Lucifer7, December 2010


Nov 30, 2010 08:23 am

In my previous post I talked about the quality of a spiritual teacher, and how to sense it. However, since I get asked this question a lot, I’d like to go into the Blavatsky-Bailey-Creme triangle a bit more. Last night we had a lecturer in our The Hague theosophical lodge, who was – aside from ...


Nov 23, 2010 03:46 am

This was a tough book to review. As I read it, I was constantly puzzled at who the intended audience was, and what the aim was. I conclude it’s an overview of the Buddhist path. As it’s based on lectures Dzogchen Ponlop gave to his students, it is – unlike what one might think at ...



Nov 17, 2010 09:46 am

I got a book for review recently that I put down within a few minutes because it made me all jittery. A few days ago we had a spiritual teacher do a lecture at our local theosophical lodge, and he turned the room quiet. We didn’t even have questions to last the full time set ...


Nov 11, 2010 08:15 am

A reader asked (in Dutch): As a social worker in a nursing home I had a conversation last week with the wife of a gentleman living on our psych-ward. This lady appeared not to need the most common forms of support in dealing with the loss of her husband through dementia. She didn’t need information ...


Nov 11, 2010 06:36 am

There is zen and there is Zen. There is Zen Buddhism, and then there is Zen Buddhism. That may sound like a Zen koan, but the point is that Zen comes in many flavors an shapes. There’s the Zen of Zen gardens, the Zen of direct enlightenment without reference to tradition, and there’s the Zen ...


Nov 10, 2010 02:48 pm

Some books are eagerly awaited by only a select group. This book is one of them. That doesn’t diminish their worth to their audience though: in this case theosophists who study The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky seriously. Blavatsky had her own Secret Doctrine study-group in London in 1889. They discussed her Magnum Opus pretty ...


Nov 08, 2010 08:12 am

I’ve recently been put on Shambhala’s list of book reviewers which is great. I mean, they’re the top Buddhist publisher and one of the top spiritual publishers. Anyhow, they sent me three books for review this month – and I get to offer one to my readers. Read on to know what you can do ...


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