Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

“Behold, the Pleasant” “They gloryand rejoicein honeyed sweetnesswho striveto make use ofCupid’s prize;at Venus’ command…” ECCE GRATUM Ecce gratumet optatumver reducit gaudia,purpuratumfloret pratum,Sol serenat omnia.Iam am cedant tristia!Estas redit,nunc receditHyemis sevitia. Iam liquescitet decrescitgrando, nix et cetera,bruma fugit,et iam sugitVer estatis ubera;illi mens est misera,qui nec vivit,nec lascivitsub Estatis dextera. Glorianturte letanturin melle dulcedinis,qui conantur,ut Continue reading Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

The Septenary Principles of Man: Zurvanite (Zoroastrianism) and Theosophical Classification

R. C. Zaehner, Zurvan. A Zoroastrian Dilemma, Oxford, 1955, pp. 323, 334) demonstrates, that the Zurvanite Zoroastrian (a now extinct school of thought) classification (referring to levels of being or existence) is near identical to the Tāraka Rāja Yoga classification. However, as the Theosophical [esoteric] classification show, that the septenary division of man is explained in Continue reading The Septenary Principles of Man: Zurvanite (Zoroastrianism) and Theosophical Classification

Himmler’s Witches Library and Eric Kurlander talks Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Last year’s Hallows’ Eve special program, “Hitler’s Monsters” explored occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by Nazi Germany in the service of power. “The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, and in reality the supernatural was an essential part of the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, Continue reading Himmler’s Witches Library and Eric Kurlander talks Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

The Initiates’ Tower of Babel and Jargon: Mystery-Language of Symbolism and Allegory

Helena P. Blavatsky asserts (not argues) there existed in antiquity ‘one knowledge and one language,’ but became limited to a few, and this knowledge was denied to subsequent generations (see Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology or Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo Continue reading The Initiates’ Tower of Babel and Jargon: Mystery-Language of Symbolism and Allegory

James M. Pryse’s Works: The Oracular Gnosis of Christianity, Revelations, and the Mysteries of John

THE ORACULAR GNOSIS OF CHRISTIANITY CHRISTIANITY RESTORED TO ITS HELLENIC AND PRIMITIVE FORM  James Morgan Pryse was an author, theosophist and his brother John founded the Gnostic Society in 1928. In The Apocalypse Unsealed (1910) Pryse published the secret key to decoding the esoteric meaning of the Biblical Book of Revelation. In 1914, The Restored New Testament Continue reading James M. Pryse’s Works: The Oracular Gnosis of Christianity, Revelations, and the Mysteries of John

Guanshiyin the Mother Buddha in The Secret Doctrine

“The valley spirit, undying Is called the Mystic Female The gate of the Mystic Female Is called the root of Heaven and Earth It flows continuously, barely perceptible Utilize it; it is never exhausted.” (Tao te Ching, Chapter 6) “The Secret Doctrine” notes that no exoteric religious system have indeed ever adopted a female Demiurge, Continue reading Guanshiyin the Mother Buddha in The Secret Doctrine

“Time destroys the speculations of man”

“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”

Manly P. Hall On Great Value And Context Of H.P. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine”

Manly P. Hall on the effects of H.P.B.’s writings— “We have not yet reached that point in international thinking, in which we could be fair about the opinions, beliefs, and convictions of other peoples; and even today, if a poll were taken, I think it would be safe to say, that to the majority of Western Continue reading Manly P. Hall On Great Value And Context Of H.P. Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine”

The real “Path” to esoteric knowledge is very difficult

“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 The real “Path” to esoteric knowledge is very difficult

Buzz Feed Unsolved: The Secret Society of the Illuminati

The Secret History of the Illuminati Great points by Professor of History at UC Davis, Kathryn Olmsted. Thanks to BuzzFeedBlue, and their humor. Articles on MINVRA about the Illuminati The Practical Basis of Spiritual Illumination The Spanish Alumbrados: Origin of the term ‘Illuminati’ The Bavarian Illuminati, Weishaupt, and Illuminati Pop Lies Illuminati History of the Secret Continue reading Buzz Feed Unsolved: The Secret Society of the Illuminati