Pagan, a reinterpreted term limiting knowledge of antiquity. The term Pagan, or paganus originally meant, an inhabitant of the village, i.e., a peasant), but now refers to everything considered not only perverted to the sacerdotal theology of the Church of Rome, but heretical and heterodox. Therefore, what is considered perverted must come from the devil, … Continue reading Alexander Wilder on Pagans and the Value of the Classical Religions
What does it mean, when we use the broad term religion? Gottfried de Purucker† (1874-1942), who was head of the Pasadena Theosophical Society from 1929-1942, had a good definition in his Occult Glossary (1933). It follows on pages 148-9: “Religion. An operation of the human spiritual mind in its endeavor to understand not only the how … Continue reading Gottfried De Purucker defines Religion in “Occult Glossary”
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)
(Updated Title and Post. September 4, 2018) LOVE (EROS), like the god PAN, is a principle (a god), as in the old philosophies and cosmogony of the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Indians. Eros therefore does not merely apply to an intense Erotic Love, but is an exulted Divine Ideal, that can be a frightening and dangerous … Continue reading These Seven Kinds of Love and the Metaphysics of Eros will Change your Attitude to Life
“First let the student clearly realize that he cannot see things spiritual with the eyes of the flesh, and that in studying, he must use the eyes of the Spiritual Intelligence, else will he fail and his study will be fruitless.” —Helena Blavatsky, Collected Writings, Vol. 12, p. 691.
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 … Continue reading Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology
‘No human-born doctrine, no creed, however sanctified by custom and antiquity, can compare in sacredness with the religion of Nature.’ (Helena P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2, pg. 797) The Religion of the Future [Helena Blavatsky, The Theosophist, Vol. IV., No. 8, May, 1883.] “Occultism teaches us that ideas based upon fundamental truths move … Continue reading “The Religion of the Future”
The Murdered Mystic Geraldine Beskin’s contribution and insightful lecture at a Theosophical Society in London, U.K. on the life and works of Manly Palmer Hall at the Theosophical Society in London.
Pages 305-307, Collected Writings, Vol. 14. “Thus it is not Judaism and Christianity that remodelled the ancient Pagan Wisdom, but rather the latter that put its heathen curb, quietly and insensibly, on the new faith; and this, moreover, was still further influenced by the Eclectic Theosophical system, the direct emanation of the Wisdom-Religion. All that is … Continue reading The Post-Christian Successors to the Mysteries
The Secret Doctrine defends the doctrine on the Seven Numerations of Man and Nature, held by the Trans-Himalayan Occultists’ School taught in the Theosophical system. Helena Blavatsky did not invent Theosophy, nor this concept, but explains it in no way others have hitherto done. She further tied this to Greek Esotericism (Theosophy and Platonism: The Seven … Continue reading The Seven Numerations of Nature in the Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Trans-Himalayan Occult Tenet