Dear Schopenhauer, hush! This is the Theatre of Life.

Schopenhauer (1788-1860) opens his essay ‘On Women’ with this quote: Sans les femmes le commencement de notre vie soit privé de secours, le milieu de plaisirs et la fin de consolation (During men’s… Continue reading

Philosophy is Training for Dying

Summary of my lecture delivered at the Theosophical Society in Scotland, November 2014. Philosophy is a Greek word with two compounds Philo and Sophia meaning friend or lover of wisdom. The philosopher is a friend… Continue reading

The Impersonation of god Tezcatlipoca – An Abominable Aztec Ritual

The Aztecs considered that everything was alive: the mountains, the caves, the rivers, the lightning, the wind, the stones and so forth. They believed that some of these things or places were endowed… Continue reading

Sacred Places – The Minoan Peak Sanctuaries

The peak sanctuaries were some of the sacred places of the Minoan civilization.  They are known as peak sanctuaries because they are located near or on the summit of mountains. They drew the boundaries… Continue reading

Friends and Foes of Religion

HPB begins her article ‘Is Theosophy a Religion’ protesting against the idea that ‘Theosophy’ is a religion and the ‘Theosophical Society’ a sort of church or sect. She explained that the major purpose of… Continue reading

The Socratic Method

“Socrates, Socrates, Socrates! Yes, we may well call your name three times: it would not be too much to call it ten times, if it would be of any help. Popular opinion maintains… Continue reading

The Category of Religion

Yesterday, I’ve read a very interesting paper written by Brent Nongbri (2008). The paper focuses on the scholar use of the concept embedded religion (to read the paper see the link below).  Nongbri,… Continue reading

‘The Spirit of Naarden’

I’ve read some comments on different forums, blogs, facebook and etc, about my post  Some Reflections about the Naarden Declaration. Some of the comments mentioned that the only common point that the different Theosophical organisations could find was… Continue reading

Some Reflections about the Naarden Declaration (International Theosophical Conference – ITC)

Today morning I received the Newsletter of the International Theosophy Conferences (ITC). Some of the aims of the ITC are: to organise annual conferences focusing on Theosophy and  to facilitate inter-Theosophical dialogue between the different Theosophical organisations  under… Continue reading

Lectures for the Theosophical Society in Scotland

I’ve been invited to give some lectures for the Theosophical Society in Scotland.  I am glad  that I will be visiting Edinburgh again and will have the opportunity to re-encounter so many wonderful friends I’ve met the last… Continue reading