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f the initiated wisdom; like them both, he returned to become a worker of wonders. at this period, it was almost universally believed that introduction v the secret knowledge was only really obtainable by those who were willing to quit their home and their country to undergo dangers and hardships in its quest; and this idea even obtains to an extent in the present day. the life of the late madame blavatsky is an example in point. this period in which abraham the jew lived was one in which magic was almost universally believed in, and in which its professors were held in honour; faust (who was probably also a contemporary of our author, cornelius agrippa, sir michael scott, and many others i could name, are examples of this, not to mention the celebrated dr. dee in a later age. the history


ALEISTER CROWLEY EIGHT LECTURES ON YOGA

or being to the yogi or the magician. he can reply as st. paul replied to the centurion who boasted of his roman citizenship 'with a great sum obtained i this freedom; and paul, fingering the old school tie, sneered "but i was free born' 18. it is not for us here to enquire as to how it should happen that certain human beings possess from birth this right of intimacy with the highest reality, but blavatsky was of this same opinion that the natural gift marks the acquisition of the rank in the spiritual hierarchy to which the student of magick and yoga aspires. he is, so to speak, an artist in the making; and it is perhaps not likely that his gifts will have become sufficiently automatic in his present incarntion to produce the fruits of his attainment. yet, undoubtedly, there have been suc


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when you have given us this day our daily knowledge-lecture. under these circumstances daath got mixed with dewar, and beelzebub with buchanan. but even the best of these systems is excessively bulky; modern methods have enabled us to concentrate the substance of twenty thousand pages in two score. the best of the serious attempts to systematise the results of comparative religion is that made by blavatsky. but though she had an immense genius for acquiring facts, she had none whatever for sorting and selecting the essentials. grant allen made a very slipshod experiment in this line; so have some of the polemical rationalists; but the only man worthy of our notice is frazer of the golden bough. here again, there is no tabulation; for us it is left to sacrifice literary charm, and even some


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666. i did not understand in the least xi what that implied; it was a passionately ecstatic sense of identity. in my third year at cambridge, i devoted myself consciously to the great work, understanding thereby the work of becoming a spiritual being, free from the constraints, accidents, and deceptions of material existence. i found myself at a loss for a name to designate my work, just as h. p. blavatsky some years earlier "theosophy "spiritualism "occultism "mysticism, all involved undesirable connotations. i chose therefore the name "magick" as essentially the most sublime, and actually the most discredited, of all the available terms. i swore to rehabilitate magick to identify it with my own career; and to compel mankind to respect, love, and trust that which they scorned, hated and f

ated chinese system of mysticism. tannhauser, by a. crowley. an allegorical drama concerning the progress of the soul; the tannhauser story slightly remodelled. the upanishads (s.b.e. series) the classical basis of vedantism, the bestknown form of hindu mysticism. the bhagavad-gita. a dialogue in which krishna, the hindu "christ, expounds a system of attainment. the voice of the silence, by h. p. blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by frater o. m. the goetia. the most intelligible of the mediaeval rituals of evocation. contains also the favorite invocation of the master therion. the shiva sanhita. a famous hindu treatise on certain physical practices. the hathayoga pradipika. similar to the shiva sanhita. erdmann's "history of philosophy. a compendious account of philosophy from the ea

art of iao-oai, delivered unto v.v.v.v.v. for his use in a certain matter of "liber legis" see liber cccxxxiii (the book of lies, pp. 34-5. also appendix vi in his book "liber lxvii. the sword of song" a critical study of various philosophies. an account of buddhism. a. crowley, collected works, vol. ii, pp. 140-203 "liber lxxi. the voice of the silence, the two paths, the seven portals" by h. p. blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by frater o. m. equinox iii, i. supplement "liber lxxxiii- the urn" this is the sequel to "the temple of solomon the king" and is the diary of a magus. this book contains a detailed account of all the experiences passed through by the master therion in his attainment of this grade of initiation, the highest possible to any manifested man. unpublished "liber


ALEISTER CROWLEY MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS

of the sorrow, transitoriness and cruel futility of the universe. a vast wave of pessimism has engulfed the fortress of mansoul. it was indeed a deadly blow to the adepts of the white school when science, their own familiar friend in whom they trusted, lifted up his heel against them. it was in this conjuncture that the yellow adepts sent forth into the western world a messenger, helena petrowna blavatsky, with the distinct mission to destroy, on the one hand, the crude schools of christianity, and, on the other, to eradicate the materialism from physical science. she made the necessary connection with edward maitland and anna kingsford, who were trying rather helplessly to put the exoteric formulae of the white school into th hands of students, and with the secret representatives of the

t present (1924 e.v) pledged to a supreme attempt to chase the manly races from their spiritual halidom (the spasm still [1945 e.v] continues; note well the pro-german screams of anglican bishops, and the intrigues of the vatican) the black school has always worked insidiously, by treachery. we need then not be surprised by finding that its most notable representative was the renegade follower of blavatsky, annie besant, and that she was charged by her black masters with the mission of persuading the world to accept for its teacher a negroid36 messiah. to make the humiliation more complete, a wretched creature was chosen who, to the most loathsome moral qualities, added the most fatuous imbecility. and then blew up. this, then, is the present state of the war of the three schools. we canno

us been paralysed. we are reminded of the spider described by fabre, who injects her victims with a poison which paralyzes them without killing them, so that her own young may find fresh meat. and this is what is going to happen in europe and america unless something is done about it, and done in very short order. the yellow school could not remain impassive spectators of the abominations. madame blavatsky was a mere forerunner. they, in conjunction with the secret chiefs of the white school in europe, chiefs who had been compelled to suspend all attempts at exoteric enlightenment by the general moral debility which had overtaken the races from which they drew their adepts, have prepared a guide for mankind. this man, of an extreme moral force and elevation, combined with a profound sense

on to degenerate in to a "pi-jaw" here goes "to don nirmanakaya's humble robe is to forego eternal bliss for self, to help on man's salvation. to reach nirvana's bliss but to renounce it, is the supreme, the final step- the highest on renunciation's path" follows a common-sense comment by frater o.m "all this about gautama buddha having renounced nirvana is apparently all a pure invention of mme. blavatsky, and has no authority in the buddhist canon. the buddha is referred to, again and again, as having 'passed away by that kind of passing away which leaves nothing what- 40^ weh note: if homer can nod, so can crowley. the mineral called fool's gold is actually iron pyrites, not copper. it has a brassy look, and that might account for this error. 65 ever behind' the account of his doing thi

a true story of drug addicts who were cured of their affliction by a strict r gime and the constant guidance of a master. equinox, the vol. i, no. 1- 10 vol. iii, no. 1- contains an immense number and variety of official publications, rituals, treatises, etc. also special supplements such as the vision and the voice; translation of eliphas l vi's the key of the mysteries; sepher sephiroth; h. p. blavatsky's the voice of the silence, with a commentary by fr. o.m, etc, etc. vol. iii, 3- the equinox of the gods vol. iii, 4- eight lectures on yoga- the deepest book written on the subject of yoga. vol. iii, 5- the book of thoth- a masterpiece on the egyptian tarot, with appendices, and designs with an entirely new pack of tarot cards, executed by frieda harris. goetia, the- the most intelligib


ALEISTER CROWLEY THE HEART OF THE MASTER

e dark to my weak understanding "in the light of the chart of the work of the brotherhood" i said "the will of the master, and his word, are made plain. but of his hour i know not; and i tremble before the darkness of this mystery of sin "of his hour" answered my teacher "it is easy to speak. the heart of the master get any book for free on: www.abika.com 19 the work of our sister helena petrowna blavatsky was inaugurated at the very season of the birth on earth of our brother the master whose word is thelema, whose name is yet hidden under the form of a lion. for it was most needful to prepare his way that he might proclaim his law in every land that is upon the surface of the earth "and this work has been done by the society founded to that end by our sister. yet even so, behold! full fi


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ress of buddha s maya fashioned it. 41 my mind seems ready to agree; 330 but still my senses worry me. nor can i see what sort of gain god finds in this creating pain; nor do the vedas help me here. why should the paramatma cease42 335 from its eternity of peace, develop this disgusting drear system of stars, to gather again involving, all the realm of pain, time, space, to that eternal calm? 340 blavatsky s himalayan balm43 aids us no whit if to improve thus the all-light, all-life, all-love, by evolution s myrrh and gall, it would not then have been the all. 345 thus all conceptions fail and fall. but see the cyclop dia-article on metaphysics; miss no particle the sword of song 34 the advaitist position. mind s superior functions. does truth make itself instantly apparent? not reason. of

brixton brahmaloka, may look forth and see that the babu cannot understand western ideas; but a distinguished civil servant in the madras presidency, second wrangler in a very good year, assured me that he had met a native whose mathematical knowledge was superior to that of the average senior wrangler, and that he had met several others who approached that standard. his specific attack on madame blavatsky is equally unjust, as many natives, not theosophists, have spoken to me of her in the highest terms. honest hindus cannot be expected to think as mr. chesterton deems likely, as he is unfortunately himself a western, and in the same quagmire of misapprehension as prof. max m ller and the rest. madame blavatsky s work was to remind the hindus of the excellence of their own shastras* to sh

orid letter in baboo english. we suspect that the said type of document is in reality exceedingly like the philosophic essays written by englishmen about the splendour of eastern thought. sometimes european mystics deserve something worse than mere laughter at the hands (sic) or orientals. if there was one person whom honest hindus would ever have been justified in tearing to pieces it was madame blavatsky. that our world-worn men of art should believe for a moment that moral salvation is possible and supremely important is an unmixed benefit. but to believe for a moment that it is to be found by going to particular places or reading particular books or joining particular socieites is to make for the thousandth time the mistake that is at once materialism and superstition. if mr. crowley a

tution. for convenience the english has been modernised. see appendix ii. 329. maya fashioned it.41 sir e. arnold, light of asia. 335. why should the paramatma cease.42 the universe is represented by orthodox hindus as alternating between evolution and involution. but apparently, in either state, it is the other which appears desirable, since the change is operated by will, not by necessity. 341. blavatsky s himalayan balm.43 see the corkscrew theories of a. p. sinnet in that masterpiece of confusion of thought and nomenclature! esoteric buddhism. also see the voice of the silence, or, the butler s revenge. not bp. butler. 366. ekam advaita.44 of course i now reject this utterly. but it is, i believe, a stage of thought necessary for many or most of us. the bulk of these poems was written


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very dark and in appearance like s.s.d.d. to accept nothing from these, and in case of doubt or trouble to telegraph direct to him (d.d.c.f. not to be taken in by mere tricks, and to be both courteous and firm. the warnings given to p. by d.d.c.f. were as follows: if he were to feel feeble or ill or worried, and if fires refused to burn, she (madame horos) may be expected. 259 that the real h.p. blavatsky and the real s.d.a. can incarnate in her; and that they (her forces) have been against d.d.c.f. for long. that her occult name is swami vive ananda. that to work against them it was first necessary to separate them, and, at the very last resort, arrest them for theft (they had stolen a travelling bag belonging to d.d.c.f, containing his rituals) to wire their real address to d.d.c.f. 54

straightforward account.59 but d.d.c.f. does not state, as he must have known at the time, that madame horos was a vampire of remarkable power, that is to say, one who, following the left-hand path, uses sexual love as a bait to catch her victims by, and that she had told him (as he, d.d.c.f, told p. at the time he appointed p. his envoy) that she (soror s.v.a) 263 could be "overshadowed by h.p. blavatsky and g.h. soror s.d.a. 8= 3" this d.d.c.f. said he knew, because she had related to him details of a very private conversation he had had with madame blavatsky at denmark hill; also 56 this letter was not published in "light" until january 11, 1902, as at the time the case was "sub judice" 57 in this letter d.d.c.f. signs himself g. s. l. macgregor mathers (comte macgregor de glenstrae. 5


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fy at the sorbonne? aleister crowley. the arcane schools. by john yarker. william tait, 3 wellington park avenue, belfast. 12s. net. the reader of this treatise is at first overwhelmed by the immensity of brother yarker's erudition. he seems to have examined and quoted every document that ever existed. it is true that he occasionally refers to people like hargrave jennings, a. e. waite, and h. p. blavatsky as if they were authorities; but whoso fishes with a net of so wide a sweep as brother yarker's must expect to pull in some worthless fish. this accounts for waite's contempt of him; imagine walford bodie reviewing a medical book which referred to him as an authority on paralysis! the size of the book, too, is calculated to effray; reading it has cost me many pounds in gondolas! and it i


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edition. demy 8vo. 7"s" 6"d. net" the bible, which has been probably more misconstrued than any other book ever written, contains numberless obscure and mysterious passages which are utterly unintelligible without some key wherewith to unlock their meaning "that key is given in thekabbalah" lucifer: a theosophical magazine, intended to bring to light the hidden things of darkness. edited by h. p. blavatsky, mabel collins, and annie besant. vols. i to xvii inclusive. scarce set, 1877 to 1896. with symbolical bookplates of e. d. bacon. 17 vols. 8vo, half calf "net "7 15"s" book of the sacred magic (the) of abra-melin the mage, as delivered by abraham the jew unto his son lamech, a.d. 1458. translated from the original hebrew into french, and now rendered into english. from a unique and valua


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ty of which is situated the kundalini (potential divine energy. once the kundalini is awakened it forces its way up the sunshumn ,80 and, as it does so, its progresses is marked by wonderful visions and the acquisition of hitherto unknown powers. the sushumn is, as it were, the central pillar of the tree of life, and its six stages are known as the six chakkras.81 to these six is added a 78 h. p. blavatsky in "instruction no. 1" issued to members of the first degree of her eastern school of theosophy (marked "strictly private and confidential) deals with those kos'as on p. 16. but it is quite impossible here to attempt to extract from these instructions the little sense they may contain on account of the numerous auric eggs, ak sic envelopes, karmic records, d v chanic states, etc, etc. on

the gradual practice of yoga,246 the destroyer of the darkness of the world, he hears the sounds of the ringing bells, then sounds like roars of thunder. when one fixes his full attention on this sound, being free from fear, he gets absorption, o my beloved! 28. when the mind of the yogi is exceedingly engaged in this sound, he forgets all external things, and is absorbed in this sound.247 h. p. blavatsky in "the voice of the silence" classifies these sounds under seven distinct heads. the first is like the nightingale's sweet voice chanting a song of parting to its mate. the second comes as the sound of a silver cymbal of the dhy n s, awakening the twinkling stars. 153 the next is as the plaint melodious of the ocean-spriote imprisoned in its shell. and this is followed by the chant of v


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ar, and has developed the american literary sense to an incredible point. he translates gr:alpha-kappa-rho-alpha-sigma-iota-alpha "impotence, lack of control" as "sensuality" gr:alpha-gamma-gamma-epsilon-lambda-omicron-sigma as "divinity" and gives us "saucers" for "vials! unfortunately, too, he has studied eastern mysticism at second-hand, through theosophical spectacles. nor has he kept even to blavatsky the genius, but relied upon her commentators, who had neither her learning nor her experience. but he has the key, and it opens the way for a real study of "st john" by a person of greater ability. it is a very remarkable fact, however, that akrasia (333) and akolasia (333) should so accurately describe choronzon (333. no higher test of the truth of "the vision and the voice" could be de


ALICE A BAILEY02 INITIATION HUMAN AND SOLAR

are ready for a fresh revelation. we must resign ourselves to the fact that the only way in which we can find the clue to the mystery of the rays, systems, and hierarchies, lies in the study of the law of correspondences or analogy. it is the one thread by which we can find our way through the labyrinth, and the one ray of light that shines through the darkness of the surrounding ignorance. h. p. blavatsky, in "the secret doctrine" has told us so, but as yet very little has been done by students to avail themselves of that clue. in the study of this law we need to remember that the correspondence lies in its essence, and not in the exoteric working out of detail as we think we see it from our present standpoint. the factor of time leads us astray for one thing; we err when we attempt to fi

ilar rudimentary reflection of the third aspect of activity is making itself felt. in the animal kingdom this rudimentary activity and feeling are increased, and symptoms (if it might be so inadequately expressed) are to be found of the first aspect, or embryonic will and purpose; we may call it hereditary instinct, but it works out in fact as purpose in nature. it has been wisely stated by h. p. blavatsky that man is the macrocosm for the three lower kingdoms, for in him these three lines of development are synthesised and come to their full fruition. he is verily and indeed intelligence, actively and wonderfully manifested; he is incipient love and wisdom, even though as yet they may be but the goal of his endeavour; and he has that embryonic, dynamic, initiating will which will come to

eir teaching work, taking over from them for certain stated times some of their pupils and disciples. he works largely, too, with certain groups of the devas of the ethers, who are the healing devas, and who thus collaborate with him in the work of healing some of the physical ills of humanity. he it was who dictated a large part of that momentous book the secret doctrine, and who showed to h. p. blavatsky many of the pictures, and gave her much of the data that is to be found in that book. the master who concerns himself especially with the future development of racial affairs in europe, and with the mental outgrowth in america and australia, is the master rakoczi. he is a hungarian, and has a home in the carpathian mountains, and was at one time a well-known figure at the hungarian court


ALICE A BAILEY04 A TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE

e, and the voice of the silence- 132- initiation, human and solar copyright 1998 lucis trust endnotes 1 key to diagram of solar and planetary hierarchles the solar hierarchy the solar logos the solor trinity or logatcopyright 1998 lucis trust a treatise on cosmic fire by alice a. bailey copyright 1951 by lucis trust copyright renewed 1979 by lucis trust dedicated with gratitude to helena petrovna blavatsky, that great disciple who lighted her torch in the east and brought the light to europe and america in 1875 "to the god who is in the fire and who is in the waters; to the god who has suffused himself through all the world; to the god who is in summer plants and in the lords of the forest; to that god be adoration, adoration" sh vet upanishad, ii.17. introduction the story of the many yea

the master remains, but already discipleship training has been attempted in group formation. the record of one such experiment and attempt to use this new age method has been made available to the public in the book entitled discipleship in the new age, which gives the direct personal instructions by the tibetan to a selected group. in a treatise on cosmic fire the tibetan has given us what h. p. blavatsky prophesied he would give, namely the psychological key to the cosmic creation. h.p.b. stated that in the 20th century a disciple would come who would give the psychological key to her own monumental work the secret doctrine on which treatise the tibetan worked with her; and alice a. bailey worked in complete recognition of her own task in this sequence. foster bailey tunbridge wells dece

g "i taught you not to believe merely because you have heard, but when you believed of your consciousness, then to act accordingly and abundantly" secret doctrine iii. 401. may this be the attitude of every reader of this''treatise on cosmic fire' alice a. bailey- 6- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust note: in the footnotes throughout this treatise''the secret doctrine" by h. p. blavatsky is designated by the initials s.d. the page references are to the''third revised edition' fire "what says the esoteric teaching with regard to fire" fire is the most perfect and unadulterated reflection, in heaven as on earth, of the one flame. it is life and death, the origin and the end of every material thing. it is divine substance" secret doctrine i. 146. our earth and man (are) the

niverse iii. the aspects and evolution iv. the building entities v. a gni-lord of fire vi. the lives and their goal vii. energies introductory postulates the teaching which is given in this treatise on cosmic fire might be formulated in the following terms. these postulates are simply extensions of the three fundamentals to be found in the proem in the first volume of the secret doctrine by h. p. blavatsky. 1(1) students are recommended to study them carefully; in this way their understanding of the treatise will be greatly aided. i. there is one boundless immutable principle; one absolute reality which, antecedes all manifested conditioned being. it is beyond the range and reach of any human thought or expression. the manifested universe is contained within this absolute reality and is a

the logos of our planet, one of the "seven spirits before the throne" and therefore one of the seven heavenly men. he is on the evolutionary arc of the universe, and has passed many stages beyond the human. the planetary entity is on the involutionary arc and is a very low grade entity. he is the sum total of all the elemental lives of the planet. 43 47: the keys to the secret doctrine, by h. p. blavatsky. see s. d, i, 343; note; ii, 551. 1. every symbol and allegory has seven keys. s. d, ii, 567; iii, 3. 2. only three keys available in the nineteenth century. s. d, ii, 543. compare ii, 617, 842. 3. there are seven keys to the entrance door to the mysteries. s. d, iii, 178. compare i, 346; ii, 330; ii, 668, ii, 731. 4. the keys, as hinted by h. p. b, are: a. psychological. s. d, ii, 25, n

also s. d, i, 255, and s. d, iii 493, 513-516, 521, 525, 527. 53 60 "kundalini, the serpent power or mystic fire; it is called the serpentine or annular power on account of its spiral-like working or progress in the body of the ascetic developing the power in himself. it is an electric fiery occult, or fohatic power, the great pristine force which underlies all organic and inorganic matter" h. p. blavatsky. 54 62: it is not my intention to lay any stress on the sex side of this subject, for these are organs with which the occultist has nothing to do. i will not therefore enumerate them in detail. i would only point out that in the transference of the fire at the base of the spine and the turning of its attention to the two higher triangles comes the redemption of man. 55 63: 1 "the master

fire copyright 1998 lucis trust d. the etheric body is the vehicle for prana. remember also: a. that the physical body is not a principle. s. d, ii, 652. iii, 445. iii, 652. b. that atma is not a principle. see also s. d, iii, 62, 63. iii, 293 (other enumerations, differing in certain particulars will be found: s. d, 177, 181, 685. ii, 669. iii, 476, 560. the latter is more esoteric) 99 11: h. p. blavatsky says in the secret doctrine in connection with the principles. a. that mistakes in the classification are very possible. s. d, ii, 677. that we must seek the occult meaning. s. d, ii, 652. that there are really six not seven principles. c. that there are several classifications. s. d, iii, 374, 446. d. that the esoteric enumeration cannot be made to correspond with the exoteric s. d, iii

great brotherhood" he works through various organisations and movements including masonry. he is one of the masters who take pupils. the master h. or hilarion, is a cretan master, is interested in the spiritualistic movement and is responsible for light on the path. 136 53: antahkarana is the lower manas, the path of communication between the personality and the higher manas, or human soul. h. p. blavatsky. 137 54: karma and reincarnation, the fourth and fifth doctrines of the wisdom-religion. these two are, in reality, the a, b, c, of the wisdom-religion. karma is the sum total of our acts, both in the present life and in the preceding births. it is of three kinds- 795- a treatise on cosmic fire copyright 1998 lucis trust 1. sanchita karma 2. prarabdha karma 3. agami karma "sanchita karma


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nd we may now look for a corresponding climax in the west, which will reach its zenith between the years 1965 and 2025. towards this end the adepts of the east and of the west are unitedly working, for they follow always the law. this coming impulse is (as was that in the time of the buddha) a second ray impulse, and has no relation to any first ray impulse, such as that which brought forth h. p. blavatsky. first ray impulses rise in the first quarter of each century and reach their climax on the physical plane during the last quarter. the interest now shown in raja yoga and the study of this science and the rules it provides for man's unfoldment, is indicative of the general trend of this rising second ray impulse. this interest will be increasingly shown. thus comes the day of opportunit

ut will reveal itself to the man who overcomes the five modifications of the lower mind, who through non-attachment to the lower, identifies himself with the higher, and who thus solves the mystery of the "makara" and treads the way of the kumaras. herein lies a hint to the more advanced students of this science as to the esoteric problem of the makara, hinted at in the "secret doctrine" by h. p. blavatsky. 6. these modifications (activities) are correct knowledge, incorrect knowledge, fancy, passivity (sleep) and memory. there exists a vast field of knowledge which the seer must cognise at some time or another. it is generally conceded among occult psychologists, that there are three modes of apprehension: 1. direct cognition through the avenue of the senses, each sense, when in use, putt

. enough has been given to indicate to the aspirant its purpose and potency. there will have to be communicated in other ways and at other times further information as the student through study and self initiated effort arrives at just conclusions. it might be added, that this great word, when meditated upon, gives the clue to the true esoteric meaning of the words in the secret doctrine by h. p. blavatsky "life we look upon as the one form of existence, manifesting in what we call matter; or what, incorrectly separating them, we name spirit, soul and matter in man. matter is the vehicle for the manifestation of soul on this plane of existence, and soul is the vehicle on a higher plane for the manifestation of spirit, and these three are a trinity synthesized by life, which pervades them a

tivities are no longer in-going and self-centred but are out-going and inspired by an unselfish heartfelt desire to serve and aid. this state of feeling is sometimes called mercy, and characterizes all the servers of the race. it involves active help, unselfish intent, wise judgment and loving activity. it is free from any wish for reward or recognition. this has been beautifully covered by h. p. blavatsky in the voice of the silence in the following words "let thy soul lend its ear to every cry of pain like as the lotus bares its heart to drink the morning sun. let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer's eye. but let each burning human tear drop on thy heart and there remain; nor ever brush it off until the pain that caused it is removed. t

ich the five physical senses are the correspondence. plane n ature s ense centre earth physical s mell base of spine astral e motional t aste solar plexus manasic m ental s ight head buddhic i ntuitional t ouch h eart atmic spiritual sound t hroat as pointed out in a treatise on cosmic fire, these senses and their correspondences are dependent upon the point in evolution of the man, just as h. p. blavatsky stated in connection with the enumeration of the principles. the above sutra therefore can be applied to the mastery of each plane as well as to the mastery of elements composing that plane. it has reference to the mastery and utilization of all the subtler sheaths through which a man contacts a plane or peculiar rate of vibration. ganganatha jha in his able commentary says "the specific


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uction..a willing obedience to the behests of truth..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" h. p. blavatsky the meditation work outline in the previous chapter constitutes a good concentration exercise for the beginner and will eventually lead him if he possesses persistence to the genuine practice of meditation. a concentration that lasts one minute is difficult to achieve but is a real step upon the way to meditation, which is the act of prolonged concentration. the outline will help to prod


ALICE A BAILEY08 A TREATISE ON WHITE MAGIC

e in the three worlds. by man, i mean the spiritual man, a son of god in incarnation. the forms of all the kingdoms of nature human, animal, vegetable and mineral contribute to that manifestation. the energy of the third aspect of divinity tends to the revelation of the soul or the second aspect which in turn reveals the highest aspect. it must ever be remembered that the secret doctrine of h. p. blavatsky expresses this with accuracy in the words "life we look upon as the one form of existence, manifesting in what is called matter; or what, incorrectly separating them, we name spirit, soul and matter in man. matter is the vehicle for the manifestation of soul on this plane of existence, and soul is the vehicle on a higher plane for the manifestation of spirit, and these three are a trinit


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have gone out in line with a deep, underlying purpose which it may interest you to know about and they have received a worldwide recognition. initiation, human and solar was intended to bring the fact of the hierarchy to public attention. this had been done by h.p.b. by inference and statement but not in any sequential form. the theosophical society had taught the fact of the masters, though h.p. blavatsky (in a communication to the esoteric section) stated that she bitterly regretted so doing. this teaching was misinterpreted by later theosophical leaders and they made certain basic mistakes. the masters whom they portrayed were characterised by an impossible infallibility, because the masters are themselves evolving; the teaching given endorsed an engrossing interest in self-development


ALICE A BAILEY14 THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE CHRIST

dicative of his coming. the counterfeit ever guarantees the true. the talk, the discussions, the silly claim-making, the pseudo-occultism and the futile efforts to "take an initiation (that undistinguished phrase which ignorant theosophical teachers have coined to express a deep spiritual experience) have been distinctive of the esoteric teaching ever since its modern inception in 1875. then h.p. blavatsky brought to the attention of the western world the fact that great disciples and masters of the wisdom were present on the earth, obedient to the guidance of the christ. later she deeply regretted doing this, as some of her papers, issued to her esoteric section, proclaimed. yet what she did was all a part of the great plan and was no mistake. the interpretations and the excited reactions


ALICE A BAILEY18 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME III ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY

to concrete understanding, to intelligent will and to knowledge: the first ray (functioning through the 3rd and 5th rays) the fifth ray and the third ray. hence the effectiveness of libra upon the physical plane and the power of the developed libran to project the inner spiritual purpose or intended will into physical expression. an instance of a person, equipped to do this, can be seen in h. p. blavatsky- 148- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iii: esoteric astrology copyright 1998 lucis trust in this sign, saturn is exalted for at the point of balance opportunity comes and a situation is staged which makes a choice and a determination inevitable. it is a choice which has to be made intelligently and upon the physical plane, in the waking brain consciousness. it is only now that the f


ALICE A BAILEY19 THE UNFINISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY

here, and i think they have remembered, or they will after i am gone. so i read and studied and thought. my mind woke up as i struggled with the presented ideas and sought to fit my own beliefs and the new concepts together. then i met two very old ladies who lived side by side in two cottages indispensable to each other and quarreling all the time. they were both of them personal pupils of h. p. blavatsky. they had trained with her and studied with her. i had just made the acquaintance of her great book "the secret doctrine" i was intrigued by it but completely bewildered. i couldn't make head or tail of it. it is a difficult book for beginners for it is badly put together and lacks continuity. h. p. b. starts with one subject, wanders off to another, takes up a third at length and if you

ne" i was intrigued by it but completely bewildered. i couldn't make head or tail of it. it is a difficult book for beginners for it is badly put together and lacks continuity. h. p. b. starts with one subject, wanders off to another, takes up a third at length and if you search you will find her returning to her original theme sixty or seventy pages further on. claude falls wright, who was h. p. blavatsky's secretary, told me himself that in writing this monumental work (for that is what it is) h. p. b. would write page after page, never numbering the pages, and simply throw them on the floor beside her as she finished them. when she was through writing for the day mr. wright and her other helpers would collect the sheets and endeavour to get them into some kind of order and, as he said

through the plans for world unity and post-war rehabilitation, through the new vision in the political field, and through the recognition of the needs of humanity everywhere. the degeneration of the initial, beautiful impulse is heartbreaking to those of us who loved the principles and truths for which theosophy originally stood. let there be no mistake, the movement initiated by helena petrovna blavatsky was an integral part of a hierarchical plan. there have always been theosophical societies down the ages the name of the movement is not new but h. p. b. gave it a light and a publicity that set a new note and that brought a neglected and hitherto somewhat secret group out into the open and made it possible for the public everywhere to respond to this very ancient teaching. the indebtedn

reality. i, in the meantime, had started a secret doctrine class and had rented a room on madison avenue where we could hold classes and see people by appointment. this secret doctrine class was started in 1921 and was exceedingly well-attended. people from the various theosophical societies and occult groups came regularly. mr. richard prater, an old associate of w. q. judge and a pupil of h. p. blavatsky came to my class one day and the next week turned his entire secret doctrine class over to me. i mention this for the benefit of united lodge of theosophists and for those who claim that the true theosophical lineage descends from h.p.b. via w. q. judge. all the theosophy that i knew had been taught me by personal friends and pupils of h.p.b. and this mr. prater recognised- 107- the unfi

apers which he had received from h.p.b. among the papers which he gave me was one in which h.p.b. expressed her wish that the esoteric section should be called the arcane school. it never was and i made up my mind that the old lady should have her wish and that was how the school came to get its name. i regarded it as a great privilege and happiness to know mr. prater. another old pupil of madame blavatsky and col. olcott, miss sarah jacobs, gave me the photographic plates of the masters' pictures which were given to her by col. olcott so that i have more than a happy feeling that the personal pupils and friends of h. p. blavatsky approved of what i was setting out to do. i had their endorsement and their help until they passed over to the other side. they were, naturally, all old people w

r members of his organisation to join the arcane school and put themselves under my instruction. this they did and for years this most interesting group of old hindu students worked with us. all these- 129- the unfinished autobiography copyright 1998 lucis trust men were old and have gradually died off until today there seem no more for me to be in touch with. they had a great reverence for h. p. blavatsky and i found my contact with them most interestlng. another link with h.p.b. came when a small group of sinnett's people affiliated with the arcane school, the first of them being my friend lena rowan-hamilton. they interjected into the school life some of the old tradition and a strong sense of relationship with the source in the 19th century of the ageless wisdom as its light streamed i


ALICE A BAILEY20 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME IV ESOTERIC HEALING

pted and acknowledged than ever before. such are the major solutions of the problems of immortality and of the persistence of the human soul; they aim to answer the eternal questioning of the human heart as to whence, why, whither and where? only the last of these proposed solutions offers a truly rational reply to all of them. its acceptance has been delayed because, ever since the time of h. p. blavatsky, who formulated this ancient truth for the modern world in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, it has been so- 238- a treatise on the seven rays- volume iv: esoteric healing copyright 1998 lucis trust unintelligently presented; it has been handicapped owing to the fact that the eastern races have always held it, and from the western angle they are heathen and the heathen "in thei


ALICE A BAILEY24 A TREATISE ON THE SEVEN RAYS VOLUME V THE RAYS AND THE INITIATIONS

of soul and personality. this brings about a unity which in due time serves to reveal a greater potential dualism that of soul and spirit; this fundamental duality must also be resolved, leaving the essential, universal planetary duality, spirit-matter, present in time and space. the law of synthesis has reference to this relationship and to the factual nature of the tremendous assertion of h. p. blavatsky that "matter is spirit at its lowest point of manifestation and spirit is matter at its highest" it is of this synthesis that the group must learn; it is this relation which they must begin to comprehend, and the distinction (for there is a distinction) between synthesis, unity and fusion must in due time be mastered. to you, it may seem that these three words connote the same thing, but


AN INTRO TO STUDY OF THE KABALAH

th her face veiled, hagadah; and at last she reveals her features and tells all her love, this is sod, association in secret, a pe p 80 tzaddi tz 90 qoph q 100 resh r 200 shin sh 300 tau t, th 400 mystery. the late dr. anna kingsford and edward maitland were notable kabalists who always insisted on the concealed meanings underlying the ordinary sense of the old hebrew writings; and the late h. p. blavatsky used to declare that the truly ancient texts of ancient religions were susceptible of explanations on seven planes of thought. the kabalists discovered deep meanings in each hebrew letter, common and finals, and found secrets in large letters, misplaced letters and in words spelled in unusual manners. at different times they represented god by an aleph, a; or by a yod, i; or by a shin; o


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, at a time when the mss. of this work had not yet left my writing table, and the secret doctrine was utterly unknown to the world, it was already being denounced as a product of my brain and no more. these are the flattering terms in which the evening telegraph (of america) referred to this still unpublished work in its issue of june 30, 1888 "among the fascinating books for july reading is mme. blavatsky's new book on theosophy) the secret doctrine. but because she can soar back into the brahmin ignorance. is no proof that everything she says is true" and once the prejudiced verdict given on the mistaken notion that my book was out, and that the reviewer had read it, neither of which was or could be the case, now that it is really out the critic will have to support his first statement


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atement of certain ethical considerations concerning magick. liber lxxiii: the urn. this is the sequel to the temple of solomon the king and is the diary of a magus. this book contains a detailed account of all the experiences passed through by the master therion in his attainment of this grade of initiation, the highest possible to any manifested man. liber lxxi: the voice of the silence by h.p. blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by frater o.m. frater o.m, 7 =48, is the most learned of all the brethren of the the equinox 14 order; he has given eighteen years to the critical study of this masterpiece. liber xxi. the classic of purity: by ko hsuen. a new translation from the chinese by the master therion. liber aleph cxi. the book of wisdom or folly. an extended and elaborate commentar

em of mysticism. tannh user, by a. crowley. an allegorical drama concerning the progress of the soul; the tannh user story slightly remodelled. the equinox 20 the upanishads (s. b. e. series) the classical basis of vedantism, the best-known form of hindu mysticism. the bhagavad-gita. a dialogue in which krishna, the hindu .christ, expounds a system of attainment. the voice of the silence, by h.p. blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by frater o.m. frater o.m, 7 =48, is the most learned of all the brethren of the order; he has given eighteen years to the study of this masterpiece. raja yoga, by swami vivekananda. an excellent elementary study of hindu mysticism. his .bhakti yoga. is also good. the shiva samhita. an account of various phyiscal means of assisting the discipline of initiati

ew freedom. and bases his whole argument on the idea that the material world is a shadow show. yet he seems to think that the real (that is, the ideal) world is more easy of apprehension, if we bind ourselves hand and foot by the senseless and cruel taboos of the most primitive tribes. he also errs, as it seems to us, in placing the yogi whose attainment is wholly selfish above the man of genius. blavatsky made no such error. she placed the poet above the adept. in spite of his prave .orts, mr. bragdon is not a clear thinker like hinton. he is just a little bourgeois who has put on hinton.s hat, and it comes down very far indeed over his eyes. he cannot see that the interpretation of phenomena as spiritual does not destroy their reality and the truth of their reviews 295 mutual relation, b

s romanoff, and certain other persons whom i will not mention, at the moment when free men decide that it is time to strike for freedom. hear the word of the lord: in the next few years sanine and his like are going to hang a lot of people to a lot of lamp-posts. 666. special supplement the voice of the silence the two paths the seven portals liber lxxi the voice of the silence by helena petrovna blavatsky 8 =38 with a commentary by frater o.m. 7 =48 v a.a. publication in class b 93 10 =18 666 9 =28 pro coll. summ. 777 8 =38 d. d. s. 7 =48 o. m. 7 =48 o. s. v. 6 =58 parzival 5 =68 pro coll. int. v. n. pr monstrator p. imperator pro coll. ext. achad cancellarius the way lam is the tibetan word for way or path, and lama is he who goeth, the specific title of the gods of egypt, the treader of

n suited for every grade, therefore, the commentator is in a bog of quandary which makes flanders mud seem like polished granite. he can only do his poor best, leaving it very much to the intelligence of each reader to get just what he needs. these remarks are peculiarly applicable to the present treatise; for the issues are presented in so confused a manner that one almost wonders whether madame blavatsky was not a reincarnation of the woman with the issue of blood familiar to readers of the gospels. it is astonishing and distressing to notice how the lanoo, no the equinox 4 matter what happens to him, soaring aloft like the phang, and sailing gloriously through innumerable gates of high initiation, nevertheless keeps his original point of view, like a bourbon. he is always getting rid of

a good deal of apparent triviality and crudity of standpoint. it is of course necessary for the commentator to point out just those things which the novice is not expected to see. he will have to shew mysteries in many grades, and each reader must glean his own wheat. at the same time, the commentator has done a good deal to uproot some of the tares in the mind of the tyro aforesaid, which madame blavatsky was apparently content to let grow until the day of judgment. but that day is come since she wrote this book; the new on is here, and its word is do what thou wilt. it is certainly time to give the order .chautauqua est delenda. love is the law, love under will. 5 fragments from the book of the golden precepts fragment i the voice of the silence [madame blavatsky.s notes are omitted in t

unchbacks, and the rest of the apparatus of fairy-tales; but there is no trace of the influence of b deker in the style. now this is really very irritating to anybody who happens to be seriously concerned to get to that tower. i remember, as a boy, what misery i suffered over this poem. had browning been alive, i think i would have sought him out, so seriously did i take the quest. the student of blavatsky is equally handicapped. fortunately, book 4, part iii, comes to the rescue once more with a rough sketch of the universe as it is conceived by those who know it; and a regular investigation of that book, and the companion volumes ordered in .the curriculum of the a.a. fortified by steady persistence in practical personal exploration, will enable this voice of the silence to become a seri

arks. 18. this earth, o ignorant disciple, is but the dismal entrance leading to the twilight that precedes the valley of true light.that light which no wind can extinguish, that light which burns without a wick or fuel. the voice of the silence 13 .twilight. here may again refer to atmadarshana. the last phrase is borrowed from eliphas l vi, who was not (i believe) a tibetan of antiquity [madame blavatsky humorously pretended that this book is an ancient tibetan writing..ed] 19. saith the great law..in order to become the knower of all-self, thou hast first of self to be the knower. to reach the knowledge of that self, thou hast to give up self to non-self, being to non-being, and then thou canst repose between the wings of the great bird. aye, sweet is rest between the wings of that whic

houghts as they arise by the reflection .that.s not it. frater p. indicated the same by taking as his motto, the equinox 18 in the second order which reaches from yesod [sic] to chesed .ou mh .no, certainly not. 32. this light shines from the jewel of the great ensnarer (mara. the senses it bewitches, blinds the mind, and leaves the unwary an abandoned wreck. i am inclined to believe that most of blavatsky.s notes are intended as blinds .light. such as is described has a technical meaning. it would be too petty to regard mara as a christian would regard a man who offered him a cigarette. the supreme and blinding light of this jewel is the great vision of light. it is the light which streams from the threshold of nirvana, and mara is the .dweller on the threshold. it is absurd to call this

ambhogkaya has .three perfections. added, socalled. these would prevent incarnation. the dharmakaya body is what may be described as the final sublimation of an individual. it is a bodiless flame on the point of mingling with the infinite flame. a description of the state of one who is in this body is given in .the hermit of sopus island. such is a rough account of these .robes. according to mme. blavatsky. she further adds that the dharmakaya body has to be renounced by anyone who wants to help humanity. now, helping humanity is a very nice thing for those who like it, and no doubt those who do so deserve well of their fellows. but there is no reason whatever for imagining that to help humanity is the only kind of work worth doing in this universe. the feeling of desire to do so the two p


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ers is 22, and 22 is the characteristic number of any circle. arithmetic is the basis of all practical occultism. a knowledge of the esoteric properties and uses of number is indispensable to every seeker for liberation "the coiled fiery power" is the astral light, symbolized by a coiled serpent. it is also the kundalini of the yogis, and much concerning it will be found in the writings of madame blavatsky, who calls it fohat, and says outright that the letter teth is a symbol for fohat. see also arthur avalon's serpent power and shakti and shakta. the "lamps" are the "interior stars" or "chakras. the "oil" is the nerve-force (a modification of fohat or kundalini. it is made to energize the "lamps" by means of exercises in which counting is essential, because they include rhythmic breathin


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vents awaited. 1872-1949 georges ivanovitch gurdjieff 1872-1950 sri aurobindo 1872 desbarrolles a& jean-hippolyte. les myst res de l'ecriture. art de juger les hommes sur leur autographes. 1874 sefer yetzirah published in jersulaem 1875-1961 carl jung 1875 eliphas levi (constant, alphonse louis) dies (may 31) 1875 aleister crowley (crowley, edward alexander) born (october 12) 1875 helena petrovna blavatsky forms th osophical society in new york. 1877 rev. dr. isidor kalisch, sefer yetzirah, a book on creation or the jewish metaphysics of remote antiquity, with english translation, preface, explantory notes and glossary by rev. dr. isidor kalisch. first english translation. 1880 a 3rd sefer yetzirah commentary from the 10th century written by shabbetai donnolo was published by d. castelli


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ed by baron albert de rothschild. adolf hitler was officially born at braunau-am-inn, on the border of germany and the austria-hungary empire, but the amazing story of who he really was will be told in a later book when i have compiled the evidence. the esoteric was to become a consuming passion for hitler, especially in his rise to power. he was strongly influenced by the work of helena petrovna blavatsky, who was born in the ukraine in 1831. some researchers claim she had connections with the secret society of italian revolutionaries, the carbonari, who were closely linked to the black nobility, and she was a member of the egyptian society, the brotherhood of luxor, which she later denounced as "a den for disgusting immorality, greediness for selfish power, and money making. madame blava

e black nobility, and she was a member of the egyptian society, the brotherhood of luxor, which she later denounced as "a den for disgusting immorality, greediness for selfish power, and money making. madame blavatsky arrived in new york in 1873 and, with the help of a colonel henry olcott she founded the theosophical society two years later. this is still around today. its doctrines are based on blavatsky books such as isis unveiled, which was written in 1877, and the secret doctrine, published in 1888. she claimed to be in psychic contact with hidden masters or supermen. these hidden masters, she said, lived in central asia and could be contacted telepathically by those who knew the secrets to the esoteric mysteries. today we call this process of communication 'channelling. there are man

n masters, she said, lived in central asia and could be contacted telepathically by those who knew the secrets to the esoteric mysteries. today we call this process of communication 'channelling. there are many ufo sightings and much research which indicates that there are secret underground and underwater bases for extraterrestrials around the world, central asia among them. i am not saying that blavatsky was negative, only that hitler was influenced by her work. the belief in the masters and the great white brotherhood of discarnate entities promoted by people like the theosophical psychic of the post-blavatsky period, alice bailey,2 is a theme that remains well entrenched in parts of what is known today as the new age movement. alice bailey claimed to 'channel' an entity she called "the

race, he wrote of an enormous civilisation inside the earth, well ahead of our own. they had discovered a power called vril which, by the use of the psyche, could be used to perform 'miracles. these underground supermen would, according to bulwer-lytton's novel, emerge on the surface one day and take control of the world. many nazis believed this. lord bulwer-lytton is often referred to by madame blavatsky in her book, isis unveiled. the themes of underground supermen or hidden masters can be found in most of the esoteric secret societies. certainly this was true of the order of the golden dawn, formed in 1888 by dr wynn westcott, a freemason, and s.l. mathers. they called their 'masters' the 'secret chiefs. the theme of extraterrestrials living underground fits in with the 1960s survey of

f the order in london, edinburgh, bradford, weston-super-mare, and paris, where mathers made his home. the order of the golden dawn also spoke of the vril force and one of the order's secret signs was the salute which the 206. and the truth shall set you free nazis would use when saying "heil hitler. the esoteric foundations on which nazism was created continued to build. mathers had known madame blavatsky and so had the master of the order's london temple, the poet, william butler yeats, who would go on to win a nobel prize. yeat's view of utopia mirrored that of adolf hitler or josef stalin. the poet spoke of..an aristocratic civilisation in its most completed form, every detail of life hierarchical, every great man's door crowded at dawn by petitioners, great wealth everywhere in few me

ustrian born with the name schiklgruber, but later rather better known as adolf hitler "heil schiklgruber" would not have had the same ring to it, somehow. he hated school, the official story goes, and wanted to be an artist, an ambition which took him to vienna. he spent hours in the libraries reading books on astrology, mysticism, and the religions of the east. he was fascinated by the books of blavatsky, chamberlain, list, and liebenfels. he picked out bits from each of them to produce his preferred mixture, a cocktail of horror and hatred that would manifest as nazism. his passion was the power of the will. the potential of willpower to achieve anything it desires was to be his focus and guide throughout the years that followed. put another way, creating your own reality. he practised

has been thoroughly underplayed or ignored except in a few excellent books such as gerald suster's hitler and the age of horus.12 look deeper into any historical situation and you will usually find the esoteric. john ruskin, the man who inspired cecil rhodes, alfred milner, and those who formed the round table secret society, was himself influenced by the esoteric writings of plato and by madame blavatsky the books of lord edward bulwer-lytton, and secret societies in the mould of the order of the golden dawn. the murder of us president abraham lincoln has been explained by some as part of the struggle between competing secret societies, although i don't accept that. one of his close friends, pascal beverly randolph, revealed that lincoln was involved with a society called the brotherhood

till its role today. most of the gold and money transactions on the hong kong financial markets are the pay-offs and money laundering of the drug trade. the treaty of nanking of 1842 gave britain control over hong kong, plus $21 million in silver. it was written by the colonial minister, edward bulwer-lytton (comm 300, whose writings were to so inspire hitler, the nazis, and others such as madame blavatsky. his son was the viceroy of india at the height of the opium trade between india and china, a period camouflaged by the writings of rudyard kipling about the british raj (british drug runners. in the book, the opium clippers, basil lubbock names the the one party states 313 owners of the british vessels engaged in the opium trade as the east india company; jardine matheson; dent and co;


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amaraka, the 'land of the immortals' or the 'land of the wise serpents. the title amaraka is derived from the quechuan-lemurian word amaru, meaning snake or serpent (quechuan, the language of the incas, is derived from runa sima, the primal tongue spoken on lemuria, and ends in the syllable "ka, which denotes both serpent and wisdom. apparently echoing the recollections of the andean elders, h.p. blavatsky maintains in the secret doctrine that america is referred to in the hindu puranas (legends) as potala, the kingdom of the nagas [serpents."36 native americans call america "turtle island" after their reptilian ancestors. the name of the founder of both the inca empires in south america was manco or manko kapac (kapac means serpent wisdom or spiritually wealthy. some of the former lemuria

riend of the british prime minister, benjamin disraeli (an associate of the rothschilds) and the writer, charles dickens. he was grand patron of the english rosicrucian society that included illuminati agents francis bacon and john dee among its earlier membership. he was also a grand master of the scottish rite of freemasonry and the head of british intelligence. one of his operatives was helena blavatsky, a contact told me, and bulwer-lytton is often referred to in her book, isis unveiled. he is best known for his work, the last days of pompeii, but his passion was the world of esoteric magic. so what is this vril force in the blood that bulwer-lytton wrote about? it was known by the hindus as the "serpent force" and relates to the genetic make-up of the body that allows shape-shifting a


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n why suchrumours persist. they look remarkably similar when you take the 25 years into account.maybe its all coincidence, but if you know any more about this, i would be very keen tohear from you. see the address to send information at the back of the book.the esoteric became a consuming passion for hitler, especially in his rise to power. hewas strongly influenced by the work of helena petrovna blavatsky, who was born in theukraine in 1831 and later, one reliable researcher told me, became an agent for britishintelligence. other researchers claim she had connections with the secret society of italianrevolutionaries, the carbonari, who were closely linked to the black nobility, and she wasa member of the egyptian society, the brotherhood of luxor, which she later denounced asa den for dis

searcher told me, became an agent for britishintelligence. other researchers claim she had connections with the secret society of italianrevolutionaries, the carbonari, who were closely linked to the black nobility, and she wasa member of the egyptian society, the brotherhood of luxor, which she later denounced asa den for disgusting immorality, greediness for selfish power, and moneymaking.madam blavatsky arrived in new york in 1873 and, with the help of a colonel henryolcott, she founded the theosophical society two years later. this is still around today.the theosophical societys headquarters in america were in california at krotona. thepythagorean mystery school in ancient greece was at crotona. blavatskys society was yetanother mystery school derivative. its doctrines are based on bla

arch which indicate that there are secret underground andunderwater bases for extraterrestrials around the world, central asia among them. thisconnects with the endless legends and ancient traditions all over the world of a masterrace living within the earth. the belief in the masters and the great whitebrotherhood of discarnate entities promoted by people like the theosophical psychic ofthe post-blavatsky period, alice bailey, is a theme that remains well entrenched in whatis known today as the new age movement. alice bailey founded the arcane esotericschool. she claimed to channel an entity she called the tibetan and she produced anumber of books including hierarchy of the masters, the seven rays, a new groupof world servers, and new world religion. bailey said that her tibetan master ha

iction on the chinese. he was a closefriend of the british prime minister, benjamin disraeli, and the writer, charlesdickens, and was grand patron of the english rosicrucian society, which includedfrancis bacon and john dee among its earlier membership. bulwer-lytton was also241a grand master of the scottish rite of freemasonry and the head of britishintelligence. one of his operatives was helena blavatsky, a contact told me, andbulwer-lytton is often referred to in her book, isis unveiled. he is best known for hiswork, the last days of pompeii, but his passion was the world of esoteric magic. inthe coming race, he wrote of an enormous civilisation inside the earth, well ahead ofour own. they had discovered a power called vril which, by the use of the psyche,could be used to perform miracl

id 1890s, there were temples of the order of thegolden dawn in london, edinburgh, bradford, weston super mare, and paris, wheremathers made his home. the golden dawn also spoke of the vril force and one of theirsecret signs was the pointed-arm salute which the nazis used when saying heilhitler. it was yet another source of the esoteric foundations on which nazism wasbuilt. mathers had known madam blavatsky and so had the master of the orderslondon temple, the poet william butler yeats, who would go on to win a nobel prize.remnants of the order of the golden dawn continue to this day, but the originalversion splintered after a row between yeats, mathers, and the arch satanist, aleistercrowley, which split the membership into quarrelling factions. other significant thinkersand groups which i

ing to be a young austrian called schiklgruber, but later rather better known asadolf hitler. heil schiklgruber would not have had the same ring to it somehow. hehated school, the official story goes, and wanted to be an artist, an ambition that tookhim to vienna. he spent hours in the libraries reading books on astrology, mysticism,and the religions of the east. he was fascinated by the books of blavatsky,chamberlain, list, and liebenfels and he picked out parts from each of them to producehis preferred mixture, a cocktail of horror and hatred called nazism. his passion wasthe power of the will. the potential of willpower to achieve anything it desires was tobe his focus and guide throughout the years that followed. put another way, creatingyour own reality. he practised the esoteric arts

to china. most of the gold and money transactions on thehong kong financial markets are the payoffs and money laundering of the drug trade.the treaty of nanking of 1842 gave britain control over hong kong, plus about15 million in silver. it was written by the freemason and colonial minister, edwardbulwer-lytton (comm 300, whose writings were to so inspire hitler, the nazis, andmystics like madame blavatsky. bulwer-lytton wrote of the vril power (serpent power)in the blood of the underground supermen. bulwer-lyttons son was the viceroy ofindia at the height of the opium trade between india and china, a period camouflagedby rudyard kiplings writings about the british raj (british drug runners. in the bookthe opium clippers, basil lubbock names the owners of the british vessels engaged inthe


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of freemasonry' by manly palmer hall 33 "when the mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. the seething energies of lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply this energy" page 48 'the secret doctrine' by helena petrovna blavatsky "lucifer represents..life..thought..progress..civilization. liberty..independence..lucifer is the logos..the serpent, the savior" on pages 171, 225, 255 (volume ii "it is satan who is the god of our planet and the only god" pages 215, 216, 220, 245, 255, 533 (vi "the celestial virgin which thus becomes the mother of gods and devils at one and the same time; for she is the ever-loving ben


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or entities. black mass: a satanic parody of the mass of the christian church, specifically the catholic church, in which allegedly the body of naked woman serves as the altar, and other noxious substances is used including excrement, urine, and blood. black magick (q.v) is said to be practiced at these services. it had it's origins in decadent france but was so rare as to be virtually mythical. blavatsky, helena petrovna: a ukrainian woman who was the principle founder and guiding force behind the theosophical society. many members of the hermetic order of the golden dawn [g.d (q.v) were also members of this society. her importance is also due to two large books she wrote, isis unveiled and the secret doctrine. many mystical and occult writings or so-called "channeling" are directly or i


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common knowledge has been gathered up and confined under the initiate's oath of secrecy. it is crowley's jibe at his teachers that they bound him to secrecy with terrible oaths and then "confided the hebrew alphabet to his safe keeping" 24. the philosophy of the qabalah is the esotericism of the west. in it we find such a cosmogony as is found in the stanzas of dyzan, which were the basis of mme blavatsky's work. herein she found the framework of traditional doctrine which she expounded in her great book, the 5ecret doctrine. this qabalistic cosmogony is the christian gnosis. without it we have an incomplete system in our religion, and it is' this mystical qabala page 21 incomplete system which has been the weakness of christianity. the early fathers, in the homely metaphor, threw away th

of the topmost triangle of sephiroth, is the sephirah kether, to which we referred in the previous chapter. to quote again the words of macgregor mathers "the limitless ocean of negative light does not proceed from a centre, for it is centreless, but it concentrates a mystical qabala page 27 centre, which is the number one of the manifested sephiroth, kether, the crown, the first sephirah" 7. mme blavatsky draws from eastern sources the teron "the point within the circle" to express the first becoming of manifestation, and the idea is contained in the rabbinical term, nequdah rashunab, the primal point, a name applied to kether. s. but kether does not represent a position in space. the am soph aur has been called a circle whose centre is every-where and whose circumference is nowhere, a st

he commencement of whirling motions as it is called by the qabalists- primum mobile as it is called by the alchemists. chokmah, the second sephirab, is called by the rabbis mazloth, the sphere of the zodiac. here we have introduced the concept of the circle with its segments. creation has moved onwards. out of the primordial egg has developed the serpent that holdeth his tail in his mouth, as mme blavatsky chronicles in her invaluable storehouses of archaic symbolism, the secret doctrine and isis unveiled. 16. in a similar manner to that in which kether overflowed into chokmah does chokmah overflow into binab, the third sephirab. the paths pursued by the emanations in these successive overfiowings is represented upon the tree of life by a lightning flash, or in some diagrams by a flaming [

ah is called mercy; the middle one under kether is called mildness, and it is said to be the column of equilibrium. these two side columns are the two pillars that stand at the entrance to king solomon's temple and are represented in all lodges of the mysteries, the candidate himself, when he stands between them, is the middle pillar of equilibrium. 11. here we meet with the idea put forth by mme blavatsky, that there can be no manifestation without differentiation into the pairs of opposites. kether differentiates its two aspects as chokmah and binab, and manifestation is in being. now in this supernal triangle, the head which is not, the father and the mother, we have the root concept of our cosmogony, and we shall return to it again and again under innumerable aspects, and each time tha

of excavators working on the site of a buried temple; we are digging up fragments rather than studying a coherent system; for the system, though coherent enough in its heyday, was broken and scattered and defaced by the persecutions of twenty centuries ot unenlightened bigotry and spintual jealousy. 2. more work has been done upon these scattered fragments than is generally realised, however. mme blavatsky gathered together a great mass of data and exposed it to the gaze of a public which understood it little better than the child gazing at the cases in a museum and marveillng at the queer things they contain. the scholarly work of g. r. s. mead has given us much information concerning the gnosis, the esoteric tradition of the western world during the earlier centuries of our epoch; mrs at

oncerning the gnosis, the esoteric tradition of the western world during the earlier centuries of our epoch; mrs atwood's monumental book has revealed the significance of the alchemical symbolism to us. none of these, however, have expounded the western tradition as initiates of that tradition, but have approached it from outside and either pieced together its fragments, or, as in the case of mme blavatsky, interpreted it by analogy in the light of the more familiar system of another tradition. 3. those who approached the study of the subject from the inside-that is to say, with the initiatory keys-and employed [page 92] it as a practical system for the exaltation of consciousness have, for the most part, maintained a secrecy which, though it raight have been not only justifiable and even

where to look for it. 14. we can also, once we are acquainted with the symbolism, assign to the various sephiroth their equivalent gods in other systems, and when we look up the symbols, functions, cosmic concepts, and methods of worship assigned to these deities we get a fresh flood of illumination. by the use of a good mythological dictionary or an encyclopaedia, frazer's golden bough, and mme blavatsky's secret doctrine and isis unveiled, we can, by the mere application of diligence, read a great many riddles that at first appeared insoluble, and the exercise is a fascinating one. when used thus the tree is peculiarly valuable, because its diagrammatic form causes things to be seen in relation to each other, thus causing them to throw light upon each other. 15. in order to manipulate t

them from the macgregor mathers mss. mathers, so far as i have been able to trace his references, for he gives no authorities, drew upon the work of dr dee and sir edward kelly; cornelius agrippa; raymond lully and pietro de abana among the earlier writers. among the moderns the same material is found scattered through the works of knorr von rosenroth; wynn westcott; eliphas levi; mrs atwood; mme blavatsky; anna kingsford [page 104] mabel collins; papus (encausse; st martin; gerald massey; g. r. s mead, and many others. to some of these it is probable he was indebted; others may have been indebted to him; some of them were actually members of the order of the golden dawn which he founded. 4. other sources of information are frazer's golden bough; the works of wallis budge; the writings of

nised into the brains and nervous systems of sentient creatures. the vast mass of what, for want of a better name, we call mind-stuff, because that is its nearest analogy among known things, is freemoving upon what occultists call the astral plane, organised into forms within itself, but not necessarily attached to matter. different occultists refer to this free mind-stuff by different names. mme blavatsky calls it akasha; eliphas levi calls it the reflecting ether. netzach represents the force aspect, and hod the form aspect of this akasha. 17. out of this mind-stuff are formed the moulds of all forms; and within these moulds are built up the framework of [page 220] etheric stresses that function in the sphere of yesod, and within which are held the molecules of matter which form the body

rtant part of its composition is etheric, because it was during the phase of evolution when life was developing the etheric form that the moon had its heyday, and for this reason the phase is called by some occultists the luna phase of evolution. those who want to know more of this subject will find it dealt with in the rosicrucian cosmo-conception, by max heindel, and the secret doctrine, by mme blavatsky. as the qabalists use a different system of classification to the vedantists, we cannot open up the vast subject of the "rays and the rounds" in these pages. it must suffice to give dogmatically certain facts known to occultists and indicate where the reader can find further information if he desires it. 16. the moon and teh earth, according to the occult theory, share one etheric double


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al magic, on the other hand, in the technical sense of the term, is designed to work upon the soul of nature. the two operations, although there are innumerable forms of each, are entirely different in type, and aim at, and achieve, entirely different results. there is a strong prejudice against ritual magic among those interested in popular occultism owing to the strictures passed upon it by mme blavatsky. now mine blavatsky was trained in the eastern school and had very little, if any, practical acquaintance with the inner aspect of western occultism, nor was she a master of its methods. she spoke from an eastern standpoint and judged western esoteric conditions by those she had seen in the east, where tantric magic has become depraved in the hands of dugpas and similar sects. in the den

aterialistic atmosphere of the west it is exceedingly difficult to get any results worth mentioning without the use of some form of ceremonial. even the theosophical society, of which she was the foundress, has unconsciously drifted into western methods, adopting the catholic ceremonial and the masonic initiations as side chapels to its main temple, and the mixture is giving trouble. the "back to blavatsky" movement within its ranks may be able to produce a much purer ethical and metaphysical teaching, but i think we may safely prophesy it will produce no practical results, in europe at any rate. ought we to eschew ceremonial methods because occasionally, in inexpert hands or under unsuitable conditions, they lead to disastrous results? ought we to eschew motor racing, or mountaineering, o


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kmask.com history of the tablet translations from jabir ibn hayyan. another arabic version (from the german of ruska, translated by 'anonymous. twelfth century latin translation from aurelium occultae philosophorum..georgio beato translation of issac newton c. 1680. translation from kriegsmann) alledgedly from the phoenician from sigismund bacstrom (allegedly translated from chaldean. from madame blavatsky from fulcanelli (translated from the french by sieveking) from fulcanelli, new translation from idres shah hypothetical chinese original textual remarks commentaries general a commentary of ibn umail appendix translation of same source, made c. 1485. bibliography history of the tablet history of the tablet (largely summarised from needham 1980, holmyard 1957) the tablet probably first ap


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rld may become chelas, or apprentices to adepts, in which case the latter are known as masters, but the apprentice must first have practiced self-denial and self-development in order to become sufficiently worthy. the master imparts teaching and wisdom otherwise unattainable (and thus resembles the guru in the hindu tradition) and helps the apprentice by communion and inspiration. helena petrovna blavatsky alleged that she was the apprentice of such masters and claimed that they dwelled in the tibetan mountains. the term adept was also employed by medieval magicians and alchemists to denote a master of their sciences. adhab-algal the islamic purgatory, where the wicked are tormented by the dark angels munkir and nekir. adjuration a formula of exorcism by which an evil spirit is commanded

ove was made to sedona, arizona. in 1987, gita saraydarian, torkom s daughter, founded t.s.g. publishing to keep her father s many writings (including some 170 books) in print. saraydarian attempted to create and teach a synthesis of the major teachings found in all true religions, the ancient wisdom, and found particular assistance in that endeavor in the theosophical writings of helena petrovna blavatsky, alice a. bailey, and helena roerich. his pronouncement of the ancient wisdom was summarized in a series of statements that affirmed the existence of one almighty power that is the cause of all that is manifest. in each human being, indeed in every living form, there is a spark of the divine. each person has the potential to unfold and radiate beauty, goodness, truth, and joy. each perso

austin seth center ascended masters ascended masters are enlightened beings whom many in the esoteric field believe have evolved beyond the need to reincarnate on earth and now act from a higher plane of existence to assist humans in their movement toward enlightenment and guide the race in its destined evolution. the concept of ascended masters was popularly introduced by madame helena petrovna blavatsky, cofounder of the theosophical society, and described in some detail in her most important book, the secret doctrine. blavatsky taught that both individuals and the human race were engaged in an upward evolutionary process. at the same time, she pictured a hierarchy of masters headed by a being known as the solar logos. those masters at the lowest level of the hierarchy regularly interac

ic buddhism and the mahatma letters to a. p. sinnett. together, the masters constituted the great white brotherhood. a number of the spiritual leaders from past history were pictured as members of the hierarchy. for example, the person known as jesus, revered as the fountainhead of christianity, is believed to hold the office of maitreya in the hierarchy. the work of the masters was championed by blavatsky s successor annie besant and her colleague charles w. leadbeater, whose works further elaborated upon the nature and work of the masters. blavatsky also introduced the idea of ascension as a goal for humans, a concept made central of i am religious activity, an organization founded by guy w. ballard, who further developed theosophical concepts. ballard taught that it was possible through

ey claimed contact with a master she generally called the tibetan, named djwhal khul. both became models for a variety of people through the last half of the twentieth century who have claimed contact with and who have channeled messages from the masters. by the 1970s, over one hundred groups with roots in the theosophical society that either acknowledged the messages from the masters received by blavatsky and/or were receiving new messages regularly from the masters were functioning in the englishspeaking world. one group of channelers, beginning with george king, founder of the aetherius society, have claimed contact with extraterrestrial entities, who nevertheless have the same names as the members of the spiritual hierarchy originally described by blavatsky. flying saucer contactees, s

ng the 1970s, the practice of channeling messages from the masters spread to a much larger audience as a result of the new age movement, a revitalization movement that spread through the western theosophical groups and adopted channeling as one of its key activities. while new age channelers received material from a variety of sources, many claimed to be in touch with the same ascended masters as blavatsky, bailey, and ballard. most notable among these is benjamin creme, who claimed not only to receive messages from the master maitreya, but that this particular entity had returned to human society and was walking among us. the emphasis upon ascended masters accompanied an emphasis upon individual ascension as the goal of the spiritual life. ascension had been placed upon the agenda of the

nta, ga 30305. the atlanteans see friends of runnings park atlantis a mythical island continent said to have existed in the atlantic ocean in ancient times. the earliest mention of atlantis is found in plato s two dialogues timaeus and critias, from which it emerged as a topic of fascination and speculation over the centuries. it entered occult perspectives through the writings of helena petrovna blavatsky, cofounder of the theosophical society, in the nineteenth century and has been a topic of popular speculation in the twentieth century. for many, atlantis has replaced the biblical garden of eden as a mythical original home for the human race. for plato, atlantis was a useful myth for conveying several lessons he wanted to make about government and the nature of city-states. in the twent

ius donnelly s atlantis, the antediluvian world. he argued that atlantis was the lost origin point of humanity, the place where the race moved out of barbarism to a civilized state. for donnelly, atlantis explained many of the prominent similarities between the culture of egypt and that of latin america. he believed that the worldwide myth of the flood was really the account of atlantis s demise. blavatsky adopted donnelly s ideas and integrated atlantis into the theosophical story of the evolution of the human race. she hypothesized the evolution of humanity through a series of root races. lemuria, the pacific equivalent of atlantis, was the home of the third root race; atlantis, of the fourth root race. earth is currently populated by the fifth root race. blavatsky s ideas were expanded

services, without let or hindrance. as reported in the harbinger of light of march 1882, spiritualists organized to fight the new policy. in the 1870s, richard hodgson, an australian by birth, became involved in the study of paranormal phenomena as an undergraduate at the university of cambridge, england. in 1884 the society for psychical research sent him to india to investigate helena petrovna blavatsky and the theosophical movement. he determined she was a fraud, and had no place in the realm of parapsychology. he and the spr were both criticized by theosophists and others.a criticism that followed the society into the end of the 1900s. he died suddenly in 1905 before the theosophists made their way to his native country. by the 1910s and 1920s, the theosophists, worked their way into

zed by theosophists and others.a criticism that followed the society into the end of the 1900s. he died suddenly in 1905 before the theosophists made their way to his native country. by the 1910s and 1920s, the theosophists, worked their way into australia. charles leadbeater took hold of the group in australia along with james wedgwood, both of whom espoused doctrine that was not in concert with blavatsky s original direction. growing dissatisfaction with leadbeater s leadership along with annie besant, especially when leadbeater was continually under investigation of immorality by australian police, helped dissipate that part of the spiritualist movement. encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. australia 123 psychical research psychical research in australia can be traced to 1


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ege, manchester, where he was an outstanding student in the classics and in art. in 1875 he moved to london and then paris to pursue artistic endeavors and won prizes at the academy de juliens. in 1880 he settled in london as a professional painter, successfully specializing in portraits. in 1887 machell encountered theosophy and found himself immediately drawn to it. he soon met helena petrovona blavatsky, cofounder of the theosophical society, and joined that organization. he redecorated the facilities at 19 avenue rd, regents park, where blavatsky moved in 1890, and she invited him to move his studio into the same building. he designed the urn that held blavatsky s ashes following her death and cremation in 1891. machell s art took on a mystical/gnostic cast and realism gave way to symb

ws, eds. scientific research on the transcendental meditation program: collected papers, i. seelisberg, switzerland: maharishi european research university press, 1977. white, john. everything you want to know about tm, including how to do it. new york: pocket books, 1976. mahatma letters communications allegedly from the mahatmas (masters or adepts) of the theosophical society to helena petrovna blavatsky and other leading theosophists during the nineteenth century. these mahatmas were said to be eastern teachers belonging to the great white brotherhood, a group providing overall guidance to human destiny. the brotherhood was said to be living in the himalayas of tibet. it included koot humi lal singh (k. h) and morya (m, the primary masters with whom blavatsky claimed contact. notes sign

ky claimed contact. notes signed with the initials of these masters would be mysteriously precipitated out of the air or discovered in unexpected places. recipients of such letters included henry s. olcott, the society s president, and a. p. sinnett, editor of the anglo- indian newspaper the pioneer. sinnett was favorably impressed by such letters as well as other occult phenomena demonstrated by blavatsky, and played a prominent part in the affairs of the theosophical society. the material received by blavatsky from the mahatmas, both in the letters and in other communications, formed the basis of the particular teachings of the society and constituted a new form of gnosticism. the reception of communications from the masters in some unusual and unlikely circumstances became one claim of

the reception of communications from the masters in some unusual and unlikely circumstances became one claim of the society to special revelatory knowledge. those claims, which had initially impressed some of the leaders of the society for psychical research, led it to delegate richard hodgson to investigate the phenomena in adyar, the madras headquarters. he found extensive evidence of fraud on blavatsky s part in producing and delivering the letters and in the arrival of various artifacts, reportedly gifts of the masters. his discoveries included a shrine with a false back in which letters would mysteriously appear overnight to be found the next morning. he was assisted by emma coulomb, a former employee of the society, who claimed to have been a cohort of blavatsky, but who had subsequ

ext morning. he was assisted by emma coulomb, a former employee of the society, who claimed to have been a cohort of blavatsky, but who had subsequently turned on her. the publication of the hodgson report created a public controversy and a crisis of major import within the society. while many members left, others preferred to believe that the confession by coulomb was part of a plot to discredit blavatsky. after blavatsky s death, theosophist co-founder william q. judge produced furthur mahatma letters supporting his effort to take charge of the esoteric section of the theosophical society (in opposition to the leadership of annie besant. olcott eventually declared these letters to be fraudulent. theosophists have had to live for a century with the hodgson report and the charge that the s

(in opposition to the leadership of annie besant. olcott eventually declared these letters to be fraudulent. theosophists have had to live for a century with the hodgson report and the charge that the society is built upon a fraud. during this time various members have attempted to refute hodgson s (and additional supporting) claims. for example, all now agree that the original mahatma letters to blavatsky were strongly influenced by her personality, since the handwriting and language were typical of her. while skeptics would claim that such influence is an additional sign of conscious fraud, theosophists would claim that this resulted from the masters using her as a medium of communication, in much the same way that a psychic delivers automatic writing. more recently (1980, charles marsha

e were typical of her. while skeptics would claim that such influence is an additional sign of conscious fraud, theosophists would claim that this resulted from the masters using her as a medium of communication, in much the same way that a psychic delivers automatic writing. more recently (1980, charles marshall attempted to prove by computer analysis that there is a strong dissimilarity between blavatsky s language and that of the masters. however, the computer program, although extensive, was somewhat arbitrary, being confined to certain prepositions and conjunctions. moreover the comparison between the mahatma letters and blavatsky s writings in such works as the secret doctrine ignored the extensive editorial work by others on behalf of blavatsky s writings, and her own extensive and

, being confined to certain prepositions and conjunctions. moreover the comparison between the mahatma letters and blavatsky s writings in such works as the secret doctrine ignored the extensive editorial work by others on behalf of blavatsky s writings, and her own extensive and unacknowledged plagiarism from other writers, thus making her claimed style unrepresentative. other recent defenses of blavatsky have been made by vernon harrison and walter a. carrithers. some of the original mahatma letters may be viewed in the manuscripts department of the british library, london. sources: barker, a. t. the mahatma letters to a. p. sinnett from the mahatmas m. and k. h. london: t. fisher unwin, 1924. gomes, michael. theosophy in the nineteenth century: an annotated bibliography. new york: garla

letters to c. w. leadbeater. adyar, madras, india: theosophical publishing house, 1941. letters from the masters of wisdom. 2 vols. adyar, madras india: theosophical publishing house, 1919. the story of the mahatma letters. adyar, madras, india: theosophical publishing house, 1946. marshall, charles. the mahatma letters: a syntactic investigation into the possibility of forgery by helena petrovna blavatsky, a 19th century russian occultist. viewpoint aquarius 96 (october 1980. waterman, adlai e [walter a. carrithers. obituary: the hodgson report on madame blavatsky. adyar, madras, india: theosophical publishing house, 1963. mahavira (540 b.c.e..468 b.c.e) mahavira, indian guru of the jain tradition, was born into the kshatriya or warrior caste and originally named vardhamana. his birthdate

ion is considered superior to paranormal feats, and to the hindu pupil, the master is his guru, or spiritual teacher. the term mahatma is used to indicate a special guru or great soul, and maharishi or maharshi denotes a great sage of transcendental wisdom. another sanskrit term paramahansa (literally greatest swan) is given to a very exalted mystic. the primary masters claimed by helena petrovna blavatsky, one of the founders of theosophy, were: koot hoomi lal singh (usually signing letters k.h, the master morya (known as master m, master ilarion or hilarion (a greek, djual khul (or d.k, and the maha chohan. sources: jinarajadasa, c. the early teachings of the masters. chicago: theosophical press, 1925. johnson, paul. in search of the masters: behind the occult myth. south boston, va: the


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ed away, and the sun appeared; then the water that had been poured over the sacrifice burst into flame. the connection between fire and water again becomes prominent when we note the miracle of elijah, who made a sacrificial altar, poured water on it, and fire from heaven burned up the water, on the occasion when he condemned the priests of baal who could not do likewise.-see kings i, cap. xviii. blavatsky claims that at the present time the priests of the secret temples of the buddhists in tibet, india, and japan, use asbestos as a wick in lamps, which burn continuously without replenishing. trithemius, libavius, his commentator, and korndorf, about the year 1500, each composed a material, by chemical processes, which they professed would burn for ever. mateer, a reverend missionary, stat


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ssages formed the basis of religious and mystical faiths. such communications often involved prophecies as well. in the judeo- christian tradition, the bible documents visions and messages recognizably related to the channeling 59 phenomenon of channeling. channeling seems ubiquitous in human experience. historically prominent practitioners include nostradamus, emanuel swedenborg, helena petrovna blavatsky (founder of the theosophical movement, and anna lee (founder of the quaker sect known as the shakers. in the latter half of the nineteenth century, spiritualism became the rage, and hundreds of mediums claimed to be in contact with dead people who, through the mediums, spoke with the living. the communicators were not always the deceased, however; in some cases space people and other non

1881, the book is a mystical account of the cosmos, its history, and its inhabitants. the book stayed in print for decades and was widely read in contactee circles, where ashars guardian angels who fly spirit ships became extraterrestrials in spacecraft. indeed, the ubiquitous starship commander and channeling entity ashtar may owe his name and occupation to newbrough s creation. helena petrovna blavatsky (1831 1891, who founded theosophy, wrote of a hierarchy of ascended masters, including the venusbased lords of the flame. in the 1930s the flamboyant, fascist-oriented guy warren ballard marketed a simplified, popular version of blavatsky s doctrine. he spoke of his own meeting with twelve venusian masters in the teton mountains in wyoming. religious studies scholar j. gordon melton iden

s, march 1945 (fortean picture library) bridge. others theorized that lemuria was just part of a vast continent, called gondwanaland, which had circled most of the southern hemisphere, leaving only a patch of the pacific ocean uncovered. none of the scientists argued that either lemuria or gondwanaland had survived into historical time. lemuria entered the occult tradition through helene petrovna blavatsky, founder of theosophy. in the secret doctrine (1889, blavatsky wrote that the present human race evolved through a series of root races. the third root race lived on lemuria. these beings had three eyes, one in the back of the head, and were egg-laying hermaphrodites (possessing attributes of both sexes; some had four arms. aside from these features, they were generally apelike in appear

assumed reality in just about any metaphysical, new age, hollow earth, or saucerian worldview, lemuria sooner or later enters just about any discussion predicated on the assumption that everything humans think they know about the ancient history of earth and the human race is wrong. see also: atlantis; contactees; hollow earth; mount shasta; shaver mystery; williamson, george hunt further reading blavatsky, helene p, 1889. the secret doctrine. two volumes. london: theosophical publishing company. churchward, james, 1926. the lost continent of mu. new york: ives washburn. de camp, l. sprague, 1970. lost continents: the at- lantis theme in history, science, and literature. new york: dover publications. kafton-minkel, walter, 1989. subterranean worlds: 100,000 years of dragons, dwarfs, the de

itual betterment. in his astral body, pierson traveled to venus, where he learned many secrets; he also learned of his previous lives. once enlightened, he was rechristened phylos and became a guardian of the cosmos. a modern chronicler remarks that the tibetan part of his title seems to have been added for mystery s sake (kafton-minkel, 1989. oliver s novel owed much of its inspiration to madame blavatsky s theological writings and to works of mystical fantasy such as edward bulwer-lytton s zanoni: a rosicrucian tale and marie corelli s a romance of two worlds. it was original, however, in setting a secret civilization within mount shasta. the next writer to do so, harvey spencer lewis (writing as wishar c. cerve, identified the inhabitants as survivors of lemuria, the pacific ocean s ver

entities at calgary. flying saucer review 20, 6 (april: 25 26. carpenter, john s, 1993. abduction notes: reptilians and other unmentionables. mufon ufo journal 300 (april: 10 11, 1994. other types of aliens: patterns emerging. in andrea pritchard, david e. pritchard, john e. mack, pam kasey, and claudia yapp, eds. alien discussions: proceedings of the 214 reptoids 215 a painting of madame helene blavatsky, who proposed the theory of five root races, with the symbol of the theosophical society above her head (fortean picture library) abduction study conference, 91 95. cambridge, ma: north cambridge press. coleman, loren, 1988. other lizard people revisited. strange magazine 3: 34. d light, joy, and elliemiser, 1999. the reptilians and king leo. http//www.greatdreams.com/ reptlan/repleo.htm

les/serpents/lizards in history/mythology/ religion, n.d. http//www.channel1.com/users/ com/cci/reptiles.htm. rhodes, john, n.d. o.r.i.g.i.n.s. http//www. reptoids.com/origins/htm. turner, karla, 1994. taken: inside the alien-human abduction agenda. roland, ar: kelt works. root races in the alternative reality proposed in the influential nineteenth-century theosophical writings of helene petrovna blavatsky, the world has seen five root races, each with its own seven sub-races, and these latter with their own branch races. blavatsky wrote that two more root races will come before the human race finishes its evolution. the first root race, of fire mist folk, lived near the north pole in the imperishable sacred land. they were invisible. the second root race were astral beings on their way to

hese beings lived on the now-lost pacific continent of lemuria. by the time the fourth root race, dwelling on atlantis, appeared on earth, the present human form had developed. humans represent the fifth root race. in the relatively near future, the sixth root race will replace humans. after the seventh root race has risen and fallen, a new cycle of civilizations will begin on the planet mercury. blavatsky claimed as her source for these revelations an archaic manuscript a collection of palm leaves made impermeable to water, fire, and air, by some specific unknown process. on the first page is an immaculate white disk within a dull black ground. on the following page, the same disk, but with a central point (blavatsky, 1889. these stanzas of dzyan recorded the hidden history of the cosmos

palm leaves made impermeable to water, fire, and air, by some specific unknown process. on the first page is an immaculate white disk within a dull black ground. on the following page, the same disk, but with a central point (blavatsky, 1889. these stanzas of dzyan recorded the hidden history of the cosmos and all of its inhabitants, including the human race. other scholars, however, contend that blavatsky drew on contemporary scientific and occult literature and embellished it considerably, though not quite beyond recognition. see also: atlantis; lemuria further reading blavatsky, h. p, 1889. the secret doctrine, london: theosophical publishing company. de camp, l. sprague, 1970. lost continents: the at- lantis theme in history, science, and literature. new york: dover publications. meade

mporary scientific and occult literature and embellished it considerably, though not quite beyond recognition. see also: atlantis; lemuria further reading blavatsky, h. p, 1889. the secret doctrine, london: theosophical publishing company. de camp, l. sprague, 1970. lost continents: the at- lantis theme in history, science, and literature. new york: dover publications. meade, marion, 1980. madame blavatsky: the woman behind the myth. new york: g. p. putnam s sons. 216 root races saint michael saint michael the archangel is perhaps best k n own from the traditional georgia sea islands spiritual michael, row the boat a s h o re, but even in contemporary time some people claim to have experienced his p resence. one is a southern california woman, melissa macleod, a practicing roman catholic


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magical object known as the shining trapezohedron. the name, starry wisdom, recalls that of crowley s argentum astrum, or order of the silver star, founded in 1907. the silver star represents sirius, from which emanates the magical cultent represented on earth by the entity, aiwaz. another contemporary of lovecraft s whose writings contain many similarities and correspondences is helena petrovna blavatsky, the famous occultist and theosophist and author of the secret doctrine, this vast work is in fact an expanded commentary on the book of dzyan, itself a fragmentary extract from the mani koumbourm, the sacred writings of the dzugarians, an ancient race which inhabited the mountain regions of northern tibet. these texts tell of how the earth was once possessed by chaotic beings said to ha

halmali (lemuria& the peopling of the earth from elder planets. there is talk of a secret book in some eastern shrine, parts of which are older than the earth. price assures me it is actual folklore& promises to send further particulars. 7 and in another letter8, lovecraft reveals the identity of the secret book as being the book of dzyan, and identifies the eastern shrine with shamballah. madame blavatsky died on may 8, 1891, of bright s disease a condition from which lovecraft also suffered, and which contributed to his early death. one explanation of the many occult correspondences found in lovecraft s fiction has been supplied by kenneth grant in his typhonian trilogies. grant suggests that the lovecraftian grimoire, the necronomicon, actually exists within the akasha, or field of astr

ithin the akasha, or field of astral light. this is an etheric reservoir said to surround the earth, and which retains within its structure the imprint of every event which has occurred since the formation of the planet. it can be accessed at will by those individuals who possess the necessary psychic ability, and may be manipulated to provide positive images. it was from the akashic records that blavatsky transmitted the book of dzayn, and crowley transcribed the book of the cells of the qliphoth could it be that lovecraft may have subconsciously communicated the book of dead names from the same source? in his realisation of the cthulhu mythos, lovecraft also drew upon a wide range of sources from the historical occult tradition, and from the literary material pertaining to it. in his ess

the dreaming mind that it is capable of projection into other dimensions, and of discovering that there are doors through which flow in the form of inspiration, intuition and vision the genuine current of creative magical consciousness. 11 lovecraft s occult experiences, disguised as fiction, reveal the intrusion of forces in complete sympathy with those archetypes and symbols brought through by blavatsky and crowley, whilst in contact with astral entities from beyond. he had become the receiver and transmitter of hidden knowledge, though in lovecraft s case, the process was intuitive rather than conscious. the internal self-division thus engendered may have been the root cause of lovecraft s mental and physical peculiarities; or it may have been that these very traits, which set him apar


FREEMASONS SATANISM AND SYMBOLISM

moved with compassion for a race living without law. god sent to man osiris and isis, accompanied by thoth, the incarnation or terrestrial repetition of the first hermes; who taught men the arts, science, and the ceremonies of religion; and then ascended to heaven or the moon [pike, morals and dogma, p. 255, 17th degree, knights of the east and west; emphasis was in the original. helena petrovna blavatsky was founder of the house of theosophy. her books were all written by her demonic guiding spirits in a form that is called automatic writing. these writings tie thoth together nicely. hermes, the god of wisdom, called also thoth, tat, set, and sat-an; and that he was, furthermore, when viewed under his bad aspect, typhon, the egyptian satan, who was also set [helena petrovna blavatsky, is

lled automatic writing. these writings tie thoth together nicely. hermes, the god of wisdom, called also thoth, tat, set, and sat-an; and that he was, furthermore, when viewed under his bad aspect, typhon, the egyptian satan, who was also set [helena petrovna blavatsky, isis unveiled, vol. i: science, new york, trow's printing and bookbinding company, 1877, p. 554, xxxiii. colored emphasis added] blavatsky like anton lavey in the satanic bible, had no trouble tying the infernal name, thoth, with satan, and especially the egyptian satan. this subject does go back a long way. remember pike's words, quoted in the very beginning, that "masonry is identical to the ancient mysteries" what this statement means is that freemasons believe the same as all the ancient mysteries and worship the same g

highly advanced people. a people who have had a lot of practice in their art of deceit. from the table of coincidence page in the masonic rituals section you were made aware that individuals within the u.s government and nasa have been staging major worldly events which coincide with 19.5/33 degrees from the perspective of that particular event. this again is taceable back to ancient egypt. since blavatsky mentioned another of the infernal names, typhon, and has identified him as the egyptian satan, let us review albert pike once again, as we discover that freemasonry reveres typhon as well. typhon "osiris was the son of helios (phra) the 'divine offspring congenerate with the dawn' and at the same time an incarnation of kneph or agathodaemon, the good spirit, including all his possible ma


GILBERT AE WAITE A MAGICIAN OF MANY PARTS

esubstantial wasneeded-theremustbe books,butnotpoetry;for theymustalso bebooksforwhichtheauthorwouldbe paid, ratherthanbe obliged to paythepublisher himself.onebook. was already in progress by 1884: an anthology, in english,ofeliphas levi, thefrench occultistwhoseworkshad fascinated waite since he first 267 discoveredthemsome three years before. levi had also been a sourceofinspiration for madame blavatsky, and there wasthusa potential market for such ananthologyamongthegrowingnumberofenglish theosophists,withwhomwaite was already athome-:hewas by this time a regular,ifuncommitted,visitor tothelondon lodgeofthetheosophical societywherehe became friendlywiththevice-president,a.p. sinnett,"theformer editoroftheallahabadpioneer 'notversenow,onlyprose'77sinnett hadreturnedfromindia. in 1883 af

edof this romance of alchemyfellunawares in receptive soilandbecameaplant which iwas destinedto tend long afterin my own garden of the mind'(sly,p.28).beforethisalchemicalplantfloweredwaitehaddiscoveredboth spiritualism and theosophy-and found both of them wanting. spiritualism had been a necessary personal quest, but theosophy was an intellectual pursuit to which he had been introduced by h.267p.blavatsky'sisisunveiled(1877).he found this curious book 'helpful as anomniumgatherumof esotericclaimsand pretences, a miscellany of magic and its connections, with the sole exceptionofalchemy,in which1cannotrecallthat h.p.b.everevinced any personal interest'(sly,p.68).nonetheless, although he 'hated its anti-christian bias',isisunveileddid bring him toeliphas levi, the most extraordinary magician

sonal limitations 'he was a transcendentalist but not a mystic. but he stillfound levi to be 'the mostbrilliant, the most original, the most fascinating interpreter of occult philosophy in the west'(mysteriesofmagic,revisededn, p. xiii, levi represented the summit of occultism, but waitewas seeking for something more. nor wasthere anything to be found in theosophy-not, at least,as presented byh.p.blavatsky.267the theosophical society had been founded in1875,bymadame blavatsky and colonel h. s. olcott, for 'the study of occultscience;91_'hethataspiredtoknow. 90the formation of a nucleusofuniversal brotherhood; and the revival of oriental literature and philosophy';butby the time waite came toknowthe society, in 1883, the apparent harmony between east and west suggested byisisunveiledhad giv

astrologers, the mesmerists,thereaders of hands and a few, very few only,ofthe motley spiritist groups'(sly,p. 87. none of their concerns had any appealfor waite,butthe theosophical society did introduce him to sinnett, to edward maitland, and to c. c. massey, a real scholar (he translatedduprel' sphilosophyofmysticism)and a theosophist in the mystical sense ofjacob boehme,whotook himtocallonh.p. blavatsky. waite, regrettably, recordednothingof this interview,justas he saidnothingof his meetingwithcolonelolcottin 1890, saveonly that it took place. neither the philosophy nor phenomena of the theosophical society satisifed waite, and he determined thatwhat.hesought laywithinrather thanwithout.to such an introspective nature as waite's, seeking an inward way came without effort. among his ear

es at least; his associationwiththe theosophical society had condemnedhim255quiteunjustly-intheeyesof the academic world. he was also, in1908,the leaderofthe 'soberer, saner and more decent members' of the british section of the theosophical society which was.then embroiled in the 'leadbeater scandal. mead had joined the theosophical society in1884,becoming, in1889,the private secretary of madame blavatsky and sub-editoroflucifer.after her death he became editor of the journal, which he renamedthetheosophicalreview;edited the third volume ofthesecretdoctrine;and achieved such prominence in the society that he was appointed general secretary for europe. he did not, however, follow anniebesant-madameblavatsky's effective successor in thesociety-inher admiration for the seership of c. w. lead

it is almost as certain that he forged the original cipher manuscripts (certainly they were of very recent origin);buthowever reprehensible his actions may have been, they werenotcarriedoutfor personal gain.thehermeticorderof the goldendawnwas created in order to further the systematic studyofthe occult sciences and was immediately welcomed by the occult establishment of its day (although madame blavatsky had reservations until she was reassured that membership of theorderwouldnotdeplete the ranks of the theosophical society. it offered its members a sequence of initiatory rituals of a very eclectic nature that combined egyptian, kabbalistic, and rosicrucian symbolism, togetherwithprescribed courses of study appropriate to each step in the five grades oftheouterorder-thegrades being those

hatyear. 7. letter to the author, 3 december 1986.mrmachen didnotindicate the dateofthe 'glorious occasion'.195__notes 194chapter9 1. alfred percy sinnett (1840-1921) had taken uptheeditorshipofthepioneerin 1872.hemetmmeblavatsky andcololcottin 1879 and was immediatelyimpressed255and favoured, for he became the recipientofthe majority of the allegedly 'precipitated' lettersofthemahatmas (orofh.p. blavatsky, if one is sceptical).histwobooks,theoccult world (1881)andesotericbuddhism(1883, did much to promote theosophy in britain. sinnett has often been claimed as amemberof the goldendawnalthough he had no connectionwiththeorder;the mistake arose because simple-minded writers on occultism assumedthatthe initials a. p. s. referred to sinnett, whereas they are those of frateranimapura sit (i.e

as amemberof the goldendawnalthough he had no connectionwiththeorder;the mistake arose because simple-minded writers on occultism assumedthatthe initials a. p. s. referred to sinnett, whereas they are those of frateranimapura sit (i.e.drhenrypullen burry. 2.drrichardhodgsonwas sent to india in 1884 by the society for psychical research to investigate the claimsofwonder-workingassociatedwithh. p. blavatsky.hefound abundant evidenceoffraud and set itoutin hisreport,whichwas published in 1885. theosophists haveattemptedever since to discountenance his findings,butwithlittle success saveamongtheir fellows. 3.anonymousreview inthetheosophist(february 1887. 4.the'occult'review isthatofmrs sinnett, in luciftr (november 1887).theanonymous review innatureappeared intheissueof29 december 1887. 5. h


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em occultism. h. p. blavatskyand the theosophical society represent one stream; the other is s.l.macgregor mathers and the golden dawn. regardless of the intemecine conflicts, scandals and doctrinal schisms that occurredinboth of them, all modem thinking on occult matters has been profoundly influenced by these seminal systems. i cannot conceive of any form of occultism without thinking of madame blavatsky.herinfluence may not be admitted or appreciated on the surface; nonetheless a little enquiry will reveal it. even such popularizations of contemporary scientific thought such asthetaoofmodernphysicsandthedancingwulimasters,which constantly make reference to eastem religious systems, are able to do so largely because madame blavatsky did so much on behalf ofhindumystical thinking. and i c

chal255 deans, magi and gymnosophists; and this is probably true" this yearning for along-anddistinguished-ancestry was present, too, in the latter-day rosicrucians of the hermetic orderofthe golden dawn, as it was in all the occult movements and secret brotherhoods of the last century, whether respectable freemasons claiming spiritual descent from the builders of king solomon's temple or madame blavatsky with her dubious claims for a theosophical wisdom born in lost ages.itwas possibly partofthe more general desire for respectability that characterized english occultists and distinguished them from the illuminati of the continent, who worked as much for political subversion as for spiritual enlightenment. such a path of revolution was abhorrent to studentsofthe occult arts and sciences i

rn literature, religions and.scien255 ces and vindicate its importance.third-toinvestigate the hid255 den mysteriesofnature and the physical powers latent in man' in keeping with the society's principalaim-thepromotion of indianphilosophy-bothfounders and the headquarters moved to bombay in1&]9,where they gained immediate support from both the english community and native indians, although madame blavatsky's principal work,isisunveiled(1877)was a mixture of indian, gnostic, kabbalistic and other concepts and beliefs. among their supporters in india was a. p. sinnett, the editor ofthepioneer,and it was through his booktheoccultworld(1881),even more than through the efforts of pioneer theosophists in london, that theosophy was introduced to england, where it was seized upon by a sectionofthe

ere spiritually unsettled by religious doubts arising from the darwinian controversy. it is most unlikely that many of the new theosophists understood the 'esoteric buddhism' thrust upon them,butthey delighted in the prospect of revelations from the mahatmas, koot hoomi and morya; they were less enchanted by the unprepossessing emissariesofthe masters when these ar255 rived in the shape of madame blavatsky and colonel olcott, neitherofwhom was fitted to move in english polite society. they were even further dismayed by the more mundane revelations of richard hodgson, the investigator for the society for psychical research, who reported in 1884 that the wondrous apported letters and objects sent miraculously by the masters to the theosophical society's headquarters at adyar were the result

nd founded instead the hermetic society with the aimofpromoting western esoteric philosophy. this attracted many existing theosophists who agreed with her that the 'power and knowledgeofan unusual kind' displayed inisisunveiledwas due largelytoits western kabbalistic elements and that these more truly represented the theosophyofthe west than did the violently anti-christian esoteric buddhismofthe blavatsky camp.theywere attracted, too, by the ideas of eliphas levi, thefrenchmagus and self-proclaimed kabbalist whose work was both utilized and publicized inisisunveiledand which was known to anna kingsford in the french texts. english rosicrucians already knewoflevi's occult powers from a remarkable account of a visit to him by oneoftheir number, kenneth mackenzie, in1861.in levi's writings t

ook the motto 'demon est deus inversus (the devil is the converse of god, and was entered as number 78 on the outer order roll.hewas already deeply immersed in the occult, having helped to found the hermetic society in dublin in1885and joining the esoteric section of the theosophical society in 1888. eastern theosophy, however, held little for him at this time and he was ever suspicious of madame blavatsky'smahatmas; his real interests are evident in his first contribution tolucifer,'irish fairies ghosts and witches, in the introduction to which he reveals his familiarity with paracelsus and with the doctrine of elementals. perhaps it was an elemental who led yeats to mathers, but it was certainly mathers who brought him into the golden dawn, and yeats freely acknowledged his debt:'itwaswi

tel who died in1700,famous as a mystic theosophist.theoccultistsoftoday do not need to be reminded of the great hermetists and theosophistsofour day, ofdranna kingsford, of whom death prematurely robbed us. she was indeed illumin255 ated by thesunoflight, and no one who ever heardherlecture and discuss the hermetic doctrines will ever forgetherlearning orhereloquence,herbeauty orhergrace.ofmadame blavatsky, the leaderofthe theosophical society, a modem prophet of eostericbuddhism-nooccult student, however wide apart may be his orherown favoured path to wisdom, can fail to recognize in her, a master-mind in a woman's frame.thesoc ros in anglia is, to some extent exoteric in its lower gradesbutits concerns are regulated by adeptsofeminence (an inner circle) who still hold the secret knowledg


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seudo-occultists, could be found willing to testify that they were not in possession of any evidence that successors of 'rosy cross the adept' still exist in england; or that any suchavault exists here or anywhere else in europe. yet that need not upset my belief, or your belief, if you hold it, that adept rosicrucians do still exist; nor willitupset the fact that i have met a person in this very blavatsky lodge (who was known to most of the elders in theosophy among you) who assured me of the truth of these assertions, and who claimed to have seen such a vault. not that i am weak enough, or so ignorant of human nature as to suppose, that any statement of mine would make you believe, nor do i want you to believe this. seeing is believing, and if you cannot see, you are not to be blamed,bym

.p.b.,as i understand, affirm that she would return, in another form indeed,butstill the same ego, and individual, in a stage still farther on in the path to full adeptship. you will all, as theosophists struggling to the light, hope that even as we read that the pupils of rosy cross,120years after his death, shewed the vitality of their order, so may this lodge founded by your great inspirer,h.p.blavatsky, con255 tinue to flourish and extend until time shallbeno more with you.[reprintedfromtheosophicalsiftings,vol6, no.is, pp.3-14.]2.dataofthehistory oftherosicruciansaccording to thefama fratemaatisbenedictiordinisrosaecrucisand theconfessiofraternitatisr.c.the notable mystic and adept known as christian rosenkreuz, the founder of the rosicrucian fraternity, was born in 1378, of a noble f

e records his rosicrucian eminence. william robert woodman,m.d.,became supreme magus. during his rule the province of northumbria and college of newcastle were consecrated, with charles fendelow as chief adept, and the demiurgus college at melbourne, australia. the high council library was founded upon a bequest of books bydrwoodman, and now includes a thousand volumes. 1878.theisis unveiledofh.p.blavatsky was published; it36themagical masoncontains many medieval rosicrucian notions, which are not repeated in her later works. in 1880 the soc. rosie. in u.s.a. was founded by fratres who had come to england for reception, and was recognized by the s.r.i.a; in 1887 a representative deputation visited the english colleges; it was then ruled by charles e. meyer, of philadelphia, since dead. in

e sky passed away, and the sun appeared; then thewaterthat had been poured over the sacrifice burst into flame.theconnection between fire and water again becomes prominent when we note the miracle of elijah, who made a sacrificialaltar, pouredwateron it, and fire from heaven burned up thewater,on the occasion when he condemned the priests of baal who could not do likewise- see kingsi.,cap. xviii. blavatsky claims that at the present time the priests of the secret temples of the buddhists in tibet, india, and japan, use asbestos as a wick in lamps, which burn continuously without replenishing. trithemius, libavius, his commentator, and korndorf, about the year 1500, each composed a material, by chemical processes, which they professed would burn for ever. mateer, a reverend missionary, stat

n much altered. formerly the queen could only move diagonally, on her own colour, and the bishop moving diagon255 ally could only attack the next square but one.thepresent moves are now universally accepted.[this brief introduction to the history of chess is omitted by israel regardie in his account of enochian chess given inthegoldendawn,volume 4.]part two:kabalistic9.thekabalahthemembers of the blavatsky lodge of the theosophical society are all to some extent students of philosophy and religion, and although they are associated into a lodge chiefly to master thesecretdoctrine,which has been expounded to them in so learned and yet so interesting a manner by madame blavatsky, yet some portion of their time and attention may with advantagebespent in a comparison between thesecretdoctrinean

r. much of the system may be erroneous, but if this be so, there is no standard by which it can be fairly judged-unlessindeed there be yet thewisdomreligionwithin our attainment, and unless the 'secret doctrine, of our honoured teacher in this institution be the demonstration of that wisdom; for i am not prepared to accept its condemnation at the hands of any other tribunal.[paper read before the blavatsky lodge, theosophical society. reprinted fromlucifer,vol. viii, no. 48 and vol. ix, no. 49 (august and september 1891, pp.465-9,27-32.110. afurtherglanceatthekabalahupon several previous occasions i have had the pleasure of giving lectures, by special request, upon kabalistic philosophy, before audiences of theosophists. i have indeed found that the modern theosophists of the school of the

ophical society. reprinted fromlucifer,vol. viii, no. 48 and vol. ix, no. 49 (august and september 1891, pp.465-9,27-32.110. afurtherglanceatthekabalahupon several previous occasions i have had the pleasure of giving lectures, by special request, upon kabalistic philosophy, before audiences of theosophists. i have indeed found that the modern theosophists of the school of the late lamented madame blavatsky are fond of wandering from the sanskrit path of occult philosophy into the fields of the egypto-hebraic mysticism of the early kabalah. our respected h.p.b. herself also has, in her books, made constant references to the philosophic and mystic doctrines of the ancient rabbinic teachers, and, although we find her condemning many of their more modern vagaries, yet she implied the belief th

n is not to be expected of any man, and apart from party politics, of which i know nothing, i heartily endorse the dictum. true progress cannot be made by a rigid adherence to the ideals of childhood, and i urge upon all of you, my hearers, the duty of forming your own opinion on matters of religion: be not blindly led of any man: search the scriptures, whether of the jew, christian, or of madame blavatsky, and hold fast that which seemstoyou good. the unpardonable sin is knowingly to reject spiritual truth: whether from bigotry, self255 interest, or from a policy oflaisseralleris not important: the rejection is the key of the position. i congratulate you who are present, as those who have come out from among the masses of unthinking beings, and are seeking fortruth,earnest of purpose, and

this study may well be avoided, in this agreeing with the late supreme magusdrwm. robert woodman. other teachers of magic have gone farther and illustrated the use of demons for purposes of occult power; they profess to coerce them into useful purposes, but we fear that a bitter retribution would be forthcoming upon any who could so use them, which we donotassert to be practicable.thelate madame blavatsky warned one friend of my own against such pretensions, and she was a most learned occult student, even if somewhat erratic.138themagical masonmanyofthegreat occultists ofthepast have given chapters of teachinguponthedemonsofan evilnature,andmanyspeakofthepower to usethem.as for example, seethe'magia' ofdrfaustus.itis certainlytruealsothatmanysuch have come to a very evil endingoftheirlabo

fraterrosiecrucis repose.[reprinted from s.r.i.a.,transactionsofthemetropolitancollege(1902, pp.17-21.]15. some anomaliesinthebiblical views oftheconstitutionofmanthese remarks are intended to elucidate, in a fragmentary manner, the meaning and in some cases the derivation of the biblical words used to express the several principles in man. some of these notes have been previously read before the blavatsky lodge, and the interest they gave rise to has induced me to extend them. we who are here, were all born and bred in this so-called christian country, and have therefore received no teaching when young which threw any light upon any other religion than the protestantism of this country, which is a system professedly secondary in point of time and of parentage to the jewish theocracy, as t


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atholicism, although he retained a great love for its ceremonial, utilizing a number of elements of the roman liturgy for the rituals which he constructed in later life for his various secret orders. he turned instead towards spiritualism but found no spiritual consolation and moved on to the theosophical society, which fascinated him although he disliked the anti-christian bias of works of h. p. blavatsky who was its driving force. in this way he approached magic in general and eliphas levi6[6] in particular, and began to realize where his real dedications lay. he had already written and published many poems and imitation romances7[7] but was forced to recognize, reluctantly, his shortcomings as a writer of fiction and entered instead upon his career as a critical expounder of the history


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atholicism, although he retained a great love for its ceremonial, utilizing a number of elements of the roman liturgy for the rituals which he constructed in later life for his various secret orders. he turned instead towards spiritualism but found no spiritual consolation and moved on to the theosophical society, which fascinated him although he disliked the anti-christian bias of works of h. p. blavatsky who was its driving force. in this way he approached magic in general and eliphas levi6[6] in particular, and began to realize where his real dedications lay. he had already written and published many poems and imitation romances7[7] but was forced to recognize, reluctantly, his shortcomings as a writer of fiction and entered instead upon his career as a critical expounder of the history


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s. this dualism between the spiritual and physical we will return to later, the two aspects of the world soul are one of the most important misunderstood aspects of gnosticism. theosophical and modern maps the theosophical map is found in many new age and spiritual books. most of these have adapted and distorted the model and not really come to grips with the full depth of the vision held by mme. blavatsky and others such as steiner, alice bailey and max heindel. this map was developed by madam blavatsky and from the theosophical movement migrated into a range of cosmologies, it is found adapted in systems ranging from max heindel's rosicrucian cosmo conception to the work of rudolf steiner and alice bailey. in theosophy and related traditions, there is an original nothing or absence (1st

and (there is some debate over arctic versus antarctic due to the possibility of a polar shift connected to the ice age) is the work of rand and rose flem-aeth. in when the sky fell, they offer extensive research to show the likelihood of the gnostic handbook page 71 the location of the legendary land of atlantis being one and the same as the polar homeland, now covered in ice. it is suggested by blavatsky (the secret doctrines) that it is from this primal, polar land that various races spread throughout the globe. there is some debate about the exact number of migrations, there is general agreement certainly that major settlements were made in tibet, india, sumer/egypt and south america. it is from the sumer/egypt basin that the israelite mysteries developed. the israel connection develop


GREENFIELD ALLEN SECRET CIPHER OF THE UFONAUTS

edium mary ware and became the conduit of the cosmic philosophy. virtually every modern occult movement, from the theosophical society to the followers of sri aurobindo in india, owe him a debt in their origins. bimstein was a high initiate, quite a mysterious person, and probably in constant contact with ufonauts early on. he died in the early 1920s and has been largely forgotten until recently. blavatsky, madame helena p, affectionately known as hpb by her followers, co-founder and primary moving force of the theosophical society. a high initiate, she was in communication with exalted adepts of the great white brotherhood through the main years of her career. she appears to be the first major historical personality to actively conceal the true names and origins of initiates using the cip

his later years, ray palmer overcame great personal obstacles to be a literary figure of some note. secret cipher of the ufonauts 15 prophet, elizabeth, and the late mark prophet (r, crossovers between classical mediumship and modern trance channeling. it is significant that some of the beings ms. prophet purports to channel are the very real and physical adepts known a century earlier by madame blavatsky and others, under their assumed names. randolph, dr. p. b, an american occultist who introduced some of the more profound secret hermetic doctrines to both american and european initiates. 16 allen h. greenfield shaver, richard sharpe, an untutored, unlettered blue collar worker who began hearing voices and wound up developing an entire mythos peopled by cavern-dwelling survivors of anci

ok the trouble to decode their names. but indrid cold and carl ardo appear in 1966 and 1967, and the classical solution to the cipher in the book of the law wasn t discovered until 1974. what goes on here? like the old alchemical ciphers, the messages of the contactees are meant to be truly understood only by deep initiates in possession of the code out of which the cipher was constructed. madame blavatsky the theosophist used the code in concealing the very real identities of her so-called mahatmas. she clearly knew the code, or her mahatmas did, when she invented substitute names like morya and 24 allen h. greenfield koot hoomi. but she was long dead when the book of the law appeared in 1904. as to ufology, we have indicated that the cipher seems to have been introduced early on by such

cipher knowledge to the world of deep occultism, of which ufos are but a surface manifestation. the answers do not come from anything as simple as mental aberrations and hoaxes on the one hand, nor interstellar visitors and vast government conspiracies on the other. as historian paul johnson has shown, the theosophical mahatmas were neither the discarnate semi-deities of the believers nor madame blavatsky s fraudulent deceptions of the skeptics. rather, they were real people adepts or initiates of the deep wisdom perhaps, but people nonetheless with radical political and spiritual agendas that made pseudonyms a necessity. the names such mahatmas and chiefs took were, in very truth, noms de guerre: the kind of names underground members adapt in wartime to protect themselves and their loved

states, the hermetic brotherhood of light established its new headquarters. shortly thereafter, strange airships began appearing across america. their even stranger pilots would often tell witnesses that they were headed for the southeastern u.s. it should come as no surprise that various occult luminaries of the era were rumored to be secret agents (and perhaps revolutionary conspirators; madame blavatsky, theodor reuss and aleister crowley all were so suspected, and blavatsky and reuss certainly interacted with revolutionary conspirators on a regular basis. the basic documents of the hermetic order of the golden dawn were written in a strange cipher that may have originated with such continental adepts. as noted earlier, all royal arch masons were taught a special cipher on the occasion

e of the initiates of 19th century magick and occultism, and the cipher of the ufonauts themselves. much is to be said for the revisionist historical notion, best expounded by paul johnson (in search of the masters, that theosophical mahatmas and magical secret chiefs are very human adepts deeply enmeshed in the spiritual and political revolutions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. madame blavatsky may indeed have been the first to change the names to protect the adept, but the fact that they can be decoded via the ciphers of al revealed by aiwass years after blavatsky s death indicates perhaps a secret code known to blavatsky and later to crowley and his heirs. as i have pointed out, the basic documents of the hermetic order of the golden dawn, for example, were written in a ciphe

to kenneth mackenzie, historian and initiate of that secret order, this circle held assemblies at camra in poland every nine years. bimstein was originally a polish jew. in his native warsaw, the adepts of the philosophus degree (6= 4) assembled every five years. these degrees are closely paralleled in the a.a. system, and that of the hermetic order of the golden dawn. note that crowley regarded blavatsky as a high intitiate of the great white brotherhood, or a.a. he ranked her an 8= 3 (master of the temple) in his class b commentary on the voice of the silence, in which he pointedly credits himself the lesser grade of 7= 4. secret cipher of the ufonauts 37 crowley and liber al, came in 1944, with mark probert and the inner circle ufo trance channelings, under the direction of meade layne

igh intitiate of the great white brotherhood, or a.a. he ranked her an 8= 3 (master of the temple) in his class b commentary on the voice of the silence, in which he pointedly credits himself the lesser grade of 7= 4. secret cipher of the ufonauts 37 crowley and liber al, came in 1944, with mark probert and the inner circle ufo trance channelings, under the direction of meade layne s bsra. madame blavatsky s first control in the parlance of 19th century mediumship was called john king a control name as common in 19th century mediumship as orthon or ashtar have been in ufo contacteeism, mediumship s 20th century counterpart. john king in the cipher= 98. 98= scribe and also tongue, precisely the role john king played in madame blavatsky s early career. in liber al, we also find that john kin

tar have been in ufo contacteeism, mediumship s 20th century counterpart. john king in the cipher= 98. 98= scribe and also tongue, precisely the role john king played in madame blavatsky s early career. in liber al, we also find that john king= 98= it is i, a suggestion as to his nature, as well as both god shall deny (or shall deny god) and i adore god, suggestive of the spiritual eclecticism of blavatsky s career. one can play with this in a qabalistic manner, turning john king around to king john (same cipher value. king john equals 98, which equals i adore god and shall deny god, a fair description of england s historical and muchhated king john, but also a description of a key occult mystery in classical (as distinguished from new aeon) qabala, pointed out by frater achad: the interpl

nner, turning john king around to king john (same cipher value. king john equals 98, which equals i adore god and shall deny god, a fair description of england s historical and muchhated king john, but also a description of a key occult mystery in classical (as distinguished from new aeon) qabala, pointed out by frater achad: the interplay of 31 and its reverse, 13, or god and not. reference also blavatsky s contemporary, medium florence cook s control, katie king -the daughter of john king a/k/a sir henry morgan, the famous pirate. katie king= 139= unveiling and the bride. katie king appeared in spirit photographs as an unveiled bride. hpb s later mahatmas koot hoomi= 109= androgynous, and, from liber al. the lover; or hllarion smerdis= 183= ascended master, which suggests conscious ciphe


GRERALD SCHUELER AN ADVANCED GUIDE TO ENOCHIAN MAGICK

here enochian invocations for skrying in the spirit-vision (a magical process sometimes called astral traveling) formed a part of their magical work. the golden dawn taught that dee had merely rediscovered an ancient system known to the ill-fated atlanteans thousands of years ago. the enochian alphabet was said to have been a direct derivative of that which was used in atlantis. according to h.p. blavatsky "enoch was a generic title, applied to, and borne by, scores of individuals, at all times and ages, and in every race and nation (the secret doctrine) she equated enoch with the egyptian god thoth, who gave language, law, medicine, and science to man. the term 'enoch' meant seer or adept of the secret wisdom. thus enochian magick was not created by a single individual but evolved gradual

s finto chaos. 73 planetary influences the universe is in equilibrium; therefore he that is without it, though his force be but a feather, can overturn the universe. be not caught within that web, o child of freedom! be not entangled in the universal l e, o child of truth! aleister crowley, the book of l es, every spiritual ego is a ray of a "planetary spirit" according to esoteric teaching. h.p. blavatsky, glossary to the voice of the silence the planetary influences in the four great crosses are shown in figures 1 to 4, appendix d. how these forces influence the calvary crosses is shown in figures 16 to 31, appendix a. the primary meanings of these signs are given below. sun: will power, vitality, creativity. it rules over leo. moon: instinct, habit, personality, feeling, memory, imagina

egions for anyone who decides to travel there. each region has a presiding atmosphere and contains forces, intelligent and non-intelligent, that are characteristic of that region. table iv is a summary of the major signposts of the thirty aethyrs. 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 the aethyrs and magical grades thou canst not travel on the path before thou hast become that path itself. h.p. blavatsky, the voice of the silence many magical orders have taught that each sephiroth on the tree of life corresponda to a magical grade. the ten sephiroth often structure the grades of an order. under the conditions of self-initiation, if you could raise your consciousness sufficiently to enter a sephiroth (i.e, a cosmic subplane between the most spiritual, kether, and the most material, malkut

thin yourself. at first she will departon her own soon enough, but gradually she will remain for longer iintervals. when she becomes a normal part of yourself you will be ready for mahamudra. 165 m a h a m u d r a outline for a beginner's exercise withhold thy mind from all external objects, all external sights. withhold internal images, lest on thy soul-light a dark shadow they should cast. h.p. blavatsky, the voice of the silence mahamudra is the "great symbol" or "great attitude" it is the chief meditationalpath to attain mental concentration, or one-pointedness of mind. the following outline can be used to make an appropriate magical exercise for the beinning magician: step 1. choose one single idea of enochian magick upon which to perform this operation. this can be a deity, an aethyr

ome will be repetitive. in some dreams you will find yourself with a totally different personality, family, friends and memories than in your waking state. such dreams could be reviews, in degree, of past lives. 170 m a h a m u d r a outline for an advanced exercise samadhi is the state in which the ascetic loses the consciousness of every individuality including his own. he becomes-the all. h.p. blavatsky, glossary to the voice of silence after success with the beginner's and the intermediate's exercises, you will be ready to practice a more advanced magical operation. this exercise will prepare you for the higher aethyrs. i f you can successfully perform the exercise outlined below, you should have little difficulty in entering the aethyrs above nia. step 1. wear your black robe and hold

ugh these steps. this will prevent your mind from ever becoming too tense or too relaxed. 172 the formulas of enochian magick help nature and work on with her; and nature will regard thee as one of her creatures and make obeisance. and she will open wide before thee the portals of her secret chambers, layy bare before thy gaze the treasures hidden in the very depths of her pure virgin bosom. h.p. blavatsky. the voice of the silence magical formulas are an expression of natural motion. they establish procedures for action; ways of doing something in the world. the best formulas, and among the most powerful, are those that dovetail with natural law. the fact that a natural law is not widely known, or perhaps even rejected as impossible by the logical thinking of the majority, in no way negat

thin you will determine the measure of your success because these are the elements that strengthen ldcipsp. 203 zaa, an adventure with yourself maya or illusion is an element which enters into all finite things, for everything that exists has only a relative, not an absolute, reality, since the appearance which the hidden noumenon assumes for any observer depends upon his power of cognition. h.p. blavatsky, the secret doctrine after you have successfully entered the three lowest aethyrs, tex, ru, and bag, you wi l l be ready for an adventure in loneliness; a meeting with yourself alone. this takes place in the 27th aethyr, zaa, the aethyr of solitude. the three governors of zaa are: saziami sah-zodee-ah-mee mathvla mah-teh-hev-lah korpanib koh-rah-pah-nee-beh zaa is located in the highest

is closely associated with the deep, dreamless sleep state that you enter periodically at night, and with the devachan of theosophy. 205 des, the ego lipikas, the recorders of the karmic ledger, make an impassible barrier between the personal ego and the impersonal self, the noumenon and parent-source of the former. they circumscribe the manifested world of matter within the ring "pass-not" h.p. blavatsky, the secret doctrine after the solitude in zaa, you will be prepared to face and understand the l imitations of the human mind. these are fully encountered in the 26th aethyr, des. the three governors of des are: pophand poh-peh-hah-en-deh nigrana nee-gar-ah-nah bazhiim bah-zod-hee-ee-meh these governors are all interested in division. they divide up ideas into component thoughts and thu

ventually it begins to consider its own survival after death of the body. but the ego in des is not the ego in asp as your experiences in these aethyrs will demonstrate. 207 vti, the first stage of the beast this confusing of the real immortal ego in man, with the false and ephemeral 'personalities' it inhabits during its manvantaric progress, lies at the root of every such misunderstanding. h.p. blavatsky, theories about reincarnation and spirits the 25th aethyr, vti, is the region of the first stage of what crowley called the beast. although not clearly developed until the 16th aethyr, lea, the beast will make its first appearance in vti. the governors of vti are: mirzind mee-rah-zodee-en-deh obvaors oh-beh-vah-oh-rah-seh ranglam rah-neh-geh-lah-meh all three governors are concerned with

ill have in un is that your upper eyelid is spirit while your lower eyelid is matter. with experience you should be able to see both aspects of reality in this aethyr. 215 asp, your reincarnating ego esoteric philosophy teaches the existence of two 'egos' in man, the mortal or `personal' and the higher, the divine or' impersonal'calling the former "personality" and the latter "individuality" h.p. blavatsky, glossary to the key to theosophy the 21st aethyr is the aethyr of causation, asp. the word asp has the number 22, which is also the number for t-sa which means" the l ikeness within" and the number of paths on the tree of life. this the aethyr of the reincarnating ego. the three governors of asp are: khlirzpa keh-helee-rah-zod-pah toantom toh-ah-en-toh-em vixpalg veetz-pah leh-geh when


H SPENCER LEWIS ROSICRUCIAN MANUAL AMORC 1990

now, then, that there is a wonderful union or assembly of master minds, master personalities, who constitute the holy assembly of the cosmic. one of these masterful characters, kut-hu-mi, the illustrious, is shown in a portrait in another part of the manual. he was one of the two masters referred to by the ancient mystics and made somewhat known to advanced theosophists by the late mme. helena p. blavatsky, who was one of the personal students of the master. the great masters the master k-h-m is deputy grand master of the great white lodge of the symbolic great white brotherhood.(see definition of great white brotherhood, p. 167. he was at one time known on earth as thutmose iii of egypt, and at one time resided at lake moeris (morias) he was referred to in the zend-avesta as the illuminat


HAMIL THE ROSICRUCIAN SEER

ualist and occult, must have been14therosicrucianseerspiritualism, occultism, and their practitioners. they reveal his depthofknowledge of occult literature (although davies states that hockley knew no other language than english) and the resultant ability to detect when an author was summarizing or merely plagiarizing a little known writer's work, as in his dismissive comments to irwin on madame blavatsky'sisisurrveiled.except with regard to freemasonry, he does not appear to have been a joinerofgroups or societies, his corresponding membership of the theosophicalsocietybeing an 'honour' from col. olcott in 1877.theletters also show a marked concern with his own and other's health, andtheproblems of regularly removing from onesetofrooms to another accompanied by his large library. why he

s to be easy of reference. i confess i often miss myoid friend, with whom i was too long intimate and to whom i am indebted for the most valuable part of my knowledge on these subjects.ihockley'slettersto the[rwins89 scientific journals. interested in mesmerism and alchemy. friend of bacstrom and of the poet william blake. his correspondence with bacstrom was reputedly in the possession of madame blavatsky and the theosophistsinthe 1 890s. 5theirwins were granted a great favour as hockley normally refused to loan his crystal mss. cagliostro was the main spirit raised by the irwins in their scrying experiments. 6 see note2of letter 19.7comtedegabaliswas written by abbe montfaucon de villars and first publishedinparis in 1670.thehero of the novel meets the comte de gabalis, a german qabalist

firm believer inastrology,he stated it was 'not adelusivesciencewhen kept within bounds and not abused by ignorantpeople. 3 see introduction and letters. 4alexandertilloch (1759-1825),formerlytulloch, editor ofhockley'slettersto the [winssoul by which the adept sought divine union by way of illumination gained in an exalted form of mesmeric trance.'2unidentified. 3 unidentified. 4 helena petrovna blavatsky (1831-91. bom in russia, later became an american citizen. widely travelled; an avid reader of occult, mystical, and religious works, she founded, with col. olcott, the theosophical society in new york in 1877. she also dabbled in spiritualism but on at least three occasions her seances were exposed as mechanical trickery. 5le,thirty shillings, now one pound and fifty pence. 6 colonel he

an avid reader of occult, mystical, and religious works, she founded, with col. olcott, the theosophical society in new york in 1877. she also dabbled in spiritualism but on at least three occasions her seances were exposed as mechanical trickery. 5le,thirty shillings, now one pound and fifty pence. 6 colonel henry steele olcott (d.1906, american co-founder of the theosophical society with madame blavatsky.42[undated memorandum to herbert irwin] a. i never worked with thealmadep-ifpracticable it would be veryastonishing-butnoneofthese things can be satisfactorily accomplished except by those who are independent and perfect masters of their owntime-thosewho have to get their living by daily toilofwhatever kind had better eschew all thoughtofit-buti have reason to believe it can bedone-andwe

science. d. with respect to my diaries which i was unwilling to lend, i86therosicrucianseerclergyman of the church of england.theylive at newcastle on tyne&if i had not been so unwell&unable to collect my thoughts on the subject i would have asked him to give me an introduction as i am passing thro' next monday to northumberland. i have read the preface or introduction, i forgot which, of madame blavatsky's work."itis certainly very interesting being a compilation, or rather a pillaging, from lots ofauthors-orwhat i should say 'a selectionofthe notes contained in the works' oflearned english writers&therefore already translated&so passed off as original extracts from greek, latin and foreignworks-'andconsequently a proof of her extensive and varied learning'lormanyofthe learned translated


HANDBOOK OF EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

gothic novels, such as jane webb s the mummy (1827, which were forerunners of the modern horror genre. most major egyptian religious and literary texts were translated into western languages during the second half of the nineteenth century ce. some of these sources, particularly e. a. wallis budge s translation of the book of the dead, were drawn on by occult writers such as the theosophist madam blavatsky and the self-styled great beast, aleister crowley. sigmund freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was attracted by the symbolic qualities of ancient egyptian art, and his colleague carl jung was fascinated by egyptian solar mythology.112 sir james frazer, the father of anthropology, devoted several chapters of his influential book the golden bough to the myths of osiris and isis, which he


HELENA BLAVATSKY NIGHTMARE TALES

tain that, the majority ofmesmerists know little or nothing of the laws that govern their powers. it may be a pleasant dream to attempt to conceive of the beauties of the spirit-world; but the time can bespent more profitably in a study of the spirit itself, and it is not necessary that the subject for study should bein the spirit-world. nightmare talesan unsolved mystery10 karmic visionsby h. p. blavatsky, under the pen name "sanjna" oh, sad no more! oh, sweet no more! oh, strange no more! by a mossed brook bank on a stone i smelt a wild weed-flower alone; there was a ringing in my ears, and both my eyes gushed out with tears, surely all pleasant things had gone before, low buried fathom deep beneath with three, no more- tennyson "the gem" 1831. ia camp filled with war-chariots, neighing

to a newtransformation decreed by the gods, into sacred crocodiles which no one has the right to disturb. it is thistransformation which gives to nine out of every ten pilgrims who plunge into the waters of the lake, theopportunity of entering into nirvana almost immediately, and also causes the holy crocodiles to be the mostbulky of their kind. a bewitched lifeas narrated by a quill pen by h. p. blavatsky introductionit was a dark, chilly night in september, 1884. a heavy gloom had descended over the streets of a, asmall town on the rhine, and was hanging like a black funeral-pall over the dull factory burgh. the greaternumber of its inhabitants, wearied by their long day's work, had hours before retired to stretch their tiredlimbs, and lay their aching heads upon their pillows. all was q

g round the white-haired phenomenon, plied him with questions"'grandfather! answer us, how old are you"'i really do not know it myself, sonnies. i live as long as god has decreed me to. as to my years, i nevercounted them"'and how did you know, grandfather, that we were wintering in this place"'god guided me. how i learned it i do not know; save that i knew- i knew it' the ensouled violinby h. p. blavatsky iin the year 1828, an old german, a music teacher, came to paris with his pupil and settled unostentatiously inone of the quiet faubourgs of the metropolis. the first rejoiced in the name of samuel klaus; the secondanswered to the more poetical appellation of franz stenio. the younger man was a violinist, gifted, asrumour went, with extraordinary, almost miraculous talent. yet as he was


HELENA BLAVATSKY THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY

e made one mad rush towards the door. itwas like the sudden outburst of a dam, a human torrent, roaring amid a shower of discordant notes, idioticsqueakings, prolonged and whining moans, cacophonous cries of frenzy, above which, like the detonations ofpistol shots, was heard the consecutive bursting of the four strings stretched upon the sound-board of thatbewitched violedthe key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt the key to theosophy dedicated by "h.p.b" to all her pupils, that they may learn and teach in their turn. the key to theosophy a clear exposition in the form of question and answer of the ethics, science, and philosophy for the study of which the theosophical society has been founded. h.p. blavatsky preface the purpose of this book is exactly expressed in its title, the key to theoso

though the possessors of a half truth felt more antagonism to the possessors of the whole truth than those who had no share to boast of. very hearty thanks are due from the author to many theosophists who have sent suggestions and questions, or have otherwise contributed help during the writing of this book. the work will be the more useful for their aid, and that will be their best reward -h.p. blavatsky 1889 contents page 1 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt preface theosophy and the theosophical society 1 the meaning of the name 1 the policy of the theosophical society 4 the wisdom-religion, esoteric in all ages 7 theosophy is not buddhism 12 exoteric and esoteric theosophy 15 what the modern theosophical society is not 15 theosophists and members of the t.s. 18 the difference betw

and prayer 57 is it necessary to pray? 61 prayer kills self-reliance 66 on the source of the human soul 69 the buddhist teachings on the above 71 theosophical teachings as to nature and man 77 the unity of all in all 77 evolution and illusion 78 on the septenary constitution of our planet 81 the septenary nature of man 83 the distinction between soul and spirit 86 page 2 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt the greek teachings 89 on the various postmortem states 95 the physical and the spiritual man 95 on eternal reward and punishment, and on nirvana 102 on the various principles in man 109 on reincarnation or rebirth 115 what is memory according to theosophical teaching? 115 why do we not remember our past lives? 119 on individuality and personality 124 on the reward and punishment of

john's gospel 172 on the mysteries of reincarnation 183 periodical rebirths 183 what is karma? 186 who are those who know? 199 the difference between faith and knowledge, or blind and reasoned faith 201 has god the right to forgive? 205 what is practical theosophy? 209 duty 209 the relations of the t.s. to political reforms 213 on self-sacrifice 217 on charity 222 page 3 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt theosophy for the masses 224 how members can help the society 227 what a theosophist ought not to do 228 on the misconceptions about the t.s. 237 theosophy and asceticism 237 theosophy and marriage 240 theosophy and education 241 why then is there so much prejudice against the t.s? 248 is the theosophical society a money-making concern? 256 the working staff of the t.s. 260 the "theo

ense attached in our day to the term. therefore, it is not "wisdom of god" as translated by some, but divine wisdom such as that possessed by the gods. the term is many thousand years old. q. what is the origin of the name? a. it comes to us from the alexandrian philosophers, called lovers of truth, philaletheians, from (phil "loving" and (aletheia "truth" the name page 4 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt theosophy dates from the third century of our era, and began with ammonius saccas and his disciples, also called analogeticists, who started the eclectic theosophical system. as explained by professor wilder, they were called so because of their practice of interpreting all sacred legends and narratives, myths and mysteries, by a rule or principle of analogy and correspondence: so th

creed based on ethics. his life was so blameless and pure, his learning so profound and vast, that several church fathers were his secret disciples. clemens alexandrinus speaks very highly of him. plotinus, the "st. john" of ammonius, was also a man universally respected and esteemed, and of the most profound learning and integrity. when thirty-nine years of age he page 5 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt accompanied the roman emperor gordian and his army to the east, to be instructed by the sages of bactria and india. he had a school of philosophy in rome. porphyry, his disciple, whose real name was malek (a hellenized jew, collected all the writings of his master. porphyry was himself a great author, and gave an allegorical interpretation to some parts of homer's writings. the syste

om the same trunk-the wisdom-religion. to prove this was the aim of ammonius, who endeavored to induce gentiles and christians, jews and idolaters, to lay aside their contention and strife, remembering only that they were all in possession of the same truth under various vestments, and were all the children of a common mother. this is the aim of theosophy likewise. page 6 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt says mosheim of ammonius: conceiving that not only the philosophers of greece, but also all those of the different barbarian nations, were perfectly in unison with each other with regard to every essential point, he made it his business so to expound the thousand tenets of all these various sects as to show they had all originated from one and the same source, and tended all to one a

stories of the gods he considered to be allegories illustrative of the truth, or else fables to be rejected. as says the edinburgh encyclopedia: moreover, he acknowledged that jesus christ was an excellent man and the "friend of god" but alleged that it was not his design entirely to abolish the worship of demons (gods, and that his only intention was to purify the page 7 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt ancient religion -ooo- the wisdom-religion, esoteric in all ages q. since ammonius never committed anything to writing, how can one feel sure that such were his teachings? a. neither did buddha, pythagoras, confucius, orpheus, socrates, or even jesus, leave behind them any writings. yet most of these are historical personages, and their teachings have all survived. the disciples of a

he secret of which was, in the days of old, in the possession only of the hierogrammatists, or initiated egyptian priests. ammonius saccas, as his biographers tell us, bound his pupils by oath not to divulge his higher doctrines except to those who had already been instructed in preliminary knowledge, and who were also bound by a pledge. finally, do we not find the page 8 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt same even in early christianity, among the gnostics, and even in the teachings of christ? did he not speak to the multitudes in parables which had a two-fold meaning, and explain his reasons only to his disciples? he says: to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables the essenes of judea and c

fixed; and the mind becomes conscious of them. beyond our everyday world of limits all is one day or state-the past and future comprised in the present. death is the last ecstasis on earth. then the soul is freed from the constraint of the body, and its nobler part is united to higher nature and becomes partaker in the wisdom and foreknowledge of the higher beings. page 9 the key to theosophy- hp blavatsky.txt real theosophy is, for the mystics, that state which apollonius of tyana was made to describe thus: i can see the present and the future as in a clear mirror. the sage need not wait for the vapors of the earth and the corruption of the air to foresee events the theoi, or gods, see the future; common men the present, sages that which is about to take place "the theosophy of the sages"


HOWE THE ALCHEMIST OF THE GOLDEN DAWN

is cellar. as we will discover, ayton- frater virtute orta occident rarius('those that rise by virtue rarely fall) in the g.d; his wife was soror quam potero adjutabo('i will help as much as i can- had many bees in his clerical bonnet, including an obsessive fear of the machinations of 'the b.b, i.e, the black brethren (iesuitsl, and a trusting belief in the authenticity of madame helena petrovna blavatsky's mahatmas, her and the theosophical society's invisible secret chiefs. he believed, too, in elementals (nature spirits) and the dangerous territory inhabited by 'the gnomes. by any standard of assessment the vicar of chacombe, a small village (population c. 450) close to banbury in the county and diocese of oxford, was a strange and remarkable man. w. a. ayton, the son of william capon

s a matter for conjecture, introduction ii introduaion 12 the alchemist of the golden dawn seventy in all) were written to the much younger frederick leigh gardner (his junior by forty years) between march 1889 and november 1905. they are worthy of publication, i believe, because they throw additional light upon the notable expansion of interest in occultism which began when the mysterious madame blavatsky settled permanently in london early in 1887. together with colonel henry olcott and william q judge she had founded the theosophical society in new york city in 1875. a london branch was formed three years later but there was little public interest in great britain until 188 i when h. p. sinnett, who had been one of madame blavatsky's converts in india, published his occult world. sixty

a record of seances held at their home in 1878-9 when a certain joseph was the medium' on one occasion 'f.l.g. was slightly controlled by silver star- the latter was no doubt one of the countless red indians who manifested themselves as 'spirit guides 'and tried all he could to expel the influence by making passes over the medium. he was one of many who joined the theosophical society when madame blavatsky arrived in london. he preserved two sheets of paper with an automatic script message scribbled in an unidentified handwriting. it begins 'mr gardner's mahatma is koot hoomi- and we wish him to know it. we have not told you this before. if mr gardner will now use the mahatmas's own name, he will strengthen the rapport, but he must not tell anyone' he was active in the theosophical society

london. he preserved two sheets of paper with an automatic script message scribbled in an unidentified handwriting. it begins 'mr gardner's mahatma is koot hoomi- and we wish him to know it. we have not told you this before. if mr gardner will now use the mahatmas's own name, he will strengthen the rapport, but he must not tell anyone' he was active in the theosophical society milieu, knew madame blavatsky personally, belonged to her well-known blavatsky lodge in 1890 and attended her cremation at woking when she died in 1891. in 1902, however, he was reported in the chiswick times as having 'latterly taken less interest in the movement owing to his lack of sympathy with the present 2 notebook in the possession of the late gerald yorke. i found a few details about gardner's family backgrou

ief. he was initiated in montefiore lodge no. 1017 (whose membership was almost entirely jewish) in october 1886 (aet. 29) but resigned in june 1889, three months after he began to correspond with ayton. it is possible that freemasonry did not satisfy his desire for further knowledge of 'the hidden mysteries of nature and science- the phrase is masonic- and supposed that alchemy and theosophy ala blavatsky would provide a better guide to the territory that interested him. in 19 2 he claimed to possess a library of over 10,000 books on alchemy and occultism, including 'a fine set of the works of thomas taylor, the platonist. he found his way to the g.d. in 1894 but resigned from the isis urania temple in london in the autumn of 1897 after a spectacular row with macgregor mathers, a co-chief

nd need say no more here. when he broke with the g.d. gardner remained on friendly terms with dr westcott, who had been obliged to retire into the background, but for different reasons, some months earlier (see p. 86 below. however, the .1 mabel collins had been co-editor with h.p.b. of lucifer, a heavily-subsidised theosophical periodical, but was 'thrown out' in may 1888 after a row with madame blavatsky 'because of her behaviour with two young men. she became mrs keningdale cook after her departure and sued h.p.b. for libel in 1890, although the suit was dropped just before it was to be heard in court. see a. h. nethercott, the first five lives ofannie besant (1961, p. 330. mabel collins was the author of light on the path (1885, which was widely read in theosophical circles. there were

's son herbert, a medical stud nt at bristol,.had died of an overdose of laudanum in 1879 and irwm made persistent efforts to contact him. william eglinton (1857-1933) was a well-known 'materialization' and 'slate-writing' medium. asealed slate would have a message written upon it during a seance eve if the slate itsel was supposedly inaccessible to human agents. eghnton was acquamted with madame blavatsky and visited adyar, near madras, when h.p.b. was there during the early 1880s. he joined the london lodge of the theosophical society during the early 1880s. 5 john thomas, who lived in cheshire, was a spiri ualist mediu and astrologer. the following transcription from the title-page of his 24 thealchemist of the golden dawn 3 see 'an account of some experiments on mercury a.nd silver, ma

o be the worst part of it. we would not go on any account. thanks, we are as well as usual, and i very busy. perhaps, if you come, you will be able to tell us more of the 8 31 vota vita ea in the g.d. it is extraordinary that ayton, who confidently informed gardner that the g.d. taught 'what the t.s. has never done and never will, was nevertheless prepared to resign from the golden dawn at madame blavatsky's behest. he evidently supposed that she was an adept of the highest class. 2 dr westcott, who was a london coroner had a financial interest in the s nitary wood,'y0ol c?mpany, suppli rs of surgical dressings. at that time the g.d. s inner circle met at its hatton garden premises. 1 ayton's 'yorkshire chelas (i.e, pupils) were members of the golden dawn's horus temple at bradford. by the

ness. i have ceased to trouble myself about piazzi smythe. no doubt a certain scale of measurement is used throughout, but it was mere assumption to make it the source of the british inch. 32 thealchemist of the golden dawn split between h.p.b. and m.b' and the defection of harbottle, which grieved me exceedingly. in haste, 1 i have not been able to identifym. b. t. harbottle was president of the blavatsky lodge 1887-9. the latter was h.p.b:'s particular bailiwick. the older london lodge was run by a. p. sinnett, we are very glad you can come at that time- the z rst inst, which will suit us very well. it now only remains for you to let us know the exact day an? train by which you will arrive at banbury. it occurs. to us that it may be convenient for you to come by the late tram. if so, we

well as meat. 2 i.e, the religio-philosophical journal, a spiritualist periodical published at chicago 'the letters' referred to the correspondence between dr elliott coues and mabel collins. coues was a prominent american theosophist who was currently intriguing against william q judge, the head of the american section of the theosophical society. mabel collins had recently been ejected from the blavatsky lodge (see p. 32 above. the cones-collins letters and other communications published in the religio-philosophical journal made grave charges against h.p.b, e.g, that the so-called mahatma letters were faked. the publication of the coues-collins correspondence began in the issue of ii may 1889 and continued in june. the fact that ayton knew about the letters very early in june 1889 indica


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KARR DON NOTES ON EDITIONS OF SEFER YETZIRAH IN ENGLISH

t renderings. westcott, william wynn. sepher yetzirah. the book of formation and the thirty-two paths of wisdom, translated from the hebrew. bath: robert h. fryar, 1887; 2nd revised edition: london: theosophical publishing society, 1893; 3rd edition: london: j. m. watkins, 1911; reprinted new york: samuel weiser, 1975; reprinted san diego: wizards bookshelf, 1990 (this edition adds notes from mme blavatsky s works. fourth revised edition, with hebrew text: volume 3 of darcy kuntz golden dawn studies series (edmonds: holmes publishing group, 1996. westcott s sy is also included in the most recent reprint of collectana hermetica, a series which westcott edited 1893-1911 (weiser, 1998. westcott was an occultist who, with s. l. m. mathers, was a founding member of the hermetic order of the gol

kalisch s translation as the foundation of his interpretation of sy, but that material from other authorities has been incorporated and many passages have been rewritten to simplify the general theme. he consulted a number of other versions of sy, two of which have been discussed above: westcott and stenring. hall relied heavily on western occult sources, some of which, such as the works of mme. blavatsky and eliphas levi, are notoriously unreliable. with hall, we come to the end of a cycle of fairly frequent productions of sy in english. between hall s translation and the next one reviewed here (that of work of the chariot, 1971, there is a lapse of over forty years. falling between are two translations, neither of which have i seen: doreal, dr. m. sepher yetzirah. the book of creation


LAITMAN M THE KABBALAH EXPERIENCE

h is affected by our corporeal-egoistic nature. kabbalah offers you a way to live in the spiritual world while living in ours, where you feel, see and understand the direction of your personal growth and that of the whole of mankind. then you will see your life- past, present and future- in a more correct fashion and live more wisely. s h a m b a l a h q: i read in a book that in 1924, mrs. elena blavatsky entered the spiritual world in a body of a romanian youth. a: the meaning of entrance to spirituality is compatibility between inner attributes and desires, when the outside dressing can be anything, or nothing at all. in kabbalah, a body means desires. the only way to enter the spiritual world is to acquire a screen, which endows one with compatibility with the upper forces. only throug

eans desires. the only way to enter the spiritual world is to acquire a screen, which endows one with compatibility with the upper forces. only through that screen is it possible to be in a spiritual place, with spiritual forces, to be in equivalence of form with them, in contact with them, and to lead and bestow. t h e p h y s i c a l b o dy i s m e a n i n g l e s s h e r e. q: i read that mrs. blavatsky, who dressed in the body of that romanian youth, attained shambalah. shambalah, from the point of view of science (ernest moldshaft, is the gene pool of humanity. in it, there are explicit representatives of the spiritual world, including our biblical fathers. b e l i e f s, m y s t i c i s m a n d t h e s u p e r n a t u r a l 299 a: kabbalah is a science of an entirely different world


LEADBEATER C W THE HIDDEN LIFE IN FREEMASONRY 2E

eye of anyone look upon it- that were abomination. the book of the master of the secret house is its name. h(*w. marsham adams, the book of the master, p. 96) 22. in ancient egypt they recognized seven souls, or life-forces, coming forth from the most high. students of eastern philosophy call them the primordial seven, and they are mentioned in the book of dzyan(*see the secret doctrine, by h. p. blavatsky) six of these were prehuman; the seventh was our humanity, and was brought forth from the virgin neith. the symbol attached to that bringing forth was that of the pelican, who was fabled to draw blood from her own breast in order to feed her young; this later became a prominent symbol in the rosicrucian philosophy, which seems to have been derived largely from egyptian teaching. we read

h as jozsef rakoczi, a prince of transylvania. we find him mentioned in the encyclopedias, but not much information is given. after that considerable mystery surrounds his movements. he seems to have travelled about europe, and he turns up at intervals, but we have little definite knowledge about him. he was the comte de s. germain at the time of the french revolution, and worked much with madame blavatsky, who was at that period in incarnation under the name of pere joseph. he also appears to have disguised himself as baron hompesch, who was the last of the knights of st. john of malta, the man who arranged the transfer of the island of malta to the english. this great saint and teacher still lives, and his present body has no appearance of great age. i myself met him physically in rome i

too, that the base circuit measures in pyramid inches exactly the number of days in a hundred years. the exact size of the earth is also indicated there, as well as a number of other calculations connected with the solar system. many of these have been carefully worked out by r. a. proctor, the english astronomer, and sir gaston maspero, the french egyptologist, to whom i was introduced by madame blavatsky. davidson and aldersmith, in the great pyramid, present a large amount of information on this subject. they remark: 551. the external features, dimensions and units of the great pyramid, when studied in plan, will be found to give precisely and accurately every essential value of the earth fs orbit and its motions. this includes the values of the sidereal and solar years, the mean sun-di

rces 676. the o c being taken, the r.w.m. proceeds to the actual ceremony of admission, the external ritual of which is the same as in earlier degrees, except for the k c s and the name of the degree; but the inner effect is very different. 677. in each of the previous degrees i have referred to certain currents of etheric force which flow through and around the spine of every human being. madame blavatsky writes of them as follows: 678. the trans-himalayan school c locates sushumna, the chief seat of these three nadis, in the central tube of the spinal cord, and ida and pingala on its left and right sides. ida and pingala are simply the sharps and flats of that fa of human nature, which, when struck in a proper way, awakens the sentries on either side, the spiritual manas and the physical

the first person, reflected by his devi girija. to transmute the passions of the astral body the f.c. must use his intuitional love that comes from vishnu, the second person, through lakshmi. to conquer the wavering mind and make it a perfect instrument for the higher self, the m.m. must use the power of his thought, the divine activity of brahma, the third person, reflected by saraswati. madame blavatsky said that the aspirant should make a bundle of the lower things and nail them up to the higher self; when he has done this he will have fulfilled the destiny which is indicated for him- he will have stepped with t c s c over his o c g c 722. this allusion is similar to that of the k c s in the three degrees, and in no way affects the fact that the e.a. is at the same time learning to con

well, many of which are quite impossible to understand. it was evident, for example, that forces were being discharged into the interior of our earth; we were in some way being loaded or charged, and were in turn imparting to other worlds something of which they had need. i am sure that we are as yet far from fully compre-hending the significance of this magnificent ritual. i remember that madame blavatsky once spoke to us of it, and i also once wavy years previously heard a reference made to it by one of the adept brotherhood. 950. chapter xi 951. closing the lodge 952. the greetings 953. just as at the opening of the lodge we gathered together all our forces for the evening fs work, so now in the closing of the lodge we marshal them once more for the final effort of outpouring the masoni


LEADBEATER CW GLIMPSES OF MASONIC HISTORY

ced by occult methods; and later, when these failed them, by mechanical and pictorial means, the results of which were greatly inferior. illustrations of the development of the human embryo, shown by picture or model in the same way as we might show some of them by means of a microscope, were employed to teach by the law of correspondences the truth of cosmic evolution. we may remember how madame blavatsky adopted in the secre doctrine a similar method of illustrating the same evolutionary processes(*op. cit, vol. iii, p. 441) it is probable that a misunderstanding of the representation of some of these processes of reproduction was distorted into an idea of indecency, and so the seed was sown from which sprang later the false and foolish accusations of the ignorant and bigoted christians


LEFT HAND PATH AND RIGHT HAND PATH

ewed as equally valid approaches to enlightenment; vamchara, however, is considered to be the faster and more dangerous of the two, not suitable for all practicioners. this usage of the terms is still current in modern tantra. adoption by western occultism the prevalence of these terms within the new age movement, particularly occultism and satanism, is often attributed to the influence of helena blavatsky, who first used the term left-hand path to describe "immoral" religions. this usage was popularized by aleister crowley, who maintained that his religion, thelema, was, despite appearances, not of the left-hand path. it is not known whether she borrowed these terms from tantra or from a different source; some have suggested that she, or perhaps crowley, borrowed the terms from the kabbal


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when you have given us this day our daily knowledge-lecture. under these circumstances daath got mixed with dewar, and beelzebub with buchanan. but even the best of these systems is excessively bulky; modern methods have enabled us to concentrate the substance of twenty thousand pages in two score. the best of the serious attempts to systematise the results of comparative religion is that made by blavatsky. but though she had an immense genius for acquiring facts, she had none whatever for sorting and selecting the essentials. grant allen made a very slipshod experiment in this line; so have some of the polemical rationalists; but the only man worthy of our notice is frazer of the golden bough. here again, there is no tabulation; for us it is left to sacrifice literary charm, and even some


LIBER LXVII THE SWORD OF SONG

l in the caress of buddha.s .maya fashioned it..41 my mind seems ready to agree; but still my senses worry me. nor can i see what sort of gain god finds in this creating pain; nor do the vedas help me here. why should the paramatma cease42 from its eternity of peace, develop this disgusting drear system of stars, to gather again involving, all the realm of pain, time, space, to that eternal calm? blavatsky.s himalayan balm43 aids us no whit.if to improve thus the all-light, all-life, all-love, by evolution.s myrrh and gall, it would not then have been the all. thus all conceptions fail and fall. but see the cyclop dia-article on .metaphysics; miss no particle 310 315 320 325 330 335 340 345 visible image of the soul of nature, whose name is fatality. futility of all investigations of the m

ixton brahmaloka, may look forth and see that the .babu. cannot understand western ideas; but a distinguished civil servant in the madras presidency, second wrangler in a very good year, assured me that he had met a native whose mathematical knowledge was superior to that of the average senior wrangler, and that he had met several others who approached that standard. his specific attack on madame blavatsky is equally unjust, as many natives, not theosophists, have spoken to me of her in the highest terms .honest hindus. cannot be expected to think as mr. chesterton deems likely, as he is unfortunately himself a western, and in the same quagmire of misapprehension as prof. max m ller and the rest. madame blavatsky.s work was to remind the hindus of the excellence of their own shastras* to s

orid letter in baboo english. we suspect that the said type of document is in reality exceedingly like the philosophic essays written by englishmen about the splendour of eastern thought. sometimes european mystics deserve something worse than mere laughter at the hands (sic) of orientals. if there was one person whom honest hindus would ever have been justified in tearing to pieces it was madame blavatsky. that our world-worn men of art should believe for a moment that moral salvation is possible and supremely important is an unmixed benefit. but to believe for a moment that it is to be found by going to particular places or reading particular books or joining particular socieites is to make for the thousandth time the mistake that is at once materialism and superstition. if mr. crowley a

ution. for convenience the english has been modernised. see appendix ii. 329. maya fashioned it.41.sir e. arnold, light of asia. 335. why should the paramatma cease.42. the universe is represented by orthodox hindus as alternating between evolution and involution. but apparently, in either state, it is the other which appears desirable, since the change is operated by will, not by necessity. 341. blavatsky s himalayan balm.43.see the corkscrew theories of a. p. sinnet in that masterpiece of confusion of thought.and nomenclature..esoteric buddhism. also see the .voice of the silence, or, the butler.s revenge. not bp. butler. 366. ekam advaita.44.of course i now reject this utterly. but it is, i believe, a stage of thought necessary for many or most of us. the bulk of these poems was written


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marcelo motta; corrected reprint with new introduction by ghymenaeus beta h, york beach, maine: weiser, 1991. iii (9. qelhma. the holy books of thelema. york beach, maine: samuel weiser, 1983 (ed. grady mcmurtry and william breeze) paperback reprint, 1990. iv (1. commentaries on the holy books and other papers. york beach, maine: samuel weiser, 1996 (ed. william breeze; includes material by h.p. blavatsky, c.s. jones, and j.f.c. fuller. iv (2. the vision and the voice with commentary and other papers. york beach, maine: samuel weiser, 1998 (ed. william breeze. iv (3. the urn and other papers. in preparation. statements concerning the contents of this number should not be taken as definitive. the equinox of the gods. see equinox iii (3. gems from the equinox (ed. f.i. regardie. st. paul, m


MANLY P HALL THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES

by simon in the philosophumena in the following manner: the first two were mind (nous) and thought (epinoia. then came voice (phone) and its opposite, name (onoma, and lastly, reason (logismos) and reflection (enthumesis. from these primordial six, united with the eternal flame, came forth the ons (angels) who formed the lower worlds through the direction of the demiurgus (see the works of h. p. blavatsky) how this first gnosticism of simon magus and menander, his disciple, was amplified, and frequently distorted, by later adherents to the cult must now be considered. the school of gnosticism was divided into two major parts, commonly called the syrian cult and the alexandrian cult. these schools agreed in essentials, but the latter division was more inclined to be pantheistic, while the

mnants of a similar culture. in the midst of the atlantean program of world colonization and conversion, the cataclysms which sank atlantis began. the initiate-priests of the sacred feather who promised to come back to their missionary settlements never returned; and after the lapse of centuries tradition preserved only a fantastic account of gods who came from a place where the sea now is. h. p. blavatsky thus sums up the causes which precipitated the atlantean disaster "under the evil insinuations of their demon, thevetat, the atlantis-race became a nation of wicked magicians. in consequence of this, war was declared, the story of which would be too long to narrate; its substance may be found in the disfigured allegories of the race of cain, the giants, and that of noah and his righteous

ration of the evidence at hand, it seems well within the range of possibility that the ancient priest-chemists did manufacture lamps that burned, if not indefinitely, at least for considerable periods of time. numerous authorities have written on the subject of ever-burning lamps. w. wynn westcott estimates the number of writers who have given the subject consideration as more than 150, and h. p. blavatsky as 173. while conclusions reached by different authors are at variance, a majority admit the existence of these phenomenal lamps. only a few maintained that the lamps would burn forever, but many were willing to concede that they might remain alight for several centuries without replenishment of the fuel. some considered the so-called perpetual lights as mere artifices of the crafty paga

tract oil from asbestos, being convinced that as the substance itself was indestructible by fire an oil extracted from it would supply the lamp with a fuel likewise indestructible. after spending two years in fruitless experimental work, he concluded that the task was impossible of accomplishment. several formul for the making of the fuel for the lamps have been preserved. in isis unveiled, h. p. blavatsky reprints two of these formul from early authors--tritenheim and bartolomeo korndorf. one will suffice to give a general understanding of the process "sulphur. alum ust. a iv; sublime them into flowers to ij, of which add of crystalline venetian borax (powdered) j; upon these affuse high rectified spirit of wine and digest it, then abstract it and pour on fresh; repeat this so often till

the pagan mysteries were primarily concerned with instructing neophytes in the true relationship existing between the macrocosm and the microcosm- in other words, between god and man. accordingly, the key to these analogies between the organs and functions of the microcosmic man and those of the macrocosmic man constituted the most prized possession of the early initiates. in isis unveiled, h. p. blavatsky summarizes the pagan concept of man as follows "man is a little world--a microcosm inside the great universe. like a fetus, he is suspended, by all his three spirits, in the matrix of the macrocosmos; and while his terrestrial body is in constant sympathy with its parent earth, his astral soul lives in unison with the sidereal anima mundi. he is in it, as it is in him, for the world-perv

arranged as the spokes of a wheel. to aries is assigned pure red; to taurus, red-orange; to gemini, pure orange; to cancer, orange-yellow; to leo, pure yellow; to virgo, yellow-green; to libra, pure green; to scorpio, green-blue; to sagittarius, pure blue; to capricorn, blue-violet; to aquarius, pure violet; and to pisces, violet-red. in expounding the eastern system of esoteric philosophy, h. p, blavatsky relates the colors to the septenary constitution of man and the seven states of matter as follows: color principles of man states of matter violet chaya, or etheric double ether indigo higher manas, or spiritual intelligence critical state called air blue auric envelope steam or vapor green lower manas, or animal soul critical state yellow buddhi, or spiritual soul water orange prana, or

pagan mythological creature, hippocampus, part horse and part dolphin, for the early christian statues and carvings show the composite creature and not a true whale. it is reasonable to suppose that the mysterious sea serpents, which, according to the mayan and toltec legends, brought the gods to mexico were viking or chaldean ships, built in the shape of composite sea monsters or dragons. h. p. blavatsky advances the theory that the word cetus, the great whale, is derived from keto, a name for the fish god, dagon, and that jonah was actually confined in a cell hollowed out in the body of a gigantic statue of dagon after he had been captured by phoenician sailors and carried to one of their cities. there is no doubt a great mystery in the gigantic form of cetus, which is still preserved a

kin, reappearing, as it were, in a new body. there is an ancient superstition to the effect that snakes never die except by violence and that, if uninjured, they would live forever. it was also believed that snakes swallowed themselves, and this resulted in their being considered emblematic of the supreme creator, who periodically reabsorbed his universe back into himself. in isis unveiled, h. p. blavatsky makes this significant statement concerning the origin of serpent worship "before our globe had become egg-shaped or round it was a long trail of cosmic dust or firemist, moving and writhing like a serpent. this, say the explanations, was the spirit of god moving on the chaos until its breath had incubated cosmic matter and made it assume the annular shape of a serpent with its tail in i

s the universe to be the eternal tree, brahma, which springs from an imperceptible and intangible seed--the material monad. the medi val qabbalists represented creation as a tree with its roots in the reality of spirit and its branches in the illusion of tangible existence. the sephirothic tree of the qabbalah was therefore inverted, with its roots in heaven and its branches upon the earth. madam blavatsky notes that the great pyramid was considered to be a symbol of this inverted tree, with its root at the apex of the pyramid and its branches diverging in four streams towards the base. the scandinavian world-tree, yggdrasil, supports on its branches nine spheres or worlds--which the egyptians symbolized by the nine stamens of the persea or avocado. all of these are enclosed within the mys

ne of the priapic symbols which the knights templars were accused of worshiping. the root of the plant closely resembles a human body and often bore the outlines of the human head, arms, or legs. this striking similarity between the body of man and the mandragora is one of the puzzles of natural science and is the real basis for the veneration in which this plant was held. in isis unveiled, madam blavatsky notes that the mandragora seems to occupy upon earth the point where the vegetable and animal kingdoms meet, as the zoophites and polypi do in die sea. this thought opens a vast field of speculation concerning the nature of this animal-plant. according to a popular superstition, the mandrake shrank from being touched and, crying out with a human voice, clung desperately to the soil in wh


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ask was taken up in earnest by the english society for psychical research when it was formed in 1882. however, it was not until the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth that the occult world lost its somewhat strained "scientific" outlook of the previous hundred years, and turned its attention once more, after all the centuries, to the old gods. in 1851 helena petrovna blavatsky had met the aforementioned rosicrucian magus bulwer lytton, and impressed by the encounter, had organized the theosophical society in 1875, the object of which was to establish a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity. the purpose of this nucleus was to study the supreme source of all the world religions, the central "wisdom religion" as vouchsafed to various peoples of the ear

leus of the universal brotherhood of humanity. the purpose of this nucleus was to study the supreme source of all the world religions, the central "wisdom religion" as vouchsafed to various peoples of the earth in such a manner as best suited to time and geographical circumstance, and which was said to have been in existence from time immemorial; the old wisdom of the watchers, in fact. in madame blavatsky's society it was the oriental branch of this wisdom, comprising the teachings of vedanta and esoteric buddhism, which was the main inspiration. closely paralleling this movement, however, the hermetic order of the golden dawn was formed in england a few years later, similar in ideal but pursuing a western, rosicrucian path bound up with a system of ceremonial magic comprising invocation


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egardie pointed out in the golden dawn (llewellyn 1971: but fundamentally it is the ascent of the dragon or, if you wish, an upwelling of the unconscious archetypes- a highly dangerous and unbalancing ascent, until they are assimilated to consciousness- which first renders da ath a possibility. it is the fall which is responsible for the acquisition of self-knowledge. thus it stands proven claims blavatsky that satan or the red fiery dragon, the lord of phosphorus and lucifer, or light bearer is in us; it is our mind- our tempter and redeemer, our intelligent liberator and savior from pure animalism. da ath is the zone where vampyre phantoms, shades, ghosts and demonic spirits dwell. the necromancies of the night side of earth are channels from which the qlipoth emerge. all morbid desires


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k.find out more about the artist from his website at: http//www.jimfitzpatrick.ie/intro.html a c k n o w l e d g e m e n t sthe author is most grateful to amergin, nuada, paolo uccello, albrecht durer, renemagritte, salvador dali, william blake, william wordsworth, c. s. lewis, j. r. r.tolkien, george macdonald, roger lancelyn green, jim fitzpatrick, ursula le guin,robert holdstock, madame helena blavatsky, samuel liddell (macgregor mathers),aleister crowley, terry nation, rod serling, patrick mcgoohan, ian anderson, edgarfroese, pieter baumann, christopher frank, johannes schmolleng, antonio vivaldi,george fredrick handel, gerald massey, alvin boyd kuhn, comyns beaumont, jordanmaxwell, john boorman, werner herzog, rev. paul solomon, l. a. waddell, and camillepaglia. special thanksmy heart

ed andspoke to her was a deity in his own right, who had been revered in the levant for at leastseven thousand years before the composition of the book of genesis (joseph campbell,occidental mythology)the appellation satan, in hebrewbelongs by right to the first and cruelest adversary ofall other godsjehovah, not in the serpent which spoke only words of sympathy and wisdom.(madame helena petrovna blavatsky)woman have always been marginalized and degraded in post-diluvian times, because oftheir allegiance to the first born. the book of genesis reveals the intense hatred that thebent ones have toward the female. the tyrannies which have been perpetrated against wom-ankind through all the centuries, though disguised as a male versus female problem, are cer-tainly not at all confined to this

all mine eye spare, neither will i have any pity (ezekiel 5:11)atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation37 the world falls dead so will i send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee: and pestilenceand blood shall pass through thee; and i will bring the sword upon thee. i the lord have spo-ken it (ezekiel 5:17) it appears, after all, that the words of madame helena blavatsky, who spent her liferesearching the actual origins of mankind, are more than appropriate: the appellation satan, in hebrew, and adversarybelongs by right to the first and cruelestadversary of all other gods jehovah, not in the serpent which spoke only words of sym-pathy and wisdom. under the evil insinuations of their demon thevetat, the atlantis race became a nation ofevil magiciansthe g

an kings.every scholar must be aware that there are two distinct styles two schools, so to speakplainly traceable in the hebrew scriptures: the elohistic and the jehovistic. the portionsbelonging to these respectively are so blended together, so completely mixed up by laterhands, that often all external characteristics are lost. yet it is known that the two schoolswere antagonistic (madame helena blavatsky, the secret doctrine, v ol. 3)many cryptic terms are used to describe the adversaries and their conflict. many seem-ingly incomprehensible motifs and anecdotes from the worlds legends can be madelucid once the reader knows what is really being implied. and this was comprehendedby the american master of the pre-diluvian epochs, ignatius donnelly, who demon-strated his discernment, concern

minati, if not by that order itself (duke of brunswick,grand master of world freemasonry. while the real brothers died ignominious deaths, the spurious order which tried to stepinto their shoes became exclusively a branch of the jesuits (illuminati) under the immediatetutelage of the latter. true-hearted masons ought to reject with horror any connection, letalone descent from these (madame helena blavatsky, the secret doctrine) there exists. another class of adepts belonging to a brotherhood also and mightier thanany other they have to be ranked with the adepts of the black arts. these are our romancatholic fathers and clergy. a hundred times more learned in secret symbology and theold religion than our orientalists will ever bethere are more profoundly learned kabalistsin rome and through

the black arts. these are our romancatholic fathers and clergy. a hundred times more learned in secret symbology and theold religion than our orientalists will ever bethere are more profoundly learned kabalistsin rome and throughout europe and america than is generally suspected..thus are thebrotherhoods of black adepts more powerful and dangerousthan any host of easternoccultists (madame helena blavatsky, the secret doctrine) speak i of ancient atlantis, speak of the days of the kingdom of shadows, speak of the com-ing of the children of shadows. out of the great deep were they called by the wisdom of theearth-manin the form of man they moved amongst us, but only to sight were they as men. serpent-headed when the glamour was liftedcrept they into councils, taking form that were likeunto

. c. s lewis that hideous strength /perelandra (v oyage to venus)/out of the silent planet j. r. r. tolkien lord of the rings /the silmarillion/the hobbit. george macdonald phantastes/lilith ursula le guin the earthsea trilogy john christopher the tripods trilogy emmanuel velikovsky worlds in collision/ ages in chaos/ earth in upheaval rudolf steiner the archangel michael/ atlantis helena petrova blavatsky isis unveiled/ the secret doctrine ignatius donnelly atlantis- the ante-deluvian continent/ ragnarok charles berlitz atlantis the eighth continent barry fell america bc augustus le plongeon queen moo& the egyptian sphinx john milton paradise lost eliphas levi- enochian magic, transcendental magic david allen hulse the key of it all (2 volumes also called the western mysteries) cornelius

roder bank in germany, who would later fund adolph hitler in 1931. 1873 banking panic of 1873. 1874 civil marriage made compulsory in germany. 1875 public health act of 1875 in england promotes sanitary conditions. 1875 official government statistics estimate 120,000 americans addicted to opium. 1875 united states immigration excludes coolies, convicts, and prostitutes as undesirable aliens. 1875 blavatsky founds the theosophical society. 1876 deutsche reichsbank opens in germany. 1876 koch discovers anthrax bacillus. 1877 standard oil company incorporated and gains national ascendancy into the oil market. cecilrhodes writes the first of seven wills. 1877 telephone and gasoline engine invented. 1878 louis pasteur tells his family never to show anyone his lab notebooks. his last surviving g


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ard type (readers may well ask why even the utterances of past magi are, when published under the imprimatur of the a. a, classified only up to b. is it because the a. a. considers all past initiates, or initiates of other orders, inferior to those who underwent its discipline? certainly not. such terms as "inferior" or "superior" have little or no meaning above the abyss. the utterance of helena blavatsky, for instance, although she was master of the temple, cannot be put in class a, because it was printed by theosophists, who cannot be trusted to reproduce straight that which may offend their prejudices. the utterance of dionysus is hopelessly mingled with the ravings, the cries of fear, the sectarian condemnations of unbalanced mystics or all too-balanced politicians who wrote under the

account the conditions of manifestation. in the past, women have attempted to "say mass, to breed spiritual movements, even to rule occult orders. there were even those who tried to direct the course of a mass of the holy ghost, using the man as "instrument! the result has always been unmitigated disaster for all concerned. we need only compare the record of the theosophical society under helena blavatsky, who was a magister templi, to that under anne besant, who was a "black brother. mine. blavatsky had a superior, and obeyed him; mrs. besant had mine. blavatsky, but as soon, as her superior died began disobeying all the instructions mine. blavatsky had given her. we know of a recent case in which the woman assumed the magical motto of "soror chokhmah" this is quite all right in terms of


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black man of the sabbat is the one passed into the devil s flesh and walked the dreams of lilith-hecate s bloodied caul of initiation. succubus publishing 18 p.o. box 926344 houston, tx 77292 united states of america e-mail: keteb75@yahoo.s phosphorus- the shadowing forth of lucifer by michael ford lucifer, the pale morning star, phosphorus-"the precursor of the full blaze of the noon-day sun" as blavatsky so elegantly defined it, is the foundation of the basis of magick. magick itself means to "ascend" towards the light of god. god itself defined as the individual self and the light of knowledge "the significant symbol of wisdom given to us by research is lucifer, the bringer of light. everybody is searching for perception, wisdom is a child of lucifer. the chaldean astrologers, the egypt

ch abyssic gates leads the psyche towards rising forth and becoming something of evolutionary progression. lucifer stands as the fountain head of astral magick (i.e, astral projection, dream control, ect) lucifer is balance in the instance of both shadow and light, blood red and jet black. lucifer is the colour of an awakened and enlightened mind. the psyche which is open for magical inspiration. blavatsky understood the significance of balance within the individual, to ascend the individual from the beast like qualities so inherent within our subconscious. blavatsky wrote "thus it stands proven that satan, or the red fiery dragon, the "lord of phosphorus" and lucifer, or "light bearer" is in us; it is our mind-our temptor and redeemer, our intelligent liberator and saviour from pure anima


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of psychotherapeutic work once the unconscious had been activated by the ritual work since it was unlikely that the neophyte had yet even knowledge of the possibility of control of image building with consciousness and what effect this could have on the personal life, let alone the discipline to implement it. the neophyte was equally unlikely to be aware of the "sleeping dogs (to use a phrase of blavatsky's) or unconscious complexes of the personality and how those unknown parts of ourselves influence our lives. this brings us to a discussion of "initiation" initiation means "beginning" and if performed effectively, brings the candidate to an entirely new threshold and phase of experience. initiation in itself does not bring "happiness" or "wishes come true" it is a starting point for dif

ded and synthesized. they should be carefully studied and receive long meditation, for in them are many clues to the spiritual and psychological problems which beset the traveller on the path, and they resume the entire philosophy of magic. many hints, moreover, which may be found useful as assisting meditation are contained in the 'curse'from a philosophical point of view in the second volume of blavatsky's secret doctrine in connection with the prometheus myth and the awakening of manas, mind. since both of these diagrams mav be found reproduced in the body of the text very little by way of explankon need h&e be said. the first depicts a personified representation of the three fundamental vrincivles in man. each of these is api;arently separate, functioning independently bn its own plane

to a realisation of its innate power and possibility. from the larger point of view he represents the race as a whole and "is the personified symbol of the collective logos, the 'host, and of the lords of wisdom or the heavenly man, who incarnated in humanity" otherwise he represents <59> the individual candidate on the path, prior to the awakening of the "sleeping dogs" within his being, to use blavatsky's apt expression. beneath these three figures sleeps a coiled dragon, silent, unawakened. none it would seem is aware of that latent power, titanic and promethean, coiled beneath- the active magical power centered in man, his libido, neutral, of vast potentialities but neither good nor evil in itself. very similar in some respects is the diagram revealed in the philosophus grade. as the

becomes transmuted into intuition and faculty of mind. but fundamentally it is the ascent of the dragon or, if you wish, an upwelling of the unconscious archetypes- a highly dangerous and unbalancing ascent, until they are assimilated to consciousness- which first renders daath a possibility. it is the fall which is responsible for the acquisition of self-knowledge 'thus it stands proven" claims blavatsky "that satan, or the red fiery dragon, the 'lord of phosphorus' and lucifer, or 'light-bearer' is in us; it is our mind- our temptor and redeemer, our intelligent liberator and saviour from pure animalism" in the evolutionary scheme, the fall occurs through a higher type of intelligence coming into close contact with nascent humanity, thus stimulating the psyche of the race- or so the mag

, to the splendour of the golden dawn arising within the heart of his soul. and its technique is always encompassed through the uplifting of the heart and mind by a theurgic invocation to isis-urania, the symbolic personification of the sephiroth of the supernal light. it is well known that venus is a planet peculiarly associated with occult and mystical aspiration. in the secret doctrine we find blavatsky stating that "venus, or lucifer, the planet, is the light-bearer of our earth, in both <291> a physical and mystical sense" and in quoting from the stanzas of dzyan, she presents the statement that "thus earth is the adopted child and younger brother of venus" hence a good deal of wisdom is concealed in the very choice of the name of the order. to this we will have occasion to refer on a

ts, it is not to be supposed they are cut off from our sphere of activity. such is not the occult teaching. apart from the probability that they may have since incarnated voluntarily once more on this plane to continue their work on behalf of mankind in their own silent ways, they would have become what are known in the east as nirmanakayas. speaking in the secret doctrine of one group of adepts, blavatsky gives a definition of nirmanakayas which is distinctly worth quoting "maruts is, in occult parlance, one of the names given to those egos of great adepts who have passed away, and who are known also as nirmanakayas; of those egos for whom- since they are beyond illusion -there is no devachan (heaven) and who, having either voluntarily renounced it for the good of mankind, or not yet reac

ho are known also as nirmanakayas; of those egos for whom- since they are beyond illusion -there is no devachan (heaven) and who, having either voluntarily renounced it for the good of mankind, or not yet reached nirvana, remain invisible onearth" such must therefore be the. nature of the divine guardians -of our order. a few lines following the above quotation in the secret doctrine <293> madame blavatsky further remarks "who they are 'on earth- every student of occult science knows" whether they do or not, at any rate, it is clear the order has a little to say on this matter. there is an enormous amount of significant material in the secret doctrine which should be very suggestive to the student of the magical wisdom. for the secret doctrine assists in the comprehension of the order know

ar the order has a little to say on this matter. there is an enormous amount of significant material in the secret doctrine which should be very suggestive to the student of the magical wisdom. for the secret doctrine assists in the comprehension of the order knowledge, and likewise the order knowledge makes brilliantly clear what are otherwise highly obscure passages in that colossal monument of blavatsky's erudition. the only one of these points that i wish to consider at the moment is this question of adepts in relation to the order. in the first half of volume two of the secret doctrine, there is a passage or two which i must quote "alone a handful of primitive men- in whom the spark of divine wisdom burnt bright, and only strengthened in its intensity as it got dimmer and dimmer with

rged to study this whole section very thoroughly; it is well worth it. in the early days of the order there was a 594 northern hemisphere 596 the golden dawn: volume n book eight special group which devoted its time and energies to the study and application of the principles involved herein. incidentally, may i point out how much light this particular instruction throws on innumerable passages in blavatsky's secret doctrine-especially in volume 11.-i.r <221> tabular view of the dominion of thesymbols of book tin fhe celestial heavens, and of the operation, and rule of the tree of life in the same as projected on a solid sphere (abridged treatise arranged for the use of the z.a.m 's in anglia by s.rm. d) the zelator adeptus minor shall know that the great "king star" or "heart of the lion"


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hom he had little respect. after witnessing a riot that broke out after christians attacked a peaceful buddhist procession, hewavitarne became disgusted with the hypocrisy (the claiming of beliefs one does not actually hold or follow) of the british and their religion. he dropped out of school to study on his own. around this time ceylon received a pair of interesting guests. one of these, helena blavatsky (1831 1891, was a founder of the theosophical anagarika dharmapala 108 world religions: biographies society, a mystical religious and philosophical movement that combines buddhist and hindu beliefs. the society is aimed at helping a western audience investigate the universe and humanity s place in it by becoming closer to the divine. blavatsky was accompanied by the society s cofounder

niverse and humanity s place in it by becoming closer to the divine. blavatsky was accompanied by the society s cofounder, colonel henry steel olcott (1832 1907. the two had come to ceylon to learn more about buddhist principles. soon after their arrival they began studies with a bhikkhu, an ordained buddhist monk, and declared themselves buddhists. after he dropped out of school, hewavitarne met blavatsky and olcott and joined the theosophical society. he acted as a translator to aid olcott in his efforts to open buddhist schools throughout the country and revitalize buddhism. hewavitarne also became a good friend of blavatsky, who encouraged him to learn pali, an early indian language in which much of the buddhist buddhists light lamps in a temple during the wesak festival, which celebra

early indian language in which much of the buddhist buddhists light lamps in a temple during the wesak festival, which celebrates the buddha s birthday and enlightenment. dharmapala was able to celebrate the first wesak festival in the united states in 1896. anuruddha lokuhapuarachichi/reuters/ corbis. world religions: biographies 109 anagarika dharmapala canon, or body of literature, is written. blavatsky also inspired him to work for his people and religion. hewavitarne gave up his family wealth and changed his name to dharmapala, which means guardian of the dharma. the dharma are the teachings of the buddha, an indian philosopher and the founder of buddhism who revealed the path to enlightenment and nirvana. for a first name he took anagarika, which means one who has no home. this choic

in 1888 he founded an english-language newspaper, the buddhist, and used it to communicate his thoughts about the buddhist revival and sinhalese nationalism to the english-speaking community. missions abroad in 1888 dharmapala traveled with olcott to japan to visit buddhist sites and to attempt to encourage good relations among the different branches of buddhism. three years later dharmapala and blavatsky toured india, the country of buddhism s origins. the religion had nearly died out there, however. dharmapala was distressed to find buddhist shrines, such as the mahabodhi temple at bodh gaya, in poor condition. when he returned to ceylon, dharmapala founded the maha bodhi society in order to restore the temple, which honors the site of buddha s enlightenment. the aims of the society soo

g man of only twentynine among gray-haired elders, dharmapala spoke emotionally and intelligently of his religion. he gained followers in the united states and opened a u.s. chapter of the maha bodhi society. a life of buddhist service dharmapala continued to work for the revival of buddhism in his native ceylon and in india. he also spoke out for an independent ceylon, free of british rule. when blavatsky died dharmapala stopped working with the theosophical society. a wealthy american patron, mary e. foster, helped finance further tours abroad for him. during an 1896 tour, buddhism in sri lanka in the early twenty-first century, sri lanka was the home of the world s oldest ongoing buddhist civilization. though the religion began in india, it nearly ceased to exist there after it spread t

s treated him unfairly. he had occasionally experienced racism before in india from the british upper classes and military, but in london it was a daily experience. he became involved with a vegetarian society, and some of its members were part of a group called the theosophical society, a spiritual movement that follows a mixture of hindu and buddhist beliefs. the founder of the movement, helena blavatsky (1831 1891, persuaded gandhi to begin reading the bhagavad gita, one of the holy books of hinduism. while in london, gandhi not only became more interested in his own religion, but also in christianity and buddhism. some of the other vegetarians he became friends with were christians who were inspired by the religious principles of the russian novelist leo tolstoy. tolstoy preached nonvi


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o secretary morgenthau on the prosaic ground that novus ordo was latin for new deal, and for years afterward morgenthau was beset by people who assumed that the appearance of the great pyramid on the currency signified his own attachment to some esoteric fellowship. his susceptibility to the occult had drawn wallace in the late twenties into the orbit of a white russian mystic in the tradition of blavatsky named dr. nicholas roerich, a painter and an associate in the moscow art theater and the diaghilev ballet, a friend of stravinsky and of rabindranath tagore. wallace occasionally called on him at the roerich museum on riverside drive in new york. the friendship continued after wallace went to washington. he found solace in a strange and protracted correspondence with roerich and certain

officials lecture at meetings of the arcane school, the international "group of new world servers" who form "triangles" to work for unesco. a few months ago dr. huston smith, professor of philosophy at the massachusetts institute of technology. a sponsor of the temple of understanding (p.o. box 191, greenwich, conn).visited sydney, australia and lectured on "is a new world religion coming" at the blavatsky lodge. the name blavatsky refers to the late madame helena petrovna blavatsky, the russian cult leader known as "h.p.b" whose writings are used in the secret courses of instruction at the arcane school (with offices at 11 w. 42nd st, new york 36, n. y) in a moment of frankness, madame blavatsky explained the influence of magic on history "what is one to do, when in order to rule men, it


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e evidence of recurring 2. rudolf bultmann (1884 1976, a german theologian and professor who attempted to demythologize the new testament by utilizing the modern terminology of existentialist philosophy; his theories became the starting point for most twentieth-century theological debate. xii christianity as mystical fact patterns in myth and research into the hidden structures of the mind. h. p. blavatsky s idea of a unity behind it all touched a nerve of the age, and an attempt to explain the extraordinary and undeniable unity of religious phenomena has remained a central strand in twentieth-century thought, persisting far outside the theosophical circles where it was first nurtured.3 but from the beginning steiner followed his own critical line. it seemed as though the theosophists want

e human spirit. without any one of them our spiritual life would be incalculably 3. the idea of finding the unity behind religious phenomena all over the world has inspired such researchers as mircea eliade, joseph campbell, and others into modern times. eliade in particular has stressed the universality of initiation practices and the presence of their influence in all the great religions. h. p. blavatsky s notion of a secret doctrine is a specific version of the idea that is actually less close to steiner, and despite his early connection with the theosophical movement, there is no evidence that steiner ever believed in it literally. introduction xiii the poorer. christianity, however, is specifically adapted to deal with the sense of history, of individual responsibility, of individual


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remendous bit of advice worthy of consideration: he that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him -proverbs 18:13 one caution! you are now entering the forbidden zone only puny secrets need protection. big discoveries are protected by public incredulity. marshall mcluhan take today what is one to do when, in order to rule men, it is necessary to deceive them? helena blavatsky the secret doctrine what you will read and see in this book is forbidden to you. discovering these things could be highly dangerous to your health. forbidden knowledge is sweet, but also deadly. many men have died for revealing far fewer secrets than are found herein. i am not being overdramatic nor attempting to be sensationalist. this is a warning: make very sure that you possess the d

. that word is hoodwink. it is defined as the effort put forth by the lying men at the top echelons to keep lower-level members in darkness. in the encyclopedia of freemasonry, editor dr. albert mackey, 33, a former sovereign grand commander, claims that secrecy, silence, and deceit in other words, hoodwink, is an absolute necessity so that "the mysteries of our art should be preserved."18 helena blavatsky, co-mason and founder of theosophy, was unusually candid when she once remarked "what is one to do, when in order to rule men, it is necessary to deceive them..for almost invariably the more simple, the more silly, and the more gross the phenomenon, the more likely it is to succeed."19 listen to the admission of albert pike, former sovereign grand commander who masonic historian manley p

e brotherhood of jahbuhlun. left is major robert anderson of the confederate army and at right is general george mcclellan, union general of the army of the potomac (photos from the florida mason, january, 2004, p. 7) russian mikhail katkov (1818-1880, occult publisher of moscow gazette. katkov brought hindu and theosophy teachings to russia. he also published some books of russian mystic, helena blavatsky. 66 codex mag1ca above, john wilkes booth (left, a well known stage actor, with his brothers in a production of caesar, in 1864, just a year before he assassinated president abraham lincoln. booth and his elder brother, edwin, were both members of the masonic lodge, but because of john wilkes' notoriety, the freemasons quietly removed his name from their rolls. to this day the scottish r

annie besant, a co-mason (women's branch) took over the theosophy cult at the passing of colonel olcott. the logo of theosophy is blatantly occultic, combining the crowned oroboros serpent with both the jewish star of david, or six-pointed star, and the encircled swastika. another photo of theosophist annie besant giving the sign. besant, like her mentors, colonel olcott and russian mystic helena blavatsky, believed in the "pure doctrine" of lucifer, which they called the perennial philosophy and the "secret doctrine" 90 m codex magica for he's a jolly good fellow 91 interesting political cartoon in new jersey's star-ledger newspaper following the 9/11 world trade center attack, sent to the author by a friend. ever wondered why "uncle sam" wears the satanic goatee beard? johannes kepler (1

views and her enthusiasm for the teachings of mystic emmanuel swedenborg. was the architecture of the deaf signs based on keller's aberrant religious views? these u.s. postal stamps depicting the deaf's "i love you" sign are shocking, to say the least. the inventor of the deaf signing system was herself an occultist and devotee of theosophy, the hindu/occult group founded by russian mystic helena blavatsky, author of the secret doctrine "el diablo" shows his horns-the devil rides out 135 academy award-winning actor kevin spacey, who is acknowledged as a homosexual. the mysterious painting on the wall directly behind spacey is of lucifer, with horns, amidst the flames of hell. the revealing but quite subtle message below reads "you've got to send the elevator back down" 136 codex magica act

s the masonic doubleheaded eagle symbolic of his predecessor, janus? thirteen the riddle of the great seal of the united states, and the all-seeing eye of the illuminati's serpent of wisdom and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world -revelation 12:9 the great serpent of the garden of eden and the lord god are identical. helena blavatsky the secret doctrine w h a t is the true meaning of the curious, arcane symbols found in the great seal of the united states? who designed this fantastic twosided device, and why is it so prominently featured as art and decor on our most common item of currency the u.s. one dollar bill? answering the riddle the symbols on the great seal at first glance seem to be incompatible with the his

he culmination of the mysteries was the worship of satan himself."5 you'll also recall our discussion elsewhere in this book that the illuminist and masonic theology is solidly based on the jewish cabala (kaballah or quaballah. indeed, almost all occult and magical belief systems are founded on the principles and teachings of the jewish cabala. in her most famous book, the secret doctrine, helena blavatsky praised satan as the teacher of humanity.6 he is to be thanked, blavatsky says, for setting men on the path to divinity and liberty. it is, she emphasizes, the cabala that "unveils the secret" to what secret is she referring? listen, as blavatsky flatly states the core doctrine of the mysteries, of occultism, of illuminism: the great serpent of the garden of eden and the lord god are ide

laiborne pell and fellow cabalist, singer michael jackson (photo: u.s. news& world report, december s, 1998) portrait of paul revere, by copley. the scottish rite reference, 10,000 famous freemasons, lists the celebrated american patriot, made famous by his night-time horse ride warning citizens the british troops were at hand, as an initiate of the masonic lodge. 300 codex magica helena petrovna blavatsky, co-mason, russian mystic and egyptian hindu devotee, who founded the occult group, theosophy. her classic occult text, the secret doctrine, inspired adolf hitler and thousands of others. up to their necks in mischief 301 this unusual photo of "management guru" peter drucker in u.s. news& world report (may 8, 2000, p. 42) paints drucker as a contemplative, god-like character who has "sac

e to impart and convey its teachings to rising candidates. for example, arkon daraul, in a history of secret societies, describes a ritualistic scene of initiation in a german branch of rosicrucianism: the room of initiation was carpeted in green and on it were a number of objects. three candelabra were placed to form a triangle, and nine glasses indicated the male and female properties..6 helena blavatsky's worldwide cult theosophy and its offspring, the lucis trust, 364 codex magica led for many years by prolific occult writer, alice bailey, likewise adopted the triangle as symbolic of their teachings. in 1937 the lucis trust founded a subsidiary group named triangles which today encourages people across the globe to network by forming local three person triangle groups to come together

g the governor wears and so readily shows off. apparently, the media know what's what and the photographer always seems to be glad to picture arnold's ring up close. oh, about the broom: that's not the same one that arnold's wife, kennedy heiress maria shriver, flies around on, is it? inset below left: c. w. leadbeater, homosexual occultist who was head of late 19th century theosophy after madame blavatsky, wore a ring similar to the one sported about today by arnold schwarzenegger (photo: u.s. news& world report, january 12, 2004, p. 27) 4 9 4 codex magica "ring: forward, photograph" barked arnold to the usa today photographer and editors who eagerly and obediently complied (photo: usa today, december 22, 2003) recently, bohemian grove alumnus arnold schwarzenegger met privately with warr


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bove them in their journey toward oneness. rudolf steiner (1861 1925) was the head of the german theosophical society until 1912, when he broke away to form his anthroposophical society. steiner s objections with the theosophists were mainly that they didn t revere jesus and christianity as special. however, he had no problem incorporating reincarnation and karma into his beliefs. helena petrovna blavatsky (1831 1891, the founder of theosophy in collaboration with henry steele olcott (1832 1907, had no problem with christianity, but she preferred focusing on its esoteric traditions, which united it with all other religions. she popularized the study of reincarnation and past lives in europe and the united states and introduced many occult and metaphysical concepts which flourished in the n

n 1902, he became the general secretary of the german section of the society, but he began to feel uncomfortable with what he perceived to be their lack of enthusiasm about the place of jesus and christ consciousness in the overall scheme of spiritual evolution. although he accepted most of their teachings on reincarnation and highly approved of meditation, he came to believe that helena petrovna blavatsky (1831 1891) and other high-ranking theosophists were distorting many of the eastern doctrines that they claimed to espouse. in 1913, steiner made a formal break with the theosophical society and set about forming his own group, which he declared would be about the utilization of human wisdom (anthro man; sophy wisdom) to achieve contact with the spiritual world. the human intellect, stei

: signet inspiration, 1996. sugrue, thomas. there is a river: the story of edgar cayce. new york: h. holt and co, 1942. theosophy theosophy (divine wisdom) is an eclectic blend of many earlier philosophies and cult teachings, all of which claim to have been handed down to contemporary seekers of spiritual truth by disciples of ancient wisdom. the theosophical society, cofounded by helena petrovna blavatsky (1831 1891) in new york in 1875, is an esoteric blend of zoroastrianism, hinduism, gnosticism, manichaeism, the kabbalah, and the philosophy of plato (c. 428 b.c.e. c. 348 b.c.e) and other mystics, combined with the teachings of mysterious t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d afterlife mysteries 55 masters who dwell in secret places in

h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d afterlife mysteries 55 masters who dwell in secret places in the himalayas and communicate with their initiates through their psychic abilities and their projected astral bodies. whereas edgar cayce (1877 1945) and rudolf steiner (1861 1925) evolved their spiritual teachings primarily through their own revelations, inspirations, and psychic abilities, blavatsky claimed to be able to draw upon the ancient wisdom of the masters koot hoomi and morya to abet the considerable knowledge that she had distilled from various mystery schools, hindu religious thought, jewish mysticism, and christian sects. many of the concepts and the spiritual eclecticism professed by blavatsky in the 1880s would be revised on a large scale in the 1970s, in what has loos

et the considerable knowledge that she had distilled from various mystery schools, hindu religious thought, jewish mysticism, and christian sects. many of the concepts and the spiritual eclecticism professed by blavatsky in the 1880s would be revised on a large scale in the 1970s, in what has loosely been called the new age movement. in addition to such contributions as occult masters and guides, blavatsky introduced the legend of the lost continent of lemuria, the return of the maitreya (world savior, and was greatly responsible for popularizing the concepts of reincarnation and past lives in europe and the united states. at the time of her death in 1891, blavatsky s detractors considered her to have been a hoaxster, a fraud, and a deceiver, while her followers revered her as a genius, a

search of spiritual truths and who had survived physical crises and challenges that would certainly have discouraged or killed a less indomitable individual. born helena petrovna hahn on july 30, 1831, in ekaterinoslav (now dnepropetrovsk) in the ukraine, she began displaying mediumistic abilities as a young girl. just before her seventeenth birthday, she married the much older general nicephore blavatsky, a russian official in caucasia. three months later, she left her husband and her homeland to travel freely and widely throughout the world, exploring the occult wisdom and teachings of many traditions. in 1858, blavatsky arrived in paris, where she met the famous spirit medium daniel dunglas home (1833 1886. by this time, she had herself acquired a modest reputation for mediumship, and

husband and her homeland to travel freely and widely throughout the world, exploring the occult wisdom and teachings of many traditions. in 1858, blavatsky arrived in paris, where she met the famous spirit medium daniel dunglas home (1833 1886. by this time, she had herself acquired a modest reputation for mediumship, and she began to practice these talents more openly. in cairo, egypt, in 1871, blavatsky founded a spiritualist group that was forced to disband after accusations of having produced fraudulent phenomena to deceive its patrons. in 1873, she settled in new york city and resumed the practice of her mediumship in association with the brothers william and horatio eddy, two wellknown materialization mediums. her participation in numerous seances in new england brought her to the a

he settled in new york city and resumed the practice of her mediumship in association with the brothers william and horatio eddy, two wellknown materialization mediums. her participation in numerous seances in new england brought her to the attention of henry steel olcott (1832 1907, a newspaperman fascinated with psychic phenomena, who established a group centered around her mediumship. in 1875, blavatsky, olcott, and william q. judge (1851 1896, an attorney, made the decision to move beyond the precepts of spiritualism and create a more sophisticated approach to spirit contact and mysticism, which they named the theosophical society. the threefold purpose of the society was 1. to form a universal brotherhood of man; 2. to study and make known the ancient religions, philosophies, and scie

recepts of spiritualism and create a more sophisticated approach to spirit contact and mysticism, which they named the theosophical society. the threefold purpose of the society was 1. to form a universal brotherhood of man; 2. to study and make known the ancient religions, philosophies, and sciences; 3. to investigate the laws of nature and develop the divine powers latent in humankind. in 1877, blavatsky published her worldview of the occult, isis unveiled. in this work, she argues that the reason metempsychosis (reincarnation) has been ridiculed by scientists and orthodox theologians in the west is because it has never been properly understood. while learned individuals accept the t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 56 afterlife myst

, mind, love! really, the very idea is preposterous. if the pythagorean metempsychosis should be thoroughly explained and compared with the modern theory of evolution it would be found to supply every missing link in the chain of the latter. there was not a philosopher of any notoriety who did not hold to this doctrine, as taught by the brahmans, buddhists, and later by the pythagoreans. in 1878, blavatsky and olcott moved to bombay, india, to be nearer the mahatmas and masters, the members of the great white brotherhood who appeared to her in their astral bodies to relay metaphysical teachings. after a turbulent period in india, which she left under charges of fraud to settle in london in 1887, blavatsky began work on her magnum opus, the secret doctrine (1888, a massive statement of her


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mericans as a sign for good luck. swastikas appear among artifacts of ancient rome and greece. buddha fs (c. 563.c. 483 b.c.e) footprints were said to leave impressions in the shape of swastikas. to central americans long before contact with europeans, the swastika represented good luck, long life, and prosperity. the symbol appears on navajo blankets and on ancient chinese coins. helene petrovna blavatsky, founder of the theosophical society, included the swastika in the seal of the society. rudyard kipling (1865.1936) combined the symbol in a circle with his signature to form his personal logo. coca-cola once issued a swastika pendant for patrons of its soft drink. the girls f club published a magazine entitled the swastika; and until 1940, just before the united states entered world war

ding to churchward, lemurians developed homes with transparent roofs, lived to be hundreds of years old, and were capable of telepathy, astral travel, and teleportation. lemuria, according to churchward, was about 5,000 miles long and 3,000 miles wide and stretched to the pacific ocean, where islands of the present day are former mountain peaks of the lost continent. in the 1880s, helena petrovna blavatsky (1831.1891) formed the theosophical society with psychic investigator henry steel olcott. in her book the secret doctrine (1888, she claimed to have learned of lemuria in the book of dzyan, which she said was composed in atlantis and shown to her by survivors of that lost continent. her source may have been sanskrit legends that tell of the former continent of rutas that sank beneath the

he theosophical society with psychic investigator henry steel olcott. in her book the secret doctrine (1888, she claimed to have learned of lemuria in the book of dzyan, which she said was composed in atlantis and shown to her by survivors of that lost continent. her source may have been sanskrit legends that tell of the former continent of rutas that sank beneath the sea. lemurians, according to blavatsky, were the third of seven root races of humankind. they were hermaphrodites with psychic abilities and a third eye. atlanteans, she stated, were the fourth root race. they evolved from lemurians after much of lemuria sank, and they lived on the edge of the continent in the northern atlantic. atlantis sank around 8,000 b.c.e, according to blavatsky, and its inhabitants fled to central asia


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ies. were dr. william w. westcott, samuel l. arthur edward waite, william butler yeats, aleister crowley. yet among this extraordinary knowledgeable magicians, regardie ranks of prominence. born on november 17,1907, in london, israel regardie moved with his family to washngton, d.c. in 1921 when he was thirteen years old. at an early age he developed an interest in the theosophcal works of madame blavatsky, hindu phlosophy, and yoga. at sixteen regardie frequented the library of congress, which he called h s second home. it was through his contacts in the library that was able to find a hebrew tutor. he learned to read hebrew fluently, a skill that would aid him tremendously in hs study of qabalah. about h s time, regardie enrolled in an art school in philadelphia. on march 18, 1926 regard

ng the sub-elementsthat each element contains a mixture of the other elements as well. 11. again, a mixture of the elements. 12. logos is greek for "word" it represents the creative principle. 13. the supernals are the three highest sephiroth of kether, chokmah, and binah. these three are considered to be on a higher level than the rest of the sephiroth. 14. from the voice of the silence by h. p. blavatsky. 15. to clanfy, the ninth sephirah is yesod, to which the nephesh is attributed. 16. to clar, the supernal sephiroth are kether, chokmah, and binah, to which the yechidah, chiah, and neshamah are attributed. 17. there is another part of the soullpsyche that is sometimes overlooked. this is the g'uph. centered in malkuth, the g'uph is closely tied to the physical body and the total range

he western system. in the golden dawn system, the tattvas are used for skrying and astral projection. 5. a plexus is a network, especially of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics. 6. the traditional colors listed here are taken from the shut-chakra, a tantric text. 7. the alternate colors given for the chakras are taken from the tantric text known as the shiva sanhita. h. p. b.'s (helena petrovna blavatsky) theosophical t e a h g s attributed the color red-orange to this center. 8. or rose-colored according to h. p. b. 9. h. p. b. has it as green. 10. h. p. b. has it as yellow. 11. h. p. b. has it as light blue. 12. h. p. b. has it as dark blue-violet. 13. h. p. b. has it as violet. 14. many authorities do not consider the "thousand-petalled lotus" to be one of the chakras because it lies


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z. it must be frankly recognized that almost the whole of this manifesto was intended to deceive. the majority of its readers would have assumed for example, that the mysterious master thirion was either some discarnate entity, similar to those who supposedly manifested themselves to macgregor mathers and other members of the hermetic order of the golden dawn, or a himalayan superman, like madame blavatsky s mahatmas.2 again, the statement that the o.t.o. in no way conflicts with or infringes the just privileges of the united grand lodge of england 3 displayed on reuss s part either what lenin, in another connection, called a naivete which in a child would be touching, but is repugnant in a person of mature years, or a capacity to tell a good, strong lie. for the o.t.o. not only had, as we

d it extended itself into almost every european country. in course of time however, schisms the bane of all secret societies arose, the order went into decline and ultimately flickered out. in spite of its brief life the stricte observance was of importance for three reasons (1) it left a permanent mark on the masonic rituals of scandinavia (2) its unknown superiors were the forerunners of madame blavatsky s mahatmas, the third order of macgregor mathers of the golden dawn, and the secret chiefs of aleister crowley (3) there seems to have been a substantial amount of cultural cross-fertilization between the stricte observance and the order of elect cohens (elus coens, i.e. chosen priests, the first masonic association to be deeply involved in the practice of ceremonial magic. the elect coh

, he had sailed to the u.s.a. as a ship s doctor. he obtained some sort of medical qualification at st. louis, probably at the city s eclectic medical college, notorious for its low standards, and practised medicine in several different states. apart from his frequent moves, possibly symptomatic of financial difficulties, his life seems to have been uneventful enough until his conversion to madam blavatsky s theosophy (c. 1878) and his admission to membership of the society that she had founded. hartmann spent the years 1883-85 at the theosophical headquarters situated at adyar, madras, playing a major part in the internal conflicts that almost destroyed the society and conducting a spirited, but hopeless, defence of madam blavatsky against the accusations of fraud made by madame coulomb a


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se who had rejected the conventional christian framework. spiritualists viewed theosophy as theoretical, unscientific, over-elaborated, and foreign. theosophists regarded spiritualism as simplistic, crude, and potentially dangerous-an unfortunate attitude considering that theosophy was a direct outgrowth of spiritualism. 87. leadbeater, astral plane, 101. chapter six: theosophy 79 helena petrovna blavatsky theosophy was founded by the russian spirit medium madame helena petrovna blavatsky (1831-1891) as a way of bringing eastern wisdom to the west. it began in newyork in 1875, but established a second branch in bombay in 1879, and soon shifted its headquarters from the united states to india. blavatsky was an accomplished spiritualist who produced many of the physical phenomena that were r

arly popped into existence over her head were found to have been slipped through a crack in the floorboards of the room above by an accomplice. in spite of the obvious fraud of her physical effects, there is little reason to doubt that she was in communication with spiritual beings, or that she received her most significant writings from them while in a trance state. even as a sickly young child, blavatsky was strongly gifted with mediumistic abilities. she was a sleepwalker, and was given to fits of uncontrollable fury that caused her nurses to accuse her being possessed by devils. in order to drive them out, she would later say, she was "drenched with enough holy water to float a ship."88 her favorite playmate was a spirit that came in the form of a small hunchbacked boy. when others tol

came irritated by their lack of perception. as she grew into her teens, her mediumistic gifts flowered, and she performed such tricks as locating lost objects and predicting the date of death of visitors to the house. at seventeen, her governess told her that she was so headstrong, she would never find a man who would consent to marry her. in defiance, the teenager talked an elderly general named blavatsky into proposing, and she accepted. almost immediately she changed her mind, but she was compelled to go through with the ceremony. after three months of constant bickering, she fled her bewildered husband on horseback and never returned. her biographer, the theosophist a. p. sinnett, wrote "thus madame blavatsky abandoned her country at seventeen and passed ten long years in strange and o

he fled her bewildered husband on horseback and never returned. her biographer, the theosophist a. p. sinnett, wrote "thus madame blavatsky abandoned her country at seventeen and passed ten long years in strange and out-of-the-way places-in central asia, india, south america, africa, and eastern u r o p e" 88. kuhn, modern revival ofdncient wisdom, 45. 89. sinnett, incidents in the life of madame blavatsky, 39-40. there is undoubtedly much more myth in the unobserved portions of the life of blavatsky than fact. she had no intention of telling the truth about herself when a more exciting lie would add to the aura of mystery and romance that she deliberately cultivated. this hidden period in her life, the ten years after her first marriage in which she is supposed to have wandered among the

. the hardship of her vagabond life was undoubtedly mitigated by the regular sums of money sent to her from her father whenever she wrote and requested funds. even after she reconciled with her family, she continued to wander the world on various wild excursions, seeking to learn occult mysteries. there is little point in giving a full account of her adventures, the details of which as related by blavatsky are to be regarded with the most intense skepticism. but one incident has a bearing on astral travel, and is worth relating. in 1856, while passing through tibet in the company of a shaman, blavatsky had the shaman leave his body as he lay in trance in their tent, and carry by soul flight a message to a woman friend living in the principality of wallachia, in what is presently romania "m

sky are to be regarded with the most intense skepticism. but one incident has a bearing on astral travel, and is worth relating. in 1856, while passing through tibet in the company of a shaman, blavatsky had the shaman leave his body as he lay in trance in their tent, and carry by soul flight a message to a woman friend living in the principality of wallachia, in what is presently romania "madame blavatsky later verified the long distance phenomenon by receiving in writing, in response to an inquiry by mail, a letter from the rumanian friend stating that at the identical time of the shaman's concentration she had swooned, but dreamed she saw madame blavatsky in a tent in a wild country among menacing tribes, and that she had communicated with her. madame blavatsky states that the friend's

iting, in response to an inquiry by mail, a letter from the rumanian friend stating that at the identical time of the shaman's concentration she had swooned, but dreamed she saw madame blavatsky in a tent in a wild country among menacing tribes, and that she had communicated with her. madame blavatsky states that the friend's astral form was visible in the tent."g0 in 1870, while living in cairo, blavatsky decided to found the socie'te' spirite, for the investigation of spiritualism along the lines set forth in the books of allan kardec. this first effort to form an organized society ended poorly when two of blavatsky's mediums ran off with all her money "to wind up the comedy with a drama, i got nearly shot by a madman-a greek, who had been present at the only two public seances we held

r money "to wind up the comedy with a drama, i got nearly shot by a madman-a greek, who had been present at the only two public seances we held, and got possessed i suppose, by some vile spook."91 this effort, abortive though it was, shows the debt the early stirrings of theosophy owe to kardec and spiritism. 90. kuhn, 52. 91. sinnett, 125. chapter six: theosophy 81 while living in paris in 1873, blavatsky was directed by spiritual overseers to go to new york and meet with a man named henry steel olcott (1832-1907. she followed their directive, and was soon living with olcott in a seven-room apartment in new york that they referred to as the lamasery. their union appears to have been intellectual rather than sexual. an intense period of mediumship and writing culminated in the formation of

ctive, and was soon living with olcott in a seven-room apartment in new york that they referred to as the lamasery. their union appears to have been intellectual rather than sexual. an intense period of mediumship and writing culminated in the formation of the theosophical society. olcott was elected as chairman and became the organizational genius responsible for the rapid spread of the society. blavatsky's two greatest works, isis unveiled (1877) and the secret doctrine (1888, are bewildering in their scope and complexity. somehow, from their confusion, and from subsequent spirit messages received by blavatsky during seances, she and her closest followers were able to extract the essential ideas of theosophy. seven astral levels madame blavatsky claimed to receive her wisdom from a hiera

llowers were able to extract the essential ideas of theosophy. seven astral levels madame blavatsky claimed to receive her wisdom from a hierarchy of highly evolved human souls that were referred to collectively first as the brothers, and then later as the masters. when theosophy shifted its center from america to india, this title was changed to mahatmas, a word meaning "great souls."92 although blavatsky undoubtedly faked the physical letters supposedly received from these spirits by apports, the actual teachings of the mahatmas written on the letters may have been psychically received. theosophy involves numerous sevenfold divisions of humanity, the universe, and its spiritual creatures, most of which do not concern us. we are interested in those that pertain to the astral world and its


TYSON DONALD THE POWER OF THE WORD

with the meaning of tetragrammaton. the speculations of these and many other occult writers have been collected together for the first time in appendix b. it is fascinating to compare the words of levi with those of papus; of s.l. macgregor mathers, the leader of the golden dawn, with those of aleister crowley, his former student and the self-proclaimed great beast of the apocalypse; of helena p. blavatsky, the leader of the theosophists, with paul foster case, the founder of builders of the adytum; of p.d. ouspensky, the disillusioned former pupil of the mystic gurdjieff, with frater achad, a rebellious student of crowley. even in modern times, tetragrammaton continues to exert a powerful fascination over magicians working in the western tradition of ceremonial magic. contemporary kabbali

is evident that the world has in it the imprint of divine perfection. the fourth and last letter of 246 tetragrammaton this divine name (7)i s like the second, represents the number five, and here symbolizes the human and rational soul, which is the medium between heaven and earth, just as five is the centre of the decade, the symbolic expression of the totality of things (ibid, pp. 209-10) h. p. blavatsky the primordial point in a circle; the circle squaring itself from the four cardinal points becomes a quaternary, the perfect square, having at each of its four angles a letter of the mirific name, the sacred tetragram. it is the four buddhas who came and have passed away; the pythagorean tetractys-absorbed and resolved by the one eternal no-being (isis unveiled [i8771 [california: theoso

of knorr von rosenroth's kabbalah denudata (see the kabbalah unveiled [london: routledge& kegan paul, 19621, p. 31. mathers' book was first published in 1887, a year before the establishment of the 270 tetragrammaton isis-urania temple of the hermetic order of the golden dawn. in fact, it had circulated in manuscript a year before its publication-mathers had shown it with obvious pride to madame blavatsky, the founder of the theosophical society, in 1886. as is so often the case in magic, five centuries of magicians adhered to this order without ever questioning it. when i came to write the new magus around 1984, i decided to analyze the order of the banners using the simple expedient of substituting numbers for the letters. i made yod equal 1, the first he equal 2, vau equal 3, and the s


UNLEASHING THE BEAST

life. lxxviii in this negative view of left-hand tantra, however, crowley was by no means alone among occultists and religious leaders of the day. many leading indian religious figures, such as swami vivekananda (1863-1902- one of the first to bring hindu philosophy to the west- had a singular disdain for tantra, particular in its left-hand forms.lxxix even many western occultists such as madame blavatsky (1831-1891- who had a great admiration for indian philosophy and eventually re-located the theosophical society to south india- identified tantra with black magic of the most foul and depraved variety"[t]he tantras..are the embodiment of ceremonial black magic of the darkest dye.[t]hose kabbalists who dabble in the ceremonial magic described..by eliphas levi are as full blown tantrikas a

roduction to the confessions, xxv. lxxviii crowley, the temple of solomon the king, in equinox i (4 (london, 1910: 161. crowley's main texts on sex magic include: of the nature of the gods; liber agape the book of the unveiling of the sangraal de arte magica; and of the homunculus, many of which are included in francis king, ed, the secret rituals of the o.t.o (new york: samuel weiser, 1973. lxxx blavatsky, collected writings, ed. boris de zirkoff (madras: theosophical pub. house, 1950-73, v.11, p.29; cf. collected writings, givox sabbatum the witches sabbat 1 vox sabbatum the witches sabbat by michael ford illustration by elda isela ford with other medieval images vox sabbatum the witches sabbat 2 luciferian witchcraft and in the secret cave of my wisdom it is known that there is no god b


WEOR SAMAEL AUN ESOTERIC COURSE OF KABBLAH

ht. those students of occultism who think that they can acquire in depth self-realization without the arcanum a.z.f. are absolutely mistaken. the great secret sister master stated that those who want to know the mysteries of chiram (the fire) must search among the medieval alchemists. this great master was a true yogini disciple of kout humi, nevertheless, after she had been widowed (by the count blavatsky) she married the colonel olcott, in order to work with the arcanum of sexual magic. only thus, could she achieve in depth self-realization. en el centro de la septenaria estrella de la alkimia, aparece grabado el rostro de un venerable anciano seg n ilustraci n de viridarium chymicum. ese rostro tan venerable de la septenaria estrella simboliza el mercurio s fico (el ens seminis) escucha

e la luz. aquellos estudiantes de ocultismo que piensan realizarse a fondo sin el arcano a.z.f. est n absolutamente equivocados. la gran maestra hermana secreta, dice que los estudiantes que quieran conocer los misterios de chiram (el fuego) deben buscar a los alkimistas medievales. la gran maestra fue una verdadera yoguina disc pula de kout humi y sin embargo despu s de haber enviudado del conde blavatsky se cas con el coronel olscott, para trabajar con el arcano de la magia sexual. s lo as logr realizarse a fondo. 49 the great yogi-avatar sri lahiri lahasaya was called to the initiation by the immortal babaji when he already had a spouse. thus, this is how the yogi-avatar was self-realized. in hindustan, sexual magic is known by the sanskrit term urdhvareta9 and the yogis who practice it

s complicate and strengthen the sinful adam. the once innocent humanity from eden is now the terrible and perverse humanity of the atomic and hydrogen bombs. the innocent child (with the experiences of life) is converted into a sly, distrustful, malicious, avaricious [and] fearful person, that is the lunar consciousness. the devil is a devil and can never acquire perfection. the great master h.p. blavatsky stated: strengthen your soul against the stalking of the i, make her worthy to bear the name of diamond soul. solar conscience there exist changes in the consciousness and there exist changes of consciousness. every development of the consciousness originates changes within it. these changes in the consciousness are superficial and useless. what we need is a change of consciousness. when

la vida. las experiencias complican y robustecen al adam de pecado. la inocente humanidad del edem es ahora la terrible y perversa humanidad de la bomba at mica y de la bomba de hidr geno. el ni o inocente se convierte con las experiencias, en el anciano astuto, desconfiado, malicioso, avaro, miedoso, esa es la conciencia lunar. el diablo es diablo y no se perfecciona jam s. la gran maestra h. p. blavatsky, dijo "fortaleced tu alma contra las acechanzas del yo, hazla merecedora del nombre de "alma diamante. conciencia solar existen cambios en la conciencia y cambios de conciencia. todo desarrollo de la conciencia origina cambios en aquella. los cambios en la conciencia son superficiales e in tiles. necesitamos un cambio de conciencia. cuando disolvemos la conciencia lunar nace en nosotros


WESTERN MANDALAS OF TRANSFORMATION SR AL

philosophy. today there are many who incorporate color therapy as an adjunct to holistic healing. part two of this chapter reviews a more modern understanding of the electro-magnetic properties of color. for an in-depth study in color healing one can look at the works of j. dodson hessey, and e. d. babbit, as well as the more esoteric writers who examine this subject, e. g, rudolf steiner, madame blavatsky, and corine heline. i also recommend theo gimbel (1980) and brugh joy (1979) for more modern applications. we now know that the corona discharge (a fancy word used by scientists, who don't believe in auras) can be photographed through kirlian photography. these electrical emanations captured many times on film also show a definite lack or dominance of certain colors, depending on certain

s. dr. case gave the relationship of specific tones and colors with the planets and zodiacal signs in his book, the tarot, but did not explain how to use this information. like many occult teachings, it was thought that esoteric principles such as these were subject to abuse if they fell into the wrong hands. for this reason blinds have always been a part of many occult teachings; for example, in blavatsky's scheme, saturn, which is there connected to green, and venus, connected to indigo, should be reversed. because others published their findings on the correct relationships between colors, tones, and planets independently, dr. case later said that the essentials of this esoteric knowledge long kept secret are now public property; i have seen numerous charts over the years that seem to c

ependently, dr. case later said that the essentials of this esoteric knowledge long kept secret are now public property; i have seen numerous charts over the years that seem to coincide with remarkable similarity. archetypes on the tree of life (compton, 1991) gives the scales of the planetary chakras and the zodiacal signs that correspond to case's interpretation. he made numerous refinements to blavatsky's system, in essence correcting her blinds. later we will employ this scheme for the background of our tattwa constructions. in his article on agrippa (1949, karl nowotny says: preparing the tattwas from the doctrine that elements of the soul are mingled in arithmetic proportion (and) those of the body in geometrical (proportion. he concludes that it is numbers themselves.which term incl

tions, such as with indigo and violet, become possible when painted on the tattwa cards. the twenty talismanic cards on pages 168-187 are the combination of the twelve zodiacal signs and the eight planets we have covered thus far in our explorations. the student can photocopy these for use in making talismanic mandalas. we are also employing an alternative version of coloring the tattwas based on blavatsky's interpretation. with these we will have a full range of color that, when used together, create a proper balance for the harmonizing of the etheric body. this whole technique is simple, yet quite powerful, figure 14-a and can be done in about twenty minutes once all of the talismanic tattwas and other preparations have been made. first, color the tattwa cards in the correct colors. make

ty to make something concrete. it will be found in the designs of the earth signs. it also revitalizes the physical body in a particular way when meditated on properly. this color is connected to the production of a substance in the body that adepts secrete for longevity and about which the alchemists have long spoken. this is a very useful color for stimulating the development of this secretion. blavatsky gives yellow-orange for the square symbol, and therefore its complementary color is either violet or indigo. these three are the primaries and their complements. the moon symbolizes water and to it is attributed either white or shades of violet or blue. it signifies the emotional nature as well as the spark of revelation from the unconscious. its symbol is incorporated in the water signs

tion of the planetary chakras, based on color. i have found them to be much more powerful and effective than those that base their correspondences on an eastern tradition.for example, the rainbow chakra meditation. the rainbow, in the western tradition, is in the body, not the chakras, or interior planets, as can be plainly deduced by studying the tree (it is in her discussion of the tattwas that blavatsky says the prismatic or rainbow scale is "a false reflection, a true maya [1980, p. 398. the student should study the charts in figures a and b closely, concentrating on discovering their meaning, particularly the chart in figure 14-b. it is not a random arrangement of colors. keep in mind the principles discussed earlier about complementary colors, and the hermetic principle "as above, so

ufficient enough standard for musical pitch because it varied too much from place to place. sometimes old organs in europe differed from one another by several semitones. according to the pitch used then (prior to the standardization of international pitch, the note marked middle c on our scale gave forth the sound we now call c sharp. in other words, the pitch has risen over time. therefore when blavatsky says that green corresponds to f, it really means it corresponds to what we presently know as f sharp. likewise red used to correspond to b; now we call it c. so those who reprint charts that follow some of those given in the older theosophical tradition are off simply because of this change in the notes, not because the tones themselves are different. they simply need to be adjusted to


WILLIAM WESCOTT GOLDEN DAWN HISTORTY LECTURE

eau, companion of baron jean de chatelet who died about 1645 and of the widow lady afterwards symbolized by him as sophia (heavenly wisdom, fellow student and inspirer of john georg gichtel who died about 1700. the occultists of today cannot need to be reminded of the great hermetists and theosophists of recent times: of d. anna kingsford, who was indeed illuminated by the sun of light; of madame blavatsky, leader of the t.s. no occult student, however wide apart his own favored path of wisdom, could fail to recognize in her a master mind in a woman's frame. i cannot fail to express the lament which followed the passing of d. william robert woodman, for many years known as the supreme magus of the society ros. in anglia which is exoteric in its outer grades but whose concerns are regulated


WILLIAM WESCOTT NUMBERS THEIR OCCULT POWER AND MYSTIC VIRTUES

hmeticae, 1801; legendre, theorie des nombres, 1830; w. g. o. smith, reports on the theory of numbers, in the transactions of the british association, 1859; james ozanam, mathematical recreations, 1710, translated by hutton in 1814; snart, the power of numbers; and barlow s investigations of the theory of numbers. for further information on hindu philosophy, see the theosophical glossary of h. p. blavatsky, the works of tukaram tatya, and modern translations of the vedas, puranas and upanishads, also rama prasad s nature s finer forces. lamaism in tibet, 1895, by dr. laurence austine waddell, is a very learned work; it contains a vast store of information on the numerical occult lore of the lamas and buddhists. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott upon

in a way, which to most moderns must seem curious and mystical in the highest degree. the numerals of pythagoras, says porphyry, who lived about 300 a.d, were hieroglyphic symbols, by means whereof he explained all ideas concerning the nature of things, and the same method of explaining the secrets of nature is once again being insisted upon in the new revelation of the secret doctrine, by h. p. blavatsky. numbers are a key to the ancient views of cosmogony in its broad sense, spiritually as well as physically considered and to the evolution of the present human race; all systems of religious mysticism are based upon numerals. the sacredness of numbers begins with the great first cause, numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott the one, and ends only with

ve the addition of an h or 5, the essentially female letter, to the name of abraham, and a conversion of a yod into he, y into h, in the case of sarah; and then their sterility is destroyed. some learned men consider abraham to be a conversion of brahma, the hindu deity. the name splits up curiously. ab is father, br is son, am is like om or aum, a deific name of power. rm meant, he is lifted up. blavatsky remarks that abraham and saturn were identical in astro-symbology. the father of the pharisees was jehovah, and they were of the seed of abraham. the number of abrm is 1, 2, 200, 40 or 243, the number of the man figure, seir anpin, representing microprosopus. read pistorius, ars cabalistica, for the effect of adding h 5 to men s names, see page 969. also inman, numbers--th eir occu lt po

night watches. the mediaeval occultists divided the days into planetary hours, the scheme of alternation occupied a week, 7 days x 24 hours=168 hours, so 168 hours are divisible among the seven planets, each day beginning with its own different one; see harleian mss. 6483, the herbal, culpepper, 1814. there is also another scheme in which the planets are related to a six-hour period by ragon and blavatsky. 47. among the brahmins there were three great vedas; three margas or ways of salvation; three gunas, the sattva, quiescence; rajas, desire; and tamas, decay. three lokas, swarga, bhumi and patala; heaven, earth and hell. three jewels of wisdom, the tri-ratnas; buddha, dharma and sanga. the three fires being the three aspects of the human soul, atma, buddhi and manas. there were three pr

pments of the chabrat zereh aur bokher, and as described in the oldest sanskrit occult science of the upanishads--smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing--and 6th, mental preception, with 7th, spiritual understanding. the two latter were not dwarfed and materialized into noticeable organs in this fifth race of beings, to which man now belongs. for a fuller explanation see the secret doctrine of h. p. blavatsky. the archaic scheme recognized seven states of matter; homogenous, aeriform, nebulous or curdlike, atomic, germinal fiery elemental, fourfold vapory, and lastly that which is cold and dependent on a vivifying sun for light and heat. our earth, symbolized by malkuth of the kabalah, is the 7th of a series, and is on the fourth plane; it is generated by yesod, the foundation the sixth world

he bijou notes and queries, vol. xiv, p. 235, says that the 7 days of the week have all been used as sacred days. sunday by christians; monday by the greeks. tuesday by the persians. wednesday by the assyrians. thursday by the egyptians. friday by the turks. saturday by the jews. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott the number 7 was curiously related to h. p. blavatsky and the theosophical society. lucifer was first published in 1887, and 1887 is the sum of 17 hundred, 17 tens and 17 units. h. p. b. lived at 17 lansdowne road, and 17 avenue road. lucifer was published at 7 duke street. 7 volumes were completed at her death. colonel olcott first met her at 7 beckman street and later at 71 broadway, new york. anna kingsford was elected president first of

n society. they are zelator, theoricus, practicus, philosophus; minor, major and exempt adept; master, magus and king. some magi are known, but only magi know of a rex. rosicrucian private rituals give the correct names and kabalistic spelling of the ten heavens of the world of assiah, which is the material universe. numbers--th eir occu lt power an d mys tic vir tu es by w. wyn n wes tcott h. p. blavatsky declared that a scheme of the zodiac of 10 signs preceded that of 12 signs, but i have been unable to verify the statement, by any ancient work. hebrew and talmudic references are as follows -10 men were necessary to form a legally convened meeting at the synagogue. in london, as much as 1000 (british pounds) a year has been spent in providing spare men for this duty. ten curses were pro

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