The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

A PASSAGE FROM THE LI JI THAT DEFINES THE AMERICAN MINERVAN, REFLECTING ITS IDEA OF PERFECTIBILISM AND REPUBLICANISM. This single passage defines all that we aim toward in this life; and is therefore, the most important to the ideal of The American Minervan. It also tells you, as the reader something you find curious, rather Continue reading The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

Jean Varenne on the Reactions to Julius Evola on Buddhism || From ‘Introduction’ to The Doctrine of Awakening

“Let us leave modern men to their ‘truths’ and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” JULIUS EVOLA JEAN VARENNE’S INTRODUCTION ON JULIUS EVOLA AND BUDDHISM The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts. —♦— “This reaction to the work Continue reading Jean Varenne on the Reactions to Julius Evola on Buddhism || From ‘Introduction’ to The Doctrine of Awakening

The Four Modes of Birth in The Secret Doctrine and the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

THE FOUR MODES OF BIRTH DESCRIBED IN INDIAN AND PERSIAN ZOROASTRIAN RELIGIOUS LORE AND ITS MEANING IN THEOSOPHY AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE’S DUAL OR PARALLEL EVOLUTION THEORY ON HUMAN ORIGINS Post Updated 10/1/2019 In the ancient mythologies and literature of these traditions we find accounts of human creation, or modes of birth, found in both Continue reading The Four Modes of Birth in The Secret Doctrine and the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

Russian MS. of H.P.B. criticized V.S. Solovyov’s Review of Theosophy: ‘Theosophists worship the wisdom that is from Above’

‘Theosophists worship the wisdom that is from Above’ In relation to Russian Philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and Charles J. Ryan: ‘H.P.B. did not invent the Tibetan Brotherhood and Chelas’, an insightful Russian MS. (the date reads London, 1890) in H.P. Blavatsky’s handwriting was discovered in the Adyar Archives. It was H.P.B.’s critical response, or correction of V.S. Continue reading Russian MS. of H.P.B. criticized V.S. Solovyov’s Review of Theosophy: ‘Theosophists worship the wisdom that is from Above’

Kalachakra and Theosophy: The Sources of the Book of Dzyan and Kiu-te in The Secret Doctrine and Tantras

“The Secret Doctrine has neither been invented nor exaggerated, but, on the contrary, simply outlined; and finally (…) its teachings antedate the Vedas.” (Helena P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1., pg. xxxvii). Authorship of The Secret Doctrine Concerning the authorship of The Secret Doctrine, a facsimile of a letter from K.H. to William Quan Judge Continue reading Kalachakra and Theosophy: The Sources of the Book of Dzyan and Kiu-te in The Secret Doctrine and Tantras

Alan Watts: “Ecology and Religion”

Alan Watts on the limited symbolic ideas about God affecting human behavior, the problem of the paternalistic concept of God, the feminine property in Eastern metaphysics, and the self-contradiction of the idea that real power is force. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best Continue reading Alan Watts: “Ecology and Religion”

The Philosophical Wisdom of the Pre-Christian World Survives and Lives On

The philosophical wisdom of the pre-Christian World survives, and lives on, and with us, will advance, and shape the coming eras with the help of earnest, dedicated students, which must be genuine and honest. This honesty includes dismantling the lies about antiquity, that has shielded our theologians for centuries. “Let it not be imagined that Continue reading The Philosophical Wisdom of the Pre-Christian World Survives and Lives On

David Reigle “God’s Arrival in India” and T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism

David Reigle, “God’s Arrival in India” bolsters Theosophical Position: Where is God in the Oldest Philosophical Schools of India—T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism David Reigle is an independent scholar on Tibetan Buddhism and Theosophy, who explores its ideological content. In God’s Arrival in India, David Reigle argues that the original philosophical schools of Hinduism lacked Continue reading David Reigle “God’s Arrival in India” and T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism

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