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
June 26, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: ULT Day
As the one air, after it has entered the world, though single, becomes manifold according to whatever it enters, thus the One Self within all things becomes manifold, according to whatever it enters, and exists also without. — KATHA UPANISHAD
Read carefully, Lanoo, light your lamp with care, the following terms must be studied well before passing on to the next stage…
rājā of the senses
Slayer of the Real
Voice of the Silence
shy turtle…[Read more]
How is everybody doing? I cannot begin to say how much I’ve learned since embarking on this study. I’ve come to notice this text fits rather well within a certain framework of other texts such as the Nadabindu Upanishad, Light on the Path, Baghavad Gita/Janeshwari and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, so there is a harmony there that gives a wider…[Read more]
20 Bestride the Bird of Life, if thou would’st know (12).
(12). Says the same Nâda-Bindu, “A Yogi who bestrides the Hamsa (thus contemplates on Aum) is not affected by Karmic influences or crores of sins.”
The passage below (a kind of Macrocosmic-Microcosmic correspondence) is perhaps similar to the image of Adam Kadmon’s body and the co…[Read more]
June 20 , 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Reincarnation and Anamnesis
Thou seest the Constellations in the deep & wondrous Night:
They rise in order and continue their immortal courses
Upon the mountains & in vales with harp & heavenly song.
— WILLIAM BLAKE
19 Saith the Great Law: — “In order to become the knower of ALL SELF (9) thou hast first of self to be the knower.” To reach the knowledge of that self, thou hast to give up Self to Non-Self, Being to Non-Being, and then thou canst repose between the wings of the GREAT BIRD. Aye, sweet is rest between the wings of that which is not born, nor d…[Read more]
June 18, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Reincarnation and Anamnesis
hat if you become worse you shall go to the worse souls, or if better to the better, and in every succession of life and death you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. — PLATO
15 When to the World’s turmoil thy budding soul (5) lends ear; when to the roaring voice of the great illusion thy Soul responds (6); when frightened at the sight of the hot tears of pain, when deafened by the cries of distress, thy soul withdraws like the shy turtle within the carapace of SELFHOOD, learn, O Disciple, of her Silent “God,” thy Soul…[Read more]
June 17, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Reincarnation and Anamnesis
I maintain that every substance involves in its present state all its past and
future states and even expresses the whole universe according to its point of view, since nothing is so far from anything else that there is no relation between them. — WILHELM von LEIBNIZ
June 15, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Reincarnation and Anamnesis
Now we all move, we’re moving with this earth.
The earth is moving along, the water is moving along.
The grass is moving, the trees are moving, the whole earth is moving.
So we all move along with the earth, keeping time with the earth.
— Potawatomi Chant
June 14, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Instinct and Intuition
I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man whom you may have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to…[Read more]
Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Instinct and Intuition
“The awakening of intuitive insight is an essential prerequisite to authentic
participation in human life. Noetic awakening presupposes that one learns to take
nothing for granted. ” — Aquarian Almanac
Avalokiteswara (Sk.) “The on-looking Lord” In the exoteric interpretation, he is Padmapâni (the lotus bearer and the lotus-born) in Tibet, the first divine ancestor of the Tibetans, the complete incarnation or Avatar of Avalokiteswara; but in esoteric philosophy Avaloki, the “on-looker”, is the Higher Self, while Padmapâni…[Read more]
14 – And say: —
If thy soul smiles while bathing in the Sunlight of thy Life; if thy soul sings within her chrysalis of flesh and matter; if thy soul weeps inside her castle of illusion; if thy soul struggles to break the silver thread that binds her to the MASTER (4); know, O Disciple, thy Soul is of the earth.
(4). The “great Master” is the t…[Read more]
June 13 , 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Instinct and Intuition
Just let things be in their own way
And there will be neither coming nor going.
One thing, all things;
Move among them and intermingle,
To live in this realization
Is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
— HSIN HSIN MING