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

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

David Reigle “God’s Arrival in India” and T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism

David Reigle, “God’s Arrival in India” bolsters Theosophical Position: Where is God in the Oldest Philosophical Schools of India—T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism David Reigle is an independent scholar on Tibetan Buddhism and Theosophy, who explores its ideological content. In God’s Arrival in India, David Reigle argues that the original philosophical schools of Hinduism lacked Continue reading David Reigle “God’s Arrival in India” and T. Subba Row on Pragna in Hindu Esotericism

The Limitations of Csoma de Koros and Western Tibetan Buddhist Scholars

The limitations of Alexander Csoma de Koros (also see The Hungarian Bodhisattva) and scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth-century. To be complementary to a piece on the sources of the Book of Dzyan and Kiu-te. Does Dr. Alexander Berzin know of “A Few Misconceptions Corrected” — “One of the greatest, and, withal, the most serious objection Continue reading The Limitations of Csoma de Koros and Western Tibetan Buddhist Scholars

“Snowlanders, are you teaching them the Wisdom?”: Samlo Ae Tang Gangchenpa by Gepe

SAMLO AE TANG GANGCHENPA BY GEPE “Snowlanders, are you teaching them (the Wisdom)?” “Religious theory and practice, is like the inner jewel, Its great inner meaning for the world, Snowlanders, are you explaining it?” “In the book known as the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, in the section on ‘the Supreme Ātman–Self—as manifested in the character of the Continue reading “Snowlanders, are you teaching them the Wisdom?”: Samlo Ae Tang Gangchenpa by Gepe

Mahatma Papers MS. about the Truth and Mission of Modern Theosophists

This 1881 letter about the ‘Truth’ of Divine Enlightenment and the Mission of Modern Theosophists was reported by K.H. to A.P. Sinnett, from their chief. This was his views on the role of Theosophists in aiding a new Wisdom revival, to promulgate their philosophical teachings, and make known, the once universal Wisdom-Religion, or Occult Philosophy hitherto Continue reading Mahatma Papers MS. about the Truth and Mission of Modern Theosophists

Pro and Con Sources on Controversies about the Theosophical Society

Pro and Con Sources Dr. James Santucci, a scholar of comparative religion, and editor of Theosophical History wrote: “All too often, this subject [Theosophy & Blavatsky], when it is discussed in scholarly circles, is presented in a most unscholarly fashion. Falsehoods are perpetuated and original research is not actively pursued.”  Why Take Blavatsky Seriously? by Continue reading Pro and Con Sources on Controversies about the Theosophical Society