No Wisdom But in Submission to the Gods

“There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished.” (Sophocles. Antigone)

Why the “Anna Kingsford Site” Was Created? (Longer Version)

Why the “Anna Kingsford Site” Was Created? (Longer Version) Arnaldo Sisson Filho (MSc) Arnaldo Sisson Filho is Economist and has a Master degree in Political Science (UFRGS). He is the creator of the “Anna Kingsford Site”, where are all the works by Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland. Sisson translated and revised the translation into Portuguese… Read more

Why the “Anna Kingsford Site” Was Created? (Abridged Version).

Why the “Anna Kingsford Site” Was Created? (Abridged Version). Arnaldo Sisson Filho (MSc) Arnaldo Sisson Filho is Economist and has a Master degree in Political Science (UFRGS). He is the creator of the “Anna Kingsford Site”, where are all the works by Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland. Sisson translated and revised the translation into Portuguese… Read more

Philip Converse and the Decisive Role of the Elites

“The broad contours of elite decisions over time can depend in a vital way upon currents in what is loosely called “the history of ideas.” These decisions in turn have effects upon the mass of more common citizens. But, of any direct participation in this history of ideas and the behavior it shapes, the mass… Read more

(A) Society for the Propagation of the Idea of Brotherhood on Practical Instead of Theoretical Lines

“The members of the Theosophical Society at large are free to profess whatever religion or philosophy they like, or none if they so prefer, provided they are in sympathy with, and ready to carry out one or more of the three Objects of the Association. The Society is a philanthropic and scientific body for the… Read more

(A) Society of All Faiths, of Theists ans Atheists, Christians and Gentiles

“Our fundamental object is Universal Brotherhood (…) a Brotherhood of all faiths and denominations, composed by Theists and Atheists, Christians and Gentiles throughout the world, might without anyone surrendering his particular opinion be united into one strong Society or Fraternity (…)” (Helena Blavatsky, Collected Writings, Vol. IV, p. 470)

(To) Labour is to Pray

“The command always is –“To labour is to pray”; “To ask is to receive”; “To knock is to have the door open.” “I have often said,” says my genius, “Think for yourself. When you think inwardly, pray intensely, and imagine centrally, then you converse with God”.” (Anna Kingsford. Clothed With the Sun, p. 37)

Above All Things Teach the Doctrine of the Spiritual Grades or Levels, Which Have No Relation to the Outward Condition of Life

“Above all things teach the doctrine of the Spiritual Grades or Levels. The Christians made a serious mistake in requiring the same rule of all persons. Castes are as ladders whereby to ascend from the lower to the higher. They are properly spiritual grades, and have no relation to the outward condition of life. Like… Read more

All Can Be Wise in the Local Questions, But that Does Not Happen in the Case of National and International Questions

“A peasant may be wise in the concerns of his village, but his opinion on complex international situations is not likely to be illuminative. He should have a voice on the one, not on the other.” (Annie Besant. The Ideals of Theosophy, p. 25)

All Subjects Are Connected to Metaphysics and Ethics (which Transcend the World of Ordinary Science): If They Are Not True, They Inevitably Lead to Disaster

          “All subjects, no matter how specialized, are connected with a centre; they are like rays emanating from a sun. The centre is constituted by our most basic convictions, by those ideas which really have the power to move us. In other words, the centre consists of metaphysics and ethics, of ideas that — whether… Read more