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A dictionary of theosophy

Theodore Besterman

A dictionary of theosophy

by Theodore Besterman

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Published by Theosophical Publishing House in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theosophy -- Dictionaries.,
  • Theosophy -- Terminology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Theodore Besterman.
    GenreDictionaries., Terminology.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 147, [3] p. ;
    Number of Pages147
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22997215M

    theosophical - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions. Principal Translations: Inglés: Español: theosophical adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (mystical, philosophical).   theosophy (usually uncountable, plural theosophies) (philosophy, religion) any doctrine of religious philosophy and mysticism claiming that knowledge of God can be attained through mystical insight and spiritual ecstasy, and that direct communication with the transcendent world is possible.

    theosophy (n.) s (implied in theosophical), "knowledge of divine things obtained through mystic study," from Medieval Latin theosophia (c), from Late Greek theosophia (c) "wisdom concerning God or things divine," from Greek theosophos "one wise about God," from theos "god" (from PIE root *dhes-, forming words for religious concepts) + sophia "skill, knowledge of, acquaintance with. Theosophy Wiki (start page).

    Genre/Form: Terminology: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hoult, Powis. Dictionary of some theosophical terms. London, Theosophical Pub. society, Theosophy (from Greek θεοσοφία theosophia, from θεός theos, divine + σοφία sophia, wisdom; literally "divine wisdom"), refers to systems of speculative philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the nature of divinity.. Theosophy is considered a part of the broader field of esotericism.


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A dictionary of theosophy by Theodore Besterman Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Theosophical Glossary purposes to give information on the principal Sanskrit, Pahlavi, Tibetan, Pâli, Chaldean, Persian, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Kabalistic and Gnostic words, and Occult terms generally used in Theosophical literature, and principally to be found in Isis Unveiled, Esoteric Buddhism, The Secret Doctrine, The Key.

HPB's Theosophical Glossary is a great reference for serious students of Theosophy, and the many works of Alice Bailey. Also students of Hinduism will find this a useful dictionary of sanskrit terminology.

Have found this book to be really useful in my own reading and also helpful with study groups on the Ageless Wisdom s: Theosophy definition, any of various forms of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature.

See more. Blavatsky’s Theosophical Glossary, posthumously issued inwhile containing valuable material, is inadequate and cannot be said to bear the stamp of HPB’s careful eye, for she had seen only the first thirty-two pages in proof and thus had been unable to clarify and expand the definitions.

As G. Mead wrote in the Preface. Theosophy definition: any of various religious or philosophical systems claiming to be based on or to express | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

SAKTISM. An erotic mysticism associated with the worship of goddesses. -from A Dictionary of Theosophy Here, in one concise volume first published inis a glossary of the A dictionary of theosophy book of theosophy, or "the essential truth underlying all religious, ethical, philosophical, and other teaching," from Abhava ("Non-being, non-existence, negation") to Zarathushtra ("The name given to Reviews: 1.

28 rows  The Theosophical Glossary was written by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, but published. theosophy: [noun] teaching about God and the world based on mystical insight. Theosophy (dreams) Theosophy is a particular synthesis of religious and occult ideas drawn primarily from the philosophical systems of India, the ancient Gnostics, and the term also refers to a specific religious movement, the Theosophical Society, which was founded in New York in Define theosophy.

theosophy synonyms, theosophy pronunciation, theosophy translation, English dictionary definition of theosophy. theosophies 1. Religious philosophy or speculation about the nature of the soul based on mystical insight into the nature of God. Define theosophical. theosophical synonyms, theosophical pronunciation, theosophical translation, English dictionary definition of theosophical.

theosophies 1. Genre/Form: Dictionaries Terminology: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Besterman, Theodore, Dictionary of theosophy.

London: Theosophical Pub. In addition to these texts we have other, original-scan PDFs available from selected sources. See, for instance: Theosophical Periodicals (selection of periodicals from the theosophical movement).

The Writings of Thomas Taylor (works on Platonic philosophy). The Dialogues of Plato (trans., T.T.). The Writings of Charles Johnston (translations of Upanishads, Gita, Yoga Sutras, etc.).

“Ever since Parsons had been a boy, however, the dark side of magic had captivated him. "I know that witchcraft is mostly nonsense, except where it is a blind," he wrote to Crowley in"but I am so nauseated by Christian and Theosophical guff about the 'good and the true' that I prefer the appearance of evil to that of good.” ― George Pendle, Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of.

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$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. Theosophist definition is - an adherent of theosophy.

Recent Examples on the Web The artists produced fine art, as well as crafts, furniture, decorations for the community’s buildings, and illustrations for theosophist publications.

— Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "14 things to do this weekend in San Diego: Festival of Lights, Halloween Haunted Tales, San Diego Opera," 18 Oct.

theosophy: 1 n a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul Types: Cabala, Cabbala, Cabbalah, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabbala, Qabbalah an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries Type of: system, system of rules a.

Analysis of contents Definition of Theosophy. Blavatsky writes that, "according to lexicographers, the term theosophia is composed of two Greek words—theos "god," and sophos "wise." She then writes that Noah Webster defines it as "a supposed intercourse with God and superior spirits, and consequent attainment of superhuman knowledge, by physical processes, as by the theurgic operations of.

Theosophy promotes an emanationist cosmology, promoting the belief that the universe is an outward reflection from the Absolute. Theosophy presents the idea that the world as humans perceive it is illusory, or maya, an idea that it draws from Asian religions. Accordingly, Blavatsky taught that a life limited by the perception of this illusory world was ignorant and deluded.

What does theosophy mean. theosophy is defined by the lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries as Any of a number of philosophies maintaining that a knowledge of God. The purpose of this book is to present to the student of Theosophy a condensed synthesis of the information at present available concerning the Astral Body of man, together with a description and explanation of the astral world and its phenomena.

The book is a natural sequel of The Etheric Double and Allied Phenomomea published in Theosophy is a system of religious and philosophical beliefs held by the Theosophical Society which was founded in in New York City by H. P. Blavatsky. It includes much of Hinduism and Brahmanic ideas.adictionary ofsome theosophical terms compiledby powishoult london thetheosophicalpublishingsociety