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Theosophical Notes No. 10 Winter 2019-20

Editor’s note………………………………………………………………………………. 2
The Sole Prerequisite is Simple ………………………………………………… 4
The Testimony of a Scientist on the Perennial Wisdom …………. 12
Donations to the HPB Defence Fund to be Returned ……………. 14
The Lineage & Books of the 1875 Movement*……………………….. 15
The Biography of Robert Crosbie (part 2 of Chapter 4) …………. 19
“The Power of Passion” by Bhavani Shankar (no. 2) ……………….. 23
Are Global Peace Meditations a Beautiful Folly ……………………… 26
Correspondence: “To Recognise When Helped” …………………….. 29
Theosophical Texts in English and Arabic ………………………………. 31

* This edition includes a centre-page chart on pages 16-17 that attempts to show the lines of the Theosophical Lineage. Comments are welcome.


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The newsletter is primarily for students of Theosophy as a place to read and research the seed ideas in science, religion & philosophy that are best calculated to develop the wisdom and charity that lies at the heart of true progress.

It also provides a place to re-examine the legacy that Robert Crosbie, the founder of the ULT, left for these times.

Crosbie recommended students and Lodges engage in free and frequent communications and build a fraternity that will create lasting bonds of respect and friendship among students of the Perennial Wisdom.

His vision is alive today and will appeal to those who – as William Q. Judge wrote – may “ever feel the surge of the vast deeps that lie beyond the heart’s small ebb” and who sense the possibilities of this very excellent approach to life and living.

The first of the three objects of the 1875 Theosophical Movement – perhaps its most noble one – is to create centres of fraternity and solidarity where the Perennial Wisdom may flourish. These Newsletters are for those in sympathy with that aim and who are invited to get in touch with this or local ULT Centres.

With our sincere good wishes in your exploration of this grand perennial philosophy, one that is of such benefit to understand and live by,

The Editors, info@theosophy-ult.org.uk

Traditional Japanese suspension bridge by Katsushika Hokusai c. 1834


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Theosophical Notes No. 9 Autumn 2019

Editor’s note……………………………………………………………………………… 2
On Buddhist Meditation ………………………………………………………….. 4
A Letter on Meditation …………………………………………………………… 11
The Power of Words and Names ……………………………………………. 12
The Biography of Robert Crosbie (part 1 of Chapter 4) …………. 13
The Inspiration of Bhavani Shankar ……………………………………….. 17
The Great Hunger by Bhavani Shankar ………………………………….. 22
“Remember Gaeta”: A Mystical Story (part 2 concludes) ……….. 24
This New Year is the Time for Brotherhood …………………………… 27
The Tone of the Sun: a Theosophical Prediction Fulfilled ………. 32
Correspondence: “A Land of Mystery”……………………………………. 34
Online texts in English and Arabic …………………………………………. 35


Theosophical Notes No. 8 Summer 2019

Editor’s note …………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
Unpublished Letters: Study, Application & Promulgation ……………………… 4
The Biography of Robert Crosbie: Chapter 3 …………………………………………. 7
The Value of Allegorical Writing …………………………………………………………… 11
“Remember Gaeta” a story by Theodore Crombie ……………………………….. 12
A Few Reflections on the 2019 ITC Conference ……………………………………. 17
The Beautiful but Too-Terrestrial Draupadi ………………………………………….. 21
Theosophical Predictions: The Dendera Zodiac …………………………………… 22
Correspondence …………………………………………………………………………………… 24
a) The Love of Money …………………………………………………………………………… 24
b) Barborka’s “The Divine Plan” ……………………………………………………………. 24
Online texts in English and Arabic ………………………………………………………… 27


Theosophical Notes No. 7 Spring 2019

Editor’s note …………………………………………………………………………………… 2
A Biography of Robert Crosbie ………………………………………………………. 4
Robert Crosbie, Their Colleague Passes ………………………………………… 11
A Love for Clarity of Thought and Unity of Being ………………………… 15
Theosophical Prophecies: Oracular Stones …………………………………… 16
One Person’s Courage Gives Life to Many ……………………………………. 20
What Should Lodges Study………………………………………………………….. 21
Brotherhood, the First of “Our Three Objects” ……………………………… 22
Found in the Papers of Robert Crosbie …………………………………………. 26
The Circulation of Prana, an Old Reverence for the Cat ………………… 27
The Honourable Hopis & their Predictions …………………………………… 28
Further Theosophical Articles and Books in Arabic ……………………….. 35


Theosophical Notes No. 6 Winter 2018-19

Editor’s note …………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
Karma and “Acts of Omission and Commission”……………………………… 4
“Spiritual But Not Religious”…………………………………………………………….. 9
Theosophical Prophecies: Ancient Flying Machines ………………………. 10
Consciousness without Mind on the Plane of the Ah-hi ………………… 12
Book Review: The Divine Plan by Geoffrey Barborka ……………………… 13
A Love for Clarity of Thought and Unity of Being ………………………….. 17
A Thousand Years Ago by Charles Leland ………………………………………. 18
Climate Change and an old Prediction about Trees………………………… 19
Feeling a Direction for the First Time………………………………………………. 20
Why Original Theosophy Matters to Researchers……………………………. 21
Correspondence on Prophecies (Autumn 2018 p 10) …………………….. 23
Medical Research on the Dangers of Mediumship………………………….. 26
The Voice of the Silence and Other Books in Arabic………………………… 27


Theosophical Notes No. 5, Autumn 2018

Editor’s note ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2
The Meaning of Pain …………………………………………………………………………. 4
A Call: on Human & Artificial Intelligence………………………………………….. 8
Theosophical Prophecies…………………………………………………………………… 9
A Rare Robert Crosbie Quote from 1919…………………………………………. 12
Temple Music…………………………………………………………………………………… 13
Henry More Helped Write Isis from his Astral Library ……………………. 14
The Great Tsong Kha-pa ………………………………………………………………… 16
The Dalai Lama and Two Forms of Tantra ………………………………………. 18
Correspondence and Letters ………………………………………………………….. 24
A Call to Action for a “Fellowship of Humanity”……………………………… 24
Publishing 1: The Ocean of Theosophy in Arabic (2018)………………… 25
Publishing 2: An Atheist in Heaven (2016) …………………………………….. 26
The Newsletter………………………………………………………………………………… 27


Theosophical Notes No. 4, Summer 2018

Editor’s note ………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Humanity’s Finer Sensitivity …………………………………………………………… 4
Theosophical Prophecies ………………………………………………………………… 9
The Original Masons’ Code of Brotherly Love …………………………………. 11
Moral Longing in the Kali Yuga …………………………………………………….. 12
The Search for Truth in Philosophy and Science …………………………… 15
Original Theosophy and Later Versions (cont’d) …………………………… 17
The Extraordinary Astral World of Fossils …………………………………….. 22
Modern Geological Eras and the Theosophical Cycles ……………………….. 26
Correspondents’ Letters………………………………………………………………. 27
a) Mount Carmel’s Mystery School………………………………………. 27
b) David Bohm and the Spiritual aspects of QM …………………….. 29
Publishing: the Non Fiction Bestseller List ……………………………………….. 30
The Newsletter ………………………………………………………………………….. 31


Theosophical Notes No. 3, Spring 2018

Editor’s note ………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Contents ……………………………………………………………………………………. 3
SELF-EXAMINATION, THE PATH TO RENEWAL ………………………………… 4
The Wisdom of Early Egypt & Palestine (cont’d) ……………………………… 8
Original Theosophy and Later Versions ………………………………………… 15
Personal Reminiscences of William Q Judge …………………………………… 19
Crosbie 99 years on, on where we find ourselves ………………………………. 21
Correspondents’ Letters ……………………………………………………………… 24
a) Deeds of Mercy ………………………………………………………………. 24
b) We carefully assess offerings of Wisdom! ………………………….. 25
c) Questions on the ULT’s balance of Rigour & Freedom…………. 26
Deep Philosophy Deep Ecology – the ecological crisis …………………………. 30
The Newsletter …………………………………………………………………………. 31


Theosophical Notes No. 2, Winter 2017-18

Editor’s note …………………………………………………………………………………… 2
Contents …………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
Transcending the Law of Karma ……………………………………………………….. 4
The Wisdom of Early Egypt & Palestine ……………………………………………. 7
Who was the Real “HPB” (continued from Issue 1) ………………………….. 13
“The Etheric Body”: Dispelling New Superstitions ………………………………… 15
The ‘Energy of the Heart’ is better than Money ……………………………………… 18
‘From the Archives’ series: Incidents of ULT History in 1930s and 1960
(continued from Issue 1) …………………………………………………………………. 19
Reply from John Garrigues to B.P. Wadia …………………………………….. 20
Correspondents’ Letters re. Issue 1, November 2017 …………………………… 22
a) Vegetarianism too liberally interpreted in Ends and Means ………. 22
b) Was the Absolute Once a Man…………………………………………….. 23
c) Keeping Good Lines ……………………………………………………………. 27
The Newsletter ………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Publishing …………………………………………………………………………………….. 31


Theosophical Notes No. 1, Autumn 2017

Editor’s note ………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Who was the Real “HPB”………………………………………………………….. 4
Ends And Means ………………………………………………………………………… 6
Good & Yet Mistaken ……………………………………………………………….. 11
Where are the young-old Theosophists………………………………………. 13
‘From the Archives’: Incidents of ULT History in 1930s ……………….. 15
Letter from B. P. Wadia to Joseph Fussell at Point Loma, Aug 1930 … 15
History of the Movement: The Pasadena & Point Loma Societies . 19
One Teaching in Two Streams ……………………………………………………. 21
The Price of Freedom is ‘Eternal Vigilance’ …………………………………. 22
A New Ethical Impulse ……………………………………………………………… 23
The Newsletter …………………………………………………………………………. 25
Publishing ……………………………………………………………………………….. 26
The Voice of the Silence 1889 …………………………………………………. 26
The Secret Doctrine Extracts 1888 ……………………………………………. 27

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