New Theosophy Dialogue

This is the Website where the New Theosophy Study Group will connect. In order to register just click on “leave a comment” below, and answer two simple questions. Registering allows you to comment and communicate with other members of the Group and Star. Comments on this website are moderated, so if your comment doesn’t appear immediately, fear not, it will soon.

We will be reading from New Theosophy Network as well as from original theosophical text. To find Original Theosophical Text, click on this link.

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How can you know the real from the unreal?

“How can you know the real from the unreal, the true from the false? Only by self-development. How get that? By first carefully guarding yourself against the causes of self-deception. And this you can do by spending a certain fixed hour or hours each day all alone in self contemplation, writing, reading, the purification of your motives, the study and correction of your faults, the planning of your working the external life…Little by little your sight will clear, and you will find the mists pass away, your interior faculties strengthen, your attraction towards us gain force, and certainty replace doubts.”

Mahatma Kuthumi

This is a quote from The Mahatma Letters  – Sinnett.  The Mahatmas Morya and Kuthumi were instrumental in the transfer of ancient wisdom and knowledge used in the formation of the Theosophical Society by H. P. Blavatsky in 1875. It is as relevant now as it was then and hense the reason that theosophy stay present in the new millennium.

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What is meant by “the Path”?

This “Path” is mentioned in all the Mystic Works. As Krishna says in the Dhyaneswari: “When this Path is beheld…. weather one sets out to the bloom of the east or to the chambers of the west, without moving, O holder of the bow, is the traveling on this road. In this path, to whatever place one would go, that place one’s own self becomes.” “Thou art the Path” is said to the adept guru and by the latter to the disciple, after initiation. “I am the way and the Path” says another MASTER.

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The Real Halloween: Full Moon: Western Sidereal Taurus: December 10 2011:

Since time immemorial the bridge between the living and the dead has been the bridge that spans the Stars in Scorpio and the Stars in Taurus. More specifically the “night of the dead” is when the Sun is in the Constellation of Scorpio and the Moon is full in the Constellation of Taurus. The Moon is said to be exalted in Venus ‘ruled’ Taurus which makes it “the night of the blessed dead”. Alexander Blair-Ewart

Follow this link to Western Sidereal Astrology to read more. This article clearly ties into the after death states which are beautifully described in New Theosophy Network.com

 

 

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Session One

Let’s do a kind of meditation, an exercise to calm our mind and increase your awareness.

In your mind’s eye, look up into the night sky, see the stars, feel them close as you can on those wonderfully clear nights when no city lights are interfering with your vision. In your imagination, travel out into the stars, feel the calm and awesomeness of space. Turn and look back at the earth, the small blue ball of a planet, look around and see how it is floating with other planets around a bright star. The star is one of many in only one arm of a spiral universe which seems to go on into infinity.

Who are you, out here in space? You are conscious and aware, you have movement and intent. You don’t have a body or all the emotional energy bundle of personality, you are just aware and an individual point of consciousness. Stay in that state for a while if you can.

You are all time and all space.  You are outside of the orbit and turning of the earth which gives the illusion of time, sun rise and set, days, weeks, etc..  You are out of that and in absolute abstract space and motion.
Now turn and look at the earth, intend to come back to it, closer and closer; stop before you get within the moon’s orbit. Visualize surrounding the earth with love and light.

As you pass the moon’s orbital ellipse you are in the aura of the earth. You feel the weight of all the energy being exuded by its people.

You are still in a position to see the whole, but now you are coming back into your territory, your circle of friends and family, your activities and your daily state of being.  You come back to yourself on this plane of existence; you regain your body and your psyche.
Now you are you, here in this spiritual group looking at each other (or you are at home sitting in meditation).

Something is different about you though, you now have a conscious memory of all time and space and of you being part of the whole. It will linger with you for a while. If you chose to continue a practice of regular meditation, in this manner, you will slowly develop a new perspective which will have, in the long run, positive benefits.  You will have started consciously on your spiritual path.

We will have all experienced this meditation in different ways. Don’t worry if you were not able to let the physical consciousness go and fly into the ineffable, most of us find the chattering mind is difficult to overcome. Just know that it is possible to reach that state of awareness, with regular spiritual practice and a sincere yearning toward the spiritual light.

We did that exercise, to try, test and verify the reality of who we really are. Who is that person who can experience higher mind and feel the essence of ourselves as pure consciousness connected to the whole of consciousness? Who is this being, this human being, who comes into the physical self to experience physicality here on earth as a person?
Theosophy holds the belief that we are spiritual beings experiencing physical manifestation. We are so involved in the physicality of the physical plane that we have forgotten our spiritual heritage. We are left with an innate yearning for understanding and connectedness to something beyond our understanding while in this state.
We already have immortality, it is not something given to us by some exterior god, we are essentially godlike in our nature, it is within us; it is what gives us life energy and consciousness.
Theosophy states three fundamental propositions; you can read all about them in the proem of the Secret Doctrine a compilation of ancient wisdom teachings compiled by H.P. Blavatsky (posted in the tag line at the top of this blog). The propositions are briefly and in my simplistic terms as follows:
1.    There is an absolute, omnipresent, eternal, boundless principle from which and within which all manifestation occurs periodically. It manifests as an out breathing and inbreathing of universes in absolute abstract space and motion.
2.    The coming into being of a universe occurs in cyclic motion; breathing in and out; it’s called the Great Breath in some ancient literature. It is mirrored on our earth by the occurrence in regular cyclic rhythm;  life and death, waking and sleeping, night and day, etc.
3.    The journey of the spiritual spark (monad) into matter, in a cycle of necessity through a long series of metempsychoses and reincarnations, from basic life forms through the elemental, mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms (where it begins its cycle as a self conscious human being, responsible for its actions, checked by its Karma). We complete our human cycle when complete spiritual awakening has occurred on all planes of existence.
In these three basic ideas, we can place ourselves as being within and part of something that is beyond our understanding, yet eternally present.  We see how life occurs in cyclic certainty on all levels and how we as human beings now, have been all things in the past and continue on a journey of awakening to our highest state of being.  We are eternal and omnipresent in our essence. The divine incarnation already exists; it is up to us to realize it.

To sum up:
1.    Begin a practice of meditation in the way suggested by Blavatsky and partially demonstrated in our first class. We will continue to practice and explain more fully as our classes continue.  There is more to it.  For reference look at The Meditation Diagram of H.P.B.  which is a link on this site.
2.    Look at and consider the Three Fundamental Propositions as I have outlined.  If you are ambitious you can read the original text (it is posted in the tag line across the top of this blog).
3.    Walk in the world knowing you are essentially immortal, a perfect spiritual being. Carry on your daily activities with awareness, be conscious of how you are thinking and acting.

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September 12th. 2011 Meeting

We will be reading and discussing the following two articles The Spiritual Bridge and Life after Death and After Death Experience – Part Two

Some points we will consider will be:

What it was like when the society was formed in 1875. Even though it was a restatement of ancient wisdom tradition, it was addressing the spiritual climate at that time. Since the advent of Darwinism, many people had dropped the church and turned to Spiritualism for the answers.

It fell to the Theosophical movement to combat Spiritualism, by pointing to its dangerous illusions, and errors in ethical and spiritual judgment….. a devastating argument against Spiritualism is mounted. Increasingly people who found themselves in a spiritual crisis were able to enter into the teachings of Theosophy which are spelled out in a clear and easy to understand manner.”

We will experience and discuss a method of meditation which was given to a selected group of esoteric students.

“Sustained wisdom path meditation, initiates the fully active theosophist into the after death and pre-birth states of being. This is how someone becomes an Initiate.”

“A positive and healthy spiritual life demands the discovery and awakening of the spiritual will within the higher Self through the path of active meditation. An active and focused spiritual will is vital to authentic spiritual emancipation.” (link to:  Wisdom Path Meditation – Ancient Roots , Meditation Practice – the first form , The Meditation Diagram of H.P. Blavatsky)

The first three days after death, a description of what we encounter shortly after we die.

“Apart from the release from the three lower bodies and the Instinctive Entity we are very much ourselves in the after death state of Kama Loka the Soul Worlds.’

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