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June/August 1990

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.'

July 1990

The Kali Yuga. Concerning the 'Kali-Yuga' an age of spiritual darkness and what is good about it.

August 1990

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.

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March/May 1990

From the Secret Doctrine: HPB's recapitulation of Vol. I; The six fundamental propositions.

April 1990

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.'

May 1990

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.'

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January/February 1990

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.

February 1990

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.

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November/December 1989

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)

December 1989

A second Pilgrimage to India. Editor Richard Slusser returns to India with Marty Lyman. Part 2 of Secular Humanism and Flight 232.

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August/October 1989

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.

September 1989

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?

October 1989

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.

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May/July 1989

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.

June 1989

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."

July 1989

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.

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January/April 1989

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.

February 1989

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.

March 1989

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."

April 1989

Reincarnation Potpourri. References in the Old and New Testaments which may allude to reincarnation and explicit references in the Hindu tradition compared.

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October/December 1998

Ethics: For Wimps Only? Bill Moyers and Michael Josephson consider various ethical problems in contemporary life.

November 1988

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.

December 1988

On Capital Punishment. An 1895 essay by W.Q. Judge and passages from The Mahatma Letters give the theosophical case against capital punishment

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June/September 1998

The Mars-Mercury Controversy. Why were The Mahatma Letters published?

July 1988

Death and After (excerpts) by Annie Besant Kama Loka and Devachan

August 1988

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.

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January/May 1988

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.

February 1988

The Masters:- Who are They? Quotes from The Mahatma Letters and Annie Besant.

March 1988

On Channeling. A quote from HPB and an article in Theosophical Network suggest that some channeled material may be authentic.

April 1988

Music - it's effect on plants Inhabitants of the Astral World. Excerpts from The Mahatma Letters

May 1988

The Elixir of Life - Is the Desire to "Live" Selfish? Steps on the path of purification.

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August/December 1987

A Farewell from the Other Side - A Personal Experience. Richard Slusser's brother-in-law says "farewell" in a lucid dream.

September 1987

Summary: The Origin & Evolution of Man, by Adam Warcup. Part 1 of 3: Glossary of Sanskrit terms and commentary on Lunar Pitris.

October 1987

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.

November 1987

On Channeling. Guidelines for Authenticity from the American Theosophist.

December 1987

Mahatma Letter #10, on God and Evil. Excerpts from Letter #10 and from the Bhagavadgita.

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January/July 1987

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."

February 1987

Members' insights on The Unity of Life.

March 1987

Video showing, The Lost Years of Jesus. "The Search for Truth." Course content description.

April 1987

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.

May 1987

Plans for Video taping our members on Cable TV.

June 1987

Richard: Trip Report -- Krotona School.

July 1987

Study of Adam Warcup's The Origin and Evolution of Man. begins

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April/December 1986

Thought Forms, Education for the whole person.

May 1986

Slide show and discussion on Man Visible and Invisible.

June 1986

July 1986

We are going ahead and applying for Study center status.

August 1986

Outreach efforts set in motion

September 1986

October 1986

November 1986

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.

December 1986

We discuss the Masters and their work and practice inspirational/intuitive problem solving using a card deck made up of quotations from the Masters.

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