Race and IQ — Sam Harris and Charles Murray Set the Record Straight on Intelligence Testing

This is an excerpt from episode 73 of Waking Up with Sam Harris, published on the 22nd of April 2017, titled Forbidden Knowledge, in which Sam Harris talks to Charles Murray about racial, cultural, and gender specific IQ differences. Charles Murray on the level of sophistication geneticists have studied in the variations of the human Continue reading Race and IQ — Sam Harris and Charles Murray Set the Record Straight on Intelligence Testing

Six Points on “Magic”: Theosophy rejects Supernaturalism and Miracle

“The problem of life is man. Magic, or rather Wisdom, is the evolved knowledge of the potencies of man’s interior being; which forces are Divine emanations, as intuition is the perception of their origin, and initiation our induction into that knowledge (…) We begin with instinct: the end is OMNISCIENCE”. (Alexander Wilder, see The Secret Doctrine, Continue reading Six Points on “Magic”: Theosophy rejects Supernaturalism and Miracle

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”

Timeline A: Templars-Enlightenment (1075-1875)

Timeline A Notable Western Influences (seen Timeline A, see Timeline B) Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem Veram Medicinam (Visit the interior of the Earth; by rectification thou shalt find the hidden stone),” states an alchemical motto. The revival of such interest as in these pioneers and inquirers, will come from individuals of the same Continue reading Timeline A: Templars-Enlightenment (1075-1875)

Before the Conversion: Helena Blavatsky on Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism

The nineteenth-century saw its first public Western converts to Buddhism. Helena P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott, an American lawyer who worked on U.S. Pres. Lincoln’s assassination case, were the two leading movers of the Theosophical Movement. They both converted in 1880. This was being contrasted with Helena Blavatsky’s letter claiming to have studied among Continue reading Before the Conversion: Helena Blavatsky on Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism

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

“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”

Sophia Wadia on the Limitations of Tolerance to all Religions

Against the policy of “live and let live” in religious pluralism and interfaith. “It is the duty of esoteric students to unmask error and hypocrisy; to face lie with truth; not as personal criticisms but as facts against mis statements (…) Theosophy is in the world for that purpose. We are not to be self-assertive nor Continue reading Sophia Wadia on the Limitations of Tolerance to all Religions