1994: The Adventures of the Atoms:

A Cosmic Fantasy Inspired by the Stanzas of Dzyan For Children of All Ages By Grace Green Knoche Copyright © 1994 by Theosophical University Press. Electronic version ISBN 1-55700-158-8. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial or other use in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Theosophical University Press. Because of current limitations in ASCII character fonts, and for ease of searching, no diacritical marks appear in the electronic version of the text. TUP Online Menu — Theosophical University Press, publishing and distributing quality theosophical literature since 1886: PO Box C, Pasadena, CA 91109-7107 USA; e-mail: tupress@theosociety.org; voice: (626) 798-3378; fax: (626) 798-4749. Free printed catalog available on request. Visit the on-line TUP Catalog. NOTE: In 1930 my mother, Dr. […] Read More

The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

An Interpretation by WILLIAM Q. JUDGE Assisted by JAMES HENDERSON CONNELLY Originally published 1889. Theosophical University Press electronic version ISBN 1-55700-122-7. Due to current limitations in the ASCII character set, and for ease of searching, no diacritical marks appear in this electronic version of the text. DEDICATION This Book is Laid upon the Altar of Masters’ Cause, and is Dedicated to Their Servant H. P. Blavatsky. All concern for its Fruits or Results is Abandoned: They are left in Charge of Karma and the Members of the Theosophical Society. CONTENTS Preface The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (68K) Book 1: Concentration Book 2: Means of Concentration Book 3 Book 4: The Essential Nature of Isolation TUP Online Menu Theosophical University Press, publishing and distributing quality theosophical literature since 1886: PO Box C, Pasadena, CA 91109-7107 USA; e-mail: tupress@theosociety.org; voice: (626) 798-3378; fax: (626) 798-4749. Free printed catalog available on request. […] Read More

The Song Celestial

or BHAGAVAD-GITA Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold Theosophical University Press Electronic Edition ISBN 1-55700-155-3. CHAPTER I Dhritirashtra. Ranged thus for battle on the sacred plain — On Kurukshetra — say, Sanjaya! say What wrought my people, and the Pandavas? Sanjaya. When he beheld the host of Pandavas, Raja Duryodhana to Drona drew, And spake these words: “Ah, Guru! see this line, How vast it is of Pandu fighting-men, Embattled by the son of Drupada, Thy scholar in the war! Therein stand ranked Chiefs like Arjuna, like to Bhima chiefs, Benders of bows; Virata, Yuyudhan, Drupada, eminent upon his car, Dhrishtaket, Chekitan, Kasi’s stout lord, Purujit, Kuntibhoj, and Saivya, With Yudhamanyu, and Uttamauj Subhadra’s child; and Drupadi’s; — all famed! All mounted on their shining chariots! On our side, too, — thou best of Brahmans! see Excellent chiefs, commanders of my line, Whose names I joy to count: thyself the […] Read More

The Seven Principles of Man

An Ancient Basis for a New Psychology By Leoline L. Wright Published as part of a set in the 1930s and ’40s by Theosophical University Press; Revised Electronic Edition copyright © 1998 by Theosophical University Press. Electronic version ISBN 1-55700-104-9. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial or other use in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Theosophical University Press. Because of current limitations in ASCII character fonts, and for ease in searching, no diacritical marks appear in the electronic version of the text. CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introductory Chapter 2: The Monad Chapter 3: The Higher Triad Chapter 4: The Lower Quaternary Chapter 5: Kama-Manas — The Personality Chapter 6: We Are Rooted in a Sevenfold Universe Chapter 7: An […] Read More

The Rosary Light & Life – Vol 49, No 3, May-June 1996

Transubstantiation By Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P. Our Blessed Lord celebrated the first Mass at the Last Supper the night before He died. By His divine power He changed bread and wine into His own Body and Blood, so that He might institute a sacred rite whereby the sacrifice that He was to offer to the Father on Calvary the following day could be renewed through the centuries in a sacramental way. In order that His sacrifice on Calvary be perpetuated, during that same meal He conferred on the apostles the power to effect that same miraculous change. “Do this in memory of Me” (Lk. 22:19). The Liturgy refers to the Eucharist – which is both a sacrifice and a sacrament – as a “mystery of faith.” We can attempt to explain what Christ did at the Last Supper as described in the Gospels, but it will still remain […] Read More

1996: Occult Glossary

A COMPENDIUM OF ORIENTAL AND THEOSOPHICAL TERMS by G. de PURUCKER Second and Revised Edition copyright © 1996 by Theosophical University Press (print version also available); First Edition published by Rider & Co., London, 1933. Electronic version ISBN 1-55700-052-2. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. No part of this publication may be reproduced for commercial or other use in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior permission of Theosophical University Press. Due to current limitations in the ASCII character set, and for ease of searching, no diacritical marks appear in this electronic version of the text. CONTENTS Publisher’s Note: Only Main Entries are Listed (see references are in parentheses) Absolute — Adept — (Adi-Buddhi, see Svabhavat) — (Advaita-Vedanta, see Vedanta) — Agnishvatta(s) — Ahankara — Akasa — Alaya — (Ananda, see Sat) — Antaskarana — (Anupapadaka, […] Read More

The Astral Light

By Henry T. Edge Published as part of a set in the 1930s and ’40s by Theosophical University Press; Revised Electronic Edition copyright © 1998 by Theosophical University Press. Electronic version ISBN 1-55700-110-3. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial or other use in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Theosophical University Press. Because of current limitations in ASCII character fonts, and for ease in searching, no diacritical marks appear in the electronic version of the text. CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introductory Chapter 2: Meaning of the Term “Astral Light” Chapter 3: Scientific Views Chapter 4: A Cosmic Picture Gallery Chapter 5: The Astral Light and Karma Chapter 6: Dangers of the Lower Astral Light Chapter 7: The Astral Light and […] Read More

1948: Nature’s Magic

By Allan J. Stover Originally published in 1948 by Theosophical University Press, Covina, CA; electronic version ISBN 1-55700-151-0. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. Because of current limitations in ASCII character fonts, and for ease in searching, no diacritical marks appear in the electronic version of the text. Table of Contents Introduction Brotherhood in Nature The Poetry of Earth Music of the Spheres Opening the Book of Nature Our Atlantis Dryad, Hamadryad, and Sequoia Vernal Pools Timberline The Water Ouzel Mountain Sanctuary Reverie Angels of the Sea The Fog Sea The Cloud The Kingdom of the Clouds The Rhythm of Life Robin Round-the-Year Trail Blazers The Saga of a Monarch Butterfly Autumn Tapestry November Alchemy Winter in Nature The Architecture of the Snow Seeds Go Traveling Our Sevenfold Earth Deserts and Evolution Appendix TUP Online Menu Theosophical University Press, publishing and distributing […] Read More

Karma: The Law of Consequences

Karma: The Law of Consequences By Gertrude W. van Pelt, M.D. Theosophical Manual Series Second Edition copyright © 1940 by Theosophical University Press; Third and Revised Edition copyright © 1998 by Theosophical University Press. Electronic ISBN 1-55700-103-0. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial or other use in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Theosophical University Press. Because of current limitations in ASCII character fonts, and for ease of searching, no diacritical marks appear in the electronic version of the text. CONTENTS 1. Introductory 2. Is Karma Blind Force? 3. You Are Your Own Karma 4. The Problem of Heredity 5. Fatalism or Destiny 6. Why Karma Has Been Forgotten 7. Karma and Justice versus Punishment 8. National and Racial […] Read More

Evolution & Creation: A Theosophic Synthesis

By W. T. S. Thackara A Sunrise Library Publication Copyright © 2004 by Theosophical University Press (print version also available). Electronic version ISBN 978-1-55700-181-8. All rights reserved. This edition may be downloaded for off-line viewing without charge. Except for brief reviewer excerpts, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial or other use in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Theosophical University Press. For ease of searching, no diacritical marks appear in the electronic version of the text. Contents Foreword Chapter 1: Intelligent Design? Chapter 2: The “Excluded Middle” Chapter 3: A Theosophic Synthesis   Foreword [Evolution & Creation was originally published in 2003 as a three-part series of articles in Sunrise magazine, reproduced here in a slightly revised version. Issued 1951–2007 “for better understanding among all peoples,” Sunrise offers theosophical perspectives on a […] Read More

An Epitome of Theosophy

By William Q. Judge Theosophy, the Wisdom-Religion, has existed from immemorial time. It offers us a theory of nature and of life which is founded upon knowledge acquired by the Sages of the past, more especially those of the East; and its higher students claim that this knowledge is not imagined or inferred, but that it is a knowledge of facts seen and known by those who are willing to comply with the conditions requisite for seeing and knowing. Theosophy, meaning knowledge of or about God (not in the sense of a personal anthropomorphic God, but in that of divine “godly” wisdom), and the term “God” being universally accepted as including the whole of both the known and the unknown, it follows that “Theosophy” must imply wisdom respecting the absolute; and, since the absolute is without beginning and eternal, this wisdom must have existed always. Hence Theosophy is sometimes […] Read More

1913: A Nosegay of Everlasting

FROM KATHERINE TINGLEY’S GARDEN OF HELPFUL THOUGHTS Taken from Katherine Tingley‘s Speeches, 1913 Originally published in 1914 by the Students of the Raja Yoga College, Point Loma, California, USA. Dedicated to KATHERINE TINGLEY With Love and Gratitude   In their childhood and youth, in their young manhood and womanhood, she has been to her Raja Yoga Students, Teacher, Counselor, and Inspirer; ever aiding them to abandon whatever is unworthy, dishonorable, base and selfish; and ever seeking to evoke in them whatever is pure, true, brave and generous. These sayings have been garnered, with the hope that they may be preserved and spread broadcast; for they will help all who read them to eradicate the weeds from their own character-gardens, that the flowers may blossom with new fragrance and beauty. — THE GLEANERS.   ___________ “Ye are not bound! the Soul of Things is sweet, The Heart of Being is […] Read More

1888: Why Do Animals Suffer?

Q. Is it possible for me who love the animals to learn how to get more power than I have to help them in their sufferings? A. Genuine unselfish LOVE combined with WILL is a “power” in itself. They who love animals ought to show that affection in a more efficient way than by covering their pets with ribbons and sending them to howl and scratch at the prize exhibitions. __________ Q. Why do the noblest animals suffer so much at the hands men? I need not enlarge or try to explain this question. Cities e torture places for the animals who can be turned to any account for use or amusement by man! and these are always the most noble. A. In the Sutras, or the Aphorisms of the Karma-pa, a sect which is an offshoot of the great Gelukpa (yellow caps) sect in Tibet, and whose name […] Read More