Ofelia: “My name is Ofelia. Who are you?” Pan: “Me? I’ve had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am… I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.” (Pan’s Labyrinth, film) Pan was once depicted as … Continue reading The Tragedy of Pan the Great: From Primordial Deity to Rustic Sex-Craving God
Pro and Con Sources Dr. James Santucci, a scholar of comparative religion, and editor of Theosophical History wrote: “All too often, this subject [Theosophy & Blavatsky], when it is discussed in scholarly circles, is presented in a most unscholarly fashion. Falsehoods are perpetuated and original research is not actively pursued.” Why Take Blavatsky Seriously? by … Continue reading Pro and Con Sources on Controversies about the Theosophical Society
Russian-Ukrainian Buddhist, Helena P. Blavatsky held to traditional and Theravada Position on Maitreya in Tuṣita. H.P.B. did not advocate or emphasize any millenarian element, or messianism in Theosophy, or its movement’s mission. The crux of many distorted perceptions about Theosophy and attacks from Christians are based on this Maitreya-Christ issue, which the occult view, as much … Continue reading The Truth about the Future Maitreya Buddha in Theosophical Writings
Sam Harris mentions Helena P. Blavatsky in the first chapter of Waking Up: Guide on Spirituality without Religion (2014), and he committed a poor mistake, with a very inaccurate, and incompetent account. It is rare for such an author to even mention Blavatsky, but it is unfortunate again, as always, that it is a slight, … Continue reading Sam Harris dishonesty about Helena Blavatsky in “Waking Up”
Anagarika Dharmapala was a Buddhist revivalist from Sri Lanka, who founded the Maha Bodhi Society May, 31, 1891. He was also an active member of the Theosophical Society. Dharmapala provides his insight into the controversies in the history of the organization known as the Theosophical Society. Upon reading about the Masters from Alfred P. Sinnet’s … Continue reading Anagarika Dharmapala and Gandhi Distrusted Charles Leadbeater and Besant
Did Helena P. Blavatsky study with the Druzes of Lebanon, or is this letter 110, one of the accused number of libelous and “forged letters” of Vsevolod Solovyof and Eleanor Sidgwick in The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky? H.P.B asserted, that the Druze and Yazdani (particularly the Yezidi) are among the last surviving remnants, especially concerning … Continue reading Did Helena Blavatsky Study with the Druzes of Lebanon?
The aim of Ammonious Saccas, Greek philosopher from Alexandria and founder of the New Platonic Eclectic School, was to reconcile the plethora of sects in Egypt and Palestine at the time; and perhaps all sects, peoples, and nations under one common cause and faith. The central object was faith in one immutable, nameless, inexorable Divine … Continue reading The Mission of Ammonius Saccas and the New Platonists of Alexandria