‘The snub-nosed Saxons’ [Borderland Magazine, 1894]

THE SNUB-NOSEDSAXONS Borderland Magazine, October 15th, 1894 tributehighlights influence of Blavatsky in the successful periodsof the theosophical movement on the cultural milieu.  “If everything be true that Dr. Hodgson and the Psychical Research Society say about her, it only heightens the mystery, and adds to the marvel of the influence which Madame Blavatsky undoubtedly has exercised, Continue reading ‘The snub-nosed Saxons’ [Borderland Magazine, 1894]

Adepts in America in 1776 » William Q. Judge’s Speculations prompt Blavatsky to Question “Illuminati” Theory

ADEPTS IN AMERICA 1776? DID ANY ADEPTS GET INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. WILLIAM Q. JUDGE PUBLISHED IN THEOSOPHIST 1883 SUGGESTIONS HE PLACES AS THOSE OF HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF ANY ADEPTS. AN ORTHODOX HINDU CHHABIGRAM DOLATRAM WRITES TO H.P.B. FOR CLARIFICATION AND SHE QUESTIONS THE THEORY ‘Illuminati’ def. (Lat.). The “Enlightened”, Continue reading Adepts in America in 1776 » William Q. Judge’s Speculations prompt Blavatsky to Question “Illuminati” Theory

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”

Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo of Lost Chaldean Wisdom

“I have never boasted of any knowledge of Sanskrit, and, when I came to India last, in 1879, knew very superficially the philosophies of the six schools of Brahmanism. I never pretended to teach Sanskrit or explain Occultism in that language. I claimed to know the esoteric philosophy of the trans-Himalayan Occultists and no more. Continue reading Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo of Lost Chaldean Wisdom

Russian Philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and Charles J. Ryan: ‘H.P.B. did not invent the Tibetan Brotherhood and Chelas’

Besides Dr. Wernekke of Germany, the casebook of encounters with the theosophical mahatmas, and Ramalingam Pillai’s insight, Charles J. Ryan defends the existence of Blavatsky’s chiefs, associates, and the brotherhood. One of the greatest Russian philosophers, Vladimir Solovyov encounter with a Tibetan led the latter to call the critics and the S.P.R. (Society for Psychical Continue reading Russian Philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and Charles J. Ryan: ‘H.P.B. did not invent the Tibetan Brotherhood and Chelas’

Religion will not be able to Prevent the Rise of a Genuine Propagation of Occult Philosophy

Religion is ‘in a process of decay’ a disciple adds, stating that “the Most Absurd Religions Die Hard […] with Throes of Terrible Agony.” It is not the Sciences and Atheism that will challenge, or potentially root out the human beliefs on religion, and its function. The Occult Sciences, have in the past few centuries Continue reading Religion will not be able to Prevent the Rise of a Genuine Propagation of Occult Philosophy

Liberating Theosophy from the Roerich Legacy: The Roerichs and Agni Yoga

About the Theosophy and Agni Yoga article on the Roerichs, Agni Yoga and its differences from Theosophy. A decision was made not to include this passage from Nicholas Roerich without commentary or checking his works. The Roerichs seem to have the terrible habit of hardly ever providing source material, and like Alice Bailey and Charles Leadbeater, the Continue reading Liberating Theosophy from the Roerich Legacy: The Roerichs and Agni Yoga

Timeline B: Modern Theosophists (1875-1935)

Timeline B Notable Influences – new era of Western Occult Research 1875 The founding of the Theosophical Society, in New York. Some co-founders: H.P. Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge, Charles Sotheran, Emma Hardinge Britten and other formers. 1877 “Isis Unveiled,” written by H.P. Blavatsky, is published. 1878 Henry Steel Olcott and H.P. Blavatsky start travelling to Continue reading Timeline B: Modern Theosophists (1875-1935)

“The Forlorn Hope” Letter, 1882.

“The Forlorn Hope,”‡. Received in Allahabad, Feb., 1882. “One or two of us hoped that the world had so far advanced intellectually, if not intuitionally, that the Occult doctrine might gain an intellectual acceptance, and the impulse given for a new cycle of occult research. Others – wiser as it would now seem – held Continue reading “The Forlorn Hope” Letter, 1882.

How the Theosophical Movement Died: Adepts Break Ties, The Judge Case, and Olcott’s Decision

The idea of the “mahatmas,” and their secret brotherhood was abused by later leaders of the T.S. to establish new authorities. Ties were broken, due to a sense of betrayal, and the Society schisms. The men originally associated with H.P.B. broke their ties with the T.S.: “Yet, to those Theosophists, who are displeased with the Society Continue reading How the Theosophical Movement Died: Adepts Break Ties, The Judge Case, and Olcott’s Decision