RE: Theos-World Indigenous Australians
- Monday, August 13, 2001
Theosophy claims not to be a factional or a theoretical system,
but is one which includes all aspects of living, research, and
inquiry into the operations of nature (the Universe and its LAWS
of operation and procedure, in all its may departments).
Hence it is pleasant to find that verification of its teachings
arise elsewhere. It is another base of proof that becomes
available to demonstrate this fact.
Our problem is that we have all been educated into a particular
system of science, history, religion and the traces of that
education serve as hiding places for many kinds of prejudice. We
all have them and are all trying to become more impersonal in
thinking and more universal in outlook.
From: Mic Forster [mailto:micforster@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:52 PM
Subject: Theos-World Indigenous Australians
It fascinates me when I hear or read about people who
have had incredible insights into many of the
principles discussed in Theosophy. These people have
had no direct contact with Theosophists, HPB etc. A
classic example is that of the Indigenous Australian.
A passage from an article written by Collins et al
(1996) exemplifies my point beeautifully:
"certain themes are common to all traditional
Aboriginal belief systems. Aboriginal Law was
established during the Dreaming when ancestral beings
walked the earth, creating the landscape and all
living species. The dreaming brought order and meaning
to an already existing world and all entities became
subject to a common law. The land is both a
topographical record of the journeys of the ancestral
beings and a physical manifestation of the truth of
the moral system. Life is considered a recurrent
series of events set irrevocably in motion by the
ancestral beings.... All products of the creation are
kinsmen, including the sun, the moon and the wind. All
are conscious, living beings, autonomous but united in
the system with the common goal of enhancing life."
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