Jehovah Witnesses & Mahatma KH/HPB on Body/Soul/Spirit/Life after Death
Mar 31, 2007 07:26 PM
Jehovah Witnesses & Mahatma KH/HPB
on Body/Soul/Spirit & Life after Death
Some 37 years ago when I discovered the
Mahatma Letters & HPB's writings, I noticed
some interesting SIMILARITIES between the
teachings in the letters of Master K.H. and
HPB's ISIS UNVEILED and the teachings of
the Jehovah Witnesses and the Seventh-Day
Adventist on soul and spirit, life after death, etc.
At that time I also was studying a book titled:
The four major cults:
Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Seventh-Day
by Anthony A Hoekema
English Book xiv, 447 p. 24 cm.
Grand Rapids, Eerdmans
I also remember taking a copy of the Jehovah
Witnessses' IS THERE LIFE
AFTER DEATH? and underlining the similarities
with those in the Mahatma Letters.
I believe the small book IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH?
is the correct title. The printing I usually
used or saw was bound in green.
I'm wondering if any of the Theos-Talk readers
(maybe Perry???) has also seen and pondered
on these similarities. [Yes, I know there
are differences, too!]
In Isis Unveiled, the Mahatma Letters,
and The Secret Doctrine, what terms are
used that would be equivalent to the
FOLLOWING terms as found in the Old and New
neshamah, nephesh, ruach
soma, psyche, pneuma
Also what theosophical ideas
illuminate the following questions
discussed by Christians??
Are human beings conscious after
death and/or tormented in hell?
Is there a Resurrection of the dead?
What is the second death?
What does the "The Return of Christ" mean?
I include here my butterfly illustrations I
posted once on Theos-Talk:
As a Butterfly in Its Chrysalis
Once Awakened from Their Post-mortem Torpor . . . .
Some useful background reading that might be
helpful is below:
DEATH, SOUL AND HELL
THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF HUMAN NATURE
THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF DEATH
Two Basic Views of Human Nature and Destiny
The Doctrine of the Immortal Soul
Origins of the Word 'Hell'
Do YOU Have an IMMORTAL SOUL?
THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF HELL
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