ADEPTS IN AMERICA 1776? DID ANY ADEPTS GET INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. WILLIAM Q. JUDGE PUBLISHED IN THEOSOPHIST 1883 SUGGESTIONS HE PLACES AS THOSE OF HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF ANY ADEPTS. AN ORTHODOX HINDU CHHABIGRAM DOLATRAM WRITES TO H.P.B. FOR CLARIFICATION AND SHE QUESTIONS THE THEORY ‘Illuminati’ def. (Lat.). The “Enlightened”, … Continue reading Adepts in America in 1776 » William Q. Judge’s Speculations prompt Blavatsky to Question “Illuminati” Theory
“He who would lift up high the banner of mysticism and proclaim its reign near at hand, must give the example to others. He must be the first to change his modes of life; and, regarding the study of the occult mysteries as the upper step in the ladder of Knowledge must loudly proclaim it … Continue reading “He Who Would Lift Up High the Banner of Mysticism”
“The Forlorn Hope,”‡. Received in Allahabad, Feb., 1882. “One or two of us hoped that the world had so far advanced intellectually, if not intuitionally, that the Occult doctrine might gain an intellectual acceptance, and the impulse given for a new cycle of occult research. Others – wiser as it would now seem – held … Continue reading “The Forlorn Hope” Letter, 1882.
The idea of the “mahatmas,” and their secret brotherhood was abused by later leaders of the T.S. to establish new authorities. Ties were broken, due to a sense of betrayal, and the Society schisms. The men originally associated with H.P.B. broke their ties with the T.S.: “Yet, to those Theosophists, who are displeased with the Society … Continue reading How the Theosophical Movement Died: Adepts Break Ties, The Judge Case, and Olcott’s Decision
George Lucas spoke recently to James Cameron in a special on the connection between Star Wars and his feelings during the Vietnam War period, and the Anti-Authoritarian message of his vision. George Lucas specifically created and used these concepts in Star Wars, not as mere fiction, but to awaken spirituality in young people. Stars Wars … Continue reading The Force and its Sides in Star Wars and Theosophical Literature
“I fully expect to see the pragmatist view of truth run through the classic stages of a theory’s career. First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insigniﬁcant; ﬁnally it is seen to be so important that its adversaries claim that they themselves … Continue reading “Time destroys the speculations of man”
“By most of your gold worshipping countrymen our facts and theorems would be denominated fancy-flights, the dreams of madmen.” The Occult Philosophy taught to the Theosophists does not belong to them, but to the men, that were teachers to H.P.B. There has been much disrespectful misrepresentation and abuse of that philosophy which has devalued perception … Continue reading “I Dread The Appearance In Print Of Our Philosophy” | The Mahatma Letter No. 56
The term Adept defined in the Theosopedia. “Adeptus. Derived from the Latin word Adeptus — “he who has obtained.” The term refers to one who is an Initiate, and has become a master of the secret sciences, “men who have developed and perfected their physical, mental, psychic, and spiritual organisations to the utmost possible degree” … Continue reading The Illuminati of the Perfected: What is an ‘Adept’ and ‘Initiate’?
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”
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?