“Between these two conflicting Titans — Science and Theology — is a bewildered public”

“IT is nineteen centuries since, as we are told, the night of Heathenism and Paganism was first dispelled by the divine light of Christianity; and two-and-a-half centuries since the bright lamp of Modern Science began to shine on the darkness of the ignorance of the ages. Within these respective epochs, we are required to believe, Continue reading “Between these two conflicting Titans — Science and Theology — is a bewildered public”

Blavatsky and Christianity: Christological Disputes and Interpretations of a Theosophist

“There are several ways of acquiring knowledge: (a) by accepting blindly the dicta of the church or modern science; (b) by rejecting both and starting to find the truth for oneself. The first method is easy and leads to social respectability and the praise of men; the other is difficult and requires more than ordinary Continue reading Blavatsky and Christianity: Christological Disputes and Interpretations of a Theosophist

John Adams on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism

The words of John Adams, second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97) on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism. “The substance and essence of Christianity, as I understand it, is eternal and unchangeable, and will bear examination forever, but it has been mixed with extraneous ingredients, Continue reading John Adams on Religion in the United States, Quakers, Jesuitism, and Machiavellianism

Gnosticism and Christianity: Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon) Disputes with Gnostic Narcissus—Roman Sages recount the Issue with the Christians—The Rule of Faith

A Dramatic Act of Irenaeus disputing with Gnostic Narcissus, a pupil of Valentinus. The early Church saw the Gnostic’s intellectual form of Christianity incapable of reaching the poor, uneducated masses, these historians argue. The first thing one may think of the Christians and Romans is the story of Christians fighting in the Colosseum against lions. It gives Continue reading Gnosticism and Christianity: Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon) Disputes with Gnostic Narcissus—Roman Sages recount the Issue with the Christians—The Rule of Faith

Virgin Goddesses in the Ancient Pantheons and Roman Mariolatry

What is the meaning of the Virgin Mother-Goddesses in ancient mythology? In Egypt, Uta-Hor-resenet, a provost of the temples and prophet of the goddess NEITH at Sais had risen to positions of high dignity under the last kings of the 26th (XXVIth) Dynasty. The great King of all lands, Cambyses I, came to Egypt, and the provost taught Continue reading Virgin Goddesses in the Ancient Pantheons and Roman Mariolatry

Poland officially enthrones Christ as King in Jubilee Act of Acceptance

A strange idea, is envisioned, in the Christian worldview, of a future world, where a ‘God-King,’ assumed in human form, rules mankind. The God-head as a Monarch fit with the hierarchy of nature, rooted in feudal systems, and monarchies. God was seen as top of the hierarchy of all existing things within the natural order. The old feudal systems, have Continue reading Poland officially enthrones Christ as King in Jubilee Act of Acceptance

Theosophy in Italy and Under Fascist Rule | The Prefect of Genoa Report (1939)

HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY DURING WORLD WAR AND UNDER FASCIST RULE, INCLUDING THE PREFECT OF GENOA’S REPORT JAN 1939 – HELENA P. BLAVATSKY frequently visited Italy, in namely Bologna, Bari, Trieste, Venice, Rome, and Naples. Many of her acquaintances in Italy became members of the Theosophical Society. In 1851, H.P.B. met Giuseppe Mazzini, and at Continue reading Theosophy in Italy and Under Fascist Rule | The Prefect of Genoa Report (1939)

“Old Wine in New Bottles” on the true Origin of the Christian Religion

OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES “To connect the Mosaic Religion with the Mysteries is to wrest from the Church its position, and to show that the Old Testament is the result of human effort…” (Samuel F. Dunlap. 1860. Sōd: The Mysteries of Adonai, pg. iii) “Moreover it is Astrolatry and Sabaean worship, pure and simple, that Continue reading “Old Wine in New Bottles” on the true Origin of the Christian Religion

Limitations Of Kabbalah And Bible Challenge Authority Of Western Esotericism

Does the limitations of Kabbalah and the Christian Bible in the Studies of Esotericism blind Western Philosophers? Helena P. Blavatsky challenged the esotericists of her time, who saw in the Bible, the final authority, even in the area of esoteric study. “And now it has come to this: The student interested in the Secret Sciences Continue reading Limitations Of Kabbalah And Bible Challenge Authority Of Western Esotericism