Tales Study Group and Study Resource FAQs
What is the Study Group Schedule?
Meetings take place every Wednesday. Attendees are notified twice by email, once after the details from the prior meeting are posted, and again on the day of the study Meeting.
There are two study groups, one for the EU and one for the US.
For Europe: Meetings are held at mid-day (12.00pm) Texas time, CST (UTC+06), which is 6.00pm UK time (UTC+0).
For the US: Meetings are held at 5.00pm Texas time, CST (UTC+06), which is 11.00pm UK time.
Is It Possible To Join The Study Group At Any Time?
The early meetings are important because they include detailed presentations on aspects of reading The Tales. However, we also provide the full video record. Additionally, videos of three specific presentations where the concepts and techniques required for reading The Tales are discussed and explained.
How Many Study Group Meetings Will There Be?
The Tales Study Group is planned to run until the book has been read from beginning to end. Consequently, there will be about 120 meetings spread over two and a half years. Most meetings will cover roughly ten pages of the book.
If the demand is unexpectedly high we may form additional study groups. For example, we may try to cater to different time zones. Those who live in times zones that are inconvenient with the current schedule or simply cannot attend on Wednesdays please let us know your details via the contact form. If there is sufficient demand we will organize accordingly.
Will The Meetings Be Recorded?
We will do a video recording of every meeting. This will be made available only to study group members. Members of the group may also take notes and we will publish those notes.
What If I Miss A Meeting?
The video record and notes will be available so that those who miss a meeting can listen to the record and catch-up to some degree.
Similalry those who join many weeks or months after the start of this program will be able to view the record of all previous meetings .
As there is more than one meeting each week, those who are unable to attend one meeting may be able to attend the other.
Do I need To Have Read The Tales?
We do not lay down any “qualification conditions” based on your reading experience of The Tales—how could we enforce them?
Nevertheless, it will be far easier to profit from these meetings if you are familiar with the book and intend to read the sections to be studied, privately, before the meetings.
Who is the Study Resource For?
Anyone who joins The Study Group also has access to The Study Resource. They additionally have access to the video record of meetings. The Study Resource caters for those who would like access to the wealth of information it provides, but cannot, for whatever reason, attend The Study Group.
What does The Study Resource include?
Click this link to view a description of the contents of The Study Resource.
Do You Provide/Sell Copies of The Tales?
A free copy of a PDF of The Searchable Index to Beelzebub’s Tales in PDF form is provided to every meeting attendee. This ebook by Robin Bloor contains the full text of The Tales and also provides a comprehensive index to the whole book, which can easily be searched.
It is also provided to those who subscribe to the Tales Study Resource.
Additionally, all subscribers are able to buy copies of the three volumes of To Fathom The Gist, The 1931 Manuscript to Beelzebub’s Tales and other books at a considerable discount. Click here for details.
Click here to sign-up and register