This post is uber-basic. Most of the quotes are very-well known ; (googling virtually any sentence in this post will yield a plethora of fine expositions), the only claim to originality bein... Read more
The second volume of Isis Unveiled, dealing with religion, although looser in structure, is nonetheless a sprawling, ambitious study in comparative religion. The first seven chapters mainly... Read more
Chapter 1 (The Church! Where is it?”) Christianity’s relation to Spiritualism and Paganism 1- Christianity’s attitude towards paganism and spiritualism (p.1) 2- Origin of Christian belief in... Read more
Chapter 9 Principles of Esoteric Evolution: Symbolism and Astrology in the Bible and the Vedas (The Vedas and the Bible) 1- Seven in Ancient Scriptures (405) Myth Interpretation 405/Seven in... Read more
Chapter 12 – Eastern Magic, Shamanism and Conclusion (Conclusions and Illustrations) This final chapter serves as a conclusion for both volumes, so there is a return to the more occult and p... Read more
Chapter 11– Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity Compared (Comparative Results of Buddhism and Christianity) This chapter is a concise comparative study of Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianit... Read more
Chapter 10 – The Origin and History of the Dogma of Satan (The Devil-Myth) We leave the historical and esoteric theology for a specialized critique of a specific Christian dogma, and so this... Read more
Chapter 9 Principles of Esoteric Evolution: Symbolism and Astrology in the Bible and the Vedas (The Vedas and the Bible) This chapter is another section of the spiritual evolutionary concept... Read more
Chapter 8 – Jesuits, Templars, Rosicrucians, Masons, and the Lost Word (Jesuitry and Masonry) This chapter is an important statement about Blavatsky’s secret lodge of eastern adepts relation... Read more
59-Let thy Soul lend its ear to every cry of pain like as the lotus bares its heart to drink the morning sun.
60-Let not the fierce Sun dry one tear of pain before thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer’s eye.
61-But let each burning human tear drop on thy heart and there remain, nor ever brush it off, until the pain that caused it is…[Read more]
August 7, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: The Diamond Sutra
They give to Me name, Who am without name, ascribe actions to Me, Who am without actions, think of Me with a physical body though I have none, give form to Me, though I am formless, give attributes to Me when I am without attributes, and worldly duties to Me where I have no obligations.…[Read more]
August 6, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Jacob Boehme
Direct our path to that topmost height of mystic Lore which exceedeth light and more than exceedeth knowledge, where the pure, absolute and immutable mysteries of heavenly Truth are veiled in the dazzling obscurity of the secret Silence.
— DIONYSIUS the AREOPAGITE
August 5, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: The Diamond Sutra
How far below the depth of being,
How wide beyond the starry bound
It rolls unconscious and unseeing,
And is as Number or as Sound.
— AGNES MARY FRANCES DUCLAUX
T. Subba Row described the image of the Dweller as being similar to that of the battle described in the Bhagavad Gita. He wrote:
Philosophically it is the great battle in which the human Spirit has to fight against the lower passions in the physical body. Many of our readers have probably heard about the so-called ‘Dweller on the Threshold,’ so…[Read more]
The doctrine of cycles is one of the most important in the entire cosmic range of the esoteric philosophy, because repetitive or rhythmic action is fundamental in nature. As a matter of fact, every being and thing that exists is an expression of rhythmic pulsation: we are not only the children of cycles greater than ourselves, but actually within…[Read more]
August 3, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Diamond Sutra
Alone the one form of existence stretched boundless, infinite, causeless, in
dreamless sleep; and life pulsated unconscious in universal space, throughout that
all-presence which is sensed by the opened eye of the Dangma.
“From the remotest antiquity mankind as a whole have always been convinced of the existence of a personal spiritual entity within the personal physical man. This inner entity was more or less divine, according to its proximity to the crown. The closer the union the more serene man’s destiny, the less dangerous the external conditions. This belief…[Read more]
July 27, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Jacob Boehme
Just as the physical body requires incessant attention to prevent the entrance of a disease, so also the inner man requires an unremitting watch, so that no conscious or unconscious thought may attract atoms unsuited to its progress.
We’ve made it through the first half of Fragment I. Hosannah! I think it’s been an interesting trajectory thus far, with many texts giving insight into this work coming to light. We began almost three months ago, so perhaps we can quicken the pace a bit, I will try to aim at posting 10 stanzas a week, although if the discussion should lead to lim…[Read more]
50- When the six (27) are slain and at the Master’s feet are laid, then is the pupil merged into the ONE (28), becomes that ONE and lives therein.
(27). The six principles; meaning when the lower personality is destroyed and the inner individuality is merged into and lost in the Seventh or Spirit.
(28). The disciple is one with Brahmâ or the…[Read more]
Below are some similar passages from some Yoga Upanishads:
It (Nada, sound) is (begun to be heard as) of ten kinds. The first is Chini (like the sound of that word); the second is Chini-Chini; the third is the sound of bell; the fourth is that of conch; the fifth is that of Tantiri (lute); the sixth is that sound of Tala (cymbals); the seventh is…[Read more]
July 25 , 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Death and Immortality
We would willingly have others perfect, and yet we amend not our own faults. We will have others severely corrected, and will not be corrected ourselves. — THOMAS à KEMPIS
Kill love of life; but if thou slayest Tanha, let this not be for thirst of life eternal, but to re…[Read more]
July 24, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Death and Immortality
And when after having divested thyself of the mortal body, thou arrivest in the most pure Aether, thou shalt be a God, immortal, incorruptible.
Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can spirits ever be divided that love and
live in the same Divine Principle, the root a…[Read more]
41-Before thou set’st thy foot upon the ladder’s upper rung, the ladder of the mystic sounds, thou hast to hear the voice of thy inner GOD* in seven manners.
[*The Higher SELF.] 42-The first is like the nightingale’s sweet voice chanting a song of parting to its mate.
43-The second comes as the sound of a silver cymbal of the Dhyânis, awakening…[Read more]