If one assumes that Theosophy actually means ‘Divine Wisdom’, then proceeding on ‘Our New Direction’, I find the following to be of interest:
- The recognition that the Divine is not relative/subjective in nature.
What follows from this is that such Wisdom is not to be found ultimately through erudition.
- The sharing of specific methods of achieving Theosis. For me, I currently practice works from Ichazo’s School, Arica.
- Just knowing #1 above does not preclude sharing ideas and concepts about Theosophy. It merely points out the difference between an analysis, an analogy and a direct apprehension of the subject at hand. [I credit Ichazo with the codification of these 3 areas of knowing.] Some here have pointed at Joseph Campbell who (in my words) said that knowing one is alive is it.
- Recognizing the differences in meaning of Wisdom and Knowledge. Some approach Gnosis as the accumulation of facts. This conflates the two. In my view, ultimately they are the same; however, for most discussions a clear distinction is useful.
- Going beyond mere good intentions and actually knowing that we all not only go through a similar process but in any ultimate sense are One, the result being a full recognition that when working Theosophy we are in fact working for us all. Sometimes this is called the Good.
- As simplistic as it is, I find the study of the One and the many to be helpful here. The many turn out to be subjective thoughts and the One is the absolute.
Hopefully this initial, incomplete and overly simplistic foray into blogging and discussing here of mine is in the spirit of Joe’s New Direction. At worst, may it bring about fruitful interaction.