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Abdill, Edward

Overview
Works: 47 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 314 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal correspondence  Lectures 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BP565.A28, 299.934
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Most widely held works about Edward Abdill
 
Most widely held works by Edward Abdill
The secret gateway : modern theosophy and the ancient wisdom tradition by Edward Abdill( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from more than fifty years of experience studying, researching, teaching, and working in theosophy, Abdill imparts practical, day-to-day examples and illustrative stories detailing how we can live the ancient tradition in contemporary times
Masters of wisdom : the mahatmas, their letters, and the path by Edward Abdill( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rigorous historical and philosophical examination of the controversial spiritual Masters who guided Madam H. P. Blavatsky in opening the world to Eastern and esoteric spirituality in the late nineteenth century. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, the mysterious and widely travelled Russian noblewoman and occult philosopher Madam H. P. Blavatsky enthralled the Western and Eastern worlds with theories of an ancient 'secret doctrine' behind the major religions and cosmic theology that united the insights of religion and science. Blavatsky said she was operating under the guidance of enigmatic Masters of wisdom, and that these 'Mahatmas,' or great souls, led her to reveal forgotten wisdom to modern people. The mythos of Blavatsky's Masters left a deep mark on the culture of alternative spirituality and has spawned more than a century of debate: Were the Masters fact or fraud? What did they teach? Can we reach them today? Now in Masters of Wisdom, scholar of Theosophy Edward Abdill provides an authoritative, historically reliable, and delightfully readable study of the background and ideas of the Mahatmas – focusing specifically on what they taught and the enduring reach of their message."--Publisher's information
Reflections on an ageless wisdom : a commentary on the Mahatma letters to A.P. Sinnett by Joy Mills( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Theosophy expresses the ancient wisdom tradition found in all religions. When H.P. Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society in 1875, told English journalist A.P. Sinnett she had gained her paranormal knowledge from more evolved beings called the Mahatmas, Sinnett asked to communicate with them himself. The result was a remarkable correspondence carried on from 1880 to 1885 with Mahatmas Khoot Hoomi and Morya. Recorded in The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, the answers of these Teachers form an essential part of Theosophical literature. At the time, the Letters stor
Foundations of the ageless wisdom : a study course to accompany the five-part video series ... by Edward Abdill( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret gateway by Edward Abdill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an inner gateway to wisdom that opens to a steep and thorny road. What makes the gateway secret? Why does the road wind upward to the very end? The symbol of the thorny road is found in many myths, legends, and every great religion. Few are those who enter the gateway and follow that road uphill, but for those who do, a reward beyond words lies at the heart
Key to the wisdom by Edward Abdill( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the 115th Annual Meeting and Summer School of the Theosophical Society, exploring the key to unlocking the wisdom held in certain universal principles which can lead us to our own personal freedom
Conscious evolution by Edward Abdill( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Secret Doctrine, H.P. Blavatsky states that the universe is worked and guided from within outwards - that there is an inner order that guides and molds outer evolution. Speaker Ed Abdill provides many examples to help illustrate this Theosophical concept and how it relates to our growth in consciousness
The road that leads to the heart of the universe by Edward Abdill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The visionary insights of Helena P. Blavatsky radically impacted the consciouness of truth seekers in the Western world and directly inspired the work of artists, writers, philosophers, and scientists who themselves went on to profoundly affect global consciousness. This presentation explores the fascinating life and work of H.P. Blavatsky and invites us to discover transformative potentials in our own lives and for the world we live in.--Publisher
Foundations of the ageless wisdom by Edward Abdill( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This 5-part program looks at many of the key Theosophical theories associated with The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky
The path : rules of the road( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An examination of some "rules" of the spiritual path in a week-long symposium hosted by Anton Lysy, with participants Ed Abdill, John Algeo, Betty Bland, Richard Brooks, Robert Ellwood, Don Kruse, Joy Mills, and Willamay Pym at the 113th Annual Meeting and Summer School of the Theosophical Society in America. Speakers share personal stories about how they were introduced to the teachings of Theosophy, its impact on their lives, and respond to questions from the audience
The still point beyond good and evil by Edward Abdill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A presentation at the 114th Annual Meeting and Summer School of the Theosophical Society in America, questioning the existence of inherent evil and suggesting that it is we, as human beings, who are responsible for our experiences of both good and evil. The speaker also suggests ways of transcending this world of apparent duality
Foundations of Theosophy by Edward Abdill( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A six-part series exploring Theosophical principles and their applications
Introduction to the study of The secret doctrine by Edward Abdill( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Using humor and anecdotes, Ed Abdill guides his audience through the main ideas of The Secret Doctrine and its three fundamental propositions
Desire and spiritual selfishness by Edward Abdill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In H.P. Blavatsky's The Voice of The Silence readers are told to kill out desire. Yet surely it must have some purpose. If we look closely at the obvious and subtle forms of desire, we may discover both its purpose and the dangers that threaten the Inner Self. We may also discover how the most subtle form of desire, spiritual selfishness, can harm the work of a spiritual organization. The speaker explains that by examining the nature of desire we may learn to use it rightly
Awakening the inner self by Edward Abdill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A presentation at the 116th Annual Meeting and Summer School of the Theosophical Society in America, showing how we can awaken our inner self by discovering Truth within ourselves through experience rather than belief; how the search for knowledge, Truth, and wisdom is intricately woven together with compassion
The Mahatmas and their letters : a presentation of the Theosophical Society in America by Steve Schweizer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many of the core teachings of Theosophy are found in letters written by two Masters of Wisdom to one of the early and prominent members of the Theosophical Society, Alfred P. Sinnett. These letters are extremely significant to Theosophists for two reasons: their metaphysical and philosophical content and the extraordinary methods used in their production. This documentary explores the fascinating events surrounding these mysterious writings and examines the enduring power of their teachings on both the nature of the cosmos and the transcendent power of human consciousness. This is an update of the 1989 program of the same title and includes appearances by Ed Abdill, Joy Mills, Ianthe Hoskins, and Radha Burnier. Tim Boyd narrates.--Cover
Masters of wisdom : the Mahatmas, their letters, and the path by Edward Abdill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Who are the Masters of wisdom? Ever since Blavatsky introduced two of the Masters to the Western world, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding them. Were they saints who could be asked for personal help, or figments of the rich imagination of HPB? Ed Abdill attempts to sort fact from fiction, highlighting some of their teachings as found in the letters to A.P. Sinnett and others."--Publisher
Desire and spiritual selfishness by Edward Abdill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In The Voice of the Silence we are told to kill out desire. Yet surely it must have some purpose. If we look closely at the obvious and subtle forms of desire, we may discover both its purpose and the dangers that threaten our Inner Self. We may also discover how the most subtle form of desire, spiritual selfishness, can harm the work of the Theosophical Society. By examining the nature of desire, we may learn to use it rightly"--Container
The objects unveiled by Edward Abdill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The three objects of the Theosophical Society are presented as a standard for measuring the Society's activities. Presented at the 109th Annual Meeting and Summer School of the Theosophical Society in America
The Mahatma letters by Edward Abdill( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A six-part workshop presented at the 111th Annual Meeting and Summer School of the Theosophical Society in America, exploring some of the practical aspects of the Mahatma letters. Includes group discussions
 
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