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Wind Of The Spirit * Gottfried de Purucker

I read this book many years ago, but now I got a copy to review for a Dutch magazine. I own a couple of books by this great Theosophist who was head of the Theosophical Society from 1929 until his death in 1942. De Purucker had as goal to put the teachings of H.P. Blavatsky in an understandable form which resulted in a few large works which are essential for anyone interested in esotericism. “Foundation Source Of Occultism”, “Golden Precepts Of Esotericism” and “The Esoteric Tradition” and “Fundamentals Of The Esoteric Philosophy” are the major works. They mostly deal with the more complex Theosophical teachings, but “GdeP” always had a very practical side as well. For people not familiar with Blavatsky or who find it too high-reached to read about cycles and races, details about afterlife and what else, may find “Wind Of The Spirit” a very good start.

This book contains a lot of short articles of GdeP, from half a page to a few at the most. They deal with a wide variety of subjects, such as the essential message of Blavatsky, the masters/Mahatmas, but also for example prayer and contemplation, rules for a spiritual life, how Easter became a Christian feast and a lot of other subjects. All written in De Puruckers understandable and nicely-readable style which makes this book a very good read.

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