Re: Theos-World Tantra & Theosophy Virtual Lodge
Jul 23, 2006 04:46 PM
by Cass Silva
Looking forward to the audio reading Bill.
Bill Meredith <email@example.com> wrote: Thank you for the free publicity for Theosophy Virtual Lodge. Sex sells!
Tantra and Theosophy Virtual Lodge
I think HPB would up-chuck if she
saw the probable orientation of This
week's Theosophical Virtual Lodge
presentation by Robert Corrington.
<The focus will be on the correlation
between psychosexuality and the
etheric and astral bodies.>
Are you saying that there is no correlation between psychosexuality and
the etheric or astral bodies? I attended the lecture and in my opinion,
Professor Corrington presented a thoughtful, well-balanced, perspective.
Unlike you, Mark, he did not presume to judge the theosophical value of
a whole presentation based only on a single sentence.
Corrington, it says, also has a book
coming out on Wilhelm Reich. Reichians
believed that the only genuine human
fulfilment and psychological cure comes
through the sex orgasm, a perfect one
resulting in unconsciousness.
Corrington's book is already published. I would say that to judge the
theosophical value of Corrington's book, based solely on the subject of
the book is childish. For all you know, Corrington's book might be a
challenge to those Reichian ideas you find so appalling and
untheosophical. Your tendency toward judging others and their works
from so little evidence only show your impotence for any meaningful
discussion of the human condition. Clearly, you continue to suckle your
only theosophical sustenance from the teat of Madame Blavatsky.
This is the polar opposite of
Blavatsky Theosophy. Below is pasted
an article by Legros on the issue with
quotes from Blavatsky and GdeP. I put
it here as it isn't a likely publication
for any current theosophical publication.
Blavatsky would have enjoyed the presentation. Yes, she would have
asked Corrington some hard questions, but, unlike you Mark, she would
have done it in a straightforward and honorable way right there at the
public meeting AFTER she heard what he said.
To my way of thinking, the issue of humanity's repressed sexual energy
is an appropriate area for theosophical inquiry. The article you
provided, which refers to "The Problem of Sex" presents but one
perspective (that sex is a problem the solution to which is repression
of sexual desire). Other perspectives are available. One that I find
particularly interesting is presented by J.J. Van der Leeuw, a noted
theosophist, in his book, THE FIRE OF CREATION. Van der Leeuw's view is
that sexual energy is sacred and our divine duty is to transmute, not
repress, that energy. This is human-divine alchemy. I would be happy
to discuss sex and theosophy with you if you are up to it.
As to "bta" s comments that the lecture was "something so blatantly
opposite to HPB's teachings," and "is too bad because it gives newcomers
a wrong impression on what TS is all about," I would reply that her
perspective is sorely narrow and appears to be based almost entirely on
your (Mark's) lack of information thus reinforcing the ignorance of both
of you. Theosophy Virtual Lodge will, with Professor Corrington's
permission, post the audio-recording of his lecture to the internet,
where those who believe that it is important to go to the original
source and to withhold preemptive judgments can actually hear and decide
for themselves. That is theosophy at its finest, my friend -- not the
overly protective religious dogma that you and a few others spew forth
on theos-talk like it was your own personal orgasm. That you want to
protect "newcomers" from getting the wrong ideas about HPB only
indicates how afraid you are of being wrong and ultimately how little
faith you have in your brothers and sisters to seek out and experience
the truth for themselves --just as you did.
Personally, I have no desire to be a part of any organization that puts
theosophy in a box and spoon feeds it to the membership.
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