Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Training the Mind

“To think and live universally — the height of true individuation — necessitates a purificatory discipline.”  — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Dynamic Interaction

Dynamic Interaction

An organism is a continuous dynamism, a pattern of activity, basically electrochemical, but capable also of large, concerted forms of action with further priniciples of of organization.  Its round of functions is continuous, and every constituent action in it, every chemical transformation osmotic exchange, contraction of muscle, discharge from glands, etc., is more or less […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Cross and Fire

Cross and Fire

Cross and Fire Theosophist, November, 1879 Perhaps the most widespread and universal among the symbols in the old astronomical systems, which have passed down the stream of time to our century, and have left traces everywhere in the Christian religion as elsewhere,—are the Cross and the Fire—the latter, the emblem of the Sun. The ancient […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Studies in the Upanishads

Studies in the Upanishads

Studies in the Upanishads The Path, May & July, 1886; March, 1891 Many American theosophists are asking, “What are the Upanishads?” They are a portion of the ancient Aryan literature which this journal has set itself to help lay before theosophists of America, to the end that whatever in them is good and true may […] 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

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac The division of the Zodiac into different signs dates from immemorial antiquity. It has acquired a world-wide celebrity and is to be found in the astrological systems of several nations. The invention of the Zodiac and its signs has been assigned to different nations by different antiquarians. It is […] 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

Ragnarök, the Apocalypse of Norse Mythology

Ragnarök, the Apocalypse of Norse Mythology

The Following beautiful account of the story of Ragnarök is from Asgard and the Gods, by Wilhelm Wägner. This book is quoted several times in H. P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, see, for instance, Volume II, p. 100 (where the following story is partially commented upon): Ragnarök The glory of the sun was darkened, wicked Idises were seen flying […] Read more

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