The Evolution of the God-Idea | H.P. Blavatsky on the Limits of the Greeks and Christians

A section from the 1888 work of H.P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine (pp. 326-28: Divine Thought, or Cineritious Matter) discusses the evolution of the GOD-IDEA. This is the beginning of some far more dense commentary on occult physics that will be central to the completed three parts on Everything about Lucifer, and The Nineteenth-Century Politicization Continue reading The Evolution of the God-Idea | H.P. Blavatsky on the Limits of the Greeks and Christians

Kalachakra and Theosophy: The Sources of the Book of Dzyan and Kiu-te in The Secret Doctrine and Tantras

“The Secret Doctrine has neither been invented nor exaggerated, but, on the contrary, simply outlined; and finally (…) its teachings antedate the Vedas.” (Helena P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1., pg. xxxvii). Authorship of The Secret Doctrine Concerning the authorship of The Secret Doctrine, a facsimile of a letter from K.H. to William Quan Judge Continue reading Kalachakra and Theosophy: The Sources of the Book of Dzyan and Kiu-te in The Secret Doctrine and Tantras

Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo of Lost Chaldean Wisdom

“I have never boasted of any knowledge of Sanskrit, and, when I came to India last, in 1879, knew very superficially the philosophies of the six schools of Brahmanism. I never pretended to teach Sanskrit or explain Occultism in that language. I claimed to know the esoteric philosophy of the trans-Himalayan Occultists and no more. Continue reading Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo of Lost Chaldean Wisdom

The Swastika and the Star of David, a combined Theosophical Emblem

Combined symbols in the emblem of Theosophists, the Star of David conjures images of the Holocaust, and the Hakenkreuz conjures fears about Nazis. THE SYMBOLIC LANGUAGE of the secret doctrine of the ages is established upon natural and pure transcendental metaphysical realities, in connection to life and cosmos. Two symbols, having hitherto become that of two Continue reading The Swastika and the Star of David, a combined Theosophical Emblem

David Reigle “God’s Arrival in India” and T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism

David Reigle, “God’s Arrival in India” bolsters Theosophical Position: Where is God in the Oldest Philosophical Schools of India—T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism David Reigle is an independent scholar on Tibetan Buddhism and Theosophy, who explores its ideological content. In God’s Arrival in India, David Reigle argues that the original philosophical schools of Hinduism lacked Continue reading David Reigle “God’s Arrival in India” and T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism

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

Guanshiyin the Mother Buddha in The Secret Doctrine

“The valley spirit, undying Is called the Mystic Female The gate of the Mystic Female Is called the root of Heaven and Earth It flows continuously, barely perceptible Utilize it; it is never exhausted.” (Tao te Ching, Chapter 6) “The Secret Doctrine” notes that no exoteric religious system have indeed ever adopted a female Demiurge, Continue reading Guanshiyin the Mother Buddha in The Secret Doctrine

Luciferous Protogonos, The God the Ancients Call “The First-Born”

LUCIFEROUS PROTOGONOS, THE GOD THE ANCIENTS CALL “THE FIRST-BORN” —♦— LUCIFEROUS refers to the radiance of the first-principle born from the Great Mother and Father-GOD of nearly every ancient cosmogony. This will attempt to give a different meaning of lucifer, or the morning star, based on the Graeco-Roman MYSTERIES, as was known under the titles Phanes, Archeus, Apollo, Continue reading Luciferous Protogonos, The God the Ancients Call “The First-Born”

Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge: ‘Though They Are Gods, Still They Are Not To Be Worshiped’

“I say there are many gods, but one God of all these gods, incomprehensible and unknown to all (…) a Power of immeasurable and ineffable Light, whose greatness is held to be incomprehensible, a Tower which the maker of the world does not know.” (Simon Magus, Clemens Recognitiones from the Clementine Literature) – “A. (…) Dhyani is Continue reading Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge: ‘Though They Are Gods, Still They Are Not To Be Worshiped’

Analysis of the ‘Würzburg Manuscript’ of The Secret Doctrine (1888)

Officially published in 1888, The Secret Doctrine was a project began by HPB. From as early as 1885-86, we find a partial or portion of the manuscript when she stayed in Germany and Belgium this time, called the “Würzburg Manuscript.” In studying how The Secret Doctrine was written, we see the modern example of a work, Continue reading Analysis of the ‘Würzburg Manuscript’ of The Secret Doctrine (1888)