Reflections on an Ageless Wisdom: A Commentary on The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett
Modern Theosophy expresses the ancient wisdom tradition found in all religions. When H. P. Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society in 1875, told English journalist A. P. Sinnett she had gained her paranormal knowledge from more evolved beings called the Mahatmas, Sinnett asked to communicate with them himself. The result was a remarkable correspondence carried on from 1880 to 1885 with Mahatmas Khoot Hoomi and Morya. Recorded in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, the answers of these Teachers form an essential part of Theosophical literature. At the time, the Letters stormed the bastions of racial and religious prejudice, and they continue to fascinate those seeking to probe the mysteries of the universe and the nature of consciousness. Here is the most comprehensive, magisterial discussion of The Mahatma Letters since they were first published in 1924. Eminent Theosophist Joy Mills bases her commentary on Vincente Hao Chin’s 1999 edition of the Letters, helpfully arranged chronologically to enable following the exposition as it originally unfolded. Mills quotes Sinnett in emphasizing that the Mahatmas’ purpose was not to put the world into possession of occult knowledge but to train those who proved qualified . . . so that they might ascend the path of spiritual progress. Her focus, then, is on not only knowledge of the magnificent Occult Science but more significantly the ethical and moral values we must embrace to be of service to the world. She offers her reflections on over 140 letters in the hope that they may prove useful to fellow-students on the journey toward the spiritual heights. May these letters call you as they have continued to call me to keep on exploring, for truly there is no other way to go!
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
A. P. Sinnett Abhidharma Adept adeptship akasha Anna Kingsford appears become Blavatsky Brotherhood Brothers Buddha chela chelaship Colonel Olcott concerning consciousness consider correspondence Cosmological Notes cycle Damodar devachan Eglinton Esoteric Buddhism eternal evidently evolution existence Fohat further globe H. P. Blavatsky Hodgson Report HPB’s human Hume’s incarnation India indicates individual karma KH refers KH says KH tells Sinnett KH writes KH’s statement Kingsford knowledge later letters Letter 18 Letter 44 letter to Sinnett London Lodge Mahatma Mahatma Letters matter meaning mind Mohini monad Morya Moses nature occult occult philosophy Occult World one’s ourselves particularly perhaps phenomena physical planetary chain planetary spirits principle psychic published regarding reminds Sinnett response root races round Secret Doctrine Sinnett and Hume skandhas Society’s spiritual Spiritualist statement in Letter student Subba Row teachings term Theosophical Society Theosophist truth understand universe wisdom