Alpheus is a Web site dedicated
to esoteric and other alternative interpretations of history.
The intention is to create an independent place where different
streams of esoteric and intellectual traditions can co-mingle
to explore and nurture new understandings of the past and
to build thereupon new visions and possibilities for the
future of civilization.
Alpheus is the name of a river
flowing through the Peloponnesus in Greece with its source
in Arcadia and partly flowing through subterranean channels.
In Greek mythology the river made an appearance in the 5th
work of Hercules as he diverted the river to clean the Augean
stables. In Renaissance symbology the river meant often
an underground stream of esoteric traditions or hidden knowledge.
No rules have been formulated to encourage and guide the
growth of this Web site. The starting point is the
academic and metaphysical research done on Krishnamurti
and the theosophical movement as available on and through
this site, especially the paper, Krishnamurti
and the World Teacher Project: Some Theosophical Perceptions,
which I wrote for Theosophical History Journal, and
my personal views in two pamphlets titled: The
Masters and Their Emissaries: From H.P.B. to Guru Ma and
Beyond and Krishnamurti:
An Esoteric View of his Teachings.
Since the start of Alpheus five areas of special interest
came to the fore and all links to material relevant to each
area are gathered on a special page with some more introductory
and editorial comments. The four subjects are: Theosophy,
and David Anrias, Ascended
Masters and Philosophy.
You are invited to mail criticism, praise and additional
research. These, together with reactions to reactions, will
be posted if and
when received. A bibliography
of used works has been added with some description of content
and editorial remarks, and a page
with links to many interesting Web sites.
As important the Krishnamurti story is for understanding
20th century history, it is only a starting point. A next
step was the exploration of the last thousand years of western
history with an intellectual compass provided by the Theosophical
pioneer Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. The compass is her statement
that in the last quarter of every century the Adepts,or
Masters of Wisdom, send one or more of their representatives
to enlighten humanity. Preliminary results can be found
Efforts and Counter-Efforts of the Millennium, which
is a collection of articles, diagrams, timelines and biographies.
How the above project and other historical
investigations led to a more critical assessment of Blavatsky
and Theosophy--up to the point of suspending all Theosophical
assumptions on which this web site are based-- will be the
subject of upcoming reports.
I do not expect uncritical acceptance, nor its opposite.
I welcome any reaction founded on reason and fact and any
help in tracing and finding source material relevant to