Re: theos-talk Talks from the Conference on Esoteric Traditions
Jul 09, 2012 05:19 AM
by M. Sufilight
Interesting...But not very much pro the Theosophical Society?...
A few views...
"Recommended Reading" on the mentioned website is the following:
(THis deserves as comment or two...These are merely my views. As long as one without any sign of sincerity and appearnt conscience continues to promote disinformation - like the book "The Masters Revealed" by K. Paul Johnson, a book clearly disinforming about historical realities and also about the Theosophical Society's constitution and objects, something admitted by the author, but without promoting a new revised edition of the named book, then - I think I find the website and blog to be dubious.)
I am how ever happy, that the persons involved find the Theosophical Society and some of its members worthwhile noting. Although they do not always keep themselves to clear and true historical facts, especially about the Absolutely Non-sectarian aspect of the Theosophical Society - which easily can be found, if they took the time to do so - and of course without being biased in their research. --- The so-called theosophical Masters was NEVER made an article of faith within the Theosophical Society in 1875-1891 - and perhaps until about 1910 - even when it perhaps was so among various members of the Society. This is, it seems, overlooked by many of the contributors on this blog and website.
Claming the the so-called "theosophical cause" has been ruined - is as I see it - an expression of ignorance about realities of life - and the Theosophical Society's - absolutely Non-Sectarian constitution and its objects. It is,a s I see it, in parallel to saying that because the Catholic Church killed a lot of persons in the middleages - the Gnostic cause was ruined in these centuries. (But not in India?)
These are the initial views...
But these are just my views, and I claim no infallibility, when writing.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 1:12 PM
Subject: theos-talk Talks from the Conference on Esoteric Traditions
The Blavatsky News blog informed that some of the talks given in the recent Conference on Esoteric Traditions in the Ancient and Modern World held in Athens are available online.
Below I give the links to some of those talks:
"The Early Theosophical Society and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor" by K. Paul Johnson
"The Armchair Occultist: Godfrey Higgins, Anacalypsis and Modern Occultism," by Marc Demarest
"Thorns and Roses: Approaching Difficult Theosophical History," by Brett Forray which looks at the controversy about W. Q. Judge.
"The Ethics of H. P. Blavatsky" by April Hejka-Ekins
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