I just wrote a blogpost on my Modern Theosophy Blog and not till I was finished did I notice it was the day after White Lotus. Here it is:
Theosophists must excuse me for once more butting in where I no longer have any business. I was thinking just now about where the Theosophical Movement went wrong. When did, in…
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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/
I know, you can blog here too. However, for those of you who want a less specific theosophical place to blog, or simply want a change... here's the deal.
I took over Mystic Minds two months ago or so because the owner just could not manage it any more.
Today I finally got around to setting it up so that new people can sign up to start their own blog with decent anti-spam measures in place so I'll…Continue
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I've been neglecting you all. I'm sorry - the last months of the year are the busiest, for my online publishing work (which pays my bills). Here's what I've written about the present and future of the Theosophical Society:Continue
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2010 has proven itself an interesting year when it comes to new literature for the classic theosophy theosophist - aka the Blavatsky and Mahatmas fan.
First we had Reflections on an Ageless Wisdom, by Joy Mills - which is an excellent commentary on the Chronological Mahatma letters.
And now we have…Continue
We live in strange times. I grew up saving newspaper clippings of interesting facts, stories and opinions I’d found. My parents did the
same. Why? Because the only way to be sure of details that…
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I came to the World Congress mainly for the people - as I do for any theosophical meeting. And the people were great. I met inspiring and hard working people from all over the world, and have learned about theosophical issues and activities all over the world. I do think in general the atmosphere of this congress was great: relaxed, friendly, cheerful even.
In planning such a congress I do think there are two possible roads to take:
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I have never been to a theosophical meeting with so much technology: everybody is taking pictures with their own digital cameras. Live streaming and tv's at the back of the hall so everybody can see the speakers properly.
But the one feature of this congress that I think people most enjoy is the pool. It is large enough to take laps in and when it is hot - and it is hot - it is a relief to sit in the brieze by the water.
And sometimes conversations take place…Continue
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While we're listening to lectures on brotherhood, some people had some poignant remarks.
For instance, various suggestions were made to replace 'Dear Brothers and Sisters' with
Someone else thought that 'dear sister Jane' had a Catholic sound.
Then the insight that 'The last thing a theosophist needs is…Continue
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Honestly - I had hoped Dara would go into how biology and psychology have shown that compassion is as much built into us as competition is. She didn't. Her talk was based on a definition of science which covered mostly physics and parapsychology.
It was very interesting, however it was impossible to take notes on. Dara uses very long sentences and lots of quotes. This did not make a boring talk though: She talk slowly and clearly and really did very well on a topic that the TS…Continue
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This morning we had the lecture by Professor P. Krishna. His talk was inspiring. He talked about a lot that most of us have heard before: the interconnectedness of everything, ecology and how those isses are caused by people not realizing deeply enough that it's all us. This post is a combination of my notes from Krishna's talk and my own thoughts about the issues the TS is dealing with. It's loosely based also on my talks with individual theosophists at this congress.
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I was foolish enough not to take my laptop to the International Theosophical World Congress, so instead of posting this on my blog (of which I don't know the password), I'll post it here.
I thought Linda Oliveira's talk was, in the main, insightful. The title was - ominously - 'why do we belong to the Theosophical Society?'
She started out saying that the question was perhaps surprising, but added that it was a necessary question and a deep…Continue