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Re: Theos-World Theosophy, Blavatsky, Leadbeater,

Sep 19, 2008 09:27 AM
by mkr777

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On 9/18/08, brainspeaks <> wrote:
>   Hello "Friends of Theosophy",
> I am new to this list, though not to Theosophy which I have been studying
> since 1974. My intention in doing that was to grow spiritually as well as
> intellectually. I've found that in most things in life, looking at things
> in
> a "positive" light is not only good for the world but good for the soul.
> That is what metaphysics is all about.
> Though I have not read all of the details of either Blavatsky or
> Leadbeater, I
> have certainly read books from both of these Theosophists. And what I have
> learned from both authors/theosophists as well as great Theosophists like
> Annie Besant, Geoffrey Hodson, John Richardson, Alice Bailey, Judge,
> Olcott,
> etc. is that their books were written to grow the soul and give us positive
> insight into everything Theosophical, every thing involved in life.
> I once was a member of a group called ARCANA - headquartered at Brown
> University. It was an intellectual list in which we could discuss a whole
> range of subjects, mostly on Theosophy. That was the finest group I have
> been involved in and I was sad to see it go, just as everything does
> eventually. We talked about Theosophy, Native American Lore, even Wicca.
> tarot, etc.. I wish that group was still in existence.
> I am hopeful that in this list, we not only discuss the foibles of the
> theosophist's discussed, but the basic ideas of theosophy which teaches us
> that everything is living and everything grows spiritually upward.
> Blavatsky
> had her problems with what I call "tom foolery" and I have heard
> discouraging
> discussions about some unfortunate things that Leadbeater was involved in.
> But
> in reading his works and the works of Blavatsky and others, the messages
> were
> thought provoking but positive.
> I think the array of "Tibetans" involved in our enlightenment would desire
> for
> us to work on things upwardly Spiritual rather than dwell on negativity. I
> apologize if I am out of line, but these are my thoughts.
> Eric S. Dye, <> and
> <>

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