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- adjective Of or pertaining to theosophy.
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Besides these -- often crude and clumsy -- romances they possessed what may be called "theosophic" treatises and revelations of a highly mystical character.
Material or Ideal form, is nothing else than the revival of some of the earliest and most inveterate Principles of Paganism, -- the same Paganism which still flourishes among the "theosophic" dreamers of India, and which exhibits its practical fruits in the horrors of Hindoo superstition.
By 1917, he had formulated his " neo-plasticism, " a radical abstraction that aspired to his puritan and theosophic ideals of universal harmony.
These books include scriptural interpretations as well as material on theosophic theology, mythical cosmogony, mystical psychology,
What a throng of volumes, what a flight of tales, novels of all sorts, droll, philosophic, and theosophic.
He believes also that our ideas are complete, organized beings (the theosophic notion) which live in the invisible world and influence our destinies; that, concentrated in a powerful brain, they can master the brains of other people, and traverse immense distances in the twinkling of an eye.
Those who have studied the mysteries of clairvoyance in connection with theosophic teaching have been enabled to realize that the ultimate resources of that faculty range as far beyond its humbler manifestations, dealt with by unassisted enquirers, as the resources of the higher mathematics exceed those of the abacus.
They were not philosophers, for they spoke the language of feeling; but the civilization of which they were the strongest outcome was already tinged with influences derived from early philosophy -- especially from the gnomic wisdom of the sixth century and from the spirit of theosophic speculation, which in Aeschylus goes far even to recast mythology.
Of the four great Rabbis, who the Talmud says entered upon theosophic studies, only Akiba came through safely.
The interpretation of this passage is that ben Azzai died prematurely, worn out by his activities in mystical and theosophic speculation; ben Zoma became demented thereby; Elisha, contemptuously referred to as Acher (the other), became an apostate; but Akiba was unaffected.