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Born in Ireland in 1867, Charles Johnston studied Oriental Studies, and learned Sanskrit, Russian and German. Among his classmates were William Butler Yeates and George William Russell, with whom he shared an interest in the occult.

John Sebastian Marlow Ward, also known as J. S. M., had a vision early in December 1913 in which he learned of the death of his father-in-law, H. J. L. The vision began with a message that he had died suddenly and went on to show his funeral where Ward and his wife Carrie were present. On January 5th (H. J. L.'s birthday), Ward and Carrie received a telegram to say H. J. L. had suddenly died. That same night H.J.L. came to Ward in a dream and said, "I have been trying to speak to Carrie, but can't, so I have come to you. Tell her I am alive, more alive than before I died; that I am mentally clearer than I was for some time before I died". This was the beginning of a series of messages from the afterlife from H. J. L. and other communicators who explained the conditions from their different perspectives in the astral plane, the spirit plane, and Hell, also referred to as the Realm of Unbelief.

This eBook has been compiled by Daniel H, Cadwell bringing together articles written by H P Blavatsky on a variety of topics. A number of things orginate from Isis Unveiled and the Secret Doctrine.

 

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H.P. Blavatsky and Theosophy:  An Introduction.
Who Is Helena Petrovna Blavatsky?:  A Sketch of Her Life and Work.

This book is a compilation of the relevant information on the after-death states contained in the massive writings of H P Blavatsky and her Initiate Teachers. These states are part of the universal processes, the cyclic coming and going of everything in existence in due season: birth, death and rebirth, and what happens in the periods between lives. Farthing has arranged this material in an easy-to-follow manner that traces the after-death processes from death to re-birth. It is a scholarly work useful to both student and serious researcher.

 

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Through the life of Apollonius of Tyana, Mead, in this 1901 work, brings in to focus a previously unknown time in history. Very little was known about the lives and motivations of those living in the first century A.D. Nor was there much information about how Christianity developed immediately after the life of Jesus. Apollonius was a Pythagorean who wrote many books on philosophy and science, and being associated with cults like the Pythagoreans, he necessarily came in contact with the religious devotees of his time. Students of history and religion will find the life of Apollonius an illuminating tale from a nearly forgotten period of history. British scholar and philosopher GEORGE ROBERT STOW MEAD (1863-1933) was educated at Cambridge University. He served as editor of The Theosophical Society's Theosophical Review, and later formed The Quest Society and edited its journal, The Quest Review.

Zanoni is an 1842 novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a story of love and occult aspiration. By way of introduction, the author confesses: "... It so chanced that some years ago, in my younger days, whether of authorship or life, I felt the desire to make myself acquainted with the true origins and tenets of the singular sect known by the name of Rosicrucians." A manuscript came into his hands written in the most unintelligible cipher, a manuscript which through the author's own interpretation became Zanoni.

Have we been here before? Various spiritual traditions propose that this life is not the first one we have lived on this earth, but one of many. We could say that with each new life we are in fact picking up from where we left off.

Our individual lives form part of a greater cycle. We can relate to this proposal because, on a minor scale, every day we have a period of activity followed by a period of rest and assimilation. Each new day can be seen as a fresh start with new opportunities for growth

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Man: Fragments of Forgotten History written by Mohini Mohun Chatterji and Mrs. Holloway under the pseudonym "Two Chelâs", was first published in 1885 in London by Reeves and Turner.

No subject claims more earnest attention from religious thinkers in the present day than the doctrine which this volume is designed to defend and interpret. The recognition of the all-important truth that the evolution of the human soul is carried on by means of successive experiences of life, will, when completely established, bring the essential principles of religion into line with our scientific appreciation of other natural laws. It will also rescue the spiritual aspirations of cultivated minds from the deadly burden of incredible dogmas, with which they have been encumbered during the growth of modern religious systems — dogmas that have gradually degraded, almost out of resemblance to its original aspect, the true Oriental teaching of the Founder of Christianity.

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With his earlier two series in Egyptology, Gerald Massey turned existing doctrine on its head to argue that not only had Egypt spawned human civilization, but that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. The culmination of his years at this particular intellectual pursuit, Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World is Massey's crown jewel. In this, the most philosophical (in both tone and concept) of his Egyptological works, Massey, ever the intrepid escort, leads a tour through thousands of years of sociological, cultural, and spiritual development, all the while pointing, with dazzling reason and persuasive prose, to a distant, common, Egyptian origin.

 

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