Editor on Approaches and Goals
Anyone concerned about political discussion on ‘The Acad. Theos.’ should know, that the editor wants to make our topics relate to world affairs, culture, and practical life. ‘Daily Stoicism’ is an example. There are others the editor is aware of, but Wisdom will inevitably have to include for us, the wisdom of governing and managing an economy. In short, politics, world affairs, culture, and diplomacy.
We want to attract new generation, and strong minds.
Minervans and Herculeans of the soul. Grueling lions of the heart.
Fraternity and fellowship requires that, and much more.
The Acad. Theos. goal is to move into digital publishing. Frankly, Theosophical Articles can a tadbit have the habit of being redundant, including the works of the publisher themselves at times, but it’s not all bad. Incessant articles on the topic of Karma, e.g., are so overdone. It’s borish. One needs empirical study in relation to Theosophical notions, and evidences, which could be amply supplied, or falsified. We should get into profiling some critical influencers and undertones in Theosophy. There are certain different approaches the publisher wants to take, or find others who can provide those sides, and from a creative and individual spirit that works as a collective.
This is not to say, we are any better.
There is a vision, that wants to explode.
Those who have taken interest like where the potential lies, should gather the interest of their colleagues. A few associates have asked for mergers, but this was not suitable, mostly because they’re on the political side; but I think there’s an assumption we are supposed to only focus on high metaphysics. This is actually, brain draining to do.
People have lives to live.
Aryel Sanat had criticized this over-emphasis of Theosophists and Thinkers in the 20th century; because what Helena P. Blavatsky is pointing to is a Science of qualitative modes of interpretation. There is an Absolute Truth and Knowledge, from our perspective. Whatever people think about her ideas, the system she speaks of is however a fact, known generically as the Ancient Mysteries; and countless ancient writers and scholars have spoken of it. It is the fundamental theme or narrative underlying the Theosophical Movement.
The modern spiritual scene is predominantly left-leaning, or utilized by persons predominantly of a certain socio-political expression, using new ideas as impetus to their lives and for social action of progressive utopianism. Theosophists have been implicated in Illuminati conspiracies for a long time, and much of the political commentary here is focused on negating what is read and heard.
We do not adopt a strict impersonal policy, because writing and marketing demands interpersonal skill, creativity, and personality in our writings to most passionately communicate our ideas.
As Mark Passio stated —
‘I am here to talk about what I want to talk about, or what I feel is important.’
The only kind of expression outside of the left-leaning perspective as to our subjects, is right-leaning, which is the Conservative and Traditionalist model, predominantly geared toward the Christian hegemony and the revival of ‘Traditional Christian’ influence. This would be disadvantageous to our mission. Theosophists are not mere Perennialists or Tradition-oriented. To express it differently from what it is now known as, we have referred to the ‘New Academician’ and our theme of Minerva, or God’s Intelligence (Wisdom). The editor, Dominique, as an American, is a small ‘r’ republican first, before any of the Parties, and describes his political outlook as — ‘neo-republicanism.’ There is a neo-classical tone to it, but it is developing. Applied to the American case, this is fundamentally conservative.
The preservation of the fundamental order ought to be kept in tact. A revival of the highest echelons of culture and nobility achieved by the various people of their regions ought to be reawakened.
The message: ‘Renaissance over Revolution.’
The editor is also of an innovative and reforming mind. It helps though to share material to relate to certain minds, deliberately sought after, and yes those people would be those who have not forgotten ancient principles and ideas. There would be no ‘Theosophy’ without the ancients, and we adapt in accordance to the region. Influenced by certain thought, our approach is not to be purely quietists and ascetic, but wrestlers amongst the crowds, debating with sharp minds, and getting people to think differently.
“I believe in and love the ancients” (Analects 7.1)
Truly. This is the theosophical attitude.
Audience and attracting those who will already be attracted to your message is important. If someone does not like where it leans, it should be encouragement to begin their individual blogs, especially with theosophical outlooks, and talking about things you want to discuss; because we all can’t focus on the same things, or projects. In a way, providing a different outlook, can create controversy, and the type of controversy and criticism that stirs conversation and debate amongst yourselves, more than the publisher. It generates controversy.
When we refer to a Theosophical Renaissance, it is not a Theosophical Society Renaissance, which would be nice; but exactly as it states — a ‘Theosophical Renaissance.’ If we offer an expression, a movement to spread new orientation, we can provide practical solutions for people and create a new service that reaches the globe.