October 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Culture wars: three perspectives on our world today

This essay discusses the segmentation of the world, more particularly the Western world, into three cultural groups: Moderns, Traditionals and Cultural Creatives. There is a fierce polarity to be found here. Can Cultural Creatives bridge the gap that exists between Moderns and Traditionals? 

This essay is a kind of informal sociological analysis. It is a sequel to my analysis of the…


Added by Martin Euser on October 25, 2011 at 6:24am — 2 Comments

General Theosophy #58

“Deciding to search for meaning in your life suggests that such a decision means something to you.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on October 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Problems of Humanity As Stated by Alice Baily Through Dujwhal Khul

There are "Seven Problems" facing humanity of major consequences at this time in time. They are:

1. The Physical Reconstruction of the World - which in my understanding would include economic, social , and the wanton destruction of nature…


Added by Cassandra Cholaki on October 20, 2011 at 1:03am — 2 Comments

The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus by Gary Lachman

Somehow this 2011 book escaped my attention until today, and I'm delighted that such a reliable author has taken on a subject of such importance.  Will be ordering it immediately, but sight unseen will add this to the recommended reading list for Church of Light history.  It meets a very real need, that much is apparent from some of the reviews. 

Here's the publisher's webpage…


Added by K. Paul Johnson on October 10, 2011 at 10:15pm — 5 Comments

Can we fathom the Yugas without fathoming the Divine Mother?

"It is certainly well known that Kamakhya is truly none other than that mother goddess Kali,

who is in all things the form of wisdom." 
Kamakya Tantra…


Added by Lori Tompkins on October 9, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

"no one puts any confidence in...such shadowy testimony"-- Emma Hardinge Britten

While contemplating Ghost Land's multiple pseudonyms and searching for possible prototypes in other works of Emma Hardinge Britten, I came upon this telling passage from Emma, expressing class resentment at her aristocratic informants and their penchant for secrecy.  Bolded passes are highlighted by me:


From Nineteenth Century Miracles (1884) pp. 90-91

In America, where the sources of popular power are derived from the people, Spiritualism may be…


Added by K. Paul Johnson on October 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Mysteries and the Secrets - The Truth

Several years ago, I was wondering myself about the secrets, how somebody can keep silent about something that is a light for the humanity, how can I keep silent about something that I want to scream to the skies...

How somebody can choose who deserve a determinated knowledge about something...


The secrets are lights of the Truth, that Truth, that nobody have fully, every Truth…


Added by Christian Espinoza on October 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

HPB and Spherical Lives!





Added by Duane Carpenter on October 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Adelma von Vay


Mr. Jan Ciglenecki, Slovenian philosopher, is publishing Slovenian translation of Baroness Adelma von Vay’s book Geist, Kraft, Stoff (Spirit, Power, Matter) and is starting to prepare an international symposium dedicated to her life and work.


According to her own words, Adelma von Vay was HPB’s and Colonel Olcott’s: “… our very esteemed friend and fellow, …” (CW 4, p. 180).


You can read something more on Adelma von Vay here:…


Added by Anton Rozman on October 1, 2011 at 4:41am — No Comments

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