The Force before Star Wars explained in the Combination of Magic and Science in Theosophy | Beyond Fiction

“Yes: there is a force as limitless as thought, as potent as boundless will, as subtile as the essence of life so inconceivably awful in its rending force as to convulse the universe to its centre would it but be used as a lever, but this Force is not God, since there are men who Continue reading The Force before Star Wars explained in the Combination of Magic and Science in Theosophy | Beyond Fiction

Stunning Visual TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time

Absolutely contemplative, and stunning visual timelapse of the future, based on modern science, created by Melody Sheep https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep., who creates science videos and soundtrack music mashups. When I first happened onto Timelapse of the Future, it had a near 10 thousand views, and I did not see the date, and thought it was one of Continue reading Stunning Visual TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time

Theosophists on the Occult Nature of Women, Adepts on their Societal Role and Female Sovereigns

The station of every woman is not, nor ever could be solely confined to the kitchen, childbearing, and notions about her inferiority. Being mortal first and foremost, they dream and aspire, just as we men do. It is not my view or intention here, to say that childbearing and cooking, etc., are bad, as some Continue reading Theosophists on the Occult Nature of Women, Adepts on their Societal Role and Female Sovereigns

The Septenary Principles of Man: Zurvanite (Zoroastrianism) and Theosophical Classification

R. C. Zaehner, Zurvan. A Zoroastrian Dilemma, Oxford, 1955, pp. 323, 334) demonstrates, that the Zurvanite Zoroastrian (a now extinct school of thought) classification (referring to levels of being or existence) is near identical to the Tāraka Rāja Yoga classification. However, as the Theosophical [esoteric] classification show, that the septenary division of man is explained in Continue reading The Septenary Principles of Man: Zurvanite (Zoroastrianism) and Theosophical Classification

The Four Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

In the ancient mythologies and literature of these traditions we find accounts of human creation, or modes of birth, found in both Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts. David Reigle details the Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa, and its connection to the Stanzas (Dzyan) in The Secret Doctrine (1888). We find similar doctrines in the Zoroastrian Continue reading The Four Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

The Initiates’ Tower of Babel and Jargon: Mystery-Language of Symbolism and Allegory

Helena P. Blavatsky asserts (not argues) there existed in antiquity ‘one knowledge and one language,’ but became limited to a few, and this knowledge was denied to subsequent generations (see Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology or Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo Continue reading The Initiates’ Tower of Babel and Jargon: Mystery-Language of Symbolism and Allegory

Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge

PER ME CAECI VIDENT In Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Episcopalian-Freemason of the Scottish Rite, Albert Pike writes exaggeratedly and ponderously in question, “LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who Continue reading Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge

The Nineteenth-Century Popularization of the Desatir | Theosophists, Ishraqis, and Zoroastrianism

The Desatir or Dasātīr (Per. دساتیر lit. “Ordinances”), also known as Dasatir-i-Asmani, is a collection of writings now generally taken to be a literary forgery written in an invented or artificial language, with elements from Indian and Iranian dialects, and Persian grammar. It is recommended in “The Secret Doctrine Reference Series” for Theosophists (Theosophical Society), and is Continue reading The Nineteenth-Century Popularization of the Desatir | Theosophists, Ishraqis, and Zoroastrianism

Russian MS. of H.P.B. criticized V.S. Solovyov’s Review of Theosophy: ‘Theosophists worship the wisdom that is from Above’

‘Theosophists worship the wisdom that is from Above’ In relation to Russian Philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and Charles J. Ryan: ‘H.P.B. did not invent the Tibetan Brotherhood and Chelas’, an insightful Russian MS. (the date reads London, 1890) in H.P. Blavatsky’s handwriting was discovered in the Adyar Archives. It was H.P.B.’s critical response, or correction of V.S. Continue reading Russian MS. of H.P.B. criticized V.S. Solovyov’s Review of Theosophy: ‘Theosophists worship the wisdom that is from Above’