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THE INNER JOURNEY BY GARY KIDGELL

innerThe Inner Journey is a thought-provoking discussion about the evolutionary journey which leads ultimately to the source of our being. This journey describes the spiritual path which is depicted symbolically as a mountainous ascent leading to the summit of human consciousness. Drawing on his extensive studies of the subject from ancient texts to contemporary teachings, Gary Kidgell outlines the nature of the universe and the role played by humanity in the light of the timeless spiritual truths found within Ancient Wisdom. His consideration of contemporary works include those of the transpersonal psychologist Roberto Assagioli, the pioneering depth psychologist Carl Jung, the 20th century student of myth Joseph Campbell and the pioneering esotericist Dr. Douglas Baker. With a particular emphasis on the Jungian concept of archetypes and their representation in the human psyche through myth and symbol, Gary demonstrates his knowledge of the subject through examples and practical application.

Publisher: Claregate Ltd (4 Jun. 2015)

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MASTERS OF WISDOM BY ED ABDILL

A rigorous historical and philosophical examination of the controversial abdillrmspiritual Masters who guided Madame H.P. Blavatsky in opening the world to Eastern and esoteric spirituality in the late nineteenth century.

In the late nineteenth century, Russian noblewoman and occult philosopher Madame H.P. Blavatsky enthralled the world with revelations of an ancient “secret doctrine” behind the major faiths and a cosmic theology that united the insights of religion and science.

Blavatsky said she was operating under the guidance of hidden Masters of wisdom, or mahatmas, who led her to reveal forgotten wisdom to modern people.

The mythos of Blavatsky’s Masters left a deep mark on Western culture and spawned more than a century of debate:  Were the Masters real? What did they teach? Are they reachable today?

Now, independent scholar of religion Edward Abdill provides an authoritative, historically reliable, and delightfully readable study of the background and ideas of the Masters – in particular highlighting their message and its enduring relevance.

Publisher: TarcherPerigee (May 19, 2015)

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THE SEVEN RAYS BY ERNEST EGERTON WOOD

raysWood examines the intriguing esoteric idea that humanity is divided into seven spiritual groups, according to our fundamental drives and aspirations.

Publisher: Quest Books (May 1, 2008)

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‘SECRET DOCTRINE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS' BY GEOFFREY BARBORKA

barBy Geoffrey A. Barborka, In reference to H. P. Blavatsky and her master two volume work, THE SECRET DOCTRINE – Compiled from the bi-monthly periodical The Canadian Theosophist, 1964-1980. 275 questions and answers in original two column format, with emphasis on cosmo-genesis. Index. 200 pgs of Theosophical Reference, Occult, theosophy, evolution, magic, hermetic philosophy, New Age core text reference, Comparative religion, Esoteric Mystery Schools, Sanskrit. Secret Doctrine Reference Series..

Publisher: Wizards Bookshelf (Oct. 2003)

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CLAIMING KNOWLEDGE: STRATEGIES OF EPISTEMOLOGY FROM THEOSOPHY TO THE NEW AGE BY OLAV HAMMER

pathThis volume deals with the transformation of religious creativity in the late modern West. Its point of departure is a set of esoteric beliefs, from Theosophy to the New Age. It shows how these traditions have adapted to the cultural givens of each successive epoch. The claims of each movement have been buttressed by drawing on various structural characteristics of late modernity. The advance of science has resulted in attempts to claim scientific status for religious beliefs. Globalization has given rise to massive loans from other cultures, but also to various strategies to radically reinterpret foreign elements. Individualism has led to an increasing reliance on experience as a source of legitimacy. The analytical tools applied to understanding religious modernization shed light on changes that are fundamentally reshaping many religious traditions.

Published November 17th 2003 by Brill Academic Publishers (first published December 20th 2000)