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
“By the study of this Law of Cycles we learn that natural progress of all kinds does not occur in one steady stream, like the rush of a railway train on a straight track, but on the contrary, it proceeds by a spiral or screw-like course, in which the same points are successively and continually reached on higher circles of existence. It might, p…[Read more]
When waxing stronger, thy Soul glides forth from her secure retreat; and breaking loose from the protecting shrine, extends her silver thread and rushes onward; when beholding her image on the waves of Space she whispers, “This is I,”—declare, O Disciple, that thy Soul is caught in the webs of delusion.7
April 17, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Deity, Nature and Man
Let brotherhood with every man on earth
Be the highest aspiration of your Yogic Order.
Know that to sudue the mind
Is to subdue the world.
— GURU NANAK
April 15, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Deity, Nature and Man
For a spirtual seeker, there is no greater evil than negligence in recollection. From it arises delusion. From delusion arises egoism. From egoism comes bondage and from bondage misery. — SHANKARACHARYA
Resolve thou to become a man of meditation. — SHRI KRISHNA
April 8, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: The Mystery of the Ego
The ‘Higher Ego’, as part of the essence of the UNIVERSAL MIND, is
unconditionally omniscient on its own plane, and only potentially so in our terrestrial sphere, as it has to act solely through its alter ego, the Personal Self. — H. P. BLAVATSKY
April 7, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: The Mystery of the Ego
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to the self that we are born to eternal life.
— FRANCIS of ASSISI
April 6, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Mystery of the Ego
Thou will find the Treasure when the talisman has disappeared; the soul will manifest itself when the body shall have been laid aside. But thy spirit is another Talisman; it is for this mystery another substance. — FARID AD-DIN ‘ATTAR
April 4, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Spiral
It is easier to keep silence altogether than not to talk more than we should. It is easier to remain quietly at home than to keep due watch over ourselves in public. Therefore, whoever is resolved to live an inward and spiritual life must, with Jesus, withdraw from the crowd.
April 3, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: The Spiral
Whether mankind will consciously follow the law of love I do not know. But that need not perturb us. The law will work, just as the law of gravitation will work whether we accept it or no. — M. K. GANDHI
April 1, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: The Spiral
And what is our failure here but a triumph’s evidence
For the fullness of the days? Have we withered or agonized?
Why else was the pause prolonged but that singing might issue thence?
Why rushed the discords in but that harmony should be prized?
— ROBERT BROWNING
If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. — JESUS
In reality he is omnipresent;
None feels any non-being anywhere.
Where is he not, where is such emptiness?
God experiences himself all over.