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Old 13-02-2021, 01:28 PM
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From Isis Unveiled:

Our Ego, that which lives and thinks and feels
independently of us in our mortal casket, does more than
believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for the
sole and invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in
Him. No dogmatic faith or exact science is able to uproot
that intuitional feeling inherent in man, when he has once
fully realized it in himself. Difficult, nay, impossible, as it
seems to science to find out the invisible, universal motor
of all -- Life, to explain its nature, or even to suggest a
reasonable hypothesis for the same, the mystery is but half
a mystery, not merely for the great adepts and seers, but
even for the true and firm believers in a spiritual world. To
the simple believer, there remains divine faith. The latter is
firmly rooted in his inner senses; in his unerring intuition,
with which cold reason has naught to do, he feels it cannot
play him false. Let human-born, erroneous dogmas, and
theological sophistry contradict each other; let one crowd
off the other, and the subtile casuistry of one creed fell to
the ground the crafty reasoning of another; truth remains
one, and there is not a religion, whether Christian or
heathen, that is not firmly built upon the rock of ages --
God and immortal spirit.

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Old 16-02-2021, 03:59 AM
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Esoteric philosophers held that everything in nature is but a materialization of
spirit. The Eternal First Cause is latent spirit, they said, and matter from the
beginning. "In the beginning was the word . . . and the word was God." While
conceding the idea of such a God to be an unthinkable abstraction to human reason,
they claimed that the unerring human instinct grasped it as a reminiscence of
something concrete to it though intangible to our physical senses. With the first
idea, which emanated from the double-sexed and hitherto-inactive Deity, the first
motion was communicated to the whole universe, and the electric thrill was
instantaneously felt throughout the boundless space. Spirit begat force, and force
matter; and thus the latent deity manifested itself as a creative energy.

When; at what point of the eternity; or how? the question must always remain
unanswered, for human reason is unable to grasp the great mystery. But, though
spirit-matter was from all eternity, it was in the latent state; the evolution of our
visible universe must have had a beginning.

Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:16 PM
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Karma & Reincarnation

Three recent video lectures in English:

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Old 27-03-2021, 09:42 PM
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Intros to Theosophy

There are many fine Introductions, such as these two by Caldwell & McDavid, which can be found in printed form or free PDFs:


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Old 30-03-2021, 05:58 PM
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Regular online updates to this very large Theosophical Glossary:

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