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I’d like to start to working on the next video.  As it will be part of the series on the sevenfold constitution, it will focus on the principle of atman.

To that end, I invite your comments on the question, ‘What does it mean to be one with everything?’

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blog for institutional issues

I have created another blog specifically for the discussion of institutional issues.

Please visit http://theosophicalsociety.wordpress.com/ to participate.

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everyday ecstasy II

There are these moments, not infrequent, when the love that is flowing through me, that seeks its course in every direction my senses, mind and heart move, is so overwhelming, so whole, so present, pure and perfect, that a lifetime spent finding the words, the movements, the melody, the shape or the presence that can invoke it, occurs to me is time well spent, and indeed is the only time that can be called a life.

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Another very intriguing addition to the perception of the possible esoteric interests of Pope John Paul II came from a friend of my Alpheus web site in the form of a set of photos, one of which shows the pope sitting behind his desk with a stack of books. The bottom two books are arguably the 2-volume set of “Die Grossen Arcana des Tarot,” which is the 1983 German edition of the French original and out of which sections were taken and published in English as “Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism.”

Pope John Paul II at his desk

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On Popes, phenomenology and HPB

The relevance of the philosophical school of phenomenology for theosophy and other spiritual traditions is a prominent theme on the Alpheus web site. To bolster the argument I sometimes refer to the fruitful way religious thinkers have used phenomenology for deepening the self-understanding of their own tradition.

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This post is intended to be an extended philosophical meditation/discussion on the possibility of grounding Theosophy in non-theoretical, non-metaphysical experiential terms.

The question started as comment no. 8 in the post “sort of perplexing” by Latebrake. I invite my first and only discussion partner Pablo to re-submit his comment, then I’ll do mine, etc. till we are updated.

Govert

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Welcome to the first part of a series of courses that will be hosted here. This is Part I of Essentials of Theosophy – Vol. I – The Sevenfold Constitution. Part 1 is an overview of all seven principles by Pablo Sender.

Note that this is an enhanced podcast with links embedded into the file at the bottom of the images for each chapter. Enjoy!

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*We are now included in the iTunes Music Store! If you use iTunes, click here and iTunes will open and you can download the program to listen to on your computer or portable music player.

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