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Jeanine Miller devoted many years of her life to the study of Sanskrit and of the Vedas – hymns of praise – in particular the Rgveda, one of the most ancient Indian scriptures and source of Hinduism, thought to have been written between 1500 and 1200BCE. She believed that the wisdom in these ancient texts, with their message of an underlying cosmic order, was of particular relevance today.

Below are some audio recording taken from her talks to the Theosophical Society in New Zealand

Helen V. Zahara (1917-1973) was a tireless worker for the Theosophical Society, which she joined in 1937. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, she moved to Australia in her late teens where she studied accounting, taking first honors in all Australia upon the termination of her studies. Her theosophical career began in Sydney, Australia, where she attended a lecture by Geoffrey Hodson and with whom she subsequently developed a lifelong friendship.

From 1946 to 1953, Helen Zahara worked at Adyar as the International Secretary of the Theosophical Society. She then relocated to the national center of the American Section, Olcott, where she worked as assistant editor of the American Theosophist journal for two years. Once again Helen continued her travels, this time to Australia, where she served as General Secretary of the T.S. in Australia from 1957 to 1965. After retiring from her leadership post in Australia, Helen was invited by Joy Mills, President of the American Section to return for full-time work at Olcott, where she served as coordinator of the Kern Foundation programs. During her long theosophical career, many of Helen’s articles were published in various theosophical journals; she also traveled extensively around the world, speaking about Theosophy to audiences in Asia, South America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.  (Source Theosophical Wiki)

 

This is an interesting little book (only 12 pages) written by Henry Olcott which first appeared in the Theosophist in July 1905. It delves into the connections and ways of operating between those two great messangers of the White Lodge; Count St Germain and Madame Blavatsky.  

Download the ebook St Germain and H.P. Blavatsky

                     

This study course provides an introduction to basic Theosophical concepts. Chapters include questions for group or individual study.

Download Theosophy: An Introductory Study Course by John Algeo, Ph.D.

(kindly sourced from the Theosophical Society in America) 

 

Compiled and Annotated by Geoffrey Farthing.

NATURE AS THE BASIS OF TRUE RELIGION
or
NATURE AS THE TRUE BASIS FOR RELIGION

 

FROM EARLY DAYS

Nature in religion is not new. The sun in his majestic daily journey and the silvery moon at night have ever been objects of veneration and worship. All the planets in our system have their god names. The Elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire are in the Indian pantheon of gods. Mercury is the messenger of the gods, planetary Neptune is also the god of the sea. Pan is the god of all Nature. So men have revered Nature from time immemorial. Both the sun and the moon are the principal astrological factors in the planetary constellations, ruling the horoscopes, even the destinies some believe, of men. Also worshipped under various names and aspects are the Devas and Nature spirits, with their particular powers.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were composed by the famous Indian sage sometime between the first and third centuries CE. These lay the practical and philosophical foundations of Raja Yoga in aphorisms that clearly mark out the path to Self-Realization. Their influence has been profound throughout the centuries and they are just as relevant for yoga philosophy and practice today as when they were written.

"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. ... 

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902) was a teacher of Vedanta philosophy, and one of the most famous and influential spiritual leaders of Hinduism.

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