Theosophy News Worldwide 3rd Quarter 2015

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EDITORIAL

steven otto Dear friends of Theosophy,

it's very interesting to notice more and more theosophical events on universities, for example the "International Conference: Theosophy Across Boundaries" that took place two weeks ago at the Center for American Studies at the University Heidelberg (Germany) or the International Conference: "Theosophy and the Arts: Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment" (October 09 - 10, 2015) at the Columbia University in New York organized from the Project "Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960" at the Universitiy of York (UK). It's an encouraging trend, isn't it?

But regard to the amount of attention outside the Theosophical Movement the big story was the Google Doodle of Anny Besants Birthday (1st of Otc.). Not only that Millions of People saw this so called "Doodle" on the Google-Startpage (but only in India), also over 40 newspapers wrote online about it and Anny Besant, in most cases with a direct lead to Theosophy, some kind of a really impressive "public relation" I think (not only in india).

The Theme of the Quarter in this issue is the International Theosophy Conference (ITC) 2015 in The Hague, Netherland, one year after the "Declaration of Naarden" (we reported last year). You can watch a lot of Videos from the current event and get also some personel impressions from participants that Mr. Jan N. Kind collected and published on his Website.

And whether "The Hindu" plead to Theosophy because of "Ban the use of cane in classrooms" or "The Nation" remember "Shrimath Anagarika Dharmapala: true Father of the Nation" of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), which was a Theosophist, whether "The New York Times" about the theosophical inspired Artist Mondrian, "The Huffington Post" or "The Times of India", all of it have to say something about Theosophy, something positive, because on the other hand, you will find also still false allegations published on the web, that try to slide Theosophy into a bad corner.

However, all of this and many more you will find in the section with news from none-theosophical sites and also in the video-section, of course beside all the many, many interesting news and articles from theosophical websites and organisations and not to forget all the new theosophical magazines (in a block on the right sidebar).

And now I wish you an interesting reading and a peaceful autumn.

With kind regards from Germany

Steven Otto
Editor of Theosophy World News

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THEME OF THE QUARTER: International Theosophy Conference 2015


TS Point Loma - Blavatskyhouse The Hague

Videorecordings ITC 2015
During the ITC 2015 in The Hague, recordings have been made of the lectures and plenary sessions. Check the Blavatskyhouse video recordings.
watch 15 ITC-Videos


Theosophy Forward

Impressions from the ITC 2015
from Alice Bouwland, Jim Colbert , Carolyn Dorrance, Olga Omlin, Jacques Mahnich, Janet Lee, Sabine van Osta.


International Theosophy Conference (ITC) 2016 will take place from August 11 to August 14, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA, more information
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Quote: If the ʺspirit,ʺ or the divine portion of the soul, is preëxistent as a distinct being from all eternity, as Origen, Synesius and other Christian fathers and philosophers taught, and if it is the same, and nothing more than the metaphysically‐objective soul, how can it be otherwise than eternal? And what matters it in such a case, whether man leads an animal or a pure life, if, do what he may, he can never lose his individuality? This doctrine is as pernicious in its consequences as that of vicarious atonement. Had the latter dogma, in company with the false idea that we are all immortal, been demonstrated to the world in its true light, humanity would have been bettered by its propagation. H.P.B in "Isis Unveiled", p. 283.

NEWS & ARTICLES ON THEOSOPHICAL SITES

News and Articles on "OFFICIAL" SITES (TS)


TS Adyar in England

Summer School Review 2015 from Noeline Hart
Jenny Baker, newly elected Chairman of the Foundation and National President for the TS Adyar in England welcomes the International President of the TS Adyar Tim Boyd
read more (pdf)


Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society

The Newsletter
August 2015 – Vol. 18 Issue 6
read more


TS Adyar in US

Presidents diary
07/08.2015 and 08/09.2015
watch


Singapore Lodge of TS Adyar

Past Issues of the Monthly Newsletter
"Remembering Annie Besant" and "The Hidden Side of Things"
read more


TS Adyar Finnland

Tim Boyds Lecture at the TS Kreivilä

watch the Video


The TS (Pasadena) Australasian Section

Latest Issue of the Quarterly Magazine
with national and international News.
August Issue (pdf)


The TS (Adyar) in Australia

Current Issue of the Theosophy in Australia Magazine
The Vegetarian Ethic, Menticulture: a Key to Understanding Aboriginal Cultures, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Spirituality, 2016 National Convention
September Issue (pdf)


Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)

Establishing Theosophical Schools
In our Latest News, we announce Establishing Theosophical Schools, a new booklet by Vicente Hao Chin Jr, President of Golden Link College Foundation and former President of the Theosophical Society in the Philippines.
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TS (Adyar) Bangor Lodge

2 new audio podcasts
"The Da Vinci Code: An Esoteric Perspective" and "Rebirth – The Soul’s Journey"
read more


And News and Articles on other THEOSOPHY-RELATED SITES



Circle of Asia

The Identity of Koot Hoomi of Kashmir
This post will briefly give independent information about Helena P. Blavatsky’s teacher K.H., apart from her own information. Since, we have often quoted “The Mahatma Letters,”...
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FOTA

The Truth about H.P. Blavatsky
Special Edition Newsletter of the Friends of the Theosophical Archives (Fota)
read more (pdf)


The Aquarian Theosophist

Theosophy in "The Times of Israel"
A theosophical article was published today in the influential Israeli online newspaper “The Times of Israel”. It's entitled “God and War in the Middle East”.
read more


Krotona Institute of Theosophy

Welcome to Our New Website!
Dear Friends. It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you all to our website! Knowing that your time is valuable, we've built our site to provide you with important information about the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. These include the Krotona Campus, School, Library, and Bookshop....
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Modern Theosophy

Alaya Vijnana as Universal Oversoul
My last article here got a response (through email) from David Reigle himself. He wonders – what is wrong with his article?...
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Book of Dzyan Research


The Book of Dzyan

Dolpopa’s Annotations on the Vimalaprabhā, Chapters 3-5, Now Published
One of the most famous, and at the same time most elusive, works on Kālacakra is the Tibetan annotations written by the Jonang teacher Dolpopa on the Vimalaprabhā Kālacakra commentary.
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The Book of Dzyan

Dharmadhātu-stava Recited in Sanskrit
Mats Lindberg, who lived in India for a number of years, has recorded himself reciting the newly published Dharmadhātustava in the original Sanskrit..
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The Book of Dzyan

On Translation of Scriptures
Recently at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, 28th June -2nd July 2015,Bangkok I gained some exposure to current practices in translation of Scriptures...
read more


The Book of Dzyan

New Introduction to The Ātman-Brahman in Ancient Buddhism
A corrected reprint of Kamaleswar Bhattacharya’s book, The Ātman-Brahman in Ancient Buddhism, has now been issued with a new introduction...
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Theosophy Forward


Theosophy Forward

Newsletter 3rd Quarter: The Society (Adyar) Editorial - Who Are We?
Attentive readers must have noticed that in this third quarter issue of Theosophy Forward there is a lot of news about events that took place, or are going take place in the Netherlands.
read more


Theosophy Forward

Newsletter 3rd Quarter: Mini Interviews
with Barbara Bradley Hebert , Bob Fahey, Jenny Baker, Kory Regan, Mirva Jaatinen, Ralph Hannon, Chong Sanne .


Theosophy Forward

Newsletter 3rd Quarter: Good News
Working with Children in Columbia, Good News from the Theosophical Library in Amsterdam, Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden 1, Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden 2, Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden 3, Good News from ITC Inc., Good News from Finland and Estonia .


Theosophy Forward

The Problem with Spirituality (Tim Boyd)
Recently a group of us at the Olcott center got together to plan an eight week program on “The Essentials of Spiritual Practice”.
read more


Theosophy Forward

Ianthe Hoskins - A Tribute
We remember Ianthe Hoskins, December 23, 1912 – September 10, 2001
read more, Some Articles of Ianthe Hoskins: H.P.B. Messenger of Light, The Transmission of Theosophy, Because It Is There, Because It Is There


Theosophy Forward

Death Brings Life into Focus
Why are we so fascinated with near death experiences (NDEs)? Certainly they are a curiosity and something beyond normal experience, but it seems to be more than that. Out-of-body experiences, premonitions and other psychic experiences are numerous but they do not have the notoriety of the NDE.
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Theosophy Forward

The Apostle Paul and Theosophy – Part two
In 1990, John Ashton, in his book The Religion of Paul the Apostle, made a thorough comparison of Paul’s experiences with those of shamanism.
read more


Theosophy Forward

Human Regeneration – part eight
RB: The purpose of organizing these two seminars here is a practical one; we hope that as a result of the discussions we will all have a clearer idea about the work of the Society...
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Theosophy Forward

Why the “Vahan”? (HPB)
Because the word means a Vehicle. In Theo- sophical metaphysics, this term denotes a basis, something as a bearer, more substantial than that which it bears; e.g., Buddhi, the spiritual Soul, is the Vahan of Atma—the purely immaterial “principle.”
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Theosophy Forward

The Sun a Beating Heart
The Sun is the vital focus of the Solar System. From it issue all the streams of energy and power which keep its entire kingdom alive and provide the forces necessary for its evolution.
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Theosophy Forward

Learning from within
Abraham Lincoln said that education is the most important subject we as a people can be engaged in. ”Education” is related to the root educare, which means “to lead or draw forth”, or “to develop from a latent condition.”
read more


Theosophy Forward

The Theosophical Roots of Spiritual Education
In many countries, educational reforms are taking place to consider the changing needs of 21st century learners. The old factory model of education that was mainly concerned with churning out obedient workers no longer suits the needs of today’s world.
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Theosophy Watch


Theosophy Watch

Found: The All-directing Omnipotent God, Source of Life and Matter
REPORTS of mystical or psychic experiences, of communion with realities that transcend the mundane, cannot all be mistaken.
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Theosophy Watch

The Risen Christ, Man’s Immortal Self
CHRISTOS is the Greek word from which the term Christ is derived. It is an archaic term that was applied to every Initiate of a certain degree within the Mystery Temples of old.
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Theosophy Watch

The Invisible Physical Around and Within the Material Body
ALWAYS ready to argue for the existence of an invisible physical world, within the visible, the writer of The Secret Doctrine was adamant.
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Theosophy Watch

Trip To The Afterlife: Near-Death Experience At The Dentist
THE new age movement heralded by Theosophy in the late 19th century, is at last bearing meaningful fruit here at the opening of the 21st.
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Theosophy Watch

Lessons Learned from a Drowning Man’s Memory
PLATO opens the Republic with a conversation between Socrates and his elderly friend Cephalus on the subject of death.
read more


Theosophy Watch

Life Cannot Exist Without Us
MAINSTREAM science creates an insurmountable obstacle to understanding the real nature of life because of one determined belief.
read more


Theosophy Watch

Consciousness Faster than the Speed of Light
ATOMS like their privacy as any physicist knows who tries to nail down their elusive face and place.
read more


Theosophy Watch

A Spiritual Brain: Connecting the Body, Mind and Soul
STUDENTS of metaphysics and Theosophy are sometimes called to task for being too ‘intellectual.’
read more


Theosophy Watch

The Meditation of Altruistic Love and Compassion
“TO whatsoever object the inconstant mind goeth out,” Krishna teaches Arjuna in the Bhgavad-Gita, “subdue it, bring it back, and place it upon the Spirit.”
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Theosophy Watch

Proved Not by Chance: Life Intelligently Designed and Guided
MODERN evolution is one of the most elaborate scientific frauds of all time. The fraud consists in a conscious refusal to accept any kind of design in Nature.
read more


Theosophy Watch

Mastering Your Karma, and the Ultimate Divisions of Time
ASSUREDLY no ordinary human being could claim to read “the grand clock of the Universe,” and even recognizing the orderly process of seasons on Earth, most wouldn’t accept that a universal time-keeper even exists.
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Theosophy Watch

Plato’s Divine Vision of The Afterlife
SOCRATIC myths describe the ascent of the soul to true knowledge, its communion with divine realities, and its return to enlighten mankind.
read more


Daves's Theosophy News Board


Daves's Theosophy News Board

Adyar Theosophical Society: Ineffective President
Does Tim Boyd not actually realise that as International President, he is ultimately responsible for what happens to the Adyar Theosophical Society as it tumbles out of control into the abyss?
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Daves's Theosophy News Board

Adyar Theosophical Society: The Sexual Abuse Time Bomb is Ticking
and the Adyar Theosophical Society will be destroyed when it blows up Does your group have contingency plans?
read more


Esoteric Philosophy


Esoteric Philosophy

All articles:
THOUGHTS ALONG THE ROAD, MUSONIUS: NO NEED OF MUCH EVIDENCE, MAGNETIC CIRCLES OF UNIVERSAL LOVE, HAPPINESS HERE AND NOW, THE SACRED PRESENCE NEXT TO US, LOOKING AT HPB’S PORTRAIT, LIFE AND WRITINGS OF JOHN GARRIGUES, ANTAHKARANA, THE BRIDGE TO SKY, THE PRACTICE OF DIVINE PRESENCE, THE ULT DAY LETTERS, 1931-1960, STOPPING FILICIDE, RESPECTING CHILDREN, THE RELIGION OF BEAUTY, AS BLAVATSKY WOULD SAY, THE GUARDIAN WALL THAT PROTECTS MANKIND, WHETHER THE BLESSINGS OF DEVACHAN ARE MAYAVIC, THE SACRED DIMENSION OF SPAC, A BURNING MATCH ANTICIPATES THE NEW DAY, THE ART OF LEARNING DURING SLEEP, ORIGINAL THEOSOPHY AND CREATIVITY, WHAT REINCARNATES?, STOICISM IN THE ESOTERIC PHILOSOPHY, MERCY AND THE LAW OF KARMA, THE PROCESS BETWEEN TWO LIVES, WHAT IS KARMA?, HELENA BLAVATSKY IN WORLD LITERATURE, M.C.’S TEXT ON KARMA, ANNOTATED, PRECEPTS AND AXIOMS FROM THE EAST - 5.


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Quote: So long as the double man, i.e., the man of flesh and spirit, keeps within the limits of the law of spiritual continuity; so long as the divine spark lingers in him, however faintly, he is on the road to an immortality in the future state. But those who resign themselves to a materialistic existence, shutting out the divine radiance shed by their spirit, at the beginning of the earthly pilgrimage, and stifling the warning voice of that faithful sentry, the conscience, which serves as a focus for the light in the soul — such beings as these, having left behind conscience and spirit, and crossed the boundaries of matter, will of necessity have to follow its laws.

NEWS & ARTICLES ON NON-THEOSOPHICAL SITES

Some News and Articles more or less about Theosophy


Huffington Post

On Finding the Soul
I grew up in a family where spirituality was considered to be the highest and best pursuit on earth and the province of heavyweights. My grandparents, Fritz and Dora, were Theosophists, who traveled
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The Telegraph

His Honour Evelyn Monier-Williams - obituary
There Monier-Williams was very much involved in the Oxford Union and became a follower of Madame Blavatsky, the occultist medium and founder of the esoteric movement known as Theosophy
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Canyon News

Malibu Couple With Painted Library
Thirty-four years ago, Carla and Leigh McCloskey began holding discussions in their home in Malibu. One of the main focuses of these discussions is theosophy, which is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “teaching about God and the world based on mystical insight.”
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Ricardo Maffia

An Epitome of Theosophy by William Q. Judge
There is also a fate that comes to even Adepts of the Good Law which is somewhat similar to a loss of "heaven" after its enjoyment for incalculable periods of time.
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New York Times

Review: The Morbid Anatomy Museum Presents a View From the Subconscious
Böhme’s ideas influenced many 19th-century poets and philosophers, as well as the spiritually esoteric movement known as Theosophy, of which Mondrian was a follower. The exhibition includes an unknown artist’s four screen prints of geometric imagery from the 1930s illustrating Theosophical principals.
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Times of India

Remembering Sarada, who weaved lyricism into dance
Sarada was also known for her passion for theosophy and theosophical literature. It began in 1939 when she accompanied her grandfather Pandit Subramania Sastri, who came to work at the Adyar Library at Theosophical Society (TS). Incidentally, her grandfather was one of those who suggested the name `Kalakshetra'.
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The Nation

Light in the darkness: Shrimath Anagarika Dharmapala: true Father of the Nation
Dharmapala was, but a teenager when Colonel Henry Steele Olcott and Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky set foot in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1880 May. He showed keen interest in becoming a member of the Theosophical Society...
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The Hindu

Ban the use of cane in classroom
In this regard, it is interesting to note that certain cardinal ethics in teaching according to Theosophy. Theosophists believe that each child should be studied, not coerced, be helped to grow and find himself/herself. Love and not fear could bring around even the spoilt child.
read more


San Diego Reader

He expected humanity to dissolve into everlasting bliss
Scriabin's contribution toward the end of the world is the Esoteric Pick of the Week
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Gary Lachmann

A Revolutionary Interview
Here’s a link to an interview I did recently with Gregg Moffitt for his Legalize Freedom website about my book Revolutionaries of the Soul.
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And some critical, false or unjustified News and Articles (more or less) about Theosophy


News with views.com

born again babylon: u.n. plan to bring in luciferian global state
Robert Mueller, Assistant General Secretary to the U.N., was deeply involved in the Theosophical Society, which was created by Madame Blavatsky, a powerful Russian occultist prominent in the 1800’s who communicated with spirit guides and influenced many of the world’s elite and dictators like Adolph Hitler...
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Atlas Obscura

The Unmasking of a 19th Century Occult Imposter
For our part, we regard her as neither the mouthpiece of hidden seers, nor as a mere vulgar adventuress; we think that she has achieved a title to permanent remembrance as one of the most accomplished, ingenious, and interesting imposters in history...
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Northcoast Journal

The Unmasking of a 19th Century Occult Imposter
In a grim turn of events, the Nazis appropriated Atlantis for their own ideology of racial superiority, building on the writing of Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society (precursor of the New Age movement)...
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Nehanda Radio

Beware of esoteric New Age mumbo jumbo
The New Age Gnostic theories proffered by Awakened Brother (AB) are neither new nor original. They come straight out of the religious philosophy of Russian born Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1836-1891)...
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boingboing.net

Aryans in Arcadia
The early New Age movement was entwined with racist beliefs. Though modern adherents have moved on, cultural appropriation still links them to its troubling roots.
read more


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Quote: "While, therefore, the INDIVIDUAL EGO, owing to its essence and nature, is immortal throughout eternity, with a form (rûpa), which prevails during the whole life cycles of the Fourth Round, its Sosie, or resemblance, the personal Ego, has to win its immortality." H. P. Blavatsky, SD:III:519

VIDEOS

SGD

Ancient Indian Temples, Theosophy and 108 feet across the world.
The Kailasa and Kandariya Temples in India are linked to modern and even more ancient sites across the globe in a template of sacred number and measures. Claude Bragdon was a 20th century architect and prominent member of the Theosophical Society, writing...
watch


ULT Bethesda

Theosophy - The Paramitas
Reading from Voice of the Silence. Wheel of Life. The Path to freedom of the Soul from substance. Path of liberation & Path of Renunciation, various ways of presenting the ONE path that vary with where the Pilgrim is on the Path. .
watch


ULT Bethesda

Theosophy Generally Stated
Discussion of the nature of Theosophy, the work of the Custodians of the Wisdom-Religion, which are the Masters, how H. P. B. brought us Theosophy as Messenger of the Masters, the Theosophical conception of deity, evolution and the constitution of man, the doctrines of reincarnation & karma...
watch


Damon Scotherm

The Real Barack Obama
Jokes from Tim Bouyd.
watch


World Religions

Theosophy and Hinduism's Reaction to the West
Introduction to Theosophy...
watch


Octave Elliott

Michael Tsarion - Theosophy, Hijacked Organization PART 1
watch


And also some new old false allegations


Shieena Living Waters

UN'S One Religion- THEOSOPHY
Somone whoi neverread a theosophical book talks about Theosophy...
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