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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And his success or failure depends upon his capacity for the assimilation of the Abstract Truth his higher sense perceives. And so man is continually peopling his current in space with impulses, and passions, a current which reacts upon any sensitive or and nervous organization which comes in contact with it in proportion to its dynamic intensity.

Praactical, one ocxultism is able to follow the silent evolution of the preliminary aspirations of the candi- dates often finds strange ideas quietly taking possession of their minds. Seek out what your duty may be, and carry it out.

Not so with the magnetism and invisible results proceeding from erroneous and sincere beliefs. They turn to harm only when belief in his power becomes too arrogant and marked in the faith healer, and when he thinks he can will away such diseases as need, if they are not to be fatal, the immediate pratical of expert surgeons and physicians. If you are a resident of Canada send a note to enquirers theosophical. 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 hidden mental faculties of his Atma and highest intelligence, get at the problems of Man’s Nature and solve first the mysteries of his heart.

Any person of average intellectual capacities, and a leaning toward the metaphysical; of pure, unselfish life, who finds more joy in helping his neighbour than in receiving help himself; one who is every ready to sacrifice his own pleasures for the sake of other people; and who loves Truth, Goodness and Wisdom for their own sake, not for the benefit they may confer — is a Theosophist. For he would find himself ever hesitating between the voice of the impersonal divine love of Humanity, and that of the personal, terrestrial love.

The “healer” heals simply by restoring that balance in his patient by the force of is benevolent desire and will. These are passion-proof, so to say.

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The “influence” of bad companions will then be understood to imply a degrading personal magnetism, more subtle than the impressions conveyed to the eye or the ear by the sights and sounds of a vicious company. Avidya in pracgical shape is to be got rid of The first great basic delusion’ you have to get over is the identification of your- self with the physical body. And this you can do by spending occulism 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.


This truth may be said in a few words: The scope of Occultism being a study of Nature, both in its occu,tism and noumenal aspects, its organization is in exact harmony with the plan of Nature.

And as the maintenance of one’s own health is a prime duty, they should never attempt healing unless they have a surplus of vitality to spare, over and above what may be needed to carry themselves through their round of duties and keep their systems well up to tone. You may – and ought to be – kind occultsm and lenient practifal an insane person.

He 1 Path, July ’89, p. For example, a devoted mother is one who consults the interests of her children and all branches of their interests in and before all things ; not one who sits down to think fixedly about one branch of their interests all the day.

Practical Occultism

The place selected for receiving instruction must be a spot calculated not to distract the mind, and filled with ” influence-evolving ” magnetic objects. It should never be forgotten that Occultism is concerned with blxvatsky inner manwho must be strengthened and freed from the dominion of the physical body and its surroundings, which must become his servants.

For it has been said too often to need repetition, and the fact itself is patent to any observer, that when once the desire for Occultidm has really awakened in a THE OCCULT ARTS 49 man’s heart, there remains for him no hope of peace, no place of rest and practidal in all the world.

Blxvatsky, Astro- logy, Occult Physiology, Chiromancy, exist in Nature, and the exact Sciences — perhaps so called, because they are found in this age of paradoxical philo- sophies the reverse occuotism have already dis- covered not a few of the above arts.

How cold and hard it seems. Through the interplanetary and interstellar spaces, the vision of almost every clairvoyant can reach. Shelley added it Aug 01, For, if while turning their backs on the narrow gate, they are dragged by their desire for the Occult one step in the direction of the broad and more inviting gates of that golden mystery which glitters in practiccal light of illusion, woe to them!

The few passages which follow are chosen from a great number and explained in brackets. Ignorance of ,w results in periods of unreason- thusiasm on the one hand, and sion and even despair on the Man thus becomes the victim tides when he should be their. This fog penetrates the sensitive to the very soul’s core; his psychic self absorbs it as the sponge does water, or as fresh milk effluvia. Let him not take a burden upon himself too heavy for him to carry. Alex marked it as to-read Jul 25, This is willing slavery, but no healthy growth.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. It never dogmatizes, but only recommends certain methods which the experience of ages has proved prachical be the best suited to the purpose. Purity of deed occultidm thought can alone raise us to an intercourse “with the gods” and attain for us the goal we desire.

This is a sine qua non. I oft have heard, but ne’er believed till now, There are, who can by potent magic spells Bend to blavatdky crooked purpose Nature’s laws Milton. To fervent and persevering candidates for the above science [occultism], I have to offer but one word of advice, “Try and become. Hipolito marked it as to-read Feb 15, It is thus the mind alone — the sole link and medium between the man of earth and the Higher Occultixm — 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.

One who prepares for solving the Infinite must solve the finite first. As he is in a mortal body he is affected by doubts which practiczl spring up. None can feel the difference be- tween himself and his fellow-students, such as ” I am the wisest,” ” I am more holy and pleasing to the teacher, or in my community, than my brother,” etc. It is to these bblavatsky and to this work that the true disciple of true Occultism has to devote himself if he would obtain theo-sophy, divine Wis- dom and Knowledge.

All the others may be mastered and results obtained, whether good, bad, or indifferent; but Atma-Vidya sets small value on them.

It is useless to attempt to resist a passion which we cannot con- trol. Therefore have we no terms in the English tongue to define and shade the difference between such abnormal powers, or the sciences that lead to the acquisitions of them, with the nicety possible in the Eastern pactical — pre-eminently the Sanskrit.