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Theos-World Re: Hi there, I'm Vince and I am new to the group

Mar 21, 2006 01:46 AM
by Vincent


As much as I value ancient manuscripts in my private readings, I've 
nonetheless found that they are pressed to the wayside when entering 
the megachurches of the corporate United States.  Ancient just isn't 
relevant in a modern day society, unless it be reserved strictly for 
private practice.  At least that's been my experience.

My hope with my recent involvement with the Theosophical Society of 
Wheaton, Illinois is that I can freely express my metaphysical 
belief system among those of differing religious perspectives in 
wholistic fashion.  Rather than being shut down for mentioning 
ghosts or spirits, as was my experience among the Christian 
churches.  My personal interactions with archonic entities are 
numerous, but I had lost hope of ever being able to discuss such 
things freely among a community face to face.  I will examine if 
this opportunity exists within the Theosophical Society.

I'm going to have to familiarize myself moreso over time with 
Blavatsky's writings.  My original understanding was that she had 
published three core volumes, but I wasn't aware of anything else 
beyond that, unless they be abridgements by other authors.

I'm not personally familiar with the Tacoma Lodge or what religion 
that is.  I haven't been keeping up with all of the threads.


--- In, samblo@... wrote:
> Vince,
>    Thanks for your comments and reply. I do find agreement that 
the current 
> day (USA) basis of Religion is as Incorporated Tax Exempt 
> Corporations. They are required to register with both Federal and 
Sate Agencies and keep 
> registration current and also the Fee's that pertain to such 
> There is literally no Little Church on the Prairie anymore 
although the image 
> and concept still remains in a lot of hearts of a great many 
people that 
> doesn't make it true or factual. For the same reason the dispute 
over the Tacoma 
> Lodge comes under the same aegis as Tax exempt Corporations are 
there also. The 
> various denominations are also all Religious Corporations on scale 
> magnitudes of local, state and national corporation.
>    I don't remember how many off the top of my head of the Bibles 
that are 
> printed but I seem to remember that there were or are something 
like 87 
> different versions that have been issued at one time or another to 
cover the 
> affinitized preferences of all the various Religious factions and 
also the scholastic 
> community's.
>    One thing that impressed me bout Madame Blavatsky many years 
ago when I 
> first began an interest in Theosophy was the depth and breath of 
> presentations in her works in the arena of "Comparative Studies of 
Religion and 
> Philosophy" something that I found to be very helpful if one 
wanted to get in step with 
> her viewpoints. I gave special attention to all the "Q's" she 
cited in her 
> writing and tried to obtain copies of as many as I could of each 
cited work she 
> listed. 
> John
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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