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Jacob Boehme His Life and Teaching Or Studies in Theosophy

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The Beautiful Necessity Seven Essays on Theosophy and Architecture

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More and more science is coming to recognize, what theosophy affirms, that the spiral vortex... both in its time and its space aspects is the universal archetype... -from "Changeless Change" First published in 1910 and updated in 1922-this is a reproduction of that second edition-this is architect and theosophist Claude Bragdon's exploration of art as an "expression of the cosmic life." And what a glorious exploration is it. The essay titles hint at the lyricism of Bragdon's prose: "The Art of Architecture" "Unity and Polarity" "Changeless Change" "The Bodily Temple" "Latent Geometry" "The Arithmetic of Beauty" "Frozen Music" Accompanied by lovely and informative line drawings, these essays constitute a master class in the philosophy of art, beauty, science, and the intersection of all three. Other works by Bragdon available from Cosimo Classics: More Lives Than One, Architecture and Democracy, Episodes from An Unwritten History, and A Primer of Higher Space (The Fourth Dimension). American architect, stage designer, and writer CLAUDE FAYETTE BRAGDON (1866-1946) helped found the Rochester Architectural Club, in the city where he made his greatest mark as a building designer with structures including Rochester Central Station, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the First Universalist Church; he also designed Peterborough Bridge in Ontario. In later life, Bragdon worked on Broadway as scenic designer for 1930s productions of Cyrano de Bergerac and Hamlet, among others.

Theosophy and Culture

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At the end of the 19th century one of the most philosophically important and culturally influential occult movements was Theosophy. Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) was intrigued by the doctrine disseminated by Helena Petrovna Blavatskaya. He responded to the mytic, poetic and aestetic implications og theosophical thought. The artist of extraordinary Himalayan landscapes who was created more than 7000 painting wrote extensively on the arts and ethics.

Theosophy and World problems

Author : Annie Besant
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Theosophy and Modern Thought

Author : C. Jinarajadasa
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Four letters delivered at the Thirty-ninth Annual Convention of the Theosophical Society, held at Adyar, Madras, December, 1914.

THEOSOPHY EXPLAINED

Author : Pestonji Temulji Pavri
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As beginners in the study of Theosophy ask numerous questions, an attempt has been made in this book to present the broad teachings of Theosophy in a systematic way in the form of questions and answers. The material collected here is drawn from over hundred books and pamphlets, mainly the works of that wonderful occultist, Bishop Charles Leadbeater, and the famous President of the Theosophical Society, Dr. Annie Besant. The purpose of this book is to make the study of Theosophy a little easier in its elementary stage, before more advanced and comprehensive books, dealing with abstruse and metaphysical questions, are taken up for study.

World Theosophy

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An introduction to theosophy or the science of the mystery of Christ by C Walton Vol 1

Author : Christopher Walton
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Beauty in the Light of Theosophy

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Theosophy and Life s Deeper Problems

Author : Anne Besant
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Reproduction of the original: Theosophy and Life's Deeper Problems by Anne Besant

Theosophical Forum

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The Theosophist

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Light

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First Principles of Theosophy

Author : Curuppumullagē Jinarājadāsa
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The Beautiful Necessity

Author : Claude Fayette Bragdon
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Reveals how consciousness, music, and architecture merge to create a beautiful synthesis of mankind, structures, and the universe. Contents: The Art of Architecture; Unity and Polarity; Changeless Change; The Bodily Temple; Latent Geometry; The Arithmetic of Beauty; Frozen Music; Conclusion. Essential for Theosophists and Freemasons!

Theosophical Siftings

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Where Theosophy and Science Meet From atom to man

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Philosophical Ruminations Theosophical Illuminations

Author : John O'Loughlin
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These two 'posthumous' publications to John O'Loughlin's oeuvre-proper were culled, like the material of 'Opus Postscriptum', from two of his blogsites and contain material of an essayistic and aphoristic nature which has been extensively revised and reformatted to suit the parameters of e-book publication. There is a sense, though only a loose one, in which the first book corresponds to physics and the second, the so-called 'Theosophical Illuminations', to metaphysics; though that is more in the form than in the substance, since both books are equally radical and thoroughgoing in their approach to metaphysics and kindred subjects.

The Beautiful Necessity Seven Essays on Theosophy and Architecture

Author : Claude Fayette Bragdon
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I THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE One of the advantages of a thorough assimilation of what may be called the theosophic idea is that it can be applied with advantage to every department of knowledge and of human activity: like the key to a cryptogram it renders clear and simple that which before seemed intricate and obscure. Let us apply this key to the subject of art, and to the art of architecture in particular, and see if by so doing we may not learn more of art than we knew before, and more of theosophy too. The theosophic idea is that everything is an expression of the Self-or whatever other name one may choose to give to that immanent unknown reality which forever hides behind all phenomenal life-but because, immersed as we are in materiality, our chief avenue of knowledge is sense perception, a more exact expression of the theosophic idea would be: Everything is the expression of the Self in terms of sense. Art, accordingly, is the expression of the Self in terms of sense. Now though the Self is one, sense is not one, but manifold: and therefore there are arts, each addressed to some particular faculty or group of faculties, and each expressing some particular quality or group of qualities of the Self. The white light of Truth is thus broken up into a rainbow-tinted spectrum of Beauty, in which the various arts are colors, each distinct, yet merging one into another-poetry into music; painting into decoration; decoration becoming sculpture; sculpture-architecture, and so on. In such a spectrum of the arts each one occupies a definite place, and all together form a series of which music and architecture are the two extremes. That such is their relative position may be demonstrated in various ways. The theosophic explanation involving the familiar idea of the "pairs of opposites" would be something as follows. According to the Hindu-Aryan theory, Brahma, that the world might be born, fell asunder into man and wife-became in other words name and form[A] The two universal aspects of name and form are what philosophers call the two "modes of consciousness," one of time, and the other of space. These are the two gates through which ideas enter phenomenal life; the two boxes, as it were, that contain all the toys with which we play. Everything, were we only keen enough to perceive it, bears the mark of one or the other of them, and may be classified accordingly. In such a classification music is seen to be allied to time, and architecture to space, because music is successive in its mode of manifestation, and in time alone everything would occur successively, one thing following another; while architecture, on the other hand, impresses itself upon the beholder all at once, and in space alone all things would exist simultaneously. Music, which is in time alone, without any relation to space; and architecture, which is in space alone, without any relation to time, are thus seen to stand at opposite ends of the art spectrum, and to be, in a sense, the only "pure" arts, because in all the others the elements of both time and space enter in varying proportion, either actually or by implication....

Theosophy Simplified

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