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abstract according ages ancient animal appearance aspect Astral atoms become beginning body Book Brahmâ Breath Buddhism called cause Christian circle conception condition consciousness contained Cosmic DARKNESS Deity divine Doctrine Earth elements esoteric essence eternal evolution existence explained expression fact Father Fire FLAME Fohat force four Fourth germ give given Globe gods heat Hence higher human idea Initiates Kabalists knowledge known Kosmos light living Logos manifested material matter meaning mind Monads Mother motion mystery mystic Nature never objective Occult Occultists once origin passed period philosophy physical plane present primordial principle produced purely Race reality referred regard religion remain root Round sacred says Science Secret Doctrine sense separated seven shows Sons Soul Space Spirit STANZA substance symbol teaching term things thought tion true truth Universe whole Wisdom
Page 157 - Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Page 119 - Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance ; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
Page 228 - The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly; Life, like a dome of many-colored glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments.
Page 186 - And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought, and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Page xxxviii - I have here made only a nosegay of culled (Eastern) flowers, and have brought nothing of my own but the string that ties them.
Page 18 - What covered all? what sheltered? what concealed? Was it the water's fathomless abyss? There was not death — yet was there nought immortal. There was no confine betwixt day and night; The only One breathed breathless by itself, Other than It there nothing since has been. Darkness there was, and all at first was veiled In gloom profound — an ocean without light...
Page xxvi - The SECRET DOCTRINE was the universally diffused religion of the ancient and prehistoric world. Proofs of its diffusion, authentic records of its history, a complete chain of documents, showing its character and presence in every land, together with the teaching of all its great Adepts, exist to this day in the secret crypts of libraries belonging to the Occult Fraternity.
Page 6 - An Omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible, since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. It is beyond the range and reach of thought — in the words of Mandukya,
Page 29 - Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness as we travel through eternal duration, and it does not exist where no consciousness exists in which the illusion can be produced ; but
Page 55 - The last vibration of the seventh eternity thrills through infinitude. The mother swells, expanding from within without, like the bud of the lotus. 2. The vibration sweeps along, touching with its swift wing the whole universe and the germ that dwelleth in darkness: the darkness that breathes over the slumbering waters of life.