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Impact of Isis Unveiled

Aug 22, 2012 09:00 AM
by Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti

Impact of âISIS UNVEILEDâThere is always a concealed conflict between âmaterialismâ and âspiritual
aspirations of Mankindâ. It is more visible now, in these modern days, than
perhaps in the times of Madame Blavatsky. It is possible the conflict will
thicken in future times. The effort of intellectuals and aspirants to holistic
living should be to combat this situation and to thin it to the extent
possible. Ordinarily, average thinkers are not familiar with ideas that spring
from occultism, even as they are subject to its inflow all the time. The effort
made here is to popularize the basic concepts of Deity, Law and Man; and their
connectivity with human life on the globe. The perennial Wisdom of Theosophy,
its philosophy and applications made available for the examination of the

The points, time and again, stressed by Madame Blavatsky are:

1. Man is inherently divine and is basically one with the

2. All religions and philosophies of the world reveal the
natural existence of a Universal

3. Modern thought is prone to many false notions, claims and
pretensions, and one must be prepared to examine everything fearlessly and
dispassionately to arrive at the truth of things.

4. The secular and spiritual aspirations of mankind are to be
kept alive,

without any distortion and deviation.

5. There is an unreserved direction and inspiration available
from the Masters of the Wisdom and that can be drawn by all, subject to their
own disciplining themselves.

She made the following statement in one of her articles, written
about 10 days prior to her casting away her physical vesture:
maintain that Isis Unveiled contains a mass of original and never hitherto divulged
information on occult subjects. That this is so, is proved by the fact that the
work has been fully appreciated by all those who have been intelligent enough
to discern the kernel, and pay little attention to the shell, to give the
preference to the idea and not to the form, regardless of its minor
shortcomings. Prepared to take upon myself ---vicariously as I show --- the sins
of all the external, purely literary defects of the work, I defend the ideas
and teachings in it, with no fear of being charged with conceit, since neither
ideas nor teaching is mine, as I have always declared; and I maintain that both
are of the greatest value to mystics and students of Theosophy.

H S Olcott, her associate in the work, qualifies her remarkable power in the following

Her amazing occult knowledge and phenomena-working powers,

together with her relation to the hidden Masters.

2. Her sparkling talents, especially as a
conversationalist with her social accomplishments, wide travels, and
extraordinary adventures.

3. Her insight into problems of philology,
racial origin, fundamental bases of religions, and keys to old mysteries and

unveiledâ as a serious text has a ârevolutionâ in it, and it continues to

all time. Her further writings viz. The Secret Doctrine and the

articles ( compiled as her Collected Writings) throw much light and spring. Her
presentation of the doctrines, theories and principles of Occult philosophy
continues to receive the right attention of intellectuals who are keen to open
up to the doors of their intuitions.

is certain that her presentations will form the mainstream of philosophy for humanity,
however numerous and divergent be the branches and twigs that have emanated in
Space and Time, i.e. geographically and historically.

asserts that magic, the spiritual wisdom, is a âTrue Scienceâ as also âa

Religion. The phenomena existed even before âthis modern era.â 
scientists, theologians and spiritualists must realize this fact, rather than
become themselves âpractical magicians.â The masses are to be educated on this
fact too. 

safest guide to human happiness and enlightenmentâ are provided by the writings
that âhave descended to us from the remotest antiquity.â The people âwho take
their precepts as the rule of their livesâ still exist in certain countries and
they carry with them ânobler spiritual aspirations and a higher average

magical powers, which are no other than the spiritual powers, exist in every human.â
âDiscipline and Self-conquestâ are the keys for those who desire to practice those,
as well as desire to teach others. Spiritual Wisdom, the philosophy of âmagicâ,
is the âmost difficult of all sciences to learn experimentally.â To become a
practical magician, a Wise-Man, one has âto be physically, morally or
psychologically fittedâ. To be a student of this science, âone must be ready to
devote heart and soul to the study.â A theoretical knowledge of the formulae is
not adequate, âthe mental capacities and soul powersâ are needed. âThe Spirit
must hold in complete subjection the combativeness of what is loosely termed
educated reason, until facts have vanquished cold human sophistry.â


[Extracted from Dr N C Ramanujacharyâs book
âIn the World of Magicâ]


Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.

Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)

Besant Gardens, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020 

Phone: 044/24913584, Mobile: 9444963584

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