The 1980s seen esoterically - part 2. More on the world dharmas of the U.S., U.S.S.R., and China. Emergence of the 'global village', economic forecast for the 80s, and the role of 'traditional peoples.'
The Kali Yuga. Concerning the 'Kali-Yuga' an age of spiritual darkness and what is good about it.
Global Transformation and our Responsibilities. Reflection on challenges facing the T.S. in the coming 21st century. A review of the mandate given the T.S. by the Maha-chohan in the 1880s, also some views expressed by W.Q. Judge. A 'Sister-Lodge' proposal.[Back to Top]
From the Secret Doctrine: HPB's recapitulation of Vol. I; The six fundamental propositions.
Cycles, Manvantaras and Rounds an d a time paradox. Figures for the duration of the Rounds, Manvantaras, Root-Races and sub-Races and an insight into the difference between 'time' and 'duration.'
The 1980s seen esoterically. Channeled material by David Spangler of Scotland's Findhorn Community has proven to be prophetic. National dharmas of the Soviet Union, Islam, China and the U.S. 'Folksouls'and 'national identities.'[Back to Top]
A second Pilgrimage to India, Part 2: The Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville; Indian Section T.S. Headquarters at Varanasi and travel experiences in India.
On hypnotism. A discussion with two U.L.T. Theosophists in Bangalore India; What Master K.H., W.Q. Judge and H.P. Blavatsky say about mesmerism and hypnotism.[Back to Top]
Without distinction of Race, Creed, Sex ... Is the T.S. Sexist? Transcript of a workshop by Beverley Noia; Secular Humanism and the crash of Flight 232. Questions of life and death in a dialogue from a local newspaper. (Part 1 of 2)
A second Pilgrimage to India. Editor Richard Slusser returns to India with Marty Lyman. Part 2 of Secular Humanism and Flight 232.[Back to Top]
A Modern Look at the Theosophical Masters. Are the Mahatmas, HPB's Teachers, now long deceased physical men, or are They lofty spiritual Beings still guiding the Theosophical movement? Excerpts from writings of HPB, W.Q.J., G. de P. and Master K.H.
Is Chelaship possible in the West? Gerald Schueler says that "all one needs for Chelaship is the burning desire in one's heart" and that the kind of qualifications set forth by Damodar in the 1880s are 'nonsense' in today's world. What did Damodar and the Masters say about this?
The Mystery of H.P. Blavatsky and her writings. The paranormal methods HPB used in writing Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine are described by H.S. Olcott and Countess Wachtmeister. The mystery of HPB as "the psychological cripple" is discussed in letters from Master K.H. and A.O. Hume; Bibliography f literature by or about H.P. Blavatsky.[Back to Top]
P.G. Bowen and his Berber Teacher. The son of Cmdr. Robert Bowen and one of H.P.B's students, P.G.B. was introduced to the Ancient Wisdom by an occultist in Africa, a member of the Berber tribe. Bowen describes how he encountered his Teacher. Part 1 of 2.
Insights from studies in At the Feet of the Master. Highlights from Stephan Hoeller's talks on C.G. Jung and the Eastern Religions and The Magic of the Animal Powers, Shamanism, Divination and Syncronicity. Part 2 of teachings from P.G. Bowen's Berber Teacher " The Sayings of the Ancient One."
Monads and Group Souls. The idea of a 'Group Soul' as a distinct entity in the animal kingdom found in a number of 'second generation' Theosophical texts: C.W. Leadbeater, Annie Besant and others the Adyar lineage is compared with teachings of G. de Purucker in the Judge lineage.[Back to Top]
Native American Religion and The Ancient Wisdom. Correspondences between Theosophy and Amerindian Cherokee tribal traditions as described in the book Voices of Our Ancestors by Dhyani Ywahoo.
The Swastika: Why does Theosophy use it? For many people it is a symbol of Nazi oppression and genocide. How Hitler came to adopt it and it's historical significance in Theosophy.
The Ancient Wisdom in Fairy Tales. Can there be an occult level of meaning in the Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale "The Snow Queen?" The tale is compared with H.P. Blavatsky's "Voice of the Silence."
Reincarnation Potpourri. References in the Old and New Testaments which may allude to reincarnation and explicit references in the Hindu tradition compared.[Back to Top]
Ethics: For Wimps Only? Bill Moyers and Michael Josephson consider various ethical problems in contemporary life.
What of Phenomena? Some contemporary Ram Dass tales from Miracle of Love; A.P. Sinnett's "Cup and saucer incident"; Rationale for the production of "phenomena" in the 1880s and why WORD came to stop it.
On Capital Punishment. An 1895 essay by W.Q. Judge and passages from The Mahatma Letters give the theosophical case against capital punishment[Back to Top]
The Mars-Mercury Controversy. Why were The Mahatma Letters published?
Death and After (excerpts) by Annie Besant Kama Loka and Devachan
Trip Report - 1988 Conference - Lake Geneva. Devachan and Avitchi; about the various Lokas, Lost Souls, and Satan.
The full unexpurgated text of the 1900 letter of advice from Master K.H. to Annie Besant.
Therapeutic Touch in The New Age; Colonel Olcott: Healer of the 1880s; Excerpts from Old Diary Leaves and Alice Bailey's Esoteric Healing; Review of a Theosophical Video.[Back to Top]
What is Spirit and Matter and Who was Jesus? Master K.H. in an 1882 Theosophist article (excerpt) and HPB in an 1887 interview with Charles P. Johnson.
The Masters:- Who are They? Quotes from The Mahatma Letters and Annie Besant.
On Channeling. A quote from HPB and an article in Theosophical Network suggest that some channeled material may be authentic.
Music - it's effect on plants Inhabitants of the Astral World. Excerpts from The Mahatma Letters
The Elixir of Life - Is the Desire to "Live" Selfish? Steps on the path of purification.[Back to Top]
A Farewell from the Other Side - A Personal Experience. Richard Slusser's brother-in-law says "farewell" in a lucid dream.
Summary: The Origin & Evolution of Man, by Adam Warcup. Part 1 of 3: Glossary of Sanskrit terms and commentary on Lunar Pitris.
Summary: The Origin & Evolution of Man, by Adam Warcup. Part 2 of 3: The Awakening of mind - the Kumara's sacrifice. Two letters on violence in Nicaragua
October 1987 #2
Summary: The Origin & Evolution of Man, by Adam Warcup. Part 3 of 3: Religion of the Lemurians and Atlanteans and the role of the Initiator.
On Channeling. Guidelines for Authenticity from the American Theosophist.
Mahatma Letter #10, on God and Evil. Excerpts from Letter #10 and from the Bhagavadgita.[Back to Top]
The Unity of Life. Introduces the concept of The One Life and One Consciousness which pervades all manifested being and has its Source in Be-ness "an omnipresent, eternal, boundless and immutable substance principle."
Members' insights on The Unity of Life.
Video showing, The Lost Years of Jesus. "The Search for Truth." Course content description.
Review of Videotape The Lost Years of Jesus, produced by Richard Bock. The program concerns the mystery of the life of Jesus between the age of 12 and 30; also discusses Shroud of Turin and Sword of Longines.
Plans for Video taping our members on Cable TV.
Richard: Trip Report -- Krotona School.
Study of Adam Warcup's The Origin and Evolution of Man. begins[Back to Top]
Thought Forms, Education for the whole person.
Slide show and discussion on Man Visible and Invisible.
We are going ahead and applying for Study center status.
Outreach efforts set in motion
An introduction to the writings of the real founders of the theosophical movement the Masters.
An invitation to study The Secret Doctrine, using an intuitive approach.
Richard's proposal teach a beginners' course in Theosophy through Learning Unlimited is accepted.
We discuss the Masters and their work and practice inspirational/intuitive problem solving using a card deck made up of quotations from the Masters.[Back to Top]