“The health of the people should be the supreme law” (Salus populi suprema lex esto)
The ACADEMICIAN THEOSOPHICAL is a THEOSOPHICAL web-blog interested in formulating a plan for a new Renaissance; especially the place of a revivalistic ‘NEO-CLASSICAL’ Movement in the general West. We want to give birth to a type of ‘NEW ACADEMICIAN’ and new o r a c l e s to spread the culture and principles most conducive to the SPIRIT of the society. The Analects expresses us clearly:
“I believe in and love the ancients” (Analects 7.1)
There are three main subjects in What We Focus On.
‡ The Acad is independent research, and not apart of the Theosophical Society, meaning anything advocated or said by us, should not be taken as the stance, or agenda of the TS. It is independent; but in sympathy—often defends its old cause.
The Academician Theosophical is the blog of one classical theosophist’s thoughts. Between reactionary and revolutionary, it believes in a renaissance of interest in the origins and nature of “the MYSTERIES” and ancient MASONRY — synonymous with ancient THEOSOPHY — as its initiates and philosophers have taught. Theosophy is the archaic Wisdom-Religion, known in antiquity. It was traced to times antedating the Ptolemaic dynasties according to Diogenes Laertius (Diogenes Laërtius), and was passed down and meant for those their contemporaries styled “theodidaktoi” (god-taught). October 1, 1879, Helena P. Blavatsky of the Theosophical Society reminds, that it is high time for the Theosophists to explain the traditional side, or primitive system of Theosophy, that in antiquity was essentially alike in all countries and nations. Catholicism mostly originated the Anti-Masonic sentiment prevalent again in our time. We warn therefore, our intent to wage a propaganda war against centuries of polemics. We take the editorial stance of the Theosophists — impartiality toward religion. Since man has ever sought instinctively to express their own independent opinions, and through means, arrived at certain degrees of inspiration, or founding schools of philosophy, there has existed a Theosophist among these thinkers, and even geniuses. The disciples of Ammonius Saccas, whom revived the Wisdom-philosophy, were known as philaletheians (lovers of truth) and Analogeticists, “on account of their method of interpreting all sacred legends, symbolical myths and mysteries, by a rule of analogy or correspondence, so that events which had occurred in the external world were regarded as expressing operations and experiences of the human soul” (H.P.B., What Is Theosophy).
Amongst the school of Ammonius Saccas and the neoplatonists, there was a Buddhist and Indian semblance in doctrine. The Buddhist, Vedantic, Magian (or Zoroastrian) systems were taught in that eclectic theosophical school along with all the philosophies of Greece. Knowledge of the interior world comes from higher (or noetic) intuition, we term Theosophia, or “wisdom (Power) of the gods.”
Modern Theosophists brought EASTERN ESOTERICISM to rebuild Western Phl.
WE PASSIONATELY BELIEVE THEOSOPHY CAN STIMULATE A NEW RENAISSANCE OF THE CLASSICAL MYSTERIES, AND REVIVE THE IDEAL AND FOUNDATION FOR MODERN PHILOSOPHICAL ACADEMIES/THEOSOPHIC INSTITUTIONS.
Minervan Attitude of the New Academician
The Roman MINERVA/ATHENA (a Universal-PRINCIPLE), who signified the Deity of DIVINE WISDOM (or Jove’s/Zeus’s INTELLIGENCE) is our symbol. It is synonymous with the Greek meaning of THEOSOPHIA. The Roman MINERVA was represented in art and myth as a warrior with: — Valour, Wisdom-Intelligence, and Grace tempering her opposing principle of the aggressive warlike deity — MARS/Ares.
“New Academicians” alludes to Plato’s Academy, and “the Garden,” — a category for the Schools of Classical Greek Philosophical studies. The “Academy” alludes to initiatory colleges of old, and the perfectibilism (advance in virtue and intelligence) upon which those colleges were based, in antiquity; and because:
‘Real theosophy is altruism. It is brotherly love, mutual help,
unswerving devotion to truth.’ (Blavatsky, 1889).
WE WANT TO CREATE NEW ACADEMICIANS
We want to get rid of the stereotype of Western Philosophy as merely cold, analytical, and objective. As one sage focused on creating men of suitable behaviour and cultivated character in government, or gentlemen (chun tzu), the same ideal is envisioned; and to return to Philosophy its rightful, noble esteem.
The Theosophical Society
The Theosophical Movement became defunct by the end of the 1930’s, especially as a result of the Krishnamurti situation. It lost trust and reputation, which it had already suffered perhaps from the Hodgson-Coulomb case. Although the latter case was challenged, the damage was sufficient. We believe the Society has fallen and should not have schismed. All excuses for branch schisms today are unjustified and weakens the cause. We are in sympathy only with those who truly care about the cause of its founders and principle theoreticians. H.P.B. said, the Theosophical Movement aimed at a new Renaissance, like the last Renaissance.