Weekly Theme for Contemplation:  Transmutation of Desire

“Energy must be refined within the alembic of pure vision and constant aspiration if it is to be alchemized.”  — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

The Immortal Spectator

The Immortal Spectator

Every soul is immortal — for whatever is in perpetual motion is immortal…. All that is sould presides over all this without soul and patrols all heaven, now appearing in one form and now in another.  When it is perfect and fully feathered, it roams in the upper air and regulates the entire universe… Real […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

The Ensouled Violin

The Ensouled Violin

The Ensouled Violin (By Hillarion Smerdis, F.T.S.) 1 Theosophist, January, 1880 The almost supernatural or magic art of Nicolo Paganini—the greatest violin player that the world has ever produced—was often speculated upon, never understood. The sensation he produced upon his audience was marvellous, overpowering. The great Rossini wept like a sentimental German maiden, upon hearing […] 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 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book 1

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book 1

Book I 1. OM: Here follows Instruction in Union. Union, here as always in the Scriptures of India, means union of the individual soul with the Oversoul; of the personal consciousness with the Divine Consciousness, whereby the mortal becomes immortal, and enters the Eternal. Therefore, salvation is, first, freedom from sin and the sorrow which comes […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

The Zero Principle    Part 2

The Zero Principle Part 2

The Zero Principle Part 2        The close connection between the familiar notion of a neutral centre or neutral axis and the recondite conception of Nirvana has many ramifications. It contains the seed of an explanation of why the attainment of Nirvana is relative to a particular manvantara, a fact crucial to the distinction […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

The Allegory of the Cave Part 1

The Allegory of the Cave Part 1

The Allegory of the Cave  Part 1 Those having Lamps will pass them on to others. – PLATO     In The Secret Doctrine we are told that Plato was not merely the greatest philosopher of Greece but also an Adept who belonged psychically, mentally and spiritually to the higher planes of evolution, a ‘Fifth-rounder’ in the […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

Knowledge and Negligence Part 2

Knowledge and Negligence Part 2

Knowledge and Negligence Part 2 Through daily meditation one has a firm basis for self-study, for scrutinizing one’s sets of thoughts, behaviour patterns and modes of cognition in terms of discontinuity and continuity. If one is truly trying to maintain continuity, then one is most concerned to examine why one loses it. By persisting in […] Read more

Society of the Future

An Education of the Heart

An Education of the Heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today. The new reality is that everyone is interdependent with everyone else. The United States is a leading nation of the free world. […] 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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