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Dec 30, 2010 05:56 PM
by Duane Carpenter

William Delahunt
Outlines some important insights around different approaches to Theosophy which 
I am in complete agreement with.
Less criticism and more tolerance could help most theosophists.
The left brain right brain dynamic has become an important contribution through 
advanced studies in psychology and particularly neuro-science.
Alice Bailey claimed she expanded on many of HPB's important insights.
Her book Esoteric Psychology clearly outlines how all of humanity are grouped or 
influenced by a number of the 7 rays. Monadic ray, Soul ray, PersonalityÂRayÂas 
well as Mental ray, Astral ray, and Physical-etheric ray. Although this may seem 
as information already given out by a number of earlier Theosophists I encourage 
the reader to explore for themselves. It was not until this meticulous outline 
by AABÂthatÂthe influence of the seven rays clearly show in great detail how 
each student will approach their spiritual development somewhat differently.
None are better than any other but they are distinctly different.
ÂKnowledge of the 7 rays and which centers, colors, notes,Âplanets or spiritual 
hierarchies they relate or work throughÂand how they should be used in 
meditation is part of what she disseminated.
I have outlined and given graphic representation to some of her and HPB's 
insights and theories. They can be found here at my website:
Blessings for the New Year

From: t_s_theosophist <>
Sent: Thu, December 30, 2010 8:13:55 PM
Subject: theos-talk WHO SPEAKS FOR THEOSOPHY?



One of the skills highly recommended of Theosophists is the development of a 
broad and flexible tolerance for the differences of others. There is not nor has 
there ever been any "official" definition of "Theosophy." However when we talk 
about "Theosophical Studies" this does not mean that we can study any sundry New 
Age or occult topic and call it "Theosophy." Theosophical Studies involve a 
definite curriculum of information. 

Among Theosophical students it is generally accepted that the focus of our study 
and promotion be centered around the teachings and writings of H.P. Blavatsky 
and the various interpretations of her many disciples and students. 

No two students are exactly alike and we find many differing views and 
interpretations as we are all at different levels of mental ability and 
comprehension, and this is all OK. This is the way it should be. A diversity of 
viewpoints makes for healthy discussion. 

Modern psychological studies and brain research are confirming what the Ancient 
Wisdom has always taught that there are two distinct hemispheres of the brain 
which interpret data differently. The left brain gives a logical 

explanation, the right brain gives an aesthetic interpretation. When the two are 
working in sync, a wholistic picture developes. Few people are born with both 
hemispheres operating naturally in sync, and we call them the geniuses. However 
anyone can be trained to synchronize both hemispheres and awaken their latent 
genius ability. 

Much of the current discussion and antagonism directed toward previous prominent 
leaders of the Theosophical Movement can be addressed by understanding that some 
were predominantly "Right Brain" thinkers and some where "Left Brain" thinkers 
and this is evidenced by the way they presented Theosophy to the public. Were 
they wrong in their presentations? NO, just different. 

There is a great value in amicable discussion, more than most realize, as it is 
through amicable discussion that new insights and vistas of understanding open 
up before our mental vision. There is an emergent value which cannot be 
pre-planned or predicted but is always of a salugenic and wholesome quality. 

Theosophy is a serious inquiry, and Madame Blavatsky gives us helpful guidelines 
and hints to enable our inquiry to produce fruitful effects. No where does she 
ever claim to be "the final word" as with this Grand Inquiry, there can never be 
a "final word." 

Paradoxically as it may seem, longtime serious students of Theosophy will attest 
to the fact that when one reaches a certain level of inquiry there seems to 
occur a convergence and agreement of understanding, a congruence at which point 
differences, dis-agreements and previous mis-understandings all become moot and 
fade into the background. 

So, Who Speaks For Theosophy?
We All Do, and No One Does. 

Theosophy (TRUTH) Speaks for itself, it is Self-evident, and requires no 

Hopefully those who do speak on Theosophy will be learned and or sincere 
students. We can judge for ourselves the merits of their statements We can 
decide for ourselves whether they are credible and worth our consideration. 

Colonial Olcott structured the Society in order to preserve this freedom of 
inquiry by giving the Branches, autonomy to operate without being subject to 
"official versions" or dictates of "higher bodies." 

When a National Society or any other "Special Interest Group" or political 
faction resorts to "favorite versions," deceit or trickery, to further their own 
agenda, then our basic freedom of inquiry and discussion is greatly endangered. 
And more importantly TRUTH is subverted. 

The motivation for promoting these private agendas can only be based on 
spiritual ambition and unrecognized egotism. We are cautioned many times by 
Madame Blavatsky against the deadly effects of spiritual ambition, it is ironic 
that this is not readily seen. 

TRUTH operates as the Spirit does, it does as it will, and will not be 
controlled by anyone or group. 

Let constant vigilance be our watchword. 

--William Delahunt 

Mr.Delahunt has been a member of the Society since 1969, A Past President of 
Orlando Lodge and is currently the Secretary of Orlando Lodge, and Director of 
The School of Theosophy, Orlando.


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