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

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

The Identity of Koot Hoomi of Kashmir, and College and Travels

This will briefly give independent information about Helena P. Blavatsky’s teacher K.H., apart from her own information. Since we have often quoted “The Mahatma Letters,” and K.H., it may be beneficial to know that we are not quoting some channelled, imagined disembodied spirit, who may or may have not existed. K.H. and Morya was said to have encouraged Continue reading The Identity of Koot Hoomi of Kashmir, and College and Travels

Six Points on “Magic”: Theosophy rejects Supernaturalism and Miracle

“The problem of life is man. Magic, or rather Wisdom, is the evolved knowledge of the potencies of man’s interior being; which forces are Divine emanations, as intuition is the perception of their origin, and initiation our induction into that knowledge (…) We begin with instinct: the end is OMNISCIENCE”. (Alexander Wilder, see The Secret Doctrine, Continue reading Six Points on “Magic”: Theosophy rejects Supernaturalism and Miracle

English Magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell: If Occultism became Reputable

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell takes place in an alternative timeline in the early nineteenth-century, where magic becomes demonstrated and reputable amongst society. It delves into an issue and disputes within the history of Occultism to consider.  Despite exaggerating Magic at times, it would still be of interest to those that study ancient, medieval and nineteenth-century occult Continue reading English Magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell: If Occultism became Reputable

Sam Harris dishonesty about Helena Blavatsky in “Waking Up”

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 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