Author: H P Blavatsky
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178220873
The present book contains series of articles written by the author on occultism and its different aspects and its relations with Occult Arts, Hypnotism and Astral Bodes warning against the misuse of this knowledge lest the psychic outrun the spiritual.
Blavatsky’s clear insight into the forces affecting the human psyche and related subjects is, of anything, more needed now than when the material assembled in Studies was first published. She clarified the true relation in which the Occult Sciences stand to Occultism, and the difference between the two, and adds that Occultism differs from magic and other secret Sciences as the glorious sun does from a rush light, as the immutable and immortal spirit of Man differs from the mortal clay-the human body.
It also includes three chapters on The Esoteric Character of the Gospels which cast fresh light on the mystery of Jesus –as man and as Christ.
H P Blavatsky defined Occultism as altruism pure and simple-the divine wisdom or hidden theosophy t the heart of all religions. Occultism is founded on the principle that divinity is concealed, transcendent yet immanent, with every living being. As a spiritual discipline occultism is the renunciation of selfishness: It is the still small path which leads to wisdom, to the right discrimination between good and evil, and the practice of altruism.
Occultism Versus the Occult Arts
The Blessings of Publicity
Black Magic in Science
The Signs of the Times
Psychic and Noetic Action
The Dual Aspect of Wisdom
The Esoteric Character of the Gospels
Astral Bodies, or Doppelgangers
Constitution of the Inner Man