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Echoes of the Orient Vol. I (Revised Edition)
The Writings of William Quan Judge
Judge, W.Q.
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Theosophical University Press
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A Tribute to William Q. Judge

No one ever tried less than he to gain from men that adherence which comes from impressive manner. I hardly thought what he was while he spoke; but on departing I found my heart, wiser than my brain, had given itself away to him, an inner exaltation lasting for months witnessed his power. It was in that memorable convention in London two years ago that I first glimpsed his real greatness. As he sat there quietly, one among many, not speaking a word, I was overcome by a sense of spiritual dilation, of unconquerable will about him, and that one figure with the grey head became all the room to me. Shall I not say the truth I think? Here was a hero out of the remote, antique, giant ages come among us, wearing but on the surface the vesture of our little day.

—AE (George W. Russell) Irish poet and essayist

Contents:
1. WRITINGS FROM THE PATH
Editorial. Aum! A Prophecy about Theosophy. Theosophical Symbolism. Another Theosophical Prophecy. Musings on the True Theosophist’s Path. Karma. Environment. A Year on the Path. Through the Gates of Gold. Considerations on Magic. The Second Year. Astral Intoxication. Mediumship. The Path of Action. Two Years on the Path. Give Us One Fact. Editorial. [Conversations on Occultism]. A Servant of the Masters. Culture of Concentration. The Three Planes of Human Life. Respecting Reincarnation. A Buddhist Doctrine. A German Mystic’s Teachings. Two Systems – of Lust and Sorrow. Is Heredity a Puzzle? The Dweller of the Threshold. Theosophic Diet. The Press and Occultism. Spiritual Gifts and their Attainment. Of Occult Powers and their Acquirement. Stray Memoranda. End of Our Third Year. Why the Theosophical Society Is Poor. Occultism for Barter. Universal Applications of Doctrine. Professor Max Müller on Buddhism. Cycles. Of Studying Thesophy. Our Sun and the True Sun. Is Karma Only Punishment? H.P. Blavatsky. The Allegorical Umbrella. The Path’s Fifth Year. The Headquarters at Adyar. The Sevenfold Division. Hypnotism – Mesmerism. Occultism: What Is It? One on the Signs of the Cycle. Much Reading, Little Thought. Remembering the Experiences of the Ego. True Progress. Practical Theosophy. Evolution. Two Lost Keys: Bhagavad-Gîtâ – Zodiac. Hit the Mark. Devachan. Prince Talleyrand – Cagliostro. Which is Vague, Theosophy or Science? Fifteen Years Ago. Shall We Teach Clairvoyance? Theosophy and the Theosophical Society. India a Storehouse for Us. Why Yoga Practice is Dangerous. How the Society is Run. Five Years Finished. H.P.B. – A Lion-Hearted Colleague Passes.The Theosophical Society. Is Poverty Bad Karma? About “Spirit” Materializations. Are We Deserted? Argument for Reincarnation. Methods of Theosophical Work. Why Races Die Out. The Synthesis of Occult Science. Hypocrisy or Ignorance. The Impudence of Modern Philosophers. Dogmatism in Theosophy. An Hour in the Sanctum. Of “Metaphysical Healing”. Ireland. Another View of Metaphysical Healing. Six Years Gone. Affirmations and Denials. The Future and the Theosophical Society. About Killing Animals. Seven Steps Forward. Theosophical Symbols. Mesmerism and the Higher Self. Habitations of H.P.B. Misunderstood Editorial. How She Must Laugh. Plain Theosophical Traces. Thoughts on Karma. What Our Society Needs Most. The Cure of Diseases. Spiritualism Old and New. The Signs of This Cycle. Replanting Diseases for Future Use. Seventeen Years Ago and Now. Cities Under Cities. Prophecies by H.P. Blavatsky. Reincarnation in the Bible. Imagination and Occult Phenomena. A Commentary on the Gãyatri. The Adepts. Friends or Enemies in the Future. What the Masters Have Said. A Reminiscence. Correspondence. The Earth Chain of Globes. Seven Years Gone. Aphorisms on Karma. Devachan. The Mahatmas as Ideals and Facts. Authorship of The Secret Doctrine. Spiritualism. Glamour. The Theosophical Society. Masters, Adepts, Teachers, and Disciples. Mars and Mercury. Cautions in Paragraphs. Regarding Islamism. The Adepts and Modern Science. How to Square the Teachings. Our Convictions. The Secret Doctrine and Physiology. Occult Arts. Two Spiritualistic Prophecies. Spiritualism: A “Spirit” Testifies. Disappearance of Ascetics at Will. Upanishads on Rebirth. Hypnotism. Reincarnation in Judaism and the Bible. Direful Prophecies. The Letter to the Brahmans. Reincarnation of Animals. The Red Rãjputs. Christian Fathers on Reincarnation. Moon’s Mystery and Fate. Points of Agreement in All Religions. Nigamãgama Dharma Sabhã. Universal Brotherhood and Admission of Members. An Ancient Telephone. Proofs of the Hidden Self. Vast Works of the Past. Communications from “Spirits”. Would Universal Language Aid Universal Brotherhood? The Kali-Yuga. Will Masters’ Help Be Withdrawn in 1898 until 1975? Wrong Popular Notions. Theosophical Dont’s. Bogus Mahatma Messages. A Mahatma’s Message to Some Brahmans. The Truth about East and West. Comets. Advantages and Disadvantages in Life. The Theosophical Movement. Theosophy and Capital Punishment. Each Member a Center. Mechanical Theosophy. Claiming to be Jesus. The Screen of Time. How Should We Treat Others? The Screen of Time. H.P.B. Was Not Deserted by the Masters. Cycle Impression and Return and our Evolution.

2. OCCULT TALES
A Weird Tale. Papyrus. A Curious Tale. The Serpent’s Blood. The Magic Screen of Time. The Wandering Eye. The Tell-Tale Picture Gallery. The Skin of the Earth. The Turn of the Wheel. Where the Rishis Were. The Persian Students’ Doctrine. The Coming of the Serpent.

Pagination Key to First Edition
Bibliography
Index
Echoes of the Orient Vol. II (Revised Edition)
The Writings of William Quan Judge
Judge, W.Q.
€35,00
Hardcover
English
600p
Theosophical University Press
978-1-55700-196-2
1.174 kg
Hardcover
The claim of William Q. Judge upon us is impersonal and universal. If there be little said about him as an occultist, it is because such men, in such relations, leave no vissible, material traces. Of them it may be said, in the language of paradox: They are known to be what they are because they are unknown; they have suffered that other men may rejoice; hatred is their portion because they have loved much; sorrow is their lot until that day when the whole world shall rejoice. Such men, in their unrecorded deeds, wear the likeness of the rootless Root, the unevolved Evolver, in the sense that, being themselves obscure, they are the source of greatness in others. Themselves silent, they are the cause of eloquence in others. Theirs are the thoughts which spur others to great deeds. Theirs is the quietness which overcomes everything, just as water, the softest thing, overcomes all hardness. They, and they alone, come into this world of ours with one idea, one ideal, which they carry out along a hundred lines with unwavering purpose, never pausing, never resting, never changing, knowing no alteration of mind, no lesser deity than the One Self, no other service than the service of that Self hidden in humanity.

—Julia Keightley

Contents:
1. FROM THE IRISH THEOSOPHIST
Introductory Note. Tributes to W.Q. Judge. Meditation, Concentration, Will. The Closing Cycle. Three Great Ideas

2. FROM LUCIFER
An Astrological Question. “Yours till Death and after, H.P.B.”. H.P.B. at Enghien. On the Future: A Few Reflections. Concerning Mr. Foulke’s Claims. Mesmerism. The Sheaths of the Soul. Convention of the European Section. An Interesting Letter. India, A Trumpet Call at a Crisis. The Prayag Letter. “Blavatskianism” In and Out of Season. Theosophical Correspondence Class

3. FROM THE THEOSOPHIST
The New York Theosophical Society. The Moral Law of Compensation. Astrology Verified. The Adepts in America in 1776. Theosophy and the Destiny of India (Bombay). The West and What India Can Give It (Poona). Mr. William Q. Judge at Hyderabad. Theosophy and the Destiny of India (Secunderabad). Is There a Soul in Man? Are the “Arabian Nights” All Fiction? Thought Transference or Mind Reading. Chirognomy and Palmistry. The Nãdigranthams. Theosophical Theories of the Microcosm. Jacob Boehme and The Secret Doctrine. India and Her Theosophists

4. WORLD’S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS
Compiler’s Notes and Introductory. The Theosophical Congress. Theosophy Genarally Stated. Theosophy in the Christian Bible. Universal Brotherhood a Fact in Nature. [Invocations]. The Organized Life of The Theosophical Society. [On Common Doctrines]. Cycles and Cyclic Law. The Theosophical Congress & The Parliament of Religions

5. SELECTIONS FROM THE PATH
Notice to Inquirers. Contemporary Literature and Theosophy. Editorial Note. “Peace with Honor” or “A Scientific Frontier”. To Theosophists Willing to Work. The New “Department of Branch Work”. Libel by Dr. Coues and the “New York Sun”. The Oriental Department. “The Brotherhood of the New Life”. The Light of Egypt. The Ashes of H.P.B. Impossibilities Demanded. Two Theosophical Events. Theosophical Correspondence Class. Of Funds and Property. The Theosophical Society. A Parent T.S. Diploma. H.S. Olcott versus H.P.B. The Work Since May

6. HIDDEN HINTS IN THE SECRET DOCTRINE
(From The Path, 1891-2)

7. QUESTIONS FROM THE VÂHAN
Questions and Answers (1891-92)

8. QUESTIONS FROM THE THEOSOPHICAL FORUM
Questions and Answers (1889-95)

9. QUESTIONS FROM THE PATH
Questions and Answers (1887-96). The Stream and Thought and Queries. Are There New Souls? Why Reincarnation? Transmigration of Souls. Evolution. Rings, Rounds, and Obscuration. [Questions and Answers continued]

10. ABRIDGEMENT OF DISCUSSIONS
Abridgement of Discussions

11. FACES OF FRIENDS
Jirah Dewey Buck. Edward Burroughs Rambo. Major General Abner Doubleday. Jerome A. Anderson. Allen Griffiths. T. Subba Row. Bertram Keightley. Dr. Archibald Keightley. G.N. Chakravarti. Countess Constance Wachtmeister. H. Dharmapala. George R.S. Mead. Claude Falls Wright. George Edward Wright. Jasper Niemand (Mrs. Archibald Keightley). Tukaram Tatya [Padval]. James Morgan Pryse. Isabel Cooper-Oakley. Emil August Neresheimer. Ernest Temple Hargrove. Rangampalli Jagannathiah and T.A. Swaminatha Aiyar

Pagination Key to 1st Edition
Bibliography
Index
Echoes of the Orient Vol. III (Revised Edition)
The Writings of William Quan Judge
Judge, W.Q.
€35,00
Hardcover
English
600p
Theosophical University Press
978-1-55700-197-9
0.97 kg
Hardcover
He told me he had read of my work among the poor and had gone down there to see it for himself. He had found it, so far, practical and valuable, he said; but also had divined my discontent with it and my hunger for something that would go much deeper, removing the causes of misery and not merely relieving the effect…. Fully and accurately to describe him would be beyond my power, he so stood out above the run of men in deep wisdom and lofty nobility of character. He had made theosophy the living power in his life, and none could be so bitter against him as to exhaust his tolerance or his compassion.
It was he who first gave me glimpses of the power of thought and made me realize what it will do to build or ruin the destiny of a human being. And in doing so, he showed me how to find in theosophy solution of all the problems that had vexed me: how it points the way to the right treatment of the downtrodden and outcast of humanity, and to the real remedies for poverty, vice, and crime. On all these subjects the first word of theosophy is this: he who would enter upon the path that leads to truth must put new interpretations on the failings and mistakes of his fellowmen. He must come to understand the law of eternal justice – karma, that “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” – and to know the necessity it implies for an unconquerable compassion.

- Katherine Tingley, My First Meeting with William Quan Judge

Contents:
SECTION I
Echoes from the Oriënt

SECTION II
TRACTS AND PAMPHLETS
[Practical Theosophy – Comp.] An Epitome of Theosophy. Theosophy as a Guide in Life. The Nessisity for Reincarnation. The Theosophical Society. “The Self is the Friend of Self and also Its Enemy”. Theosophical Study and Work. Talk on Karma. Chairman’s Closing Address. Things Common to Christianity and Theosophy

SECTION III
NEWSPAPER AND JOURNAL ARTICLES
[W.Q.J. and the Press – Comp.] The Theosophist in Ceylon. Fiery Skies and Ancient Philosophers. Psychometry. Koot Hoomi. The So-Called Exposé of Madame Blavatsky. The Application of Theosophical Theories. Matters Touching Theosophy. Theosophy as a Cult in India. Theosophical Studies. “The Hidden Way” and Theosophists. The Astral Light. Blavatsky Still Lives. The Astral Light. An Added Word. A Review of The Secret Doctrine. “Reply to the Attack on Madame Blavatsky”. “Madame Blavatsky’s Income”. No End and No Beginning. An American Experiment. Religion and Reform From a Theosophical Viewpoint. Tenets of Theosophy. What Theosophy Is. Karma and Ethics. India’s Wonder-Workers. Wisdom of the Gods. Reincarnation. The Inner Constitution of Man. Theosophy and Epidemics. Madame Blavatsky in India. Theosophic Duties. The Esoteric She. Hypnotism and Theosophy. The T.S. and Its Basis. Suicide is Not Death. By Astral Hand. The Dwellers on High Mountains

SECTION IV
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND EXTRACTS
Theosophy Defined. About The Secret Doctrine. [Book Introduction] On Argument. Karma and Reincarnation. Illusions of Time and Spaces. Esoteric Buddhism. Of Seeing and Not Seeing Spooks. Sayings of Jesus. [On Healing] What is Occultism? Occultism. Hindu Theosophy and Professor Buchanan. Papyrus–The Gem

SECTION V
EASTERN SCHOOL OF THEOSOPHY SUGGESTIONS AND AIDS
[Compiler’s Introduction] [On Probation and Pledge Fever] An Important Cycle–Study of the Instructions–the OM. Examination Paper I. Notice from H.P.B. Correspondence Group Questions & Answers. Remarks on Examination Paper I. Care of Instructions–Including Persons to Join the E.S. Methods of Group Study. As to Marriage. The Antahkarana. The Brain and its Ventricles. The Lower Self. The Pãrãmitas, Practicing Magic. The Mystery of the Moon. Hatha Yoga Practices. Table of Vibrations. The Use of the Word [OM] Conduct of Group Meetings. Law of Correspondences. Sundry Queries. [On Rule about Complaints] Astral Light Earth’s Linga-Sarira. Doctrine of Transmigration. The Two Virgins Dolma. Bases and Aspects–[Auric Envelope] As to Kãma-Rupa. Sundry Queries. Keeping the Rules. The Four Basic Principles & Three Aspects. Yoga Practices. Spiritually and Intellectually Evil. Some Answers about Kãma-Rupa. Group Study. The Seven Worlds. On “Vãch”. [E.S. After H.P.B.]–E.S.–Order. On the Organs. Replies on Kãma-Rupa. The Status of the E.S.T. Padmapãni. Correct Answers to Examination Paper No. 2. [E.S. Office Notices] Duties of Group Presidents & Secretaries. Meditation–The Antahkarana. The School & Correspondence Group. Answers to Correspondence. Group Visits. Answers to Correspondence. [Masters & the Eastern School of Theosophy].A Time for Meditation. Answers to Correspondence. Remarks on Examination Paper No. 3. We Have Not Been Deserted. Words from Masters. Have Patience with the Office. The Double-Page Diagram. [Meeting with a Mahatma]. Relation of E.S.T. to the T.S. Seeking Occult Teachings Elsewhere. Who and What are the Masters? Recall of the Instructions. Something to Study. The School Under Trial. The Greatest Occult Truths. [On E.S.T. Headship]. The “Spiritual Will”. Of Rosicrucian and Other Bodies. Astral Bodies. Nirmãnãkyas. The Best Teacher. Council for Easten Division. Meditation. Beware [of Psychic Practices]. East and West. A Few Words Personal. Intellectual Gymnastics – There is an Age Limit. Alone & Having Nothing – Astral Body & Spleen. Lunar Pitris. Ethics and Occultism

Pagination Key to the 1st Edition
Bibliography
Index
Echoes of the Orient Vol. IV - Index (Revised)
Cumulative Index
Judge, W.Q.
€12,00
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English
150p
Theosophical University Press
978-1-55700-194-8
0.28 kg
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Cumulative Index of Vol. I, Vol. II and Vol. III
Egg-diagram
 
Stg. I.S.I.S.
€0,25
 
English
1p
I.S.I.S. Foundation
 
0.009 kg
 
The seven-fold constitution of man
Einmal um die Sonne
 
Titchenell, E.-B.
€17,50
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Theosophical University Press, Pasadena, Kalifornien, U.S.A.
978-3-940866-71-4
0.277 kg
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MAL SIEHT MAN IHN, mal wieder nicht. Auf der Reise unserer Erde um die Sonne ist Onkel Pfefferkorn Peters ständiger Begleiter – auch wenn er nicht immer sichtbar ist – und immer bereitet. Peters mannigfaltige Fragen zu beantworten. Als Peter schließlich von Onkel Pfefferkorn das GROSSE JAHR bekommt, öffnen sich Peters Augen und Ohren für die Magie der Natur.
Plötzlich kann er mit den Tieren und Pflanzen, ja selbst mit den Steinen und dem Meer sprechen, mit den Bewohnern von Wald, Flur, Himmel, Wasser und Erde. So lernt Peter, wie sie alle die von der Wanderung der Erde um die Sonne verursachten Jahreszeiten durchleben.

ALS FANTASIEBUCH GESCHRIEBEN, SPRICHT diese Geschichte insbesondere die Vorstellungskraft junger Menschen an. Sie hebt unsere Verbundenheit mit einer lebendigen Natur hervor, zeigt unsere Verwurzelung in ihr und präsentiert die Idee eines wohl geordneten Universums – unseres Lebensraumes, in welchem alles Leben tief miteinander verwoben ist.
Esoteric Keys to the Christian Scriptures; The Universal Mystery-Language of Myth and Symbol
 
Edge, H.T.
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Point Loma Publications California
0-913004-08
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In demand by both scholar layman, these two monographs are written in the concise, lucid, and richly informative style for which Dr. Edge is noted. The first section, Esoteric Keys to the Christian Scriptures, covers topics such as the ‘Creation Story’, Atonement, Man’s Second Birth, the ‘Father’ and the ‘Son’, Satan, the Flood and the Second Coming of the Christ.
Mr. Edge, was a student of The Secret Doctrine, and naturally refers this work. In the second monograph, The Universal Mystery-Language of Myth and Symbol, symbolism of the circle, cross, serpent, sun and moon, triangle, ark, egg, lotus, and other ideas are esoterically explored.

Contents:
1. The Bible an Esoteric Book
2. ‘Creation’
3. Redemption, Salvation, Atonement
4. Man’s Second Birth
5. The ‘Father’ and the ‘Son’
6. Kingdom of Heaven
7. “The God Within”
8. Satan, the Adversary
9. The Flood Myth
10. The Golden Rule
11. The Lord’s Supper
12. The Spirit of God Dwelleth in You
13. “In Christ Shall All Be Made Alive”
14. The Second Coming of Christ
15. The Old Testament
16. The ‘Holy Ghost’
17. The Cross
18. Did Jesus Have an Esoteric School?
Esoteric She, The
Articles on H.P. Blavatsky’s life, work and teachings
Judge, W.Q.
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We read of Judge’s first contact with HPB, his personal experiences, with her as she wrote Isis Unveiled; of his knowledge of her occult phenomena in the early New York days; his sketch of her vibrant career under the title of “The Esoteric She,” published in the New York Sun after death; his clear analysis of the Hodgson Report; his stirring “Yours Till Death and After, HPB.”; and also included is his article “The Habitations of H.P.B.” (with pictures).
Esoteric Teachings Vol. 01 - The Esoteric Path: its Nature and its Tests
 
Purucker, G. de
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From the Introduction:

It is with great pleasure on the one hand, but with a deep sense of responsibility on the other, that we publish in a new edition this series of twelve Esoteric Instructions by Gottfried de Purucker ...

H. P. Blavatsky founded The Theosophical Society in 1875, with the inner mandate to ‘break the moulds of mind’ that had enveloped the world and especially the West at that time. The motto of the Theosophical Society ‘Satyan Nasti Paro Dharma’, ‘There is No Religion Higher than Truth’, became the keynote of the Theosophic impulse and opened the door to new ideas and sources of wisdom: higher consciousness, the ethics of karma, the nature of human consciousness, compassion in action, a living universe, cosmogenesis etc., and people received teachings that had not been communicated for millenia ...

G. de Purucker distinguishes himself by the clarity with which he explains theosophical teachings to his students and the accuracy with which he preserves their purity. These teachings were given at Point Loma, California in the early 1930’s to the esoteric group assembled there, in his capacity as Leader of The Theosophical Society and Outer Head of the Esoteric Section of The Theosophical Society, which positions he held from 1929 until his death in 1942. De Purucker unfolds and elaborates Blavatsky’s core presentation of Theosophy with a deep cohesiveness and the pervasive foundation: “…to teach men their essential Oneness with the Boundless All”

Contents:

Introduction
Pledge to Probationers
Foreword
1. The Path of Chelaship
2. The Pledge
3. Pledge-Fever and the Spiritual Will
4. Chelas and Lay Chelas
5. The Pãramitãs and the Exalted Eightfold Path
6. Esoteric Discipline — Forgiveness and Impersonal Love
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Index
Bibliography
Esoteric Teachings Vol. 02 - The Esoteric or Oriental School:Steps in the Initiatory Cycle
 
Purucker, G. de
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FROM THE INTRODUCTION:

It is with great pleasure on the one hand, but with a deep sense of responsibility on the other, that we publish in a new edition this series of twelve Esoteric Instructions by Gottfried de Purucker ...

H. P. Blavatsky founded The Theosophical Society in 1875, with the inner mandate to ‘break the moulds of mind’ that had enveloped the world and especially the West at that time. The motto of the Theosophical Society ‘Satyan Nasti Paro Dharma’, ‘There is No Religion Higher than Truth’, became the keynote of the Theosophic impulse and opened the door to new ideas and sources of wisdom: higher consciousness, the ethics of karma, the nature of human consciousness, compassion in action, a living universe, cosmogenesis etc., and people received teachings that had not been communicated for millenia ...

G. de Purucker distinguishes himself by the clarity with which he explains theosophical teachings to his students and the accuracy with which he preserves their purity. These teachings were given at Point Loma, California in the early 1930’s to the esoteric group assembled there, in his capacity as Leader of The Theosophical Society and Outer Head of the Esoteric Section of The Theosophical Society, which positions he held from 1929 until his death in 1942. De Purucker unfolds and elaborates Blavatsky’s core presentation of Theosophy with a deep cohesiveness and the pervasive foundation: “…to teach men their essential Oneness with the Boundless All”

Contents:

Introduction
Pledge
Foreword

The Esoteric or Oriental School
1. The Fountain-Source of Occultism
2. The Founding of our Esoteric School
3. Concerning the E.S. Teachings
4. Passing on the Light
5. Degrees in the Esoteric School

Teachers and Disciples
1. Communicating the Fire of the Spirit
2. The Life of an Esoteric Teacher
3. The Mistic Relation between Teacher and Disciple
4. Some Helpful Rules

Meditation

Spiritual and Phychic Powers
1. Spiritual Illumination versus Psychic Illusions
2. Phychic and Noetic Faculties
3. Soulless Beings and the Process of Ensouling

Seven Degrees of Initiation
1. The Seven and Forty-nine Steps in the Initiatory Cycle
2. The Major Initiations and the Four Sacred Seasons

The Theosophical Society: its Purpoise and Destiny
1. The Spiritual Movement of the Age
2. The Masters work through the T.S. 3. Each Member a Spiritual Responsible Unit

The Esoteric Succession of Teachers
1. Messengers from the Lodge of the Masters
2. The Insignia Majestatis

Our Moral Foundation

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Index
Bibliography
Esoteric Teachings Vol. 03 - Space and the Doctrine of Maya
 
Purucker, G. de
€15,00
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152p
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978-90-70163-69-3
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From the Introduction:

It is with great pleasure on the one hand, but with a deep sense of responsibility on the other, that we publish in a new edition this series of twelve Esoteric Instructions by Gottfried de Purucker ...

H. P. Blavatsky founded The Theosophical Society in 1875, with the inner mandate to ‘break the moulds of mind’ that had enveloped the world and especially the West at that time. The motto of the Theosophical Society ‘Satyan Nasti Paro Dharma’, ‘There is No Religion Higher than Truth’, became the keynote of the Theosophic impulse and opened the door to new ideas and sources of wisdom: higher consciousness, the ethics of karma, the nature of human consciousness, compassion in action, a living universe, cosmogenesis etc., and people received teachings that had not been communicated for millenia ...

G. de Purucker distinguishes himself by the clarity with which he explains theosophical teachings to his students and the accuracy with which he preserves their purity. These teachings were given at Point Loma, California in the early 1930’s to the esoteric group assembled there, in his capacity as Leader of The Theosophical Society and Outer Head of the Esoteric Section of The Theosophical Society, which positions he held from 1929 until his death in 1942. De Purucker unfolds and elaborates Blavatsky’s core presentation of Theosophy with a deep cohesiveness and the pervasive foundation: “…to teach men their essential Oneness with the Boundless All”

Contents:

Introduction Pledge to Probationers Foreword

Part 1 - Space
The Doctrine of the Void and the Fulness
Space and the Boundless in Ancient Cosmogonies
Spaces of space
Space and Modern Scientific Thought
Time and Duration

Part 2 - The doctrine of Mãyã
Parabrahman-Space — Reality; Phenomenal Universe — A Mãyã
Infinity and Absolutes; Parabrahman-Mûlaprakriti
Manvantara: A ‘Dream’, A Mãyã
Mãyã and the Philosophical Systems of India
Spiritual Reality and Mind-Born Illusion

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Index
Bibliography
Esoteric Tradition, The (2 Volumes)
 
Purucker, G. de
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Gottfried de Purucker comes from the same mystical background as Helena P. Blavatsky. He distinguises himself by the clarity with which he explains the theosophical ideas and the accuracy with which he preserves their purity. He was head of the Theosophical Society from 1929 until his passing in 1942

This work is one of his many books. It is in many respects an opening of new and inner doors to hitherto carefully guarded esoteric knowledge, and was considered by De Purucker as his most important contribution to Theosophical literature. It supplements with important detail and keen philosophical analysis the Theosophical teachings given by H.P. Blavatsky in her masterpiece The Secret Doctrine

What is this tradition, knowledge of which remains almost totally unknown? It is the esoteric tradition stretching back to the beginnings of time — that line of teaching and teachers, that golden thread of Truth, which has never been broken, which is the essence of the secret wisdom of Nature. It is that Wisdom preserved for mankind through the agency of the Mystery-Schools of the past, and again presented to the world through the medium of a reawakened Theosophical Movement. This is the wonderful theme of these volumes, illustrated by lucid description of the doctrines of the archaic Wisdom-philosophy

Photographic Reproduction of the 2nd edition, 1940
First edition of this photographic reproduction, 2015

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I

INTRODUCTION
Reality or Truth, and Relative Truth - Dogma defined - The nature of Seership - What is proof? - Is it infallible? - Faith, true and blind - The Esoteric Tradition - Religion, Philosophy, and Science as distinguished from religions, philosophies, and sciences - Theosophy the universal ‘touchstone’ - The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett and The Secret Doctrine

Chapter I
THEOSOPHY: THE MOTHER OF RELIGIONS, PHILOSOPHY, AND ESOTERIC SCIENCE
Intimations of existence of Wisdom-Religion universal - The Esoteric Philosophy re-stated by H.P. Blavatsky - Intuition as source of human understanding of Truth - What Theosophy is and what it is not - The Guardians of the Wisdom-Religion and the methods of its dissemination - Esotericism and exotericism—the Mystery-Schools, and the ‘Mysteries’ - Early Christian, Neo-Platonic, and Neo-Phytagorean teachers and their teachings - Anathematized teachings of Origen - The Qabbâlâh (‘the Tradition’), and Theosophy - The Esoteric Doctrine, it’s relation to human mentality and man’s conception of Truth - What we owe to ancient civilizations

Chapter II
ALLEGORY AND MYSTICAL SYMBOLISM
Why the Esoteric keys are safeguarded - Karman and Reimbodiment once held secret but now clearly expounded - The universal Mysteries the source of symbolic imagery - Intuition, its value in the study of symbolism - Theosophical Interpretation of: “It (the Kingdom of God) will come when two and two make one; when the outside is like the inside; and when there is neither male nor female” - The Story of the Vine and Grapes explained - The ‘Cry from the Cross,’ its correct translation and esoteric significance - A comprehensive survey of symbolism and mysticism as used by all great Teachers - The Symbol of the Serpent or Snake

Chapter III
THE SECRET DOCTRINE OF GAUTAMA THE BUDDHA — I
Evidence of existence of a system of esoteric teaching in Buddhism - The Buddha-Gautama - The Buddhist ‘Confession of Faith’: its esoteric meaning - Samskâras and Nirvâna explained - The Eye-Doctrine and the Heart-Doctrine - The injunction of the Lord Buddha to his disciples as found in the Mahâ-Parinibbâna-Sutta - Esoteric Buddhism and the existence of a succession of Teachers in the history of Buddhism - The Hînayâna and the Mahâyâna Schools defined and describe - Sâkyamuni and the non-existence of a static ‘soul’ in man - Occidental Orientalists have need of greater intuition and common sense in the study of Buddhism

Chapter IV
THE SECRET DOCTRINE OF GAUTAMA THE BUDDHA — II
The Doctrine of Becoming - The Pâli scriptures and the teaching of ‘survival’ - What is it that survives? Karman, Rebirth, and the Jâtaka-tales - Fundamental doctrines of Buddhism: The Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Verities - The Pâramitâs as given by H.P. Blavatsky in The Voice of the Silence and in Buddhist literature - Meanings of the terms Samskâras, Skandhas, Karman, and Evolution - Discussion concerning the x-quantity in man - Symbolism in the life-story of the Buddha - The Buddha’s teachings on union with the Divine

Chapter V
WORLDS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE — I
The Universe a septempartite or decempartite organism - Who and what are the Devas? - Knowing the Universe by becoming - Scientists dream dreams of truth and see visions of reality - ‘Dimensions,’ ‘singular points,’ ‘spheres,’ and ‘planes’ - Natural phenomena and the invisible causal realms - The ‘law of probability,’ ‘indeterminacy,’ chance’ - Early Christian, ‘pagan,’ and ancient, occult teachings about man and the Universe compared with those of modern science - Universal Consciousness-substance and the causal realms - God, or gods? - Radiation, light, consciousnesses- Where are the invisible worlds and what are their inhabitants?

Chapter VI
WORLDS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE — II
Universes, Hierarchies, and Logoi - Man and Universe six-sevenths or seven-tenths occult - The lokas and talas explained - Rûpa-lokas and Earth’s sevenfold Planetary Chain compared - The Seven Sacred Planets - Globe-bodies and planes - ‘Conservation of energy’ - Who are the Kosmo-kratores? - The Moon and moons - Reimbodiment of globe-chain - Entire Solar System interblended and interactive - Modern astrology and the ancient Wisdom-Astrology - Captures, galactic and electronic - Classes of Monadic Life-Waves - Kosmic Space, Hierarchs, and Wondrous Beings - Archaic Pantheism - Christian God and the Unknowable Principle - Space a container of Divine Atoms

Chapter VII
EVOLVING SOULS — I
Evolution and Revolution - No absolute endings in evolution - ‘Soul’ and souls explained - Evolution and emanation: an analysis - Infinite hosts of souls: numerous illustrations - What are ‘group-souls’ and what constitutes ‘grouping’? - Enduring Consciousness and fugitive ‘events’ - The eternal and the evanescent in all beings - What is immortality? - The ‘losing’ of the self in the Self - ‘As a man thinks, so is he’ - The difference between man and beast - Solomon and Ecclesiastes - Man, a microcosm in the Macrocosm is yet One with the All

Chapter VIII
EVOLVING SOULS — II
The four planes of Universal Being - Nature and evolution of elementals defined - Man his own architect - Our source and the origin of our life-atoms - Dual aspect of life-atoms - One Law but countless ramifications of detail and repetition - The heresy of Separateness - The rûpa-planes and the Sephîrôth of the Qabbâlâh - Every being a well-spring of ‘creative’ activity - What part of an ever changing entity endures? - Monadic generation of elementals continuous - Climbing the Ladder of Life

Chapter IX
THE EVOLUTIONARY PATHWAY TO THE GODS
Monadism and Atomism: the essential carpentry of the manifested Universe - Druidic and other ancient teachings - Self-expression eternal and universal - Evolution and Involution - Possibility of understanding states of consciousness during pralaya of a planetary chain or solar system - The Garden of Eden, and Man a ‘fallen angel,’ theosophically explained - The War in Heaven - Teleologic element in evolution and the evils of Darwinism - The great evolutionary Drama of Life - The Rivers of Lives and geologic Ages in the light of Theosophy - Evolution entirely a spiritual process

Chapter X
ESOTERIC TEACHINGS ON THE EVOLUTION OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL BEINGS
H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, and Esoteric Evolution - Teachings of modern science, and the difficulties of expounding the Wisdom-teachings - Human development during past ages - Whence came the beasts and reptiles? - Man, his physical structure during the First and Second Races, and physical modes of propagation - The human embryo and its prenatal development in relation to physical structure of early Man - Androgyne and uni-sexual development - Evolution and involution and the ‘closing of the door’ into the Human Kingdom - What are the anthropoid apes? - Destiny of the beasts - Emanation of Mammalia from the human stock - What is a ‘type’? - Time periods, geologic ages, and radio-activity - Specialization - Spiritual, intellectual, and psycho-mental evolution - Consolidation and size of early root-race types - Man, a vast treasury - Embryology, the touchstone - Geological remains

Chapter XI
THE TURNING OF THE WHEEL — THE PAST
Civilization and civilizations - Periods of transition illustrated by time of downfall of the Roman Empire - Divination, soothsayers, etc., then and now - Oracles and the Wisdom of the Ages -The closing of the Mystery-Schools and the age of spiritual barrenness in the Occident - Astronomical teachings of early Mesopotamia - Claudius Ptolemy and his legacy to the Dark Ages - Graeco-Roman world the alembic of religions and philosophies two thousand years ago - Pioneers of the Renaissance: their interpretations of Truth and the reception they received -The significance of the founding of the Theosophical Society - Mutability of Science and permanence of the Ancient Wisdom -The scientific attitude fifty years ago and now

Chapter XII
THE TURNING OF THE WHEEL — THE PRESENT
Intellectual conditions of 1875 - H.P. Blavatsky, her life-work, the Message she brought, and her Teachers – Responsibility of the Sages and Seers, and the ‘law’ of Karman - The quickening of Science, Philosophy, and Religion - The Atomistic School of the Greeks and its influence on Newton and Huxley - ‘Modes of Motion,’ ‘absolute time,’ and ‘absolute space.’ - Einstein’s ‘space-time continuum.’ - Relativity and Mâyâ - Seven points wherein the modern relativity-theory approaches the Esoteric Tradition - Vision versus dogmatism in Science: some examples - Modern Science becoming metaphysical and mystical - The promise of the future

Chapter XIII
BEHIND THE VEILS WITH SCIENCE — I
Modern Science elucidating some of the teachings of the great Sages - The true status of ancient civilizations - Are the present ‘primitive’ people representatives of degenerate or of embryo-races? - The Negro Race - What is science? - Modern scientific conceptions of consciousness - Some conceptions of the atom and atomic space and time - What animates an atom? - Illusions of ‘matter’: the ether, and the Void - ‘Density’ of the ether, and Mâyâ - Ãkâsa, spirit-substance-force, or Life - The Galaxy, its form, size, and some of its suns - Fallacy of the theory of the ‘expanding universe’

Chapter XIV
BEHIND THE VEILS WITH SCIENCE — II
A Universe of Consciousness: a most important postulate - Consciousness the root of force or energy - Explanation of Gravitation and the Forces of Nature - Newton’s conception of same - Empedocles on Cosmic ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’ - ‘Space-curvature’ and the ‘Cosmic Rays’ - Pralayas and Manvantaras - Spencer and a ‘running down’ Universe - Outworn terminology hampers scientific expression - ‘Creation’ - Hydrogen and helium and the processes of integration and disintegration - Laya-centers, ‘singular points,’ and ‘dimensions’ - All matter concreted light - The ‘Quantum Theory’ - Prout’s Hypothesis and ‘isotopes’ - No limits to the divisibility of matter - The inner god in man and the forces of the invisible realms of Nature - Our five sences and the Root-Races

Chapter XV
WEBS OF DESTINY — I
The Cosmic Web, a Universe of Law infilled by willing agents - Fatalism, Karman, and Free Will - “Unmerited suffering’ and Karman - What is Karman? - The web, the causal forces, and man himself - Laws and lawgivers - The conflict of wills in evolving entities - Good and Evil, ‘spiritual wickedness,’ and the ‘forces of evil’ - Past and present ideas of divinity, and certain Articles of Faith - Webs in the weaving, and the human and cosmic weavers - Schools of Fatalism - ‘Determinacy’ and ‘indeterminacy’ - What originates causes? - Man the Actor - Unfolding will as the impulse to evolutionary ascent - Explanation of the phrase ‘above Karman’

Chapter XVI
WEBS OF DESTINY — II
Essential unity and identity of all Beings, and the Great Heresy - Individual and universal contributors to the Manvantaric Web of Cosmos - Psychological influence of Mâyâ - Karman and the Mahâmâyâ - “As we sow, so shall ye also reap” - Destiny and the Greek teachings - Ethical responsibility and Karman - ‘Sins’ of commission and ‘sins’ of omission - Karman and ‘unmerited suffering’ - Classes of Karman - The Reincarnating Ego and the choice before Rebirth - The Insane and Karman - Great world-catastrophes - The immanent Christ and the intricacies of individual Karman - The Buddhist teaching of Karman

Chapter XVII
HEAVENS AND HELLS — I
Pure and perverted teachings of the post-mortem states - Similarities and variances in the conceptions of ‘heaven’ and ‘hell,’ and the orthodox ideas - Superstition - Mansions of experience in the Universe - “In my Father’s house are many mansions” - Lokas and talas - Attractions and repulsions of peregrinating beings - Nirvâna, Devachan, Avîchi, Nirvâna-Avîchi and Kâma-loka - Our Earth a Myalba - Post-mortem destiny of the human soul - Pantheism and evolution - Emanational evolution as distinct from Darwinism - What is retribution? - Heavens and hells both manifold and temporary - Earth but one of many Cosmic Inns of Life

Chapter XVIII
HEAVENS AND HELLS — II
‘Heavens’ and ‘hells’ in myth and legend and ancient literature - The ‘path to the gods’ and the ‘paths to the fathers’ - Evolution in process throughout the composite of the Universe - ‘Death,’ the human soul, and the Reincarnating Ego - What happens to the evil man after death? - Relative and intermediate states of bliss and misery - The Tattwas defined and described - Nirvâna, identity or nonentity - Plotinus ‘On the Problem of the Soul’ - The Inner God and the personality - The Nirvânî, Devachanî and the state of Avîchi - The ‘lost soul’ and the future of its Monad - Man carves his own destiny - The grand vision of endless growth

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II

Chapter XIX
REIMBODIMENT AS TAUGHT THROUGH THE AGES — I
Pre-existence, Reimbodiment, Rebirth, Palingenesis, Transmigration, Metempsychosis, Reincarnation, and Metensomatosis, defined and described - The relation of the Reimbodying Ego to the above - ‘Coming anew into life,’ a universal teaching - Skeptics powerless to disprove Rebirth - The Egyptians, metempsychosal reincarnation, and Herodotus - Why did the Egyptians mummify their dead? - The origin of the Egyptians - The Encyclopaedia Brittannica and Metempsychosis: a correction - Josephus, the Pharisees, and Reincarnation - The Universal System and Philo Judaeus

Chapter XX
REIMBODIMENT AS TAUGHT THROUGH THE AGES — II
Disappearance of the doctrine of Reimbodiment in the sixth century - Scattered groups who retained it: Albigenses, Cathari, Bogomils - Doctrine taught among earliest Christians as illustrated by citations from Origen, Jerome and Clement - Hints as to the doctrine of Reimbodiment found in the Bible - Later believers in some form of metempsychosal reimbodiment: Giordano Bruno, van Helmont, Swedenburg, Goethe, Lessing, Herder - Illustrations of modern conception and misconceptions of the doctrine - The doctrine of Reimbodiment as given in the Orphic teachings

Chapter XXI
HOW MAN IS BORN AND REBORN — I
The causes of rebirth - Love, a great re-uniting power from life to life - The impersonal Eros of the Cosmos - The greater reunion at the end of the Manvantara - The power of thought in building our future destiny on Earth - Reincarnation explains that becomes of unexhausted energies generated in earth-life - What is heredity? - Sex not a radical thing - Explanation of the ego’s entrance into male or female body - The Theosophical conception of marriage - Hate as well as love, a great magnetic power - ‘Not remembering past lives’ no argument against Reincarnation

Chapter XXII
HOW MAN IS BORN AND REBORN — II
How character is builded - Sorrow and suffering, proofs of Nature’s compassionate heart - What it is that reincarnates - Law concerning length of devachanic period - Why we need a devachanic rest - Renunciation of the devachanic rest and shortening of that period possible - The devachanic type of character here on Earth - Unusual cases considered: death of small children; premature death in adult life: by disease, by violence; suicides, congenital idiots - Reincarnation of animals - Man becomes whatever he longs for - Reimbodiment, the doctrine of another chance

Chapter XXIII
‘LIFE,’ IN FACT AND IN THEORY — I
Nineteenth century materialism: an era of contradictions - The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett gives insight into the nature of that era - Twentieth century has seen a change in outlook - Western theological and scientific meaning of ‘life’ - ‘Life’ and ‘death’ are two processes - The doctrine of Swabhâva - Explanation of the term ‘Monadic Ray’ - The ‘new man’ the karman of the old man’ - ‘Life’ and ‘death’ inextricable interwoven

Chapter XXIV
‘LIFE’, IN FACT AND IN THEORY — II
Life not an ‘entity’ separate from matter - Theories of the Mechanists and Vitalists - Animism - No gulf between matter and spirit - Table of radiations of various frequencies illustrating gradual mergence of ethereal substance into material substance - What is Life per se? - Beginnings and endings are dreams of illusion - Nature in continual birth - Death merely a sloughing off of vehicles - What death will be for us in the future - Death and sleep are one - The source of our essential life is the Divine Monad

Chapter XXV
THE ASTRAL LIGHT AND THE LIFE-ATOMS —I
Immobility impossible in the Universe - Dissolution inevitable to all compounded beings - No permanent individuals to be found in bodies - The astral worlds - The nature of the physical body - Explanation of radio-activity in the mineral world - The constitution of Globe D, our Earth - Peregrinations of the life-atoms in a human physical body during earth-life - Analogy of this process with the after-death peregrinations of the life-atoms - Death and other subjects as taught in the Mystery-Schools - The Seven Principles of Man as taught by the Romans and by the Greeks - The relation of the Seven Principles of Man to the Cosmic Principles - Greek and Roman teachings regarding the Underworld

Chapter XXVI
THE ASTRAL LIGHT AND THE LIFE-ATOMS — II
Cause of death from the vehicular standpoint - Peregrination of the physical life-atoms after death - Life-atoms on every plane of man’s being - Journeys of the astral life-atoms after death - Difference between the Linga-sarîra and the Kâma-rûpa - Fate of the Kâma-rûpa of man after death - Our responsibility in connexion with the life-atoms of our various bodies - Description of the picking up of bodies on return of Ego into earth-life - Explanation of the Christian dogma of the ‘resurrection of the body’ - Every vehicle a ‘mode’ of consciousness - Circulations of the life-atoms in the Cosmos

Chapter XXVII
DEATH — AND AFTER: A STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS — I
The consciousness-side of the after-death states - A discussion of the subject of consciousness - The ‘I am’ consciousness and the ‘I am I’ consciousness - The Sûtrâtman or Thread-Self - Plato’s teaching of Anamnesis - The unfolding of consciousness in earth-life - The cause of physical death from the standpoint of consciousness - The ‘dreams’ of the Devachan - The panoramic view of the past life at the moment of death - Description of the destiny of the intermediate nature after death - Description of the Kâma-loka - The opportunities which old age brings

Chapter XXVIII
DEATH — AND AFTER: A STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS — II
The Radiance of the Reincarnating Ego: what it is and its destiny after the death of the body - The identity of sleep and death - The nature of dreams -Study of consciousness - The seven states of human consciousness: four main divisions defined - Advice to those who watch at a deathbed

Chapter XXIX
THE CIRCULATIONS OF THE COSMOS
The ancient science of Astrology: what its teachings comprised - The status of modern Astrology - The mystic numbers 4, 3, 2 - Esoteric hints in lines from Vergil’s Georgics - Ranges of consciousness of the various monads in man - The eternal peregrinations of the Monad - The Seven Sacred Planets in relation to the peregrinations of the Monad - The vital currents in the cosmic organism - Facts about the Mithraic teachings - Explanations of the two kinds of Outer Rounds - Trishnâ or ‘thirst’ for earth-life -Deductions to be drawn from the Theosophical teachings about death and the after-death states

Chapter XXX
BIRTH AND BEFORE BIRTH
The garments or veils evolved by the Monad - The relation of a human parent to the genealogical stream which follows him - Relation between the peregrinations of the Monad and the stay of the Reincarnating Ego in the Devachan - More detailed description of the return of the Reincarnating Ego into earth-life - The inter-atomic and intra-atomic ethers - The sacred mystery of birth - What is protoplasm? - The constitution of the germ-cell - The aura: a psycho-magnetic-electric atmosphere - Kinetic and dormant life-atoms - More about the mysteries of birth

Chapter XXXI
GREAT SAGES AND THEIR PLACE IN THE COSMIC HIERARCHY
Who and what the great Sages are - Guides and protectors of the human race - Explanation of various names given to them - Legends concerning them - Their natural ‘powers’ - The true nature of ‘miracles’ - The rationale of human perfectibility - The graduated scale of beings from elementals to gods - The fundamental unity of all classes of beings - The doctrine of the Silent Watcher, the spiritual Hierarch of our Globe

Chapter XXXII
PNEUMATOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY: MYSTERIES OF MAN’S INNER NATURE — I
The Christian doctrine of spirit, soul, and body - Esoteric teaching of man as sevenfold (or tenfold) being - The sevenfold division of the Universe - Man builded of elements draw from the cosmic reservoir - Man as a host of monads - Man as a threefold entity - The nature of true psychology and pneumatology - The ‘I am’ and the ‘I am I’ in man - The normal and abnormal interactive functioning of ‘spirit,’ ‘soul,’ and body’ - Cases of supernormal activity of the Upper Duad - The great Teachers as willing human instruments of a spiritual Essence

Chapter XXXIII
PNEUMATOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY: MYSTERIES OF MAN’S INNER NATURE — II
Human beings divisible into three general classes - The status of the intermediate or psychological part of the constitution in these three classes - The ‘Voice of Conscience’ - Intuition, Inspiration, and Genius, explained - Avatâras and the mystery of their existence - Connexion between Jesus, Sankarâchârya, and the Buddha - Minor Avatâras - The Messenger an Avatâra of a kind: H.P. Blavatsky an instance - The destiny of the ‘I am I’ consciousness - The emanational unfolding of man’s sevenfold being follows universal plan - How union with the divinity within may be begun and continued to a glorious consummation

Chapter XXXIV
GREAT SEERS VERSUS VISIONARIES
What constitutes a Seer? - The status of the visionary or semi-mystic - The source of his ‘visions’ - The Astral Light: its characteristics, its illusions, its dangers - Denizens of the astral world - The spiritual Seer and the Ãkâsa - Why visionaries often mislead - Where the Masters of Wisdom live and why there - How one may distinguish between the Seer and the visionary - Two main tests of the true Teacher: universality of teaching, and inner virtue - Some visionaries of superior type - Why the Seer is a spiritual Teacher - The purpose of training and initiation - Minor initiations - Explanations of ‘angels’ and other ‘visitants’ from higher realms - Two authentic sources of knowledge available to the spiritual Teacher

Chapter XXXV
THE ESOTERIC SCHOOLS
The age of the Mystery-Schools - The nature of the Atlantean Race - The Mystery-Schools as the seats of learning in ancient times - The degeneration of the Mystery-Schools - Initiated Roman Emperors - Training in chelaship - Prophetic writings depicting the approach of spiritual darkness: Second Epistle of Peter, Vishnu-Purâna, Hermetic writings - Cyclic appearances of Teachers or their Messengers - How the Teachers of mankind work - The present existence of the Mystery-Schools - The Occult Succession or Hermetic Chain of Teachers - The stuff of which disciples are made

Chapter XXXVI
POSTSCRIPT: SOME MISUNDERSTOOD TEACHINGS OF THE MYSTERIES
Mystery-Schools the foci of spiritual light - Intimate connexion between the cosmic cycles and man’s life on Earth - The story of Jesus a mystery-tale - Interpretation of the story of Jesus’ entering Jerusalem on an ass and the foal of an ass - Meaning of the Epiphany - When did Jesus really live? - The aureole, nimbus, aura, etc. - Christianity a syncretistic system - Early identity of Jesus with the ‘Sol Invictus’ - Ancient customs and beliefs in regard to the Winter-Solstice festival - Interpretation of the dogma of the Virgin Birth - Significance of the legend of the Three Magi
Evolution; Who and What is Man?
 
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This clear, logical, and dispassionate exposition the viewpoint of both science and theology and shows how Theosophical teaching, which deals with the and harmonizes facts, holds the missing key to an understanding of the problem of evolution.
Chapters explore the antiquity of Man, heredity and evolution, the astral plane, atavism, involution and evolution.

Contents:
1. The Modern Scientific Doctrine of Evolution
2. The Astral Plane
3. The Evolution of Man
The Meaning of the World ‘Man’. Self-conscious Mind. Limited View of Science. Man the Most Primitive Stock. Man Descends from–Man. Man and the Apes. Spiritual Urge in Evolution. Evolutionary Waves
4. The Antiquity of Man
5. Heredity and Evolution
6. Is Man the Summit of Evolution?
7. Atavism
8. Involution and Evolution
9. Conclusion
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