June 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Unique Opportunity in the 10th TS World Congress - A view

Unique Opportunity in the 10th World Congress - A view

In ten days, the 10th World Congress is scheduled at Rome. Many leaders

from the West will be attending it. In the aftermath of the

International Election and the follow-up cleavage displayed by the

theosophical leaders, the future growth of TS in the West is going to

depend on the level of reconciliation that takes place among the

leaders.… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on June 30, 2010 at 2:37am — 2 Comments

The Ultimate Quest of the Artist is in the Spirit.

First, one seeks to become an artist by training the hand. Then one

finds it is the eye that needs improving. Later one learns it is the

mind that wants developing, only to find that the ultimate quest of the

artist is in the spirit. (Larry Brullo)

Being an artist myself I can relate to this comment. In everyone of my paintings I am searching for something that is beyond description, beyond preconceived ideas and happens in uncontrived naturalness. …


Added by Sharon Ormerod on June 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

How does the Theosophical Society's organizational structure work?

Paul asked:

How does the Theosophical Society's organizational structure work, does it have a degree system like the Knightsof Columbus and the Masons do, or is it organized more like Toastmasters without any initiations or


Sorry Paul, that question wasn't appropriate to the post where you asked it, so I have deleted it there.

There are… Continue

Added by Katinka Hesselink on June 13, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The challenges and opportunities facing the Theosophical Movement

We had a members meeting in the Dutch TS (Aydar) at the end of May. It was spirited, but business like. That is: we discussed important issues, without scapegoating.

I thought I’d share the main issues. I am glad to see that the tabu on discussing these things is leading to important insights coming out – it’s the only way we can reframe the theosophical work in a way that’s relevant for humanity today. What follows is my current view on where we are and need to go.



Added by Katinka Hesselink on June 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Added by Katinka Hesselink on June 4, 2010 at 5:02am — No Comments

A typical (Adyar) theosophist…

As an exercise in PR, I’d like to profile a typical theosophist. Having such a profile might help us in attracting a few of those theosophists outside the TS that Blavatsky mentioned. That is: we should see this person in our minds when we:

  • Create local and national programs (and avoid boring ones like this),
  • Fill our magazines with new material
  • and focus and give…

Added by Katinka Hesselink on June 3, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

San Francisco's Meat Free Monday

San Francisco City has passed a resolution suggesting Meat-Free Monday.
Read the full report at:


Added by M K Ramadoss on June 1, 2010 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

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