The White Lotus

Painting by Nicole Roggeman This is the last Will and Testament of me Helena Petrovna Blavatsky of Adyar, Madras, India. I desire my body to be burned in the Compound of the Theosophical Society’s Headquarters at Adyar, Madras, and the ashes to be buried in the said Compound and that none who are not Theosophists […]

Kids these days

 Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3   Nine-year-old boy breaks down the meaning of life, free will, alternate universes and alien lifeforms.  Pure unadulterated Objective Truth perhaps? Video by Zia Hassan Twitter @ziasami  tumblr ziahassan.tumblr.com  website ziahassan.com.

A Castle Of The Occult On Rittenhouse Square

Step inside the slender turn-of-the century castle at 1917 Walnut Street, built for John Wanamaker’s brother William, and you enter a world of ornate plasterwork and wood paneling. Sound is muffled here–the place has the hushed air of a library, or perhaps a monastery. This fervid Rittenhouse Square spring might be a thousand miles, a […]

Orpheus with his lute made trees

Orpheus with his lute made trees, And the mountain tops that freeze, Bow themselves, when he did sing: To his music plants and flowers Ever sprung; as sun and showers There had made a lasting spring. Everything that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea, Hung their heads, and then lay by. In […]

The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their ‘quality of life.’

In Philadelphia the mayor put armrests in the middle of park benches so the homeless couldn’t sleep on them, an eyesore for tourists visiting the “City of Brotherly Love.”  Depriving the homeless of their last shelter is Silicon Valley at its worst – especially when rich cities aren’t doing anything to end homelessness.  Shut your […]

This could solve the American Prison Crisis

I’ve been working as a Mentor in the Theosophy Order of Service Prison Outreach Program, and have witnessed astounding results.  The American Prison System clearly isn’t working and is in crisis mode.  We’re overdue for prison reform, and programs like these can move us out of the dark ages and into the heart and soul […]