G. de Purucker’s Introduction to the Esoteric Tradition: The Word “Dogma”

G. de Purucker in his introduction of the Esoteric Tradition (1940) explains the meaning of theosophy being non-dogmatic. It demonstrates, that the modern theosophists rejected belief in (and describes the reason the theosophist does not engage in) worshiping the gods and the initiated. Dogma in The Esoteric Tradition by G. de Purucker “The word dogma…

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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…

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Politics and Occult Philosophy: The Phrygian Cap and E Pluribus Unum

The American is not known for Wisdom, but our stupidity, and weight-size. Yet Americans sport on capitol and city architectures the remembrance of the ancient gods and goddesses, deifying founders, soldiers and warriors. The symbols, aesthetics, and ideals have their origin in Greece, Britain, France, Rome, Spain, and Egypt. Republicanism, truly in action, can only…

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Edward Heneage Dering’s “Esoteric Buddhism: The New Gospel of Atheism”

Edward Heneage Dering’s 29 page critique of theosophist A.P. Sinnett’s Esoteric Buddhism, The Occult World, and the Letters in The New Gospel of Atheism” (1887). This work can be compared to Per Faxneld’s Blavatsky the Satanist: Luciferianism in Theosophy and its Implications in its method of quoting, but still manages to misrepresent his opponent. However, what…

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Russian Philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and Charles J. Ryan: ‘H.P.B. did not invent the Tibetan Brotherhood and Chelas’

Besides Dr. Wernekke of Germany, the casebook of encounters with the theosophical mahatmas, and Ramalingam Pillai’s insight, Charles J. Ryan defends the existence of Blavatsky’s chiefs, associates, and the brotherhood. One of the greatest Russian philosophers, Vladimir Solovyov encounter with a Tibetan led the latter to call the critics and the S.P.R. (Society for Psychical…

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The Politics of Divine Wisdom: How Theosophy influenced Indonesian and South Asian Nationalisms

As Theosophy and Freemasonry: Esoteric Schools within the Theosophical Society shows, there are less known details in the history of the Theosophical Society than is thought, despite the fact researchers have provided a great detail of Theosophical history. This article is about Herman A.O. de Tollenaere’s diligent research: The Politics of Divine Wisdom, Theosophy and Labour, National, And…

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