CONTENTS OF
Knowledge of Life Four

by HENRY T. LAURENCY,
by Sections Only

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Sections:

1.        LAURENCY     (38 pages)

2.        CULTURE     (33 pages)

3.        RELIGION     (33 pages)

4.        THEOLOGY     (52 pages)

5.        LITERATURE     (20 pages)

6.        ART     (7 pages)

7.        PHILOSOPHY     (76 pages)
 


Knowledge of Life Four
CONTENTS BY SECTIONS, SUBSECTIONS, AND CHAPTERS

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1.  LAURENCY

1.1 Introduction
1.2 About Myself
1.3 My Path of Development
1.4 The Anonymity of Laurency
1.5 To the Question of a Writer’s Right to Anonymity
1.6 The Works of Laurency
1.7 The Purpose of the Works of Laurency
1.8 The Works of Laurency Are an Introduction to Esoterics
1.9 Laurency’s Criticis
1.10 Laurency Fights Dogmatic Thinking
1.11 Laurency Does Not Speculate
1.12 Laurency Continues the Work of Sinnett and Leadbeater
1.13 Laurency Starts from the Matter Aspect
1.14 For Whom Laurency Writes
1.15 Laurency Writes for Objectivists
1.16 Laurency Does Not Write for the Esoteric Élite
1.17 Laurency’s Terminology
1.18 Laurency Writes About the Reality of the First Self
1.19 Laurency and D.K.
1.20 The Philosopher’s Stone
1.21 The Knowledge of Reality
1.22 The Knowledge of Life Series
1.23 The Purpose of the Section on Philosophy in KofR
1.24 The System of Hylozoics
1.25 Hylozoics Is Its Own Logical Demonstration
1.26 Hylozoics Is No Human Creation
1.27 How Laurency’s Works Were Written
1.28 On How PhS Was Written
1.29 How KofR Was Written
1.30 Readers of Laurency
1.31 Statements by Readers on PhS and KofR
1.32 Opinions of Readers on the History of Philosophy in KofR
1.33 “Nothing for Emotion”
1.34 Apparent Contradictions
1.35 “Schoolmasterly”
1.36 They Have Taken Offense At...
1.37 Judgment Is Lacking
1.38 Readers of Laurency Have Not Understood
1.39 Is Laurency Too Harsh?
1.40 On Studying Esoterics
1.41 Excerpts from Replies to Letters
1.42 Reading Laurency
1.43 On Literary Work
1.44 On Books
1.45 On Pedagogy
1.46 Comments on Certain Terms, Etc.
1.47 Esoterics Has To Be Silenced
1.48 Was Esoterics Published Too Early?
1.49 How Esoterics Should Have Been Published Initially
1.50 How Esoteric Knowledge Should Have Been Communicated
1.51 The Duty of Spreading Information of the Knowledge
1.52 Conclusion
Endnotes by the Translator

2.  CULTURE

 

WHAT IS CULTURE?
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Physical, Emotional, and Mental Culture
2.3 Individual Culture and Collective Culture
2.4 Civilization is Not Culture
2.5 No Nation Has Yet Reached the Stage of Culture
2.6 The Purpose of Culture
2.7 Art
2.8 They Do Not Know What Culture Is
2.9 Assessment of People
2.10 Genius
2.11 Culture Can Be Quickly Swept Away

THE CULTURE OF OUR TIMES
2.12 Our Culture is a Culture of History
2.13 The Culture of Our Times is Emotional Culture
2.14 Education
2.15 Real and Fictitious Problems of Culture

2.16 Belief in Authority Replaces Individual Understanding

THE MODERN LACK OF CULTURE
2.17 The Modern Age is Disoriented
2.18 The Decay of Our Civilization
2.19 Oversexualization
2.20 The Swedish Language
2.21 “Christian Culture”
2.22 Cultural Radicalism

2.23 Dawning Understanding of the Abnormality of our “Culture”
2.24 Cultures are Born and Die
2.25 The Planetary Hierarchy Builds and Preserves Culture
2.26 Hindrances to Development Must Be Destroyed

THE FACTORS OF CULTURE
2.27 The Stage of Culture
2.28 Culture is Ennoblement of Emotionality
2.29 Culture is Universal Brotherhood
2.30 Culture is Service
2.31 Culture is Heritage
2.32 Culture is Right Human Relations
2.33 Culture is “Luxury”
2.34 Culture is Simplicity
2.35 Culture Must Be Based on Esoteric Knowledge

CULTURED MAN
2.36 Freedom from Needs
2.37 The Man of Culture Faces a Compact Opposition
2.38 Albert Schweitzer
2.39 The Man of Culture Encountering Esoterics
2.40 The Esoterician
2.41 Humanism
2.42 Stoicism

THE FUTURE
2.43 Hylozoics Brings About a Humanist Revolution
2.44 The Culture of the Future
2.45 The New Culture is Based on Esoterics
2.46 The Cultured People of the Future
Endnotes by the Translator
 

3.  RELIGION

 

3.1 PREFACE

THE ESSENCE OF RELIGION
3.2 Introduction
3.3 Religion as Life View
3.4 Religion is Emotionality
3.5 Emotionality is Religion
3.6 Religious Needs Are Individually Different

THE FORMS OF RELIGION
3.7 The Origin of Religions
3.8 “Sacred Writings”
3.9 The Buddha
3.10 Zen
3.11 Judaism
3.12 Muhammad

THE FAILURE OF RELIGIONS
3.13 The Basic Error of Religions
3.14 The Failure of Religions
3.15 Religions Do Not Have the Basis of Knowledge
3.16 Religions have Disoriented Mankind
3.17 Religions have Degenerated
3.18 Religions are About to Dissolve

EXPLANATION OF THE EXPRESSIONS OF RELIGION
3.19 Prayer
3.20 Mysticism
3.21 Sacraments
3.22 Healing
3.23 Different Religious Needs

HUMANISM
3.24 What Humanism is
3.25 Humanism and Christianity

THE REALITIES BEHIND RELIGIOUS IDEAS
3.26 The Reality behind the Concept of God
3.27 The Cosmic Total Consciousness
3.28 Creation

TRUE RELIGION
3.29 Introduction
3.30 There is Only One Religion
3.31 True Religion is Unity
3.32 True Religion is Understanding of Basic Truths
3.33 Trust in Life, Trust in Self, Trust in Law
3.34 Esoterics Supersedes Theological Ignorance of Life
3.35 Hylozoics Explains the True Religion
3.36 Discipleship
3.37 The Realization of Unity
3.38 The Reappearance of the Planetary Hierarchy
3.39 Conclusion
Endnotes by the Translator
 

4.  THEOLOGY

 

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Belief
4.3 Theology is Psychologically Absurd
4.4 Theology Wants to be Science, but Is Not
4.5 The History of Religion Knows Nothing of the Past
4.6 “The Christian Martyrs”
4.7 Christianity is not the Teaching of Christos
4.8 Christos Instituted No Church
4.9 The Origin of Christianity
4.10 Christianity is a Distortion of the Gnostic Teaching
4.11 Paul
4.12 Paul’s Great Mistake
4.13 The Reformation was a Mistake
4.14 Jesuitism
4.15 Humanism Does Not Derive from Christianity
4.16 The Humanist Revolution
4.17 It was the Humanists Who Ennobled Religion
4.18 The Church Always Persecuted Dissenters
4.19 Christianity Was and Is a Barbarous Religion
4.20 The Church Is the Stronghold of Intolerance
4.21 Theological Ignorance of Life
4.22 Idiotization of Reason
4.23 Dogmas
4.24 Theological Sophistry
4.25 The Bible
4.26 The God of the Christians
4.27 The Will of God
4.28 The Voice of God
4.29 Everything Promoting Evolution is “Divine”
4.30 Suffering
4.31 Sin
4.32 Salvation
4.33 Soul and Spirit
4.34 Saints
4.35 Esoteric Explanation of Theological Fictions
4.36 Christianity and Conception of Right
4.37 Theology Hinders Self-Realization
4.38 Theology Makes People Worse
4.39 Religious Instruction
4.40 Perversion of Life
4.41 Hypocrisy
4.42 Theological Hatred
4.43 Satanism in Christianity
4.44 The Church Today
4.45 Catholicism
4.46 Sects
4.47 Theological Irresponsibility
4.48 Christianity and Culture
4.49 The Seeming Tolerance of the Church
4.50 Neo-Theological Flight and Heresy
4.51 Atheism
4.52 The Future of Theology

4.53 Conclusion
Endnotes by the Translator
 

5.  LITERATURE

 

5.1 Fiction Literature Is Emotionality
5.2 Fiction Literature Is Poor in Ideas
5.3 Fiction Literature Reinforces Life-Ignorance
5.4 The Knowledge of Human Nature Does Not Exist in Fiction Literature
5.5 The Object of Fiction Literature Should Be Education
5.6 The Art of Reading
5.7 Reading and Level of Consciousness
5.8 Reading as Not Being Able to Live
5.9 History of Literature
5.10 What is Devoid of Reason Cannot Be Systematized
5.11 Linguistic Fanatics and Purists
5.12 Biography
5.13 Autobiographies
5.14 Literary Criticism
5.15 Faith in One’s Own Judgement
5.16 Knowledge of the Stages of Development is Required
5.17 No One Can Judge Beyond His Own Level
5.18 Authorship
5.19 Genius
5.20 Abuse of the Imagination by Writers
5.21 The Responsibility of the Artist
5.22 The Limitation of Art
5.23 The Mission of the Poet
5.24 No Books Are for Everybody
5.25 True Culture and Cultural Barbarism
5.26 Books You Never Finish
5.27 Choosing Literature
5.28 Ideas
5.29 Shakespeare
5.30 La Rochefoucauld
5.31 Goethe
5.32 Schiller
5.33 Bulwer-Lytton
5.34 Nietzsche
5.35 Dostoevsky
5.36 Strindberg
5.37 Chesterton
5.38 Tolstoy
5.39 Brandes
5.40 Final Words
Endnotes by the Translator

 

6.  ART

 

6.1 What Art Is
6.2 Emotionality Disorients People
6.3 Music
6.4 Goethe’s Conception of Art
6.5 Modern Art
6.6 The Art of the Future
Endnotes by the Translator

 

7.  PHILOSOPHY

7.1 INTRODUCTION
7.2 Philosophy Must Be Critique
7.3 The Real Aim of Philosophical Training
7.4 Critique

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
7.5 Introduction
7.6 Pythagoras
7.7 Demokritos
7.8 Platon
7.9 Aristoteles
7.10 Bacon
7.11 Kant
7.12 Goethe
7.13 Schiller
7.14 Schopenhauer
7.15 Kierkegaard
7.16 Tegnér
7.17 Whitman
7.18 Fechner
7.19 Caspari
7.20 Spencer
7.21 Haeckel
7.22 Wikner
7.23 Russell
7.24 Hans Larsson
7.25 Hedenius
7.26 Ahlberg

THE UPPSALA PHILOSOPHY
7.27 The Character of the Uppsala Philosophy
7.28 Hägerström, Hedvall, and Phalén
7.29 How the Uppsala Philosophers Viewed Reality
7.30 How the Uppsala Philosophers Taught Their Students
7.31 The Limitation of the Uppsala Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY IS IGNORANCE OF LIFE
7.32 Philosophy is Speculation
7.33 Philosophy is Fictionalism
7.34 Philosophy is Physicalism
7.35 Philosophy Has Idiotized Reason

THE END OF PHILOSOPHY
7.36 The Failure of Philosophy
7.37 The Breakup of Philosophy
7.38 A New Age Has Begun

PHILOSOPHICAL PSEUDO-PROBLEMS
7.39 Introduction
7.40 Semantics
7.41 Pragmatism
7.42 “Everyone is Right from His Viewpoint
7.43 COMMON SENSE

POWER OF JUDGEMENT
7.44 Injudiciousness
7.45 What Power of Judgement is
7.46 The Development of the Power of Judgement
7.47 Absolutization and Relativization
7.48 Academic Education
7.49 The Dubbing of Geniuses

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THINKING
7.50 Reasoning Power
7.51 Different, Ever Higher Kinds of Thinking
7.52 Simplest Inference Thinking
7.53 Principle Thinking
7.54 Would-Be Wisdom
7.55 Emotional Thinking
7.56 Perspective Thinking
7.57 System Thinking
7.58 Comprehension and Understanding
7.59 Idea
7.60 Intuition

THE ABILITY TO THINK
7.61 Introduction
7.62 Learning Does Not Afford Us the Ability to Think
7.63 Philosophy Should Teach Us How to Think
7.64 Accept Nothing Without A Sufficient Ground!
7.65 Relativism
7.66 Absolute
7.67 The Law of Identity
7.68 System
7.69 Language
7.70 Auxiliary Concepts Are Necessary
7.71 Logic
7.72 Training in the Art of Thinking

EPISTEMOLOGY
7.73 The Law of Analogy
7.74 Knowledge
7.75 Certainty
7.76 Belief and Knowledge
7.77 Our Prospect of Knowledge
7.78 Man Cannot Reach Knowledge

OBJECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVITY
7.79 Objective Consciousness
7.80 We Occidentals Are Objectivists
7.81 Sense and Reason
7.82 “Objectivity”
7.83 Subjectivism
7.84 Typical Subjectivistic Fictions
7.85 Values
7.86 Subjective and Objective Criteria of Truth

WORLD VIEW
7.87 Introduction
7.88 Fictions about the Problems of Reality
7.89 Fictions about the Aspects of Reality
7.90 Superphysics
7.91 Form

PROBLEMS OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE
7.92 Introduction
7.93 Erudition, Learning, Knowledge, Wisdom
7.94 The Knowledge is Only for Seekers
7.95 Self-Knowledge

THE RULING IGNORANCE OF LIFE
7.96 Conception of Reality
7.97 The Disorientation of Mankind
7.98 Conception of God
7.99 Public Opinion
7.100 The Intelligentsia
7.101 Nietzschean “Supermen”

ESOTERICS
7.102 The Knowledge in a Time Perspective
7.103 Philosophical and Esoteric Dualism
7.104 Criticism of Esoterics
7.105 The Planetary Hierarchy Alone Possesses Knowledge
7.106 How Hylozoics Becomes Generally Accepted

THE ESOTERICIAN
7.107 The Early Uncertainty of the Esoterician
7.108 The First Lesson the Esoterician Has to Learn
7.109 The Esoterician’s Own Development
7.110 The Esoterician Endeavours to Live in Reality
7.111 The Esoterician as an Educator
7.112 The Future
7.113 Conclusion
Endnotes by the Translator

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