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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky ( Russian : Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская , Ukrainian : Олена Петрівна Блаватська ), (born as Helena von Hahn ( Russian : Елена Петровна Ган , Ukrainian : Олена Петрівна Ган ); 12 August [ O.S. 31 July] 1831 – 8 May 1891) was a Russian occultist author and an amateur scholar of ancient wisdom literature . In 1875, Blavatsky and Olcott established a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society . Blavatsky defined Theosophy as "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization." [ 1 ] One of the main purposes of the Theosophical Society was “to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color” . [ 2 ] Blavatsky saw herself as a missionary of this ancient knowledge.
The Nine Unknown Men Sub-Figura vel Liber Caeruleus Excerpt from: " The Dawn of Magic " 1960 by Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier Anthony Gibbs & Phillips Ltd., London The Nine Unknown Men
The Nine Unknown is a 1923 novel by Talbot Mundy . Originally serialised in Adventure magazine, [ 1 ] it concerns the " Nine Unknown Men ", a secret society founded by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka around 270 BC to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La Doctrine secrète, synthèse de la science, de la religion et de la philosophie ( The Secret Doctrine.
Key to Theosophy 1889 HPB answers questions about basic Theosophy, the inner constitution of a human being, life after death, reincarnation, karma, the practical life, etc. A good introduction for inquirers.
Gnosis Archive | Library | Bookstore | Index | Web Lectures | Ecclesia Gnostica | Gnostic Society GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths.
Esotericists represents individuals who published studies about existing occult , mystic or magical systems.
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff ( Russian : Гео́ргий Ива́нович Гурджи́ев ; January 13, 1866 – October 29, 1949) was an influential spiritual teacher of the early to mid-20th century who taught that most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep", but that it is possible to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential.
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Kabbalah , also spelled Cabala or Qabbālâ et al.
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