The Solace of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” (No. 8: Part II & “Resurrection” Mov. 5: Part III and IV) | A Short Drama

The last of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2: Mov. 5 always brings the sounds of wedding bells, or a crowning of royalty, which brings solace. It is placed after Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”: Part II, Final Scene from Goethe’s “Faust”, Part II, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). This is meant to be Continue reading The Solace of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” (No. 8: Part II & “Resurrection” Mov. 5: Part III and IV) | A Short Drama

Republican and Progressive Pioneer: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Political Thought and his influence on President Woodrow Wilson

Giuseppe Mazzini was a uniquely influential figure and revolutionary in the line of Republican tradition. The Pillar of American Thought – Republicanism, a Way of Life Republicanism during the Enlightenment period was a global revolutionary phenomena throughout France, Spain, China, England, Ireland, Latin America, etc., hence, a tradition (the over-arching philosophy) in and of itself Continue reading Republican and Progressive Pioneer: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Political Thought and his influence on President Woodrow Wilson

Satan in the Occult Philosophy: Refutations of Past Accusations against Modern Theosophists

SATAN Satan In the Occult Philosophy, Refutation, pdf. “But St. James teaches two kinds of wisdom; a teaching with which we fully concur. He draws a strong line of separation between the divine or noëtic “Sophia”—the Wisdom from above—and the terrestrial, psychic, or devilish wisdom—the Sophia επιγειος ψυχη δαιμονιωδης. For the true Theosophist there is Continue reading Satan in the Occult Philosophy: Refutations of Past Accusations against Modern Theosophists

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

Eric Kurlander on German and Austrian Occultism, and the Politicization of Populist Folkdom

The National Socialists tried to subvert German Theosophists to support the Reich. “There’s a general trend toward a post-traditional spiritualism or transcendentalism in France and Britain (and there are many good books that look at those movements in parallel to Germany). The difference I think is that it was more privatized and apolitical. The kind Continue reading Eric Kurlander on German and Austrian Occultism, and the Politicization of Populist Folkdom

What Is Occultism | Epigraph from Agrippa’s Three Books on Occult Philosophy

OCCULTISM The term, occult dates to the 1530s from the Middle French, occulte (“secret, not divulged”), and the Latin occultus (“hidden, concealed, secret). The term occult, in the 1540s is used to mean, “not apprehended by the mind, beyond the range of ordinary understanding, or senses.” It is associated with astrology, magic, alchemy, etc., in the 1630s. In the Continue reading What Is Occultism | Epigraph from Agrippa’s Three Books on Occult Philosophy

Beelzebub and Baphomet

Beelzebub (Gr. Βεελζεβούλ., Heb. ba’al z’bub). Described as “Monarch of Hell” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2., 389 fn.) in Demonology. This god is defined as “lord of the flies” in the text of the Torah: 2 Kings 1: 2-3, 6, and 16; and in the Christian canon: Matthew 10:24-26, Matthew 12:22-28, Mark 3:21-26, and Luke 11:14-20, where Iesous Continue reading Beelzebub and Baphomet

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)