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Re: Advances in World knowledge since HPB wrote

May 22, 1998 06:43 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

May 22nd 1998

Dear Pam:

Currently there are two magazines inspired by Theosophy that
print on a regular basis reviews of advances in science,
philosophy, religion, and the humanities, keeping up the survey
of, and the penetration of Theosophical ideas in the world.

They are:

THEOSOPHY magazine (monthly)  $ 17.50  (November is the annual
first issue.) Publisher:  Theosophy Company, 245 W. 33rd St., Los
Angeles,  Ca., 9007 USA.

THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT (monthly)  $ 12.00 ( November is the
first annual issue.)  Publisher:  Theosophy Co. (India) Pvt.
Ltd., 40 New marine Lines, Bombay 400 020, India.

A sample copy will be sent on request.


In Sylvia Cranston's recent Biography entitled "H.P.B."  (1993,
and brought up to date in its 3rd edition 1997) several chapters
are devoted to tracing the impact of Theosophical teachings on
the world from her time to the present.  The book is based on
letters, articles and other documents concerning her life and
work.  It also details aspects of Theosophical history based on
similar documentary evidence.

If you are interested in tracing the history of the current
Theosophical Movement, I would recommend that you secure a copy

[Based on documents relating to events in the recent T.

Published by Cunningham Press, Los Angeles, and available at:
Theosophy Company, 245 W. 33rd St., Los Angeles, Ca., 90007, USA

> Date: Thursday, May 21, 1998 9:05 AM
> From: "Pam Giese" <>
> Subject: Re: Theosophical Doctrines (HPB)

>> Dallas offers:
>> The attempt to "date" HPB's writings with the stigma (?) of
>> time in which they were written "Victorian," etc ...  Why not
>> take them on face value ?  The moral condition of the world
>> its philosophical evolution are to be considered on the basis
>> what is being offered -- in terms of verity, or accuracy of
>> description.  The "age" of the language, and the slight change
>> colloquial expression in 100 years has very little to do with
>> those concepts.
>It is not HPB's writing that I was criticizing. I believe they
stand on
>their own.
>What I keep wondering is how has this extraordinary basis of
>knowledge been enhanced within the last 100 years? The
availability of
>Eastern writings and philosophy has increased greatly over that
time.  We'd
>had advances in physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology that
>reshaped the general western view of the whole.  Recent
>revolutions have made the world a much more connected place.
How have
>these changes been incorporated into the TS body of language?  I
see an
>organic progression when I read Alice Bailey.  How is this
tradition being
>expanded  today?  When I last scanned the TS section of the
Quest Bookshop,
>I had trouble finding anything philosophical (excluding
>history) that was written after 1940.
>"Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light..."

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