The Nineteenth-Century Popularization of the Desatir | Theosophists, Ishraqis, and Zoroastrianism

The Desatir or Dasātīr (Per. دساتیر lit. “Ordinances”), also known as Dasatir-i-Asmani, is a collection of writings now generally taken to be a literary forgery written in an invented or artificial language, with elements from Indian and Iranian dialects, and Persian grammar. It is recommended in “The Secret Doctrine Reference Series” for Theosophists (Theosophical Society), and is Continue reading The Nineteenth-Century Popularization of the Desatir | Theosophists, Ishraqis, and Zoroastrianism

Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical Humanum Genus on Freemasonry

Pope Leo XIII on Freemasonry and the Sacred Congregation on Catholics becoming Masons. Concerning their attitude toward the Freemasons, we may turn to a summation in Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical on Freemasonry (Humanum Genus). Below is the 1981 document on the Status of Catholics becoming Freemasons in the Church from the Office of the Sacred Continue reading Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical Humanum Genus on Freemasonry

The Difficult Jargon of Occultists and the Graeco-Latin Terminology of Scientists

“These sciences are, and have been for ages, hidden from the vulgar, for the very good reason that they would never be appreciated by the selfish educated classes, who would misuse them for their own profit, and thus turn the Divine science into black magic, nor by the uneducated, who would not understand them. It is often Continue reading The Difficult Jargon of Occultists and the Graeco-Latin Terminology of Scientists

William Quan Judge: “The Occultist is reverently and progressively Gnostic”

“The modern scientist is confessedly and boastfully agnostic. The occultist is reverently and progressively gnostic. Modern science recognizes matter as ‘living’ and ‘dead,’ ‘organic’ and ‘inorganic,’ and ‘Life’ as merely a phenomenon of matter. Occult science recognizes, ‘foremost of all, the postulate that there is no such thing in Nature as inorganic substances or bodies.” Continue reading William Quan Judge: “The Occultist is reverently and progressively Gnostic”