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Orlando Lodge --- what is it and what they do?

Apr 22, 2011 07:07 PM
by John E. Mead


Hi -
After reading 'The Messenger', April 2001 issue 91, I noticed the section:
"TSA Status - Orlando Lodge
By Mo Michel, Eastern Director

There has been a long history of difficulty with the operation of the
Orlando Lodge. A review of the many incidents documented by past
members of the lodge and of the petition for corrective action by
the Florida Federation Board of Directors, Ied the National Board of
Directors' to first de-list the Orlando Lodge, and then to withdraw the
charter of the lodge. ..."

Ok. So what is the Orlando Lodge?? I contacted them, and obtained several items of information. The one I want to share is their newsletter. I have number 46, "Theosophy Today". I am posting this in entirety, with their permission. It is a bit long, but as you go through this newsletter, I want you to ask yourself why the TSA wants to shut down the Orlando Lodge. I see a rather dynamic organization. So, why? can anyone explain?
(long, I hope theos-talk can handle the length)

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~~~ THEOSOPHY TODAY ~~~

The Theosophical Society In Orlando,
School of Theosophy, Orlando.

A Spiritual Resource & Good Neighbor In Central Florida Since 1935
http://www.tso-orlando.org

Celebrating 76 Years of Continuous Activity In The Central Florida
Community

1935 == 76 == 2011

We are pleased to announce that since its launch June, 27, 2008 our main
website has had...29,138 visitors to date. If you haven't been there
yet, we invite you to visit... http://www.tso-orlando.org

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~ INTERNET NEWSLETTER ~

~ ~ January - February 2011 ~~

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~~STUDY~~MEDITATION~~SERVICE~~
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THEOSOPHICAL MEETINGS

We meet on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00 P.M.

The Theosophy Healing Circle meets on the 4th Friday of the month at
7:00 P.M.

February 17, Each Year Is Adyar Day, an annual tribute to our
International Headquarters. Orlando Lodge will hold its
Adyar Day Observance on Friday February 18 at 7:00 P.M. (3rd Friday).

School of Theosophy, Orlando

Basic Theosophy Class
Spring semester 2011
April 3, to June 19
Sunday afternoons 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Send inquiries for syllabus & registration to:
Theosophist@g8g43MgQC2Lej_l5nh7u7SQPk-bzUWsnuIc_JzpM94I0QPHC5JXV6ziDPeQ9M9PVVoQtDYudj2h7IooSj5kvJg.yahoo.invalid

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LODGE OF THE AIR

Home Study Program

While nothing can replace the value of personal interaction, discussion
& dialogue experienced at a Theosophical Meeting we realize that
sometimes circumstances prevent one from
being physically present with us.

In these cases you can still derive a benefit of Theosophical Study with
us by participating in our Lodge Of The Air Program.

If you would like to participate in this seasons study and cannot attend
our meetings,
all that is required is that you send us your name and e-mail address so
that we can include you in our thoughts.

As a participant in the Lodge Of The Air Program you can send us your
questions and discussion ideas to share with the meetings.

After registering as a participant, we will send you an e-link to the
text of this seasons study.

Send Registration Request to:
LODGE OF THE AIR
Theosophist@g8g43MgQC2Lej_l5nh7u7SQPk-bzUWsnuIc_JzpM94I0QPHC5JXV6ziDPeQ9M9PVVoQtDYudj2h7IooSj5kvJg.yahoo.invalid

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~ A MEDITATION FOR THE LODGE ~

Grant, O Loving Kindness within us all, that those who work and study in
the Lodge may never mistake numbers, praise, or publicity for success;
may never strive for position when all service is valued and all are
equal; may never seek for self; may preserve a kindly humor and go their
way content to serve.

May such a Spirit of Fellowship abide as to silence all gossip and
destructive criticism, so that all who enter find enduring peace, true
kindliness and understanding.

So May It Be !

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~ ORLANDO LODGE ~

Orlando Lodge is an intentional community of Theosophical Students
serving the objectives of the Theosophical Society, and is dedicated to
the creation and maintainance of a Spiritual Center where the
Theosophical Philosophy, the Ancient Wisdom, may be studied and lived,
and lives of Authenticity, Integrity and Compassion encouraged.

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ORLANDO LODGE VINDICATED

Rumors of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Mark Twain
paraphrased)


For the past two years the members of the Orlando Lodge have been
extremely disturbed and disappointed by the unjust actions of the Bland
TSA Administration as we have stood together in unity to repel their
political vendetta against us. We will never succumb to false
accusations and ludicrous lies as grounds for attempting to dissolve our
Lodge and seize our assets.


We believe that the Florida Federation and the TSA Directors were
unwittingly misled to participate in an effort to silence and punish us
for whistle-blowing. We have solid documentation and many credible
witnesses to support our position of innocence regarding TSA's erroneous
charges that our Lodge "had engaged in activities contrary to the best
interest of the Society. Had we gone to court, our supporting evidence
would have proved embarrassing to the Bland Administration.


Because the Administration was unable to furnish documents or prove any
of their allegations, on October 29, 2010, we received notice from the
International President, Mrs. Radha Burnier, stating that she had
granted our request under International Rules & Regulations 31, C & D,
to quash the action of the TSA Administration and demit Orlando Lodge
directly to Adyar for a period of two years.


We have maintained our integrity and composure throughout this
unwarranted attack on our Lodge, and we now continue the work of true
Theosophy.


Because false accusations were made public several times in the TSA
Newsletter, The Messenger, we feel that as it stands right now the
appropriate response to further amity and credibility is for the TSA
Directors to issue a statement regretting that unfortunate mistakes were
made.


We are deeply grateful to our many fellow Theosophists around the world
who have sent us their notes of solidarity and moral support during this
unfortunate period.


As always, we cordially welcome all visitors to our meetings. We meet on
the first and third Fridays of each month at 7:00 P.M.


"Sathya Meeva Jayathe"
Truth Will Prevail


Cordially and fraternally,

Carl Metzger, President
Theosophical Society In Orlando

Victor Brown, Vice President

William Delahunt, Secretary

Donna Marcialis, Librarian

Carolyn Taylor, Director
Joseph Kurak, Director


The Theosophical Society In Orlando Inc. (Orlando Lodge) 1606 New York
Ave
Orlando, Florida, 32803-1838
USA.

E-mail
Theosophist@g8g43MgQC2Lej_l5nh7u7SQPk-bzUWsnuIc_JzpM94I0QPHC5JXV6ziDPeQ9M9PVVoQtDYudj2h7IooSj5kvJg.yahoo.invalid
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Website:
http://www.tso-orlando.org

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SELFLESSNESS IS THE ARTERY TO THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
By Linda Oliveira


Desire for the material and half-heartedness are the biggest impediments
Kill the desire for things of matter
Beware of lack of intensity and seriousness of purpose


For the spiritual aspirant, selflessness is the master key to access
one's inner nature and undertake the journey along the path that
embodies the eternal, the divine and the true, Linda Oliveira,
international vice-president of The Theosophical Society, said on
Sunday.


"Unselfishness, in its fullest sense, releases us from our everyday
consciousness into the inner sanctum of our being" and leads one on the
spiritual path.


Ms. Oliveira was delivering an address on "The Spiritual Path and the
Phoenix Mystery" as part of lecture series at the 135th international
convention of the Society .


"On the spiritual path proper, there is a series of phoenix-like
renewals, expansions of consciousness through which that which is old in
us perishes, and the freshness of our interior nature makes itself felt
more and more." As one of the inner founders of the Society once wrote,
unselfishness alone "throws open all the doors and windows of the inner
tabernacle and leaves them unshut."


Citing the classic in the modern theosophical tradition, "At the Feet of
the Master," Ms. Oliveira said the set of qualifications spelt out by
the book for the spiritual path derived from Hinduism gave clues and
provided a map to indicate the way to proceed. But, unlike a crossword
puzzle, where there are fixed results, the result of the recommended
qualifications revealed differently.


While the prescribed qualifications included desirelessness, good
conduct and love for entering the path proper, the biggest impediments
to the spiritual journey were a desire for the material and
half-heartedness. It was as important — as pioneer of the theosophical
movement Madame Helena Blavatsky noted — to kill the desire for things
of matter as it was to cease from desiring for even abstractions such as
power, knowledge, love, happiness or fame.


Referring to the impediment of half-heartedness, Ms. Oliveira pointed to
the peril of the spiritual path becoming an unrealised ideal for lack of
intensity and seriousness of purpose. "At the end of the day, other
things often take the greatest priority, and we may make merely sporadic
attempts to compensate for our many activities with some sort of
intermittent spiritual practice."


Though the spiritual path might seem external to human beings, in
reality it was created within one's consciousness. "The making of the
path becomes our inner phoenix," she said.

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Mrs. Linda Oliveira is the International Vice-President of The
Theosophical Society, Adyar, http://www.ts-adyar.org
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WE MUST HEAL TOGETHER

A PROJECT OF HEALING


1. Set aside 10 minutes a day wherever you are,at whatever time or place
that is convenient for you.


2. Take a few minutes to "Center," "Enter The Silence." however best you
do it. Going to that place deep within you where Truth abides in
Fullness. It is from this center that You Will KNOW The Truth of things.


3. You may want to visualize the T.S. Seal.
Quietly recite to yourself The Invocation To Unity.


The Invocation To Unity


O Hidden Life, Vibrant In Every Atom;
O Hidden Light, Shining In Every Creature; O Hidden Love, Embracing All
In Oneness; May Each Who Feels Himself As One With Thee; Know He Is
Therefore One With Every Other.


Ponder these Truths awhile in The Silence.
When your time is up...


4. See a Golden Rose Brilliant Light spreading out and enveloping ALL
Theosophists all over the world. KNOW that you have set Powerful Healing
Forces to work for the Good.


5. Resume your normal daily activities.


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UNDERSTANDING "THE PROCESS."
By Brian S.


So many false prophets!! So how can one sift through the rubbish and
find the true teachings? Very very simply. The "Budhi" will not mislead
you, if you are open to it (no mental speculation required) and
Karmaticaly able to recieve the guidance.


Esoteric "writings" are actualy only Esoteric, under certain conditions.
If those conditions are not met (By the Reader), than no matter WHAT the
subject matter is, one is only within the Exoteric. The TRUE Esoteric
System, starts with a "process". That process is the Seed and the Root
of the entire system. This "Process", is the practical methods of True
Occultism and Spiritual development. The Process is what seperates a
"Spiritual system of Development" from a "Dogmatic Religion".


This Process refines Man, from a piece of coal into a diamond (which the
process, is a faster version of what is occuring naturaly, as man
evolves physicaly, psychical, and spritualy). This Process works with
all the various vehicles of "man", and Consciousnes. This process is
the entire point, of the Esoteric Tradition. Call it Yoga, Alchemy,
Tantra,Enlightenment, Regeneration, Resurection, "To Die So you can
live", or whatever you like. IT still amounts to the same thing.


Without this process, there is ONLY Exoteric, no matter WHAT the subject
matter is. And where there is Exoteric, there is relative
truth, opinion, illusion and duality.The differance between them
(Exoteric and Esoteric) are like the differance between being the
Subject looking at the object, to the Subject "being" the Object.


A theosophist, who knows the Planet Chains, about the Bodies of Man,
about whatever, but who hasnt done ANY practical work, is in the same
exact position, as any other Exoteric Religious Dogma slave and will
experiance the exact same "Death Process". The normal death process. If
one isnt Realised, one can only take things on Faith. And only Exoteric
religion requires Faith. "I have faith the Planet chains
exist because HPB was right about other stuff" - OK EXOTERIC. FAITH. NOT
ESOTERIC. If you havnt experianced and verified for yourself,
that the planet chains exist, than it isnt Esoteric knowledge for you,
irregardless of what illusion you might be under!


If I mentor someone, I clearly state, "Ok this I have verified, I can
attest to it being truth beyond relative truth", or, other things, I
have to clairify, "Im not at that level, and I havnt experianced that,
so take the knowledge as a possible sign post, for the future". Even
back in the Old TS, many of the individuals were not from a "realised"
perspective. Hence the Egos were insane, and hence after HPBs passing,
everything went extremly.."Wacky".


Sinnet makes me wince, with his bravado and thinking, HPB was his equal,
and that he was taught many things she wasnt aware of, and this and
that. Well the Mahatmas clearly stated, NO LETTER, was sent to anyone,
that HPB didnt recieve a copy of. Of cource no one back than thought we
would now have access to most of the writings. So we can see, Sinnets
journey into Theosopy, was an exoteric journey lacking Realisation (The
process)which is why the Masters were always having "fun with him" -
poking at western mentality.


Many of the early English, and American students couldnt even follow the
most basic of rules for serious LAY Chelaship. Not even coming close to
an Exoteric Buddhist
lifestyle, let alone an Esoteric Buddhist lifestyle and practise. But
once one is working from the perspective of "The Process', and opinion
drops away, one then is in a position, to allow their Budhi to lead them
to the correct knowledge.


Some may not believe what I am
saying. That is fine. But Buddha taught "Dont believe me. I might be
fooling you. Just try it, and either it will prove itself to you or it
wont" (paraphrased). No belief or faith required.
The more one can stay stablised within that 'State' of being open to the
Budhi, the more realised one becomes, and the more ones
consciousness is purified and "raised".


Someone like me, bounces in and out and thats mainly my fault for being
a poor student. I mentally speculate to much, and that makes it harder
to hear. But my Budhi has lead me since I was 7. From within Roman
Catholic
bondage, my intuition lead me to Zen and Mikkyo. I survied the
persecution for almost 8 years, by the teachers and the students (Who
were encouraged to be cruel towards me, in hopes they could break me). I
was told daily I was "Evil', and "A Satan" etc. At the age of 14
(8th Grade) I refused to take the entrace exam for the Christian high
school. This was the first time in the history of the school, that
occured.


They refused to put my picture up on the wall for graduating, so they
could forget my disrespect. How could a 7-14 year old truly understand
that what he was being
taught was a lie? A corruption? How could a 7-14 year not cave in to
parental, teacher, and childhood external peer preasure,that were
physical and psychological? It was my Budhi, that protected me, and
pushed me towards what I need to know, and what I needed to study and
EXPERIANCE.


HPB taught we are only allowed our allotment of "The teachings", based
on our Karma.This is also a common teaching in Vaisnavaism and Vendanta.
So nothing, that anyone could do, could interfere with my Karma and the
allotment. But no true allotment can be accessed until one begins "The
Process" of dieing to this world.


I hope all followers of the Esoteric Tradition, "have the ears to hear"
what I am saying. I leave you with this quote- "The above is given as an
explanation of the text, which records the
words of the Brahmana, who narates how he reached the ultimate Wisdom of
Yogism, and had reached all Knowledge in this wise. Saying that he had
"perceived by means of the Self the seat abiding in the Self", where
dwells Brahman free from all"" - SD 2:568

Sincerely
Brian.S


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THE CHOHAN ON CHRIST, SPIRIT, BUDDHA, KRISHNA, OSIRIS & NIRVANA


I post the Chohan's words which give a central teaching of Theosophy:

"Once unfettered and delivered from their deadweight of DOGMATIC
interpretations, PERSONAL names, ANTHROPOMORPHIC conceptions and
salaried priests, the fundamental doctrines of ALL religions will be
proved identical in their ESOTERIC meaning.
"Osiris, Krishna, Buddha, Christ, will be shown as different names for
ONE AND THE SAME royal highway to final bliss - NIRVANA.


"Mystical Christianity, that is to say, that Christianity which teaches
SELF-REDEMPTION through our own Seventh principle - this liberated
PARA-ATMA (Augoeides) called by some Christ, by others
Buddha, and equivalent to regeneration or rebirth in Spirit - will be
found just the SAME truth as the Nirvana of Buddhism."
(caps added.)

Daniel Caldwell
Blavatsky Study Center
http://blavatskystudycenter.org

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What Is "Microphilanthropy?"

FOR MICROPHILANTHROPIST CARLO GARCIA DONATIONS ARE A PART OF DAILY LIFE.

'You don't have to be rich and famous to make a little bit of good,' he
says.

Carlo Garcia, a Chicago-based blogger, is challenging himself to
donate to 365 charities in 365 days.
By Elizabeth Chuck


It's been more than 230 days since Carlo Garcia bought a cup of coffee.
That's because in April, the Chicago resident realized that he could
change lives and inspire others to do the same all for the price of his
morning joe.


One day this idea popped into my head: How hard would it be to give back
to charity every day? What's stopping us from doing that?? said
Garcia, who catalogs his daily donations on his blog, Living
Philanthropic. Because I dont make a whole lot of money, I had to look
at my finances and see what areas of unnecessary spending I could
cut,� he said. That's when Starbucks got the boot in favor of
free coffee at the ticketing company where Garcia works.
that's five dollars right there that could go to charity,? Garcia
said.


While charities still rely primarily on the Bill Gateses and Warren
Buffetts of the world, Garcia is a new breed of benefactor: a
microphilanthropist.? And even though he can only give a little, some
experts believe that he and his fellow mini-donors have the potential to
change the altruistic landscape.


Each day, Garcia chooses a different non-profit organization to donate
to, giving anywhere from $5 to $200. He often gets suggestions for which
charities to give to from the roughly 5,000 followers he has amassed on
his blog, Facebook and Twitter.


Garcia estimates that so far, he's given away about $2,500 and his
followers $3,400. While those amounts may be modest, Garcia says, those
contributions will pay dividends.
"You don't have to be rich and famous to make a little bit of good in
your community, and that good will have a ripple effect," he said.


Fundraising consultants say crises like the January earthquake in Haiti,
which drew more than $25 million in aid through $10 text contributions,
are making microphilanthropy more popular, especially because of how
quickly social networks can raise awareness about a cause. Similar to
the Salvation Army's ubiquitous red collection kettles during the
holidays, non-profit organizations are spreading their reach through as
many online outlets as possible, hoping that asking for a little money
from a lot of people will add up.


Garcia has given to more than 200 charities that range from local to
international with causes that are just as varied. While he has no
particular focus, many of his picks serve children, including the Urban
Arts Partnership, which brings art to underserved public schools; Warm
Blankets Orphan Care, which helps children around the world who have
lost their families because of war or natural disaster; and the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which funds research,
prevention and treatment of AIDS.

To find out more about Microphilanthropy and/or join with Carlo Garcia's
efforts visit
his webblog:

Living Philanthropic
http://livingphilanthropic.tumblr.com/

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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 cirriculum 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.
Nowhere 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
apologia.
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

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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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WE INVITE YO TO DISCOVER THEOSOPHY

"The notion that humanity can discover the nature of God and the
Universe by looking
within itself has been called THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY." -- Aldous
Huxley


A Besant/Leadbeater Perspective...


THE ANCIENT WISDOM
Dr.Annie Besant
http://hpb.narod.ru/AncientWisdom1.htm
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A TEXTBOOK OF THEOSOPHY
C.W.Leadbeater
http://hpb.narod.ru/TextBookTheos.htm
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INTRODUCTORY STUDIES IN THEOSOPHY
By Adelaide Gardner
http://hpb.narod.ru/IntroducoryStudiesTheosophy.html
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LESSONS IN THEOSOPHY
http://users.ez2.net/nick29/theosophy/lessons.htm
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ELEMENTARY THEOSOPHY
L.W.Rogers
http://hpb.narod.ru/ElementaryTheosophyLWR.htm
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THE CAMPBELL THEOSOPHICAL RESEARCH LIBRARY
http://www.austheos.org.au/tsia-campbell-theosophical-research-library.html
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CLASSIC THEOSOPHICAL BOOKS
ONLINE...
(click link)
http://www.anandgholap.net/
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AIKYA
A Website of Theosophical Inspiration
(click link)
http://www.theosophicalsociety.gr/Aikya/index.html
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THE CANADIAN THEOSOPHICAL LIBRARY
Canadian Theosophical Library of George Duguay. Our 800 + Theosophical
On-line Documents
http://hpb.narod.ru/lib.htm
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C.W. LEADBEATER AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT
http://www.cwlworld.info/index.html
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JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI
http://www.kfa.org/
--
http://www.journal.kfionline.org/
--
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/
---
http://www.kinfonet.org/
--
http://pathless.com/
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SOME BASIC COMCEPTS OF THEOSOPHY
By Eunice & Felix Layton
http://hpb.narod.ru/SomeBasicConcepts.htm
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THE PATH OF SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT
by Seetha Neelakantan
http://hpb.narod.ru/PathUnfoldment.htm
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PREFACE TO SELF CULTURE IN THE LIGHT OF OCCULTISM
by I.K.Taimni
http://hpb.narod.ru/SelfCuturePreface.htm
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IDYLL OF THE WHITE LOTUS
by Mabel Collins (M.C.)
http://hpb.narod.ru/IdyllLotus.htm
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THE THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
Founded in 1908 by Annie Besant as a Union of Those Who Love For The
Service of All Who Suffer.
http://international.theoservice.org/


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We Welcome The Amity & Communication With
All Theosophical Traditions...


THEOSOPHICAL UNIVERSITY PRESS
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/tup-onl.htm
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EXPLORING THEOSOPHY
http://davidpratt.info/
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THEOSOPHY
http://blavatskyarchives.com/introductionstotheosophy.htm
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THE QUIET MIND

Only the Stillness of the Mind is an Active Ocean, where the Winds of
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Spirit realize Their Reflections. This Stillness is called Nirvana, and
Its
Movement is called Active Compassion...

Links to Meditation......


http://www.puresilence.org/written_word.htm
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http://www.swamij.com/index-yoga-meditation-basics.htm
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http://www.pentagonmeditationclub.org/
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http://www.egreenway.com/meditation/index.htm
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http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.htm
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CenteringPrayerCentral/message/26
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TryVeg .com - Table of Contents
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http://www.serv-online.org/
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THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA ( Orlando Lodge)


The Theosophical Society In Orlando was chartered in January 1935 and
has been active in the Central Florida community since that time.

Theosophical Meetings are held on the first and third Fridays at 7:00
P.M. September thru May.
The Society maintains a Lending Library, Nature Sanctuary, and
Meditation Room open weekly to the public, September thru May.

The School of Theosophy,Orlando presents classes in Basic Theosophy and
Meditation twice a year, in the Spring and Fall Semesters. A school
catalog and class syllabus are available upon request.

Theosophy is the Perennial Wisdom which lies at the root of all
religion, yet is the exclusive possession of none. Members of the
Society seek to promote a sense of tolerance, understanding, and
universal brotherhood among all people.

The aims and objectives of the Society are purely altruistic in the
highest sense. The Society does not involve itself in sectarian or
political causes whatever.

Theosophy is non-dogmatic and does not promote any creed or specific
belief. Rather, through Study, Meditation, and Service members attempt
to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their purpose in the
universe.

The Society is not authoritarian and has no clergy or leaders, other
than democratically elected officers.

It promotes complete individual freedom of thought and conscience, and
refers the individual back to his own conscience as the only ultimate
authority in regard to spiritual and moral decisions.

The Theosophical Society In Orlando is a local branch of a international
organization with headquarters in Chennai, India.

We invite your interest and participation in our programs.

ORLANDO FLORIDA LODGE
Theosophical Society In Orlando
1606 New York Ave.
Orlando, Florida, 32803-1838
407-898-1064
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THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY ( Adyar)

Further Detailed Information about Theosophy, and/or The Theosophical
Society....
International Headquarters, Adyar, Chennai, (Madras) India
http://www.ts-adyar.org

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