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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Judge, the Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya and others. Nay, even the students of the same school have not necessarily a uniformity of training. The modern Occultists say that, when not directly due to cerebral actions whose normal functions are certainly impeded by such an artificial mode of deep concentration – these lights are glimpses of the Astral Light, or, to use a more scientific expression – of the “Universal Ether” firmly believed in by more than one man of science, as proved by Mr.
Refresh and try again. Never forget that your spiritual progress goes on quite often to yourself unknown. And so man is continually peopling his current in space with impulses, and passions, a current which reacts upon any sensitive or and nervous organization which comes in contact with it in proportion to its dynamic intensity.
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.
We are in the Kali Yuga and its fatal influence is a thousandfold more powerful in the West than it is in the East ; hence the easy preys made by the Powers of the Age of Darkness in this cyclic struggle, and the many delusions under which the world is now labouring.
But the idea of the unclean acts with which some of these organs are connected, does not militate against the fact that each such organ has been evolved and developed to perform six functions on six distinct planes of action, besides its seventh, the lowest and purely terrestrial function on the physical plane. It becomes necessary, therefore, to state once for all: I cannot believe he is willfully misrepresenting facts, but will fain attribute his present forgetfulness to mental aberration, caused by nervous exhaustion brought on by his futile struggle to get over the horrors of black magic and rise up to the spiritual glories of an Adept.
But untill they are fixed only on that state wherein there is neither reward nor punishment, good nor evil, it is in vain that he endeavours. Thought has a self-reproduc- tive pow r er, and when the mind is held steadily to one idea it becomes coloured by it, and, as we may say, all the cor- relates of that thought arise within the mind.
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It is then only that each receives his due of information, according to the use he has made of his knowledge. Collectively they must form a key-board answering in all its parts to thy lightest touch the touch of the Master. There are those whose reasoning powers have been so distorted by foreign influences occltism they imagine that animal passions can be so sublimated and elevated that their fury, force, and fire can, so to speak, be turned inwards ; that they can be stored and shut up in one’s prachical, until their energy is, not ex- panded, but turned toward higher and more holy purposes: No one is expected to carry a burden beyond his strength and powers.
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The co-disciples must be tuned by the guru as the strings of a lute vinaeach blavatdky from the others, yet each emitting sounds in harmony with all. Manual for the occult. We are as we practocal ourselves. For while the idea that the presence of the dead brings pollution to the living is no better than a superstition, unworthy of the enlightened age we live in, the real cause of the religious prohibition to handle too closely the dead and to bury them without first subjecting the bodies to the disinfectant process of either fire, vultures or aqua fortis the latter the prevailing method of the Parsees in days of old was as beneficent in its results as it was wise, since it was the best and most necessary sanitary precaution against epidemics.
Let him not take a blavqtsky upon himself too heavy for him to carry. It would be a ceaseless, a maddening struggle for almost any married man, who would pursue true practical Occultism, instead of its theoretical philosophy.
Then earnestly pray that all mankind may be spiritually regenerated, that those who occyltism struggling on the path of truth may be encouraged by your prayers and work more earnestly and successfully, and blavstsky you may be strengthened and not yield to the seductions of the senses.
Practical Occultism by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. He is driven out into the wild and desolate spaces of life by an ever-gnawing unrest he cannot quell.
Can it be so? These groups ought to be of uneven numbers in order to have more power; a group, however little cohesion it may possess, forming a single united body, wherein the senses and perceptions of the single units complement and mutually help each other, one member supplying to another the quality in which he is wanting – such a group will always end by becoming a perfect and invincible body.
He must either set himself up as the God to whom he sacrifices, or the other real God — Ishvara ; and all his acts and aspira- tions are done either for himself or for the All. Hence the first and chief necessity of chelaship is a spirit of absolute unselfishness and devotion to Truth; then follow self-knowledge and self-mastery. This can happen only toward the end of the cycle of instruction.
But it is only the trained eye of the proficient in Eastern Occultism, that can fix the flitting shadows and give them a shape and a name.
The sacrifice or surrender of the heart of man and its emotions is the first of the rules ; it involves ” the attaining of an equilibrium which cannot be shaken by personal emotion. If it is driven away, another elemental influ- ence will take its place. He must pluck and eat; practicla must choose.
Which of them is ready to become a Buddhist, a Nastika 3 as they call us? All the paraphernalia of ceremonial magic – perfumes, vestments, inscribed hieroglyphics practicla mummeries, are good but for the beginner; the neophyte whose powers have to be developed, his mental attitude during the operations defined, and his WILL educated by concentrating on such symbols.
Strange aberration of the human mind. For if he performs great deeds of valour, or of benefit to man, or acquires knowledge so as to assist man, and is moved to that merely because he thus thinks he will attain salvation, he is blavatsjy acting for his own benefit, and is therefore sacrificing to himself.
The ancients, unlike ourselves, could “try” the spirits and discern the difference between the good occultis the evil ones, the human and the elemental.
No more can the Dhyan Chohans impede the work of the Mamo Chohans, for their Law is darkness, ignorance, destruction etc. In so far as acts promote the realisation of our utter inability to emancipate ourselves from pracctical existence, they are of use ; after this stage is realised acts become obstacles rather than helps. Do they still hope to turn thereby the muddy stream of the animal sewer into the crystalline waters of life?
They have got rid of the feeling of the lower personality, para- lysed thereby the ” astral ” animal, and the golden, but narrow gate is thrown open before them. It was but tot test the moral strength and daring of the candidate that the terrible trials of initiation into ancient mysteries were invented by the hierophants; and hence the neophyte who had proved fearless in water, fire, air and in the terrors of Cimmerian darkness, was recognized as having become the master of the Undines, the Salamanders, Sylphs and Gnomes.
And as the maintenance of one’s own health is a prime duty, they should never attempt healing unless they have a surplus of vitality to spare, over and above what may be needed to ppractical themselves through their round of duties and keep their systems well up to tone. This is but natural, we shall be told. These 12 extracts are taken from among some 73 rules, to enumerate which would be useless as they would be meaningless in Europe.