The striking essays during this quantity have been written for the expressed goal of supporting either the newcomer to non secular pondering in addition to the expert practitioner to work out the typical gadgets – from the wind and ships to deserts and lakes – and topics – from canines and ravens to dolphins and whales – surrounding us as concrete embodiments and dwelling symbols of the elemental non secular Essence from which every thing has advanced. those common symbols usually are not simply unintended psychological constructs yet reside realities that not just element to non secular dimensions a long way past themselves yet profoundly include these non secular realities. studying to determine the area round us afresh within the gentle of its non secular measurement re-orients us to taking on back the age-old activity of treading the trail and aids us in activating our greater religious capacities which, while woke up, shed the pristine mild of common Theosophy at the course of non secular self-regeneration within the carrier of humanity.
The Theosophical philosophy is based at the ageless fact that Divine knowledge exists, and that clever beings exist who dynamically embrace it in international background; that sages and seers nonetheless grace the globe and continuously oversee the non secular, psychological and actual evolution of guy and nature. the key Society of Sages that publications human growth has existed considering that — nay, even ahead of — the emergence of self-conscious Humanity; they have been "those Kings and teachers of the 3rd Race in arts and sciences, in comparison with which our little sleek technological know-how stands much less likelihood than common mathematics with geometry". As H.P. Blavatsky acknowledged of them, "Alone a handful of primitive males — in whom the spark of Divine knowledge burnt vibrant, and merely reinforced in its depth because it received dimmer and dimmer with all ages in those that became it to undesirable reasons — remained the decide on custodians of the Mysteries published to mankind via the divine Teachers." the first mode of that instructing used to be the traditional language of the Mysteries, the common language of symbols.
The 28 wide-ranging articles during this quantity span a large spectrum of human proposal: from the Tetraktys to the pass, from the Altar to the replicate, from the Pentagram to the Dodecahedron, from the puppy to the Dwarf, from the center to the idiot; certainly, from Shamballa to Paradise. those essays demonstrate the basic spiritual, philosophical, and clinical elements to the main mundane and such a lot sophisticated realities of our universal, daily international. either the intense mirrored image upon and informal studying of those essays is a joyous excursion during the all-too-common truncated perceptions we've of our global to a better point of knowledge of the myriad ways that the lifetime of the common Spirit is made manifest.
Professor Helen Valborg taught anthropology in California for 30 years at Ventura collage and Feather River university, and has been particularly engaged in long term cultural stories in Greece and India. Professor Valborg's curiosity in cultural symbolism has lately been interested in petroglyph reports within the nice Basin. Her articles were released in collage of Nevada, Reno guides and HERMES.