Re: theos-l Maureen to Bart
Dec 03, 1999 06:47 AM
by Maureen T Fitzgerald
Thank you, Bart. I like the idea of employing this as a methodology, I think
that might take me where I want to go. And those certain writings you mention
are a good place for me to begin. Where would I find more info (are there
sites?) about offshoot groups. Or would that create more confusion than I could
handle with my "foundation" not quite in place? When you wrote that Theosophy
is an attempt to discover the basic principles behind science, religion, and
philosophy, is that a tie-in to the principle of Karma? Is this cause and
effect, action-reaction, and if one can determine what action (maybe the wrong
word) creates what result, then one can make sense of things? This sounds like
it takes a lifetime to learn.
Bart Lidofsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 12/02/99 03:39:03 PM
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"W. Dallas TenBroeck" wrote:
> Dec 2nd
> Dear Maureen:
> Theosophy is essentially the "religion" of common sense.
1) THEOSOPHY IS NOT A RELIGION.
2) THEOSOPHY IS NOT A RELIGION.
3) THEOSOPHY IS NOT A RELIGION.
At most, you could say that it is a religious philosophy, or, better, a
methodology for determining one's own religious belief. Certainly there
are some who turn certain Theosohpical writings into a religion (the
Esoteric Section comes to mind immediately, and many of the offshoot
groups, such as CUT, the offshoots of "I AM", etc.), but Theosophy
itself is not one.
If one REALLY has to make a capsule definition, then one can say that
Theosophy is an attempt to discover the basic principles behind science,
religion, and philosophy, and the Theosophical Societies are
organizations where theosophists join, using certain writings from the
late 19th and early 20th centuries as a base from which to start.
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