(The) Late Mrs. Anna Kingsford, M.D. – Obtuary

THE LATE MRS. ANNA KINGSFORD, M.D. — OBTUARY “We have this month to record with the deepest regret the passing away from this physical world of one who, more than any other, has been instrumental in demonstrating to her fellow-creatures the great fact of the conscious existence – hence of the immortality – of the… Read more

Love, Wisdom and Bliss Are Names of the Different Aspects of the Same State of Consciousness: of Perception of the Whole, of Unity

“Love, Wisdom and Bliss are names of the different aspects of the same state of Consciousness in which the individual is aware of the Whole. The perception of the Whole in which everything is seen in its proper perspective and true nature is Wisdom. The attitude towards the Whole and its different parts which results… Read more

(It Is) Necessary  a Greater, Wiser, and More Benevolent Intermingling of the High and Low of Society: Without the Soothing Influence of a Brotherhood, and the Practical Application of the Buddha’s Esoteric Doctrines the World Will Not Avoid Hitherto Unheard-of Disasters, Cruelty and Enormities

“To achieve the proposed object, a greater, wiser, and specially a more benevolent intermingling of the high and low, of the Alpha and the Omega of society, was determined upon. The white race must be the first to stretch out the hand of fellowship to the dark nations, to call the poor and despised “nigger”… Read more

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)

Only by Comparing the Great Religions and Philosophers that Men Can Hope to Arrive at the Truth

           “It is only by studying the various great religions and philosophers of humanity, by comparing them dispassionately and with an unbiassed mind, that men can hope to arrive at the truth. It is especially by finding out and noting their various points of agreement that we may achieve this result. For the sooner do… Read more

Only Object to Be Striven For: the Spread of Truth Suited to the Various Stages of His Development and of the Country He Inhabits and Belongs to

“The only object to be striven for is the amelioration of the condition of MAN by the spread of truth suited to the various stages of his development and of the country he inhabits and belongs to. TRUTH has no ear-mark and does not suffer from the name under which it is promulgated — if… Read more

Only the Laws of Karma and Reincarnation and a Belief in the Spiritual Unity May Reverse the Drift Towards Materialism

“Student – Are there any causes, (…) which may operate to reverse the present drift towards materialism? Sage – The spread of the knowledge of the laws of Karma and Reincarnation and a belief in the absolute spiritual unity of all beings will alone prevent this drift.” (Blavatsky, Helena. Collected Writings, vol. IX, p. 103)

Participatory Democracy (or the Democracy of the Future), in the Vision of Professor C.B. Macpherson

“Let me turn finally to the question of how a participatory democracy might be run if we did achieve the prerequisites. How participatory could it be, given that at any level beyond the neighbourhood it would have to be an indirect or representative system rather than face-do-face direct democracy? If one looks at the question… Read more

Phenomena of Intellectuality, Philosophy and Logic

“It is not physical phenomena that will ever bring conviction to the hearts of the unbelievers in the “Brotherhood” but rather phenomena of intellectuality, philosophy and logic, if I may so express it.” (K.H., The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, letter n. 35)

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