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.…

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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…

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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…

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Limitations of Csoma de Koros and Western Tibetan Buddhist Scholars

The limitations of Alexander Csoma de Koros (also see The Hungarian Bodhisattva) and scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth-century. To be complementary to a piece on the sources of the Book of Dzyan and Kiu-te. Did Dr. Alexander Berzin know of “A Few Misconceptions Corrected.” “One of the greatest, and, withal, the most serious objection to…

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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…

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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…

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Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology

follow the trails left by scholars of past “Recent discoveries made by great mathematicians and Kabalists thus prove, beyond a shadow of doubt, that every theology, from the earliest and oldest down to the latest, has sprung not only from a common source of abstract beliefs, but from one universal esoteric, or “Mystery” language. These…

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