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Let’s Start With What Theosophy Is

 

The actual word Theosophy is a Greek derivative meaning Divine Wisdom but that doesn’t mean much to the enquirer.

 

In the Theosophical Society the word has a more specific meaning in relation to the work of Society co-founder Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and later writers. H P Blavatsky’s mission was to interpret Eastern Esoteric ideas for Western Society.

 

Theosophy has no dogma, no priesthood or diploma elite

and recognizes no spiritual head

All ideas presented at meetings are for consideration

 

 

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

1831 -1891

 

H P Blavatsky’s remit was to describe a scheme for the existence of the Universe and to define man’s place within that scheme. Her remit also encompassed study of the hidden dimensions of man and his potential and also the Laws of Nature.

 

But It’s Not a Religion

 

H P Blavatsky presented her work as ideas for consideration and not as dogma. This format has been upheld by the Theosophical Society and everything is negotiable.

 

Members of the Theosophical Society are simply required to agree with its 3 objects (outlined below)

 

 

Objects of the Society

 

1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.

 

2. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.

 

3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.

 

 

How The Theosophical Society Began

 

It all began in New York on November 17th 1875

The Theosophical Society was founded by

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott who was an American Civil War Colonel, journalist and lawyer and William Quan Judge who was a New York lawyer.

 

The headquarters were subsequently moved to their present location in Adyar, India.

 

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The Secret Doctrine

 

H P Blavatsky wrote a voluminous amount of Theosophical Literature but The Secret Doctrine, published 1888, is the big one she is remembered for, and the major reference work for Theosophists.  The book is divided into two sections, Cosmogenesis (the coming into being of the Universe) and Anthropogenesis (the coming into being of Mankind).

 

The Secret Doctrine is usually a rather difficult work for beginners to tackle and we have provided some material on this site which should make the way in to Theosophy much easier. But please don’t give on the idea of reading The Secret Doctrine, you will probably move on to it when you feel you are finding your feet with Theosophy.

 

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And Now,

A Quick Tour of Theosophical Ideas

 

The overview of Theosophical ideas offered her was written by mainstream Theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater. The work is divided into short soundbites and Leadbeater has an accessible journalistic style.

 

An Outline of Theosophy

By

Charles Webster Leadbeater

 

Charles Webster Leadbeater

1858? - 1934

 

 

Theosophy - What it is

 

How is it Known?

 

The Method of Observation

 

General Principles

 

The Three Great Truths

 

Advantage Gained from this Knowledge

 

The Deity

 

The Divine Scheme

 

The Constitution of Man

 

The True Man

 

Reincarnation

 

The Wider Outlook

 

Death

 

Man’s Past and Future

 

Cause and Effect

 

What Theosophy does for us

 

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The Rationale for Theosophy

 

A Rough Outline of Theosophy by Annie Besant is a concise round up of Theosophical principles which also examines the claims made by Theosophy. In addition, Annie Besant summarizes the Theosophical position and approach;

 

“We, who are Theosophists, allege that there exists a great body of doctrine philosophical, scientific and ethical, which forms the basis of, and includes

all that is accurate in, the philosophies, sciences, and religions of the ancient and modern worlds.”

 

Annie Besant

1847 - 1933

 

A Rough Outline of Theosophy

Annie Besant

 

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Karma and Reincarnation

 

Theosophy postulates that Reincarnation or the cycle of Death and Rebirth is an integral part of our evolution and that we will all ultimately evolve beyond the need for further lives. For most of us this is rather a long way off but in the meantime we can help ourselves along and make the process a whole lot easier by studying the subject and striving to exercise some personal control over our destiny. We have more control than we might at first think.

 

In each life we have something to learn and our teacher is the law of cause and effect or Karma. Karma is a correcting process that pervades every level of existence without which the Universe would simply be unworkable.

 

In Life and Life After Death, Annie Besant covers the mechanics of the cycle of death and rebirth and what it means to the end user. She outlines how the period between physical lives is a full programme of events which can be difficult or easy depending on the life previously lived and gives encouragement and warnings regarding the Karmic consequences of our actions.

 

Life, And Life After Death

Annie Besant

 

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Man’s Seven Principles

 

If you are reading this then you will probably at least accept the possibility that there is more to us than our physical bodies.

 

Theosophy postulates that we have seven

principles, sometime referred to as bodies.

 

Here is an outline of them with their Sanskrit names and a brief description of their function.

 

Atma – The piece of the divine in everybody sometime referred to as the Divine Spark.

 

Buddhi – Our individual spiritual identity. This acts as a vehicle for the Atma

 

Manas – The Mind principle divided into

Higher Manas – spiritual ideals

Lower Manas – concrete and rational thought.

There is a bridge between the two called the Antahkarana. This is represented as Jacob’s Ladder in the Christian Bible.

 

The Mortal & Immortal Principles

 

Atma, Buddhi and higher Manas form the immortal part of man. The four principles below are dumped at the end of your physical life and you get new ones for your next life.

 

Kama – The desire principle

 

Prana – The life energy principle

 

Linga Sharira – The model body or template for your physical body.

 

Sthula Sharira – Physical body – we are all familiar with this one.

 

The sevenfold constitution of man is covered in depth by the following articles;

 

The Seven Principles Of Man

Annie Besant

 

The Constitution of Man

(From a Textbook of Theosophy)

Charles Webster Leadbeater

 

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Evolution

 

The Theosophical concept of evolution is very different from that of Charles Darwin who focused principally on the physical and mental

development of ourselves and the animal kingdom and the physical development plant kingdom.

 

The Theosophical model of evolution is very complex and far reaching and a basic description is given here to give new enquirers a handle on the subject.

 

Theosophy postulates that everything in the universe is evolving but to simplify the explanation, the description here is limited to the evolution of humanity and our planet.

 

The Earth is evolving just as we are and as we are part of our planet, our evolution and the Earth’s evolution are inseparable and interdependent. Theosophists refer to this interdependence of Earth and human evolution as “Rounds and Races”

 

The Earth evolves through cosmic eras known as Rounds made up of smaller cosmic eras known as Globes.

 

The term globe refers both to the Earth that we recognize and six currently dormant companion Globes which function on other planes of nature. These Globes are known as the Planetary Chain or Chain of Globes.

 

A driving force composed of spiritual entities known as the Lifewave passes through each Globe of the Chain one at a time. This tour of the Globes is known as a Planetary Round. Our spiritual entities are part of the Lifewave and we are on the fourth Globe of the Fourth Round.

 

Seven Rounds or Tours of the Globes complete the cycle known as a Planetary Manvantara. The Earth Chain and the Lifewave then go into a period of rest known as the Planetary Pralaya.

(There are smaller Pralayas between each Globe and each Round)

 

Humanity evolves through mass reincarnations known as Root Races. There are seven Root Races per Globe and we are the fifth on the current Globe.

 

In each phase of evolution there is something to learn or develop.

 

This is a very basic outline and to move forward with this topic here are W Q Judge’s article “Rounds and Races” and “The Planetary Chains” by C W Leadbeater in which the subject is covered in much more depth.

 

 

William Quan Judge

1851 - 1896

 

Rounds And Races

William Quan Judge

 

The Planetary Chains

Charles Webster Leadbeater

 

For more information on the Theosophical model of Evolution here is a link to a website dedicated to the subject.

 

The Mornington Crescent

Underground Theosophy Website

The Earth Base for Evolutionary Theosophy

 

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Involution and Evolution

(The Descent into Matter)

 

This explanation is applied to Human Evolution but please note that everything in the Universe is evolving on the same principle.

 

Theosophy postulates that evolution is spiritual as well as physical whereas Darwin just dealt with the physical.

 

We start out as Spiritual Entities but you don’t get any experience for your evolution if you remain spirit. Spirit can’t get its hands dirty so you need a vehicle and in our case this is a physical body.

 

Spirit effectively descends into matter in the form of the human body it enters and then having gained experience (hopefully) will then rise out of it. The general idea is for us to evolve by continually dropping down into matter (taking physical form) and then coming back up again. This process is known as Involution and in Theosophy this is an integral part of evolution.

 

Of course progress will be made and this is on an upward spiral in which although we descend into matter, both our Spiritual Entities and even the physical bodies we inhabit will slowly evolve.

 

Involution and Planetary Rounds

 

The progress of the Lifewave through the Chain of Globes begins with passage through three increasingly more physical Globes to our own, which is the most physical of all the Globes, operating on the most physical cosmic plane. The Lifewave will then move up through three less physical Globes to complete the Round.

 

In “The Earth Chain”, W Q Judge explains the descent into matter of both the Earth and Humanity as an integral component of the evolutionary process.

 

The Earth Chain

William Quan Judge

 

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The Moon is our Parent

 

Theosophy maintains that prior to engaging in its journey through the Earth Chain of Globes, the Lifewave completed the process with the Moon. The Moon like our Earth has a Chain of Globes and the passage of the Lifewave has now completed its cycle. The Moon we can now see is the moribund shell of the equivalent Globe to our own which operated on the same plane of nature.

 

W Q Judge covers the subject of the Lifewave’s passage from the Moon in “The Earth Chain” (link above) and also gives an excellent explanation in

“On Evolution” in response to a question from an enquirer.

 

On Evolution

William Q. Judge

 

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A Word About Sanskrit

 

A brief look at Theosophical writings will reveal that Theosophy uses Sanskrit terms to describe many of its concepts

 

Theosophists have good business and esoteric reasons for using Sanskrit terms. Sanskrit is not just a language in the sense of verbal communication, it has other dimensions and attributes that go far beyond practical everyday language.

 

Sanskrit is the ancient religious, philosophical and scientific language of India through which learning has been handed down in written form since at least 1000 BCE. Before the written form arrived, Sanskrit must have been the basis of a phenomenal oral tradition. Despite being the most successful world language, English as we can understand it only goes back about as far as the works of John Skelton 1525ish.

 

By its esoteric nature and rarified use, Sanskrit has also been protected from distortion and pollution by other languages. English has the problem that some words vary in meaning around the world.

 

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Cardiff Theosophical Society

Mission Statement

 

The dominant and core activity of Cardiff Theosophical Society

is to promote and assist the study of Theosophical Teachings

as defined by the writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky,

William Quan Judge, Alfred Percy Sinnett and their lineage.

 

This Mission Statement does not preclude non Theosophical

activities but these must be of a spiritual nature

and/or compatible with the Objects of the Society.

 

 

Cymdeithas Theosoffi Caerdydd

Datganiaid Cenhadaeth

 

Mae’r gweithgaredd dominyddol a chraid Cymdeithas Theosoffi Caerdydd

yw hyrwyddo a chynorthwyo astudiaeth Dysgeidiaeth Theosoffical

fel y diffinir gan ysgrifau Helena Petrovna Blavatsky,

William Quan Judge, Alfred Percy Sinnett a’u llinach.

 

Nid yw’r datganiad cenhadaeth yn atal gweithgareddau

ddi-theosoffical ond rhaid iddynt fod o natur ysbrydol

a/neu yn chymharus Amcanion y Cymdeithas.

 

 

Cardiff Theosophical Society

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Cardiff, Wales, UK, CF24 – 1DL.

 

 

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Article describing Tekels Park and its much

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term Tekels Park Resident Madeleine Leslie Smith

 

The Theosophical Value of

Tekels Park

 

Cardiff Blavatsky Archive

A Theosophy Study Resource

 

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and The History of Theosophy in Wales

 

 

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Letter of Separation, March 2008

 

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Underground Theosophy Website

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Sidmouth, Devon, England

 

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At Glastonbury Abbey

 

Views of Glastonbury High Street

 

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Tekels Park

Camberley Surrey England GU15 – 2LF

 

Tekels Park to be Sold to a Developer

 

 

Members of the Theosophical Society worldwide are dismayed to learn that this Jewel in the Theosophical Crown, Tekels Park, is to be sold to a developer.

 

Tekels Park is a 50 acre woodland park in Camberley, Surrey, England which was purchased for the Theosophical Society in England in 1929.

 

Concerns are being raised about the fate of the deer and other wildlife and there has been no comment on this issue from Tekels Park Estate Limited, who manage the Park on behalf of the Adyar based Theosophical Society in England.

 

Tekels Park is sanctuary for  animal wildlife including deer, foxes, squirrels, badgers and stoats, and for birdlife including sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, tawny owls and many more. There are many species of trees including 3 types of redwood, ginkgo, eucalyptus, red oak, tall magnolias and lebanese cedars.

 

Madeleine Leslie-Smith, a long-term resident of Tekels Park wrote 'A personal recollection' in 1996. She commented: 'Tekels Park is in reality a mini Nature reserve ... It is up to us to preserve it from encroachment so that it may increasingly become a centre of Peace and dynamic spirituality'

 

Many feel that the sale of a sanctuary for 

wildlife to a developer can only mean disaster

 for the park’s animals

 

Future of Tekels Park Badgers in Doubt

 

 

The Sale of Tekels Park to a Developer

 

Confusion as the Theoversity moves out of 

Tekels Park to Southampton, Glastonbury & 

Chorley in Lancashire while the leadership claim

that the Theosophical Society will carry on using 

Tekels Park despite its sale to a developer

 

Theosophy talks of a compassionate attitude

to animals and the sale of the Tekels Park

sanctuary for wildlife to a developer has

dismayed many Theosophists

 

 

Future of Tekels Park Badgers in Doubt

Badgers have been resident

in Tekels Park for Centuries

 

Tekels Park & the Loch Ness Monster

A Satirical view of the sale of Tekels Park

in Camberley, Surrey to a developer

 

The Toff’s Guide to the Sale of Tekels Park

What the men in top hats have to say about the

sale of Tekels Park to a developer. It doesn’t

require a Diploma in Finance or indeed a

Diploma in Anything to realize that this is a

bad time economically to sell Tekels Park

 

Party On! Tekels Park Theosophy NOT

 

St Francis Church at Tekels Park

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Instant 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 Society

 

History of the Theosophical Society

 

Theosophical Society Presidents

 

History of the Theosophical Society in Wales

 

The Three Objectives of the Theosophical Society

 

Explanation of the Theosophical Society Emblem

 

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)

 

Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge

 

Glossaries of Theosophical Terms

 

 

 

 

Index of Searchable

Full Text Versions of

Definitive

Theosophical Works

 

 

H P Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine

 

Isis Unveiled by H P Blavatsky

 

H P Blavatsky’s Esoteric Glossary

 

Mahatma Letters to A P Sinnett 1 - 25

 

A Modern Revival of Ancient Wisdom

Alvin Boyd Kuhn

 

Studies in Occultism

(Selection of Articles by H P Blavatsky)

 

The Conquest of Illusion

J J van der Leeuw

 

The Secret Doctrine – Volume 3

A compilation of H P Blavatsky’s

writings published after her death

 

Esoteric Christianity or the Lesser Mysteries

Annie Besant

 

The Ancient Wisdom

Annie Besant

 

Reincarnation

Annie Besant

 

The Early Teachings of The Masters

1881-1883

Edited by

C. Jinarajadasa

 

Study in Consciousness

Annie Besant

 

 

A Textbook of Theosophy

C W Leadbeater

 

A Modern Panarion

A Collection of Fugitive Fragments

From the Pen of

H P Blavatsky

 

The Perfect Way or,

The Finding of Christ

Anna Bonus Kingsford

& Edward Maitland

Part1

 

The Perfect Way or,

The Finding of Christ

Anna Bonus Kingsford

& Edward Maitland

Part2

 

Pistis Sophia

A Gnostic Gospel

Foreword by G R S Mead

 

The Devachanic Plane.

Its Characteristics

and Inhabitants

C. W. Leadbeater

 

Theosophy

Annie Besant

 

The

Bhagavad Gita

Translated from the Sanskrit

By

William Quan Judge

 

Psychic Glossary

 

Sanskrit Dictionary

 

Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy

G de Purucker

 

In The Outer Court

Annie Besant

 

Dreams and

Dream-Stories

Anna Kingsford

 

My Path to Atheism

Annie Besant

 

From the Caves and

Jungles of Hindostan

H P Blavatsky

 

The Hidden Side

Of Things

C W Leadbeater

 

Glimpses of

Masonic History

C W Leadbeater

 

Articles by Elizabeth Severs

Organising Secretary of the

Theosophical Order of Service

in England 1909 - 1912

 

Five Years Of

Theosophy

Various Theosophical

Authors

Mystical, Philosophical, Theosophical, Historical

and Scientific Essays Selected from "The Theosophist"

Edited by George Robert Stow Mead

 

Spiritualism and Theosophy

C W Leadbeater

 

Commentary on

The Voice of the Silence

Annie Besant and

C W Leadbeater

From Talks on the Path of Occultism - Vol. II

 

Is This Theosophy?

Ernest Egerton Wood

 

In The Twilight

Annie Besant

In the Twilight” Series of Articles

The In the Twilight” series appeared during

1898 in The Theosophical Review and

from 1909-1913 in The Theosophist.

 

Incidents in the Life

of Madame Blavatsky

compiled from information supplied by

her relatives and friends and edited by A P Sinnett

 

The Friendly Philosopher

Robert Crosbie

Letters and Talks on Theosophy and the Theosophical Life

 

 

Obras Teosoficas En Espanol

 

La Sabiduria Antigua

Annie Besant

 

Glosario Teosofico

1892

H P Blavatsky

 

 

Theosophische Schriften Auf Deutsch

 

Die Geheimlehre

Von

H P Blavatsky

 

 

 

Articles by Elizabeth Severs

Organising Secretary of the

Theosophical Order of Service

in England 1909-1912

 

Thoughts on Karma By L A Bosman

 

Theosophy Devachan

 

Psychic Epidemics

William Arthur Dunn

 

The Life Within

A Study in Mysticism

William Arthur Dunn

 

Wales Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Text Book of Theosophy

Charles Webster Leadbeater

 

What Theosophy Is  From the Absolute to Man

 

The Formation of a Solar System  The Evolution of Life

 

The Constitution of Man  After Death  Reincarnation

 

The Purpose of Life  The Planetary Chains

 

The Result of Theosophical Study

 

An Outline of Theosophy

Charles Webster Leadbeater

 

Theosophy - What it is    How is it Known?

 

The Method of Observation   General Principles

 

The Three Great Truths  

 

Advantage Gained from this Knowledge

 

The Deity  The Divine Scheme  The Constitution of Man

 

The True Man   Reincarnation   The Wider Outlook

 

Death   Man’s Past and Future   Cause and Effect

 

What Theosophy does for us

 

 

 

 

Quotes from the Writings of

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Practical Occultism, Page 87

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 100

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 108

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Practical Occultism, Page 67

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Practical Occultism, Page 7

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 36

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Modern Panarion Page 70

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Modern Panarion Page 78

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 3, Page 14

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

Even ignorance is better than Head-learning with no Soul-wisdom to illuminate and guide it.

The Voice of the Silence, Page 43

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

Many 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

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

Parabrahman is 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.

The Secret Doctrine , Proem [Volume 1], Page 35

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

The ancients ..... 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, Page 275

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Practical Occultism, Page 67

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

There are two kinds of magnetic attraction: sympathy and fascination; the one holy and natural, the other evil and unnatural.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 210

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

In the 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.

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 1, Page 134

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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

incarnation of 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.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 2, Page 374

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Practical Occultism, Page 7

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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?

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 498

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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 of creation.

Lucifer, December, 1888

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 36

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

Our voice is raised for spiritual freedom, and our plea made for enfranchisement  from all tyranny, whether of Science of Theology.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, I2.

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

From strength to strength, from the beauty and perfection of one plane to the

greater beauty and perfection of another, with accessions of new glory, of fresh

knowledge and 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

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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.

Lucifer, November, 1888

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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

The Secret Doctrine , Volume 1, Page 69

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

The mind receives indelible impressions even from chance acquaintance or persons

encountered but 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.

Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 311

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

 “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

 

Blavatsky Quotation

 

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 immutable.

Modern Panarion Page 137

 

 

 

Elementary Theosophy

By

A Student of Katherine Tingley

 

Katherine Tingley (1847 -1929)Was the founder & President

of the Point Loma Theosophical Society 1896 -1929

She and her students produced a series of informative

Theosophical works in the early years of the 20th century

 

 

Elementary Theosophy   Who is the Man?

 

Body and Soul  Body, Soul and Spirit   Reincarnation

 

Karma  The Seven in Man and Nature

 

The Meaning of Death

 

 

The Occult World

By

Alfred Percy Sinnett

 

The Occult World is an treatise on the

Occult and Occult Phenomena, presented

 in readable style, by an early giant of

the Theosophical Movement.

 

Preface to the American Edition  Introduction

 

Occultism and its Adepts   The Theosophical Society

 

First Occult Experiences   Teachings of Occult Philosophy

 

Later Occult Phenomena   Appendix

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge

 

Preface    Theosophy and the Masters    General Principles

 

The Earth Chain    Body and Astral Body    Kama – Desire

 

Manas    Of Reincarnation    Reincarnation Continued

 

Karma    Kama Loka    Devachan    Cycles

 

Septenary Constitution Of Man

 

Arguments Supporting Reincarnation

 

Differentiation Of Species Missing Links

 

Psychic Laws, Forces, and Phenomena

 

Psychic Phenomena and Spiritualism

 

 

Theosophy Cardiff’s

Instant 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 Society

 

History of the Theosophical Society

 

Theosophical Society Presidents

 

History of the Theosophical Society in Wales

 

The Three Objectives of the Theosophical Society

 

Explanation of the Theosophical Society Emblem

 

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)

 

Ocean of Theosophy

William Quan Judge

 

Glossaries of Theosophical Terms

 

Worldwide Theosophical Links

 

 

 

 

 

A Study in Karma

Annie Besant

 

Karma  Fundamental Principles  Laws: Natural and Man-Made  The Law of Laws 

 

The Eternal Now  Succession  Causation The Laws of Nature  A Lesson of The Law

 

  Karma Does Not Crush  Apply This Law  Man in The Three Worlds  Understand The Truth

 

Man and His Surroundings  The Three Fates  The Pair of Triplets  Thought, The Builder

 

  Practical Meditation  Will and Desire  The Mastery of Desire  Two Other Points

 

  The Third Thread  Perfect Justice  Our Environment  Our Kith and Kin  Our Nation

 

The Light for a Good Man  Knowledge of Law  The Opposing Schools

 

The More Modern View  Self-Examination  Out of the Past

 

Old Friendships  We Grow By Giving  Collective Karma  Family Karma

 

National Karma  India’s Karma  National Disasters

 

 

Esoteric Buddhism

Alfred Percy Sinnett

Annotated Edition Published 1885 

 

Preface to the Annotated Edition  Preface to the Original Edition

 

Esoteric Teachers  The Constitution of Man  The Planetary Chain

 

The World Periods  Devachan  Kama Loca

 

The Human Tide-Wave  The Progress of Humanity

 

Buddha  Nirvana  The Universe  The Doctrine Reviewed

 

 

 

 

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 1831 – 1891

The Founder of Modern Theosophy

 

Index of Articles by

By

H P Blavatsky

 

 

 

Elementals

 

 

A Land of Mystery

 

 

A Case Of Obsession

 

 

Devachan

 

 

Reincarnation

 

 

The Mind in Nature

 

 

Elementaries

 

 

Fakirs and Tables

 

 

Is the Desire to Live Selfish?

 

 

A Paradoxical World

 

 

An Astral Prophet

 

 

Ancient Magic in Modern Science

 

 

Roots of Ritualism in

Church and Masonry

 

 

A Year of Theosophy

 

 

Can The Mahatmas

Be Selfish?

 

 

Chelas and Lay Chelas

 

 

Nightmare Tales

 

 

“My Books”

 

 

Dialogue On The Mysteries

Of The After Life

 

 

Do The Rishis Exist?

 

 

"Esoteric Buddhism"

And The

"Secret Doctrine"

 

 

Have Animals Souls

 

 

The Kabalah and the Kabalists

 

 

Babel Of Modern Thought

 

 

Thoughts on the Elementals

 

 

Karmic Visions

 

 

What Is Truth?

 

 

Civilization,

The Death of Art and Beauty

 

 

Gems from the East

A Birthday Book of Axions and

Precepts Compiled by H P Blavatsky

 

 

Obras Por H P Blavatsky

En Espanol

 

 

¿Es la Teosofía una Religión?

 

 

La Clave de la Teosofía

 

 

Articles about the Life of H P Blavatsky

 

 

Biography of H P Blavatsky

 

 

H P Blavatsky

the Light-Bringer

by

Geoffrey A Barborka

The Blavatsky Lecture of 1970

 

 

The Life of H P Blavatsky

Edited by A P Sinnett

 

 

 

 

 

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The hut circles of the ancient settlement in Porthdafarch,

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