This is on a personal note. In hindsight I’ve felt stuck in the TS for years. I went to university to study world religion, because I was learned out in the TS. I went back after that, because it was (or felt like) my spiritual home. Now it... Read More
Is theosophy boring?
An editor of our Dutch magazine ‘Theosofia’ told me once that theosophy was boring. She said it with a self-evident air, even while she clearly felt the magazine ought to be made… I was amazed: I had never considered theosophy boring.... Read More
Salaried priests in the TS? Theosophy and money
Eric McBough’s presidency of the English section of the Theosophical Society brings many tabu topics in the TS to a head. One of them is money. Blavatsky had a horror of ‘salaried priests’ and was proud of not taking a penny of the TS... Read More
Four possible paths for the Theosophical Society (Adyar)
As I write this, I have pretty much given up on the TS to be honest. I’ve minimized the volunteer work I do for the organisation and am looking into Buddhism and going back to university for my further spiritual and intellectual... Read More
President of the Theosophical Society?
There used to be this rule that there was one president of the The Theosophical Society (Adyar): currently Radha Burnier, resident Adyar, Chennai / Madras, India. The national sections were headed not by presidents, but by ‘general... Read More
Teckels Park update 2011
From the recently sent out ‘Theosophical Society Annual Report 2011 (TPEL)’ for the Theosophical Society in England (published here with permission): Tekels Park Estate: In October 2009 offers had been considered on a piece of land that had... Read More
Teckels Park Discussion 2011
I don’t want off topic comments flooding my blog, so those who want to express their concern about the Teckel’s Park issue are welcome to comment on this post. I have deleted them everywhere else. There is now official information on the... Read More
More Edi Bilimoria about the Theosophical Work
Edi Bilimoria sent me two slideshows. Here’s the best stuff from the second slide show he made for the Theosophical World Congress in Rome 2010. European School of Theosophy in Venice 2010. THE BALANCE BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE/EXPERIENCE CAN... Read More
Edi Bilimoria about the work of the Theosophical Society / Theosophical Movement
I can’t believe I’m putting up another post devoted to the World Conference, but Edi Bilimoria sent me the slides from his lecture there this summer and I got around to looking at them just now. They’re actually from the Venice... Read More
Is the Theosophical Movement proving it’s urgency still?
My brother said something wise this weekend when we ran into each other on a train station. He said that artists have to continually prove their urgency. He’s in training to be an actor, so he’s obviously thought about the topic. I’m... Read More