Theosophy News Worldwide 3rd Quarter 2015

This issue was published on 2015-10-10 or 5 years 3 months ago.

Editorial

Steven Otto

Dear friends of Theosophy,

it's very interesting to notice more and more theosophical events on universities, for example the "International Conference: Theosophy Across Boundaries" that took place two weeks ago at the Center for American Studies at the University Heidelberg (Germany) or the International Conference: "Theosophy and the Arts: Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment" (October 09 - 10, 2015) at the Columbia University in New York organized from the Project "Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960" at the Universitiy of York (UK). It's an encouraging trend, isn't it?

But regard to the amount of attention outside the Theosophical Movement the big story was the Google Doodle of Anny Besants Birthday (1st of Otc.). Not only that Millions of People saw this so called "Doodle" on the Google-Startpage (but only in India), also over 40 newspapers wrote online about it and Anny Besant, in most cases with a direct lead to Theosophy, some kind of a really impressive "public relation" I think (not only in india).

The Theme of the Quarter in this issue is the International Theosophy Conference (ITC) 2015 in The Hague, Netherland, one year after the "Declaration of Naarden" (we reported last year). You can watch a lot of Videos from the current event and get also some personel impressions from participants that Mr. Jan N. Kind collected and published on his Website.

And whether "The Hindu" plead to Theosophy because of "Ban the use of cane in classrooms" or "The Nation" remember "Shrimath Anagarika Dharmapala: true Father of the Nation" of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), which was a Theosophist, whether "The New York Times" about the theosophical inspired Artist Mondrian, "The Huffington Post" or "The Times of India", all of it have to say something about Theosophy, something positive, because on the other hand, you will find also still false allegations published on the web, that try to slide Theosophy into a bad corner.

However, all of this and many more you will find in the section with news from none-theosophical sites and also in the video-section, of course beside all the many, many interesting news and articles from theosophical websites and organisations and not to forget all the new theosophical magazines (in a block on the right sidebar).

And now I wish you an interesting reading and a peaceful autumn.

With kind regards from Germany

Steven Otto
Editor of Theosophy World News

Topic of the quarter

International Theosophy Conference 2015

TS Point Loma - Blavatskyhouse The Hague

Videorecordings ITC 2015

During the ITC 2015 in The Hague, recordings have been made of the lectures and plenary sessions. Check the Blavatskyhouse video recordings.
watch 15 ITC-Videos

 


Theosophy Forward

Impressions from the ITC 2015

from Alice Bouwland, Jim Colbert , Carolyn Dorrance, Olga Omlin, Jacques Mahnich, Janet Lee, Sabine van Osta.

 


International Theosophy Conference (ITC) 2016 will take place from August 11 to August 14, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA, more information


Upcoming events

ITC Inc.

International Theosophy Conference (ITC) 2016
August 11 to August 14, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA
more information

 

TS Adyar

International gathering of Young Theosophists
February 5 - 10, 2016 The search for Truth and Theosophy Today, Theosophical Institute of Brasilia
more information

 

The TS (Adyar) Australasian Section

2016 National Convention
Saturday 16 - Saturday 23 January, 2016 Today’s World Problems: Insights from the Wisdom Tradition, University Hall, Perth, Australia
more information

 

TS Adyar in India

140th International Convention at Adyar
31 December 2015 to 5 January 2016 HQ, India
more information

 

Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
October 15 - 19, 2015 Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
more information

 

TS in the Philippines

National convention 2015
November 20 - 22, 2015 in Cebu City
more information

 

Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960

International Conference, "Theosophy and the Arts: Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment"
October 09 - 10, 2015 in The Kellogg Centre, Columbia University, New York
more information

 

News from Theosophical Societies

TS Adyar in England

Summer School Review 2015 from Noeline Hart

Jenny Baker, newly elected Chairman of the Foundation and National President for the TS Adyar in England welcomes the International President of the TS Adyar Tim Boyd
read more (pdf)

 


Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society

The Newsletter

August 2015 – Vol. 18 Issue 6
read more

 


TS Adyar in US

Presidents diary

07/08.2015 and 08/09.2015
watch

 


Singapore Lodge of TS Adyar

Past Issues of the Monthly Newsletter

"Remembering Annie Besant" and "The Hidden Side of Things"
read more

 


TS Adyar Finnland

Tim Boyds Lecture at the TS Kreivilä


watch the Video

 


The TS (Pasadena) Australasian Section

Latest Issue of the Quarterly Magazine

with national and international News.
August Issue (pdf)

 


The TS (Adyar) in Australia

Current Issue of the Theosophy in Australia Magazine

The Vegetarian Ethic, Menticulture: a Key to Understanding Aboriginal Cultures, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Spirituality, 2016 National Convention
September Issue (pdf)

 


Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)

Establishing Theosophical Schools

In our Latest News, we announce Establishing Theosophical Schools, a new booklet by Vicente Hao Chin Jr, President of Golden Link College Foundation and former President of the Theosophical Society in the Philippines.
read more

 


TS (Adyar) Bangor Lodge

2 new audio podcasts

"The Da Vinci Code: An Esoteric Perspective" and "Rebirth – The Soul’s Journey"
read more

 


While, therefore, the INDIVIDUAL EGO, owing to its essence and nature, is immortal throughout eternity, with a form (rûpa), which prevails during the whole life cycles of the Fourth Round, its Sosie, or resemblance, the personal Ego, has to win its immortality.

H. P. Blavatsky, SD:III:519

Articles from Theosophical sites

Circle of Asia

The Identity of Koot Hoomi of Kashmir

This post will briefly give independent information about Helena P. Blavatsky’s teacher K.H., apart from her own information. Since, we have often quoted “The Mahatma Letters,”...
read more (pdf)

 


FOTA

The Truth about H.P. Blavatsky

Special Edition Newsletter of the Friends of the Theosophical Archives (Fota)
read more (pdf)

 


The Aquarian Theosophist

Theosophy in "The Times of Israel"

A theosophical article was published today in the influential Israeli online newspaper “The Times of Israel”. It's entitled “God and War in the Middle East”.
read more

 


Krotona Institute of Theosophy

Welcome to Our New Website!

Dear Friends. It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you all to our website! Knowing that your time is valuable, we've built our site to provide you with important information about the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. These include the Krotona Campus, School, Library, and Bookshop....
read more

 


Modern Theosophy

Alaya Vijnana as Universal Oversoul

My last article here got a response (through email) from David Reigle himself. He wonders – what is wrong with his article?...
read more

 


Book of Dzyan Research


The Book of Dzyan

Dolpopa’s Annotations on the Vimalaprabhā, Chapters 3-5, Now Published

One of the most famous, and at the same time most elusive, works on Kālacakra is the Tibetan annotations written by the Jonang teacher Dolpopa on the Vimalaprabhā Kālacakra commentary.
read more

 


The Book of Dzyan

Dharmadhātu-stava Recited in Sanskrit

Mats Lindberg, who lived in India for a number of years, has recorded himself reciting the newly published Dharmadhātustava in the original Sanskrit..
read more

 


The Book of Dzyan

On Translation of Scriptures

Recently at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, 28th June -2nd July 2015,Bangkok I gained some exposure to current practices in translation of Scriptures...
read more

 


The Book of Dzyan

New Introduction to The Ātman-Brahman in Ancient Buddhism

A corrected reprint of Kamaleswar Bhattacharya’s book, The Ātman-Brahman in Ancient Buddhism, has now been issued with a new introduction...
read more

 


Theosophy Forward


Theosophy Forward

Newsletter 3rd Quarter: The Society (Adyar) Editorial - Who Are We?

Attentive readers must have noticed that in this third quarter issue of Theosophy Forward there is a lot of news about events that took place, or are going take place in the Netherlands.
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

Newsletter 3rd Quarter: Mini Interviews

with Barbara Bradley Hebert , Bob Fahey, Jenny Baker, Kory Regan, Mirva Jaatinen, Ralph Hannon, Chong Sanne .

 


Theosophy Forward

Newsletter 3rd Quarter: Good News

Working with Children in Columbia, Good News from the Theosophical Library in Amsterdam, Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden 1, Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden 2, Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden 3, Good News from ITC Inc., Good News from Finland and Estonia .

 


Theosophy Forward

The Problem with Spirituality (Tim Boyd)

Recently a group of us at the Olcott center got together to plan an eight week program on “The Essentials of Spiritual Practice”.
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

Ianthe Hoskins - A Tribute

We remember Ianthe Hoskins, December 23, 1912 – September 10, 2001
read more, Some Articles of Ianthe Hoskins: H.P.B. Messenger of Light, The Transmission of Theosophy, Because It Is There, Because It Is There

 


Theosophy Forward

Death Brings Life into Focus

Why are we so fascinated with near death experiences (NDEs)? Certainly they are a curiosity and something beyond normal experience, but it seems to be more than that. Out-of-body experiences, premonitions and other psychic experiences are numerous but they do not have the notoriety of the NDE.
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

The Apostle Paul and Theosophy – Part two

In 1990, John Ashton, in his book The Religion of Paul the Apostle, made a thorough comparison of Paul’s experiences with those of shamanism.
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

Human Regeneration – part eight

RB: The purpose of organizing these two seminars here is a practical one; we hope that as a result of the discussions we will all have a clearer idea about the work of the Society...
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

Why the “Vahan”? (HPB)

Because the word means a Vehicle. In Theo- sophical metaphysics, this term denotes a basis, something as a bearer, more substantial than that which it bears; e.g., Buddhi, the spiritual Soul, is the Vahan of Atma—the purely immaterial “principle.”
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

The Sun a Beating Heart

The Sun is the vital focus of the Solar System. From it issue all the streams of energy and power which keep its entire kingdom alive and provide the forces necessary for its evolution.
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

Learning from within

Abraham Lincoln said that education is the most important subject we as a people can be engaged in. ”Education” is related to the root educare, which means “to lead or draw forth”, or “to develop from a latent condition.”
read more

 


Theosophy Forward

The Theosophical Roots of Spiritual Education

In many countries, educational reforms are taking place to consider the changing needs of 21st century learners. The old factory model of education that was mainly concerned with churning out obedient workers no longer suits the needs of today’s world.
read more

 



Theosophy Watch


Theosophy Watch

Found: The All-directing Omnipotent God, Source of Life and Matter

REPORTS of mystical or psychic experiences, of communion with realities that transcend the mundane, cannot all be mistaken.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

The Risen Christ, Man’s Immortal Self

CHRISTOS is the Greek word from which the term Christ is derived. It is an archaic term that was applied to every Initiate of a certain degree within the Mystery Temples of old.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

The Invisible Physical Around and Within the Material Body

ALWAYS ready to argue for the existence of an invisible physical world, within the visible, the writer of The Secret Doctrine was adamant.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Trip To The Afterlife: Near-Death Experience At The Dentist

THE new age movement heralded by Theosophy in the late 19th century, is at last bearing meaningful fruit here at the opening of the 21st.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Lessons Learned from a Drowning Man’s Memory

PLATO opens the Republic with a conversation between Socrates and his elderly friend Cephalus on the subject of death.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Life Cannot Exist Without Us

MAINSTREAM science creates an insurmountable obstacle to understanding the real nature of life because of one determined belief.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Consciousness Faster than the Speed of Light

ATOMS like their privacy as any physicist knows who tries to nail down their elusive face and place.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

A Spiritual Brain: Connecting the Body, Mind and Soul

STUDENTS of metaphysics and Theosophy are sometimes called to task for being too ‘intellectual.’
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

The Meditation of Altruistic Love and Compassion

“TO whatsoever object the inconstant mind goeth out,” Krishna teaches Arjuna in the Bhgavad-Gita, “subdue it, bring it back, and place it upon the Spirit.”
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Proved Not by Chance: Life Intelligently Designed and Guided

MODERN evolution is one of the most elaborate scientific frauds of all time. The fraud consists in a conscious refusal to accept any kind of design in Nature.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Mastering Your Karma, and the Ultimate Divisions of Time

ASSUREDLY no ordinary human being could claim to read “the grand clock of the Universe,” and even recognizing the orderly process of seasons on Earth, most wouldn’t accept that a universal time-keeper even exists.
read more

 


Theosophy Watch

Plato’s Divine Vision of The Afterlife

SOCRATIC myths describe the ascent of the soul to true knowledge, its communion with divine realities, and its return to enlighten mankind.
read more

 


Daves's Theosophy News Board


Daves's Theosophy News Board

Adyar Theosophical Society: Ineffective President

Does Tim Boyd not actually realise that as International President, he is ultimately responsible for what happens to the Adyar Theosophical Society as it tumbles out of control into the abyss?
read more

 


Daves's Theosophy News Board

Adyar Theosophical Society: The Sexual Abuse Time Bomb is Ticking

and the Adyar Theosophical Society will be destroyed when it blows up Does your group have contingency plans?
read more

 


Esoteric Philosophy


Esoteric Philosophy

All articles:

THOUGHTS ALONG THE ROAD, MUSONIUS: NO NEED OF MUCH EVIDENCE, MAGNETIC CIRCLES OF UNIVERSAL LOVE, HAPPINESS HERE AND NOW, THE SACRED PRESENCE NEXT TO US, LOOKING AT HPB’S PORTRAIT, LIFE AND WRITINGS OF JOHN GARRIGUES, ANTAHKARANA, THE BRIDGE TO SKY, THE PRACTICE OF DIVINE PRESENCE, THE ULT DAY LETTERS, 1931-1960, STOPPING FILICIDE, RESPECTING CHILDREN, THE RELIGION OF BEAUTY, AS BLAVATSKY WOULD SAY, THE GUARDIAN WALL THAT PROTECTS MANKIND, WHETHER THE BLESSINGS OF DEVACHAN ARE MAYAVIC, THE SACRED DIMENSION OF SPAC, A BURNING MATCH ANTICIPATES THE NEW DAY, THE ART OF LEARNING DURING SLEEP, ORIGINAL THEOSOPHY AND CREATIVITY, WHAT REINCARNATES?, STOICISM IN THE ESOTERIC PHILOSOPHY, MERCY AND THE LAW OF KARMA, THE PROCESS BETWEEN TWO LIVES, WHAT IS KARMA?, HELENA BLAVATSKY IN WORLD LITERATURE, M.C.’S TEXT ON KARMA, ANNOTATED, PRECEPTS AND AXIOMS FROM THE EAST - 5.

 

Theosophical Magazines

The TS in Australia

Theosophy in Australia
publisher, September (pdf)

 

The TS Adyar Indian Section

The Indian Theosophist Magazine – July to September 2015
publisher, July (pdf), August (pdf), September (pdf)

 

United Lodge of Theosophists (ULT)

The Theosophical Movement Magazine Issue April to June 2015
publisher, July (pdf), August (pdf), September (pdf)

 

TheAquarianTheosophist.com

The Aquarian Theosophist, July to August 2015
publisher, July (pdf), August (pdf), September (pdf)

 

Press outside the movement about Theosophy

Some News and Articles more or less about Theosophy


Huffington Post

On Finding the Soul

I grew up in a family where spirituality was considered to be the highest and best pursuit on earth and the province of heavyweights. My grandparents, Fritz and Dora, were Theosophists, who traveled
read more

 


The Telegraph

His Honour Evelyn Monier-Williams - obituary

There Monier-Williams was very much involved in the Oxford Union and became a follower of Madame Blavatsky, the occultist medium and founder of the esoteric movement known as Theosophy
read more

 


Canyon News

Malibu Couple With Painted Library

Thirty-four years ago, Carla and Leigh McCloskey began holding discussions in their home in Malibu. One of the main focuses of these discussions is theosophy, which is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “teaching about God and the world based on mystical insight.”
read more

 


Ricardo Maffia

An Epitome of Theosophy by William Q. Judge

There is also a fate that comes to even Adepts of the Good Law which is somewhat similar to a loss of "heaven" after its enjoyment for incalculable periods of time.
read more

 


New York Times

Review: The Morbid Anatomy Museum Presents a View From the Subconscious

Böhme’s ideas influenced many 19th-century poets and philosophers, as well as the spiritually esoteric movement known as Theosophy, of which Mondrian was a follower. The exhibition includes an unknown artist’s four screen prints of geometric imagery from the 1930s illustrating Theosophical principals.
read more

 


Times of India

Remembering Sarada, who weaved lyricism into dance

Sarada was also known for her passion for theosophy and theosophical literature. It began in 1939 when she accompanied her grandfather Pandit Subramania Sastri, who came to work at the Adyar Library at Theosophical Society (TS). Incidentally, her grandfather was one of those who suggested the name `Kalakshetra'.
read more

 


The Nation

Light in the darkness: Shrimath Anagarika Dharmapala: true Father of the Nation

Dharmapala was, but a teenager when Colonel Henry Steele Olcott and Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky set foot in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1880 May. He showed keen interest in becoming a member of the Theosophical Society...
read more

 


The Hindu

Ban the use of cane in classroom

In this regard, it is interesting to note that certain cardinal ethics in teaching according to Theosophy. Theosophists believe that each child should be studied, not coerced, be helped to grow and find himself/herself. Love and not fear could bring around even the spoilt child.
read more

 


San Diego Reader

He expected humanity to dissolve into everlasting bliss

Scriabin's contribution toward the end of the world is the Esoteric Pick of the Week
read more

 


Gary Lachmann

A Revolutionary Interview

Here’s a link to an interview I did recently with Gregg Moffitt for his Legalize Freedom website about my book Revolutionaries of the Soul.
read more

 


And some critical, false or unjustified News and Articles (more or less) about Theosophy


News with views.com

born again babylon: u.n. plan to bring in luciferian global state

Robert Mueller, Assistant General Secretary to the U.N., was deeply involved in the Theosophical Society, which was created by Madame Blavatsky, a powerful Russian occultist prominent in the 1800’s who communicated with spirit guides and influenced many of the world’s elite and dictators like Adolph Hitler...
read more

 


Atlas Obscura

The Unmasking of a 19th Century Occult Imposter

For our part, we regard her as neither the mouthpiece of hidden seers, nor as a mere vulgar adventuress; we think that she has achieved a title to permanent remembrance as one of the most accomplished, ingenious, and interesting imposters in history...
read more

 


Northcoast Journal

The Unmasking of a 19th Century Occult Imposter

In a grim turn of events, the Nazis appropriated Atlantis for their own ideology of racial superiority, building on the writing of Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society (precursor of the New Age movement)...
read more

 


Nehanda Radio

Beware of esoteric New Age mumbo jumbo

The New Age Gnostic theories proffered by Awakened Brother (AB) are neither new nor original. They come straight out of the religious philosophy of Russian born Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1836-1891)...
read more

 


boingboing.net

Aryans in Arcadia

The early New Age movement was entwined with racist beliefs. Though modern adherents have moved on, cultural appropriation still links them to its troubling roots.
read more

 

While, therefore, the INDIVIDUAL EGO, owing to its essence and nature, is immortal throughout eternity, with a form (rûpa), which prevails during the whole life cycles of the Fourth Round, its Sosie, or resemblance, the personal Ego, has to win its immortality.

H. P. Blavatsky, SD:III:519

New books

Benjamin Eckerman

Theosophy, Natives & Me
My view of philosophical points of Theosophy and Native people.
more

Videos

The Real Barack Obama

Theosophy Generally Stated

Theosophy - The Paramitas

While, therefore, the INDIVIDUAL EGO, owing to its essence and nature, is immortal throughout eternity, with a form (rûpa), which prevails during the whole life cycles of the Fourth Round, its Sosie, or resemblance, the personal Ego, has to win its immortality.

H. P. Blavatsky, SD:III:519

Letter to the editor

2015/07/13

From Jake J. via e-mail

A good service to put all this information in one place!

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