10 October: For Those on the Pay-roll of Death
I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I am not on his pay-roll. I will not tell him the whereabouts of my friends nor of my enemies either Edna St Vincent Millay
10 October is the International Day Against the Death Penalty. Since the end of World War II, there has been a gradual abolition…Continue
What is the "soul"?
The stimulus response model by Wilhelm Wundt (1832 - 1920) as the basis of modern psychology basically states that because a researcher can hook a patient up to electrodes and inject them with chemicals and elicit identical responses, the…Continue
In the last three blog posts at ehbritten.org Marc Demarest delves into a new research tool that addresses precisely the kinds of questions discussed by Joe, Govert, June, and others in a recent thread. Having seen a few of his search results, from the POV of the Church of Light I wanted to see how Hermetic/Hermeticism and astrology, the two keywords most relevant to us, compare to Theosophy and Spiritualism, two source…Continue
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The Next Earth Summit: Rio Plus 20
Rene Wadlow *
The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies and programmes, member governments and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are preparing their policies and evaluations to be discussed at the next Earth Summit to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012: 20 years after the original 1992 Rio conference that drew up guidelines for…Continue
The constitution, no doubt, of the Society is broad enough to include minds more sceptical than my own in regard to the alleged sources of its vitality and influence. But let any one try to realise this nominal freedom, and he will find himself, not only in an uncongenial element, but in an attitude of controversy with his ostensible leaders, with the motive forces of the Society. That is not consistent with the sympathetic subordination or co-operation which is essential to…Continue
Marc Demarest shared his notes on Seth Pancoast and a report on a George Felt group research project, an
for the "Invisible Founders" discussion.
He has also…Continue
I used to write a considerable amount, but I ceased the more I realized how little I knew and began to think less of my thoughts. Ego, is a strange thing. Anyhow, it will be good for me to do some introspection, so here's an introduction...
"Son Liu Strahz Danya" is pseudonym; a (silly) phonetical nod to my Ukrainian-Rusyn heritage. I once thought to legally change my name to it as I thought assigning names with predetermined meaning to children before they developed as a…Continue
As I just posted on my Modern Theosophy blog, I resigned my membership this morning.
Just thought you'd all want to know. Here's my full explanation: http://www.moderntheosophy.com/2011/member-theosophical-society/
Lately I've been thinking about the original founders of the Theosophical Society listed in Colonel Olcott's account, and how little we know about most of them. Googling "founders of the Theosophical Society" leads largely to repeated assertions that one, two or three are the Founders and none of the rest count. Thanks to Marc Demarest, Emma Hardinge Britten is emerging from historical obscurity (although we can't quite say that…Continue
(The Chevalier Louis visits an underground temple in India, and participates in rites of an occult brotherhood)
In all I gazed upon, there was no minutiae of detail; all was colossal, distinct, magnificent, whilst every design, however vast its size, was executed in a style of the most perfect workmanship. The light diffused from the gorgeous planisphere of the roof was soft yet brilliant, and by an arrangement since explained to me,…Continue
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The following excerpt is from a recent essay Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet wrote for chapter 11 of her book, The Magical Carousel - a zodiacal odyssey, which describes the 11th sign of the zodiac, Aquarius. The introduction is written to help people recognize that the current uprisings from oppressed peoples in the Middle East, India and elsewhere, are all part of the 'Aquarian wave' or impulse towards freedom and…Continue