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Re: Does Theosophy Have Core Teachings?

Aug 07, 2006 05:01 PM
by pedro oliveira

--- In, "danielhcaldwell" 
<danielhcaldwell@...> wrote:
> 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:
> Daniel
> 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 
fascinating subject.

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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