The Occult Philosophy teaches different notions and ethics, contrary to what is commonly believed in the West, regarding Yoga, Western Occult Tradition, and Western views about Sex in Eastern Philosophy. You must choose if you really want to observe the occult path, or the steady path of normal life. Sex and its pleasures must be sacrificed…Read More
The concept of the Septenary Constitution describes two distinct beings in man: (1) The spiritual (or monadic); and (2) the physical (or somatic), i.e.— “The man who thinks and the man who records as much of these thoughts as it is able to assimilate.” †In Theosophy, the spiritual constitution is termed the “imperishable triad.” It…Read More
The American is not known for Wisdom, but our stupidity, and weight-size. Yet Americans sport on capitol and city architectures the remembrance of the ancient gods and goddesses, deifying founders, soldiers and warriors. The symbols, aesthetics, and ideals have their origin in Greece, Britain, France, Rome, Spain, and Egypt. Republicanism, truly in action, can only…Read More
“The phrase spiritual warrior seems a paradox, for how can a warrior be spiritual? And yet when we consider how warriors fight and often sacrifice their lives to preserve what they believe is right and to protect their family and country, we can understand why those who would advance spiritually are often portrayed as warriors.” (Eloise Hart, The Path of a Spiritual Warrior)
“I’m peaking Kevin. It’s my time now.” This is a great scene. There is something to realize in Hollywood films. Hollywood films, majority of the time, 9/10, portray its films, in relation to religion or the supernatural, through the Judaic and Christian point-of-view. There are people who speak incessantly about an Illuminati-controlled Hollywood. I am…Read More
When Helena Blavatsky wrote to a close student of Eliphas Levi on the state of the Western traditions, Kabbalism, and Christological influences. The letter highlights something to be taken into important account and not by-pass it as insignificant, or a trifling detail. She states, Eliphas Levi helps us so far, as it helps to compare Western philosophers and theologists with Eastern esotericism. In another case, H.P.B. even compares the tenets and interpretations of Father Eliphas Levi (who later became more conservative in life) accepted by European Occultists, with that of the Eastern esoteric explanations.
Baron J. Spéalieri and Helena Blavatsky Correspondence Letter
Madam, – Since you have published a posthumous letter of my master and beloved friend, the late Éliphas Lévi, I think it would be agreeable to you to publish, if judged suitable, a few extracts of the many manuscripts in my possession, written expressly for, and given to, me by my ever regretted master.
To begin with, I send you “Stray Thoughts on Death and Satan” from his pen.
I cannot close this letter without expressing the deep indignation aroused in me by the base diatribes published in the London Spiritualist against your Society and its members. Every honest heart is irritated at such unfair treatment, especially when proceeding from a man of honour as Mr. Harrison (editor of The Spiritualist) who admits in his journal anonymous contributions that are tantamount to libels.
With the utmost respect, I remain, Madam,’
– (BARON) J. SPÉALIERI
Marseilles, July 29th, 1881
“The late Éliphas Lévi was the most learned Kabalist and Occultist of our age in Europe, and everything from his pen is precious to us, in so far as it helps us to compare notes with the Eastern Occult doctrines and, by the light thrown upon both, to prove to the world of Spiritualists and Mystics, that the two systems – the Eastern Âryan, and the Western or the Chaldæo-Jewish Kabalah – are one in their principal metaphysical tenets. Only, while the Eastern Occultists have never lost the key to their esotericism, and are daily verifying and elaborating their doctrines by personal experiments, and by the additional light of modern science, the Western or Jewish Kabalists, besides having been misled for centuries by the introduction of foreign elements in it such as Christian dogmas, dead-letter interpretations of the Bible, etc., have most undeniably lost the true key to the esoteric meaning of Simeon Ben Iochai’s Kabalah, and are trying to make up for the loss by interpretations emanating from the depths of their imagination and inner consciousness . . . “
— Extract from H.P. Blavatsky, The Theosophist, Vol. III. No. 1, Oct., 1881.
“The problem of life is man. Magic, or rather Wisdom, is the evolved knowledge of the potencies of man’s interior being; which forces are Divine emanations, as intuition is the perception of their origin, and initiation our induction into that knowledge (…) We begin with instinct: the end is OMNISCIENCE”. (Alexander Wilder, see The Secret Doctrine,…Read More
In The Vâhan, Vol. 1., no. 12., 1891. pg. 5, William Q. Judge answers why H.P.B. criticizes Western Occultism, elaborating on the history of Western systems being too corrupted through its syncretism with the Jewish tradition, upon which its Occultism must adhere to. The Christian Kabbalists, e.g., must adhere to the Bible, and reduce all their…Read More
“There are several ways of acquiring knowledge: (a) by accepting blindly the dicta of the church or modern science; (b) by rejecting both and starting to find the truth for oneself. The first method is easy and leads to social respectability and the praise of men; the other is difficult and requires more than ordinary…Read More
G. Mahler, Act II. The story you see, began long before any of us. We’ll return back from whence we came, the wise say. Child (…) you almost gave up. What is that mighty strength you carry hidden in you? Courage? “Rise again, yes, rise again…” —Mahler, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, of Urlicht or Primeval Light. The Knight-Adept…Read More