“Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

ATLANTIS THE CLASSICAL REFERENCE TO THE MYTH OF ATLANTIS One vital classical source for the Atlantis legendand its remembrance, is from two dialogues writtenby Plato, in Timaeus and Critias.It is described as an island in the Atlantic Ocean.In Timaeus and Critias, Solon, an Athenian andprominent statesman c. 6th c. BCE, described theisland as a country bigger Continue reading “Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

“He Who Would Lift Up High the Banner of Mysticism”

“He who would lift up high the banner of mysticism and proclaim its reign near at hand, must give the example to others. He must be the first to change his modes of life; and, regarding the study of the occult mysteries as the upper step in the ladder of Knowledge must loudly proclaim it Continue reading “He Who Would Lift Up High the Banner of Mysticism”

The Identity of Koot Hoomi of Kashmir, and College and Travels

This will briefly give independent information about Helena P. Blavatsky’s teacher K.H., apart from her own information. Since we have often quoted “The Mahatma Letters,” and K.H., it may be beneficial to know that we are not quoting some channelled, imagined disembodied spirit, who may or may have not existed. K.H. and Morya was said to have encouraged Continue reading The Identity of Koot Hoomi of Kashmir, and College and Travels

The Secrecy of Occultism and the Crisis of the Theosophists, London 1884.

“We are not infallible, all-foreseeing “Mahatmas” at every hour of the day, good friend: none of you have even learned to remember so much. And now for Occultism. We were expected to allow the Occult forces to be treated in the same manner as their rind — physical forces in nature. We are taken to Continue reading The Secrecy of Occultism and the Crisis of the Theosophists, London 1884.

Ten-Point Summary of the Occult Doctrinal Positions on Life and Evolution

Ten-Point Summation The position on evolution and emanation in The Mahatma Papers, or elucidated in the works of Helena P. Blavatsky remain fascinating aspects of their exposition of Theosophy, or the Occult Philosophy. It is clear, as they have described their position, that it is neither an atheistic, or agnostic one, because they reject the Continue reading Ten-Point Summary of the Occult Doctrinal Positions on Life and Evolution

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

The Mahatma Letter No. 10: Occult Philosophy on “God”

K.H. urged, that if you wanted to understand the THEORETICAL side of OCCULT PHILOSOPHY, we must learn the fundamental A.B.C.’s of their philosophy, which they call the “true Theosophy.” This begins principally with the nature of the ultimate reality. We know what the monotheists teach regarding God, but there have existed philosophical schools that have a spiritual, or lofty Continue reading The Mahatma Letter No. 10: Occult Philosophy on “God”

Two Key Subjects in Morya’s Cosmological Notes: Space and Essence

The key concepts in Morya’s Cosmological Notes are: “space” and “essence.” or — [1] The nature of space. [2] The nature of matter. By space what is being referred to? Is it ākāśa or śūnyatā? When the notes refer to the eternal space, or “the one element,” the Skt. term धातु dhātu is meant. This term is said Continue reading Two Key Subjects in Morya’s Cosmological Notes: Space and Essence

“I Dread The Appearance In Print Of Our Philosophy” | The Mahatma Letter No. 56

“By most of your gold worshipping countrymen our facts and theorems would be denominated fancy-flights, the dreams of madmen.” The Occult Philosophy taught to the Theosophists does not belong to them, but to the men, that were teachers to H.P.B. There has been much disrespectful misrepresentation and abuse of that philosophy which has devalued perception Continue reading “I Dread The Appearance In Print Of Our Philosophy” | The Mahatma Letter No. 56

The Hermetic Undertone of the Theosophical Society’s Foundations

Helena P. Blavatsky writes in the preface of Isis Unveiled that, the work is “a plea for the recognition of the Hermetic philosophy, the anciently universal Wisdom-Religion, as the only possible key to the Absolute in science and theology” (Isis Unveiled: A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology, Pasadena, CA: Theosophical Continue reading The Hermetic Undertone of the Theosophical Society’s Foundations