Throwback Thursday: The 95th Anniversary of Relativity’s Confirmation (Synopsis)

“Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.” –Arthur Eddington It might seem like General Relativity has been around forever, but it’s been less than a century since it was released and confirmed. In fact, today marks the 95th anniversary of the solar eclipse that changed our view of the Universe! The reaction of the world was priceless, particularly of the New York Times when all was said and done. Whether you’ve heard this story a thousand times or never once before, go read and enjoy this walk down memory lane, and find out about the day that physics, relativity and our understanding of space and time changed forever! Related articles 6. A Guide to the Inner Earth: K to O Nazis in […] Read More


This simple dreaming while awake practice pulls the unconscious mind into the realm of the conscious mind. Meditate with a partner at dusk or in a low light situation with your eyes open. Look into each other’s eyes for a long period of time while blanking your mind. Let your eyes be slightly soft focused and see. Allow any change in your vision to occur naturally. Be aware of the entire peripheral area and notice the highlights and shadows intensify. The face may disappear all together, or may change to other faces. Whatever you see, there is nothing to fear. A variation of this practice is to stare in a mirror in a low light situation. Another practice is to meditate facing someone, with your eyes closed. Allow yourself to be pulled to one of their chakras. Now allow an image to appear that has meaning to the person. […] Read More

Chelas And Lay Chelas

As the word Chela has, among others, been introduced by Theosophy into the nomenclature of Western metaphysics, and the circulation of our magazine is constantly widening, it will be as well if some more definite explanation than heretofore is given with respect to the meaning of this term and the rules of Chelaship, for the benefit of our European if not Eastern members. A “Chela” then, is one who has offered himself or herself as a pupil to learn practically the “hidden mysteries of Nature and the psychical powers latent in man.” The spiritual teacher to whom he proposes his candidature is called in India a Guru; and the real Guru is always an Adept in the Occult Science. A man of profound knowledge, exoteric and esoteric, especially the latter; and one who has brought his carnal nature under subjection of the WILL; who has developed in himself both […] Read More

Some Scientific Questions Answered

[A letter was recently received by the Editor from one of our most eminent Australasian Fellows, asking some questions in science of such importance that the replies are, with permission, copied for the edification of our readers. The writer is a Chela who has a certain familiarity with the terminology of Western science. If we mistake not this is the first time that the rationale of the control exercised by an Adept Occultist over the relations of atoms, and of the phenomena of the “passage of matter through matter,” has been so succinctly and yet clearly explained. – Ed., Theosophist.] REPLIES TO PROF. __________’s QUESTIONS (1) The Phenomenon of “osmosing” (extracting. Ed.) your note from the sealed envelope in which it was sewn with thread, and substituting for it his own reply, without breaking either seal or thread, is to be considered first. It is one of those complete […] Read More

The Life Principle

A few years back a very interesting controversy raged between several scientists of reputation. Some of these held that spontaneous generation was a fact in nature, whilst others proved the contrary; to the effect that, as far as experiments went, there was found to be biogenesis, or generation of life from previously existing life, and never the production of any form of life from non-living matter. An erroneous assumption was made in the first instance that heat, equal to the boiling point of water, destroyed all life organisms; but by taking hermetically sealed vessels containing infusions, and subjecting them to such or a greater degree of heat, it was shown that living organisms did appear even after the application of so much heat. By more careful experiments, the following fact was brought to light, that spores of Bacteria, and other animalculae, which generally float in the air, can, when […] Read More

1927: Who’s Who in Occultism: New thought, Psychism and Spiritualism

(A Biography, Directory and Bibliography Combined) In Distinctly Separate Sections THE  STANDARD REFERENCE WORK OF THE WORLD [Spiritualism Section Excerpt Only] Compiled and Edited by WILLIAM C. HARTMANN Author of “Who’s Who in Occult, Psychic and Spiritual Realms” Founder of The Occult Brotherhood; Member, American Society for Psychical Research; Member, National Laboratory of Psychical Research (London); Member, The International New Thought Alliance; Hon. Member, National Astrological Association, etc. Second Edition of “HARTMANN’S WHO’S WHO” “Seek and Ye Shall Find’ Issued Under the Auspices of The Occult Brotherhood PRICE, $5.00 THE OCCULT PRESS Jamaica, N. Y. U.S.A. 1927 Contents Page Who’s Who in New Thought, New Psychology and Metaphysics; Biographical Sketches1-21 Individual Workers in New Thought. New Psychology and Metaphysical Fields, Applied Psychologists, Character Analysts, Graphologists, Healers, Human Engineers, Metaphysicians, Phrenologists, Practitioners, Psycho- Analysts, Psychologists, Vocational Counselors………………………………………………… 21-23 New Thought. Divine Science and Magnetic Healers. Metaphysical Practitioners and Psychologists23-28 Movements and […] Read More

Parallel Universes

Written by Editor VOPUS There is a bold hypothesis that suggests the existence of a phantom universe similar to our own: “Only a very weak interaction between these two universes exists, therefore we do not see this other world that is mixed with our own.” Revolutionary, scientific Gnosticism goes much further into this question, emphatically affirming the harmonious coexistence of an infinitude of parallel universes. The radical exclusion of this transcendental, scientific concept would leave a considerable number of unclassified events without a logical explanation, such as mysterious disappearances, etc. On the perfumed and delectable shores of a river, that joyfully and happily sings while gliding within the profound jungles of a tropical region of South America, a group of innocent children watched in horror as their own beloved mother disappeared. She floated in the air for a few moments, then apparently submerged herself into another dimension. “On a […] Read More

Beyond Genes – The Particle and Waves that Control life

The Physics of Self Organizing Life, Information and Cosmos Science has moved from simplicity to complexity. The article and the site tries to bring the simplicity behind the complexity. It leads to certain physical phenomenon that is responsible for all the complexity of life and the Cosmos Abstract Introduction The Logics of New Realm A Short Review of initiation of Time in Biology [For the sake of physicist] Exploring the space and understanding Dynamic Information The Great Secret of Nature A short hint how nature reverses the time direction and initializes Arguments for Centromere as the Seat of Living Matter Proof, Conclusion and what the New Knowledge means to human life and its suffering and survival 1] Abstract Under overwhelming influence of early physicist biologist have come to visualize life as information its evolution and its expression. However observation of life from a point of freedom tells us that […] Read More

Confession Of An American Thought Criminal

By Jason Miller 11-15-7 “Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.” ­Winston Smith from George Orwell’s 1984 If you needed more evidence that most of our “esteemed” members of Congress are members of a criminal class of ruling elites, who regard the likes of us in the poor and working classes with the disdain most people reserve for cockroaches, look no further than H.R. 1955. 93% of the filth “representing” us in the House voted in favor of the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. Once this vile piece of legislation sails through the Senate and the sociopath on Pennsylvania Ave gleefully slaps his endorsement on it, the mechanisms will be in place for our lords and masters to initiate programs that will make Cointelpro and the murder of Fred Hampton look like child’s play. According to our “betters” amongst the US plutocracy, we can’t […] Read More