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Apr 29, 1998 06:41 PM
by Brenda S Tucker

>Can anybody find the quote in the SD where the text refers to a "futuristic
>burglar alarm?"

In Volume II, p. 427 (the fifth page of the "Additional Fragments from a
Commentary on the Verses of Stanza XII") there is a discussion in the
COMMENTARY about the doom of Atlantis. The quote reads: 'And may every
yellow face offer of his life-water to the speaking animal of a black face,
lest he awaken his master.' It sounds like a monster creation, but in a
footnote to "speaking animal" HPB writes: "Some wonderful,
artificially-made beast, similar in some way to Frankenstein's creation,
which spoke and warned his master of every approaching danger."

I thought this section was so funny, because if HPB could hear our phone
answering machines or some of the fancy speaking burglar alarms which we
have installed in homes, she might have described them the same way.

Very amusing! I'll bet they really did have a developed Atlantean
civilization because on the same page there is mention of "flying machines"
which were used by Atlanteans. Sounds a lot like us.


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