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kenowe 27-05-2014 07:32 PM

thanks
 
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Originally Posted by Gracey
thanks Skull for the link that has a wealth of information.



i am agree

Skull 28-07-2014 11:45 PM

ugly Darwinism
 
It is small wonder indeed that the world is in the perilous state in which it now finds itself, if its shaky ethical sense is founded on no more stable and stronger foundation than that derived from a materialism which bases the loftiest and noblest intuitions of the human spirit upon appetites, impulses, and the beastly qualities which man shares with the most savage representatives of the animal kingdom!

The causes of such materialistic nightmares, for they are nothing but scientific nightmares, have arisen in a complete, and in certain cases it would almost seem in a willful, ignoring or turning aside from every noble quality and impersonal attribute which the human constitution contains. One might well ask the scientific gentlemen whether they have never known of other qualities, attributes, impulses, powers, and faculties in the human constitution, besides those beastly instincts which we share with the beast, and which, when unleashed, sink man to depths of depravity that even the beasts are incapable of reaching.

The argument becomes immediately preposterous, because it wilfully turns its face away from everything that the human constitution contains which makes man man, that has built the great civilizations of the past, that has brought about the efflorescence of all the activities of human genius, that has established the great works of moral splendor and intellectual light which have given hope and inspiration and inestimable comfort to the human race for ages past. On the basis itself that these materialistic evolutionists lay down, they fail to show any origins for such sublime qualities in the human soul as self-forgetful devotion, impersonal love, the strong ethical instinct of altruism, and the spiritual and intellectual fruits of its activity which the human spirit has produced in the world.

Purucker, The Esoteric Tradition, 1:291-2

Skull 13-10-2014 08:17 PM

The Secret Doctrine
 
Her magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine is now online for free in a handsome pdf by TS Pasadena:

http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd-pdf/sdpdf-hp.htm

Skull 19-10-2014 06:28 PM

An excerpt from the new pdf of The Secret Doctrine:

Quote:

The fundamental Law in that system, the central point from
which all emerged, around and toward which all gravitates, and upon
which is hung the philosophy of the rest, is the One homogeneous
divine Substance-Principle, the one radical cause.

It is called “ Substance-Principle,” for it becomes “ substance ” on the
plane of the manifested Universe, an illusion, while it remains a
“ principle ” in the beginningless and endless abstract, visible and
invisible Space. It is the omnipresent Reality : impersonal, because it
contains all and everything. Its impersonality is the fundamental conception
of the System. It is latent in every atom in the Universe, and is the
Universe itself.

Skull 31-10-2014 08:23 PM

Idyll of the White Lotus
 
A story of ancient Egypt that has lessons for modern spiritual aspirants:

http://www.philaletheians.co.uk/Stud...te%20Lotus.pdf

Skull 26-11-2014 04:07 PM

Charles Johnston
 
The collected writings of this Sanskrit scholar and Theosophist are now available. Here is a taste from one volume of the new series of books, Hidden Wisdom vol. III, p. 492:

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So, calling to our aid the divine powers that touch our
consciousness from above, we are once more to reverse the inversion
of Buddhi; to invoke our inherent sense of Truth, that we may see
things as they really are, and may then break the fascination of things
perceived and the thrill of feeling; that we may also discern the true
character of the usurping and tyrannous personal self and invoke the
power of the God within us, and all co-operating divine powers, to
break the tyrant’s domination, so that the man may rightly worship
and render obedience to the God. We are to invoke the divine
powers of Beauty and Holiness, perpetually shining on our
consciousness from above, in order that we may be so enkindled with
the beauty of holiness, that we may be not only willing, but ardently
eager, progressively to subject the lower in us to the higher, the worse
to the better.

Miss Hepburn 28-11-2014 03:15 PM

This is some thread Skull...I'm glad you've kept it up!
Fantastic links...haven't seen Bluegreen forever.
Misplaced your email address, computer issues, if you read this BG.

primalbliss 02-12-2014 12:33 AM

Hello friends,

Thanks for this thread... Im new to the forum and have long been a big fan of the theosophical movement... this is the no-nonsense, honest spirituality that really inspires me... tales of miracles are boring by comparison!

Hugs,
Lucas

Skull 02-12-2014 01:00 AM

Here are all the Johnston series of translations & articles:

http://www.universaltheosophy.com/kshetra-books/

Skull 02-12-2014 03:01 AM

Katherine Tingley
 
One of the early leaders of the TS Point Loma used this Invocation based on theosophical notions:

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INVOCATION

O my Divinity! thou dost blend with the
earth and fashion for thyself Temples
of mighty power.

O my Divinity! thou livest in the heart-life
of all things and dost radiate a Golden Light
that shineth forever and doth illumine even the
darkest corners of the earth.

O my Divinity! blend thou with me that
from the corruptible I may become Incorruptible;
that from imperfection I may become
Perfection; that from darkness I may
go forth in Light.


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