1940: 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

1895: The Astral Plane

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Astral Plane, by C. W. Leadbeater 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 little book out into the world. It is the fifth of a series of Manuals designed to meet the public demand for a simple exposition of Theosophical teachings. Some have complained that our literature is at once too abstruse, too technical, and too expensive for the ordinary reader, and it is our hope that the present series may succeed in supplying what is a very real want. Theosophy is not only for the learned; it is for all. Perhaps among those who in these little books catch their first glimpse of its teachings, there may […] Read More

1886: 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