June 2011 Blog Posts (20)

a Phase...(Wishing it WILL END SOON!) where is MY LIFE ON MARS??

Hi, i still feel miserable because my breakup with my boyfriend. He was pretty much younger than me (college guy/me, in my 30....dhdhadhs) but i still miss him. A LOT.

 

Remembering that Theosophy tells much about unattachement, and i'm trying to learn that phase on life, of the unnatachement...still with the idea of believieng that probably in 'a future' we could be together...but really, i DON'T KNOW if i can manage to stand these phase in life. My life feels pretty dull. I…

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Added by EstrellaFugaz on June 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Red Shambhala (Book Review)

Andrei Znamenski

Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia

(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2011, 257pp.)

 

         Red Shambhala is a lively historical account of Soviet geopolitics in Central Asia in the first decade of the Communist government.  Znamenski tells the story through portraits of key protagonists, drawing on newly opened archives in Russia and new Russian publications. Znamenski, who now teaches in the USA,…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on June 22, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

Comparision between Sir John Woodroffe and HPB

Sir John Woodroffe (aka Arthur Avalon) was an early 20th century writer who explained and defended tantra as a respectable system of mysticism. The following excerpt is from the review by

Colin Robinson of a book about Woodroffe (Sir John Woodroffe, Tantra and Bengal); an interesting paralell is made between the cases of Woodroffe and HPB. I have added highlighting to a few sections of the quote.

 

"The most thought-provoking topic of the…

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Added by Kirk W Walker on June 20, 2011 at 4:50am — No Comments

General Theosophy #57

“Being happy is nothing; being awake and happy is the trick.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on June 18, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments


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Time to make spiritual material available inexpensively

The recent trend in downloading of programs, music and other material, coupled with inexpensive pricing spurred by the wide spread use of wireless phones has opened up a new channel in distribution. So much has been downloaded from the Apple store that its sale has surpassed other major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart etc.



In the spiritual related matters, this trend can be taken care of to feed those hungry for information. Instead of traditional bulky printed pricey material, I… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on June 17, 2011 at 6:35am — No Comments

Evolution Of Technology

The origin of this post is in a question that I posed to our brilliant host of the World Wide Wisdom Radio talkshow - Peter O'Lalor. In the context of apprehensions about the emerging technologies, Nano and Bio, my question was "Can Humans Control the Evolution of Technology?"

 

Let us look at the four discoveries in the Human history that had the greatest of impacts. Someone, without planning perhaps discovered Fire. Surely the elders and the wise of the society of that time,…

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Added by Capt. Anand Kumar on June 17, 2011 at 4:33am — 1 Comment

A Geoffrey Barborka's suggestion

After a slight effervescence because of a Joaquim Soares post (by the way he is gone, I hope he was not banned, that would mean that this network does not know how to deal with different opinions) and although we were informed of a "shift of focus" I bring here a passage of Barborka's "Secret Doctrine, Questions and Answers" (p.3). I hope it can be useful, at least it can help to think twice before saying: "Hey, I found an error!"

 

"Question: In your opinion, what should be a…

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Added by Paulo Baptista on June 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Short essay on H.S. Olcott

This essay is posted on the website of the US Theosophical Order of Service (www.theoservice.org). While it does not say anything not known to regular readers, I thought it could be shared with non-Theosophists as a reminder of the need for cultural and intellectual renewal then, and now.

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Added by Rene Wadlow on June 14, 2011 at 3:26am — 1 Comment

Theosophist vol 7 to 14

This is great work done on this site. I thank the organisers for this good work. I hope slowly all the volumes would come on this site. For a deeper study of the Theosophical Movement it does great help to be able to read the articles of the founders and leaders of this great movement.

Added by Navin KUmar on June 12, 2011 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

Aphorism

 

You contribute to the mosaic of life.

Do you make beautiful patterns?

Added by Martin Euser on June 12, 2011 at 3:07am — No Comments


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John Ross' website and new book on Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti

John Ross, who has written several books on the history of Krotona has 

a website at <krotonaarchives.com>.



He has also released Vol V in the Krotona Series titled - Krotona,

Theosophy and Krishnamurti and is listed for $30.00.



The site says the following about the book:



The period of 1927-1931 was a significant time for Theosophy;

through the lens of rare source material, author Joseph Ross takes us back

to Krotona in Ojai, a…
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Added by M K Ramadoss on June 10, 2011 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

The O.E. Library Critic (a Theosophical periodical) now online!

We are happy to announce that we have put online

the following Theosophical periodical:

The O.E. Library Critic

Edited by Dr. H. N. Stokes

See:

http://blavatskyarchives.com/stokesoelc/stokes_list.htm

Dr. James Santucci, editor of "Theosophical History" wrote

the following about Dr. Stokes and his magazine:

"...Dr. Stokes was, perhaps more than any other member of the…

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Added by Dan Caldwell on June 10, 2011 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Precepts on Daily Life

 

Dear friends,

 

I share with you some of the precepts on Daily Life by Benjamin Franklin.

 

1)*How few there are who have courage enough to own their Faults, or resolution enough to mend them! (p. 7)



2)*He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books. (p.8)



3)*The worst wheel of the…

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Added by Magda Susano on June 10, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Mahatmas and Chelas

Dear friends,

 

There is a most interesting text by HPB that explains exactly what a Mahatma is.

 

The text is entitled “MAHATMAS AND CHELAS”.

 

We have published in our websites, with the subtitle “A Short Text Clarifying Fundamental Questions”.

 

Here is an excerpt:

 

“A MAHATMA is a personage, who, by special training and education, has evolved those higher faculties and has attained…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on June 8, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Fifty-Point Cosmic Cleansing Meditation ~ Joshua David Stone







source material: How to Teach Ascension Classes by Joshua David Stone, Ph.D.


"To all Healers, Silencers, Transmuters, Channels,

Light Wielders, Rainbow Warriors, Sword of…

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Added by Esta Lior on June 8, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Truth and Illusion in Theosophical Literature

Dear friends,

 

Those interested in the projected book on the Defense of H.P.B. against slanders of various kinds can already see a short “reader's guide” with the texts of the future book which are available online.

 

Truth and Illusion in Theosophical Literature…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on June 6, 2011 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Signs of the Times (Book Review)

Ray Grasse

Signs of the Times : Unlocking the Symbolic Language of World Events

(Chartottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2002, 297pp.)

 

 

Each major writer who analyses the transition from the Piscean period to the Age of Aquarius does so by looking at what he feels are the key signs of transition but also in terms of the ideas and discipline with which he is most at home.  C.G. Jung’s important analysis Aion stresses psychological archetypes…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on June 5, 2011 at 1:48am — No Comments

Friend's "Dancers' Tarot" Project Almost Out of Time on Kickstarter

If it is not rude, I thought I would pass along a message from  a friend (I do think it might be of interest to a number of people here). The linked Kickstarter has an informational video and an artist's statement. Moti is a great soul, a wonderful person.

 

"The Dancers Tarot"

 

Dear friends,



    I'm in the final days of my Kickstarter fundraiser for "The Dancers Tarot" -- a deck of tarot cards with…

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Added by kumpel on June 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

To gain insight

Dear friends,

There is a popular proverb which says “not everything is as it seems”.

Robert Crosbie wrote.

“The greatest thing most students have to guard against is self-deception. The versatility of the lower Manas in this direction is beyond characterisation. So we have to watch to see whether our ostensible motives are not cloaks for underlying ones. By this course we will gain insight and strength.” [1]

We need always to be vigilant. It’s…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on June 3, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

“Even this will pass away”

Dear friends,

 

I share with you some wise words of Robert Crosbie and John Garrigues on the theme “Obstacles and opportunities.”

 

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“Everybody on the Path goes through similar obstacles; by having them and overcoming them, you become teachers with knowledge of how to help. If you had no obstacles, you would not know how. Thank Karma for “obstacles.”



“Even this will pass away” is a good motto to keep in mind, when…

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Added by Magda Susano on June 2, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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