Sunday, December 1, 2013


Hamilton Branch of the Theosophical Society

hamiltontsThe Hamilton Lodge of the Theosophical Society received its charter from Annie Besant on 1 December 1908.
The purpose of the branch 'is to create a forum where people of similar interest can join in the spirit of harmony to listen, learn and discuss, and can serve each other and the Lodge with practical love and kindness.'

Regular Meetings:

When: 7:30pm -- Sundays (unless shown otherwise)
All are welcome. (Non-members: A gold coin donation appreciated.)
Where: 73 Anglesea Street, HamiltonMake a Brighid Corn Doll
" Brian Van Flandern self-deployed to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, 
determined to use the skills he had honed as a volunteer emergency services 
technician. He spent twenty four hours at the disaster site, aiding a team that 
excavated a survivor pinned beneath the rubble. Toward the end of his stint, Van 
Flandern found a doll in the wreckage, believing it to be a clue to the presence of 
a child. He later learned that the doll was “Little Red,” the mascot for “Chances 
for Children,” a charity quartered in the North Tower’s 101st floor offices of Cantor 
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, had founded the charity several years before 
to assist American children with catastrophic medical needs, education, AIDS 
awareness, and other matters. One of its first beneficiaries was a child severely 
injured in the 1995 terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City. 
***Many versions of this doll were spotted in the rubble at Ground Zero in the days 
following the attacks of 9/11/01. The New York Historical Society has another copy 
of the doll in its collection."

Sarah Ferguson - Georgia May Jagger at the Fashion for Relief Charity Dinner hosted by model Naomi Campbell in London

Georgia May Jagger at the Fashion for Relief Charity Dinner hosted by model Naomi Campbell in London

Crispin Money-Coutts, 9th Baron Latymer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crispin James Alan Nevill Money-Coutts, 9th Baron Latymer (born 8 March 1955) is an English peer, a sailing specialist, and a retired private banker. In 2003, Money-Coutts inherited the title Baron Latymer from his father, Hugo Nevill Money-Coutts, 8th Baron Latymer (1926 – 2003).
In 2005, Latymer sailed single-handedly across the Atlantic Ocean, on the identical journey his father took some decades previously.[1] Following the voyage which raised £40 000 for Save the Children, Latymer wrote and published the voyage in a book entitled "Where the Ocean Meets the Sky" (Adlard Coles Nautical, 2009), the name taken from the Rod Stewart song, "Rhythm of My Heart".[2]
He has three children; Sophia, Rosie and the British magician Drummond Money-Coutts. Today Latymer lives at his house in GironaSpain and holds several executive positions at private financial institutions in London. He also stands as Chairman to the University College London Hospital Charities.[3]
The Drummond Bankers originated from Andrew Drummond, a Strathallen Drummond and Jacobite supporter. In fact, Andrew became a successful banker precisely due to his Jacobite leanings. Moreover, he started the bank in 1712, just as Sir Robert Harley (i.e. another Jacobite) was flying high in Parliament and the Treasury. Can we discern a general partnership between the Treasury-related Harleys and the Drummonds, therefore, that developed long before the Drummond-Harley Contractors formed their partnership on behalf of the Treasury? And did these partners abuse their political positions while having such close reach of the nation's money bags???

Make a Brighid Corn Doll

In one of her many aspects, Brighid is known as the bride. She is a symbol of fertility and good fortune, and is seen as yet one more step in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Traditionally, the Brighid doll is made of woven grain such as oats or wheat. This version, however, uses corn husks.

If you made a doll back at Lughnasadh, you can re-use it, dressing it up in spring colors. This way, the Harvest Mother becomes the Spring Bride. Some traditions, however, prefer not to re-use their harvest doll, and instead choose to start fresh and new in the spring. Either way is fine.

NNEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--()--Oct. 5, 2005--The Joyful Child Foundation, an organization founded in memory of Samantha Runnion and committed to the protection of children, announced today its founder and executive director, Erin Runnion, has received REDBOOK magazine's prestigious "Mothers & Shakers" award. Each year, "Mothers & Shakers" recognizes outstanding women for their tireless efforts to champion a cause and acknowledges the tremendous impact they are making in their own communities and around the world. This year's honorees include Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Trisha Yearwood, plus six extraordinary grassroots recipients. 

Soledad O'Brien was the keynote speaker at a celebration in New York City to honor Runnion and the other "Mothers & Shakers" award recipients.
“They each started with small steps that led to big changes -- we're sure that others will be inspired by their amazing achievements.”
"I am truly humbled and inspired to be recognized among the incredible women who share this honor," said Erin Runnion as she accepted her award. "I am grateful to REDBOOK for helping us raise awareness about the nature and prevalence of crimes against children. Together, we can prevent the vast majority of these crimes by working together to ensure that every family has the community support it needs and every child has a network of people watching out for them."