Theosophy in Bangor
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THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
THE ANCIENT WISDOM SINCE 1875
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A Boost for
in Bangor, Conwy
The news that the Welsh Regional Association
has recently received a pecuniary bequest of
£3000 has to be greeted with overwhelming
enthusiasm by the members of the three
Regional Association affiliated
Lodges in Bangor,
Conwy and Swansea.
The possibilities for a massive boost in Theosophical
activities at these Lodges are enormous and great
things are probably, at this moment, being planned.
Stuff for Sale
Written material, DVDs, audio CDs, and tape
cassettes are on sale at Bangor
Society meetings from Eric McGough trading
as The North Wales Centre for
which is an independent, non-profit organization.
The Foundation for Theosophical Studies
Chairman:- Eric McGough
(Reg Charity Number 101 4648)
The Foundation for Theosophical Studies (Reg
Charity No 101 4648) sponsors meetings and
lectures at the Bangor Theosophical Society.
The Foundation is an educational charity
to promote the study of religion, philosophy
science; to undertake and promote research in
the fields of the laws of nature and the
latent in man; and to advance the recognition
of the fundamental unity of all people through
knowledge of the theosophical principles of
unity, evolution and perfectibility.
Theosophical Society in Wales, Bangor Lodge,
Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street,
Bangor, Wales, UK.
Tel 01248 450010
Guide to Theosophy
Quick Explanations with Links to More Detailed Info
What is Theosophy ? Theosophy Defined (More Detail)
Three Fundamental Propositions Key Concepts of Theosophy
Cosmogenesis Anthropogenesis Root Races
Ascended Masters After Death States
The Seven Principles of Man Karma
Reincarnation Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Colonel Henry Steel Olcott William Quan Judge
The Start of the Theosophical
History of the Theosophical
Theosophical Society Presidents
History of the Theosophical
Society in Wales
The Three Objectives of the
Explanation of the Theosophical
The Theosophical Order of
William Quan Judge
Glossaries of Theosophical Terms
Worldwide Theosophical Links
from the Writings of
That which is to be shunned is pain not yet come. The
past cannot be changed or amended; that which belongs to the experience of the
present cannot and should not be
shunned; but alike to be shunned are disturbing anticipations or fears of the future, and every act or impulse that may
cause present or future pain to ourselves or others.
Occultism, Page 87
Perfection, to be fully such, must be born out of
imperfection, the incorruptible must grow out of the corruptible, having the
latter as its vehicle and basis and contrast
Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 100
It is only by the attractive force of the contrasts
that the two opposites — Spirit and Matter — can be cemented together on
Earth, and, smelted in the fire of self-conscious experience and suffering, find
themselves wedded in Eternity.
Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 108
Strength to step forward is the primary need of him
who has chosen his path. Where is this to be found? Looking round, it is not
hard to see where other men find their strength. Its source is profound
Occultism, Page 67
It is the motive, and the motive alone, which makes
any exercise of power become black, malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is
impossible to employ spiritual forces if there is the slightest tinge of
selfishness remaining in the operator .... The powers and forces of animal
nature can equally be used by the selfish and revengeful, as by the unselfish
and the all-forgiving; the powers and forces of spirit lend themselves only to
the perfectly pure in heart — and this is Divine Magic.
Occultism, Page 7
Finite reason agrees with science,
and says: “There is no God”. But, on the other hand, our Ego, that which lives
and thinks and feels independently of us in our mortal casket, does more than
believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for the sole and
invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in Him. No dogmatic faith or
exact science is able to uproot that intuitional feeling inherent in man, when
he has once fully realised it in himself.
Volume 1, Page 36
It may be a pleasant dream to attempt
to conceive of the beauties of the spirit world; but the time can be spent more
profitably in a study of the spirit itself, and it is not necessary that the
subject for study should be in the spirit world.
Physical existence is subservient to the
spiritual, and all physical improvement and progress are only the auxiliaries
of spiritual progress, without which there could be no physical progress.
Mankind — the majority at any rate —
hates to think for itself. It resents as an insult the humblest invitation to
step for a moment outside the old well-beaten tracks and, judging for itself,
to enter into a new path in some fresh direction.
Doctrine , Volume 3, Page 14
Even ignorance is better than
Head-learning with no Soul-wisdom to illuminate and guide it.
The Voice of the Silence, Page 43
theosophists have had slight conscious relations with elementals, but always
without their will acting, and upon trying to make elementals see, hear or act
for them, a total indifference on the part of the nature spirit is all they
have got in return. These failures are due to the fact that the elemental
cannot understand the thought of the person; it can only be reached when the
exact scale of being to which it belongs is vibrated, whether it be that of
colour, form, sound, or whatever else
Annotation - The
Path, May, 1888
not “God” because It is not a God. “It is that which is supreme, and not
supreme”. ....It is supreme as cause, not supreme as effect.
Doctrine , Proem [Volume 1], Page 35
..... fully realised the fact that the reciprocal relations between the
planetary bodies is as perfect as those between the corpuscles of the blood,
which float in a common fluid; and that each one is affected by the combined
influence of all the rest, as each in its turn affects each of the others.
Isis, Volume 1,
Strength to step
forward is the primary need of him who has chosen his path. Where is this to be
found? Looking round, it is not hard to see where other men find their
strength. Its source is profound conviction.
Occultism, Page 67
There are two
kinds of magnetic attraction: sympathy and fascination; the one holy and
natural, the other evil and unnatural.
Volume 1, Page 210
phenomenal and Cosmic World Fohat is that occult, electric, vital power, which,
under the Will of the Creative Logos, unites and brings together all forms,
giving them the first impulse, which in time becomes law.
Doctrine , Volume 1, Page 134
Oaths will never
be binding till each man will fully understand that humanity is the highest
manifestation on earth of the Unseen Supreme Deity, and each man an
his God; and when the sense of personal responsibility will be so
developed in him
that he will consider forswearing the greatest possible insult to himself, as
well as to humanity. No oath is now binding, unless taken by one who, without
any oath at all, would solemnly keep his simple promise of honour.
Volume 2, Page 374
It is the motive,
and the motive alone, which makes any exercise of power become
malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is impossible to employ spiritual
forces if there is the slightest tinge of selfishness remaining in the operator
.... The powers and forces of animal nature can equally be used by the selfish
and revengeful, as by the unselfish and the all-forgiving; the powers and
forces of spirit lend themselves only to the perfectly pure in heart — and this
is Divine Magic.
Occultism, Page 7
Woe to those who
live without suffering. Stagnation and death is the future of all that
vegetates without change. And how can there be any change for the better
without proportionate suffering during the preceding stage?
Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 498
The person who is
endowed with this faculty of thinking about even the most trifling things from
the higher plane of thought has, by virtue of that gift which he possesses, a
plastic power of formation, so to say, in his very imagination. Whatever such a
person may think about, his thought will be so far more intense than the
thought of an ordinary person, that by this very intensity it obtains the power
agrees with science, and says: “There is no God”. But, on the other hand, our
Ego, that which lives and thinks and feels independently of us in our mortal
casket, does more than believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for
the sole and invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in Him. No
dogmatic faith or exact science is able to uproot that intuitional feeling
inherent in man, when he has once fully realised it in himself.
Volume 1, Page 36
Our voice is
raised for spiritual freedom, and our plea made for enfranchisement from all tyranny, whether of Science of
Volume 1, I2.
If through the Hall
of Wisdom thou wouldst reach the Vale of Bliss, Disciple, close fast thy senses
against the great dire heresy of Separateness that weans thee from the rest.
Voice of the
Silence, Page 23
From strength to
strength, from the beauty and perfection of one plane to the
and perfection of another, with accessions of new glory, of fresh
power in each cycle, such is the destiny of every Ego, which thus
becomes its own
saviour in each world and incarnation.
The Key to
Theosophy, Page 105
The assertion that
“Theosophy is not a Religion” , by no means excludes the fact that “Theosophy
is Religion” itself. A religion in the true and only correct sense is a bond
uniting men together — not a particular set of dogmas and beliefs. Now
Religion, per se, in its widest meaning is that which binds not only all Men
but also all Beings and all things in the entire Universe into one grand whole.
The Present is
only a mathematical line which divides that part of Eternal Duration which we
call the Future from that part which we call the Past
Doctrine , Volume 1, Page 69
receives indelible impressions even from chance acquaintance or persons
once. As a few seconds' exposure of the sensitized photographic plate is all
that is requisite to preserve indefinitely the image of the sitter, so is it
with the mind.
Volume 1, Page 311
“Beneficent Magic” , so called, is divine
magic, devoid of selfishness, love of power, of ambition or lucre, and bent
only on doing good, to the world in general and one's neighbour in particular.
The smallest attempt to use one's abnormal powers for the gratification of self
makes of these powers sorcery or black magic.
The Key to Theosophy, Page 228
Believing in a
spiritual and invisible Universe, we cannot conceive of it in any other way
than as completely dovetailing and corresponding with the material, objective Universe;
for logic and observation alike teach us that the latter is the outcome and
visible manifestation of the former, and that the laws governing both are