The Occult Significance and Theory on Blood underlying Blood Rites and Blood Magic | Theosophical Notes

“Blood is a Very Special Fluid” FAUST, ACT I, SCENE 4. Before entering onto this subject, there is information to take into consideration first that most may not consider. Occultism is treated still as a fringe subject, when taken seriously. It is however, serious to consider the fact, that such ideas have affected and impacted Continue reading The Occult Significance and Theory on Blood underlying Blood Rites and Blood Magic | Theosophical Notes

Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Dear child, grow and become strong, skilled, and wise. In the arts, in music and instruments, in your voice, and in how to feel the air, and touch the clouds with your creative impulse and love of knowledge. Discover it in you — the mind of things, reflected in your being. That is how we Continue reading Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Stunning Visual TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time

Absolutely contemplative, and stunning visual timelapse of the future, based on modern science, created by Melody Sheep https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep., who creates science videos and soundtrack music mashups. When I first happened onto Timelapse of the Future, it had a near 10 thousand views, and I did not see the date, and thought it was one of Continue reading Stunning Visual TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time

Theosophists on the Occult Nature of Women, Adepts on their Societal Role and Female Sovereigns

The station of every woman is not, nor ever could be solely confined to the kitchen, childbearing, and notions about her inferiority. Being mortal first and foremost, they dream and aspire, just as we men do. It is not my view or intention here, to say that childbearing and cooking, etc., are bad, as some Continue reading Theosophists on the Occult Nature of Women, Adepts on their Societal Role and Female Sovereigns

Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva: A Comparative Study | Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley

Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley’s paper from the Etruscan Studies Journal on the Etruscan visual representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva provides historical, artistic, and cultural perspective of its common use in imagery, as adopted by not only The American Minervan, but many others. The paper explains the significant differences in the Etruscan cultural attitudes Continue reading Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva: A Comparative Study | Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley

Classicists on the Alt-Right appropriating the Classics—Thoughts on the Classics and Modern Theosophy

THOUGHTS ON THE CLASSICS, ALT-RIGHT AND MODERN THEOSOPHY In the mid-point to the last quarter of 2018, many articles were written across platforms and the internet on how the Alt-Right and Conservatives were appropriating “the Greek and Latin Classics” to lend credibility to vicious and vindictive white supremacist and Identitarian ideology. I must state clearly, Continue reading Classicists on the Alt-Right appropriating the Classics—Thoughts on the Classics and Modern Theosophy

The Four Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

In the ancient mythologies and literature of these traditions we find accounts of human creation, or modes of birth, found in both Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts. David Reigle details the Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa, and its connection to the Stanzas (Dzyan) in The Secret Doctrine (1888). We find similar doctrines in the Zoroastrian Continue reading The Four Modes of Birth in the Abhidharmakosa of Buddhism

The Initiates’ Tower of Babel and Jargon: Mystery-Language of Symbolism and Allegory

Helena P. Blavatsky asserts (not argues) there existed in antiquity ‘one knowledge and one language,’ but became limited to a few, and this knowledge was denied to subsequent generations (see Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology or Light on the Trans-Himalayan Occultists and Origins of Kabbalism – an echo Continue reading The Initiates’ Tower of Babel and Jargon: Mystery-Language of Symbolism and Allegory

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

PER ME CAECI VIDENT 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 Continue reading Albert Pike Ponders on Lucifer in Morals and Dogma: Tells Us to Seek the Light of Knowledge