Alcohol Consumption and Demonic Possession

Although it is mass produced, mass promoted, legal, and ingested by a multitude of people all over the world, most people don’t ever consider or understand the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol. Let’s begin by taking a look at the etymology of the word alcohol. Etymology means the root of the word… where it is derived from. The word “Alcohol” comes from the Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY-EATING SPIRIT”, and gives root origins to the English term for “ghoul”. In Middle Eastern folklore, a “ghoul” is an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either as stolen corpses or as children. The words “alembic” and “alcohol”, both metaphors for aqua vitae or “life water” and “spirit”, often refer to a distilled liquid that came from magical explorations in Middle Eastern alchemy. In the words of writer and health enthusiast, Jason Christoff: “In alchemy, alcohol is used to extract the […] Read More

1881: The Bright Spot Of Light

Madame, – In the last issue of your valuable journal, a member of the New York Theosophical Society seeks to be enlightened as to the cause of a bright spot of light which he has often seen. I also am equally curious to have an explanation. I attribute it to the highest concentration of the soul. As soon as I place myself in that prescribed attitude, suddenly a bright spot appears before me which fills my heart with delight, this being regarded as a special sign by the Indian devotee that he is in the right path, leading to ultimate success in the Yoga practice, that he is blessed by the special grace of the Almighty. One evening, sitting on the ground cross-legged, in that state of concentration when the soul soars into high regions, I was blessed with a shower of flowers – a most brilliant sight, which […] Read More

The Astral Plane

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Astral Plane, by C. W. Leadbeater This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Astral Plane Its Scenery, Inhabitants and Phenomena Author: C. W. Leadbeater Release Date: April 15, 2007 [EBook #21080] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE ASTRAL PLANE *** Produced by Bryan Ness, Sankar Viswanathan, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net THEOSOPHICAL MANUALS. No. 5 THE ASTRAL PLANE ITS SCENERY, INHABITANTS AND PHENOMENA C. W. LEADBEATER London: Theosophical Publishing Society 7 Duke Street, Adelphi, W.C.   Benares: Theosophical Publishing Society, Madras: The Theosophist Office, Adyar. 1895 PREFACE. Few words are needed in sending this […] Read More