Theosophy and Platonism: The Seven Principles of the Human Constitution

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 Continue reading Theosophy and Platonism: The Seven Principles of the Human Constitution

Religion will not be able to Prevent the Rise of a Genuine Propagation of Occult Philosophy

Religion is ‘in a process of decay’ a disciple adds, stating that “the Most Absurd Religions Die Hard […] with Throes of Terrible Agony.” It is not the Sciences and Atheism that will challenge, or potentially root out the human beliefs on religion, and its function. The Occult Sciences, have in the past few centuries Continue reading Religion will not be able to Prevent the Rise of a Genuine Propagation of Occult Philosophy

“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)

Al Pacino’s Speech about God in The Devil’s Advocate

“I’m peaking Kevin. It’s my time now.” This is a great scene. This scene has the perfect humor for those of dark tastes. In a way, we are peaking. The ferocity of the lower mind and egotism are peaking. It has always been peaking throughout time. That is our sad and mortal condition. ‘…Lucifer, or Satan is Continue reading Al Pacino’s Speech about God in The Devil’s Advocate

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,’

Yours devotedly,

– (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.

Six Points on “Magic”: Theosophy rejects Supernaturalism and Miracle

“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, Continue reading Six Points on “Magic”: Theosophy rejects Supernaturalism and Miracle

William Q. Judge on Eastern Occultism of Modern Theosophy versus Western Occultism

In The Vahan (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 and Biblical tradition, hence the limitations. The Christian Kabbalists, e.g., must adhere to the Bible, and reduce all their knowledge to special Continue reading William Q. Judge on Eastern Occultism of Modern Theosophy versus Western Occultism

Blavatsky and Christianity: Christological Disputes and Interpretations of a Theosophist

“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 Continue reading Blavatsky and Christianity: Christological Disputes and Interpretations of a Theosophist

The Primordial Fire and the Seven Sons in Ancient Theology and The Secret Doctrine

ANCIENT BELIEFS ON THE SUN AND FIRE-GODS, THE LOGOS, “THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF THE PRESENCE,” AND THE “SEVEN SONS” IN THE SECRET DOCTRINE  The Ancients of the East erected Highplaces, from the pyramids of Giza, through Ramah, Philistine, Shiloh, Beth Shemesh, Moab, to Babylon, sacred to Baal, Adon, Iao, or El, the Sun (a High-God). Who Continue reading The Primordial Fire and the Seven Sons in Ancient Theology and The Secret Doctrine