Re: theos-talk About the age of Aquarius
Jun 20, 2011 01:32 AM
by M. Sufilight
Dear Paulo and friends
My views are:
"If you take in account what Eliphas Levi wrote about Jesus (later reproduced by HPB and confirmed by the Masters), that connection makes even less sense."
M. Sufilight says:
Do you have a reference or two about it, so that we all might understand you better?
"If it started in 1900 or not, I am not sure, what is clear to me is that some effects of the Aquarian Age can be spotted since that year.
But it is an open discussion."
M. Sufilight says:
Well, H. P. Blavatsky wrote the following about the equinox in the quote in mention: "When it enters, in a few years, the sign of Aquarius, psychologists will have some extra work to do, and the psychic idiosyncrasies of humanity will enter on a great change. " (BCW, Vol. VIII, p. 174 fn.)
I am saying: that since the beginning of the 20th century we have witnessed that psychology and psychologist have become more and more important, and that dogmatic religions have become less and less important. Do you not think so?
And that various groups among the many versions of psychology slowly are releaseing the word "wisdom" with "psychology" or a similar phrase...psycho-parapsychology or esoteric psychology etc. etc.
And this is perhaps in the direction - the Theosophical Society in the future aught to reformulate itself - and perhaps a Master Psychologist or two already are doing it.
What I however sense throughout H. P. Blavatsky's writings all in all, was that she, and perhaps even Master KH was more optimistic about the future, or the next hunred years or so from 1888 to 1988 than reality has shown us all. But not Master Morya it seems.
But, this view is based on various letters and papers by these persons. Mahatma Letter no. 47 by Morya is one. And the famous Shannon letter, the Mahatma Letter by KH til Olcott.
And also "View of the Chohan on the T.S.", that "It's time that Theosophy should enter the arena. The sons of Theosophists are more likely to become in their turn Theosophists than anything else. No messenger of truth, no prophet has ever achieved during his life time a complete triumph, not even Buddha; the Theosophical Society was chosen as the corner stone, the foundation of the future religion of humanity. To achieve the proposed object a greater, wiser, and especially a more benevolent intermingling of the high and the low, of the alpha and the omega of society, was determined upon. The white race must be the first to stretch out the hand of fellowship to the dark nations, to call the poor despised "nigger" brothers. This prospect may not smile to all. He is no Theosophist who objects to this principle. . . . " ( http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/mahatma/ml-choh.htm )
---- Yet, again one aught to be careful to read to much into such letters, and, not only use dead letter reading and all. - And a few questions araises to all readers of these words: Because with regard to the TS and its later off-shoots, I keep wondering where we find that TS corner-stone today? Is it alive and kicking, or barely, or very much? And in what shape or version do we find it? A psychological versions, using a psychological key? A non-secterian version? And what is the importance non-secterian promotions to you, if any at all, -- when you consider than main object of the TS, namely altruism and the attempt to promote altruism by reconciling all religions, sects and nations under a common system of ethics, based on eternal verities? How do you define the term non-secterian?
The above was written, so to evaluate whether the prediction for the Aquarian Age by Blavatsky given in the quote in mention (BCW, Vol. VIII, p. 174 fn.) was all in all true and accurate.
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To all readers:
Allow me to add the following sidenote, because I find that it could be very important to consider and even reconsider, what this fellow issaying in these videos...
I would myself however perhaps have used another kind of vocabulary myself.
Christopher Hitchens about the Catholic Church (1of2) from the Intelligence² debate
Christopher Hitchens about the Catholic Church (2of2) from the Intelligence² debate
So there you are.
And because of that, I find that there is aleast one reason to be seeking to promote altruism and to reconcile all religions, sects and nations under a common system of ethics, based on eternal verities.
Those of you, who happen to be involved with inter-religious meetings - and who meet the Christian Priest and some of their leaders from time to time could very well show this video to them and then ask what they think. Where they agree or disagree, more or less, and why. And perhaps a reformulated video can be created. Somehow I keep returning to these videos from time to time - when I so to speak forget why I am here. There must be something to what he is saying, I have overlooked, or not emphasised enough in my life, either in support or not in support of the views.
Now I have emphasised his word on this forum, - and because you might find it useful and important - in the name of compassion that is.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: theos-talk About the age of Aquarius
I quoted the Wikipedia article just to show than even among astrologers there is a wide divergence on regard to the beginning of the Aquarian Age.
As you wrote, there is no logic in figuring out a specific date for the birth of Jesus, just to fit that date in the beginning of the Age of Pisces. If you take in account what Eliphas Levi wrote about Jesus (later reproduced by HPB and confirmed by the Masters), that connection makes even less sense.
I also think that is very important to look carefully at the text you quoted from the article "Astrology and Astrolatry" and from the SD.
If it started in 1900 or not, I am not sure, what is clear to me is that some effects of the Aquarian Age can be spotted since that year.
But it is an open discussion.
I just hope that Robert Zoller´s (one of the astrologers who contributed the most to the revival of the ancient astrological techniques) grim predictions don´t come true:
"(...)[Zoller] suggest[s] that the Pisces world where religion is the opiate of the masses will be replaced in the Aquarian Age by a world ruled by secretive power-hungry elites seeking absolute power over others. Families will dissolve completely, or family ties will be hidden. Zoller also believes that knowledge in the Aquarian Age will only be valued for its ability to win wars; scientists may even be able to precipitate earthquakes for military means, and the danger in the Aquarian Age is that knowledge and science will be abused, not industry and trade. Zoller sees the Aquarian Age as a Dark Age wherein religion will be seen as offensive."
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> Dear Paulo and friends
> My views are:
> Why do you find my arguments compelling?
> M. Sufilight
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> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 11:41 PM
> Subject: theos-talk About the age of Aquarius
> As I mentioned before, I'm learning a lot from the discussion between John and Morten around the beginning of the age of Aquarius. I myself, as a student (though intermittent) of astrology should be able to give a better contribution than that I am about to. On Wikipedia (I know that is not the best of sources)I found a reference to a research made by Nicholas Campion (a respected astrologer who not long ago published two volumes on the history of western astrology).
> "The start date for the Aquarian age is somewhat contentious and there is little uniform agreement upon the date or process leading from the previous Piscean age to the Aquarian age (or between any two ages). Nicholas Campion in The Book of World Horoscopes lists various references from mainly astrological sources for the start of the Age of Aquarius. Based on the research by Nicholas Campion most published material on the subject state that the Age of Aquarius arrived in the 20th century (29 claims), with the 24th century in second place with twelve claimants. Eight researchers claim the Aquarian age will arrive in the 25th century while the 21st, 26th and 27th centuries have seven supporters for each century. Other centuries that have a number of supporters for the beginning of the Aquarian age include: 22nd and 23rd centuries (6 each); 19th century (5); and the 18th century (4).(...)Approximately every 2,160 years the sun's position at the time of the vernal equinox will have moved into a new zodiacal constellation. However zodiacal constellations are not uniform in size and so some astrologers believe that the corresponding ages should also vary in time - this however is a contentious issue amongst astrologers.
> In 1929, the International Astronomical Union defined the edges of the 88 official constellations. The edge established between Pisces and Aquarius technically locates the beginning of the Aquarian Age around the year 2600. Many astrologers dispute this approach because of the varying sizes of the zodiacal constellations and overlap between the zodiacal constellations."
> Maybe HPB was wrong; I accept that Reigle can be right about this issue, but I find Morten's arguments compelling.
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