The National Lodge (fwd)
Oct 13, 1996 09:48 AM
by m.k. ramadoss
The msg was posted on theos-l and I am forwarding here so that someone
who has more info/news can comment on it.
M K Ramadoss
> Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 10:28:38 -0400
> From: RIhle@aol.com
> Subject: The National Lodge
Jerry Schueler writes-->
>us about the molds of the mind and the habitual grooves that
>our thinking gets itself into, and it is just this that besets
>the TSs today. She also wrote that golden chains bind just
>as tightly as iron chains, but no theosophist today has a
>clue as to what she meant. Right now my membership is close
>to ending as I see little reason to remain.
Richard Ihle writes-->
Anyone have any thoughts on the new "National Lodge" as outlined on pp.18,19
of the latest AT?
Upon first reading, I was favorably impressed (because it seemed like a move
toward more open communication etc.); upon second reading, however, I was
stopped-up by the sentence "The officers and board of the National Lodge are
those of the Theosophical Society in America."
But one good thing: The material is back to saying ~the Theosophical
philosophy~ rather than just ~Theosophy~ when it (perhaps undoubtedly) means
the doctrines found in HPB's writings. However, maybe I should wait until I
see it referred to as ~the principal Theosophical philosophy~ a time or two
before I send in the extra $15 to become a National Lodge Member.
Another good thing: The same issue of the AT is to be commended, in my
opinion, for having this quote from HPB prominently displayed on the front
cover: ". . .the essence of Theosophy is in the harmonizing of the divine
with the human in man."
Anyone have any "inside information" on the National Lodge?
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