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T. Subba Row Collected Writings Vol. I

Compiled and annotated by Henk J. Spierburg

264 pages | Paperback | Point Loma Publications, 2001

Volume I covers such subjects as “The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac,” “The Philosophy of Spirit,” “A Personal and Impersonal God,” as well as inquiries into Buddhism, the sevenfold principles in man, and a detailed biographical overview of T. Subba Row.

auteur: Subba Row, T./Spierenburg, H.J. (comp.)
ISBN: 1889598305
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Search for Values

By Soli J. Sorabjee.

19 Pages | Besant Lecture delivered at Adyar, Dec. 1992, first published in 1995 | Booklet | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170592623.

The moral worth of a society or a community is reflected in its aspirations and the ideals it pursues, the values it cherishes and its sincerity in upholding those values, Throughout history, humanity’s chief concern has been the disovery and preservation of values, which impart grace and significance to civilization and also to individual human lives. One of the cruellest paradoxes of our times is that an age that has witnessed tremendous scientific progress and technological development has at the same time also witnessed unprecedented decline in moral and spiritual values.

From page 17:

” If I can stop one heart from breaking

I shall not live in vain

If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain

Or help one fainting robin unto its nest again

I shall not live in vain. “

auteur: Sorabjee, S.J.
ISBN: 8170592623
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Hidden Wisdom – A Guide to Western Inner Traditions

By Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney.

400 Pages | First edition 1999, revised edition 2006, incl. suggested reading lists per chapter | Softcover | Quest Books U.S.A. | ISBN: 9780835608442.

For decades, our modern society has looked to the East for spiritual guidance and renewal. Here is a guide much closer to home. Its subjects range comprehensibly from Jungian psychology to the Kabbalah and Gnosticism, and from Freemasonry and the Templars to Alchemy, Shamanism, the work of Gurdjieff, Neopaganism, Sufism and esoteric Christianity.

Authors Smoley and Kinney speak with sensible, even-handed objectivity, covering the strengths and weaknesses as well as the history and ideas of each tradition. They also end each chapter with a wealth of resources for further exploration. Whether you are just beginning to seek a spiritual practice or want to know more about a particular teaching; Hidden Wisdom is an invaluable resource for finding the Path, that is right for you.

From Chapter 5 – ‘Magicians: Sculptors of the Astral Light’ (p. 105):

” Magic is the traditional science of the secrets of Nature, which has been transmitted to us from the Magi. By means of this science the Adept is invested with a species of relative omnipotence and can operate superhumanly – that is, after a manner which transcends the normal possibility of man. “

Richard Smoley is the former editor of <em>Gnosis</em> magazine and today is editor of Quest Books.

 

 

auteur: Smoley, R./Kinney, J.
ISBN: 9780835608442
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“Covering the gamut from Kabbalah, Gnosticism, and Sufism to shamanism, Neopaganism, Theosophy, and mystical Christianity, Hidden Wisdom is the handbook to the Western wisdom traditions. Also included are the teachings of C.G. Jung, G.I. Gurdjieff, Alice Bailey, and Rudolf Steiner. Authors Smoley and Kinney examine the key figures and movements of these traditions throughout history to offer a balanced and coherent view of esoteric Western practices. Accessible to all readers—whether they’re considering membership or long-term practice of any one tradition or teaching or they’re simply curious about their options—this book lends advice on how to find groups and like-minded individuals and how to best avoid possible pitfalls. This book is a reliable and truly helpful guide. It is clear, intelligent, grounded, and appropriately critical. If you want to add a vital dimension to your life, start with this book and discover a fascinating world that lies hidden all around you”. —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul

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Waarheid is een Land zonder Paden – Een Reis met Krishnamurti

Door Ingram Smith.

230 Pagina’s | 1991 Editie | Softcover |  Uitgeverij der Theosofische Vereniging in Nederland | ISBN: 9789061750659.

Engels origineel: Truth is a Pathless Land – A Journey with Krishnamurti | Uitgegeven in 1989 | Theosophical Publishing House.

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) reisde tijdens zijn leven de hele wereld rond om met mensen uit alle continenten de problemen des levens te bespreken. Daarbij stond hem steeds voor ogen, dat geen enkele organisatie of georganiseerde godsdienst de mens tot waarheid kan brengen. In spirituele aangelegenheden bestond er voor hem geen autoriteit, geen leider of goeroe. In plaats daarvan moet ieder mens zijn eigen leraar en leerling zijn.

Zijn toespraken zijn verschenen in talloze boeken, en over zijn levensloop zijn een aantal biografieën verschenen. De Australische radiopresentator Ingram Smith raakte in de veertiger jaren betrokken bij het opnemen en uitzenden van Krishnamurti’s toespraken. Jarenlang zou Smith van dichtbij meemaken hoe Krishnamurti omging met de vele zoekers naar waarheid, die naar hem toe kwamen.

In dit boek geeft Smith een persoonlijk verslag van zijn ervaringen met Krishnamurti. Hierin wordt op indringende wijze duidelijke gemaakt hoe men – met vallen en opstaan – iets van de visie van Krishnamurti in zijn eigen leven gestalte kan geven.

Afkomstig van bladzijde 224:

” Op andere momenten (zoals me onlangs overkwam) komt de oude vraag weer op: wat moet ik doen? Moet er iets worden gedaan? Is er iets dat ik kan doen? Ik vroeg het hardop, direct aan mezelf: Wat..kan..ik..doen? Ik luisterde. Geen antwoord. Ik wachtte. Er kwam.. niets. De leegheid bleef. Toen, in de stilte, heel plotseling kwam het besef dat de heelheid, die ik gezocht had (maar niet gevonden) aanwezig was – niet ‘daarbuiten’ in tijd en ruimte, niet ergens anders, maar werkelijk hier en nu. De stilte danste door me heen. Ik zag dat, zodra het brein/denken stopt met malen en stil is, de gezochte gelukzalige dimensie er al is.

Het was volkomen duidelijk dat zolang de zoeker doorgaat met zoeken, de zoeker ‘ikzelf’, zal blijven bestaan. En verder, dat de zoeker het gezochte is. Want wat je zoekt is de projectie van de zoeker. Ik had de zoeker gezocht, het ‘ik’. Dit zag ik allemaal doordat het bewustzijn niet met iets bezig was. Dat was alles. Een opwindende levendigheid was een dynamische leegheid geworden, die niet niet leeg is – ruimte gevuld met energie. Terwijl ik daar zat vloeiden plotseling innerlijke en uiterlijke ruimte in elkaar over en waren ondeelbaar een. Later besefte ik dat iedere ademhaling, iedere in- en uitademing de tijdloze eenheid herstelt. “

 

auteur: Smith, I.
ISBN: 9789061750659
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Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) reisde tijdens zijn leven de hele wereld rond om met mensen uit alle continenten de problemen van het leven te bespreken. Daarbij stond hem steeds voor ogen dat geen enkele organisatie of georganiseerde godsdienst de mens tot waarheid kan brengen. In spirituele aangelegenheden bestond er voor hem geen autoriteit, geen leider of goeroe. In plaats daarvan moet ieder mens zijn eigen leraar en leerling zijn. Zijn toespraken zijn verschenen in talloze boeken, en over zijn levensloop zijn een aantal biografieën verschenen. De Australische radiopresentator Ingram Smith raakte in de veertiger jaren betrokken bij het opnemen en uitzenden van Krishnamurti’s toespraken. Jarenlang zou Smith van dichtbij meemaken hoe Krishnamurti omging met de vele zoekers naar waarheid die naar hem toe kwamen. Ingram Smith is verbonden geweest aan de Australische omroeporganisatie ABC en is auteur of redacteur van vele boeken. Hij werd in Australië bekend als producent van het programma Scope (zienswijze).

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A Dictionary of Gnosticism

273 pages | Paperback | Quest Books, 2009

An amazing storehouse of information, A Dictionary of Gnosticism, contains nearly 1,700 entries, from Aachiaram, an angel in the Secret Book of John, to the Zostrianos, a third-century Gnostic text that recounts a series of revelations on the successive stages of the soul’s ascent. With an easy-to-read introduction explaining who the Gnostics were and what Gnosticism is, Smith delivers a whirlwind tour through the ancient and diverse history of this captivating movement.

auteur: Smith, A.P.
ISBN: 9780835608695
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As editor of The Gnostic magazine and author of several books on apocryphal scriptures, Andrew Phillip Smith draws on his extensive knowledge of Gnosticism to provide a succinct yet thorough compilation for scholars and spiritual seekers alike. Smith not only defines the terminology of the Nag Hammadi library and the ancient Gnostics, but also their successors such as the Manichaeans, Mandaeans and Cathars. His definitions also cover Hermeticism, the apocrypha, medieval heresy, dualism, and the modern Gnostic revival. “Andrew Phillips Smith offers us yet another key opportunity to expand our knowledge of Gnosticism. A fascinating, solidly-researched key resource for students, academics, and practitioners alike “A ‘beacon of Light’ for our time! Highly recommended.”— Dr Karen Ralls, Oxford, author of The Templars and the Grail. Blockbuster films like The Matrix and Stigmata have helped fuel the continued fascination with Gnosticism, a pre-Christian Western religion based on the direct knowledge of the Divine, which itself provides salvation. Although The Matrix conveys complex concepts like archons and dualism with marvelous simplicity, Gnostic texts do anything but. Curious new students of Gnosticism find they are swiftly bombarded with numerous foreign, often un-translated, and barely pronounceable terms like ‘Acinetos’ and ‘Deitharbathas’. Now for the first time, a comprehensive guide to all aspects of Gnosticism and related spirituality is available to the public in a straightforward dictionary. Andrew Phillip Smith was born and grew up in Penarth in south Wales in the United Kingdom and took his degree in computer science at the University College of Wales, Swansea. From 1987, Andrew worked in computing in London, including a two-year stint providing technical support for the publishers Harcourt Brace. From 1997-2007 Andrew lived in Northern California near the Sierra Nevada mountain range, where he began his writing career. In his time he has busked on the streets of London playing a small harp, delivered leaflets, worked as a security guard, as a letterpress printer and as a librarian to a private library. Andrew’s previous titles include The Gnostics: History, Tradition, Scriptures, Influence and several books in Skylight Paths’ annotated and explained series: The Lost Sayings of Jesus, The Gospel of Philip, and Gnostic Writings on the Soul. He now lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife Tessa Finn and his son Dylan.

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The Chaldean Account of Genesis

By George Smith (1840 – 1876).

319 Pages | Secret Doctrine Reference Series 1977; photographic reproduction of 1876 edition, with illustrations | Hardcover | Wizards Bookshelf, San Diego, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0913510661.

The complete title of the work is:

The Chaldean Account of Genesis –  Containing the Description of Creation, the Fall of Man, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, the Times of the Patriarchs and Nimrod; Babylonian Fables, and Legends of the Gods; from the Cuneiform Inscriptions.

George Smith (1840 – 1876) was an English Assyriologist, who earned worldwide fame in 1872 by his translation of the Chaldaean account of the Deluge, which was read before the Society of Biblical Archaeology on the 3rd of December.

From Chapter I – ‘The Discovery of the Genesis Legends’ (p. B):

” The fragments of the Chaldean historian Berosus, preserved in the works of various later writers, have shown that the Babylonians were acquainted with traditions referring to the Creation, the period before the Flood, the Deluge and other matters forming part of Genesis. “

auteur: Smith, G.
ISBN: 0913510661
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Beyond the Postmodern Mind – The Place of Meaning in a Global Civilization (1989 edition)

By Huston Smith. (1919- 2016).

281 Pages | First Quest Edition  1984, 2nd edition 1989, 3rd printing 1992. | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835606473.

NB: This is the second edition (1989): its latest and third edition (2003) can be purchased in our Webshop here

This study was first published in 1982 and is considered a classic in its disciplined analysis of contemporary reductionist philosophy. It explores the limits of science and points society’s way out of the dark woods where science has stranded us. Smith uses the term ‘modern’ mind to denote the so-called Enlightenment outlook of Newtonian physics and rationalism, which cut the ground from under the religious foundations of Western life. In the ‘post-modern’ age of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, people lost their humanistic confidence.

Although science may have won a battle ove religion, it has in the process undermined its own empirical foundation: and having destroyed confidence in intuitive revelation, the mind is (as H.G. Wells once suggested) ‘at the end of its tether’. Despite the ravages of analytical philosophy and existentialism, Smith feels there is a fundamental view of reality, that flourishes throughout the world under various disguises. The uneasy post-modern mind, Smith says, awaits discernment of a new metaphysics.

From Chapter 3 – ‘Perennial Philosophy, Primordial Philosophy’ (p. 70):

” A life, that identifies primarily with its physical pleasures and needs (getting and spending we lay waste our days) is superficial;

one that advances its attention to the mind can be interesting if it moves on to the heart (synonym for soul), it can be good.

And if it passes on to spirit – that saving self-forgetfulness and egalitarianism in which one’s personal interests loom no larger than those of others – it would be perfect. “

auteur: Smith, H.
ISBN: 0835606473
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Rāja Yoga – A Simplified and Practical Course (2006 edition)

By Wallace Slater.

134 Pages | First edition 1968, reprinted in 1972, first Adyar edition 2006 | Hardcover | The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170594782.

NB: This is the most recent edition, the older (hence cheaper) 1972 edition can be purchased in our Webshop here.

Of all forms of yoga, which are taught and practised in the East, Rāja Yoga is considered the kingly science; it aims at the development of man’s full potential and the expression of his inner spiritual ‘Self’. In this small volume, the author offers the basic technique of this ancient classic system of yoga in a graded practical ‘do-it-yourself” course divided into 10 lessons.

The instructions include posture, right attitudes and, most importantly, methods of meditation. This simplified course will be of inestimable value in aiding the student to find a means of inner quiet amidst the rush and turmoil of a busy life, to discover new insights and to realize himself as an integrated human being.

From the Introduction (p. 1):

” The term ‘yoga’ is now generally applied to many forms of asceticism, meditation and spiritual training whether practised by Hindus, Buddhists or Christians. It is, however, primarily an ancient Indian form of discipline, which has been modified by later Indian writers, adopted by Buddhists and practised in the West in many different forms by people professing the Christian faith or none. It is therefore to India, that we look for the original source material.

Yoga, derived from ‘yuj’, implies, ‘ to bind together’, ‘to yoke’, and, in this sense, its practice is to unite the individual spirit of man with the greater Spirit of God (Īśvara), or with the Oversoul of humanity. But first, there must be an unbinding, a separation of the external from the internal, of the ‘profane world’ from the spirit. This is achieved by various yoga practices, which aim to withdraw consciousness from the periphery to the centre, from the material world of our outward senses to a calm, inner centre of reality, variously called Spirit, truth, Wisdom, the ‘Self’, ātman. “

auteur: Slater, W.
ISBN: 8170594782
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Hatha Yoga – A Simplified Course (1977 edition)

By Wallace Slater.

65 Pages | First edition 1966, 2nd and revised edition 1977 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835601382.

NB: This is the older 1977 edition, the most recent 1994 edition can be purchased in our Webshop here.

Yoga is a process by which the Laws of Nature are intelligently an deliberately applied to daily life in order to realize in full self-consciousness, one’s identity with the Supreme. There have been many books published on yoga and more recently a fair number has appeared on Hatha Yoga. This Simplified Course was prompted by requests for an ordered course of training in the form of lessons, which could be spread over a period of 20 to 40 weeks. It was also required, that the exercises should be critically selected to include only those, which could be readily used by people in the Western modern world without risk and without the need for personal instruction. Lastly, the course was required by  busy people, who could only spare a short time each day for its practice.

From LESSON 1 (p. 8):

D. Meditation

” Think selectively. Choose what you are going to think about, then think seriously about it. This is not just an early morning exercise, this is for the whole day. Try to make all thinking during the day more definite and clear. In particular, think optimistically. “

 

auteur: Slater, W.
ISBN: 0722950624
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Hatha Yoga – A Simplified Course (1994 edition)

By Wallace Slater.

65 Pages | First edition 1966, 2nd and revised edition 1977, 6th Quest reprinting 1994 | Quest Books U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835601382.

NB: This is the most recent edition, the older (hence cheaper) 1977 edition can be purchased in our Webshop here.

Hatha Yoga deals with the care, health and well-being of the physical body through conscious control of the vibrations of matter. The Hatha yogi proceeds in consciousness from the physical life to the mental to the spiritual, leading to the development of the inner spiritual self manifesting through thoughts, feelings and actions in the outer world.

This Simplified Course is intended for busy people. These are critically selected exercises, which can be used by people without risk and without need for personal instruction. Hatha Yoga comprehensively reveals the ancient wisdom of yoga, or Union of spirit and matter, including:

  • personal hygiëne and diet
  • āsanas or yogic postures
  • prāṇāyāma and the life-principle
  • meditation, from concentration to contemplation.

From LESSON 1 (p. 8):

D. Meditation

” Think selectively. Choose what you are going to think about, then think seriously about it. This is not just an early morning exercise, this is for the whole day. Try to make all thinking during the day more definite and clear. In particular, think optimistically. “

auteur: Slater, W.
ISBN: 0835601382
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The Theatre of the Mind – Evolution in the Sensitive Cosmos

By Henryk Skolimowski (1930 – 2018).

167 Pages | A Quest Original, first edition 1984 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835605884.

This stimulating book of ‘evolutionairy illuminations’ expresses the eonic drama of our eternal growth – from instinct to intuition. Skolimowski is a constant delight and surprise as an image-breaking philosopher/scientist/mystic. He establishes his position as an intrepid spokesperson for ecologically sound progress. He writes irreverent things in a reverent manner. From Prometheus to Prigogine, through a philosophy founded on experience, he develops the law of progressive development based on an ever-growing sensitivity to life.

From the Introduction (p. 21):

  1.  ” The coming age is to be seen as the age of stewardship: we are here not to govern and exploit, but to maintain and creatively transform for the benefit of all beings.

  2. The world is to be conceived as a sanctuary. We belong to certain habitats; they do not belong to us. They are the source of our culture and our spiritual sustenance. We must maintain their integrity and sanctity.

  3. Knowledge is to be conceived, not as a set of ruthless tools for atomizing nature, but as ever more subtle devices for helping us to maintain our spiritual and physical equilibrium. “

 

 

auteur: Skolimowsky, H.
ISBN: 0835605884
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The Occult World

181 pages | Paperback | Theosophical Publishing House, 1984

In September and October 1880, H.P. Blavatsky and Colonel Henry Olcott visited A. P. Sinnett and his wife Patience at Simla in northern India. The serious interest of Sinnett in the teachings and the work of the Theosophical Society prompted H. P. Blavatsky to establish a contact by correspondence between Sinnett and the two Adepts who were sponsoring the Society, Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya.

From this correspondence Sinnett wrote The Occult World (1881) and Esoteric Buddhism (1883), both of which had an enormous influence in generating public interest in Theosophy. In The Occult World, Sinnett gave lengthy excerpts from his early correspondence with Mahatma KH. Sinnett also related in detail many of the occult phenomena Mme. Blavatsky performed when she was in Simla.

auteur: Sinnett, A.P.
ISBN: 0722900805
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Creative Living

By Ramjivan Sinha.

39 Pages | First edition 1970, first reprint 1993 | Booklet | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170592267.

We learn from the study of Theosophy, the Ancient Wisdom, that while man is alive, his inner principles, namely Spirit, Intuition, Intellect, lower Manas and Kama, all are mixed together; that at our best moments we get some rays of Light or inspiration from the higher principles and we produce a beautiful work of art. And that there are moments when we fall back from such heights and are prone to karmic influences, which lead to contradictions in life. Very often, therefore, we find instances of self-indulgence, moral laxity or looseness, physical imbalance, loneliness or depression in the lives of artists. We are trying to discover ways of total creative living, in which there is no such contradiction, in which the life-stream flows freely and smoothly, in all its loveliness and beauty all the time . . .

From page 39:

” It has been said (above), that the constant openness of one’s being is an essential pre-requisite for discovery. To this may be added an attitude of constant helpfulness. As the plants and trees are pouring themselves out all the time for the joy of all around, so also the individual must learn to give, to serve and to sacrifice with joy. ‘What is the best that I can give or contribute? What way can I serve best’? Such questions the individual should, off and on, put to him or herself, in quiet moments and in solitude. The deep within will probably give the answer, and if one is open and alert, one will listen and discover one’s true vocation. “

auteur: Sinha, R.
ISBN: 8170592267
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Letters from a Sufi Teacher

By Baijnath Singh.

97 Pages | First edition 1908, revised edition 1987 | Softcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170590450.

A teacher is in reality the inner being by the side of God, in the region of Truth, clothed in Divine Mercy and Glory . . . Perfect discipleship consists in perfect Love for the beauty of the teacher’s Godly strength. O brother and sister, know for certain that this work has been before thee and me, and that each man and woman has already reached a certain stage! No one has begun this Work for the first time . . .

From page 82:

THE HEART

” There is a treasure buried in the heart of the knower, It is LOVE. A single jewel out of it is worth a thousand heavens. The guardian of heaven is an Angel named Rizwân, whereas the guardian of the treasure of LOVE is God. Know that thy merit is assured by what thou seekest. If thou worshippest to obtain heaven or avoid hell, thou worshippest thy own desires. If thou seekest or fearest an object, thou are the worshipper of that object. Thy real value depends on what is in thy heart. If thou heart is attached to God, thou art a divine man or woman. “

 

auteur: Singh, B.
ISBN: 8170590450
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The Passionate Necessity – A View of Human Purpose

By Hugh Shearman, jacket design by Jane A. Evans.

135 Pages | First published in 1962 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835602001.

The author of this book offers a unique approach to the discovery of meaning and purpose, which he suggests involves the transformation of our lives by realizing our own infinite potential. He writes of the search for the One, which has been passionate necessity of mystics of all faiths throughout the ages. While speaking from the heart, he does not deny the value of reason and mind, but suggests the necessity of penetrating beyond to that center within, which is stable and firm and amid the changing universe.

Dr. Hugh Shearman, an honor graduate in history, in which he earned the Ph.D. degree, has long been interested in philosophical and metaphysical subjects. He is the author of some twenty titles, which include The Purpose of Tragedy and Desire and Fulfillment.

From Chapter XIX – Immortality (page 129:

” The One remains, the many change and pass.

Heaven’s light for ever shines; Earth’s shadows fly.

Life like a dome of many-coloured glass

Stains the white radiance of eternity. “

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822).

 

auteur: Shearman, H.
ISBN: 0835602001
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The Purpose of Tragedy

By Hugh Shearman.

88 Pages | First edition 1954, reprinted 1992 | Softcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170591937.

The object of this little book is to introduce theosophy as an interpretation of human tragedy. It is the introduction and interpretation of one individual and excludes no other among an almost infinite variety of possible approaches to the subject. Much of it has necessarily been written in the spirit of ‘Thus have I heard.’ Yet, the principles that we receive and communicate in this spirit can often become alive and become our own as they are found to respond to the demands of experience. One short and simple interpretation of human tragedy, human freedom, and many other problems, has been a constant source of illumination to the writer. It is a Chapter from The Wonder Child, a little book by Curuppumullage Jinarājadāsa (1875–1953), a revered former President of the Theosophical Society and one, who devoted his life to the lightening of human sorrow and the healing of human conflict. This Chapter from The Wonder Child is printed as an Appendix at the back of this book.

From Chapter 11 – ‘Grace and Healing’:

” It has been the testimony of many that, for those who will remain steady and fulfil their life’s tragedy through to its end, there is always a gift at the bottom of the pit of darkness, and at the end of the longest tunnel shines a star. Sometimes, in the shorter conflicts and tensions of life, this gift comes in the form of a healing or harmonising of a new kind. Sometimes such terms as ‘spiritual healing’ or ‘divine healing’ are used. Sometimes expressions are used, which speak of ‘forgiveness of sins’ and the ‘bestowing of grace’. “

auteur: Shearman, H.
ISBN: 8170591937
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A Guide to Work in the Theosophical Society

By Hugh Shearman.

164 Pages | First edition 1959, second revised edition 2007 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar.| ISBN: 9788170595229.

This book is a new edition of To Form a Nucleus, a comprehensive guide to work in the Theosophical Society. It covers all aspects of the work of the Sections and Lodges of the Society, and gives information on the formation of the Lodges, the maintenance and running of their premises, libraries, book sales, propaganda material, the organization of talks and lectures, the administrative work of office-bearers and so on. An excellent reference book for Lodges as well as individual members.

From Chapter X – The Theosophical Worker (p. 164):

” It is essentially fear of the unknown and dependence on the known that create the bleak and barren state of indecision. Fear, therefore is to be sought out and brought to the surface in our lives and dissipated, and dependence is to be recognized and challenged as to its worth. It is not enough that our Theosophy should come to us on good authority. We shall never be happy until we bring it to the test of living experience and find sacrifice is a reliable way of life. Then, we shall be happy and effective workers and not merely dutiful ones. “

auteur: Shearman, H.
ISBN: 9788170595229
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Desire and Fulfilment

By Hugh Shearman.

84 Pages | First edition 1956, first reprint 1988 | Softcover | The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170591007.

The great problems of all, who try to lead a good life lie not in knowledge, but in volition. It is often said, that the great barrier is ignorance; but if ignorance is to be taken to mean mere lack of information, this is not the whole truth. Our difficulties often arise, not because we do not know what to do. but because we do not want to do it. In fact, our main problems are in the emotive aspect of our lives. They lie in our sense of purpose and in our experience of emotional and creative fulfilment. If they are problems of ignorance, it is a lyrical and intuitive ignorance and not predominantly an intellectual one. Although several excellent works of long established authority in theosophical literature have expounded the nature of the creative and lyrical aspect of our world and the place of desire and emotion in human life, this is a subject, which, without apology, may be interpreted afresh in a new generation.

From Chapter ‘The Source of Motive’ (p.15):

Earth’s humanity today is just entering upon the transition from one kind of motivation to the other. It is a vast and long transition, extending over many ages and shaping many cultures. Great teachers have given such help as they can, and there are many hints and intimations in the religions, philosophies and poetry of the world. But the great problem cannot be solved for us vicariously. The great transition has to be made by each as well as by all. Exhortation and explanation are not enough; for the great truths are alive in a realm that is beyond the scope and limits of rational or systematic thinking. They cannot be caught and conveyed within a cage of rational explanation. It is more often in the dignity of an act, in the perfect response to a situation, in the rare fragrance of a great teacher’s presence, that the truth is worldlessly conveyed and recognised. ” 

 

 

auteur: Shearman, H.
ISBN: 8170591007
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Uit de Hut van het Lotusvrouwtje

Door J.M. Selleger-Elout

124 blz. | Gebonden/Hardcover | Uitgeverij der Theosofische Vereniging in Nederland, ca. 1959 (1ste druk)

De hut ligt heel, heel diep in het bos. Het is een houten hutje en ’s zomers is het begroeid met veel bloeiende klimplanten. Vlak bij is een kleine vijver. Daar wonen kikker Kwaak en zijn vrouwtje en de waterlelies hebben met hun wortels een huisje op de bodem gemaakt voor de Kwaakkikkers.
In de hut woont Lotusvrouwtje. Ze is al heel oud. Daarom is ze een beetje krom en als ze in het bos loopt, steunt ze op een stokje. Maar juist omdat ze zo erg oud is. heeft ze geleerd om met de dieren, met de bomen en de bloemen te praten. En zeg nu zelf: wat heb je aan dieren en bomen, als je er niet mee praten kunt?
Op een keer…. het was midden in de winter…. zat Lotusvrouwtje in de hut. Er was een gezellig open vuur, dat knapperde en knetterde. Kater Maas zat er voor en warmde zijn velletje. Boven aan de zolder hing spin Zilverdraad in haar mooie net en vlak voor het venster, maar aan de buitenkant, zat uil Rondoog en sloot zijn ogen voor het licht van de vlammen.
Plotseling was er een kleine jongen in de kamer
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auteur: Selleger-Elout, J.M.
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The Pilgrim and the Pilgrimage (Wisdom Tradition Books)

By Emily B. Sellon.

108 Pages | First Edition 1996 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835607526.

This volume has been edited from a transcription of the Pumpkin Hollow tapes kindly made by Ann M. and Douglas L. Clemens. In it is offered as a concise statement of Emily’s philosophy and of the metaphysical foundation of Theosophy. Emily was herself president of the New York Lodge during 1950 – 1954 and 1964 – 1968.

From Chapter 1 – ‘Metaphysics and Machinery’ (p. 1):

” What we are going to talk about is essentially metaphysics. In Theosophical studies there are really two approaches. One is metaphysics or the ‘grand principles’ and the other is what I call ‘machinery’. That may seem like a derogatory or pejorative term, but nevertheless that is what it really is. Studies of reïncarnation and karma, or of the cycles and rounds and races and that kind of thing, are really studies of the machinery, that is, the consequences of the working out of metaphysical principles. ”  

 

auteur: Sellon, E.
ISBN: 0835607526
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Buddhism – An Outline of Its Teachings and Schools (Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana)

By Hans Wolfgang Schumann.

200 Pages | First Quest edition 1974 | Paperback | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835604527.

WITH 39 DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS.

Both general readers and serious students of Buddhism will welcome the systematic arrangement of material, which makes this book a reliable guide through a vast field of thought. The author worked from original texts, and his work contains many original observations. Of special value is a Tabulated Synopsis of the major systems of Buddhism enabling the student to grasp, almost at a glance, the fine distinctions between them.

From its Preface:

” Five hundred years before the rise of Christianity there originated in India a religious doctrine, which does not make a god or the gods the subject of its thinking , but concentrates on man himself as interwoven with the cosmic cycle. As its author, Siddhattha Gotama, the ‘Buddha’, was convinced of having revealed in this teaching a natural law, he calls it ‘the law’ (p: dhamma, Skt: dharma), thereby simultaneously characterising it as a rule for human behaviour. Aptly, his followers chose the wheel (P: cakka, Skt: cakra) as symbol of the dharma: a symbol of functional unity, of pivotal standstill in movement and, in ancient India, of righteous royal rulership. 

[…]

The twenty-four wheel symbol of the righteous ruler (cakkavatin) belongs to the lion-capital of the pillar erected in Sārnāth by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C. The edict carved in the pillar warns against schism of the monastic order. The lion-capital is today India’s national coat of arms; the wheel was incorporated in the Indian national flag. As a Buddhist symbol, the ‘wheel of the teaching’ may have eight to thirty-six spokes. ” 

auteur: Schumann, H.W.
ISBN: 0835604527
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The Art of Spiritual Warfare – A Guide to Lasting Inner Peace

168 pages | Paperback | Quest Books, 2000

Warriors do not always wear armor. Sometimes they wear three-piece suits or denim. Nowadays, thousands of people search Sun Tzu’s ancient war manual for business strategies. Grant Schnarr goes deeper, finding in the old general’s savvy a wealth of wisdom about how to defeat our one true enemy—our own negativity. Here are brilliant tactics for enlisting our higher powers and outwitting our tendency toward self-destruction. Whether you fight addiction, depression, a debilitating fear, or a quick temper, Grant’s penetrating insights impart courage. His unflinching honesty, often funny stories, and practical exercises can help anyone make peace at home, at work, and in the private depths of being.

auteur: Schnarr, G.
ISBN: 0835607879
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“Grant Schnarr’s words pour forth with an eloquence born of integrity. Here is truly a spiritual autobiography, written with the passion and experience of a man who knows the terrain of the spiritual battlefront, understands the tactics of the enemy, and wages Holy War– that is, a war of love. He is an inspiring friend to all, rousing us to join the battle and share in the victory. And in the end, when the smoke and dust have cleared, we discover that, in a miraculous way, our lives have shifted from being self-centered to being spirit-centered.”– Ray Silverman, Ph.D., editor, Helen Keller’s Light in My Darkness Grant Schnarr, a Swedenborgian minister, is author of several books on spiritual recovery. He leads Spiritual Warfare Effectiveness Training groups for men and women.

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Saundarya-Laharī – Ocean of Beauty

By Śrī Śaṃkara-Bhagavatpāda with transliteration, English translation, commentary, diagrams and an appendix on Prayoga by Pandit S. Subrahmany Sastri and T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar.

288 Pages | First published in 1937, sixth printing 1985 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 0835670678.

The Saundarya-laharārī, ‘the Ocean of Beauty’, eminently shares the characteristics of a poem displaying the finest touches of poetical fancy, (ii) a Stotra, hymn, in praise of the Goddess Tripurasundarī, (iii) a series of Mantra-s, mystic formulae, to be used by the Upāsaka along with the corresponding Yantra-s, diagrams, wherein the Devī is to be conceived as abiding, and (iv) an exposition of the Agama-s and Tantra-s, bearing on the worship of the Supreme Being in Its aspect of the Śakti, Creative Energy, known as  the Śrī-vidyā, embodying the underlying principles of Vaidika-dharma and as such having the sanction of the Veda-s. In its first forty-one stanzas it encompasses the Ananda-laharī, ‘the Ocean of the Blisfully Sublime’.

From Page 220:

” 78. Sthiro gangāvartah stana-mukula-romāvali-latā-

nijāvālaṃ kuṇdaṃ kusumasara-tejo-huta-bhujaḥ ;

Rater līlāgāraṃ kim api tava nābhir giri-sute

biladvāraṃ siddher girisa-nayanānāṃ vijayate.

O Daughter of the Mountain! all glory to Thy navel (which may be characterized) in some such way (as) a motionless eddy of the Gangā, a trench for the growth of the creeper of the line of down, with the breasts as buds; the pit for maintaining the sacrificial Fire of the prowess of the flower-arrowed (Kusuma-Śāra); the pleasure-bower of Rati; the mouth of the cavern for the attainment (of Yoga) by Girisa’s eyes! “
 

auteur: Subrahmanya Sastri, S./ Srinivasa Ayyangar, T.R.
ISBN: 8170593182
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Sri Sankara – Life, Philosophy and Relevance to Modern Times (ALS general 14)

Paperback | Adyar Library Series

National and emotional integration is the need of the hour in Indian context. In the global and Universal context equality and brotherhood of man, non-violence, respect for Nature and non-pollution of her elements are burning issues today. Centuries ago Sri Sankara, towering philosopher of Bharat, lived a life and preached an art of living that helped the country in the maintaining, by and large, her emotional and cultural, if not political, oneness through her tumultous age. His philosophy of non-dualism stresses the fundamental unity and total harmony of all beings, animate and inanimate. “Unity alone is real; love it and take refuge in it” the Acarya preached. As the present book shows, all this is a panacea for all the ills of the humanity, now choked in an atmosphere that is dense and polluted with excesses of the industrial and technological revolutions, the political and social upheavals, and an allround degeneracy in morality and ascendancy of violence.

auteur: Sankaranarayanan, S.
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Dr. S. Srinivas Sankaranarayanan (b. 1926) began his education in the Krishnayajurveda in traditional way; became Nyaya Siromani and M. A. in History and Politics; took Doctoral degree in Ancient Indian History; and studied Advaita Vedaanta. He was Gazetted Officer for 21 years in the Epigraphy Branch, Archaeological Survey of India; Director and Professor in the Oriental Research Institute & Department of Indian Culture, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, for 10 years; and U.G.C. Professor for 3 years in the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras. Since 1986 he is Hon. Prof. In the Adyar Library & Research Centre, Madras. The title.

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Het Innerlijke Leven van Krishnamurti

Door Aryel Sanat, vertaald door Louis Geertman en Ali Ritsema.

413 Pagina’s | Eerste druk 2005 | Softcover | Uitgeverij der Theosofische Vereniging in Nederland | ISBN: 9789061750857.

Engels origineel: The Inner Life of Krishnamurti | Uitgegeven in 1999 | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 083560781X.

Krishnamurti’s innerlijke leven is een raadsel, niet in de laatste plaats doordat hij het vijfdecennia lang geheim heeft gehouden

Toen Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) veertien jaar oud was, riepen theosofen hem uit tot de nieuwe messias en zij brachten hem in contact met de eeuwige wijsheid. Krishnamurti was opgevoed in Groot Brittannië en hij wijdde zijn leven aan de verspreiding van zijn inzichten over de gehele wereld. Hij behoort inderdaad tot de grootste spirituele leiders van de twintigste eeuw. Onder de zeer velen, die hij beïnvloedde bevinden zich de Dalai Lama, Joseph Campbell, Deepak Chopra, Henry Miller en Aldous Huxley. Maar Krishnamurti was een revolutionair in diepste zin. Meer dan zestig jaar schuwde hij geloofssystemen en vooronderstellingen van welke aard ook, inclusief de esoterische beginselen van de Theosofie.

Maar persoonlijk?

Aryel Sanat onthult de rijke esoterische gebeurtenissen van Krishnamurti’s innerlijke leven. Persoonlijk heeft Krishnamurti nooit het bestaan van zijn ‘meesters’ ontkend, noch het feit dat hij het voertuig voor de Heer Maitreya of de Christus zou zijn. Deze innerlijke realiteiten vormden zelfs ieder dag een onderdeel van zijn volwassen leven en waren nauw verbonden met het werk dat hij deed.

Afkomstig uit Deel I –  ‘De Oerbron’; Hoofdstuk 3 ‘Mutatie (blz. 107 & 108):

” Het lichaam is je lastdier – het paard, waarop je rijdt. Daarom moet je het goed behandelen en er goed voor zorgen; je moet het geen overwerk laten doen, je moet het naar behoren voeden met uitsluitend zuiver eten en drinken, en het altijd strikt reinigen, zelfs van het kleinste spatje vuil. Want zonder een volmaakt schoon en gezond lichaam kun je niet het zware werk van voorbereiding doen, kun je de onophoudelijke inspanning ervan niet verdragen. Maar jij moet het zijn, die altijd controle heeft over dat lichaam en niet omgekeerd. ” 

 

auteur: Sanat, A.
ISBN: 9789061750857
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Onder de zeer velen die hij beïnvloedde bevinden zich de Dalai Lama, Joseph Campbell, Deepak Chopra, Henry Miller en Aldous Huxley. Maar Krishnamurti was een revolutionair in diepste zin. Meer dan zestig jaar schuwde hij geloofssystemen en vooronderstellingen van welke aard ook, inclusief de esoterische beginselen van de Theosofie.

Maar persoonlijk?

Aryel Sanat onthult de rijke esoterische gebeurtenissen van K’s innerlijke leven. Persoonlijk heeft Krishnamurti nooit het bestaan van zijn ‘meesters’ ontkend, noch het feit dat hij het voertuig voor de Heer Maitreya of de Christus zou zijn. Deze innerlijke realiteiten vormden zelfs iedere dag een onderdeel van zijn volwassen leven en waren nauw verbonden met het werk dat hij deed.

ARYEL SANAT (Miguel Angel Sanabria) heeft sinds 1964 over Krishnamurti onderwezen en geschreven. Hij is universitair hoofddocent in de filosofie en godsdienst aan de Amerikaanse Universiteit in Washington. Hij woont in Arlington, Virginia.

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Rhythm of Wholeness

By Dane Rudhyar (1895 – 1985).

268 Pages | A Quest Original 1983 | Softcover | Quest Books U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835605787.

This extraordinary work has been called ‘Dane Rudhyar’s Great Opus – his masterwork – formulating and integrating as all-inclusively as possible his philosophical/metaphysical worldview‘. Thus, Rhythm represents the culmination of decades of intense research into and creative thought about the basic questions concerning creation and evolution. In this book we find Rudhyar’s optimistic conclusion that man is part and parcel of ‘the wholeness that always is‘. Here is his challenge to the reader to consider man in a planetary frame of reference. Rhythm is, in short, the author’s total affirmation of being.

From Chapter 15 – ‘Epilogue’ (p. 256):

” Out of the ever-renewed chording of innumerable wholes, within wholes, within wholes . . . the cyclic of Wholeness rises. Is it a melody? Or is it one immense Tone sent forth by the gong of Space for countless wholes to resonate to – if they can, if they dare? Oh, blessed are those whose hearts respond to it, and in whose mind its overtones become Meaning, and Meaning, peace! ”  

auteur: Rudhyar, D.
ISBN: 0835605787
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Beyond Individualism – The Psychology of Transformation

By Dane Rudhyar (1895 – 1985).

148 Pages | A Quest Original, published in 1979 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835605183.

Beyond Individualism is, we suggest, a book for the serious student, who may feel that today’s psychology would do well to include an added dimension of thought. Rudhyar provides this dimension. The result is a transpersonal, transcultural, beyond individualism psychology.

From Chapter 1 – ‘A Holistic Approach’ (p. 7):

” However individualized and separate modern men and women may be, the basic, yet almost totally forgotten fact is that their physical organisms, from which all forms of activities and all types of consciousness are primordially derived, are constituted mainly by ‘sea water’. It is the same kind of sea water, however different the races, cultures and personalities. The original oceanic state remains the the foundation of life in every living organism, be it the body of the greatest genius, saint or ‘perfect Master’. It is primordial stuff out of which the ‘generic’ unconcious develops. One might call it the foundation of planetary life serving as a substratum for the process of generic differentiation of Earth-life into a multitude of animal species, with homo sapiens as the present apex of the differentiating biological evolution. “

auteur: Rudhyar, D.
ISBN: 0835605183
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Buddhist Meditation

172 pages | Second edition, 2nd reprint 2007 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar

This book consists of a series of talks given to a group of international students at The School of Wisdom at the Theosophical Society headquarters in Chennai, India.

Venerable Professor Samdhong Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet and arrived in India with His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He is a distinguished Tibetan scholar, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in exile and the former Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, Vārānasi.

Does every person who is in training for meditation needs a guru?

A. That depends on the person. According to Buddhist training methods, an absolute beginner cannot do without an instructor; every Śrāvaka needs a guru. But for how long the instructor is needed depends entirely on the progress of the individual pupil. In a few cases, a guru is not needed. A Pratyeka Buddha in the becoming does not need a guru. “

  • From Chapter 5 ‘Progress of Meditation: One-pointedness, Wisdom and Insight’, p. 116
auteur: Samdhong Rinpoche
ISBN: 9788170594536
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Yoga and the Teaching of Krishna

By Ravi Ravindra.

390 Pages | First edition 1998, 1st reprint, 2006 | Softcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170593174.

This Volume is a compilation of some of the essays, which Ravi Ravindra (1939 – present), a scientist-philosopher, has written over more than a quarter of a century. These essays have been published in a variety of journals and magazines, some of which are now easily accessible. Brief excerpts from some of his books, Whispers from the Other Shore, Science and Spirit, The Yoga of the Christ, and Krishnamurti: Two Birds on One Tree, are also included in the collection.

Each of the selections here is influenced by yoga and the teaching of Krishna; all of them speak of and are related to the wisdom of the spiritual traditions of India. They range from an exploration of Rita in the Rig Veda and its relation to Yajña and Dharma in the subsequent tradition to a reflection upon the influence of the Indian tradition on contemporary spiritual Masters, such as  J. Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) and G.I. Gurdjieff (1866 – 1949). Some of the essays deal exclusively with the great texts of India, such as Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita, while some deal with parallels which can be found with texts from other traditions, such as The Enneads of Plotinus and The Gospel according to Saint John.

auteur: Ravindra, R.
ISBN: 8170593174
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The 75th Anniversary Book of the Theosophical Society – A Short History of the Society’s Growth from 1926 – 1950

By Josephine Ransom (1879 – 1960).

252 Pages | First edition, 1st reprint 2005 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170594502.

” May Those who are the embodiment of Love Immortal, bless with Their Protection the Society established to do Their Will on Earth; may They ever guard it by Their Power, inspire it with Their Wisdom, and energize it with Their Activity. “ Annie Besant (1847 – 1933).

This excellent book recording the history of the Theosophical Society from 1926 – 1950, has been painstakingly researched and is accurate in facts and shrewd in assessment. Ransom  tells us: ‘I have tried to be accurate, to observe due proportion, to exercise the historian’s prerogative of impartiality, and to give a clear impression of how the great ideals of the Society are working themselves out.’ She has succeeded admirably.

auteur: Ransom, J.
ISBN: 8170594502
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A Short History of the Theosophical Society

By J. Ransom.

591 Pages | First edition, 2nd reprint 2007 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 9788170595144.

THE GOLDEN STAIRS

” A clean life, an open mind, a pure heart, an eager intellect, an unveiled spiritual perception, a brotherliness for one’s co-disciple,a readiness to give and receive advice and instruction, a loyal sence of duty to the Teacher, a willing obedience to the behests of TRUTH, once we have placed our confidence in, and believe that Teacher to be in possession of it; a courageous endurance of personal injustice, a brave declaration of principles, a valiant defence of those who are unjustly attacked, and a constant eye to the ideal of human progression and perfection, which the secret science depicts – these are the golden stairs up the steps of which the learner may climb to the Temple of Divine Wisdom. “- Helena P. Blavatsky.

The year 1875 was a milestone for both the Eastern and the Western world. The Theosophical Society founded in that year, still thrives. This book traces its history over a period of sixty-two years, recording most of the important events and personalities of the time.

Mrs. Josephine Ransom (1879 – 1960), the author had access to more archival information than her precedessors, for example. Curuppumullage Jinarājadāsa (1875 – 1953), who edited The Golden Book of the Theosophical Society in 1925. Moreover, of additional value are the initial chapters, in which the authors traces the spiritualism that pervaded in the period prior to the founding of the Society. The absence of personal opinions and criticism adds to the historical value of the book.

auteur: Ransom, J.
ISBN: 9788170595144
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The Human and the Divine – Nine-fold Relationship to Śrī Piļļai Lokācārya and Madame Blavatsky

By N.C. Ramanujachary.

172 Pages | First limited edition 1995 | Softcover | Prapti Books, Madras, India | No ISBN.

The lives of Śrī Piļļai Lokācārya and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 – 1891) were irradiated by the Great Ones who are ever seeking for interpreters of Occult Knowledge in the outer world . . . Their contribution and catholicity of thought remain a source of perennial inspiration to the true aspirants of Divine Wisdom.

From Section C – ‘Present and Future of the Thoughts: (p. 136):

” The teachings of any philosopher necessary are expressions of the Eternal Wisdom. Each one has dealt with the reality of the world, the organic relation of all life to the Divine Principle, the workings within the Cosmos, which are all matters of great appeal to a rational human. Stressing the solidarity of man, aiding him and his mind to the cosmic Mind, and leading each to the inevitable state of embracing the whole of the Universe has been the effort of both PL and HPB in their own chosen way. ” 

auteur: Ramanujachary, N.C.
ISBN:
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An Enduring Philosopher (T. Subba Row) – A Sequel to A Lonely Disciple

By N.C. Ramanujachary.

61 Pages | First limited edition 1995 | Softcover | Prapti Books, Madras, India | No ISBN.

T. Subba Row, an outstanding figure in the early days of the Theosophical Society after the Founders, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 – 1891) and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832 – 1917) came to India, was highly respected for his wide-ranging erudition and knowledge of esoteric philosophy and practice. He had many things to reveal on Occult Science and Philosophy. This slim volume, second in the series, includes seven essays vividly written.

From page VI:

” . . . You are wrong in distrusting Subba Row’s writings. He does not write willingly, to be sure, but he will never make a false statement. – Ten to one – it will never receive the attention it deserves – Why? Simply, because his statements contain sober facts, and that what your prefer generally is fiction so long as the latter dovetails with, and answers preconceived theories. ” 

  • Master K.H. in: ‘Letter No. 93’ (Winter 1883) The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett.

 

auteur: Ramanujachary, N.C.
ISBN: No ISBN
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Subba Row – A Lonely Disciple

By N.C. Ramanujachary.

59 Pages | First edition 1993 | Softcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170592151.

T. Subba Row, an outstanding figure in the early days of the Theosophical Society after the Founders, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 – 1891) and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832 – 1917) came to India, was highly respected for his wide-ranging erudition and knowledge of esoteric philosophy and practice. Such, he played an important role during the formative years of the Society. His speeches and writings contained in two publications, The Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gītā and Esoteric Writings, strike the reader even today by their range and depth.

N.C. Ramanujachary born in 1935 at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, India, is a long-standing member of the Theosophical Society. A member of the Authors Guild of India, he is well known as short-story writer in Telugu, with the nom de plume SRIVIRINCHI.

From page 42:

” Madame Blavatsky had to face the accusation, that ‘Isis Unveiled’ was written with the help of Subba Row. She countered this in a letter dated January 9 1886:

I made Subba Row’s acquaintance on the day I first arrived to Madras, in 1882. Saw him for a week and then when we left Bombay for Madras to live, in January 1883, had exchanged with him a few letters till then. How could I write ‘Isis’ with his help, I in New York, he at Madras and perfect strangers to each other? “

 

auteur: Ramanujachary, N.C.
ISBN: 8170592151
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The Templars and the Grail – Knights of the Quest

By Karen Ralls.

261 Pages | Softcover | First Quest Edition 2003 | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835608077.

Who were the mysterious mediëval Knights Templar, and how can we separate fact from fiction? How does their mythos and its meaning live on today?

The powerful Knights Templar, famed monastic warriors of the Crusades, have long been shrouded in mystery. They were believed to conduct mystical rites, guard the Holy Grail, and possess the lost treasures of Jerusalem. They were also bankers to kings, trusted diplomats, farmers, business scions, and navigators. From Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival to Hollywood films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the Templars continue to fascinate many today.

Dr. Karen Ralls presents the unfolding drama of the Knights Templar through time, examining the many beliefs and theories about their presumed powers and knowledge. Drawing on both academic and popular sources, she provides a solidly researched, up-to-date perspective and includes exclusive photos from Rosslyn Chapel and its museum exhibition. The result is a riveting read and a vital contribution to Templar history and their enduring spiritual legacy.

From Chapter 3 – ‘Organization and Beliefs’:

The Importance of Our Lady 

” The Templars showed a great reverence for Mary. Rule 306 states that ‘the hours of Our Lady should always be said first in this house . . .  because Our Lady was the beginning of our Order, and in her and in her honour, if it please God, will be the end of our lives and the end of our Order, whenever God wishes it to be. ‘ “

auteur: Ralls, K.
ISBN: 0835608077
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Indian Philosophy – Volume 1

By Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 – 1975).

738 Pages | First published in 1923, 1999 edition | Oxford India Paperbacks | Softcover | Oxford University Press, New Delhi | ISBN: 0195638190.

Long acknowledged as a classic, this pioneering study of Indian thought charts a fascinating course through an intricate history. From the ṛg-veda to Rāmānujā, Radhakrishnan traces the development of Indian philosophy, while showing its growth as a single tradition of thought through the ages. Individual philosophers and their views are interpreted in the light of this broad argument. Throughout, the author’s concern is to show ancient philosophical texts at their best and relate these to contemporary issues of philosophy and religion. The essential elements of individual texts and philosophies are emphasized in order to prevent meaning and significance from being obscured by detail. Parallels between Indian and Western philosophical traditions are also regularly drawn.

From the Introduction (p. 25):

” The founders of philosophy strive for a socio-spiritual reformation of the country. When the Indian civilisation is called a Brāhmanical one, it only means that its main character and dominating motives are shaped by its philosophical thinkers and religious minds, though, these are not all of Brāhmin birth. The idea of Plato, that philosophers must be the rulers and directors of society is practised in India. The ultimate truths are truths of spirit, and in the light of them actual life has to be refined. “

auteur: Radhakrishnan, S.
ISBN: 0195638190
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Tarot for Life – Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth

By Paul Quinn.

344 Pages | First Quest Edition 2009 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 9780835608794.

This book is not just theory, it comes from someone who knows. . . .

You don’t need to have psychic abilities to read Tarot cards effectively. But you do need to be curious – curious about who you are and about the opportunities for growth in your daily life. Paul Quinn tranforms the Tarot from fortune-telling into the ultimate self-help tool for intuitive guidance, empowerment, and well-being. Discover how you can use the Tarot as a vibrant way to access inner Wisdom and to gain meaningful, practical insights into your relationships, career, family and personal development.

Quinn explains how the Tarot can offer Soul-directed advice to help you make wiser choices, and he shows how even the cards, that look most troubling can convey support. Newcomers and experts alike will value his thought-provoking examples and entertaining anecdotes, that explain complexities without reducing the cards’ mystical power. Quinn’s unique view opens the Tarot as a lifelong aid to enhancing awareness, self-knowledge and joy – right here, right now.

From the Epilogue (p. 331):

” The Journey Begins . . .

To thee no star be dark
Both heaven and earth
Friend thee for ever.
– William Shakespeare

[…]

Part of the practical beauty of the Tarot, is that it is a tool you can use forever, whenever you feel the need to understand yourself or situations in more objective, symbolic ways. But the word ‘Life’ in the title of this work, is not just about duration. It’s about the joy of using the cards to discover the spiritual opportunities in everyday and grow in compassion for the seventy-eight courageous, wise, wounded Tarot characters in yourself and in everyone. In seeing ourselves with more kindness and with a greater sense of creative potential, we cannot help, but view the world with the same generosity. “

auteur: Quinn, P.
ISBN: 9780835608794
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Paths to Wholeness (Study Guide)

By Willamay Pym.

39 Pages | Copyright 1989 by The Theosophical Society in America | A4 Study Course | Quest Books, U.S.A. | No ISBN.

The course may be studied by an individual. In this case, the keeping of a journal, supplemental reading, and a willingness to discuss the material with others will be most useful in deepening and broadening one’s insights. Prior to each lesson is a section entitled ‘Preparation for Lesson…’ Many of the articles listed in these sections are from the American Theosophist special issues or from Quest Magazine.

From page 37:

” The desire for wholeness develops within the framework of human love. It is only when love has been sufficiently developed by means of different kinds of temporary relationships between different fragments of the Divine Life (that means us) that the love for the whole is born within it. Then, instead of seeking satisfaction in this piecemeal manner, the fragment seeks it in the whole and through the whole in other fragments . . . This coming together in whatever measure it may be achieved is the only source of happiness, bliss or ananda there is in this world. Love is the very nature of the Divine, the unity which is the One Reality. It alone is the force, which causes the unreal to be drawn into the Real – the many into the One. “

  • I.K. Taimni (1898–1978) in The Secret of Self-Realization.
auteur: Pym, W.
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What Death Really Is, Questions We All Ask – Journey through the Portals of Change to the Heart of the Universe

By Gottfried de Purucker (1874 – 1942).

122 Pages | Copyright 1986 | Softcover | Point Loma Publications, San Diego, California | ISBN: 0913004480.

Dutch translation: Wat de Dood Werkelijk Is, Vragen die Wij Allen Stellen | Copyright 1986 | Stichting ISIS, International Study-Centre for Independent Search for Truth, ‘s-Gravenhage ISBN: 9073257018.

‘ LIGHT for the Mind
LOVE for the Heart
UNDERSTANDING for the Intelligence

ALL THREE must be satisfied
Before One
Can have PEACE. ‘

What Death Really Is, is a concise handbook to understanding the processes of dying and the after death states. It answers some of the most pertinent questions, that one has about after-death consciousness. Drawing from various world Wisdom traditions, G. de Purucker reaches into the heart of the subject in a clear and understandable manner.

From Chapter ‘Summing Up’ (p. 114 & p. 115):

” Man is a god manifesting in a physical body, but through an intermediate psychological apparatus. He is a divine flame encased in gross substance or matter, manifesting feebly at the present time in his evolutionary journey the wondrous faculties and powers of the god within, but showing them nevertheless at least somewhat. For man can think, and thinking is a wondrous faculty. He can cast his thought beyond the stars. He can reason. He can draw deductions from premisses. He can raise himself aloft on the wings of his imagination, and, guided by reason, soar beyond the confines of the Polar Star. Man can feel. He has compassion. He has pity for the helpless, for the hopeless, a yearning to aid those, who need aid. All these are divine faculties. Even in so small a degree as these examples testify does man show forth the working of the god within him. “

auteur: Purucker, G. de
ISBN: 0913004480
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Occult Glossary – A Compendium of Oriental and Theosophical Terms

By Gottfried de Purucker (1874 – 1942).

201 Pages | First edition 1933, second ands revised edition 1996 | Hardcover | Theosophical University Press, Pasadena, California | ISBN: 1557000506.

Dutch translation: Occulte Woordentolk – Een Handboek van Oosterse en Theosofische Termen | Second revised edition 2011 | Theosophical University Press, Den Haag | ISBN: 9789070328955.

Modern theosophical writings contain numerous terms and concepts drawn from the sacred literatures of antiquity, most of which are not found in modern dictionairies. Other have entered the vernacular with such a diversity of meanings they are in danger of losing their clarity and usefulness. Like the term occult, which simply means ‘hidden’ (as when a star is ‘occulted’ by a moon or planet), their philosophical depth has been obscured by layers of popular connotation. A succinct and reliable guide to this specialized terminology is required.

In print since 1933, The Occult Glossary fills this need. Defining some 300 (Sanskrit) terms most frequently found in the field of metaphysics, it serves also as a fine introduction to theosophy. A scholar of Occidental and Oriental languages and philosophies, Dr. G. de Purucker was well qualified to elucidate these terms, and to explain the spiritual import of such themes as karma, reïncarnation, planetary and solar cycles, universal brotherhood, and man’s evolutionary pilgrimage.

From the flyleaf:

” Genuine occultism, divorced from ethics, is simply unthinkable because impossible. There is no genuine occultism, which does not include the loftiest ethics, that the moral sense of mankind can comprehend. Occultism means the study of the hid things of Being, the science of life or universal nature. [It] embraces not merely the physical, physiological, psychological and spiritual portion of man’s being, but has as equal and indeed a perhaps wider range in the studies dealing with the structure and operations as well as the origin and destiny of the cosmos. ” 

 

 

auteur: Purucker, G. de
ISBN: 1557000506
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Golden Precepts (of Esotericism) – A Guide to Enlightened Living

By Gottfried de Purucker (1874 – 1942).

170 Pages | Published in 1931, copyright 1971 | Softcover | Point Loma Publications, San Diego, California | ISBN: 0913004022.

Dutch translation: Gulden Regels der Esoterische Wijsbegeerte | Uitgegeven in 1976 | Stichting ISIS, International Study-Centre for Independent Search for Truth, ‘s-Gravenhage | ISBN: 9070163551.

Golden Precepts is a handbook for those following the path to the heart of the universe. De Purucker’s expression of the timeless ‘Wisdom’ carries with it a quality of living spiritual experience and inspiration. Integrating Theosophy, Vedanta and Buddhist teachings, this book of mystical guidance is a light for all following ‘the inner path of enlightenment’.

G. de Purucker is regarded as the most profound expositor and commentator of the 20th century on the Theosophic teachings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 – 1891). His works cover areas of metaphysical, philosophical and mystical expression. Golden Precepts is his pre-eminent mystical writing, a guide book and invitation to participate in the experience of the spirit.

From its backflap:

” Human beings essentially are kin to the gods, kin to the Cosmic Spirits. The Universe is our Home. We cannot ever leave it. We are its children, its offspring, and therefore all that there is, is of boundless Space, is we ourselves in our inmost. We are native there, and boundless Space is our home, and our instinct tells us therefore that ‘all is well’. “

auteur: Purucker, G. de
ISBN: 0913004022
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Clothed with the SUN – The Mystery-tale of Jesus the Avatara

By Gottfried de Purucker (1874 – 1942).

45 Pages | First published in 1938, second printing 1944, second edition and edited in 1972 | Softcover | Point Loma Publications, San Diego, California | ISBN: 091300406.

Dutch translation: Bekleed met de ZON – het Mysterie-verhaal van Jezus | Uitgegeven in 1972 | Stichting ISIS, International Study-Centre for Independent Search for Truth, ‘s-Gravenhage | ISBN: 9070163195.

Jesus lived. Whatever name he may have had, the individual known as Jesus (the Hebrew name being Jeshua or Joshua), was an actual man, a great Sage. He did indeed live. He was, furthermore, an initiate into the secret doctrine of his period; and around him, after his death, grew up legends and tales, which were woven in later days – say a century after his death- into the so-called Gospels.

But who was Jesus? Nobody really knows. There is not one, single definite, conclusive, and proving answer to this question – not a single answer, which is know to be a certainty. When did Jesus live? When was he born? The answers to these questions are still unfound and still occupy the attention of not a small army of scholars and students; but behind all the cloud of uncertainty and the dust of conflicting opinions and, through all the ages since Jesus, later called the Christ, came and taught his fellow-men, through all and behind all this, we nevertheless discern the sublime figure of a Great Teacher.

From page 23:

” Believe not, said in substance the Syrian Sage of old to his disciples, ‘men when they come to you and tell you: ‘Lo, I am the Christ, follow me!’ Or when another one comes and says: ‘Lo, I am the Christ follow me!’ Believe them not. But when one comes before you, in the name of the Christ-spirit, and tells you to follow Truth whose ringing tones are heard in every normal heart of man, and who speaks in the name of the god within, in the name of the inner Christ, in the name of the inner Buddha, then said in substance the Syrian Sage, ‘He is my own. Follow him. “
auteur: Purucker, G. de
ISBN: 091300406
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Dynamics of the Psychic World – Comments by H.P. Blavatsky

Comments by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831 – 1891), compiled by Lina Psaltis.

132 Pages | Reprint 1989 | Paperback | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 817059121X.

Psychic phenomena, magic, hypnotism, spiritualism, planes of perception, dreams, and spiritual progress – these are some of the subjects discussed in this collection of excertps from the writings of one of the most famous occultists of history: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.

In this small book the compiler has drawn together from various sources some of the important and interesting statements made by H.P. Blavatsky more than a century ago on subjects, which are arousing wide interest today. Her comments not only reveal something of her profound knowledge and wisdom, but are also fascinating, informative and relevant. They contain valuable advice to those who would dabble in psychic realms without being aware of their dangers and pitfalls.

From page 104/105:

” The key in each degree is the ‘aspirant himself’. It is not the fear of God, which is the beginning of Wisdom, but the knowledge of SELF which is WISDOM ITSELF. How grand and true appears, thus, to the student of Occultism who has commenced to realize some of the foregoing truths, the answer given by the Delphic Oracle to all who came seeking after Occult Wisdom – words repeated and enforced again and again by the wise Socrates: MAN KNOW THYSELF . . . ” 

  • From: Collected Writings, Vol. IX, p. 162.
auteur: Blavatsky, H.P./Psaltis, L. (comp.)
ISBN: 817059121X
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Madame Blavatsky Unveiled

By Leslie Price.

44 Pages | First edition February 1986 | Softcover; (paper) leaflet | Theosophical History Centre, London | ISBN: 0948753005.

A new discussion of the most famous investigation of The Society for Psychical Research.

Founded in 1985, Theosophical History Centre seeks to promote interest in the history of the Theosophical Society and related fields. The paper was first presented on 12 April 1983 and it was subsequently made available in draft in both the parapsychological and theosophical communities.

From page 1:

” Madame Blavatsky, the co-founder of the T.S. was born in 1831. In ‘Spiritual Magazine’, April 1872, she was reported to be directing a Spiritualist society in Cairo, Egypt and after her arrival in New York in 1873 reports of paranormal phenomena around her began to appear regularly in the Spiritualist papers. She was corresponding secretary of the T.S., founded in New York in 1873, of which Col. Henry Olcott was president until his death in 1907. The two chief founders left the U.S.A. for India in 1878 via London, and transferred T.S. headquarters first to Bombay and in 1882 to Adyar. It was during a visit by the founders to Europe in May 1884 that the S.P.R. Committee was formed. The S.P.R, itself was only two years old, and the personnel of Spiritualism, Theosophy and Psychical Research were not then as polarised as they later became. “

 

auteur: Price, L.
ISBN: 0948753013
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Life and its Spirals – History in the Light of Theosophy

By E.W. Preston.

167 Pages | Softcover | Published in 1962, first reprint 1990 | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170591376.

This companion Volume to The Earth And Its Cycles deals with history in the Light of Theosophy and is based on lectures delivered at the School of the Wisdom, Adyar, Madras. The general principles of evolutionary psychology were first expounded by Professor J.E. Marcault in The Evolution Of Man and were illustrated from the history of science in Studies In Evolutionary Psychology by E.W. Preston. and C.G. Trew. Both these books are now out of print. The present writer, convinced of the validity of these principles has, with permission, selected and expanded the material so that the theory may again be available to students.

  1.  PART I – Introduces the concept of life as an expanding spiral in Nature and man.
  2.  PART II – Deals with modern races and their psychology.
  3.  PART III – Is an attempt to see the working-out of these ideas in the present and future.

From Chapter IX – ‘The Fifth Root Race, Aryan or Indo-European’ (p. 70):

” The races of men are not end-on, but overlap in time as do the members of a family. Each has it own cycle and reaches the various levels of consciousness successively. Each is influenced by the other and, in the later stages, tends toward similarity of level. Before the Fifth Race was founded the Fourth Race had spread throughout the world and the majority of peoples of the world today are its descendants. […] In The Secret Doctrine Madame Blavatsky discusses this subject of the overlapping of the races. She points out that there is ‘an enormous overlapping of one Race over the Race that succeeds it, though in characters and external type the elder loses its characteristics, and assumes the new features of the younger Race’. Further, she adds that ‘even now (1888) the new Race and races are preparing to be formed’, and that it is in America that the transformation will take place, and has already silently commenced. The Americans of the United States have already become a nation apart. They are, in short, the germs of the sixth sub-race, and in some few hundred years more, will become the pioneers of that race, which must succeed to the present European or fifth sub-race. After this, in about 25.000 years, they will launch into preparations for the seventh sub-race. “

auteur: Preston, E.W.
ISBN: 8170591376
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An Abridgement of The Secret Doctrine

260 pages | Paperback | Quest Books, 1996

Explore the Wisdom of the Ages

This abridgement presents the central insights of the original text in accessible form, simplified by the selection of those pasages that are most interesting and relevant for the contemporary reader.

The creation of the universe and the nature of humanity as taught by the Ancient Wisdom. An abridgement of the original 1500 page work, The Secret Doctrine.

auteur: Blavatsky, H.P./Preston, E.W. (ed.)/Humphreys, C. (ed.)
ISBN: 9780835600095
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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) was born of a noble family in Russia. She became a student of metaphysical lore, and traveled to many lands, including Tibet, in search of hidden knowledge. In the 1870s she went to New York and, with Col. Henry S. Olcott and others, formed the Theosophical Society, an organization dedicated to: – Fellowship among all peoples of the world – Encouragement of the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science – Investigation of the unexplained powers and forces at work in nature and in humankind.

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Initiation into Yoga

By Sri Krishna Prem, formerly known as Ronald Henry Nixon) (1898 – 1965).

128 Pages | First Quest Edition 1976 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835604845.

Yoga according to Sri Krishna Prem is nothing but an intense relating to life: ‘The aspirant must therefore guard himself carefully against any tendency to separate himself from his fellows. He must strive always to feel himself into the hearts of those he meets in his daily life‘. Surely these words are a far, far cry from what we are used to reading in the great array of yogic studies now available to the Western world. Initiation into Yoga is indeed a living experience between author and reader: therefore, a legitimate yogic experience in itself.

From Chapter I – ‘Initiation into Yoga’ (p. 35 & 36):

” The Guru is the pure Consciousness itself dwelling in the heart of every living being and particularly that Light as reflected in the ‘sattvic buddhi’ – the power that gives us certain knowledge beyond all the doubts and hesitations of the mind. That Light dwells in all beings and speaks (that is why some traditions have termed it the Logos, the Word) in our hearts with the voice of conscience; though only too often we confuse its voice with various other voices that speak with louder accents. “

 

auteur: Prem, Sri K.
ISBN: 0835604845
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Conversations with J. Krishnamurti

116 pages | Paperback | Quest Books, 1990

The world renowned teacher J. Krishnamurti, comes uniquely alive in this six revealing interviews with journalist N. Lakshmi Prasad.

auteur: Prasad, N.L.
ISBN: 0835606619
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The Solar System

By Arthur E. Powell (1882 – 1969).

371 Pages | First published in 1930, first edition, third reprint 2015 | Hardcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 9788170594314.

The Solar System offers a comprehensive picture of the streams of life, passing from stage to stage of development to the level of humanity and beyond. This valuable work is the last of a series of books by the same author, that present a coherent and sequential account of the finer bodies of the human being and its role in the scheme of evolution. It was preceded by The Etheric Double – The Health Aura, The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena, The Mental Body and The Causal Body and the Ego.

Human evolution takes place as the Soul experiences birth in different races and civilizations. The vast panorama presented here and the details of the human constitution contained in the rest of the series, awaken insight into the glorious nature of the cosmic process and the great future awaiting humanity on its pilgrimage towards the Eternal.

From the Introduction: (p. xvii, p. xviii & p. xix):

” Up to the present, however, no one book has appeared covering the whole of this vast ground [of the Solar System], describing both the ‘field’ of evolution and the streams of life, which evolve in it as the ages roll by. The present Volume is therefore attempt to fill this need.

[…]

  1. The work is planned in three main sections. First, the field, in which evolution takes place, is described. This involves a study of the various globes, their successive periods of activity and obscuration, the chains and schemes of evolution. It is the form-side of our subject, a description of the places where life evolves.

  2. The second section deals with the various streams of life, which are poured into the prepared field, and the method by which those streams steadily evolve and pass through the various stages or levels of attainment or growth. These processes are here dealt with in broad outline only, giving the student a bird’s-eye view of the whole stately march of events.

  3. The third section describes in much more detail the progress of the component parts of certain of the kingdoms of life, more especially the human races and subraces. In this section, however, as already stated, full elaboration of detail is avoided, the object being, not so much to give the student an encyclopaedic mass of in-formation, as to enable him to perceive and understand the principles determining the mighty plan in obedience to which everything is ordered in this superbly ordered universe, in which ‘not a sparrow falls on the ground’ save by the Will of the Father of the System to which we have the honour to belong. “

 

auteur: Powell, A.E.
ISBN: 9788170594314
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The Great Awakening – Reflections on Zen and Reality

By Robert Powell.

179 Pages | Copyright 1961, first Quest book edition 1983 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835605779.

Here is Krishnamurti – a living legend; one of the most creative minds of our time. And here is Robert Powell. Captivated by the stark truth he found in the Krishnamurti philosophy, he pondered over the dynamic equivalents he noted in Zen Buddhism, the exotic discipline that has so captured the imagination of the Western world.

Powell’s search for reality is not limited to exploring the Krishnamurti and Zen philosophies. He believes the mystical tradition of all major religions has been concerned with an immediate transformation of consciousness, and that all major religions are in fact, branches of the same tree. The tree of reality, symbol of the non-divisibility of life.

From Chapter 30 – ‘There is Nothing in It . . . (p. 169):

” In the end there can only be Silence; when no longer anything is said or done to describe or ‘act’ Zen consciously, comes the experience of the silent mind, in which there is constant renewal so that the mind is ever fresh and innocent. So let us wash out our mouths many times, for we have mentioned the Buddha, Christ, etc. many times, and consider ourselves lucky that for now we have been spared the pulling of the nose, the thirty blows or such treatment – and who would deny that we have deserved it? Thus there remains only to ‘walk on’! “

auteur: Powell, R.
ISBN: 0835605779
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