Jul 03, 1997 04:27 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>There have been some discussions about defining "Theosophical" terms. Once
>we go beyond it and get involved in people and organizations, other terms
>become important. Some of them may be slang and some of them may have unique
>meanings depending on the context. It may be a good idea to mention a few
>terms. A discussion of them by people who have encountered them in real life
>may help newbees who are impressed by the lofty ideals of T/theosophy may
>avoid some shocks when they run into these.
>Here are a few terms:
1. A member of an "official" theosophical organisation with a particular
message to offer.
2. A student of "god-wisdom" [theo-sophia, from the Greek] who may or
may not be a member of anything.
3. Togetherness as defined by someone in the 1. category.
4. Often used by 1. when others disagree, otherwise the usual notion of
selfishness, particularly the male kind. In 1. Theosophy "Sisterly" can
be a hard word to find, and is sadly absent from Doss's (admittedly)
5. In agreement with or following the teachings of organisations like 1.
6. Seeking divine wisdom from whatever source.
7. Not doing 6. or 5.
Alan (Tongue ever so slightly n cheek)
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