“No man is born into the World a Master, and for that reason are we obliged to learn. He who applieth himself thereunto, and studieth, learneth; and a man can have no more shameful and evil title than that of being an Ignorant person.”

THE BOOK OF ABRAMELIN

I warn, to be very wary of ANTI-GNOSTICISM and ANTI-ILLUMINISM, rather than encourage it.

Seek the GREAT KNOWLEDGE of Old. Do not be like the common people in their opinions. Yet, do not lose faith in them.

They cannot help it.

There is a hidden path in nature and a soul in nature, and there is hope for emancipation at its end. By dwelling in contemplation of its nature, you may come to know your own potentiality. But, if you sincerely decide to aspire to it, call to your mind, only within, of all you have gone through in this life, and be prepared for the challenges to come; for the wise say, either you accomplish the goal or perish. Francis Bacon’s words of wisdom still hold, and this is that, “Knowledge itself is power.”

Let us aid each other on, rather than prey on each other.


An old oracle teaches us:

‘Direct not your attention to the earth; for the plant of truth is not in the earth.’

Verge not downwards, it implores.

Aspire to piety, virtue, wisdom, equity.

Having become servant of the body, explore the soul, that you may rise again to sacred reason.

“The soul of mortals compels, in certain respect, divinity into itself, possessing nothing mortal, and is wholly inebriated from deity: for it glories in the harmony under which the mortal body subsists.”

“Vehemently extend all your eyes upwards.”

THE CHALDEAN ORACLES

Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge

In Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Episcopalian-Freemason of the Scottish Rite, Albert Pike writes exaggeratedly and ponderously in question, “LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and Continue reading Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge

The Adoration of Wisdom & Education in Theosophy and the Order of Illuminati | “Hiraf” Article on the Rosicrucians and Illuminati

Blavatsky Hopes Truth will Prevail So do we “They worship Hermes (WISDOM) most of gods. And they swear an oath by Him alone, and say that they were born from Hermes (WISDOM).”—Herodotus, Thrace: The Getai and the Trausians, Bk 5.7; see Robert B. Strassler, The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories, pg. 368 and The Liberator-God in Continue reading The Adoration of Wisdom & Education in Theosophy and the Order of Illuminati | “Hiraf” Article on the Rosicrucians and Illuminati

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

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

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…

Theosophy and Platonism: The Seven Principles of the Human Constitution

The concept of the Septenary Constitution describes two distinct beings in man: (1) The spiritual (or monadic); and (2) the physical (or somatic), i.e.— “The man who thinks and the man who records as much of these thoughts as it is able to assimilate.” †In Theosophy, the spiritual constitution is termed the “imperishable triad.” It Continue reading Theosophy and Platonism: The Seven Principles of the Human Constitution

Edward Heneage Dering’s “Esoteric Buddhism: The New Gospel of Atheism”

Edward Heneage Dering’s 29 page critique of theosophist A.P. Sinnett’s Esoteric Buddhism, The Occult World, and the Letters in The New Gospel of Atheism” (1887). This work can be compared to Per Faxneld’s Blavatsky the Satanist: Luciferianism in Theosophy and its Implications in its method of quoting, but still manages to misrepresent his opponent. However, what Continue reading Edward Heneage Dering’s “Esoteric Buddhism: The New Gospel of Atheism”