“Sinnett, Alfred Percy,” in The New International Encyclopædia, New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. (). Some or all works by this author are in. First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine. Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January in London – 26 June ) was an English author and theosophist. This theory recognizes the evolution of the soul as a.

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These were conducted in the house percu a woman medium called Guppy and Sinnett wrote in his diary: Leadbeater paid a tribute to Sinnett as follows:. Behold the relics of that once great nation in some of the flat-headed aborigines of your Australia.

Sinnett, Alfred Percy – Hermetik International

The approaches to that philosophy have always been open, in one sense, to all. Vaguely throughout the world in various ways has been diffused the idea that some process of study which men here and there did actually follow, might lead to the acquisition of a higher kind of knowledge than that taught to mankind at large in books or by public religious preachers.

Though humanity is animal in its nature as compared with spirit, it is elevated above the correctly defined animal creation in every other aspect.

The distribution of the seven principles at death shows that clearly enough, but viewed in the light of these further explanations about evolution, the situation may be better realized. He himself possessed the gift of mesmerism. And these faculties and attributes must be developed by the chela himself, with very little, if any, help, alferd guidance and direction from his master.

Blavatsky and The secret doctrine”.

By what prophetic instinct Shakespeare pitched upon seven as the number which suited his fantastic classification of the ages of man, is a question with which we need not be much concerned; but certain it is that he could not have made a more felicitous choice. But speculation concerning him is valuable chiefly as helping to give consistency perccy the idea above thrown out, according to which the Mahatmas may be comprehended in their true aspect as necessary phenomena of nature without whom the evolution alfrdd humanity could hardly be imagined as advancing, not as merely the exceptional men who have attained great spiritual exaltation.


It would have been premature to begin with them, but as soon as the idea of a system of worlds in a chain, and of life evolution on each through a series of rebirths, is satisfactorily grasped, the further examination of the laws at work will be greatly facilitated by precise reference to the actual number of worlds and the actual number of rounds and races required to accomplish the whole purpose of the percu. But in perrcy at a later stage of the inquiry it becomes manifest that the vast process of which the evolution of humanity and all which that leads up to is the crowning act, the descent of spirit into matter, does not bring about a differentiation of individualities until a much later stage than is contemplated in the passage just quoted.

Sinnett and The Letters of H. Quite possibly, therefore, in process of time the Western nomenclature of the esoteric doctrine may be greatly developed in advance of that I have provisionally constructed.

Alfred Percy Sinnett

But let it not be supposed that there is no finality as regards the scheme of this planetary union to which we belong. Once let this notion, that perccy earth is merely one link in a mighty chain of worlds, be fully accepted as probable, or true, and it may suggest the whole starry heavens as the heritage of the human family. The methodical law which carries each and every individual human entity through the vast evolutionary process thus sketched out, is sinnet no way incompatible with that liability to fall away into abnormal destinies or ultimate annihilation which menaces thepersonal entities of people who cultivate very ignoble affinities.

We speak of civilizations of the ante-glacial period, and not only in the minds of the vulgar and the profane, but even in the opinion of the highly-learned geologist, the claim sounds preposterous. The third and fourth did — strange as it may seem to some modern readers to contemplate the notion of civilisation on the earth several millions of years ago.

Esoteric Buddhism

Let it not be supposed on that account that it is very highly elevated in the scale of perfection. Paulo Baptista rated it it alred amazing Mar 18, Sinnett was an English author and Theosophist. He initially became apprenticed in mechanical drawing, but soon left that vocation and found employment as assistant sub-editor on the staff of the London newspaper the Globe. The older Mahatmas are generally spoken of as Rishis; but the terms are interchangeable, and I have heard the title Rishi applied to men now living.


Several of the well-known Transactions of the London Lodge are from his pen. There are seven kingdoms of Nature, not three, alfrred modern science has imperfectly classified them.

The methods of esoteric research have grown out of natural facts, with which exoteric science is sinmett unacquainted. At death it is disembodied for a brief period, and, under some abnormal conditions, may even be temporarily visible to the external sight of still living persons. Estratto da ” https: It follows that while the brief record of a few thousand years is all that our so-called universal history can deal with, the earth history, which forms alfrred department of esoteric knowledge, goes back to the incidents of the fourth race, which preceded ours, and to those of the third race, which preceded that.

Alfred Percy Sinnett – Esoteric Buddhism – Hermetik International

We say that they do develop these higher forms by intermediate links, pegcy that the intermediate links die out; and you say just the same thing. If that process had merely one journey to travel along a path which never returned into itself, one could think of it, at any rate, as working from almost absolute matter up to almost absolute spirit; but Nature works always in complete curves, and travels always in paths which return into themselves.

But, if petcy go back far enough, we come to a period at which there were no human forms ready developed on the earth.

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