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Re: : Theosophy in the mist

Apr 28, 1998 02:37 PM
by Dallas TenBroeck

April 28th 1998

Dear Jerry:

One thinking more about the Monad strikes me as valuable. Can
you turn to the S D Vol. 1, pp. 570-573 and see if that adds to
our exchange ? I have always found the ideas placed there

Also as to the Three in One That is apparently one that crops up
in all the ancient philosophical-religions, and in ISIS she gives
numerous examples.

I also agree that the 3 divisions: pre-existing, ever-existing,
and present condition
(in our case encased in material stuff) is found in all the old
systems of thought and of course in Buddhism. I think this
agreement is one of the "proofs" that there is a common source
for al the world-religions and that they are all in a
mother-daughter relation. In their origins they were reforms.
In their formalization they became creeds, and forms, ceremonies
and ritual replaced a living practice which was always

I was thinking, yesterday about the rather surprising statement
in the SD that I quoted ( SD I 278) -- the one where she says
that our visible material universe is only a "shadow" and that
the real universe was behind it. That bears a lot of

Is it not that veil that we are all trying to pierce? And what
other tools do we have than our minds and thinking and "willing

Just an idea -- Dallas

>From: "Jerry Schueler" <>
>Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 6:09 AM
>Subject: Re: : Theosophy in the mist

>Just my 2 cts. Good post, Dallas.
>>"Three distinct representations of the Universe in its three
>>distinct aspects are impressed upon our thoughts by the
>>philosophy: the PRE-EXISTING (evolved from), the
>>and the PHENOMENAL -- the world of illusion, the reflection,
>>shadow thereof.
>These refer to the Formless, Form, and Desire realms of Buddhism
>and also to her own 7-Plane solar universe as: beyond the 7
>the highest 3 planes, and the lowest 4 planes respectively.
>>During the great mystery and drama of life known as the
>>Manvantara (A long period of manifestation and evolution -- see
>>SD II 68-70 for years and length)
>>real Kosmos is like the object placed behind the white screen
>>upon which are thrown the Chinese shadows, called forth by the
>>magic lantern.
>Her "real Kosmos" refers to the 3 planes above the Abyss.

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