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RAJA, K. Kunjunni: Indian Theories of Meaning, The Adyar Library and Research Centre*, The Theosophical Society Adyar India, 2nd ed 1969 (2000 reprint)

From the author:

“The purpose of this work is to bring out in a systematic form the linguistically relevant views on the different aspects of meaning given by the various schools of thought in ancient India. Ever since the discovery of the Sanskrit language by European scholars at the end of the 18th century which inaugurated the science of linguistics, ancient Indian thought has continuously been exerting a stimulating and benign influence on modern linguistic studies. …… In the field of semantics …. an acquaintance with the ancient Indian theories is sure to be of help in clarifying many an intricate problem confronting the modern linguist and in stimulating further work in the field”.

*The Adyar Library and Research Centre, founded in 1886 by Henry Steel Olcott, first President of The Theosophical Society, aims to promote understanding among people through knowledge of the higher aspects of their respective cultures. Its collections hold some 18,000 manuscripts, with about 45,000 works, both palm and paper, and some 200,000 printed volumes. The author was a director of the Library.

RAMANUJACHARY, NC: A Lonely Disciple — Monograph on T. Subba Row 1856-90, Theosophical Publishing House Adyar 1993, 59 pages

T. Subba Row was an influential figure in The Theosophical Society for a short time after he became a member in 1882. In the Foreword to A Lonely Disciple Radha Burnier, the current President of the Society, writes:

“Such was his erudition and occult knowledge that he played an important role during the formative years of the Society. His speeches and writings contained in two publications, The Philosophy of The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Writings, strike the reader even to-day by their range and depth”.

His occult knowledge was highly respected by H.P. Blavatsky to the extent that she quoted him extensively in her major publication, The Secret Doctrine, published in 1888.

In 1883 the Society resolved to award a medal in Subba Row’s honour. At his death at age 34 years, even though he was no longer a member of the Society, it was decided that the medal should be awarded annually “.... to the author of the most valuable contribution of the year to Theosophical literature ….”. Between 1885 and 1997, thirty-nine medals have been awarded.

RANSOM, Josephine (comp): A Short History of The Theosophical Society, TPH Adyar 1938, 589 pages

This book covers the growth of The TS from 1875 to 1937. The compiler, an active member of the Society and a student of theosophy, had substantial access to the Archives and records of the international headquarters of The TS at Adyar.

REIGLE, David: The Books of Kiu-te or The Tibetan Buddhist Tantras A Preliminary Analysis, Secret Doctrine Reference Series, Wizard Bookshelf, San Diego, 1st ed 1983, 70 pages

The Books of Kiu-te are said to be a series of occult works which include The Book of Dzyan, from which, it is claimed, a number of stanzas were translated and which form the basis of The Secret Doctrine of HP Blavatsky. The existence of The Books of Kiu-te has been a mystery, however David Reigle claims that ‘by simply tracing the reference H. P. Blavatsky gave when referring to these books, they have now been positively identified’. In this book he sets out to support his claim.

REIGLE, David and REIGLE, Nancy: Blavatsky’s Secret Books, Wizard Bookshelf 1999, 181 pages

This book

“was prepared in order to make available some materials relating to the search for Helena P. Blavatsky’s ‘secret books’. The ‘Book of Dzyan’ is what she calls the secret source of the stanzas forming the basis of her published book, The Secret Doctrine; and the ‘Book of the Golden Precepts’ is what she calls the secret source of her published book, The Voice of The Silence. Our research has focused on these two books”.

RICHARDUS, Peter: The Dutch Orientalist Johan van Manen: his life and work, Kern Institute Leiden 1989, 80 pages

Johan van Manen (1877-1943) is another extraordinary and esteemed scholar who made a very valuable contribution to The Theosophical Society — as well as to eastern literature and culture. His many activities, as Richardus says, “lead from behind Dutch dykes to Himalayan heights”. In his youth van Manen became an active member of the theosophical movement — he was already interested in other languages, cultures and religions, particularly that of Tibet. He served as private secretary to Charles Leadbeater at The Theosophical Society at Adyar during the time of the discovery and early education of Jiddu Krishnamurti. Between 1910 and 1916 van Manen worked as an Assistant Director of the Adyar Library at the international headquarters of the Society.

He left the Society and then settled in West Bengal in order to dedicate himself to ‘Tibetology’. After working in the Imperial Library and the Indian Museum in Calcutta he was elected General Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1923 and served to 1939. During that time he significantly increased the already respected stature of that Society.

RINPOCHE, Samdhong: Buddhist Meditation, TPH Adyar India 1988, 117 pages: 2nd ed. 2007, 172 pages

Meditation, says Samdhong Rinpoche, is the instrument that we need in order to search for

that which is yet beyond ourselves. In the book he discusses issues that arise from essential

questions: Why do we meditate? What is meditation? What is its result? He considers aspects such as preparation; technique; potential impediments; the goal. Continuing with the practice of meditation will produce changes in the body, in the mind, and in awareness. Commenting of the potential power of mediation and its contribution to alleviating misery in the universe he says:

“If we can do little at present, we can [at least] build up the power of the mind because it is the mightiest power in the universe, for everything was and is created by it. This power cannot be disturbed or challenged by material powers because they themselves are only a by-product of the power of mind. Therefore the powers of compassion and wisdom are much stronger than the powers of ignorance and hatred”.

The book is based on talks given at the 1982 School of the Wisdom, The Theosophical Society, Adyar in India. The chapters include questions and answers that followed each talk.

Samdhong Rinpoche, a life member of The Theosophical Society, is Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile. From infancy he was given the rigorous religious and philosophical training suitable for an incarnated lama in Tibet.

ROE, Jill: Beyond Belief: Theosophy in Australia 1897-1939, New South Wales University Press 1986, 396 pages

The author traces the history of theosophy in Australia from the 1870s to the 1930s. She writes: “Though tiny and tangential, nevertheless the theosophists had an impact and influence on Australian society far greater than the numbers warranted”. Its ideas attracted a range of diverse and prominent citizens. “Beyond Belief reconstructs a fascinating sequence in Australian religious and cultural history from diverse original sources, previously overlooked”.

ROW, T Subba (biog + writings) see

Notes on the Bhagavad Gita and Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita (Four Lectures 1886): For texts online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

RAMANUJACHARY, NC: A Lonely Disciple — Monograph on T. Subba Row 1856-90, Theosophical Publishing House Adyar 1993, 59 pages

SPIERENBURG, Henk J (comp/ann): T. Subba Row Collected Writings Vols I and II. Contains all the known articles and letters on theosophical subjects written by T. Subba Row. Point Loma Publications CA 2001, 654 pages. For online text extracts see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

RUSSELL, George William — see “AE”

 

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SANKARACHARYA : The Crest Jewel Of Wisdom (Vivekachudamani). Translation by Charles JOHNSTON, John M. Watkins London 1964, 104 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

The Crest Jewel of Wisdom has been described as “a practical and inspiring guide to life”. It starts, says Johnston, with the first steps on the path and ends with the complete teaching of Sankara’s philosophy “so far as that teaching can be put into words”.

See also other translations, eg, by Mohini M. CHATTERJI: Viveka-Cudamani, TPH Adyar 1932, 228 pages; and translations and commentaries by Ernest WOOD: The Pinnacle of Indian Thought — Crest Jewel of Discrimination, Quest Wheaton 1967, 161 pages. For various texts online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SINGH, Baijnath (trs): Letters from a Sufi Teacher: Shaikh Sharfuddin Maneri, TPH Adyar 1908/2006, 127 pages. Essays on a wide range of subjects such as religion, the path and truth; love and devotion; Islam; discipline of the desire-nature; confidence. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SINNETT, AP: The Rationale of Mesmerism, Houghton Mifflin 1892, 232 pages. Sinnett is also author or editor of well-known works including The Occult World, Esoteric Buddhism, Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. For texts online (except Mesmerism) see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SINNETT, Mrs AP (Patience): The Purpose of Theosophy, Bombay Theosophical Publication Fund, 2nd ed. 1887, 55 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SMITH, E. Lester: Inner Adventures: Thought, Intuition and Beyond, Quest Books TPH Wheaton USA 1988, 233 pages. See also Consciousness.

Lester Smith examines the anatomy, function and activities of the brain; as well as memory, thinking and various levels of consciousness. In trying to understand nature and life he says that they cannot be constrained in relatively simple hypotheses. The whole truth lies beyond any mental processes and can only be apprehended in mystical understanding. Each chapter in the book is an independent essay on some facet of the overall theme. The scientific and philosophical chapters lead to those that are a brief guide to the spiritual life. Lester Smith covers a wide range: mystical and higher states of consciousness, intuition, dreaming, brain rhythms, bio-feedback, information processing, mind-brain interface, etc.

E. Lester Smith has a D.Sc. and has won many honours, including being appointed Fellow of the Royal Society for his discovery of the benefits of vitamin B12.

SMITH, E. Lester (ed) with revisions by Patrick MILBURN: Intelligence Came First: Life and Mind in the Field of Cosmic Consciousness,Quest TPH Wheaton 2nd ed 1990, 221 pages. The 1st edition is also available in the Campbell Library.

Originally published in 1975, this book is the outcome of research by a group of individuals well-qualified in science and with much of the material drafted by the editor. In this 2nd edition Patrick Milburn, a philosophical biologist, significantly revised or eliminated some chapters, added others, and incorporated further important scientific material. Smith, who also extensively rewrote his contribution, noted that “each of us wholly approves the contributions of the other”.

The researchers start from the premise that consciousness is a fact of nature, since it is a universal experience, and then hypothesise that intelligence is primal and that the cosmos is grounded in, and pervaded by, Intelligence. They refute traditional scientific theory that promotes the role of ‘blind’ matter and blind chance in the universe. They examine and interpret various scientific approaches to this complex issue.

SOME OF HER PUPILS: H.P.B. — In Memory of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891, The Blavatsky Association, London 1931, 197 pages. See also Blavatsky and Biographical.

Most of the articles featured in this publication appeared, after Blavatsky’s death in 1891, in the monthly magazine Lucifer, and were first published in book form in that year. The authors were influential and important members of the Society — such as G. R. S. Mead, Constance Wachtmeister, Charles Johnson, Walter Old, Franz Hartmann, W. Q. Judge and H.S. Olcott — and in the articles they present their impressions of, and experiences with, Blavatsky. Lucifer was co-founded by Blavatsky in 1887 and a complete collection is held by The Campbell Library.

This 1931 edition is essentially a reprint of the original book but it also contains a character sketch by W.T. Stead, Editor of the Review of Reviews, and the editorial from the New York Tribune published just after Blavatsky’s death and which began: “Few women in our time have been more persistently misrepresented, slandered, and defamed than Madame Blavatsky, but though malice and ignorance did their worst upon her there are abundant indications that her life-work will vindicate itself, that it will endure, and that it will operate for good....”. It continued: “Madame Blavatsky held that the regeneration of mankind must be based upon the development of altruism .... This alone would entitle her teachings to the candid and serious consideration of all who respect the influences that make for righteousness”.

SPIERENBURG, Henk J (comp/ann): T. Subba Row Collected Writings Vols I and II. Contains all the known articles and letters on theosophical subjects written by T. Subba Row. Point Loma Publications CA 2001, 654 pages. For extracts of texts online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SRI RAM, N: Human Regeneration, TPH Adyar 1985, 65 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SRI RAM, N: Thoughts for Aspirants: Compiled from Notes and Writings of N. Sri Ram, 1st and 2nd series, TPH Adyar. Inspirational quotes and verses. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

SRI RAM, N: The Way of Wisdom. A collection of unrevised transcripts of talks given during 1956-64 on At the Feet of The Master, Light on the Path, The Voice of the Silence and the Bhagavad Gita. TPH Adyar 1989, 372 pages.

STEINER, Rudolf: Autobiography, Chapters in the Course of My Life — 1861-1907
by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), Anthroposophic Press, New York 1999, 415 pages

In this biography, originally written as seventy weekly instalments for an Anthroposophic newsletter, Steiner covers the first 35 years of his life and conveys some idea of his inner life, his personal relationships and the events that shaped him.

He was a member of The Theosophical Society and became leader of the Society in Germany. In 1913 he left that organisation and established the Anthroposophical Society which, among other things, is well-known throughout the world for its Rudolf Steiner Schools and their important contribution to education.

STEINER, Rudolf: Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man, Anthroposophic Press NY 1922/1971, 195 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

STEVENSON, Ian: 20 Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, University Press of Virginia 2nd ed. revised and enlarged 1974, 396 pages

From the Foreword:

“The 20 cases of such apparent and mostly verified memories [of previous existence], which Dr Stevenson personally investigated, reports on, and discusses …. are not claimed by him to settle the question [of such existence]; but they do put it before the reader sharply and because of this, are fully as interesting and important as are the more numerous cases suggesting discarnate survival, to which psychical research has given such close and lengthy attention”.

STEVENSON, Ian, MD: Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect, Praeger Publishers US 2002, 203 pages

Stevenson is a specialist in psychiatry and a world-renowned scientific investigator of reported paranormal events. He has collected over 2,600 reported cases of past-life memories of children of which 65 detailed reports have been published. The children have been found in Buddhist and Hindu countries of South Asia, among the Shiite peoples of Lebanon and Turkey, the tribes of West Africa, and the American northwest.

He writes:

“This book introduces and condenses a much longer one entitled Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects. That work is a medical monograph with extensive documentation, references, numerous tables, and many footnotes. This book has none of these. I have written it to satisfy the needs of readers who wish to understand the essential content of the larger work without troubling themselves over details. Let it be read as a series of abstracts .... A reader can only fairly judge the kinds of cases these books describe by close attention to the many details; and I do not believe anyone should express an opinion about my conclusions without having met this condition”.

 

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TATRAY, Dara: The Perennial Philosophy Past and Present: A Comprehensive Introduction for Individual and Group Work, compiled by Dr Tatray for the Theosophical Society in Australia 2007, 127 pages

The author, who has a doctorate in the history and philosophy of science, writes:

“What is offered … is a fairly solid grounding in the key ideas of the perennial philosophy, including unity, nonduality and transcendence. The student will become familiar with the thoughts of Plato, Giordano Bruno, David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti”

as they relate to the theme of this study course.

“The purpose of including [a chapter of historical] material is … to demonstrate the universality and longevity of the perennial philosophy; and to show that some of the radical assertions made by Helena Blavatsky in Isis Unveiled and other works have been corroborated by a number of the most intelligent and respected thinkers of all time”.

Chapter headings are: Historical Overview and Key Ideas; The Nature of Existence (metaphysics); The Dual Nature of Mind (psychology); The Ethics of Transcendence, or Transcendence as an Ethic; Blavatsky’s contribution to the Tradition. A glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography are provided.

THEOSOPHIA — see also Union Index of Theosophical Periodicals.

There are over 1,000 entries for Theosophia in the Union Index of Theosophical Periodicals. Copies of the publication are also held in the Campbell Library. This is an important theosophical periodical that was edited by Boris de Zirkoff from 1944 until his death in 1981. Its objectives, slightly modified over the years, were: “To uphold and promote the original Principles of the modern Theosophical Movement, and to disseminate the teachings of the Esoteric Philosophy as set forth by H. P. Blavatsky and her Teachers”. Writers included, as well as de Zirkoff himself, many esteemed scholars and thinkers. After his death in 1981, a special ‘Tribute’ issue was edited and published by Dara Eklund and the wide range of contributors highlights the influence of this independent and highly-respected scholar.

Fifty of the articles written for Theosophia by de Zirkoff appear in The Dream that Never Dies: Boris de Zirkoff speaks out on Theosophy, compiled and edited by W. Emmett Small and published in 1983. De Zirkoff is also well-known and respected as the compiler of Blavatsky Collected Writings published in fourteen volumes plus Index volume. He was awarded the Subba Row Medal in 1980 in grateful recognition of his “untiring efforts, during several decades, to make available to the world the wealth of knowledge contained in H. P. Blavatsky‘s writings”.

The Theosophical Movement 1875-1950 (Anonymous), Cunningham Press CA 1951, 351 pages. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

This volume presents the history of the Theosophical Movement against the background of modern world culture. It describes the work and public careers of the founders of the Movement and deals with issues of controversy among those involved. Well-documented.

THE THEOSOPHICAL REVIEW (periodical) — See LUCIFER (earlier title of THE THEOSOPHICAL REVIEW)

THE THEOSOPHIST — official organ of the President of The Theosophical Society at Adyar.

Picture of Title Page of 'The Theosophist' Vol. 1, No. 1, 1879
Title Page of The Theosophist, Vol.1 No.1, 1879

The Campbell Library has a complete collection of this periodical starting with Vol 1 in 1879 up to the present. See Union Index of Theosophical Periodicals.

H. P. Blavatsky was the original editor of The Theosophist and in the first issue she described it as “A Monthly Journal devoted to Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism: Embracing Mesmerism, Spiritualism, and the Secret Sciences”. Articles in that original edition included: ‘What is Theosophy?’ ‘What are the Theosophists?’ ‘Drift of Western Spiritualism’.

It has continued as a monthly publication and Mrs Radha Burnier, the present international President, is the current editor. There is an ongoing editorial ‘On the Watchtower’ which, among other things, sometimes provides comments on current international social issues.

TREW, Corona and SMITH, E. Lester (eds): This Dynamic Universe, TPH Wheaton 1983, 167 pages

Includes papers considering the nature of the universe from leading members of the Science Group of The English Theosophical Research Centre, in the 1950s. In three sections:

TSONG-KHA-PA: The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, The Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee (ed), Snow Lion Publications NY 3 vols.

Descriptions below are from the volumes’ covers.

Tsong–Kha-Pa completed this work in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. He based his insights on the classical Indian Buddhist literature, illustrating his points with classical citations as well as with sayings of the masters of the earlier Kadampa tradition. The text demonstrates how Tibetan Buddhism carefully preserved and developed Indian Buddhist traditions.

Vol 1, 2000, 434 pages: establishes that the central focus of the text is the development of the spirit of enlightenment, the heart of the Mahayana tradition. All the practices that are prerequisite for developing the spirit of enlightenment are covered here;

Vol 2, 2004, 295 pages: the heart of the Great Treatise. This covers the spirit of enlightenment and the deeds of the bodhisattvas;

Vol 3, 2002, 447 pages: contains a presentation of the two most important topics to be found in the Great Treatise — meditative serenity and supramundane insight into the nature of reality.


 

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van den BROEK, Roelof and HANEGRAAFF, Wouter J (eds): Gnosis and Hermeticism: from antiquity to modern times, State Uni. of N.Y. Press 1998, 402 pages

The editors aim to meet a need for scholarly, empirical and historical research into what has been called the ‘third component of Western culture’ — i.e. those religious traditions that have rejected a world-view based on the primacy of either pure rationality or doctrinal faith. This third aspect emphasises instead the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis: a revelatory experience which is typically believed to entail an encounter with one’s true self as well as with the ‘ground of being’, God. To this end, contributors to this book demonstrate this perspective as fundamental to a variety of interconnected traditions.

The book originated as lectures given at the Amsterdam Summer University in 1994 and contributions from the various contributors have been arranged to produce a chronological consideration of main aspects. These selections from the Table of Contents indicate the scope: Gnosticism and Hermeticism in antiquity; Manichaeism; A Christian Gnostic text; Reading from Nag Hammadi Codex VI.6; the Cathars; music and the Hermetic tradition; Romanticism and the Esoteric connection; Christian theosophic literature of 17th & 18th centuries; William Blake and his Gnostic myths; New Age movement and the esoteric tradition.

The editors are distinguished scholars in religion, esotericism and Western culture, and have authored various publications.

van MANEN, Johan (biog) see

RICHARDUS, Peter: The Dutch Orientalist Johan van Manen: his life and work, Kern Institute Leiden 1989, 80 pages

VARIOUS: Light from the East: ‘Speeches Delivered at the Public Meeting in the Portman Rooms, Baker Street, London, July 10, 1891 in connection with The First Annual Convention of The Theosophical Society in Europe’, Theosophical Publishing Society, London, 1891, 30 pages.

Speakers and topics were

Colonel H.S. Olcott (President-Founder, T.S.) ‘Origin of The TS and the spread of the Movement’;
A.P. Sinnett (President London Lodge, T.S.) ‘Spiritual Evolution’;
Bertram Keightley (Gen. Sec. Indian Section, T.S.) ‘Reincarnation’;
William Q. Judge (Vice President, T.S.) ‘Karma’;
Annie Besant (President, Blavatsky Lodge, London, T.S.) ‘Ethics, Spiritual and Moral Growth’.

VARIOUS: Symposium on H. P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine: Proceedings. Held at San Diego California 1984. Seventeen papers from four countries. Wizards Bookshelf 1984, 111 pages.

The published papers range widely — from ‘A Secret Doctrine Bibliography’ by John P. Van Mater, through ‘Science and The Secret Doctrine: Some Interesting Parallels ... and Some Important Differences’ by W. D. McDavid, to ‘H. P. Blavatsky and Sir William Crookes: Influence of The Masters’ by Dr Ralph Hannon.

VARIOUS WRITERS: Reminiscences of Colonel H.S. Olcott, TPH Adyar, 2nd ed 2006, 177 pages

Colonel Olcott was one of the founders, in 1875, of The Theosophical Society. He died in 1907 and this enlarged edition was published, by the Society, as a centennial tribute to this highly respected and remarkable man. It honours the very substantial contributions he made, not only to The Theosophical Society, but also to many areas outside of the Society — e.g. in agricultural science, law, religion, social welfare, education, research, and as an investigator, journalist and author.

The book is in 3 sections:

  1. Reminiscences by contemporaries
  2. Appreciation by others — containing new material from various journals pertaining to his character and to his theosophical, social, educational and religious work
  3. A selection of quotations compiled from his published articles and lectures.

Viveka-Chudamani (Crest Jewel of Wisdom) — see SANKARACHARYA.

 

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WACHTMEISTER, Constance and others: Reminiscences of HP Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine. Theosophical Pub. Society Adyar 1833, 162 pages. For extracts of texts online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

Countess Wachtmeister was a dedicated member of, and worker for, The Theosophical Society. She was a close associate and companion of HP Blavatsky, especially when Blavatsky was writing The Secret Doctrine. The book also includes contributions from “others who remember” and articles from the public Press.

WATERFIELD, Robin (ed): Jacob Boehme. An anthology with a biography, letters, and the context of Boehme’s writings, Western Esoteric Masters Series — North Atlantic Books 2001, 372 pages.

WILLIAMS, CV: Jiddu Krishnamurti: World Philosopher (1895-1986) His Life and Thoughts. Motilal Barnarsidass Delhi 2004, 581 pages. Some of the material for this publication was researched in the Campbell Library. For text online see Links to Theosophical Texts Online.

WINNER, Anna Kennedy: The Basic Ideas of Occult Wisdom, Quest TPH Wheaton1970, 113 pages. A concise overview of the main ideas associated with theosophy.

WOLMAN, Benjamin B. and ULLMAN, Montague (eds): Handbook of States of Consciousness, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co NY 1986, 672 pages. See also Consciousness.

The editors present wide-ranging research into states of consciousness covering diverse approaches and different viewpoints. Apart from their own contributions there are articles from more than twenty leading authorities in the disciplines of neurology, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, consciousness studies, sleep research, etc. The subjects covered include parapsychology, meditation, dreams, hypnosis, mysticism, drug addiction, sensory deprivation, biofeedback and altered states of consciousness. These aspects are explored in three major areas, namely, theory, manifestations and applications, their neurological corollaries, and related issues.

Benjamin B. Wolman was a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is a celebrated editor and author of noted publications. Montague Ullman was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is also a celebrated author.

WOOD, Ernest Egerton: “Is this Theosophy …?”, The Occult Book Society London 1936, 318 pages.

Ernest Wood was a significant and influential figure in the theosophical movement and worked with leading personalities. He made a major contribution in various fields, including as educationist and author. This book reflects his experiences and attitudes, with commentaries on his observations. In 1924 he was awarded the Subba Row Medal — an award given to outstanding writers in theosophy.

WOOD, Ernest : The Pinnacle of Indian Thought — see SANKARACHARYA.

WOOD, Ernest: A “Secret Doctrine” Digest — The laws and facts of nature and life as taught by H. P. Blavatsky in her monumental work entitled ‘The Secret Doctrine’ with explanations where necessary, TPH Adyar 1956, 480 pages

Wood writes that “no attempt has been made to compare these teachings with any current or ancient philosophy, or with the religions of to-day. [Readers may make their own comparisons with their own religion or beliefs] on which the present work may throw much new light”.

WOODWARD, FL (biog) see

POWELL, Michael: Manual of a Mystic: F. L. Woodward — a Buddhist Scholar in Ceylon and Tasmania, Karuda Press 2001, 277 pages. Previously described.

 

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