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THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY EDITED BY JOY MILLS

key-1Questions and answers on what is Theosophy, what are the aims of the Theosophical Society, what is karma, spiritualism, reincarnation; the role and power of prayers and more. This is a classic book recommended for beginners interested into understanding some of the major Theosophical principles.

Published 1889 — 53 editions

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REFLECTIONS ON AN AGELESS WISDOM: A COMMENTARY ON THE MAHATMA LETTERS TO A. P. SINNETT BY JOY MILLS

reflectionsModern Theosophy expresses the ancient wisdom tradition found in all religions. When H. P. Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society in 1875, told English journalist A. P. Sinnett she had gained her paranormal knowledge from more evolved beings called the Mahatmas, Sinnett asked to communicate with them himself. The result was a remarkable correspondence carried on from 1880 to 1885 with Mahatmas Khoot Hoomi and Morya. Recorded in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, the answers of these Teachers form an essential part of Theosophical literature. At the time, the Letters stormed the bastions of racial and religious prejudice, and they continue to fascinate those seeking to probe the mysteries of the universe and the nature of consciousness. Here is the most comprehensive, magisterial discussion of The Mahatma Letters since they were first published in 1924. Eminent Theosophist Joy Mills bases her commentary on Vincente Hao Chin’s 1999 edition of the Letters, helpfully arranged chronologically to enable following the exposition as it originally unfolded. Mills quotes Sinnett in emphasizing that the Mahatmas’ purpose was not to put the world into possession of occult knowledge but to train those who proved qualified . . . so that they might ascend the path of spiritual progress. Her focus, then, is on not only knowledge of the magnificent Occult Science but more significantly the ethical and moral values we must embrace to be of service to the world. She offers her reflections on over 140 letters in the hope that they may prove useful to fellow-students on the journey toward the spiritual heights. May these letters call you as they have continued to call me to keep on exploring, for truly there is no other way to go!

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THE ONE TRUE ADVENTURE: THEOSOPHY AND THE QUEST FOR MEANING BY JOY MILLS

advenTheosophy expresses modern versions of the ancient wisdom found in world religions. Ultimately, it concerns living fully by learning the meaning of life and thereby achieving self-transformation. These essays by a premier American teacher are grouped according to the four stages of the quest for meaning: The Human Condition, Our Hidden Potential, Esoteric Teachings, and Self-Transformation. Written over a lifetime, these essays comprise a reliable, inspiring guide for anyone on a spiritual path.

Publisher: Quest Books (May 1, 2008)

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THEOSOPHICAL GLEANINGS PAPERBACK - BY JOY MILLS (INTRODUCTION)

blue-skyWritten in 1890 by two students of The Secret Doctrine, this small volume reflects the atmosphere of the esoteric community of the late 19th century.

Publisher: Quest Books (January 1, 1978)

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100 YEARS OF THEOSOPHY: A HISTORY OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA BY JOY MILLS

100The colorful history of the Theosophical Society in America. Although Helena P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott founded the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875, they left the country in 1878 for India, where they established the international headquarters. It might seem that the three short years would not be long enough to establish firm roots here, yet by 1886 there were 14 branches in cities as far flung as St. Louis, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The American Section was formally chartered in 1886, and this book was published in 1987 — a century as full of events and change for the Society as for the country itself.

Publisher: Quest Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1987)

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ENTERING ON THE SACRED WAY: A PSYCHOLOGICAL COMMENTARY ON LIGHT ON THE PATH (WISDOM TRADITION BOOKS, 2) BY JOY MILLS

pathPublisher: Theosophical Pub House (July 2000)