Publications written or edited by Shri Raghavan Iyer

Sangam Texts

SANGAM TEXTS are aids to contemplation and action, the creative fusion of theory and practice. They indicate varied means of renewing the elusive balance between spiritual search and social responsibility. Each author sheds light on the daily discipline and larger vision open to those who would extend the sum of human good. These thoughtful writings span the mystical and the practical, the timeless and the timely, giving a basis for lifelong reflection and self-regenerating ideals. They point to a purposeful mode of living reaching beyond contemporary fear and anxieties to an inner fulfilment which springs from serene continuity of elevated consciousness and the dynamics of inward growth.

Available through Concord Grove Press


Illuminations on the Theosophical Path

by H. P. Blavatsky

The Beacon Light consists of eight quintessential essays by H.P. Blavatsky, the founder of the modem Theosophical Movement. “What is Theosophy?” is a masterly exposition of the fundamental premises of Theosophy. “The Secret Science” and “The Beacon Light of the Unknown” provide an invaluable perspective on the Theosophical tradition, ancient and modern. “The Legend of the Night-Flower”, one of her earliest writings, is a profound testament to the poignant cry of transcendental and human love.


Meditations on Spiritual Archery

by W. Q. Judge

W.Q. Judge portrays the scope of spiritual striving in twenty-four essays which consider the potency of sound, symbolism, the vastness of human potential, astral forces and their hazards, karma and its effects, and spiritual archery. His insights into the nature and practice of meditation are exceptionally useful to the beginner and advanced student alike.


Wisdom and Renunciation in Theosophy

by Damodar K. Mavalankar

Twenty-one essays by Damodar K. Mavalankar delineate the fundamental spiritual principles behind all religious traditions and gives them quintessential Theosophical expression. By fusing abstract metaphysics with meta-psychology and the ethics of daily life, Mavalankar illuminates the potentials of meditation, the potency of spiritual perception, and the joyous possibilities open to all.


Insights of an Irish Mystic

by George William Russell (A.E.)

These twenty-two essays and stories are by a prime mover of the Irish renaissance in literature and a friend of W.B. Yeats. A man of conviction and spiritual insight, Russell writes suggestively of his own mystical experiences and shows how each individual can lift the veil which covers his deeper awareness. “The Hero in Man” is a classic statement on’ the origins of human nature, and his stories show the real traps and dangers for 01:1e travelling the path of inward life.


Indian Cosmology and Psychology

by T. Subba Row

 In these thirteen essays T. Subba Row explains profound metaphysical ideas and suggests their relevance to self-discipline. He examines the hidden meaning of the Hindu zodiac, higher states of consciousness, the chakras and the goal of self-conscious immortality, and he provides many hints for spiritual aspirants. A glossary is included.


Divine Wisdom in Daily Life

by Robert Crosbie

 In eighteen thought-provoking essays Robert Crosbie explores the far-reaching implications of reincarnation, law, faith and knowledge. In delineating the nature and powers of the soul, he considers the hidden side of nature, instinct and intuition, memory and the origin of evil. He also provides practical hints for cultivating the power of concentration and the creative will within the context of human solidarity.


Cosmic Unity and Human Obligation

by B.P. Wadia

In ten thoughtful essays B.P. Wadia conveys the fundamental principles of the Philosophia Perennis, including the three hypostases, the relation between Deity and Man, and the laws of cycles, karma, sacrifice and brotherhood. He synthesizes these verities in a consideration of philosophical anarchism and the practice of true yoga. 



by Bhavani Shankar

The Doctrine of the Bhagavad Gita is an inspiring exposition of the Hindu classic, orally delivered by Pandit Bhavani Shankar, and has served as a source of strength to myriad aspirants in different countries. He transmits the profound metaphysics behind the Gita through a penetrating discussion of Jnana Yoga, the science of contemplation, and the sublime concept of the Avatar or Divine Incarnation. He sets forth the characteristics of the Illumined Sage, the doctrine of sacrifice, the critical distinction between the knower and the known, the nature of true devotion (bhakti) and worship (puja), and the time-honoured path to spiritual emancipation.