"There is only one ambition that is good, and that is: so to live NOW that none may weary
Branches of Philosophy (1934-1935)
Branches of Philosophy
June, 1934 (Main - Metaphysics; Supplement - The Beginning of Greek Philosophy, Part One)
July, 1934 (Main - Knowledge and Truth; Supplement - The Beginning of Greek Philosophy, Part Two)
August, 1934 (Main - ...the nature of Energy and the nature of Creation, or the manifestation of Energy in works; Supplement - The Lotus of the Law)
September, 1934 (Main - Theology; Supplement - Healing)
October, 1934 (Main - Logic; Supplement - Healing, Chapter 2)
November, 1934 (Main - Ethics; Supplement - Healing, Chapter 2, continued)
December, 1934 (Main - Psychology; Supplement - The Mastery of Fear)
January, 1935 (Main - Initiation and Initiates; Supplement - The Mastery of Fear, continued)
February, 1935 (Main - Epistemology; Supplement - Dangers of New Thought -- Metaphysics and Psychology)
March, 1935, (Main - Esthetics; Supplement - Dangers of New Thought -- Metaphysics and Psychology, continued)
April, 1935, (Main - Theurgy; Supplement - The Destruction of the Alexandrian Library)
Questions and Answers
June, 1935 | Spanish translation - This month we are to consider Nature as the textbook of the divine law.
July, 1935 - QUESTION: What advice do you give to a person who desires to apply himself to a serious study of the Ancient Wisdom Teachings?
August, 1935 - ...we shall now examine the seven requisites of the outer life which we term Attainments.
September, 1935 - QUESTION: There are many different schools of mysticism and occultism in the world. How can a student discover with certainty the system best suited to his individual needs?
October, 1935 - Self improvement is one of the first duties of man, for only through ages of Self improvement can we achieve to that state of wisdom we so greatly desire.
November, 1935 - To borrow from the terminology of the NeoPlatonists, the purpose of mystical philosophy is participation in divine truths.
December, 1935 - Many metaphysicians claim to have experienced extraordinary psychical phenomena.
January, 1936 - The problem of illumination, as understood in its mystical sense.
February, 1936 - QUESTION: If it is the purpose of the Occult Sciences to perfect the individual in the philosophic virtues, why are so many people interested in Metaphysical Subjects so lacking in the rudiments of discrimination and poise?
March, 1936 - ...the less obvious factors which contribute to the general disorder in the sphere of the occult sciences.
April 1936 - Please clarify the relationship between codes of spiritual action and the material rewards arising from such action.
June, 1936 - CONFUCIUS - Introductory; The Docrines of Confucius; Confucian Disciplines
July, 1936 - BUDDHA - Introductory; The Teachings of Buddha; Quotations from the Dhammapada and Other Early Buddhist Writings Attributed to Buddha
August, 1936 - ZOROASTER - Introductory; Quotations
September, 1936 - PLATO, THE DIVINE MAN - Introductory; The Philosophy of Plato; The Platonic Disciplines; Quotations
October, 1936 - MOHAMMED, PROPHET OF ISLAM - Introductory; The Doctrines of Mohammed; Quotations
November, 1936 - QUETZALCOATL - Introductory; The Life of Quetzalcoatl; Fragments of Ancient Mexican Metaphysics; Extracts from an Aztec Prayer
December, 1936 - JESUS - Introductory; The Teachings of the Master; Quotations from the Words of Jesus as Recorded by St. John
January, 1937 - PADMA SAMBHAVA - Introductory; Fundamental Tenets of Lamaism; Extracts from Tibetan Philosophy
February, 1937 - AKHNATON, Adorer of the Aton - Introductory; Religious teachings of Akhnaton; Quotations from the Hymns of Akhnaton
March, 1937 - ORPHEUS - Introductory; The Teachings of Orpheus; A Few Selected Lines from Orphic Rhapsodies
April, 1937 - HERMES TRISMEGISTUS - Introductory; Quotations
The Secret Doctrine in the Bible
June, 1937 - Adam and Eve; Eden and the Angel of the Flaming Sword; Cabalistic Figure of Adam; Cain and Abel; Seth and the Patriarchal Line
July, 1937 - Noah and His Wonderful Ark; Noah and His Wonderful Ark (figure); The Covenant; The Tower of Babel; Enoch, Abraham, and Melchizedek
August, 1937 - Israel; The Wanderings in the Wilderness; Moses; Moses Receiving the Tables of the Law (figure); The Tables of the Law; The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; The Death of Moses
September, 1937 - Solomon and the Everlasting House; Solomon's Temple (figure); Song of Solomon; Proverbs
October, 1937 - The Great Man of Nebuchadnezzar's Dream; The Story of Samson; The Vision of Ezekiel; The Vision of Ezekiel (figure); The Sufferings of Job; Melchizedek
November, 1937 - New Testament; The Birth and Childhood of Jesus; The Mystical Christ; Interpretation
December, 1937 - The Flight into Egypt; The Childhood of Jesus; Jesus Baptized by John; The Marriage Feast at Cana; The Raising of Lazarus; The Miraculous Draught of Fishes; The Lord's Prayer
January, 1938 - Jesus Walking on the Water; The Last Supper; The Garden of Gesthemane; Christ Before Pilate; Crucifixion; The Empty Tomb
February, 1938 - The Parables; The Parable of the Talents; The Parable of the Seed; The Eye of a Needle; The Good Shepherd; The Pearl of Great Price; The Prodigal Son; The Beginnings of the Christian Church
March, 1938 - The Jesus of Peter and the Christ of Paul; Paul's Doctrine of the Logos; The Martyrdom of the Disciples; Beginning of the Church
April, 1938 - The Revelation of St. John; Conclusion
Disciplines of Meditation and Realization
September, 1940 - Three Principal Systems; Karmic Culmination; Preparation of Environment; Purification; Diet; Exercise; Fads; Organizations; Realization
October, 1940 - Communities; Continence; Black Magic; Methods of Development; Self-Analysis; Self-Correction; Positive Foundations; Continuity; Realization
November, 1940 - Placidity; Poise; Inconsistency; Patience; Directness of Action; Symbols of Realization; Posture; Becoming Immovable; Discipline; Realization
December, 1940 - Concentration; Preparation for Concentration; Concentration Symbols; Mandala Magic; The Begging Bowl; The Practice of Concentration; Realization
January, 1941 - An Eastern Fable; Concentration as a Form of Experience; Spiritual Alchemy; The Cycle of the Quest; Realization
February, 1941 - Traditions of Alchemy; Retrospection; Further Notes on Concentration; Realization
March, 1941 - Extension of Consciousness; The Mystery of the Transcendent Personality; Motive; The Fable of the Birds; Transcendental Being; Realization
April, 1941 - Personalities; Restatement of Principles; Multiplication of the Metaphysical Personality; Realization
May, 1941 - Realization; Realization in Action; Realization
June, 1941 - Illumination; Realization as Illumination; Realization
July, 1941 - Suspension of the Objective Mind; Conclusion; Realization