Sometimes something comes in the e-mail that strikes me as meaningful, as a cause for reflection. In this case it was an item from community expert Richard Millington, and the piece was entitled "The Only One of Our Kind".
The title was enough to remind me of how unique Theosophy.Net is in the world. There are well over a hundred sites that use the term Theosophy somewhere in their name. However, we are the only one out there who has dared to truly be original. We are…Continue
Mind and body are closely linked together, or so we are always told.
This is a rather personal piece, but it's a story of what happens when one ignores the other.
Many of you know that I am about 53 years…Continue
In the last couple of years the levels of senseless violence perpetrated by unstable teenagers and 20-somethings has rising to levels that are quite disturbing.
There has to be a cause and a cure for this type of thing. No matter how you slice it, the whole thing is bad and wrong.…Continue
Well, today is it. While I will try not to make this posting about me it is something of a red-letter day in the history of Theosophy.Net.
Complete control of the site has been passed into the hands of the Theosophy Network, Inc, a Federally tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation.…Continue
Most of you know how much I like to chat with anyone visiting the site. It's fun. It is also a great way to get to know people beyond their labels. You know, the "I am a student/follower of ____ ____ ____” thing. For me, anyway, it makes the experience here much more alive and interesting.
Anyway, that being said, there are times when a conversation brings up a question that piques thought in unexpected directions. One of those came up when Monad and…
An Object Lesson in True Believers
In the world of religion and religious movements the bizarre relationships and twisted dynamics between…
As most of you know I am something of a geek and have the geek mindset. Over the last several years, having followed the pages of Hacker News and Slashdot there have been a number of articles going into the operations of groups such as Wikileaks, Anonymous and Occupy.
To understand either of these groups you have to ditch your ideas of organization. Rather you have to…Continue
I make no secret that one of my favorite books of all time is Paul Johnson's "The Masters Revealed" (aka "TMR"). However, it is not for the reason that most people would think. Regardless of whether or not one agrees or disagrees with the premise of the book there is one thing that stands out. There is this marvelous story of a worldwide group of people who are actively exploring, learning and sharing knowledge and their experiences. This is something I can relate to very well.…Continue
3D Printers have been in the news a lot lately. I find it kind of funny, now that you can print a gun, it's no longer needed because you can print your prey.
Yes, this article from CNET goes into the state of the art with synthetic meat. From PETA to many vegetarian advocates this seems like an ideal solution for a lot of problems. Although even looking (and eating)…Continue
Added by Joe Fulton on August 17, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments
Would someone like to transcribe and translate this YouTube video and post the transcription to the discussion "L'Imagination créatrice par Antoine Faivre".
Added by Joe Fulton on April 28, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments
That pretty much says it all.
Have you ever looked up and saw someone and all you saw was them talking about themselves, how great and gifted they are? It kind of grates after a while. You just wish they would mention how great and gifted others are and talk about something besides themselves for once. This seems to happen too often, not only on infomercials and other forms of advertising, but in spiritual settings too. I recall sitting through part of a lecture with the American…Continue
It is a word that means a lot of things to a lot of people. For the most part, this is represented on the web by the works of HP Blavatsky, the 19th Century Russian who was active in the Theosophical Society.
This is one Theosophy that has the largest presence…Continue
I was writing a comment to Capt. Kumar's piece on 2012 and a number of thoughts collided (a 20 idea pile up).
Having delved into various theosophies throughout history over the last several days and starting a speculation on those it occurred to me that an even more neglected point of view is that of theosophies of the future.
For those of you not familiar with the larger context of theosophies, they are a class of inquiry spanning the entire range of personal, subjective…Continue
Why tell the truth when we can feel it? Truth should not be a pathless land, rather we should be entitled to make up our own up as we go along and you really should believe them, no matter what. There's no sense getting objective facts. They get in the way of our personal experience. After all, if I experience something it must be true, not only for me, but for you too. If my experience isn't true for you then there must be something wrong with you. If you don't believe every word I…Continue
Added by Joe Fulton on December 10, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments
I would like to thank Ingmar de Boer for compiling a list of study documents pertinent to our continuing effort in finding the historical Stanzas of Dzyan.
A number of important writings will show up, including Emil Schlagintweit's "Buddhism in Tibet", considered by some to be a primary source document for HPB.
There is well over a hundred of these texts and any help from any member willing to pitch in is most appreciated.
These will start appearing over the…Continue
The purpose of this posting is to inspire other postings based on the questions asked here.
Being curious can be a lot of fun, and if you are a cat, so the saying goes, it can get you killed.
Life doesn't ever seem to give solid, pat answers, rather…Continue
I posted this on Facebook, in response to a posting by Christian Von Lahr and I feel that it sums up why we are a wonderful place for those who seek to explore their own spiritualities.
We do not seek to demonize other spiritual traditions but rather encourage everyone to perform their own search and draw their own conclusions.
Hello all. I'm curious about what you believe are the top three spiritual issues of today?
Borrowing a technique from another forum I belong to, comments will be limited to one per member...no responses. …Continue
It is interesting to see several threads of thought weave themselves together as a tapestry of sorts. Over the last several days a couple themes have emerged, more or less in sync with each other.
The first is the resumption of a discussion on Cultural Creatives, originally started by Martin Euser. Martin is one of the very most creative people in the theosophical world. His combination of social consciousness and thinking outside of the box make everything he writes an exploration…Continue