The comments on my latest blogpost about theosophical popquizes
went a bit off topic. So I thought I'd start a new blogpost discussing the issue.
I've written about this before, so I'll start by quoting myself a few times. Let's start with my first attempt at discussing this:
I still do appreciate Krishnamurti's teachings as valid on the path for many, but aspects of it just don't work… Continue
Added by Katinka Hesselink on November 13, 2009 at 3:09am —
Squidoo has created a template for online quizes that I've been having some fun with. So test out if you really practice the second object of the TS by studying religion, by taking my quiz about religion in general
. Or whether you know enough about the largest world religion: Christianity
. Perhaps a bit closer to home: I also made… Continue
Added by Katinka Hesselink on November 11, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Many readers have inquired where Joseph Ross’ books on Krotona and other
titles can be purchased. I am given to understand that soon, one would be
able to purchased them on-line.
In the interim, anyone interested in purchasing them can contact the author
JEUGENER_AT_PACBELL.NET - Replace [AT] by the symbol in the email address.
Added by M K Ramadoss on November 6, 2009 at 8:10pm —
Joseph Ross’ books on Krotona
Sometimes, reading historical material gives a better perspective of TS.
Some take a simplistic view of TS as another world-wide worldly organization
like the various business and political organizations were are all familiar
with. Considering the unusual origin of TS and how and why it was launched
and the intense on-hands Adeptic guidance of TS in the early days, it makes
one think and possibly meditate.
Much of the… Continue
Added by M K Ramadoss on November 4, 2009 at 10:56pm —
Is Buddhism a Religion?
On Katinka Hesselink Net
New on All Considering…
Added by Katinka Hesselink on November 4, 2009 at 5:32am —
The book - Lives of Alcyone by CWL and AB is fascinating to read even if you consider it all fiction. It was not republished by TPH since 1924. The original publication used very poor quality paper which later became brittle and most threw them away. Courtesy of Internet and digital scanning, it is now available for download at scribed.com. It is in three files and here is the link for the first.
Added by M K Ramadoss on November 1, 2009 at 12:12am —
I just put the index to this 35-volume (1903-1938) periodical online at scribd.com (below). Most would consider this New York based group "ultra-conservative." It formed around Ernest T. Hargrove (pres of Am. T.S. after Judge died) after he left Katerine Tingley's group. It included Hargrove, Charles Johnston, Julia and Archibald Keightley, C.A. Griscom and many others. There's 17 1/2 volumes online. (link)…
Added by Mark R. Jaqua on October 30, 2009 at 1:07pm —
Khalil Gibran : Spirits Rebellious
Khalil Gibran (1983-1931) is one of the most quoted prose poets, especially his 1923 work The Prophet. In The Prophet, we are told that Almustafa, a holy man, has been living in exile, in a city called Orphalese for twelve years. A ship is coming to take him home to the island of his birth. People gather and ask him for his final words of wisdom — on love, on work, on joy, on children. The book has become bedside reading for all those who… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 28, 2009 at 5:02am —
Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet
Here is an interesting article. It looks like, meat eating may go out of fashion like smoking. It may take time. But eco concerned men and women may be at the forefront of the vegetarian movement.
Lord Stern, former chief economist of World Bank says:
People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.
Added by M K Ramadoss on October 26, 2009 at 8:59pm —
Alice O. Howell
The Heavens Declare: Astrological Ages and the Evolution of Consciousness
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books,2006, 281pp.)
There are a number of currents of thought which hold that humanity is coming to the end of an historical cycle and is entering into a new age with the start of the new millennium. The most widely spread of these currents of thought is a complex of ideas and practices known as the New Age or the Age of Aquarius. The contemporary New Age began as a… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 21, 2009 at 1:46pm —
Politics and the occult : the left, the right and the radically unseen
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2008, 261pp.)
Gary Lachman has written a very useful and sober book on esoteric current in modern political thought — modern meaning here from the Protestant Reformation to the present. A sober book is necessary as the internet is filled with wild speculation about the role of the Illuminati on the political and financial system. The current meltdown of the banks… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 18, 2009 at 12:42pm —
H.P. Blavatsky's "The Durbar in Lahore" was originally serialized in a Russian publication in 1881, and later translated and serialized in "The Theosophist" (uncopyrighted). This is my transcription and scans. This is the only book-length material of Blavatsky's that has never been published in book-form. Thanks to Paul Johnson on giving me a tip on it. Link:
Added by Mark R. Jaqua on October 18, 2009 at 6:23am —
I saw Matt Lauer and Dan Brown discussing "The Lost Symbol" on NBC last night. They showed a painting of G. Washington in Masonic garb dedicating the cornerstone of the Capitol. Brown mentioned that it was the custom of the founding fathers to use astrology to select an auspicious time for the laying of the cornerstone of important buildings so that good things would happen in those buildings. Matt and Dan then poo pooed the idea. If astrology is true (and I think it is) it is part of how the… Continue
Added by leslie marlar on October 17, 2009 at 12:29pm —
I am pleased to post a review of a new Quest book which deals with the structure of Russian folk tales. The author does not follow the school of C.G. Jung to look at what psychological needs folk tales meet or what tales may tell us about the contents of the subconscience, but she looks at their structure and the way that they are used in Russian society today.
Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books,… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 14, 2009 at 5:19pm —
Obama’s Nobel : A Hope Not Yet An Achievement
Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population. Nobel Committee Statement
The five-person Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee has chosen… Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on October 10, 2009 at 6:04am —
Added by Mary Magdalene on October 3, 2009 at 12:30am —
Congrats Joe. You are in a tough environment and the recognition speaks for itself. Keep up the good work. The tax season ends only on 10/15.
Added by M K Ramadoss on October 1, 2009 at 9:17am —
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Added by Katinka Hesselink on October 1, 2009 at 4:11am —
And this issues Silliest Quest Article Title Award goes to:
"How Death Changes Life:..."
Yes, death really does change one's life experience, there is no doubt about that and the change is often permanent.
Added by Charles Cosimano on September 30, 2009 at 10:45pm —
UNDERPINNING the universe is not gravity as taught today, but an electric vital power, according to Theosophy.
Notwithstanding, physicists are still stuck on gravity to support their “standard model”—that the weakest of forces rules the entire universe—about which, admittedly, they know not much.
Gravity is mathematically incompatible with the quantum laws that govern subatomic particles, and that “leaves 95 percent of the universe unexplained” writes Dennis… Continue
Added by Odin on September 28, 2009 at 12:33am —