The Adyar Pamphlet Series essays included in this ebook:
No. 39. “Ancient Egyptian Magic” and “Animated Statues” — Theos., Oct. - Nov., 1996
No. 49 "Spirits" of Various Kinds — Luc., June, 1896
No. 68 The Fall of Ideals — Luc., Dec., 1889
No. 71 Spiritual Progress — Theos., May, 1885
No. 77 My Books — Luc., May, 1891
No. 81 Star Angel Worship in the Roman Catholic Church — Luc., July, 1888
No. 105 The Kabalah and The Kabalists — Luc., May, 1892
No. 109-110 The Roots of Ritualism in Church and Masonry — Luc. March -May, 1889
No. 116 Kosmic Mind — Theos., May, 1890
No. 121 The Substantial Nature of Magnetism — Luc., Sept. 1891
"Practical Occultism" and "Occultism versus The Occult Arts."
A sample of the quotations...
Nature gives up her innermost secrets and imparts true wisdom only to him who seeks truth for its own sake, and who craves for knowledge in order to confer benefits on others, not on his own unimportant personality.
Lucifer, September, 1890
The springing up of evil thoughts is less injurious than that of idle and indifferent ones. Because as to evil thoughts you are always on your guard, and, having determined to fight and conquer them, this determination helps to develop the will power. Indifferent thoughts, however, serve merely to distract the attention and waste energy.
Practical Occultism, 1885
For the Occultists, who say that the author of Nature is Nature itself, something indistinct and inseparable from the Deity, it follows that those who are conversant with the Occult laws of Nature, and know how to change and provoke new conditions in Ether, may —not modify the laws, but work and do the same in accordance with these immutable laws.
The Secret Doctrine , Volume 1, 1
....learn that Occultism differs from Magic and other secret Sciences as the glorious sun does from a rushlight, as the immutable and immortal Spirit of Man — the reflection of the absolute, causeless and unknowable ALL — differs from the mortal clay — the human body.
Practical Occultism, Page 26
From the remotest periods religious philosophies taught that the whole universe was filled with divine and spiritual beings of divers races. From one of these evolved, in the course of time, ADAM, the primitive man.
Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page 2
Like an immense boa-constrictor, Error, in every shape, encircles mankind, trying to smother in her deadly coils every aspiration towards truth and light. But error is powerful only on the surface, prevented as she is by Occult Nature from going any deeper.
Secret Doctrine, Volume 3, Page 23
Gnomes, sylphs, fairies, djins, etc., are the Soul of the elements, the capricious forces in Nature, acting under one immutable law, inherent in these Centres of Force, with undeveloped consciousness and bodies of plastic mould, which can be shaped according to the conscious or unconscious will of the human being who puts himself en rapport with them.
Lucifer, August, 1893
He who deprives any of his fellows of the light, the good, the help, the assistance he can wisely give them, and lives for the accumulation of material things, for his own personal gratification, is the real robber; and he who steals from his fellows the precious possession of character by slander, and any sort of misrepresentation, is no less a thief, and one of the most guilty kind.
Practical Occultism, Page 84
Civilisation has ever developed the physical and the intellectual at the cost of the psychic and spiritual. The command over and the guidance of one's own psychic nature, which foolish men now associate with the super-natural, were with early Humanity innate and con-genital, and came to man as naturally as walking and thinking.
The Secret Doctrine , Volume 2, Page 352
The Self of Matter and the Self of Spirit can never meet. One of the twin must disappear; there is no place for both.
The Voice of the Silence, Page 27
The universe is the combination of a thousand elements, and yet the expression of a single spirit — a chaos to the senses, a cosmos to the reason.
Isis Unveiled, Volume 1, Page XXII
Try with consistent attempts to conquer the prominent weaknesses of your nature by developing thought in the direction that will kill each particular passion.