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Ubermensch

". . . At least following my Theosophical Society in America presentation that summer I had the opportunity to attend another participant's early-morning group activity. It was called 'Music Meditation.'. . ."

The above is a continuation of my theosophy.net blog contribution called “One Reason I Now Limit My Theosophical Audiences” which, incidentally, resulted in a very good question being asked of me:

“Is there any reason one should turn to you as a guide?"

"No. That…

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Added by Richard Ihle on May 21, 2018 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

One Reason I Now Limit My Theosophical Audiences

Several decades ago I was asked to speak at a Theosophical summer convention held in Wheaton, Illinois. My message then (as it continues to be now) was that at least some of H.P. Blavatsky's [1831-1891] "esoteric" teachings (e.g., "Rounds," "Root-Races," "Sub-Races," etc.) could have been speculatively…

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Added by Richard Ihle on May 9, 2018 at 4:41pm — 1 Comment

General Theosophy #202

"More preoccupation with 'the Ghost in the machine' and maybe not so much with the goat as the machine. . . ."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on April 5, 2018 at 7:09pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #201

“Don’t worry about death: you will know that you cannot go anywhere once you realize where you Are.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on March 20, 2018 at 6:40pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #200

"My own Psycho-maturational development in this lifetime more-or-less parallels my own compositional skills; that is, I am only an average writer but fortunately a way-above-average corrector. . . ."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on March 3, 2018 at 11:24am — No Comments

General Theosophy #199

"There are very few things in life more important than these two: 1) finding exactly the right chair, and 2) finding exactly the right reason to get up from it."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on January 14, 2018 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Holy Virgin Mary and her Role as Jesus’ Mother

The following essay is a pro service paper which goal is to express a personal interest, evaluation, and discussion of the chapters from the book by David Hunter named “Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity”. In the chapters that are going to be discussed author is concentrated on the figure of Holy Mary and her extraordinary position in the Christian pantheon. Author discusses the details behind Mary’s canonization…

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Added by Kathie Brock on November 24, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

General Theosophy #198

"Religions can be ranked by the unbroken quality of their silences."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on November 7, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #197

"In youth be exceptional; in old age, an exception.—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on October 29, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #196

"If you have either less or more than simply an abiding inkling about some objectively unfalsifiable subject, you are either not using, or not just using, Theosophy."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on September 28, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #195

"It is impossible for Theosophy to be the opposite of either theism or atheism . . . just as it is impossible for Self to be the opposite of either I or you. . . ."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on September 17, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #194

"One's own journey can be slowed by either a leader or follower."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on August 6, 2017 at 1:45pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #193

"If you never remove the clouds blocking your own sun, you will always have to try basking in other people."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on July 27, 2017 at 4:06pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #192

"Work to improve your circumstances only after you have improved your indifference to them."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on July 22, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #191

"Especially don't waste your middle years; youth and old age are usually cartoons."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #190

"If you get interested in your possible past lives, don't skip yesterday."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on July 3, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #189

"If you have little or no philosophical temperament, the thing that will surprise you most in life will likely be old age."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on June 20, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #188

"God cannot speak in a particular language."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on June 11, 2017 at 10:10am — No Comments

General Theosophy #187

"Making further progress may sometimes be hampered by having too many admirers of where you are presently—and most certainly if you are among them."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on June 11, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

General Theosophy #186

"If you do not consider yourself to be a slow-learner, you may even be too slow to realize you are in School."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on June 4, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

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