Re: Theos-World Why the decline in interest in TS/Theosophy
May 04, 1999 04:50 AM
In a message dated 5/1/99 8:46:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< I think the above comment is very telling. While much of the theoretical
material is of great value and important, for the common man and woman,
what they are looking forward is action. Not some theory.
It is not really a matter of theoretical (intellectual) material vs.
practical application. Rather, it is a matter of how each individual is
constituted. An old adage that says "energy [action] follows thought" is much
to the point here. What gets manifested on the physical plane is a reflection
of humanity's thoughts and emotions, collectively and individually. Add to
this, that the mystic responds to a different stimulus, than does the
occultist, and we begin to see the real problem. Head centered occultist are
no less spiritual than heart centered mystics. the experience of "knowing" is
just different for each in this lifetime. Not to worry, each has had, and
will have again a bite of the other's apple.
Just so we are clear on this, the real world of "things and stuff" that
surrounds us is a result of THEORY, which preexists the action. Lets not be
too hard on the spiritual theorists of today, for they are busy "hatching"
the spiritual reality of tomorrow,
Original comment:<<WHY I'M NOT INTERESTED by Perry Spiller
At the risk of being overly forthright, I generally found
Theosophy -- and theosophists -- too theosophically-minded to be
of any earthly value. Well, more-or-less so. And mostly so.
However, I did learn a lot from them before moving on.
My personal spiritual development finds little that's edifying in
abstract and sometimes abstruse concepts. I have an urgent need
for wisdom that deals with (and helps me deal with) the
I consider myself an exoteric heretic, a student of mystical and
esoteric Christianity and spirituality, a bit of a pantheist, and
sorely tired by the burden this all imposes on what I do today
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