If you have been following this blog you have noticed I have stopped writing for some time. This has been for a few reasons. As I have gotten to this point in my research in regards to soul development I ran across some information in the Ageless Wisdom teachings that stressed the need to be familiar with the teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (which I am) and the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita, (which I was not).
to remedy this for the last two years I began a comparative study of the Bhagavad-Gita using a variety of texts. During this study I also got more deeply engaged in the Ramayana and Mahabharata stories of ancient India. And, I started to delve into the Puranas from Hindu literature. Previously, I was very familiar with Christianity and adequately familiar with Buddhism. And, I did have some awareness of Hindu teachings (mainly through the writings of Sri Aurobindo, an overview of the various yoga traditions, and the Yoga Sutras). By delving more into more of the Hindu texts, I found it both rewarding to learn more of what they had to convey, and insightful to discover the influence they have had on Theosophy and the Ageless Wisdom teachings. My studies led me to develop a 6 hour audio-visual presentation that I presented to a group of people recently and I hope at some point to make that available on this site.
Finally, I digressed to do extensive research on the history of the psychology field in general, its roots in Theosophy and its morphing into what it is today as it has spread into two branches: the branch that emphasizes soul development and the branch that flat out denies the soul exists. I did a presentation of that as well and I have since put that up as a YouTube video. The post on that video is here.
So, I have been very busy, but I am also ready to put more posts up on this blog.