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Mini-Interviews Ingrid Eberhard – Evans

The Society MI 10 Ingrid Evans

  1. 1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Ingrid Eberhard – Evans, I joined the Theosophical Society 1984 in London and soon after moved to Wales transferring my membership to the Welsh Association.

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Mini-Interviews Alice Bouwland

  1. The Society MI 8 Alice Bouwland
  2. 1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

Alice Bouwland is my name. I live in Zwolle, a beautiful mediaeval Hanze-town in the middle of Holland. I am working as an executive coach and trainer in communication skills at the architecture department of a university of applied sciences. In 1982 I became a member of the Theosophical Society.

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Mini-Interviews Jon Knebel

  1. The Society MI 6 Jon Knebel
  2. 1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My label and my story? My name is Jon Knebel and I currently live in the western suburbs of Chicago. I have been a member of the TSA for maybe fifteen years.

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Mini-Interviews Halldor Haraldsson

  1. The Society MI 4 Halldor
  2. 1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

Mr. Halldór Haraldsson, born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1937. I have been a member of the TS since 1960.

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Mini-Interviews Gloria Arévalo de Gauggel

  1. The Society MI 2 Gloria Gauggel
  2. 1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

Gloria Arévalo de Gauggel, I am from Colombia, but I live in Honduras now for 17 years.

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The Piano Revisited

Jan Nicolaas Kind – Brazil

[Editor’s note: This article was published in April 2009, during Theosophy Forward’s very first year on the Internet. Time flies, but it is available for all to read in TF’s archives. While I was going over some of the earlier issues of the magazine, this piece caught my attention again because of its relevance. I have rewritten some parts and updated it for a 2014 publication].

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”Marilyn vos Savant an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright who rose to fame through her former listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ.”

Playing the piano with three fingers.

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Editorial -TheosTalk and M. K. Ramadoss

Jan Nicolaas Kind – Brazil

The so-called moderator of the blog/website TheosTalk, once a wonderful source of information, now has gone fully over the top. Impartial participants on this site are no longer welcome as it seems, and the person who calls himself MKR, is primarily occupied with slandering and insulting the current administration in Adyar.

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Eldon Tucker

Once upon a time, the website TheosTalk (TT, a service provided to the Theosophical community by Theosophy Network Inc., a tax exempt 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation), founded in 2000 by Eldon Tucker, was an inspiring meeting place, a sort of global square where Theosophists and others would meet, respectfully exchanging a large range of views and ideas directly or indirectly related to Theosophy. In those early pioneering years, with the internet rapidly developing, TT fulfilled a unique spearhead function. Interesting vivid dialogues and debates would occur and frequently subscribers would hook up with the site, contributing and enthusiastically participating in all that went on there. Although never a participant myself on any social networking site, as that’s not my thing, it was fun and really fascinating to go there and read what others had to share.

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Editorial – The Naarden declaration

Jan Nicolaas Kind – Brazil

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Krishnamurti

[“Is there a thinking without the word? When the mind is not cluttered up with words, then thinking is not thinking as we know; but it is an activity without the word, without the symbol; therefore it has no frontier; the word is the frontier. The word creates the limitation, the boundary. And a mind that is not functioning in words, has no limitation; it has no frontiers; it is not bound” (J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life])

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Elsewhere in this issue of Theosophy Forward you’ll find an extensive report on the Naarden Conference and the final version of the Naarden declaration. Words always limit an idea or an expression, so when we look at the words of the Naarden declaration we could say that the text is “perfectly imperfect.” It is not what the ITC board brought forward; it is what that board compiled from the suggestions that were given by all participants.

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Editorial – The Rambling Moderators Rave On.

Jan Nicolaas Kind – Brazil

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Jan N. Kind

This editorial was previously published on Theosophy Forward's Facebook page.

[“I think that people who make judgments about other people they don’t even know are shallow, and people who start rumors are shallow, and I really don’t care what shallow people say about me” (Nina LaCour, Hold Still [New York: Dutton Books, Penguin Group, 2009])

What can we actually learn from those who constantly seek conflict and distortion in our Theosophical environment, consequently downgrading any concept of decency we know of, thus selling lies and rumors for truth? Is there indeed anything to be gained from the boring, one-sided, biased and abominable exposes we are regularly confronted with, when we often innocently try to hook up with what are called independent Theosophical discussion sites?

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Mini–Interviews Aspasia Papadomichelaki

  1. The Society MI 12 Aspasia
  2. 1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Aspasia Papadomichelaki; I was born in Athens, Greece where I live to this day. I have been indulging in metaphysical research and activities ever since 1973 and in 1992 I became member of the Greek T.S.

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Mini–Interviews Carlos Gauggel

The Society MI 14 Carlos Gauggel

1. What is your name, where are you from and how long you have been a member of The TS?

My name is Carlos Gauggel, I am German and Honduran. I consider both countries my Motherland. I have been an active member of the TS for the past 8 years.

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Mini-Interviews Wouter A. van Beers

The Society MI 10 Wouter van Beers

1. What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?

My name is Wouter A. van Beers and I was born in what now is called Indonesia, but have been living in The Netherlands since 1946. Between 1934 and 1946 I experienced wonderful, but also somber years especially during the Second World War in the former Dutch East-Indies, a Dutch colony which was invaded by Japanese forces in January 1942.

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