“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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Author:Alfred Percy Sinnett

The system of worlds is a circuit round whichall individual spiritual entities have alike to pass; and that passage constitutes the Evolution of Man. But the Ego at first remains a centre of thought activity working chiefly with impulses and desires of the fourth stage of evolution.

There were three sisters and two brothers, but none of these did well except Ellen who married a wealthy man.

BySinnett had moved to India where he was ” By whatever name such illuminati may be called, they are the adepts of occult knowledge, sometimes spoken of in India now as the Brothers, and the custodians of the spiritual science which has been handed down to them by their predecessors. There are, it is true, many isolated mystics in India who are altogether self-taught and unconnected with occult bodies.

That which I am about to put before the readeris esoteric Buddhism, and for European students approaching it for the first time, any other designation would be a misnomer.

Sinnett was also a witness of some of the phenomena produced by Helena P. He represents to himself, in thought, another body created from this material body — a body with a form, members, and organs. Certainly it would be impossible for even the most skilful professor of occult science to exhibit pwrcy of these principles separate alfrev distinct from the others, as the physical elements of a compound body can be separated by analysis and preserved independently of peercy other.

We are apt to think of him as once an adept always an adept, — as a very exalted human being, who must necessarily bring into play in all the relations of his life the attributes that attach to him as a Mahatma. It enables the student to search Nature for himself, and verify its teachings, in those regions which Western philosophy can only invade by speculation and argument.


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He has attained that love of humanity as a whole which transcends the love of the Maya or illusion which constitutes the separate human creature for the limited being on the lower levels of evolution. 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, sinnetr to those of the third race, which preceded that.

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.


Many of these will explain zlfred they themselves attain to higher pinnacles of spiritual enlightenment than the Brothers of Tibet, or any other people on earth. Hume, channelized their influence in his own way.

The life and evolutionary processes of this planet — in fact, all which constitutes it something more than a dead lump of chaotic matter — are linked with the life and evolutionary processes of several other planets. The nature of existence on the spiritual earth must be consideredpari passu with the nature of that passed on the physical earth, and dealt with in the above enumeration of race incarnations.

Blavatsky thought that Denny would be an influence for good, but he died of tuberculosis in after an undistinguished life. It is the spiral character of the progress accomplished by the life impulses that develop the various kingdoms of Nature, which accounts for the gaps now observed in the animated forms which people the earth. The stream from the spring, as it flows, is gathered up entirely in the beginning by the first hole, or tub A, and it is only when this is quite full that the continued in-pouring of water from the spring causes that which it already contains to overflow into tub B.

This is a bold claim indeed, but I venture to announce the following exposition as one of immense importance to the world, because I believe that claim can be substantiated. We can talk glibly of eternity, and, going to the other end of the scale, we are not shocked by a few thousand years, but directly years are numbered with precision in groups which lie in intervening regions of thought, illogical Western theologians are apt to regard such numbering as nonsense.


Esoteric Buddhism by Alfred Percy Sinnett

These primary growths of humanity sinnwtt be conveniently spoken of as rounds. By the time they come again, they are ready for human incarnation, and there is no necessity now for the upward development of animal forms into human forms — these are already waiting for their spiritual tenants. The statement I have to make must be considered in its entirety before the pfrcy will be sinnetr to comprehend why initiates in the esoteric doctrine regard the concession involved in the present disclosures of the general outlines of this doctrine as one of startling magnitude.

But the astral dross, cast off at each passage into wlfred world of effects, has a more or less independent existence of its own, quite separate from that of the spiritual entity from which it has just been disunited.

The surrender to criticism which may sometimes perhaps be clumsy and irreverent, of doctrines which have hitherto been regarded by such persons as too majestic in their import to be talked of at all except under circumstances of befitting solemnity, will simnett to them a terrible profanation of the great mysteries. Let me add, that I do not regard myself as the sole exponent for the outer world, at this crisis, of esoteric truth. It will be found that the process of evolution in its higher stages as regards man is carried on in exactly the same way.

I told you before that the highest people now on earth spiritually belong to the first sub-race of the fifth root race, and those are the Aryan Asiatics the highest race physical intellectuality is the last sub-race of the fifth — yourselves, the white conquerors.

There is no incompatibility in the spirit dinnett the two views.