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…Continue
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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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…Continue
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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.
You contribute to the mosaic of life.
Do you make beautiful patterns?
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John Ross, who has written several books on the history of Krotona hasContinue
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…
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
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…Continue
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…
Added by Magda Susano on June 10, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
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…Continue
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Light Wielders, Rainbow Warriors, Sword of…Continue
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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.
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…Continue
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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"
I'm in the final days of my Kickstarter fundraiser for "The Dancers Tarot" -- a deck of tarot cards with…
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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.” 
We need always to be vigilant. It’s…Continue
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I share with you some wise words of Robert Crosbie and John Garrigues on the theme “Obstacles and opportunities.”
“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…Continue
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