M – N
greater body of manifestation in which we (the microcosm) live.
Lord of Civilisation. Head of the third great department of the Hierarchy.
Embodiment of the 3rd ray or 3rd aspect of Deity - Active Intelligence, which
gives birth to the 4 rays of attribute.
A great cycle of manifestation for a solar system. A "manvantara" is
a lesser cycle within this greater cycle, but still of vast duration by human standards
- 308,448,000 years.
Buddha Forthcoming Buddha of Compassion. The Christ.
mind, the mental faculty, that which distinguishes the human from mere animal.
The individualising principle; that which enables the individual to know that
he or she exists, feels and knows. Divided into two parts - higher mind/lower
mystical diagram in which are drawn symbols representing aspects of Deity, and
used to invoke that energy.
form of words or syllables rhythmically arranged, so that when sounded, certain
vibrations are generated. "The word made flesh."
representative name of the great Being who is the Ruler or primal progenitor of
the human race. "Manu" and "Manas" come from the sanskrit
root "man" - "to think".
Period of activity as opposed to a period of rest. Frequently used to express a
period of planetary activity and its seven races.
on the physical plane; that which the whole planet is enmeshed. The result of
manifestation; an aspect of time; the world of physical forces in which we
dwell; related to the form-building activity of the planetary Logos Himself.
Ancient esoteric tradition whereby an attempt is made to align with the forces
of Deity, through ritual, allegory and symbol, and thereby anchor those forces
upon the physical plane. The "Builders" of Masonry are an allegory
for the building, by the soul, of the causal body. Some more modern orders
who has taken the fifth Planetary initiation and the first Sirian or Cosmic
initiation; a Master of the Wisdom is One Who has effected the transfer or
polarisation from the three atoms of the personal life - as included in the
causal body - into the three atoms of the Spiritual Triad. He is consciously
spirit-intuition-abstract mind or Atma-Buddhi-manas, and this is not
potentially but in full effective power, realized through experience; One Who
knows the meaning of consciousness, Life and of Spirit (see Adept).
Mayavi Rupa Sanskrit
"illusory form". Body of manifestation created by a Master through an
act of will, for use in the three worlds.
The means by which the higher consciousness is contacted; the result of an
inward-turning tendency, of the capacity to abstract the consciousness from
form and substance and to center within itself; the mind's power to hold itself
steady in the light; a technique of the mind which eventually produces correct,
unimpeded relationship, another name for alignment; the establishment of a
direct channel between one source, the Monad, and its expression. (see
little universe, or a human manifesting through its body, the physical body.
mental faculty that attracts, repels, coordinates and produces cohesion. (see
immortal essence of ourselves which uses the soul to incarnate through, just as
the soul incarnates through our personality. The One. The threefold spirit on
its own plane. The unified triad of atma, buddhi and manas - Spiritual Will,
intuition, and Higher Mind - or the immortal part of the unit which
reincarnates in the lower kingdoms and gradually progresses through them to the
final goal; dynamic will or purpose remaining unrevealed until after the third
initiation; Life, the sustaining force; a Lord of persevering and ceaseless
devotion to the pursuit of a seen and determined objective; Human Monads in
their seven types are found on the plane of spirit as it is the plane of
duality. The deva Monads are also found there.
consciousness The great universal Oneness: Life, the sustaining force - the
unified triad of Spiritual Will, intuition, and Higher Mind. Monadic
consciousness embodies divine life - purpose and intent, and uses the soul in
order to demonstrate through that soul the inherent purpose of deity. Building
of the bridge between lower and higher mind is the first step towards achieving
monadic consciousness, and thus the first step towards the Way of the Higher
Mother of the
World Great "deva lord" who embodies the substance of all planes of
perception. She is responsible for the Law of Karma working out through her
many deva "agents".
channel for the conveying of prana in the etheric vehicle.
New Group of
World Servers On the physical plane, without any exoteric organization,
ceremonials, or outer form, there is integrating - silently, steadily and
powerfully - a group of men and women who will supersede eventually the
previous hierarchical effort. They are of all races; they speak all languages;
they embrace all religions, all sciences and all philosophies. Their
characteristics are synthesis, inclusiveness, intellectuality and fine mental
development. They own to no creed, save the creed of Brotherhood, based on the
The perfected beings who renounce nirvana (the highest state of spiritual
bliss) and choose a life of self sacrifice, becoming members of that invisible
host which ever protects humanity within karmic limits.
Nirvana The Way
into new fields of spiritual experience and of divine development -
incomprehensible as of yet, even to the initiate of the third degree; this Way
is revealed only when the antahkarana is built and completed and the disciple
becomes focussed in the Triad as consciously as he / she is now focussed in the
threefold lower nature; the culmination of all knowledge and absolute wisdom.
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Tekels Park is a 50 acre woodland park in Camberley,
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Concerns are being raised about the fate of the deer
and other wildlife and there has been no comment on this issue from Tekels Park
Estate Limited, who manage the Park on behalf of the Adyar based Theosophical
Society in England.
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The Formation of a Solar System The Evolution of Life
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The Purpose of Life The Planetary Chains
The Result of Theosophical Study
Quotes from the Writings of
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
That which is to be shunned is pain not yet come. The
past cannot be changed or amended; that which belongs to the experience of the
present cannot and should not be
shunned; but alike to be shunned are disturbing anticipations or fears of the future, and every act or impulse that may
cause present or future pain to ourselves or others.
Practical Occultism, Page 87
Perfection, to be fully such, must be born out of imperfection,
the incorruptible must grow out of the corruptible, having the latter as its
vehicle and basis and contrast
The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 100
It is only by the attractive force of the contrasts
that the two opposites — Spirit and Matter — can be cemented together on
Earth, and, smelted in the fire of self-conscious experience and suffering, find
themselves wedded in Eternity.
The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 108
Strength to step forward is the primary need of him who
has chosen his path. Where is this to be found? Looking round, it is not hard
to see where other men find their strength. Its source is profound conviction.
Practical Occultism, Page 67
It is the motive, and the motive alone, which makes any
exercise of power become black, malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is
impossible to employ spiritual forces if there is the slightest tinge of
selfishness remaining in the operator .... The powers and forces of animal
nature can equally be used by the selfish and revengeful, as by the unselfish
and the all-forgiving; the powers and forces of spirit lend themselves only to
the perfectly pure in heart — and this is Divine Magic.
Practical Occultism, Page 7
Finite reason agrees with science,
and says: “There is no God”. But, on the other hand, our Ego, that which lives
and thinks and feels independently of us in our mortal casket, does more than
believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for the sole and
invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in Him. No dogmatic faith or
exact science is able to uproot that intuitional feeling inherent in man, when
he has once fully realised it in himself.
Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 36
It may be a pleasant dream to attempt
to conceive of the beauties of the spirit world; but the time can be spent more
profitably in a study of the spirit itself, and it is not necessary that the
subject for study should be in the spirit world.
Modern Panarion Page 70
Physical existence is subservient to
the spiritual, and all physical improvement and progress are only the
auxiliaries of spiritual progress, without which there could be no physical
Modern Panarion Page 78
Mankind — the majority at any rate —
hates to think for itself. It resents as an insult the humblest invitation to
step for a moment outside the old well-beaten tracks and, judging for itself,
to enter into a new path in some fresh direction.
The Secret Doctrine , Volume 3, Page
Even ignorance is better than
Head-learning with no Soul-wisdom to illuminate and guide it.
Voice of the Silence, Page 43
theosophists have had slight conscious relations with elementals, but always
without their will acting, and upon trying to make elementals see, hear or act
for them, a total indifference on the part of the nature spirit is all they
have got in return. These failures are due to the fact that the elemental
cannot understand the thought of the person; it can only be reached when the
exact scale of being to which it belongs is vibrated, whether it be that of
colour, form, sound, or whatever else
Annotation - The
Path, May, 1888
not “God” because It is not a God. “It is that which is supreme, and not
supreme”. ....It is supreme as cause, not supreme as effect.
Doctrine , Proem [Volume 1], Page 35
..... fully realised the fact that the reciprocal relations between the
planetary bodies is as perfect as those between the corpuscles of the blood,
which float in a common fluid; and that each one is affected by the combined
influence of all the rest, as each in its turn affects each of the others.
Isis, Volume 1,
Strength to step
forward is the primary need of him who has chosen his path. Where is this to be
found? Looking round, it is not hard to see where other men find their
strength. Its source is profound conviction.
Occultism, Page 67
There are two
kinds of magnetic attraction: sympathy and fascination; the one holy and
natural, the other evil and unnatural.
Volume 1, Page 210
phenomenal and Cosmic World Fohat is that occult, electric, vital power, which,
under the Will of the Creative Logos, unites and brings together all forms, giving
them the first impulse, which in time becomes law.
Doctrine , Volume 1, Page 134
Oaths will never
be binding till each man will fully understand that humanity is the highest
manifestation on earth of the Unseen Supreme Deity, and each man an
his God; and when the sense of personal responsibility will be so
developed in him
that he will consider forswearing the greatest possible insult to himself, as
well as to humanity. No oath is now binding, unless taken by one who, without
any oath at all, would solemnly keep his simple promise of honour.
Volume 2, Page 374
It is the
motive, and the motive alone, which makes any exercise of power become
malignant, or white, beneficent Magic. It is impossible to employ spiritual
forces if there is the slightest tinge of selfishness remaining in the operator
.... The powers and forces of animal nature can equally be used by the selfish
and revengeful, as by the unselfish and the all-forgiving; the powers and
forces of spirit lend themselves only to the perfectly pure in heart — and this
is Divine Magic.
Occultism, Page 7
Woe to those who
live without suffering. Stagnation and death is the future of all that
vegetates without change. And how can there be any change for the better
without proportionate suffering during the preceding stage?
Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 498
The person who
is endowed with this faculty of thinking about even the most trifling things
from the higher plane of thought has, by virtue of that gift which he
possesses, a plastic power of formation, so to say, in his very imagination.
Whatever such a person may think about, his thought will be so far more intense
than the thought of an ordinary person, that by this very intensity it obtains
the power of creation.
agrees with science, and says: “There is no God”. But, on the other hand, our
Ego, that which lives and thinks and feels independently of us in our mortal
casket, does more than believe. It knows that there exists a God in nature, for
the sole and invincible Artificer of all lives in us as we live in Him. No
dogmatic faith or exact science is able to uproot that intuitional feeling
inherent in man, when he has once fully realised it in himself.
Volume 1, Page 36
Our voice is
raised for spiritual freedom, and our plea made for enfranchisement from all tyranny, whether of Science of
Volume 1, I2.
If through the
Hall of Wisdom thou wouldst reach the Vale of Bliss, Disciple, close fast thy
senses against the great dire heresy of Separateness that weans thee from the
Voice of the
Silence, Page 23
From strength to
strength, from the beauty and perfection of one plane to the
and perfection of another, with accessions of new glory, of fresh
power in each cycle, such is the destiny of every Ego, which thus
becomes its own
saviour in each world and incarnation.
The Key to
Theosophy, Page 105
The assertion that
“Theosophy is not a Religion” , by no means excludes the fact that “Theosophy
is Religion” itself. A religion in the true and only correct sense is a bond
uniting men together — not a particular set of dogmas and beliefs. Now
Religion, per se, in its widest meaning is that which binds not only all Men
but also all Beings and all things in the entire Universe into one grand whole.
The Present is
only a mathematical line which divides that part of Eternal Duration which we
call the Future from that part which we call the Past
Doctrine , Volume 1, Page 69
receives indelible impressions even from chance acquaintance or persons
once. As a few seconds' exposure of the sensitized photographic plate is all
that is requisite to preserve indefinitely the image of the sitter, so is it
with the mind.
Volume 1, Page 311
“Beneficent Magic” , so called, is divine
magic, devoid of selfishness, love of power, of ambition or lucre, and bent
only on doing good, to the world in general and one's neighbour in particular.
The smallest attempt to use one's abnormal powers for the gratification of self
makes of these powers sorcery or black magic.
The Key to
Theosophy, Page 228
Believing in a
spiritual and invisible Universe, we cannot conceive of it in any other way
than as completely dovetailing and corresponding with the material, objective Universe;
for logic and observation alike teach us that the latter is the outcome and
visible manifestation of the former, and that the laws governing both are
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Body, Soul and Spirit Reincarnation
Karma The Seven in Man and Nature
The Meaning of Death
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