Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Rainbow

“The rainbow lifts the hearts of men and women
and leads their souls homewards.”  — Aquarian Almanac

Weekly Almanac: Quotes of the Day

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Jewels in the Lotus

The Sacred Dance

The Sacred Dance

His form is everywhere: all pervading in His Shiva-Shakti: Chidambaram is everywhere, everywhere His dance: As Shiva is all and omnipresent, Everywhere is Shiva’s gracious dance made manifest. His fivefold dances are temporal and timeless. His fivefold dances are His Five Activities. By His grace He performs the five acts, This is the sacred dance […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

The Theory of Cycles

The Theory of Cycles

The Theory of Cycles Theosophist, July, 1880 It is now some time since this theory, which was first propounded in the oldest religion of the world, Vedaism, then taught by various Greek philosophers, and afterwards defended by the Theosophists of the Middle Ages, but which came to be flatly denied by the wise men of […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Much Reading, Little Thought

Much Reading, Little Thought

Much Reading, Little Thought The Path, June, 1890 The wise man sagely said that of making books there is no end. If true in his day, it is the same now. Among members of the Theosophical Society the defects are widespread, of reading too many of the ever coming books and too little thought upon […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

The Storehouse of Thought

The Storehouse of Thought

The Storehouse of Thought From a Talk by Robert Crosbie Theosophy, February, 1920 When we consider the idea of thought we must remember that there cannot be thought without a thinker. There are no thoughts that arise of themselves; they are all produced by intelligent beings, no matter what kind of thoughts they are. We […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

The Zero Principle    Part 1

The Zero Principle Part 1

THE ZERO PRINCIPLE Laya is what Science may call the Zero-point or line, the realm of absolute negativeness, or the one real absolute Force, the NOUMENON of the Seventh State of that which we ignorantly call and recognize as ‘Force’; or again the Noumenon of Undifferentiated Cosmic Substance which is itself an unreachable and unknowable […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

On

On “The Good” and “The One” of Plato

On “The Good” and “The One” of Plato by Thomas Taylor, from an extensive note in his translation of The Republic The good, which is here celebrated by Socrates as that which reigns in the intelligible place, is neither the same with that which subsists in our nature, (for we rank in an order far below intelligibles) nor with that […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

Knowledge and Negligence Part 1

Knowledge and Negligence Part 1

Fix thy Soul’s gate upon the Star whose ray thou art, the flaming Star that shines within the lightless depths of ever-being, the boundless fields of the Unknown. The Voice of the Silence Every human being is endowed with a mind which is a focussing mirror for concentrated thought and cognition. Every being in the […] Read more

Society of the Future

The Culture-Language of the Future

The Culture-Language of the Future

The Culture-Language of the Future The Theosophist, December, 1897 Re-Printed from the Madras Mail. It has often seemed to me that even the best Sanskrit scholars in Europe and America alike have no very clear insight into the purpose and tendency of their work; and I know more than one, among those who hold high […] Read more

 

Stories

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

One day, the queen and her friends were walking in the palace gardens. It was a hot summer day, so they decided to get some respite from the heat by swimming in the royal pool. Before going in the pool, the queen took off her pearl necklace and gave it to her maidservant for safekeeping. […] Read more

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