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Re: theos-talk Re: Einstein Archives Online - Can theosophists and TS organizations learn a lesson

Mar 23, 2012 08:17 PM
by MKR


I saw a comment on Facebook on the issue of HPB and theosophy.net which I
think clarifies the approach theosophy.net is taking on HPB. Here is the
comment:

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... we do not seek to abandon HPB, but at the same time the behaviors of
true believers has made rational discourse on HPB and her world virtually
impossible in a public forum. It is best summarized in the common mantra
"No Blavatsky, No Theosophy".

Blavatsky is a tremendous figure historically and culturally. The
Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism devotes a large section to
Blavatsky. In addition academically the amount of material being generated
is increasing. Unfortunately where it comes to theosophists and
theosophical organizations, the trend is still towards a blind, unthinking,
cult-like worship of theosophy which stifles all public discussion. That is
what Theosophy.net utterly opposes..

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On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Jacques M <jacmahnich@vuY14F2HxQbzsX3Yy3z5pylv3Us8HCRnZsTXNtHpWvG69H3tBB5rqt-TddddbDHJfOkSyZMNa4a_ig.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

> **
>
>
> MKR wrote : "An effort is under way in the setup of a ning site at
> www.theosophy.net,
>
> mainly the brain child of a theosophist and a handful of supporters. It is
> independent and outside of the control of any organization and currently
> has nearly 1,000 members. The momentum is there and is going to pickup."
>
> To be independant and outside of the control of any organization is a good
> thing, but it must be known that this new "organization" considers HPB as a
> liar and reject all her teachings.
>
>
> --- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > With Internet, power is shifting from organizations to individuals or
> small
> > groups.
> >
> > With very old leaders in key decision making positions and lacking
> > understanding current technology and their tremendous potential, it is
> time
> > for individuals to take the lead in spreading theosophy among the masses.
> >
> > An effort is under way in the setup of a ning site at www.theosophy.net,
> > mainly the brain child of a theosophist and a handful of supporters. It
> is
> > independent and outside of the control of any organization and currently
> > has nearly 1,000 members. The momentum is there and is going to pickup.
> >
> > Also there is a site on facebook which has a lot of visitors and I am
> very
> > upbeat about the future growth. Recently there was a suggestion from a
> > theosophist in India that a Hindi site be established as well. Let us see
> > how things develop.
> >
> > MKR
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM, vimal <vimal_b@...> wrote:
> >
> > > **
>
> > >
> > >
> > > This sounds perfectly sane.Its not only natural calamaties but also the
> > > fact that some precious books and documents lie in Adyar,subject to the
> > > damp hot and saline atmosphere of the sea coast..All these precious
> books
> > > should be digitised and openly available.
> > >
> > > Another thing that always puzzles me is why is theosophical knowledge
> > > spread only among theosophists. How come one never hears of talks in
> non
> > > theosophical groups?
> > >
> > > Its time an online signature campaign started outlining concrete steps
> to
> > > take to make the theosophic knowledge more easily accessible to the
> world
> > > at large.
> > >
> > > There are many people out there who would greatly benifit from a clear
> > > understanding of the evolution and what is our role in it.
> > >
> > > I think in the process of keeping the 'traditions' of the last century
> > > alive, the society has become the antithesis of what it set out to
> destroy
> > > in the first place-a center of ego-centricity where preserving itself
> > > became more important than growing and evolving. Hence the decline and
> > > disillusionment amongst so many truth seekers and people who cn see
> things
> > > in context of the world at large.
> > >
> > > If evolution is the key,why hasn't the society evolved?
> > >
> > > d thc the n In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Recently, the Albert Einstein archives announced the public access
> to the
> > > > scanned archives and should be commended. What the archives has done
> is a
> > > > pointer to much of the materials kept by libraries and private
> > > collections.
> > > >
> > > > <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401959,00.asp>
> > > >
> > > > Firstly, preserving original paper documents from degradation due to
> the
> > > > quality of originals as well as degradation due to exposure to wide
> range
> > > > of weather conditions. Current digital technology combined with
> > > world-wide
> > > > access to Internet offers a cost effective solution to the
> preservation
> > > of
> > > > valuable historical materials. Even if the originals are lost due to
> > > > natural causes - earthquake, fire, flood, theft etc. digital copies
> > > > preserve them for the future generations. Even when storage
> technology
> > > > changes, keeping up with them is quite easy since the conversion
> will be
> > > > automatic computer controlled.
> > > >
> > > > Theosophical organizations world-wide have large collection which can
> > > > benefit future researchers and historians and even theosophical
> students.
> > > > This is especially true of historical material during the days of
> HPB and
> > > > Olcott and others. There has not been any public information about
> > > current
> > > > steps taken to prevent loss of these valuable materials, nor of any
> plans
> > > > to preserve them for the future generations in the light of current
> > > digital
> > > > technology.
> > > >
> > > > Without conversion to digital media, in due course most of the
> valuable
> > > > materials can be lost for posterity. In the grapevine there has been
> talk
> > > > about the reluctance of individuals who have historical materials to
> > > donate
> > > > them to theosophical organizations due to two reasons. First is the
> long
> > > > run preservation and secondly access controlled by the whims of
> leaders
> > > > with their own fears and agenda.
> > > >
> > > > Theosophical organizations are yet to understand and make full use of
> > > > modern digital and communication advances. These tools need not be
> feared
> > > > about. They are indispensable for digital storage and distribution.
> > > >
> > > > I hope leaders will open up their eyes and move fast on this
> question.
> > > > Failure to move fast cannot help theosophy or theosophical
> organizations.
> > > >
> > > > MKR
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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> >
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