The Evolution of the God-Idea | H.P. Blavatsky on the Limits of the Greeks and Christians

A section from the 1888 work of H.P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine (pp. 326-28: Divine Thought, or Cineritious Matter) discusses the evolution of the GOD-IDEA. This is the beginning of some far more dense commentary on occult physics that will be central to the completed three parts on Everything about Lucifer, and The Nineteenth-Century Politicization Continue reading The Evolution of the God-Idea | H.P. Blavatsky on the Limits of the Greeks and Christians

The Construction of Monotheism: Dever, Stavrakopoulou, LePage, Blavatsky…

Prof. William G. Dever and Francesca Stavrakopoulou on the construction of monotheism. Prof. William G. Dever (Archaeologist, Anthropologist, University of Arizona) says the Torah is a “Minority Report” “To understand Paul, we have to realize that in antiquity, all monotheists were polytheists by our modern definition. Everyone (…) acknowledged the existence of everybody else’s gods. Back then, Continue reading The Construction of Monotheism: Dever, Stavrakopoulou, LePage, Blavatsky…

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”

Matt Dillahunty to Jordan Peterson: “Science can’t confirm the supernatural”

Jordan Peterson asks Matt Dillahunty in their debate, or dialogue, why don’t atheists contend with the major philosophical and theological sources. He gives an expected answer, which instead of pouting about, should be listened to, regarding evidence of the supernatural. Matt Dillahunty to Jordan Peterson: “I think this gets basically to the same point I Continue reading Matt Dillahunty to Jordan Peterson: “Science can’t confirm the supernatural”

The Liberator-God in Ancient Religion: Salvation and Resurrection of the Initiated

Resurrection of the DEAD and the Liberation of MAN in the MYSTERIES.  Ipsa scientia potestas est “Knowledge itself is power.” (Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae, 1597) The Drama of Graduation in the Mysteries Think only the Greeks and Romans celebrated “the MYSTERIES?” I must be INITIATED, ere I die!! —Aristophanes, Eirene (“Peace” Comedy). The INITIATED, are the “just.”—Aristophanes. “Open your ears, O ye Initiated, Continue reading The Liberator-God in Ancient Religion: Salvation and Resurrection of the Initiated

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

Ten-Point Summary of the Occult Doctrinal Positions on Life and Evolution

Ten-Point Summation The position on evolution and emanation in The Mahatma Papers, or elucidated in the works of Helena P. Blavatsky remain fascinating aspects of their exposition of Theosophy, or the Occult Philosophy. It is clear, as they have described their position, that it is neither an atheistic, or agnostic one, because they reject the Continue reading Ten-Point Summary of the Occult Doctrinal Positions on Life and Evolution

Mahatma Papers MS. about the Truth and Mission of Modern Theosophists

This 1881 letter about the ‘Truth’ of Divine Enlightenment and the Mission of Modern Theosophists was reported by K.H. to A.P. Sinnett, from their chief. This was his views on the role of Theosophists in aiding a new Wisdom revival, to promulgate their philosophical teachings, and make known, the once universal Wisdom-Religion, or Occult Philosophy hitherto Continue reading Mahatma Papers MS. about the Truth and Mission of Modern Theosophists

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”

The Occult Philosophy taught to the Theosophists does not belong to them, but to the Buddhist comrades, that were teachers to HPB. There has been much disrespectful misrepresentation and abuse of that philosophy which has devalued perception of it.

So take this into utmost consideration as a lesson:  

I dread the appearance in print of our philosophy as expounded by Mr. H. I read his three essays or chapters on God (?) cosmogony and glimpses of the origin of things in general, and had to cross out nearly all. He makes of us Agnostics!! We do not believe in God because so far, we have no proof, etc. This is preposterously ridiculous: if he publishes what I read, I will have H.P.B. or Djual Khool deny the whole thing; as I cannot permit our sacred philosophy to be so disfigured. He says that people will not accept the whole truth; that unless we humour them with a hope that there may be a ‘loving Father and creator of all in heaven’ our philosophy will be rejected a priori. In such a case the less such idiots hear of our doctrines the better for both. If they do not want the whole truth and nothing but the truth, they are welcome. But never will they find us — (at any rate) — compromising with, and pandering to public prejudices.” (K.H., The Mahatma Letters, 2nd ed., Letter no. 54.)


“I dread the appearance in print of our philosophy as expounded by Mr. H. I read his three essays or chapters on God (?) cosmogony and glimpses of the origin of things in general, and had to cross out nearly all. He makes of us Agnostics!!

We do not believe in God because so far, we have no proof, etc. This is preposterously ridiculous (…) I cannot permit our sacred philosophy to be so disfigured. He says that people will not accept the whole truth; that unless we humour them with a hope that there may be a “loving Father and creator of all in heaven” our philosophy will be rejected a priori. In such a case the less such idiots hear of our doctrines the better for both. If they do not want the whole truth and nothing but the truth, they are welcome. But never will they find us — (at any rate) — compromising with, and pandering to public prejudices.

Do you call this “candid” and — honest “from a European standpoint“? Read his letter and judge. The truth is, my dear friend, that notwithstanding the great tidal wave of mysticism that is now sweeping over a portion of the intellectual classes of Europe, the Western people have as yet scarcely learned to recognise that which we term wisdom in its loftiest sense. As yet, he only is esteemed truly wise in his world, who can most cleverly conduct the business of life, so that it may yield the largest amount of material profit — honours or money.

The quality of wisdom, ever was, and will be yet for a long time — to the very close of the fifth race — denied to him who seeks the wealth of the mind for its own sake, and for its own enjoyment and result without the secondary purpose of turning it to account in the attainment of material benefits. By most of your gold worshipping countrymen our facts and theorems would be denominated fancy-flights, the dreams of madmen. Let the Fragments and even your own magnificent letters now published in Light, fall into the hands, and be read by the general public — whether materialists or theists or Christians; and ten to one every average reader will curl his lip with a sneer; and with the remark — “all this may be very profound and learned but of what use is it in practical life?” — dismiss letters and Fragments from his thoughts for ever.” (K.H., The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, Letter no. 54, Received Simla, October, 1882)