Classical Theosophy,
Books, and the Art of Walking
Independent Lodge of Theosophists
Cardoso Aveline is a student of Helena Blavatsky and the Mahatma Letters. He also lives
among works of classical Christian mysticism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism e other philosophies.
A journalist, he was born in Brazil in 1952. A member of popular movements since his youth, a former ecological activist, he has extensive international experience and lived for five years in different Latin American countries during the 1970s. At that time he started studying Eastern philosophies.
For him, there is no religion or philosophy higher than truth. It is beyond the territory of words, in meditative silence and also in concrete action, that truth can be found: however, reading and research are unavoidable.
According to Aveline, truth is fundamentally inner and secondarily external, but the search for the eternal reality should not make us less open to the practice of mutual help, or less active as citizens.
Having joined the theosophical movement in 1980, he has lived in Portugal with his wife since 2013.
On September 14, 2016, he was among the founders of the Independent Lodge of Theosophists.
He coordinates the library of the Independent Lodge, and is the general editor of its websites.[1] Working with a team of experienced editors, he publishes the monthly journals O  Teosofista”, in Portuguese, “El Teósofo Acuariano”, in Spanish, and The Aquarian Theosophist”. The Aquarian was founded in California during the year 2000 by Jerome Wheeler, a distinguished North-American theosophist, and since March 2012 has been published by the Independent Lodge of Theosophists.
Among the books written Carlos one finds “O Poder da Sabedoria”  (1998), Três Caminhos Para a Paz Interior (2002), A Informação Solidária (2001), “A Vida Secreta da Natureza” (2007), and  “Conversas na Biblioteca” (2007). But there are others.
In “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, the 255-page book published in 2013, he describes in a well-documented way the struggle between good sense and ignorance in the soul of the esoteric movement,  since the 19th century and up to the 21st century.
As an editor, he made the technical revision of the Portuguese language edition of “Letters from the Masters of Wisdom” (Brasília, 1996). He is also responsible for most of the translation and the editorial coordination of the two-volume Brazilian edition of “The Mahatma Letters” (Brasília, 2001).
He translated into Portuguese and edited classic works such as “Wen-tzu”, “Tao Teh Ching”, “The Dhammapada”, “The Voice of Silence” and “Light on the Path”. He maintains a theosophical blog at The Times of Israel”, and carefully observes the present civilizational change in our planet, regularly writing on its unfoldment. In his free moments, he practices the art of contemplative walking.
The above article was published on the websites of the Independent Lodge of Theosophists on 9 May, 2023.
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* The Shock Doctrine, by James Richards.
Helena Blavatsky (photo) wrote these words: “Deserve, then desire”.