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The Divine Plan by Geoffrey A. Barborka: Detailed Contents

Sep 22, 2006 11:26 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Written in the Form of a Commentary on H. P. Blavatsky's Secret 
Doctrine Expressly for the Purpose of Those Who Wish to Read and 
Gain a Deeper Understanding of The Secret Doctrine 

Presenting an Exposition of the Doctrines of the Esoteric 
Philosophy, Analysing and Explaining All the Terms Used 

by Geoffrey Avery Barborka

Adyar, Madras, India: The Theosophical Publishing House, Fourth 
Printing, 1980, xxviii + 564 pages

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Detailed Listing

Preface ( by Geoffrey A. Barborka, dated July, 1958 )

The Significance of Sanskrit Terms: 
Aids in the Pronunciation of Sanskrit - Pronunciation Chart - 
Sanskrit Terms in Relation to Mantras

Atmagita (The Song of the Monad)

Introductory: Divine Laws Associated with the Doctrines of the 
Ancient Wisdom

Chapter I --- The Doctrine of Constant Renewal: 
The Law of Periodicity - The Second Fundamental Proposition - The 
Status of the Monad in Relation to Constant Renewal - The Relation 
of Cycles to the Doctrine of Constant Renewal - Sutratman: The 
Luminous Thread of Immortal Monadship - Reincarnation: A Phase of 
the Doctrine of Constant Renewal - Nitya-Sarga and Nitya-Pralaya: 
Incessant Creation and Perpetual Dissolution

Chapter II --- The Doctrine of Balance and Harmony: 
The Law of Adjustment - The Lipikas: Their Relation to Akasa and 
Karma - Karma is Not Fatalism - How the Greeks Regarded Nemesis ( or 
Karma ) and the Triform Fates - How Man Should Act

Chapter III --- The Doctrine of Hierarchies: 
The Law of Essential Unity - "The Celestial Hierarchy" - The 
Kabbalist Hierarchy: The Sephiroth - The Pythagorean Hierarchical 
Number-Scheme - The Syrian Hierarchical Scheme of the Universe - The 
Hierarchical Structure of the Earth - The Hierarchical Ladder of 
Life - The Dhyani-Chohans - The Hierarchs of the System - The 
Hierarchy of Compassion - "Endless Series of Hierarchies"

Chapter IV --- The Doctrine of Essential Identity: 
The Law of Self-Unfoldment - Svabhava - Palingenesis - Prototypes - 
The One Life-Force: "The Initial Existence" - Transmission of the 
Physical Plasm and "Spiritual Plasm" - The Functions of Jiva - The 
Transmission of Life-Atoms

Chapter V --- The Doctrine of Continuous Change: 
The Law of Motion: Motion is Eternal - Progressive Development: The 
Law of Evolution - Pravritti and Nivritti: Evolution and Involution -
 The Third Fundamental Proposition: ( The Circle of Necessity - The 
Acquirement of Individuality - The Doctrine of Metempsychosis - 
Concluding the Third Fundamental Proposition ) - Human Evolution: ( 
The Lunar Pitris - "Man Preceded Every Mammalian" - Three Distinct 
Schemes of Evolution for Man: 1. Monadic Evolution - 2. The 
Evolution of Intellect - The Solar Pitris - "The One Life" and "The 
Lives" - 3. Physical Evolution - Prototypes: "Original Forms" 
and "Ideal Forms." - Culmination of Human Evolution: Development of 
the Saptaparna ) - Concerning the Doctrine of Nirvana - The Purpose 
of Existence

Chapter VI --- The Septenary Law: 
The Septenary Law - The Seven Planes - Lokas and Talas - The Seven 
Element-Principles: Tattvas, Tanmatras, Mahabhutas or Prakritis - 
The Seven Principles: Explanation of the Saptaparna - Linking the 
Seven Principles to the Universe - The Seven Ways to Bliss and the 
Seven Truths

Chapter VII --- The Doctrine of the Spheres: 
The Doctrine of the Spheres: (1) The Doctrine of the Globes - The 
Caduceus (2) The Doctrine of Lokas and Talas (3) The Doctrine of the 
Seven Sacred Planets (4) The Doctrine of the Universal Solar System 
(5) The Doctrine of the Relationship of the System (6) The Doctrine 
of Cyclic Journeys (7) The Doctrine of the Relationship of the 
Monads to the System

Chapter VIII --- The Doctrine of the Races: 
The Doctrine of the Races - Man's First Appearance - The First Root-
Race - The Second Root-Race: "Fiery Lives" ( The Manifestation of 
the Life-Force ) - The Astral Form Clothing the Monad - The Third 
Root-Race: ( The Sons of Passive Yoga - Androgynous Humanity - 
Separation of Sexes Occurred 18,000,000 Years Ago - The Awakening of 
the Mind-Principle - The Races with the Third Eye - Mythological 
Accounts of Races with the Third Eye ) - The Fourth Root-Race - The 
Fifth Root-Race - The Sixth Root-Race - The Seventh Root-Race

Chapter IX --- The Doctrine of the Rounds: 
The Doctrine of the Rounds: (1) Inner Rounds (2) The Relation of 
Rounds and Races (3) The Relation of Rounds and Spheres (4) The 
Relation of Rounds and Watchers (5) The Relation of Rounds and the 
After-Death States (6) The Relation of Rounds and Principles - Fifth-
Rounders (7) Outer Rounds

Chapter X --- The After-Death States: 
The After-Death States - That Which a Man Longs For, That he 
Becomes - Two Important Aphorisms - What is it that Dies? - The 
Process of Dying - The First After-Death State: Kama-Loka - The 
Second Stage in the After-Death States: The Second Death - The Bardo 
and the Gestation State - The Third After-Death State: Devachan - 
Inner and Outer Rounds - Skandhas - The Birth of the Personality

Chapter XI --- The Doctrine of the Two Paths: 
The Doctrine of the Two Paths - The Law of Compassion - The Choice 
of Four Paths - Ariadne and the Labyrinth - The Seven Stairs - "The 
Star Whose Ray Thou Art" - The Four Grades of Initiation - The Open 
and the Secret Paths - The Three Glorified Vestures - The Doctrine 
of Avataras - Jesus the Christ: An Avatara - The Wondrous Being

Chapter XII --- The Doctrine of Universal Knowledge: 
The Doctrine of Universal Knowledge - The Law of "Coming into 
Being" - Atma-Vidya - "How the One Becomes the Many" - The First 
Fundamental Proposition - A List of Equivalent Terms - Sat ( Be-
Ness ): The Great Breath - Parabrahman: The One Reality - Adi-Buddhi 
or Adi-Budha - Mulaprakriti: Pre-Cosmic Root-Substance - Spirit and 
Matter: Two Aspects of the Absolute - Fohat: "The Most Important 
Character in Esoteric Cosmogony" - Eros = Fohat - Summary of First 
Fundamental Proposition - The First Logos - The Second Logos - The 
Third Logos - Pre-Manifestation and the Logoi in the Stanzas of 
Dzyan - "The First Lesson in Esoteric Philosophy" - The Originating 
Point of a System - The Primordial Seven - The Central Spiritual 
Sun - The Voice of the Silence

Index ( pages 521-564 )

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