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Magazine "Lucifer - the Light-bringer"

This magazine, of the Dutch division of The Theosophical Society (Point Loma - The Hague) appears bi-monthly. It demonstrates how the theosophical teachings are to be applied in human life. Lucifer differentiates itself from other opinion-magazines through the consistent searching into the causes of the problems. The criterion for this is the extensive knowledge of the Universal Esoteric Philosophy as this is taught in Theosophy. This 'different' approach to individual and social problems gives a refreshing outlook and offers new possibilities of solving these problems effectively.

The 'technical' teachings of Theosophy are never objectives in themselves. In Lucifer the ethical consequences are always drawn from them by applying these teachings to the actual problems with which mankind is struggling. In this light it is nearly superfluous to say that great value is put on the letters to the editor.

Science, philosophy and religion, and especially the interconnection between these three in human thinking are widely dealt with. It is made clear that universal compassion is the basic pattern of Nature. The articles in Lucifer appeal particularly to the individual thinking faculty of the readers. But above all it is demonstrated that Theosophy offers Man a solid foundation for a philosophy of life with a perspective. Lucifer is a publication of the I.S.I.S. Foundation and is available in the form of single copies or an annual subscription.

First Portuguese edition of Lucifer, the Light-bringer!

Lucifer Portuguese

We are glad to present to you the first Portuguese edition of Lucifer, the Light-bringer. In the preparations of a series lectures that Barend Voorham will give in Brasil this July, Barend - also editor of Lucifer - translated a series of articles in Portuguese for this special occasion.
For our Portuguese friends we have the following articles:

Introdução Lúcifer, o Portador da LuzEdição especial

Como provar a Teosofia? H.P. Blavatsky e os seus sucessores

A Teosofia não é uma religião. E certamente não é uma crença. Todos os líderes teosóficos, enfáticam e repetidamente declararam que deveríamos investigar a Teosofia por nós próprios. Mas como? E como sabemos que é verdade? Se não temos que depositar uma fé cega nos líderes teosóficos, então que papel desempenham eles?

Barend Voorham
e Herman C. Vermeulen

Três níveis de recordação: instinto, consciência e intuição

A consciência composta do ser humano pode clarificar o mistério da memória.

Barend Voorham

Kali-Yuga: uma idade de crescimento ou de decadência espiritual?

Vivemos tempos de inquietude. De acordo com algumas pessoas os tempos são tão negros e sinistros, que estamos caminhando rapidamente para a nossa perdição. “Vivemos no fim dos tempos”, dizem as pessoas. Diz-se que isto está relacionado com o Kali-Yuga, a Idade do Ferro. É na verdade o Kali-Yuga uma idade tão negra?
Esta é uma investigação aos antigos textos hindus e à nossa era moderna.

Barend Voorham

Râja e Hatha Ioga

Para a maior parte das pessoas no mundo ocidental a prática do ioga é uma forma popular de exercício físico e de controlo da respiração. Este sistema particular de ioga é conhecido como Hatha Ioga. Contudo, existem muitos outros sistemas de ioga, como o Râja Ioga. Este artigo debruça-se especialmente sobre estes dois – por vezes contraditórios – sistemas de ioga.

Barend Voorham

Fundação I.S.I.S. e o curso Pensar Diferente

The editors of Lucifer, the Light-bringer

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 07/02 at 05:27 PM in MagazinePermalink

Lucifer, the Light-bringer - No. 2 - 2015

Lucifer Vol. 2 2015

We are glad to present to you the second issue of 2015.

This issue is the report of the I.S.I.S. Symposium

Rāja-Yoga Education of the Reincarnating Child.

A right education enables people to develop a broader view. The importance of education is therefore essential. However, what is right education?

Since the beginning of the 20th century members of the Theosophical Society gained experience with Rāja-Yoga education, which specifically distinguishes itself from other systems because it does not teach children what to think, but how to think.

Rāja-Yoga education literally means bringing out the Royal qualities in men: the capacity to control yourself in difficult situations and to lead and inspire others. With insight in their reincarnating part, you are able to teach children in a natural way to think independently. They grow up to be responsible people, in whom an unselfish objective and a spiritual vision on life are integral parts of their characters. And why not also apply this Rāja-Yoga education to yourself?

As always, we look forward to your questions and comments.

The editors of Lucifer, the Light-bringer

This digital magazine is published a couple of times a year. Are you interested in receiving following issues of Lucifer (free of charge), please subscribe by sending an e-mail to lucifer.red[at]isis-foundation.org*.
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Posted by blavatskyhouse on 12/05 at 04:19 PM in MagazinePermalink

Lucifer, the Light-bringer - No. 1 - 2015

Lucifer Vol. 1 2015

We are glad to present you the first issue of Lucifer, the Light-bringer, of 2015. This year too, we plan to publish 3 or 4 issues.

The first two articles have a direct significance for our understanding of the Theosophy, which was presented in our age by H.P. Blavatsky. How timeless is the message of H.P. Blavatsky? And how do you prove Theosophy? Whoever is not satisfied with a vague ‘believing’, would not ask himself these questions? And wishes a precise answer?

The enormous tensions and violence between various religious sects ask for a theosophical answer. The article “Esoteric Islam” gives a thorough contribution to this aim. As stated in the article: “It is high time to take a closer look at Islam and its principles in the hope that more people will discover the real fundamentals of this religion.”

The last article focuses on the relation between Theosophy and science. A small but growing number of scientists think that electromagnetism is the main organizing force behind the universe. This is contrary to the generally accepted view on gravity. This article shows that the theosophical teachings related to Consciousness, Emanation and Fohat are able to explain the discovered facts.

Just like earlier issues, your questions and comments on this issue are welcome.

The editors of Lucifer, the Light-bringer

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 04/03 at 01:37 PM in MagazinePermalink

Lucifer, the Light-bringer - No. 3 - 2014

Lucifer Vol. 3 2014

We are glad to present to you the third issue of 2014. In 2013, when we started our English magazine, we published two issues. This year we were able to present to you three issues. And we are already busy to prepare the first one for 2015.

But not only the number of issues is increasing. We are pleased that this year we could welcome quite a few new readers from all over the world. Moreover, we are very happy with receiving more encouraging reactions and interesting questions about the articles.

This issue is the report of the I.S.I.S. Symposium ‘How our consciousness changes our brain’. We think that this Lucifer may shine a bright light on this highly topical subject.

As always, we look forward to your questions and comments.

The editors of Lucifer, the Light-bringer

This digital magazine is published a couple of times a year. Are you interested in receiving following issues of Lucifer (free of charge), please subscribe by sending an e-mail to lucifer.red[at]isis-foundation.org*.
*) Replace [at] with @.

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 12/06 at 03:35 PM in MagazinePermalink
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