In the Temple

Esoteric Teachings on the Four Sacred Seasons


In the Wisdom Traditions, the solstices and equinoxes, the four seasonal points, are sacred times that link us to the Universal Life. All cultures in ancient times venerated these seasonal transformations. Drawing from Egyptian, Buddhist, Taoist and Druid teachings, Gottfried de Purucker gives commentary on the inner meaning elaborating the esoteric depth of these sacred teachings

De Purucker distinguishes himself by the clarity with which he explains these 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

“Born of the moon, children of the sun, offsprings of the stars, and inheritors of the cosmic spaces … we and the Boundless are in essence not twain but one”

“The cycle of the years among the ancient peoples was always considered to be a symbol of the life of man or, indeed, of the life of the Universe. Birth, at the Winter Solstice; Adolescence, at the Spring Equinox; Adulthood, full blown strength and power, at the Summer Solstice; and then at the Autumnal Equinox, the time of the Great Passing. This cycle of the years symbolizes the training in the spiritual life“


Historical Foreword
1. The Winter Solstice Symposium
Teachings of the Winter Solstice
The Mystic Birth
2. The Spring Equinox Symposium
Druid Mysteries; Youthful Initiation; and Trials,
Conquest, Avatãras
Teachings of the Spring Equinox
The Great Temptation
3. The Summer Solstice Symposium
The Hierarchy of Compassion; The Light and Dark Side
of Nature; Pratyeka Buddhas and Buddhas of Compassion;
Lao- Tse and Taoism

Teachings of the Summer Solstice
The Great Renunciation
4. The Autumnal Equinox Symposium
The Ancient Land of Egypt; The Truths of Death;
Death Which is a Rebirth on a Higher Sphere; The Most Sublime of Initiations Held at the Autumnal Equinox
Teachings of the Autumnal Equinox

The Great Passing

Additional information

Weight 230 g
Dimensions 240 × 160 × 10 mm

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