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Before American Spiritualism

Before American Spiritualism The Path, October, 1893 So many persons have come to suppose that Spiritualism took its rise through the rappings at Rochester under the mediumship of the Fox sisters, it may be profitable to reprint a few descriptions of spiritualistic séances which had place a hundred years ago in France, Germany, and other European countries. At that time there were very many inquiring minds ...

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A Word On Pronouns

A Word On Pronouns The Path, October, 1887 (The following is from one Frances Ellen Burr. The “Note” following it is from the pen of Mr. Judge.—ED.) It is claimed that civilization cannot alter the nature of the savage. If there be any withdrawal of the restraining influences of civilization, his tendency is inevitably "back to the blanket," and to snake-worship, or whatever form of worship his ancestors ma ...

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A Circulating Library

A Circulating Library The Path, June, 1889 A theosophical circulating Library has been established at the General Secretary's office in New York, Room 47, 21 Park Row. Donations of money and books have been made by members of the Aryan T.S. sufficient to start it, and it is expected that students throughout the country will be benefited by its use. The rules read as follows: This Library is at the Headquart ...

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A Chat with Correspondents

A Chat with Correspondents The Path, September, 1889 One illustration of the expansion of Theosophical interest through this country is found in the growth of business during the last two years in the joint office of the PATH, and the General Secretary of the American Section. In the PATH department, this appears in the new subscriptions from various quarters; in the remittances for books and documents kept ...

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“Reward for Unmerited Sufferings?”

“Reward for Unmerited Sufferings?” KARMA AS JUDGE, GUIDE AND REWARDER The Path, March, 1891 In the Key to Theosophy, on page 161, the author uses a phrase which has been objected to on the ground that a strict construction of it overthrows the whole doctrine of Karma. The words referred to and the contiguous sentences are: Our philosophy teaches that Karmic punishment reaches the Ego only in its next incarn ...

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“Men Karmic Agents”

"Men Karmic Agents" The Path, March, 1892 The above is the title of an essay in the T.P.S. series 1 by Alexander Fullerton, in which he treats the question solely in regard to whether we should take punitive or reformatory measures with those of our fellow-beings who transgress in those respects in which we so often see culpability. In that essay he has said a great deal that cannot be controverted from the ...

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Movements: Sankhya (2)

Previously, we attempted a brief introduction to the great founder of the Sankhya philosophy, the Sage Kapila, along with an exploration of certain fragments relating to the original Sankhya teachings, which have been covered by a thick veil of time. We will attempt now to give a quick introduction to the Sankhya system as it is known today, bringing in theosophical interpretations to provide additional per ...

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Introduction to the Sāmkhya Kārikā

A few weeks ago we put forward a brief introduction to the great Sage Kapila, together with a few fragments and hints as to the possible nature of the original and complete Samkhya system, a system that we, at present, do not have full access to. This week we will take another step in our exploration of Samkhya with an introduction to the core text of the Samkhya philosophy, as it is known today: the Sāmkhy ...

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“The World Knoweth Us Not.”

“The World Knoweth Us Not.” Irish Theosophist, December, 1894; January, February, March, August & November, 1895; January & October, 1896. “It is more disgraceful to suspect a friend than to be deceived by him.”—ROCHEFOUCAULD. “If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.”—EPICTETUS. The following extracts are from the letters of one whose good Karma bids ...

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Instructions for Life in the New Millennium

 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.   2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.   3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self; Respect for others and; Responsibility for all your actions.   4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.   5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.   6. Don't let a little dispute in ...

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