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Started by John in Meditations. Last reply by Bikram Mehta Sep 4, 2018. 4 Replies

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Tags: Theosophy, Sri Aurobindo

The Imaginal Mind

Started by John in Theosophy. Last reply by John Aug 1, 2015. 18 Replies

The Imaginal Mind (imagination) is a great tool for theosophists. To start off, one of the attributes is the ability to see two (or more) sides of the same thing at the same time. One of the most common practical uses is in the study of religious…Continue

Tags: Images, Imafination, Imaginal

Mundis Imaginalis

Started by John in Theosophy. Last reply by John Sep 6, 2014. 13 Replies

(updated Aug. 14, 2014 - fixed link and quote from scribd)One of the key people who explored the use of Imagination in theosophy was Henry Corbin. During this last century he developed a theory of imagination called Mundis Imaginalis, lacking a…Continue

Tags: Imagination, Mundus, Imaginary, Imaginalis, Imaginal

Orch OR theory of Consciousness

Started by John in Science. Last reply by John Feb 26, 2019. 21 Replies

The "Orch OR" theory of consciousness was originally presented in Penrose's book "The Road to Reality" in the late 1990's. At the time the theory was too speculative to garner much scientific support. However recent discoveries have supported this…Continue

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Panentheism - the ultimate root of theosophy?

Started by John in Theosophy. Last reply by Mark Kusek Jun 26, 2014. 11 Replies

The idea of Panentheism  sometimes strikes me a s an ultimate theosophical position. It places connections between everything, explains the Hermetic axiom "As Above so Below; As Below so Above." It can even be used to explain entanglement in Quantum…Continue

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The Hymn/Dance of Jesus - performed after the Last Supper

Started by John in Religion. Last reply by John Apr 18, 2014. 3 Replies

  General InformationThe Hymn/Dance of Jesus was performed after the Last Supper (Maundy Thursday)The best edition of the Greek remains is in Bonnet, Acta Apost. Apocr. 11.1, 1898: Book V of the Historia Apostolica of Abdias (Fabricius, Cod. Apoer.…Continue

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General Theosophy #211

Posted by Richard Ihle on October 26, 2019 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

"The whole point of Theosophy is to insult and denigrate death by NOT immediately throwing away intuitions which cast doubt on its finality."—General Theosophy

Captain Theosophy (Part One: Meeting Your Personal Genie/Genius)

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Captain Theosophy (Part One: Meeting Your Personal Genie/Genius) by Richard Ihle

"There's a man in the funny papers we all know. . . ."

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A Private Theosophical Email #1

Posted by Richard Ihle on October 24, 2018 at 5:36pm 5 Comments

[10-20-18 Just an informal email exchanged with an old friend who had encountered some negative personal information about the Eastern teacher Swami Rama.]

Hi, Jeff—Windstorm day in my locale today.

Thus, I probably…


Divergent perceptions

Posted by Bikram Mehta on September 5, 2018 at 8:27am 3 Comments

Thought of the day on: Mental parallax

Perceptions vary from person to person based upon past experiences and assimilated knowledge, coloured by the texture of our mind. A prejudiced mind will see things quite…


General Theosophy #80

Posted by Richard Ihle on October 25, 2012 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Theosophy, as ‘personal religion,’ begins with the realization that no one, past or present, can know more about fundamentally unknowable subjects than you…


General Theosophy #157

Posted by Richard Ihle on February 20, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

"Seek the sage who knows life well enough not to bother signing his or her name to whatever he or she knows."—General Theosophy


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