Charles Cosimano's Blog – June 2009 Archive (5)

If only someone had had a pie handy

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 — 7 Comments

A culture of dependency

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 — 3 Comments

Maybe it is time to go

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 — 12 Comments

Darkening the image

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 — 6 Comments

A bit of fun

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 — 12 Comments

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