Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. On practical Occultism, as defined by Blavatsky, supported by quotes and articles by her theosophical contemporaries, like Damodar, W.Q. Judge and Subba. Quotes from Classic Theosophical writers like H.P. Blavatsky, W.Q. Judge, the Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya and others. Practical Occultism. Col. Wr. XIII, p.
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Esoteric Studies Guide: Practical Occultism
Enough has been said to show that sorcery is any kind of evil influence exercised upon other persons, who suffer, or make other persons suffer, in consequence.
What is mis-called ” friendly rivalry ” is assiduously culti- vated, and the same spirit is fostered and strengthened in every detail of life. Let those who complain that they have learned little in the Theosophical Society lay to heart the words written in an article in the Path for last February: Their representations of the powers it confers upon man, and of the means to be used to acquire them, are as varied as they are fanciful.
Like the pure blue sky closely shrouded by thick vapours on a misty day – is the Astral Light concealed from our physical senses, during the hours of our normal, daily life.
Accustom yourself to the thought that no one beside yourself can assist you, and wean away your affections from all things gradually. The ancients said that nature suffers no vacuum. Let them know at once and remember always, that true Occult- ism or Theosophy is the ” Great Re- nunciation of SELF,” unconditionally and absolutely, in thought as in action.
Live in the eternal. Egotistical too, people would say, to blavafsky from giving pleasure to others for the sake of one’s own development. But this is Black Magic — Sorcery. Personal ambition, personal feelings and desires, are not encouraged to grow so rampant there. Many are the occult secrets ferreted out by her and wrung from the old magic, and yet it will not give it credit even for that which has been proved to have been known by the ancient esoteric scientists or “Adepts.
It is then only that each receives his due of infor- mation, according occulhism the use he has made of his knowledge. Avidya in every shape is to be got rid of Therefore have we no terms in the English tongue to define and shade the difference between such abnormal powers, or the sciences that lead to the acquisitions of them, with the nicety possible in the Eastern languages — pre-eminently the Sanskrit. Occultism is not magic.
The individuality has approached the state of responsibility by reason of growth; it cannot recede from it. Metka Knap rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Had this been possible, an angel might long ago have visited the earth, uttered heavenly truths, and, by mani- festing the faculties of a spiritual nature, proved a hundred facts to the consciousness of man of which he is ignorant.
All my aspirations are for good etc. It is useless to attempt to resist a passion which we cannot con- trol. It dates from the earliest days of Christianity, and has its basis in the law just stated, of which it was a symbol and an expression. And where, on what neutral ground, can they be imprisoned so as not to affect man? Jennifer marked it as to-read Jun 06, We must not sit idle and make no attempt to advance because we do not feel our- selves pure.
To top – More practical occultism. It should never be forgotten that Occultism is concerned with the inner man, who must be strengthened and freed from the dominion of the physical body and its surroundings, which must become his servants. Mahatma Letters to A.
In its turn the former the personal or human soul is a compound, in its highest form, of spiritual aspirations, volitions, and divine love; and in its lower aspect, of animal desires and terrestrial passions imparted to it by its associations with its vehicle, the seat of all these. These 12 extracts are taken from among some 73 rules, to occultiam which would be useless as they would be meaningless in Europe. All Western, and especially English, education is instinct with the principle of emulation and strife; each boy is urged to learn more quickly, to outstrip his companions, and to surpass them in every possible way.
Occultism is not the acquirement of powers, whether psychic or intellectual, though both are its servants. Forget yourself in working for others. Thus, the “Linga-Sarira” is “dissolved with the external body at the death of the latter.
Full text of “Blavatsky Practical Occultism”
The real Dgyu and the unreal Dgyu-mi. No fires of earthly origin can fan into a flame any of their senses occulrism desires; no human voice can find response in their souls, except the great cry of Humanity. But untill they are fixed only on that state wherein there is neither reward nor punishment, good nor evil, pgactical is in vain that he endeavours. What mother would not sacri- fice without a moment’s hesitation hundreds and thousands of lives for that of the child of her heart?
Some of the Sanskrit terms may help us.