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Old 14-06-2011, 07:49 PM
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Has anyone actually read The Secret Doctrine?

Yes, I have. Here it is online:

http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd/sd-hp.htm
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Old 14-06-2011, 10:07 PM
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Fashion plays a big part. I've heard of Blavatsky because of my interests in OBEs. Fashion comes and goes.

Spirituality and all it encompasses seems to be the theme of the day.

Christianity (at least in the UK) is taking a huge back seat for the time being (hurrah)...but no doubt it will return.

Cycles. Even bicycles.
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Old 24-06-2011, 06:09 PM
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WQ Judge Writings in ebook PDF

Volume one, with 2 & 3 to follow soon, are now available for free from Theosophical University Press. Judge was a disciple of Blavatsky and his theosophical writings are an excellent introduction to Theosophy.

http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/wqj-echoes/wqj-echoes-hp.htm
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:31 AM
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I am happy to announce that all volumes of Dara Eklund's compilation, Echoes of the Orient, are now online as PDF eBooks. These three volumes of WQ Judge's teachings, plus the Index, are freely available thanks to the hard work and generosity of Theosophical University Press.

http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/...-echoes-hp.htm
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:04 AM
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William Quan Judge

One of the best teachers of Theosophy was WQ Judge. Fortunately, much of this writings are still in print after 100 plus years:

http://www.iswara.com/wqj.html
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:24 AM
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Theosophy: any number of philosophies maintaining that a knowledge of God may be achieved through spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations, especially the movement founded in 1875 as the Theosophical Society by Helena Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott.

ORIGIN: mid 17th Century, from medieval Latin "theosophia", from late Greek, from "theosophos" 'wise concerning God', from "theos" 'God' + "sophos" 'wise'.
To my knowledge Theosophy places an extreme emphasis on gurus. For example Hoot Koomi allegedly tutored Blavatsky.Annie Bessant, a former atheist leader was very prominent in London, later to gain high Theosophist status. Krishnamurti was designated to become god, or at least high priest of the movement; he declined.

Theosophists hold some strange notions regarding our genisis in Atlantas, Lumeria and other places......root races. Their Heaven, Devachan, is said to offer souls a review of past life and some opportunity to have input relevant to the next.................
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:48 AM
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Saspian,

Study The Ocean of Theosophy by WQ Judge, it is in PDF form at several sites.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:52 AM
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Thanks Skull, will check it out.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:22 AM
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Has anyone actually read The Secret Doctrine?

I have and I quote it in my book which comes out this Fall/Autumn!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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To my knowledge Theosophy places an extreme emphasis on gurus. For example Hoot Koomi allegedly tutored Blavatsky.Annie Bessant, a former atheist leader was very prominent in London, later to gain high Theosophist status. Krishnamurti was designated to become god, or at least high priest of the movement; he declined.

Theosophists hold some strange notions regarding our genisis in Atlantas, Lumeria and other places......root races. Their Heaven, Devachan, is said to offer souls a review of past life and some opportunity to have input relevant to the next.................

Have you heard what Krishnamurti said on the day he was supposed to take the reigns of a new Theosophical Society branch?

He told the story of a man walking along with the devil. They come across another man crying as he was bending down to pick something up. The man walking with the devil asked; What is that guy doing? The devil answered he found a piece of truth! Following this, man enquired of the devil, so why is he crying? The Devil answered; I am putting him in charge of organizing it!

I think this speaks quite clearly with regards to Krishnamurtis objections to become tied down to a particular group's beliefs!
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