Sep 14, 1993 09:28 PM
by Gerald Schueler
I finally downloaded THEO.EXE from CompuServe's New Age forum and
read it. Sorry this took so long. I would like to compliment Don
and everyone who put it together. Some thoughts:
Good Points. I loved the pictures. The use of graphics to
enhance and emphasize the ideas works well. Also, the use of the
popup windows is great.
A not-so-good point. As a member of the Pasadena TS, I was
rather shocked to find "Beliefs and Teachings" to include Planes,
Auras, Thought-Forms, and Chakras with a heavy emphasis on siddhas.
I was expecting Cycles, Karma and Reincarnation, and perhaps some
mention of a spiritual path with an emphasis on universal brotherhood.
Pasadena theosophists downplay chakras and never mention thought-forms
or siddhas. Is Adyar agreed that these four areas are representative
of theosophical "beliefs and teachings?"
It doesn't bother me one way or another, personally, because I
am into magic and yoga myself. But many theosophists are going
to get the idea that theosophy and occultism are synonymous.
Another point of interest is the list of theosophists mentioned.
I was a theosophist for 24 years before ever hearing of Dane Rhudyar
(I first heard of him through Don and this Study Group). While this
is certainly OK, I can't help wonder why others like Olcott and
Judge are not even mentioned (?).
Overall, I like the concept very much. Has there been any thought
given to making a second or third program, kind of like volumes
of a series? I write this in the spirit of an honest critique, in
response to a request for such, but which is probably too late to
have much impact.
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