To say goodbye.
No, not to Theosophy, not by any means. But to the Adyar Society and probably to all organized Theosophy as well.
Over a year ago I saw a face of the society that I hoped that I would never see. And having seen it resolved to give myself another year to see if things would improve. They have not. All I see is infighting and nonsense about elections and finances and now the damned beach at Adyar. It fills me with horror.
When I was… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on October 4, 2010 at 4:00am —
From the Akashic DVD series, Madame Blavatsky, the Unknown Years.
While it is well known that HPB had a long-running feud with the spiritualist A. O. Hume, relatively few know the roots of the feud.
It all began one afternoon when Madame Blavatsky was paying a visit to Mr. Hume. They were in the library on the second floor of his house and she sat in an antique chair near the door. Unfortunately the combination of the immense gravity of her person and the age of the chair… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on November 21, 2009 at 11:58am —
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 —
Once upon a time in Tibet there was a lama and a Christian missionary. And every day they ran into each other on a ledge going down to the town and every day they argued. Well, one day they argued so forcefully that the ledge gave way.
And they both woke up in Hell and standing over them was a devil with their room assignments.
The lama looked at the devil and said, "I am Guru Rimpoche. I have been a monk since I was three, studied the works of the Buddha all my life and… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on August 25, 2009 at 12:01pm —
We see the line all the time. We hear it parroted all the time. But what does it really mean?
Is there any truth in religion at all to be higher than? Are religion and truth mutually exclusive qualities? Is religion a senseless bondage to myth and tradition, none of it of any value other than to the priests and preachers who profit from human ignorance and fear?
And what is truth in the first place? How would we know it if we fell over it and would it matter if we… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on July 25, 2009 at 12:58pm —
One of my favorite things to do in the Olcott Library was to just pull an issue of the old Theosophist off the shelves and start reading. Well, as luck would have it, one afternoon I pulled one of the 1925 volumes and was reading what is the most bizarre collection of eccentric behavior in the history of a bizarre and eccentric period in the history of Theosophy, namely the transactions of the Star Camp at Ommen.
It defies description. How they managed to fit so many credulous fools… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on June 21, 2009 at 9:39pm —
Where did we go wrong? When did the Theosophical Society make the wrong turn? I am inclined to think that the roots of the problem came at the very beginning, with the Masters.
Theosophists were not intended to be followers, respecters of doctrine, dogma, persons or authority. But the moment our beloved Countess Blavatskya said, "The Master said..." the groundwork was laid. People were unwilling to act or speak on their own, they needed the imagined approval of something outside of… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on June 20, 2009 at 12:35pm —
I've been a member of the Adyar TS for over 30 years. I've seen it have its scandals and I've seen the good side of it as well. Tonight I am thinking that maybe it is time for me to leave. I am tired of the political haranguing. I am tired of the hypocrisy and now, having seen the face of what it is attracting in new members, I think that perhaps there is no longer a place for me in it or perhaps there are just people I do not want to be in the same place with.
Maybe it is time for… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on June 20, 2009 at 2:03am —
Ok, did that get your attention?
We hear it over and over again, "Why aren't more people interested in Theosophy?" And we all have the same answers that we give over and over again, but I think it can be put rather simply. Theosophy comes across as spiritual prune juice. It's boring!
Well, that is not exactly true. Theosophy can be anything but boring but Theosophists can be deadly bores. It does not mean that they are not nice people and fun to be around, after all, look… Continue
Added by Charles Cosimano on June 9, 2009 at 8:58pm —
Seeing as how our fundamentalist Christian friends keep mixing us up with the Alice Bailey folks and think we are here to herald the coming of the AntiChrist and Robert Mueller, I think we should not let them be disappointed. Therefore I propose that we move the headquarters of the Illuminati to the Olcott Library with the World Control Center to be located in the basement just off the dining room.
Added by Charles Cosimano on June 5, 2009 at 12:53am —