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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.

The Mystery School of the Future - read more in Lucifer No. 2 2017

Lucifer No. 2 2017

Theosophical teachings can shed light on all areas of human thought. This second issue of Lucifer, the Light-bringer of 2017 is a wonderful example of that fact. It demonstrates the richness of Theosophia.

In an article about the Mystery Schools, we travel back to the past when the Mystery Schools exercised a lofty influence on society. But we also look to the future. The question is asked whether the Theosophical Movement will assume the function of a Mystery School in the nearby future.

In the article about nonviolence – Ahimsa – it is shown that you never have to accept injustice. You can always work actively and nonviolently for a just and harmonious society. The means however should always be as noble as the goal you are pursuing.

The article about ADHD addresses the growing problem amongst today’s youth, that they are no longer able to concentrate. Or is this really a problem?

In the article “Questions children ask” Gottfried de Purucker provides some valuable suggestions for answering intuitive questions from children.
Finally, we have good news to announce, that the I.S.I.S. Foundation has recently posted the books by Katherine Tingley on the web.

We hope that this issue of Lucifer, the Light-bringer will contribute to a better understanding and – most importantly – a better application of the theosophical teachings.

We look forward to your questions and response.

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 06/04 at 02:32 PM in MagazinePermalink

Unity calls: how do we answer? ...and more in Lucifer, the Light-bringer - No. 1 - 2017

Lucifer Vol. 1 2017

This first issue of the digital Lucifer the Light-bringer of the year 2017 has been realized for an important part due to the cooperation of different theosophical groups. One of the reasons we started in 2013 with the English Lucifer is to create a forum for exchanging ideas with Theosophists all over the world.
If you look at the state of the world, it is clear that cooperation between all Theosophists is urgently needed. We have to work hard, unselfishly and cooperatively in order to give Theosophy its rightful place in the world.
We have the idea that Lucifer can play a significant role in this work. Not only because our readership is expanding, but also because our readers may use the articles in this magazine as a source of inspiration for their promulgation work.
At the International Theosophical Conference (I.T.C.) in Naarden, in 2014, the term cross-pollination was coined in theosophical fields. Theosophists can learn from each other. They can help each other. Visit the new ITC website to read this declaration.
Well, this issue of Lucifer is for an important part the result of cross-pollination. That pleased us greatly. After all, by working together the theosophical light will shine brighter in the world
Two contributions in this Lucifer are lectures held at an Annual Convention of the Theosophical Society Adyar. The first is a lecture from 2016 by the vice-president of the TS Adyar. The thoughts in this lecture are so important that we gladly offer it to our readers.
In 2017, for the second time a representative of the Theosophical Society Point Loma Blavatskyhouse gave a talk in Adyar. In this lecture the keys are given how to make unity a living power in your life, and in your theosophical work.
In this Lucifer you will also find a lecture on Gandhi by an associate of the United Lodge of Theosophists (ULT), which was held during the ITC 2016 in Santa Barbara. Theosophy was probably Gandhi’s fundamental source of inspiration.
Finally, we have included a very interesting article about the causal factors behind gravity, a subject that evokes a lot scientific interest, but it certainly will not only be appreciated by scientists.

As always, your comments are very welcome.

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 01/28 at 10:49 PM in MagazinePermalink

Universal Rights of the Reincarnating Man - Lucifer, the Light-bringer - No. 1 - 2016

Lucifer Vol. 1 2016

The universal declaration of Human Rights and other universal values are accepted largely throughout the different nations in te world. Nonetheless they are violated very often on a smaller or larger scale.

The deeper our understanding of the Cosmic Laws, the fundamental unity of the cosmos and ourselves as reincarnating beings, the better we will understand the Universal Declaration of Man morally and will act accordingly.

We are glad to present to you the first issue of 2016 of our magazine Lucifer the Light-bringer .

This issue is the report of the Symposium Universal Rights of the Reincarnating Man held in May 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Questions that are addressed: What are the Rights and Duties of the Reincarnating Man? Is it possible for humanity to live in peace and harmony? To what extent do human laws reflect the Cosmic Laws? What will the world look like when we, as a human beings, learn to cooperate with the Cosmic Laws?

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 11/06 at 03:52 PM in MagazinePermalink

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
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Lucifer archive

Below all English issues of Lucifer Magazine, since 2013:

Our first Portuguese Lucifer:

A link to our German magazine "Der Pfad": http://www.theosophy.de/pfad.php