A Textbook of Theosophy (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Mar 1, 2007 - Religion - 116 pages
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Theosophy is an esoteric course of study that resides at the crossroads of philosophy, religion, and science. This expository work, by renowned spiritual adept Charles W. Leadbeater and first published in 1912, is a succinct, practical description of the movement, which is, at its base, a study of Truth. Leadbeater, having been thoroughly educated within a number of schools of religious thought, is a uniquely qualified guide who leads the reader through the challenging field of Theosophy, with but one goal in mind: To serve humanity by showing all students the way to be one with the divine energy of God. English clergyman turned spiritualist CHARLES WEBSTER LEADBEATER (1854-1934) was ordained as an Anglican priest, but later joined the prominent Theosophical Society and traveled to India to study alternative spiritual and occult practices, eventually settling into his life as a clairvoyant and author. His other works include Man Visible and Invisible and The Science of the Sacrament.
  

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Contents

What Theosophy Is
From the Absolute to Man
ii
The Formation of a Solar System
12
The Evolution of Life
17
The Constitution of Man
23
After Death
34
Reincarnation
50
The Purpose of Life
55
The Planetary Chains
62
The Result of Theosophical Study
69
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Page i - The principle which gives life dwells in us, and without us, is undying and eternally beneficent, is not heard or seen, or smelt, but is perceived by the man who desires perception. " Each man is his own absolute lawgiver, the dispenser of glory or gloom to himself ; the decreer of his life, his reward, his punishment. " These truths, which are as great as is life itself, are as simple as the simplest mind of man. Feed the hungry with them.
Page ii - Of the Absolute, the Infinite, the All-embracing, we can at our present stage know nothing, except that It is; we can say nothing that is not a limitation, and therefore inaccurate. In It are innumerable universes; in each universe countless solar systems. Each solar system is the expression of a mighty Being, whom we call the logos, the Word of God, the Solar Deity, He is to it all that men mean by God.
Page 9 - ... is foolish for men to wrangle over the question of the superiority of one teacher or one form of teaching to another, for the teacher is always one sent by the Great Brotherhood of Adepts, and in all its important points, in its ethical and moral principles, the teaching has always been the same. In the earlier stages of the development of humanity, the great Officials of the Hierarchy are provided from outside, from other and more highly evolved parts of the system, but as soon as men can be...

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About the author (2007)

Leadbeater is a writer, Demos research associate, and consultant to leading companies. He is a member of the British government's Competitiveness Council and an advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair's Downing Street Policy Unit.

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