Theme for Contemplation: Soul Education

“All true soul education is an unfoldment through worship and affection, and it is
open to every human being to make all life a celebration of learning.” — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Divine Reason

Divine Reason

Hermes brings our intellectual endowments to light, fills everything with divine reason, moves our souls towards Nous, awakens as it were from our heavy slumber, through our searching turns us back upon ourselves, through our birthpangs perfects us, and through the discovery of pure Nous leads us to the blessed life. — Proclus Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

[Nature-Worship & Elementals]

[Nature-Worship & Elementals]

[Nature-Worship & Elementals] Theosophist, January, 1880 Article selection from “Nature Worship”, by H.H.D. | Note by H.P.B. What the philosophic poet [Wordsworth] beautifully observes [See The Excursion, 1814] by way of a description and explanation of Nature Worship among the Greeks, may equally be said of our Indian Aryans and other nations. In the early […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

The Adepts in America in 1776

The Adepts in America in 1776

The Adepts in America in 1776 By an Ex-Asiatic Theosophist, October, 1883 The following suggestions and statements are made entirely upon the personal responsibility of the writer, and without the knowledge or consent—as far as he knows—of the adepts who are in general terms therein referred to. The reflecting mind is filled with astonishment upon […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Contemplation

Contemplation

Contemplation Theosophist, February, 1884 A general misunderstanding of this term seems to prevail. The popular idea appears to be to confine oneself for half an hour—or at the utmost two hours—in a private room, and passively gaze at one’s nose, a spot on the wall, or, perhaps, a crystal. This is supposed to be the […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

Personal and Impersonal God

Personal and Impersonal God

Personal and Impersonal God At the outset I shall request my readers (such of them at least as are not acquainted with the Cosmological theories of the Idealistic thinkers of Europe) to examine John Stuart Mill’s Cosmological speculations as contained in his examination of Sir William Hamilton’s philosophy, before attempting to understand the Adwaita doctrine; […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

Growth Through Self-Effort

Growth Through Self-Effort

Studies in the Secret Doctrine: Growth Through Self-Effort Life is substantial as Spirit or as Matter, as the noumenal principle or as the phenomenal personality, as monads or as atoms. In pralayic non-manifestation or in manvantaric manifestation that LIFE is the “One homogeneous divine SUBSTANCE PRINCIPLE,…” (S.D. I, 273.) IT is Be-ness. Involution of Spirit […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

Emerson's Over-Soul: A Theosophical Perspective

Emerson’s Over-Soul: A Theosophical Perspective

  Emerson on the Over-Soul The great spiritual literature of mankind is written with a certain poetic beauty.  If you think of the Bhagavad-Gita, the Dhammapada, The Tao Te Ching or the Voice of the Silence you cannot help but feel a musical quality about the writing. If you were to read Plato in the […] Read more

Society of the Future

 

Stories

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

                    One day when Confucius went to see Lao Tzu, it was eveident that Lao Tzu had been washing his hair, which was spread out to dry.  Lao Tzu himself sat so utterly motionless that one could not believe a human being was there at all.  […] Read more

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