The Four Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

In the ancient mythologies and literature of these traditions we find accounts of human creation, or modes of birth, found in both Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts. David Reigle details the Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa, and its connection to the Stanzas (Dzyan) in The Secret Doctrine (1888). We find similar doctrines in the Zoroastrian Continue reading The Four Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

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

The Chief Accusations made about Helena P. Blavatsky: The Hodgson-Coulomb Case, Plagiarism, and Inventing the Adepts

The Chief Accusations made about Helena P. Blavatsky: The Hodgson-Coulomb Case, Plagiarism, and Inventing the Adepts, pdf. Contents What was the Hodgson Report Account of Constance Wachtmeister the day the S.P.R. hit H.P.B.’s Desk Walter A. Carrithers on the Hodgson-Coulomb Case Helena Blavatsky Defends her Writings Sylvia Cranston on Accusations of Plagiarism in Blavatsky’s Writings Continue reading The Chief Accusations made about Helena P. Blavatsky: The Hodgson-Coulomb Case, Plagiarism, and Inventing the Adepts

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 Mahatma Letter No. 10: Occult Philosophy on “God”

K.H. urged, that if you wanted to understand the THEORETICAL side of OCCULT PHILOSOPHY, we must learn the fundamental A.B.C.’s of their philosophy, which they call the “true Theosophy.” This begins principally with the nature of the ultimate reality. We know what the monotheists teach regarding God, but there have existed philosophical schools that have a spiritual, or lofty Continue reading The Mahatma Letter No. 10: Occult Philosophy on “God”

Two Key Subjects in Morya’s Cosmological Notes: Space and Essence

The key concepts in Morya’s Cosmological Notes are: “space” and “essence.” or — [1] The nature of space. [2] The nature of matter. By space what is being referred to? Is it ākāśa or śūnyatā? When the notes refer to the eternal space, or “the one element,” the Skt. term धातु dhātu is meant. This term is said Continue reading Two Key Subjects in Morya’s Cosmological Notes: Space and Essence

Analysis of the ‘Würzburg Manuscript’ of The Secret Doctrine (1888)

Officially published in 1888, The Secret Doctrine was a project began by HPB. From as early as 1885-86, we find a partial or portion of the manuscript when she stayed in Germany and Belgium this time, called the “Würzburg Manuscript.” In studying how The Secret Doctrine was written, we see the modern example of a work, Continue reading Analysis of the ‘Würzburg Manuscript’ of The Secret Doctrine (1888)