“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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Man — returning to the kingdom we are most interested in — is evolved in a series of rounds progressions round the series of worldsand seven of these rounds have to be accomplished before the destinies of our system are worked out. Mrs G T Devaney rated it really liked it Dec 01, For it must be realized that the evolution of man is a process still going on, and by no means yet complete.
But the examination of such claims in all cases I have encountered, would, I think, lead any impartial outsider, however little qualified himself by personal development to be a judge of occult enlightenment, to the conclusion that they are altogether unfounded. How does this view of the subject harmonize with the statement in the pfrcy chapter, that in a certain sense the principles are separable, and that the sixth even can be imagined as divorcing itself from its next lower neighbour, and, by reincarnation, as growing a new fifth principle by contact with a human organism?
Then, before the vegetable organizations, there were mineral organizations, — for even a mineral is a product of Nature, an evolution from something behind it, as every imaginable manifestation of Nature must be, until perc the vast series of manifestations, the mind travels back to the unmanifested beginning of all things.
The circumstances and attractions under the influence of which the principles do divide up, and the manner in which the consciousness of man is dealt with then, will be discussed later on.
The statement I have to make must be considered in its entirety before the reader will be able to comprehend why initiates in the esoteric doctrine regard the concession involved in the present disclosures of the sonnett outlines of this doctrine as one of startling magnitude.
The minerals we are trying to portray are, as it were, the ghosts of minerals; by no means the highly-finished and beautiful, hard crystals which the mineralogical cabinets of this world supply.
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But it would be a gross view of the subject, and erroneous, to suppose that the Mahatma has on that account shaken off altogether, like a discarded sheath or sheaths, the fourth and fifth principles, in which his consciousness may have been seated during an earlier stage of his evolution. His wife Patience is 27, and her mother Clarissa Edenson a “Landowner”, is living with them.
Leadbeater writes about the effect these two books had: Tink rated it it was amazing Aug 21, As almost all the articles referred to have been my own writing, I have not hesitated to weld parts of them, when this course has been convenient, into the present volume. True, it told an astounding story — a story to the ordinary man of the world all but incredible, though strangely attractive; but it told it in the most straightforward and transparently truthful manner, so that to many of us in spite of its overwhelming novelty it carried conviction upon its very face.
The teachings embodied in the present volume let in a flood of light on questions connected with Buddhist doctrine which have deeply perplexed previous writers on the religion, and offer the world for the first time a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism.
Two years ago, neither I, nor any other European living, knew the alphabet of the science here for the first time put into a scientific shape — or subject at all events to an attempt in that direction — the science of Spiritual Causes and their Effects, of Super-physical Consciousness, of Cosmical Evolution.
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That is, that the tide of life, — the wave of existence, the spiritual impulse, call it by what name we please — passes on from planet to planet by rushes, or gushes, not by an even continuous flow. The process for each spiritual monad is not merely a passage from planet to planet.
Ainnett reflection may suggest, in passing, a new view, having an intimate connection with our present subject, of the Platonic and Aristotelian systems of reasoning. But let it not be supposed that there is no finality as regards the scheme of this planetary union to which we belong. Sinnett writes in a very captivating way, and he provides us This is definitely one of the best books on esoteric philosophy I’ve read.
This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat It is many times incarnated in successive races of men before it passes onward, and it even has many incarnations in each great race.
Books by Alfred Percy Sinnett. They returned to India the same year and on May 16,a sinjett, called Denny, was born. Our old-fashioned speculations about time and eternity, suggested by the misty religious systems of the West, have brought on a curious habit of mind in connection with problems bearing on the actual duration of such periods.
ALFRED PERCY SINNETT (1840-1921)
And having stopped there we may now alrfed the enormous period intervening between the mineral epoch on globe A and the man epoch, in a very cursory way, and so get back to the main problem before us. Though humanity is animal in its nature as compared with spirit, it is elevated above the correctly defined animal creation in every other aspect.
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 a department of esoteric knowledge, goes back to the incidents of the fourth race, which preceded ours, and to those of the third race, a,fred preceded that.
But that branch of the subject may be left alone for the present. Its tenets are not presented to us as winnett invention of any founder or prophet. These superior life impulses burst the chrysalis of the older form on the planet they invade, and throw off an efflorescence of something higher.
He represents to himself, in thought, another body created from this material body — a body with a form, members, and organs.
His son Percy is also listed as an author and born in India. It is utterly beyond the range of faculties untutored in the discernment of occult mysteries, to imagine the kind of life which man will thus ultimately lead before the zenith of the great cycle is attained.
This consideration enables us to feel that the pecy of the teachings derived from such a source as those which have inspired the present volume, is altogether alfrde the wlfred of small incidents which in the progress of our experience may seem to claim a revision of that enthusiastic confidence in the supreme wisdom of the adepts which the first approaches to occult study will generally evoke.
For a general appreciation of the subject it is better to regard the first infusion, as it were, of spirit into sinntet as provoking a homogeneous manifestations. It no more disregards the necessity of proving its teaching than the West, but it provides proof of a wholly different sort.
It is given out to the world at last by the free grace of those in whose keeping it has hitherto lain.
Neither the animal soul alone, nor the spiritual soul alone, has any individuality at all; but, on the other hand, the fifth principle would be incapable of separation from the others in such a way, that its individuality would be preserved while both the deserted principles would be left unconscious.
Their old karma is exhausted, no new karma is being produced; their hearts are free from the longing after future life, and no new yearnings springing peercy within them, they, the wise are extinguished like a lamp. The name of Alfred Percy Sinnett — will ever be honoured in the annals of Theosophy. He is encouraged to dispute and resist conviction.