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The Song Celestial – A Poetic Version of the Bhagavad Gita (A Quest Miniature)

By Sir Edwin Lester Arnold (1832 – 1904).

154 Pages | First edition 1970, Quest Miniature Series, 1975 | Paperback | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835604187.

The incomparable religious classic of India . . .

In exquisite poetic allegory, Sir Edwin Lester Arnold translates the revered and sacred story of Arjuna and Krishna, representing the eternal struggle between the personality and the Immortal Self.

” Take my last word. My utmost meaning have! Precious thou art to Me; right well-be-loved! Listen! I tell thee for thy comfort this. Give Me thy heart! Adore Me! Serve Me! Cling in faith and love and reverence to Me! So shalt thou come to Me! I promise true, For thou art sweet to Me! “

 

auteur: Arnold, E.
ISBN: 0835604187
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The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gītā (from the Mahābhārata)

By Sir Edwin Lester Arnold (1832 – 1904).

154 Pages | First edition 1970 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 0835672301.

The incomparable religious classic of India . . .

In exquisite poetic allegory, Sir Edwin Lester Arnold translates the revered and sacred story of Arjuna and Krishna, representing the eternal struggle between the personality and the Immortal Self.

” Take my last word. My utmost meaning have! Precious thou art to Me; right well-be-loved! Listen! I tell thee for thy comfort this. Give Me thy heart! Adore Me! Serve Me! Cling in faith and love and reverence to Me! So shalt thou come to Me! I promise true, For thou art sweet to Me! “

auteur: Arnold, E.
ISBN: 0835672301
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The Light of Asia

231 pages | Paperback | Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, 2000

An inspiring poetic rendering of the life, character, and philosophy of the Buddha, based on accounts in traditional texts.
An Adyar book, imported from India.

was an immediate success, going through several editions, but also attacked by some for its alleged distortion of Buddhist doctrine and for its tolerant attitude toward a non-Christian religion.

auteur: Arnold, E.
ISBN: 8170594278
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Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) was an English author, scholar, and journalist, perhaps best known for his blank-verse epic poem “The Light of Asia “(1879), which described in elaborate poetic language, the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Besides other volumes of poetry, he wrote a number of picturesque travel books and translated Asian literature. After serving as principal of the government college in Pune, India, he joined (1861) the staff of the London Daily Telegraph, where he became chief editor in 1873. He was knighted in 1888.

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Essentials of Occult Chemistry and Modern Science

By H.J. Arnikar, Ph.D.

122 Pages | First edition 2000 | Hardcover | The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170594065.

The very words ‘occult’ and ‘chemistry’ would seem to most people to be strange bedfellows. However, Professor Arnikar, a distinguished scientist with an international reputation in radiochemistry research and chemical education and teacher of renown has written a fascinating book, which will be of interest to layman and scientist alike.

It presents the remarkable results of the pioneer occult chemists over the period 1890-1933. The book highlights equally their conformity to or divergences from the findings of modern science. The treatment is as scientifically rigorous as it is warmly appreciative.

Occult Chemistry was published by Annie Besant (1847 – 1933) and Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854 – 1934), (Adyar), 1908 and 1919. Eastern philosophy firmly believes that every person has latent powers, which developed by yogic training under a qualified Master can equip him with various extraordinary powers or siddhis as they are called. One siddhi is to be able to see the smallest of the small by the naked eye unaided. Besant and Leadbeater could point with uncanny accuracy to certain findings in the field of atomic structure and nuclear constitution, which decades later experimental scientists endorsed in the main.

From Chapter 5 – ‘Contributions of Contemporary Scientists to Occult Chemistry’ (p. 107):

” Who is to investigate the latent powers in man? “

” Our Elders have always sounded a word of caution against the overzealous enthusiasts from dabbling into the grave esoteric truths of life, while still lacking in necessary mental discipline. To acquire this last, there is no way other than devoted study at the lotus feet of the ‘Master’. Before the period of apprenticeship is over, one may be tempted to test unauthorizedly one’s skills, knowledge and capabilities to know if they are not adequate to acquire one of the siddhis, as the aṇimā. “

auteur: Arnikar, H.J.
ISBN: 8170594065
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The Radiant Child

By Thomas Armstrong.

203 Pages | A Quest Original, first published in 1985, second printing 1988 | Soft cover| Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835606007.

Thomas Armstrong believes, that children come into this life radiating and reflecting the mystery of creation; that their spiritual nature as well as their basic instincts are close to the surface of their awareness. Unfortunately, for most part, parents, teachers, and child therapists have not recognized this delightfully useful aspect of the childhood psyche. The author notes, that this hidden sight of youthful consciousness has been noticed and appreciated primarily by poets, mystics, authors of fairy tales, and world mythologists. These folks identify with the wonder-child, the divine child, the child-god, the child hero. This practical guide is heavily documented with case-histories of ‘radiant’ experiences, the reality of which is supported by telling testimony from the author’s peers.

From page 101:

” The child is potential future . . . the ‘child’ paves the way for a future change of personality. In the individuation process it anticipates the figure, that comes from the synthesis of conscious and unconscious elements in the personality. It is therefore a symbol, which unites the opposites; a mediator, a bringer of healing; that is, one who makes whole. “

 

auteur: Armstrong, T.
ISBN: 0835606007
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Theosophical Gleanings

By two anonymous students.

76 Pages | Copyright 1978 | Paperback | Quest Books, USA.

In this small book have been collected together articles authored by two outstanding students of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s (1831 – 1891) The Secret Doctrine. What makes this collection so unique is that the two authors were contemporaries of Blavatsky, and consequently, their writing reflects the atmosphere, captures the flavor of, the occult community of the late nineteenth century. All who admire  and respect the magnitude of H.P.B.’s philosophy, particularly as expressed in The Secret Doctrine, will find much in this book to enchance their study of the nature of creation and of man.

From Chapter I, ‘Theosophical Gleanings’ or ‘Notes On The Secret Doctrine, Lucifer, Vol. VI, No. 31. London, March 15th, 1890:

” We are literally what our signature says: Two Students, nothing more pretentious. If we are also what has been called ‘communicative learners’, it is because we feel that what have been difficulties to us are probably difficulties to others, and that fellow-students can sometimes lend each other a helping hand over a rough piece of road. In reading ‘The Secret Doctrine’, the student is apt to be confused, even dazed, by the range of erudition, the wealth of illustrations, the abundance of digressions, the number of literary allusions. Devas and Daimons, Dhyani, Buddhas and Kumaras, Yugas and cycles, satyrs and fakirs, alchemists and adept, Manus and Monads, whirl around him in dazzling phantasmagoria, and he rises from hours of effort, his only distinct acquirement a headache. We have found the most fruitful system of study is to fix on some one thing, to follow it, through all its windings with dogged persistency, steadily hunting it down through the two volumes, disregarding all alluring byways and seductive glades, until there lies before us that one thing in its completeness, with every touch given to it from beginning to end, clear definite, comprehensible. It may be remembered that there was one Proteus who could give the most interesting information, if only you could keep grip on him through all his transformations, until he reassumed his proper shape and became conversable. So, in following the Protean shapes in ‘The Secret Doctrine’, if you can only ‘hang on’ to the end, your reward is true. “

auteur: Anon.
ISBN: 0835602265
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Reminiscenses of Colonel H.S. Olcott

177 pages | Gebonden/Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, 2006

This enlarged edition of Reminiscences of Colonel H.S. Olcott retains the original compilation of articles about this outstanding man and his work, with new sections containing additional information, and quotations taken from his deeply insightful talks and writings for the reader to meditate upon. It is offered as a tribute to a great soul who passed away a hundred years ago on 17 February 1907, and who made an impact in the diverse fields of agricultural science, law, religion, social welfare, education, healing and research. His memory is cherished both on account of his stupendous work and the goodness of his heart.

auteur: Anon./Various Writers
ISBN: 8170595053
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Meditatie – een bundel essays (Theosofia)

56 blz. | Brochure | Uitgeverij der Theosofische Vereniging in Nederland , 1975

INHOUD:
Diagram of Meditation, door H. P. Blavatsky
Meditatie-Diagram, door H. P. Blavatsky
Meditatie over Tau, door Koeng Foe
Toelichting op het Meditatie-Diagram
Een Meditatie van J. Krishnamurti
Ontspanningsoefeningen, door Ronald Engelse
De Kunst van het Mediteren, door Felix Layton
Ervaring en Meditatie, door Vimala Thakar
Tau is een leeg vat
De Betekenis van Meditatie in het Boeddhisme, door Lama Anagarika Govinda
Het Gras Wordt Groener, door Thich Nhat Hanh
Meditatie, door Chogyam Trungpa
Een Basis voor een Westerse Meditatie-Traditie, door J.H. Dubbink
Tibetaans Boeddhisme
De Yoga-Sutras van Patanjali
Krishnamurti over Meditatie

auteur: Anon.
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The Adyar Library Bulletin Vol. 62 (1998) – Brahma Vidya (ALS)

277 p. | Volume 62, 1998 | Paperback | The Adyar Library and Research Center | The Theosophical Society, Adyar.

Editorial Board:

  • Radha Burnier
  • K. Kunjunni Raja
  • S. Sankaranarayanan
  • K.V. Sarma
auteur: Anon.
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The Garden of Theosophy (Adyar Pamphlet New Series No. 6)

28 pages | Paperback | Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, 2006

Theosophy aims to grasp the wisdom underlying all religions when they are stripped of accretions and superstitions. It offers a philosophy, which renders life intelligible and demonstrates that justice and love guide the cosmos. Its teachings contribute to the unfolding of the latest spiritual nature in the human being, without dependence or fear.

Mary Anderson is the International Secretary for the Theosophical Society. She has lectured widely for the Society in several languages.

auteur: Anderson, M.
ISBN: 8170594871
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The Healing Energy of Love – A Personal Journal

175 pages | Paperback | first published in 1986 |  Quest Books

The  book takes the form of Prof. John Allan’s diary entries over the course of a year – is to show you how it is possible to escape from the confines of the world of matter and open yourself to the profound and timeless Love of the world of Spirit. To do this is to live in that world in the course of your daily life.

 

 

auteur: Allan, J.
ISBN: 0835606031
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DAŚOPANISAD-S (Volume II.1) CHANDOGYOPANISAD (Sanskrit) (ALS 15.2-1)

603 p. | Revised edition 1996, first edition 1936 | Sanskrit | Gebonden/Hardcover | The Adyar Library Series, Volume 15 | The Adyar Library and Research Centre

DAŚOPANISAD-S (Volume 2. Part 1). CHANDOGYOPANISAD. With the Vivarana Commentary by Śri Upanishadbrahmayogin. (Edited by the Pandits of the Adyar Library under the supervision of Prof. C. Kunhan Raja. Critically edited with his Tippani by Dr. S. Sankaranarayanan (Hon. Professor, Adyar Library).

auteur: Sankaranarayanan, S. (ed.)/Kunhan Raja, C. (ed.)
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Unlocking the Door – Studies in ‘The Key to Theosophy’

192 p. | 2001 | Paperback | Theosophical Society in America

A Wisdom Tradition Book, based on Madame Blavatsky’s (1831 – 1891) Key to Theosophy (1889). Like the original, this is a question and answer outline of the basic teachings of Theosophy. The original ‘key’ was dedicated by Madame Blavatsky to:

“all her pupils, that they may learn and teach in their turn“.

In his turn, John Algeo offers his teaching in the clear language of our day, and includes ‘Suggestions for Study’ at the end of each chapter. John Algeo was the past president of the Theosophical Society in America from 1993–2002, then as Vice President of the international Theosophical Society in Adyar, Chennai, India until 2008.

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John Algeo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, was Alumni Foundation distinguished Professor of English until his retirement to accept the presidency of the Theosophical Society in America.

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Theosophy – An Introductory Study Course

89 p. | 4th Edition 2007, original edition 1996 | A4 soft cover | Study course | Quest Books

This is a study course introducing Theosophy as presented by the Theosophical Society. Have you ever wondered about the ‘big’questions of life?

  • Who am I really?
  • Why is the world the way it is?
  • Where did I come from?
  • What am I doing here?
  • What comes next?
  • When will I find out all these things?

We human beings are curious about ourselves and the world around us. That curiosity appears especially in little children, who continually ask why? and what? As we grow older, we may learn to live with our unknowing and stop questions, at least overtly. But, being human, we have a passion for knowing the meaning of things and that passion cannot be wholly surpressed.

 

auteur: Algeo, J.
ISBN: 9780835601900
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Living Theosophy

27 p. | 1998 | Paperback | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar

Living Theosophy: 1998 Besant Lecture (pamphlet). John Algeo, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, was Alumni Foundation distinguished Professor of English until his retirement to accept the presidency of the Theosophical Society in America from 1993 – 2002.

auteur: Algeo, J.
ISBN: 8170593336
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Getting Acquainted with the Secret Doctrine (Study Guide)

60 p. | third edition (2007), 1981 | Paperback | Quest Books

An introduction to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s (1831 – 1891) Secret Doctrine – The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy (written as 2 volumes in 1888) based primarily on the Bowen notes. The work borrows freely from the wisdom and practice of many others as well and formulates questions rather than answers.

auteur: Algeo, J.
ISBN: 9780835602099
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-Blavatsky, Freemasonry and the WesternMystery Tradition (Blavatsky Lect. 1996)

Paperback

auteur: Algeo, J.
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The Vision Keepers – Walking for Native Americans and the Earth

292 p. | 2007 | Paperback | Quest Books

We are all seekers… Some find their path on pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Temple in India or the Haji Ali mausoleum as they embark on a journey to Mecca. Others find God at the burial site of St. James in the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Author and environmentalist Doug Alderson meets ‘the Great Spirit’ through the ancient spiritual practice of walking. The Vision Keepers is the compelling true story of a seeker who, under the guidance of Bear Heart, a Muskogee Creek Indian and Medicine Man, finds unity with our nation’s native people and reconnects with the earth through profound and mysterious means.

auteur: Alderson, D.
ISBN: 9780835608510
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At the Feet of the Master (Adyar Mini)

Gebonden/Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar

At the Feet of the Master is 1 van de 3 theosofische klassiekers van betekenis voor hen, die zich wagen op het Pad. De andere 2 klassiekers zijn The Voice of the Silence en Light on the Path. De eenvoud van het boek heeft duizenden harten weten te raken. Wie stappen wilt maken op het Pad dient aan ieder aan woord gehoor te geven…

Als jongen schreef Krishnamurti (pseudonym Alcyone vernoemd naar de centrale (moeder) planeet van de Pleiaden) in 1909 de teachings op, die  zijn ‘Meester’ met hem deelde. Deze teachings bereidden hem voor op zijn toekomstige ‘werk’. Sindsdien is het boek in print verkrijgbaar en werd het vertaald in allerlei talen. Het biedt inspiratie en praktische begeleiding voor jong en oud.

 

auteur: Alcyone (Krishnamurti, J.)
ISBN: 8170591252
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The Buddhist and the Theosophical Movements

By Prof. C.V. Agarwal, Ph.D. (passed away in 2009).

104 Pages | First edition 1993, second enlarged edition 2001| Hardcover | The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | No ISBN.

From the Foreword:

” This book relates in detail how Buddhists and Theosophists laboured in friendship to raise Buddhist ideals and teachings to a rightful place of dignity at a time when they were looked down upon under colonial rule “.

Included is interesting information about the great work performed by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832 – 1907) to support the Buddhist cause.

and

auteur: Agarwal, C.V.
ISBN:
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Vedanta Philosophy – Five Lectures on Reïncarnation (1908)

By Swami Abhedananda (1886 – 1936).

99 Pages | Photocopy of the Original 1908 edition | A4 Softcover | Kessinger Publication Company Ltd. | ISBN: 1564598861.

CONTENTS:

Chapter 1 – Reïncarnation

Chapter 2 – Heredity and Reïncarnation

Chapter 3 – Evolution and Reïncarnation

Chapter 4 – Which is Scientific, Resurrection or Reïncarnation?

Chapter 5 – Theory of Transmigration.

From Chapter 2 – ‘Heredity of Reïncarnation’ (p. 47):

” Those, who accept the truth of Reïncarnation do not blame their parents for their poor talents, or for not possessing extraordinary powers, but they remain content with their own lot, knowing that they have made themselves as they are to-day by their own thoughts and deeds in their previous incarnations. They understand the meaning of the saying ‘what thou sowest, mus thou reap’, and always endeavor to mould their future by better thoughts and better deeds. They explain all the inequalities and diversities of life and character by the law of ‘Karma’, which governs the process of Reïncarnation as well as the gradual evolution of the germs of life from lower to higher stages of existence. “

auteur: Abhedananda (Swami)
ISBN: 1564598861
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The Secret Gateway – Modern Theosophy and the Ancient Wisdom Tradition

241 pages | 2005 | Paperback | Quest Books

Presenting his own interpretation of the basic Theosophical concepts established in the late nineteenth century by the brilliant mystic, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 – 1891), Edward Abdill gives us perhaps the first simplified and straightforward written version of the esoteric system that for centuries has often been misunderstood. The book is a perfect guiding tool for all those on the quest to self-discovery and self-transformation.

 

auteur: Abdill, E.
ISBN: 9780835608428
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Drawing from more than fifty years of experience studying, researching, teaching, and working in Theosophy, Abdill imparts practical, day-to-day examples and illustrative stories detailing how we can live the ancient tradition in contemporary times. Where documented evidence is not available to support various Theosophical themes, Abdill provides exercises that, if practiced, may produce a joyful, enlightening experience able to convince anyone that it’s possible to awaken the principles of Theosophy within us. While several books have been written on modern Theosophy — the ancient wisdom tradition that can be found in every great culture from earliest times to the present — none currently exist today in the form of Edward Abdill’s new title. Presenting his own interpretation of the basic Theosophical concepts established in the late nineteenth century by the brilliant mystic, H. P. Blavatsky, Abdill gives us perhaps the first simplified, straightforward written version of the esoteric system that for centuries has often been misunderstood. Through this concise, easy-to-read introduction to Theosophy, people of all faiths and religions can finally start to bridge the gap that is the realm between science and spirituality. While not restating the whole tradition, this new release uses fresh, contemporary language relevant to people today, unlike that of the previous texts typically written in Victorian language. Putting strong emphasis on the need to have an open mind and an eager intellect, this book also stresses the importance of discovering Theosophical principles within ourselves and from the world around us; the need to experience truth rather than to merely believe or disbelieve what an author or doctrine says. Abdill relates the reader to the “kingdom of heaven” as Jesus taught in the scriptures and reminds us that the kingdom is not necessarily a place where we go when we die, but perhaps the spark of divinity within our own consciousness.

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Foundations of the Ageless Wisdom (Study Guide)

By Edward C. Abdill.

24 Pages | Copyright 1996 by The Theosophical Society in America | A4 Study Course | Quest Books, U.S.A. | No ISBN.

A Study Course to accompany the five-part video series Foundations of the Ageless Wisdom.

CONTENTS

  • Suggested Uses of this Study Guide
  • Getting started
  • Symbols used in this Study Guide
  • The Ultimate Real
  • Meaningful Motion
  • Sevenfold Human Nature
  • Progressive Evolution
  • The Path and the Spiritual Life
  • Suggestions for future Study
  • Texts:
    • 1. Course Objectives and Outline
    • 2. First fundamental Proposition (abridged)
    • 3. Yoga of Knowledge (Jñana Yoga)
    • 4. Second Fundamental Proposition (abridged)
    • 5. From the Tao Te Ching
    • 6. An optical Illusion
    • 7. An optical Illusion Aid
    • 8. Sevenfold Human Nature
    • 9. Third fundamental Proposition (abridged).
auteur: Abdill, E.C.
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