Hi, i still feel miserable because my breakup with my boyfriend. He was pretty much younger than me (college guy/me, in my 30....dhdhadhs) but i still miss him. A LOT.
Remembering that Theosophy tells much about unattachement, and i'm trying to learn that phase on life, of the unnatachement...still with the idea of believieng that probably in 'a future' we could be together...but really, i DON'T KNOW if i can manage to stand these phase in life. My life feels pretty dull. I…Continue
Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2011, 257pp.)
Red Shambhala is a lively historical account of Soviet geopolitics in Central Asia in the first decade of the Communist government. Znamenski tells the story through portraits of key protagonists, drawing on newly opened archives in Russia and new Russian publications. Znamenski, who now teaches in the USA,…Continue
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Sir John Woodroffe (aka Arthur Avalon) was an early 20th century writer who explained and defended tantra as a respectable system of mysticism. The following excerpt is from the review by
Colin Robinson of a book about Woodroffe (Sir John Woodroffe, Tantra and Bengal); an interesting paralell is made between the cases of Woodroffe and HPB. I have added highlighting to a few sections of the quote.
"The most thought-provoking topic of the…Continue
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The origin of this post is in a question that I posed to our brilliant host of the World Wide Wisdom Radio talkshow - Peter O'Lalor. In the context of apprehensions about the emerging technologies, Nano and Bio, my question was "Can Humans Control the Evolution of Technology?"
Let us look at the four discoveries in the Human history that had the greatest of impacts. Someone, without planning perhaps discovered Fire. Surely the elders and the wise of the society of that time,…Continue
After a slight effervescence because of a Joaquim Soares post (by the way he is gone, I hope he was not banned, that would mean that this network does not know how to deal with different opinions) and although we were informed of a "shift of focus" I bring here a passage of Barborka's "Secret Doctrine, Questions and Answers" (p.3). I hope it can be useful, at least it can help to think twice before saying: "Hey, I found an error!"
"Question: In your opinion, what should be a…Continue
This essay is posted on the website of the US Theosophical Order of Service (www.theoservice.org). While it does not say anything not known to regular readers, I thought it could be shared with non-Theosophists as a reminder of the need for cultural and intellectual renewal then, and now.
I am sure that a number of you have notice two things around here, and both involve our banner.
First is the disappearance of our "Old Lady", HP Blavatsky. Although beloved for what she was, and what she wasn't, it was felt that her name had to go. For some reason, sadly, there is something about invoking HPB's name that draws the wrong kind of discussion and temperament. There is a tendency to worship her all out of proportion to her real accomplishments, and any differing opinion…Continue
You contribute to the mosaic of life.
Do you make beautiful patterns?
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Yes, everyone knows someone at their work who is the BFF of the boss, and everyone doesn't like the "suck up". It turns out that this activity seems to have the side effect of helping the person avoid psychological stress. It's really counterintuitive as I have always been taught that it's your level of skill that moves you forward.
As a part of the article, there is an excellent discussion on ostracism and shunning. This topic finds itself in everything from the behavior of…Continue
Added by Joe Fulton on June 11, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments
This is one of those hot-button issues where the first impression is to go "duh". According to this press release from the Hastings Center (via Eurekalert) the American Board of Anathesiology has acted against two physicians for participating in lethal injections.
How far do we go in complying with the wishes of those who want to terminate their existence? The range of responses I have heard range from "everyone has a right to end their life" to "terminating life prematurely causes…Continue
In this press release scientists have captured images of the brain going unconscious due to the effects of anesthesia. Unfortunately the movie will not be available for the rest of us until after the conference. Bummer.
This is from Eurekalert.
John Ross, who has written several books on the history of Krotona hasContinue
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…
On our site, recently a new member posted some photos of the local fauna, including a Roadrunner. This has sparked one of the most enjoyable chats/exchanges I can recall here.
What seems so interesting is that it also represents the forming of those kinds of bonds that bring people together as a community. Yes, the ideas inherent in all of the…Continue
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We are happy to announce that we have put online
the following Theosophical periodical:
The O.E. Library Critic
Edited by Dr. H. N. Stokes
Dr. James Santucci, editor of "Theosophical History" wrote
the following about Dr. Stokes and his magazine:
"...Dr. Stokes was, perhaps more than any other member of the…Continue
I share with you some of the precepts on Daily Life by Benjamin Franklin.
1)*How few there are who have courage enough to own their Faults, or resolution enough to mend them! (p. 7)
2)*He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books. (p.8)
3)*The worst wheel of the…
Added by Magda Susano on June 10, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
There is a most interesting text by HPB that explains exactly what a Mahatma is.
The text is entitled “MAHATMAS AND CHELAS”.
We have published in our websites, with the subtitle “A Short Text Clarifying Fundamental Questions”.
Here is an excerpt:
“A MAHATMA is a personage, who, by special training and education, has evolved those higher faculties and has attained…Continue
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Light Wielders, Rainbow Warriors, Sword of…Continue
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