Re: Blavatskyâ??s Works, Theosophy & Internet
Dec 21, 2010 08:47 AM
Theosophy has played important roles in the past for the advancement of man - learning this/that sort of facts will help theosophists to understand and uncover why they've been being 'solidified' AND why there's an effort to milk and malfunction the organization - beyond the wreckers here/there who are maybe interested in piece-mealing it out, wouldn't be suprising, happens in orgs all the time a/b such is much harder to accomplish when/if it's thriving a/o a forerunner.
--- In email@example.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Blavatskyâ??s Works & Internet
> The amount of writings done by H P Blavatsky, one of the founders of the
> Theosophical Society and the one who introduced New Age to the West is
> amazing. For example, the Voice of Silence - a theosophical classic was
> written in a week; Key to Theosophy - FAQ on Theosophy and Theosophical
> Society was written in two weeks.
> When she started TS and even subsequently she was â??poor and pennilessâ?? and
> never tried to make a buck out of her own labors. What she wanted was to
> spread theosophy so that Humanity would be a better place in the decades and
> centuries to come.
> Lo and behold. See what is going on today in the theosophical world,
> especially in publications supported by theosophical organizations.
> We have seen publications such as Secret Doctrine Commentaries - mostly just
> transcription of steno record in neat script and the recent publication on
> Mahatma Letters to A P Sinnett. They are very pricey and out of reach of
> average theosophist who tends to be not rich.
> On the other hand, a small group of dedicated volunteers (not funded or
> supported by any organization) are putting some of the classic publications
> as The Theosophist and Lucifer (both edited by H P Blavatsky) on Internet
> for every one to access for free on www.theosophy.net.
> Some comments were made here and at other forums that a true theosophist at
> heart is driven by making information available for every one for free and
> is not driven by making a buck, in the great modern way of thinking. Since
> all modern publications are first available in electronic form, a clik of
> the mouse can make it available on Internet for free.
> What is amazing was the mindset of some â??theosophistsâ?? in this matter. One
> writer, who is hiding behind a pseudonym, questioned whether esoteric should
> be made so easily available to world. If one looks at the publications, they
> is nothing esoteric about them. It is simply nonsense that anything really
> esoteric can be put in writing. This every theosophist knows about.
> The spread of theosophy in the West as shown by the continuous decline in
> the formal membership shows that more should be done to make the
> theosophical material available on Internet for free.
> One sometimes wonders what kind of Karma one creates by putting out
> publications whose high price act as an impediment for a poor soul to access
> them. Of course human mind will always defend and find a logic justifying
> high prices and of course putting a buck in the pocket of the authors.
> Theosophy should be free for all, like Sunshine.
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