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AE in the Irish Theosophist   By: (1867-1935)

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AE In The Irish Theosophist By "AE" (George William Russell)


1 A Word Upon the Objects of the Theosophical Society 2 The Twilight Hour 3 The Mask of Apollo 4 The Secret of Power 5 The Priestess of the Woods 6 A Tragedy in the Temple 7 Jagrata, Svapna and Sushupti 8 Concentration 9 Verse by AE in "The Irish Theosophist" (39 verses) 10 The Element Language 11 At the Dawn of the Kali Yuga 12 The Meditation of Parvati 13 A Talk by the Euphrates 14 The Cave of Lilith 15 A Strange Awakening 16 The Midnight Blossom 17 The Story of a Star 18 How Theosophy Affects One's View of Life 19 Comfort 20 The Ascending Cycle 21 The Mystic Night's Entertainment 22 On the Spur of the Moment 23 The Legends of Ancient Eire 24 Review: Lyrics of Fitzpatrick 25 "Yes, And Hope" 26 Content 27 The Enchantment of Cuchullain 28 Shadow and Substance 29 On the Passing of W.Q. Judge 30 Self Reliance 31 The Mountains 32 Works and Days 33 The Childhood of Apollo 34 The Awakening of the Fires 35 Our Secret Ties 36 Priest or Hero? 37 The Age of the Spirit 38 A Thought Along the Road 39 The Fountains of Youth

A Word Upon the Objects of the Theosophical Society

1st: To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color.

2nd: To promote the study of Aryan and other Eastern literatures, religions, philosophies and sciences, and demonstrate the importance of that study.

3rd: To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the psychic powers latent in man.

Started a little under a quarter of a century ago, in an age grown cold with unbelief and deadened by inexplicable dogmas, the Theosophical Society has found adherents numerous enough to make it widely known, and enthusiastic enough to give it momentum and make it a living force. The proclamation of its triple objects brotherhood, wisdom and power, acted like a trumpet call, and many came forth to join it, emerging from other conflicts; and out of silence and retirement came many who had grown hopeless but who had still the old feeling at heart.

For the first object no explanation is necessary; but a word or two of comment upon the second and third may help to show how they do not weaken, by turning into other channels, the intellectual energies and will, which might serve to carry out the first. In these old philosophies of the East we find the stimulus to brotherly action which might not be needed in an ideal state, but which is a help to the many, who, born into the world with a coldness of heart as their heritage, still wish to do their duty. Now out duty alters according to our conception of nature, and in the East there has been put forward, by men whom we believe to be the wise and great of the earth, a noble philosophy, a science of life itself, and this, not as a hypothesis, but as truth which is certain, truth which has been verified by eyes which see deeper than ours, and proclaimed by the voices of those who have become the truth they speak of; for as Krishna teaches Arjuna in the Dayanishvari: "on this Path to whatever place one would go that place one's self becomes!" The last word of this wisdom is unity. Underneath all phenomena and surviving all changes, a great principle endures for ever. At the great white dawn of existence, from this principle stream spirit and primordial matter; as they flow away further from their divine source, they become broken up, the one life into countless lives, matter into countless forms, which enshrine these lives; spirit involves itself into matter and matter evolves, acted upon by this informing fire.

These lives wander on through many a cycle's ebb and flow, in separation and sorrow, with sometimes the joy of a momentary meeting. Only by the recognition of that unity, which spiritually is theirs, can they obtain freedom... Continue reading book >>

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