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Studies in Occultism; A Series of Reprints from the Writings of H. P. Blavatsky

No. 1: Practical Occultism--Occultism versus the Occult Arts--The Blessings of Publicity

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,385 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: BF
Downloads: 6,306
Added to site: 2005.11.06
mnybks.net#: 11738
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Philosophy, Occult
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tudent of Occultism who has commenced to realize some of the foregoing truths, the answer given by the Delphic Oracle to all who came seeking after Occult Wisdom--words repeated and enforced again and again by the wise Socrates:--MAN KNOW THYSELF.

Chelaship has nothing whatever to do with means of subsistence or anything of the kind, for a man can isolate his mind entirely from his body and its surroundings. Chelaship is a state of mind, rather than a life according to hard and fast rules, on the physical plane. This applies especially to the earlier, probationary period, while the rules given in Lucifer for April last pertain properly to a later stage, that of actual occult training and the development of occult powers and insight. These rules indicate, however, the mode of life which ought to be followed by all aspirants so far as practicable, since it is the most helpful to them in their aspirations.

It should never be forgotten that Occultism is concerned with the

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