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Struggles of Gods: Papers of the Groningen Work Group - this book has a nice paper on Tvastar, plus lots of other Theosophy-friendly studies:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=mQnv_Wh3gCwC&pg=PA35&lpg=PA...

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I loved this piece on Wilder. Really excellent and thorough.

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Nice travel mag special on South East Asia Buddhist lands:

http://www.grands-reportages.com/mag-6

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The Sufi sevenfold principles in man and woman:

http://www.chishti.ru/soul_development.htm

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What's the point of re-circulating this uninformed and entirely superficial article from 2010, Cassidy?

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I thought it was funny - it is pretty funky - but in it's own weird way, I think it's supposed to be a positive perspective on HPB - and on a more serious side - I think it's a good representation of the current mainstream zeitgeist on HPB - it contains a good encapsulization of all the cliches concerning her - both the misconceptions and the more positive aspects -

Possibly it represents an improvement - it used to be more negative, people were only listening to the slander - now it's reached a point were they are willing to juxtapose some positive appreciation  along with the typical Soloviov/SPR scandalous slander- uncritically, to be sure, but a possible indication that the tide is turning, albeit slowly...

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5 timeless philosophies for a happy, successful life The ancient Stoic philosophers are often dismissed as joyless and boring intellectuals. But the Stoics were actually very interested in the pursuit of things like happiness and success; they merely pursued them in different ways than most. With a few simple changes in perspective and behavior, the Stoics knew that it was possible to achieve a lasting form of personal happiness.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/5-timeless-philosophy-tips-happy...

With a few simple changes in perspective and behavior, the Stoics knew that it was possible to achieve a lasting form of personal happiness.

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There's a lot of wisdom to be found in the Stoics. Here is an edition of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus' Enchiridion with extensive commentary from the great Neoplatonist Simplicius.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050519213611/http://www.geocities.com/...

When I think about classical philosophy I'm often impressed by how many problems we still agonize over today were essentially solved by the ancients.

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Cool - nice book - an easy read compared to his commentaries on Aristotle - although there's quite a lot of theosophy in those, imo

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Eppy's great - his ethics were widely regarded, even outside his school - he's about as close to a Buddhist as it gets - Nice Elizabeth Carter translation - she's about as dogmatic as a Christian could be back then, but a nice translation - she appreciates his Christian-like ideas - the recent Penguin translation is pretty good - it's abridged, but a lot of it is repetitive, so you don't miss much - There's actually an early Christian monastic version of his Manual - they replaced the Socratic bits with Paul's letters...

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Permalink Reply by Casady on August 27, 2014 at 3:37pm
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More ancient Stoic wisdom, confirmed by modern researchers of today:

http://www.businessinsider.com/marcus-aurelius-morning-motivation-2...

Permalink Reply by Casady on August 27, 2014 at 3:38pm
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Permalink Reply by Casady on August 29, 2014 at 2:07pm
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Permalink Reply by Casady on October 11, 2014 at 2:58pm
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A very clever multi-media experiment based on Kepler's Harmonice Mundi:

http://www.calderon-online.com/trabajos/kepler/harmonicemundi.swf

Permalink Reply by David Reigle on April 18, 2015 at 9:55am
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"One day, while we had stopped our journey at Shigatse, I was circumabulating Tashi Lhunpo Monastery when I came across an elderly man dressed in an Indian cloth doti. This complete stranger gave me 2000 gormo. He asked me to sit beside him, and begun to tell me many unusual stories."

Thanks, Casady, for posting this link. It seems that there may still be Mahatmas at Shigatse.

Permalink Reply by Casady on April 20, 2015 at 1:55pm
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"May those who have Eyes, See"

Permalink Reply by Casady on February 27, 2015 at 11:30am
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Permalink Reply by Casady on April 16, 2015 at 1:59pm
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Here's one that you don't see every day, methinks - a first edition Voice of the Silence on eBay:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/191558907178?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&am...

Permalink Reply by Casady on July 5, 2015 at 11:58am
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Permalink Reply by Casady on August 6, 2015 at 11:18am
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it's the 100th anniversary of Scriabin's passing - he was a Theosophist - he's a pretty good composer:

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jii/4750978.0007.301/--fashionable-occu...

Permalink Reply by Casady on September 11, 2015 at 4:43pm
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Pretty interesting Buddhist / Christian dialogue - a lot of similarities to what hpb wrote about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haLmJYBp_a4

Permalink Reply by Casady on September 21, 2015 at 12:44pm
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Permalink Reply by Casady on October 2, 2015 at 3:53pm
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Permalink Reply by Casady on October 27, 2015 at 7:48pm
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Thomas Moore Johnson's The Platonist is now available online:

http://www.iapsop.com/archive/materials/platonist/

forthcoming amazing find on Johnson:

http://patrickdbowen.blogspot.ca/2015/02/magicians-muslims-and-meta...

Permalink Reply by Casady on December 3, 2015 at 12:49pm
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John Drais's Divine Plan webinar now available on pdf and mp4:

http://www.madregrande.org/

Permalink Reply by Casady on December 11, 2015 at 1:14pm
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Here's Western Esotericism, Eastern Spirituality, and the Global Future from Esoterica III (2001): 1-47 by Lee Irwin

http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/VolumeIII/HTML/Irwin.html

the first part reads like a commentary on the bibliography of Isis Unveiled, the second part reads like a commentary on the influence of Theosophy - even though the author apparently has not read Blavatsky (he calls the eastern adepts 'ascended masters' - sigh) - but he's basically writing about what Blavatsky has been arguing all along...

Permalink Reply by Casady on December 11, 2015 at 1:26pm
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Permalink Reply by Casady on April 8, 2016 at 1:37pm
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Dalai Lama: Buddhist centers should be academic classrooms, places of interreligious dialogue

http://www.lionsroar.com/dalai-lama-urging/

To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/to-be-happier-star...

Permalink Reply by Casady on May 4, 2016 at 1:33pm
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Thomas Moore Johnson correspondence book - contains letters by William Judge and J D Buck, etc...

http://ehbritten.blogspot.ca/#!/2016/03/new-typhon-press-release-se...

Permalink Reply by Casady on May 20, 2016 at 2:04pm
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this should be pretty amazing - a long letter by hpb and Ralston Skinner

http://www.theohistory.org/Upcoming-issue/Contents_18-1.pdf

Permalink Reply by Casady on May 22, 2016 at 8:29am
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a Mahatma slideshow from the academic gang:
http://www.cesnur.org/2015/Painting%20the%20Masters.pdf