How to Start a Study Class
Blavatky Net will do several things to help facilitate the formation
of study classes in Theosophy.
1. For an agenda: We are offering a course syllabus that covers the
basic principles of Theosophy. The course is currently being worked on
and aims to relate the sometimes abstract ideas of Theosophy to the normal
person's life. For more information please contact David Grossman at
"davidg at broadviewnet.net". You will
be most welcome to use this syllabus as the agenda for your own private
study class. Also the homestudy course
that is also available free has successfully been used as a basis for a
2. For backup material: the BN-basic course has
3. To find attendees: There is "profile report"
available to all members that lists individuals by geographic area. Constantly
more and more individuals are signing up to be on that report. It costs
nothing and gives relevant information about individuals (what they have
chosen to reveal) and their willingness to attend group meetings or otherwise
talk. If they would consider "leading" a group, that information
is also given. If you haven't seen this report, you really should. See Signup to see the information
in the report or members to see
the actual report.
4. Help with the discussion: We have
an online worldwide study class that will be using the above
mentioned syllabus starting October 3, 1999. This list is
called BN-study. This
list is specifically aimed at addressing basic principles.
Questions from your class will be welcomed at BN-study. We
would expect that the interchange between the online group
and offline study groups would be most worthwhile. There is
also a "help desk" on the homepage that stands ready
to offer help with Theosophical questions.
5. Advertising your group: We have a click called
"meetings" on the homepage of Blavatsky Net. Please check it out
and if you qualify we will be glad to list your group on that page. We do
not expect a flood of visitiors to your meetings merely because it is listed
on that page. However, as that page becomes larger and larger, we do expect
it will facilitate more and more people finding the groups and help that
is right for them.
6. Parallelism: We will also have a live Blavatsky
Net Study Class proceeding in Manhattan New York that will be following
the suggested syllabus and the online talk group agenda. Perhaps this parallelism
may be helpful at some time.
7. Notice of growth: At the end of each monthly
newsletter there is information about any new members in your area that
have joined in the last month. So you can keep up to date on inviting any
new members that would seem appropriate. Depending on how our experience
proceeds, we will also be glad to mention in the monthly newsleter, the
formation of any new group on the "meetings" page.
8. Existing Group: If you already have a study group
that is appropriate to list on the meetings page, please let us know at
"reed3 at blavatsky.net". We
will be glad to give you a mention and eventually help us all.
9. MORE?: If we can help in any other way, please
let us know. Send to Reed Carson at "reed3 at blavatsky.net".