UNIVERSAL THEOSOPHY MAGAZINE

Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Imagination and Fantasy

“Unless the imagination is purified by being withdrawn from ‘self-satisfying
fantasy’, and reaches beyond itself, it will be impossible to light up the pristine ray
of true vision.” — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Castles in the Air

Castles in the Air

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Sin Against Life

Sin Against Life

Sin Against Life Lucifer, November, 1887 A newspaper paragraph lately declared that a certain American lady of great wealth, residing in London, had conceived the strange desire to possess a cloak made of the soft warm down on the breasts of birds of Paradise. Five hundred breasts, it was said, were required for this purpose, […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Buddhism

The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Buddhism

The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Buddhism Theosophist, February, 1884 The only fault I have to find with Mr. Sinnett’s book is that he too often says that: “this knowledge is now being given out for the first time.” He does not do this because he wants glory for himself, but because he makes a mistake. Nearly […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Meditation Upon AUM

Meditation Upon AUM

O Satyakama, AUM is the Supreme Brahman and the conditioned Brahman. By meditating upon It the wise man may attain either the one or the other. If he meditates upon one letter (matra) alone and is enlightened thereby, then after death he will quickly be reborn on this earth. The Rik verses lead him to […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

The Zero Principle  Part 3

The Zero Principle Part 3

The Zero Principle Part 3     This teaching of Buddha is accessible to all human beings. It is always possible for anyone to slow down, to cut down, to moderate. But in doing so one must avoid any tendencies to become passive, escapist or vague. To fall into these traps is not to follow […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

The Eye of Self-Existence

The Eye of Self-Existence

The Eye of Self-Existence Part 1     The Secret Doctrine establishes three fundamental propositions: An omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible, since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. It is beyond the range and reach of thought – […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

Knowledge and Negligence  Part 3

Knowledge and Negligence Part 3

Knowledge and Negligence Part 3 To grasp the rudiments of the Philosophy of Perfectibility and to learn the axioms of the Science of Spirituality, one must deepen the sense of the sacred through some daily exemplification of the Religion of Responsibility. Shankara taught that negligence, the inversion of responsibility, is death. Negligence in breathing results […] Read more

Society of the Future

Gandhi on Theosophy and Global Civilization of Tomorrow

Gandhi on Theosophy and Global Civilization of Tomorrow

Invocation “Common be your prayer; Common be your goal; Common be your purpose; Common be your deliberation. Common be your wishes, Your hearts in concord, Your intentions in concord, Perfect be the union amongst you.”   Rig Veda1 Dedication             Let me begin this evening by honoring the ancient and noble practice of saluting those […] Read more

 

Stories

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

One day, the queen and her friends were walking in the palace gardens. It was a hot summer day, so they decided to get some respite from the heat by swimming in the royal pool. Before going in the pool, the queen took off her pearl necklace and gave it to her maidservant for safekeeping. […] Read more

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