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Theosophical Society
« on: March 21, 2019, 06:28:30 pm »
Theosophical Society

Theosophical View of War and Violence
John Algeo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Algeo

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http://www.theosophical.org/files/resources/articles/War.pdf

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Re: Theosophical Society
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 06:51:34 pm »
So listening to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkWRlx4JpjU

came from:
Elementary Theosophy, Occult Teachings of Madame Helena Blavatsky, Audiobook by L. W. Rogers

seems to be:
https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Theosophy-L-W-Rogers/dp/1494073285

 Elementary theosophy / by L.W. Rogers

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 08:27:38 pm »
So, finishing up with Annie Besant's "Esoteric Christianity".  Want to record some things.  I understand what she is saying, and I generally agree with it.  But, Besant was a Union Organizer, Birth Control Advocate, Fabian Socialist, and Marxist.  So are Esoteric Christianity and Theosophy just she wimping out and accepting an opiate?

I need to read a biography of her, and preferably written by someone outside of the Theosophical Society.

Annie Besant : a biography / Anne Taylor (1992) Oxford U Press

https://www.amazon.com/Annie-Besant-Biography-Anne-Taylor/dp/0192117963/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=annie+besant+a+biography&qid=1554771070&s=books&sr=1-2

Okay, so then the material I want to record from Esoteric Christianity:

So Kabbala is being attributed to Rabbi Moses de Leon, who passed away in 1350 A. D..

Five books, Bahir, Zohar, Sepher Sephiroth, Sepher Yetzirah, and Asch Metzareth.

Talks of Epistle of Polycarp, Epistle of Barnabas   ( authenticity in question )

and The Martyrdom of Ignatius.

A lot from Origen against Celsus

The Mysteries of Magic, by Eliphas Levi, trans A. E. Waite, pages 58 -60

Valentinus, trans G. R. S. Mead, Pistis Sophia

Williamson's Great Law,   W. Williamson
The Great Law: A Study of Religious Origins and the Unity Underlying Them
https://www.amazon.com/Great-Law-Religious-Origins-Underlying/dp/1162630450

Charles Webster Leadbeater
The Christian Creed: Its Origin and Signification
https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Creed-Its-Origin-Signification/dp/1298644658/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=leadbeater+the+christian+creed&qid=1554773123&s=books&sr=1-2