Online Articles & Books
1. Introductory Articles
How to Concentrate by Annie Besant
Explores general ways in which aspirants of different temperaments may begin the practice of concentration.
Obstacles to Concentration by Annie Besant
Deals with the general obstacles the beginner finds in the attempt to concentrate his/her mind and how to overcome them.
The Dangers of Concentration by Annie Besant
An explanation of basic dangers the aspirant may find in the practice of concentration and how he/she may prevent them.
Meditation by Clara Codd
Explains meditation as a means to become aware of our Higher Self.
Meditation by C. W. Leadbeater
A general introduction describing the aims of Theosophical meditation and how it works.
Meditation by Annie Besant
After some general remarks about meditation the author explains two techniques, namely, Meditation on the Master and Meditation on Virtues.
Meditation and the Growth of Intuition by Dora van Gelder Kunz
Explains the purpose of meditation, with emphasis on how the practice affects the aura. It also explains the technique of Meditation in the Heart.
Meditation by H. Shearman
Describes the basic requirement of selflessness in order for any approach to meditation to work.
Some Interesting Aspects of Meditation by I. K. Taimni
Explores the basic conditions necessary for a successful practice of meditation and the development of spiritual intuition.
Concentration and Union with the Higher Self by Master K.H.
Contains specific instructions on Meditation on the Master and on the Higher Self; collated, abridged and edited by Daniel H. Caldwell from several variant copies of Mahatma K.H.'s comments.
Contemplation II by Damodar K. Mavalankar
A series of articles dealing with meditation from an occult point of view. This practice is not seen as the following of a particular technique but as an attitude to be maintained during the whole day.
Meditation Is Not What You Think by Ed Abdill
Some practical suggestions for quieting the mind and centering our consciousness on the innermost Self.
The Meditation of Action by J. Ransom
How right action is the outcome of meditation through insights gained by means of persistent practice.
The Art of Meditation by TS in Australia
A leaflet with brief descriptions of instructions for the practice of four different techniques of meditation.
2. Advanced Articles
The Theory of Concentration by Annie Besant
A Theosophical explanation about the process of concentration. Explains how concentration affects the mental body and what happens at the level of conciousness when one attains one-pointedness.
Some Thoughts on Meditation by H. Shearman
Questions the practice of meditation as an attempt to gain something for the personal self and encourages a non-dualistic approach based on perception rather than thinking.
Meditation With or Without Seed by Annie Besant
Describes briefly two approaches to meditation and how to go further into the stage of contemplation.
Meditating on the Secret Doctrine by Pablo Sender
Using information about universal processes found in the Secret Doctrine describes approaches to meditation aiming at transcending the mind.