The Esoteric Character of the Gospels

“. . . . Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy presence, and of the consummation of the age?”,1 asked the Disciples of the MASTER, on the Mount of Olives. The reply given by the “Man of Sorrow,” the Chréstos on his trial, but also on his way to triumph, as Christos, or Christ,2 is prophetic, and very suggestive. It is a warning indeed. The answer must be quoted in full. Jesus . . . . said unto them: – Take heed that no man lead you astray. For many shall come in my name saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray. And ye shall hear of wars . . . . but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. […] Read More

1881: The Leaven Of Theosophy

Those of us whose duty it is to watch the Theosophical movement and aid its progress can afford to be amused at the ignorant conceit displayed by certain journals in their criticisms upon our Society and its officers. Some seem to think that when they have flung their handful of dirt we must certainly be overwhelmed. One or two have even gone so far as, with mock sympathy, to pronounce us already hopelessly disrupted. It is a pity we cannot oblige them, but so it is, and they must make the best of the situation. Our Society as a body might certainly be wrecked by mismanagement or the death of its founders, but the idea which it represents and which has gained so wide a currency, will run on like a crested wave of thought until it dashes upon the hard beach where materialism is picking and sorting its […] Read More

The Book of Lambspring

A Noble Ancient Philosopher, Concerning the Philosophical Stone; Rendered into Latin Verse by Nicholas Barnaud Delphinas, Doctor of Medicine, a zealous Student of this Art. PREFACE I am called Lambspring, born of a Noble Family, and this Crest I bear with Glory and Justice. Philosophy I have read, and thoroughly understood, The utmost depth of my teachers’ knowledge have I sounded. This God graciously granted to me, Giving me a heart to understand wisdom. Thus I became the Author of this Book, And I have clearly set forth the whole matter, That Rich and Poor might understand. There is nothing like it upon earth; Nor (God be praised) have I therein forgotten my humble self. I am acquainted with the only true foundation: Therefore preserve this Book with care, And take heed that you study it again and again. Thus shall you receive and learn the truth, And use […] Read More