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[theosophy_] Re: Tantra & Theosophy Virtual Lodge

Jul 23, 2006 03:08 PM
by Bill Meredith

Mark J, This post is forwarded from theosophy_ group. Erica's reply is accurate.
Of course, if you were present for Corrington's lecture, you already know this.


Dear B,

We were very glad Prof. Robert Corrigton accepted to give a lecture.
He is a writer, philosopher, theologist and theosophist. He gives
lectures often for the T.S. lodge in Israel.

Now if you were present in the lecture, tell me what you considered
anti-theosophical? He was not teaching tantra! To talk about sex is
something forbidden?

Actually it was a lecture of great intellectual integrity. The
lecture represented a largely controversial area in depth
psychology. He was dealing with topics in psychology and physics
that went outside of the orthodox bounds.

One of the reason why there are so few people participating actively
in the activities of most theosophical organizations is that many
are still parked in the Victorian period.

HPB's style was not to censor opinions that were sincerely and
courteously given. Rather, she would hear them out and
constructively reply to them so that the points advanced become
closer to the truth. Since HPB is not here to do this, it is up to
us, her students, to use skills to analyze the discourse.

The Theosophy Virtual Lodge is not officially connected to any
theosophical organization.


--- In <>, "bta1012003" <bta101@...> wrote:
> Hi Erica;
> When there is a lecture that is so contradictory to the teachings
> HPB, I wonder why it was offered under the banner of Theosophy.
> Does it not give the wrong impression to others? How could
> newcomers arrive at their own conclusions when they do not yet
> the background. They would just assume this is part of the TS
> philosophy. (I would if this were my beginning exposure to
> Theosophy). I believe one good rule of thumb would be, if HPB
> alive, would she consent to the presentation? Would the Masters
> support it? In this instance, I do not think so and, if this is
> fundamentalist position, then I am glad, because I am a student of
> Theosophy and not some new age group.
> I do not mean to sound unappreciative. I understand how much work
> it takes to get something like a virtual lodge off the ground. I
> think it is a great service to the students and I do want to thank
> you.
> b
> >
> > Prof. Robert Corrington is a member of the Theosophical Society
> and
> > a student of theosophy as well. He presented his own views as he
> is
> > entitled to do so.
> >
> > Interesting that I haven't seen any compliment for the work the
> > group of administrators of the Theosophy Virtual Lodge are
> We
> > are working quite hard to manage and organize this virtual lodge
> and
> > instead to get help the first opportunity someone have to
> criticize
> > is not lost.
> >
> > Such fundamentalism is not acceptable and desirable and we
> > not give space for that. The lecture if we have the permission
> will
> > be availeable online for others to listen and build up their own
> > conclusions.
> >
> > Erica Letzerich
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In <>, "bta1012003" <bta101@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Re: Tantra & Theosophy Virtual Lodge
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Mark:
> > >
> > > Thanks for the passages. I thought it was only me to wonder -
> > > the Theosophy Virtual Lodge would sponsor a lecture on
> so
> > > blatantly opposite to HPB's teachings.
> > >
> > > It is too bad because it gives newcomers a wrong impression on
> what
> > > TS is all about.
> > >
> > > bta
> > >
> > >
> > > -

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