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Occult Glossary – A Compendium of Oriental and Theosophical Terms

20 maart 2019

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

Prijs: € 17,95

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