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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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The psychic powers, as they come, must also be used, for they reveal laws.

This last word is certainly misleading, translated as it stands from the compound word Gupta- Vidya, ” Secret Knowledge. A case almost exactly like this one, except that the patient was a lady, came under our notice in America; the same advice as the above was given and followed, and the obsessing “devil” was driven out and has been kept out ever since.

When they prcatical arise, it is because he is ignorant about something. Man’s liberation is in no way related to his acts.

This can happen only toward the end of the cycle of instruction. And then the details of daily life, the command not to touch even the hand of one’s nearest and dearest. Before you sleep, pray as you did in the morning. In the West men think that their own likes and dislikes of other men and things are guiding principles for them to act upon, even when they do not make of them the law of their lives and seek to impose them upon others.

The opportunity therefore is offered to everyone of advancing from height to height of being, and of thus working with nature in the accomplish 1 ment of the evident purpose of life. Some of the Sanskrit terms may help us.

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Or reflect upon the defects of your character: How contrary to Western notions of affection and good feeling! Lists with This Book. Such letters go far to prove and occultiism two logical con- clusions. The five sacred colours gather- ed in a circle must be there among other things. And this could only lead him to fail in one or the other, or perhaps in both his duties.

Otherwise the words of Wisdom and of the good Law shall scatter and be picked up by the winds. Explain this to Mr. It is not only useful, but it has now become necessary to disabuse most of them, and before it is too late. When the soil is naturally good, it is cultivated in the right way, and the child grows into a man in whom the habit of subordination of one’s lower to one’s higher Self is strong and powerful.


The difference between White and Black Magic is very difficult to realize fully, as both have to be judged by their motive, upon which their ultimate, though not immediate, effects depend, even though these may not come for years. Around the insensible form of such a sleeper the immortal spirit sheds a power divine that protects it from evil approaches, as though it were a crystal wall.

And this you can do by spending a certain fixed hour or hours each day all alone in self-contemplation, writing, reading, the purification of your motives, the study and correction of your faults, the planning of your work in the external life.

Practical Occultism

There is no danger that dauntless courage cannot conquer; there is no trial that spotless purity cannot pass through; there is no difficulty that strong intellect cannot surmount. Before the disciple shall be per- mitted to study ” face to face,” he has to acquire preliminary understanding in a select company of other lay upasaka disciplesthe number of whom must be odd.

We should therefore not attempt to destroy the low without putting something in its place, but we should displace the low by the high ; vice by virtue, and super- stition by knowledge. I therefore stand aghast now at reading: Determined will is the beginning of all magical operations For he who hopes to solve in time the great problems of the Macrocosmal World and conquer face to face the Dweller, taking thus by violence the threshold on which lie buried nature’s most mysterious secrets, must Try, first, the energy of his Will power, the indomitable resolution to succeed, and bringing out to the light all the practlcal mental faculties of his Atma and highest intelligence, get at the problems of Man’s Nature and solve first the mysteries occultsm his heart.

Faith in the figure is transformed into intense will, and the latter into energy; and energy from whatsoever feeling or cause it may proceed, is sure to rebound somewhere and strike the place with more or less force; and naturally enough that place will be the locality upon which the attention of the operator is at that moment concentrated; and blavatsk – the cure attributed by the self-ignorant mesmeriser to the PENTAGRAM.

This truth may be said in a few words: Manu marked it as to-read Sep 13, The human vital force is the most potent of all known agencies, and health of body or mind is only possible when there is a perfect magnetic equilibrium in one’s system. Self-conquest is the first step on the ladder of Brahmavidya leading to Nirvana or Mukti.


Our material mode of life is a consequence- of the material con- stitution of our bodies. It the heart must be full of the feeling of its non-separateness from the rest of beings as from all in Nature; otherwise no success can follow. In the last case, of course, ten to one the student would blossom into a very decent kind of sorcerer, and tumble down headlong into black magic.

The place must be free from any practucal influences hanging about in the air. The synthetic process is one, for it deals only with eternal verities, the Abstract Truth, the noumenal. Pure or even inoffensive human spirits fear nothing, for having rid themselves of terrestrial matter, terrestrial compounds can affect them in no wise; such spirits are like a breath. Siddhis or the Arhat powers are only for those who are able to ” lead the life, to pratcical with the terrible sacrifices required for such a training, and to comply with them to the very letter.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Occultism teaches its votaries what sort of training will bring on [the right] development.

Duties should simply be done because commanded by God, who may at any time command their abandon- ment. Indeed there is, we answer.

It is thus the mind alone — the sole link and medium between the man of earth and the Higher Self — that is the only sufferer, and which is in incessant danger of being dragged down by those passions that may be reawakened at any moment, and perish in the abyss of matter. First, drive away persis- tently every bad thought ; secondly, preserve an even mind under all condi- tions, never be agitated or irritated at anything.

Letters from the Masters of Wisdom, second series, letter 24, p. He has either to ascend laboriously, step by step, often through numerous incarnations and no Devachanic breakthe golden ladder leading to Mahatmaship the Arhat or Bodhisattva conditionor — he will let himself slide down the ladder at the first false step, and roll down into Dugpaship.