Studies In Occultism

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781145546080
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/24/2010
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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THE DUAL ASPECT OF WISDOM. ' No doubt but ye are the people and wisdom shall die with you." Job xii. 2. ' But wisdom Is justified of her children." Matthew xi. 19. TT is the privilege—as also occasionally the curse—of editors to receive numerous letters of advice, and the conductors of Lucifer have not escaped the common lot. Reared in the aphorisms of the ages they are aware that "he who can take advice is superior to him who gives it", and are therefore ready to accept with gratitude any sound and practical suggestions offered by friends; but the last letter received does not fulfill the condition. It is not even his own wisdom, but that of the age we live in, which is asserted by our adviser, who thus seriously risks his reputation for keen observation by such acts of devotion on the altar of modern pretensions. It is in defence of the wisdom' of our century that we are taken to task, and charged with " preferring barbarous antiquity to our modern civilization and its inestimable boons ", with forgetting that " our own-day wisdom compared with the awakening instincts of the Past is in no way inferior in philosophic wisdom even to the age of Plato ". We are lastly told that we, theosophists, are " too fond of the dim yesterday, and as unjust to our glorious (?) present-day, the bright noon-hour of the highest civilization and culture " ! ! Well, all this is a question of taste. Our correspondent is welcome to his own views, but so are we to ours. Let him imagine that the Eiffel Tower dwarfs the Pyramid of Ghizeh into a mole-hill, and the Crystal Palace grounds transform the hanging gardens of Semiramis into a kitchen-garden—if he likes. But if we are seriously'challenged ' by him to show " in what respect our age of hourly progress and gigantic thought"—a progre...
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