Re: Does Theosophy Have Core Teachings?
Aug 07, 2006 05:01 PM
by pedro oliveira
--- In email@example.com, "danielhcaldwell"
> Some Theosophical students have stated that true Theosophy does
> have core teachings or doctrines.
> These students have characterized those who believe Theosophy has
> definite, specific teachings as "Core Theosophists" and have
> labeled them as "dogmatists," "fundamentalists," and with other
> negative terms.
> Read more at:
> Blavatsky Study Center
This is certainly, imho, a subject very worthy to be inquired into
and I would like to discuss it here on theos-talk with you. Others,
naturally, may join the discussion if they so wish. My question to
you is: can we discuss it as students of Theosophy on a long break
from inter-organisations wars?
One of the talks I gave to TS members both in Malaysia and Indonesia
recently was 'Seeking the Origins of Theosophy', and it was based on
the well-known passage in the 'Summing Up' at the end of volume 1
of "The Secret Doctrine", which makes reference to "countless
generations of initiated seers and prophets". Perhaps that could be
a starting point.
Naturally, I do not have your arsenal of online sources readily to
be quoted :) but I do have questions, many questions, about this
The reason why I am suggesting a discussion here on this forum is
that the bus from Sydney to Houston does not come here very often! :)
Looking forward to your views on the above suggestion.
With best wishes,
P.S. I am sure that if you agree to discuss the above subject you
will not treat me as an ASD* but just as a fellow student of
*Adyarian Sitting Duck
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