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H.P.blavatsky - Studies in Occultism

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STUDIES IN OCCULTISM
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 Studies in Occultism
By H. P. BlavatskyGet any book for free on:www.Abika.com
 
 
STUDIES IN OCCULTISM
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Studies in Occultism
By H. P. Blavatsky
A Collection of Articles from
 Lucifer 
, H. P. Blavatsky's magazine, between 1887-1891
Contents
Practical Occultism Occultism versus the Occult Arts The Blessings of Publicity Hypnotism Black Magic in Science The Signs of the Times Psychic and Noetic Action Kosmic Mind The Dual Aspect of Wisdom The Esoteric Character of the GospelsPart 1|Part 2|Part 3| Astral Bodies, or Doppelgangers Constitution of the Inner Man 
 
STUDIES IN OCCULTISM
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Practical Occultism
Important to Students
As some of the letters in the CORRESPONDENCE of this month show, there are many peoplewho are looking for practical instruction in Occultism. It becomes necessary, therefore, to stateonce for all: --(
a
) The essential difference between theoretical and practical Occultism; or whatis generally known as Theosophy on the one hand, and Occult science on theother, and: --(
b
) The nature of the difficulties involved in the study of the latter.It is easy to become a Theosophist. Any person of average intellectual capacities, and a leaningtoward the metaphysical; of pure, unselfish life, who finds more joy in helping his neighbor thanin receiving help himself; one who is ever ready to sacrifice his own pleasures for the sake of other people; and who loves Truth, Goodness and Wisdom for their own sake, not for the benefitthey may confer -- is a Theosophist.But it is quite another matter to put oneself upon the path which leads to the knowledge of whatis good to do, as to the right discrimination of good from evil; a path which also leads a man tothat power through which he can do the good he desires, often without even apparently lifting afinger.Moreover, there is one important fact with which the student should be made acquainted.Namely, the enormous, almost limitless, responsibility assumed by the teacher for the sake of thepupil. From the Gurus of the East who teach openly or secretly, down to the few Kabalists inWestern lands who undertake to teach the rudiments of the Sacred Science to their disciples --those western Hierophants being often themselves ignorant of the danger they incur -- one andall of these "Teachers" are subject to the same inviolable law. From the moment they begin
really
to teach, from the instant they confer
any
power -- whether psychic, mental or physical --on their pupils, they take upon themselves
all
the sins of that pupil, in connection with the OccultSciences, whether of omission or commission, until the moment when initiation makes the pupila Master and responsible in his turn. There is a weird and mystic religious law, greatlyreverenced and acted upon in the Greek, half-forgotten in the Roman Catholic, and absolutelyextinct in the Protestant Church. It dates from the earliest days of Christianity and has its basis inthe law just stated, of which it was a symbol and an expression. This is the dogma of the absolutesacredness of the relation between the god-parents who stand sponsors for a child. (1) Thesetacitly take upon themselves all the sins of the newly baptized child -- (anointed, as at theinitiation, a mystery truly!) -- until the day when the child becomes a responsible unit, knowinggood and evil. Thus it is clear why the "Teachers" are so reticent, and why "Chelas" are required

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