Anagarika Dharmapala and Gandhi Distrusted Charles Leadbeater and Besant

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 Blavatsky Study with the Druzes of Lebanon?

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 Mission of Ammonius Saccas and the New Platonists of Alexandria

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