way and the means through which we can allow the light of our soul to shine more brightly through its form and thus become better servers for humanity and the spiritual hierarchy. They are step by step instructions towards expansion of consciousness and eventual enlightenment.

Exploring Consciousness through Martin Muller’s Work – Ontological Energy Training 

These two study groups will facilitate increased awareness, sensitivity and knowledge of the qualities and functions of the energies which impact humanity so that we can live more deliberately and more effectively.  “Ontology” is the study of the nature of ‘being.’
Open to anyone with a grounding in esoteric studies.

Vision:  a world where people are more aware of the energetic interconnectedness with others and the planet.

Mission:  to refine our registration and transmission of higher energies to enhance our contribution to Humanity and the planet.

Objectives:  to explore energy exercises that deepen our experience of the energy centres in our own energy fields as we enhance our awareness of ‘living as Soul.’ We will also practise ‘seeing’ others as Soul. Our focus will be to ‘come from the heart’ in all we do.

Study Group with Zoom

Lead: Gabriele Matheson  gnmatheson1@gmail.com

TextPrelude to the New Man: The Science of Being by Martin Muller

Schedule: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning from 10 am to noon (Pacific time) starting on September 8th.

Location: Zoom

Study Group with In-Person Meetings in Victoria 

Leads: Michael Jones mkjmkj1951@gmail.com and Lynne Ronneseth Ronneseths@shaw.ca

TextsPrelude to the New Man: The Science of Being by Martin Muller and related references 

Schedule: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm (Pacific time) from January 12/22 to May 24/22.

Location: 1270 Topaz Ave, Victoria

Note: Meetings will switch to Zoom if necessary.