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A Scientist's Comments on Occult Chemistry observations of Besant and Leadbeater

Besant and CWL did occult research on atom and their observations were published in 1908. While there was a lot of questions about them, here is a recent article by a well known Indian Scientist which appeared in an Indian Newspaper. Here are two quotes:           



‘According to M Srinivasan, former associate director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), "One important piece of work, which brings out the extraordinary power of the human mind or consciousness in gaining 'direct…

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Added by M K Ramadoss on November 14, 2011 at 11:45pm — 2 Comments

Dalai Lama’s July 17 & 18 talk & discussion to be live streamed for free on Internet

Dalai Lama’s July 17 & 18 talk & discussion to be live streamed for free on Internet



Dalai Lama’s Chicago public talk on July 17 and his public conversation with leaders from major world religions on July 28 would be live streamed on Internet for free. Each events need a ticket to attend and cost $125, $75, and $25 depending on the seating. But for those who cannot afford to buy the tickets and those who cannot travel to Chicago can watch it on Internet for free. So anyone… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on July 7, 2011 at 8:26pm — 3 Comments

New Website on Krotona by Joseph Ross

The new website www.krotonaarchives.com setup by Joseph Ross is a welcome addition to theosophical history.

 

Since Ross has a lot of very valuable historical documents and possibly artifacts of interest, it would be of great interest and value to everyone interested in theosophy, Krishnamurti and Krotona if these material are scanned and provided on the website.

 

Today, good fast scanners are not expensive and the…

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Added by M K Ramadoss on July 7, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti - A new book by Joseph Ross

The author, Joseph Ross has just joined our community and we all should welcome him. He is the well known author of several books on Krotona, Theosophy, Krishnamurti etc.

 

I am looking forward to reading the recent book on Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti.

 

Specifically I am looking forward to its availability in a non-proprietary format such as pdf, so that it can be read on any computer device without the need to buy devices such as Kindle. This approach…

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Added by M K Ramadoss on July 7, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

eBooks and shape of future of free publications - Golden Age is coming

eBooks and shape of future of free publications



While browsing on Internet, I was surprised to find free several theosophical publications are available on Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader. All these free books are out of print books. The eBook phenomenon in books - both old and new - is taking off and the current attraction is the immediate download and low prices. There is a push to keep the prices low to attract larger readership by keeping the royalties higher at lower selling… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on July 5, 2011 at 10:32am — 20 Comments

Time to make spiritual material available inexpensively

The recent trend in downloading of programs, music and other material, coupled with inexpensive pricing spurred by the wide spread use of wireless phones has opened up a new channel in distribution. So much has been downloaded from the Apple store that its sale has surpassed other major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart etc.



In the spiritual related matters, this trend can be taken care of to feed those hungry for information. Instead of traditional bulky printed pricey material, I… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on June 17, 2011 at 9:35am — No Comments

John Ross' website and new book on Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti

John Ross, who has written several books on the history of Krotona has 

a website at <krotonaarchives.com>.



He has also released Vol V in the Krotona Series titled - Krotona,

Theosophy and Krishnamurti and is listed for $30.00.



The site says the following about the book:



The period of 1927-1931 was a significant time for Theosophy;

through the lens of rare source material, author Joseph Ross takes us back

to Krotona in Ojai, a…
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Added by M K Ramadoss on June 11, 2011 at 1:21am — 2 Comments

Seven Presidents, Seven Eras: The Changing Face of - Theosophical Society



Nice videos on the topic and should interest anyone interested in the historical aspects of TS.



They are here.



I happened to see the last part of the video which dealt with Sri Ram, John Coats and Radha Burnier and has some very interesting material since Joy Mills had known all of them and was the Vice President during the term of Sri… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on March 30, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Texas TS Federation Meeting, San Antonio - April 29 - May 1, 2011

Texas TS Federation Meeting, San Antonio - April 29 - May 1, 2011



The 76th Annual Convention meeting of Texas TS Federation would be held in San Antonio, Texas from April 19th to May 1st 2011. The convention would be held at San Antonio Center for Spiritual Living, 3740 Colony Drive, San Antonio, TX…



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Added by M K Ramadoss on March 29, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Publications in Digital Medium

How do we make materials available to all souls, rich and poor, who may be able to use them and transform themselves and thus the world?



On the one hand, we have seen spiritual publications, nicely printed and bound to last for centuries and more, but literally costing an arm and a leg so that the poor theosophist in the developing world cannot afford them.



There was no solution to this dilemma 10 - 20 years ago. But today we have one which is inexpensive and efficient -… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on March 27, 2011 at 12:34am — 6 Comments

Review of Collected Writings of Geoffrey Hodson

I have just posted on theos-talk mail list, a short review on the 2 volume book titled - Sharing the Light - which contain collected articles of Hodson, complied by John and Elizabeth Sell and Edited by Roselmo Z Doval Santos, well known theosophists in NZ.



The books contain 402 articles Hodson has written and published in official theosophical magazines of NZ, India, USA, Australia and South Africa. Articles go as far back as… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on February 12, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

How Young Indiana Jones Episode changed some one’s life


I ran into a very interesting blog which you can read and also view the
video of Young Indiana Jones. Strange are the ways in which Karma helps
Humans. Click here.



Added by M K Ramadoss on January 21, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Comments on Jerry Hejka-Ekins's Intro to The Path collection

A pseudonymous author has in another Internet forum questioned certain dates in Jerry' intro. Theosophical circle is small and most of the active players know each other, at least on the Internet. Surely the man or woman who has been hiding under assumed name is someone we all know or even possibly is one of the members here.

 

If there are factual errors, why the writer did not choose to contact Jerry directly so that…

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Added by M K Ramadoss on January 6, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Out of print theosophical books - A simple solution

 The uploading of early Theosophists, Lucifer and The Path demonstrated what is doable by a handful of dedicated theosophists. Further, out of box thinking, brought me to the subject of out of print theosophical books. Using KISS and non-organizational and non-business approach, here is my loud thinking.

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Added by M K Ramadoss on January 5, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

Videos of 10th International Theosophical Congress is now On-line.

Videos of 10th International Theosophical Congress is now On-line.



By live streaming of the 10th International Conference, Italian Section made it for the first time that everyone around the world can see what is going on in the congress. Due to time zone difference and other reasons, many would have missed many of the sessions. Now, the video recordings of the sessions are on-line and can be viewed by anyone with an…

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Added by M K Ramadoss on January 2, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

Adyar TS Convention Bulletin - Dec 31, 2010 (Sixth Day)

The daily Bulletin of Adyar Convention for the sixth day, December 31, 2010 is now on the Adyar website.



There is a summary of a lecture by Radha Burnier, International President, on the topic of ‘Who am I?”. There are also summaries of talks by:…



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Added by M K Ramadoss on December 31, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

Helping the Dying - Book by Nelda Samarel

I just found out that the book - Helping the Dying by Nelda Samarel is available for download from the following link. My only wonder is why not much publicity has been given using Internet resources such as this website and www.theosophy.net, because most may not have even heard about TOS website.



Here is the link -… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on December 30, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Adyar TS Convention Bulletin - Dec 30, 2010 (Fifth Day)

The Bulletin for the 5th Day of the Adyar Convention is now on Adyar website.



For some reason, there was a delay in it being uploaded to the site.



The bulletin contain summaries of talks by:



Lakshmi Saripalli

Marcos Resende

Svitlana Gavrylenko

Abraham Oron



The talk by Saripalli is on Changing Environment which was delivered as the Theosophy Science lecture.



There is news about activities around the world and this keeps us informed of…

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Added by M K Ramadoss on December 30, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Adyar TS Convention Bulletin - Dec 29, 2010 (Fourth Day)

The Adyar Convention Bulletin 4 is now online at the Adyar website.



It contains summary of lectures by:



Olande Ananda

N R Narayana Murthy

Colin Price

C A Shinde



Also an account of the TOS activities is there.



A summary of the activities of TS mostly in South American countries can be found in the Bulletin.



There are two significant facts that I noticed. The first one was that in Chile, electronic publications are well received. Should… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on December 29, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Adyar TS Convention Bulletin - Dec 28, 2010 (Third Day)

The eight page bulletin for third day of the convention is on the Adyar website.



The attendance at the convention is 1,200 plus, which is a welcome news.



There are summaries of talks by:



Dianne Kynaston

M P Singhal

Avantika Mehta



In addition, there are summaries of activities in many of the European Countries. What is striking for anyone who has been in India, is how minuscule the membership in many of these countries.



Many of the lodges in… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on December 28, 2010 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

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