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 Blavatsky‘s words, the chain get broken? Part of me thinks the chain... Read More
I’m no longer a member of the Theosophical Society
This morning I revoked my membership of the Theosophical Society. Many of you will have seen this coming, of course. Since I’ve been so very visible a member, I think I owe you all something of an explanation. First off: my online work... 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
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
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
The Theosophical Society as a support system for those in spiritual transformation?
Radha talks a lot about spiritual transformation. Our lecturer tonight (theosophical professor Hans Gerding) had hands and feet for that concept. He thinks that one of the unique selling points of the TS is that it has the expertise to help people... Read More
Radha Burnier, the 7th president of the Theosophical Society
On a new theosophical blog, Esoteric Philosophy, Carlos Cardoso Aveline (a former member of the Adyar TS) notes: According to some, the fact that Radha Burnier is the seventh international president means that she closes a whole septenary cycle from... Read More
What’s the theosophical work?
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 were important, was to keep track of them somehow.... Read More