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May 23, 1998 06:10 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

May 23rd 1998

Re:  Soma-juice, Kykeon, Diktamon of the Greek Mysteries, etc.

Dear Darren:

Your quote from the Secret Doctrine is correct.  However, are you
familiar with what HPB writes on this subject in her THEOSOPHICAL
p. 304 -- she gives much more in detail.

Other references that you might consult, if you do not already
have them are:

ISIS UNVEILED  I  xxxi-vii, xl-i, 157, 357;  Vol. II 43-4, 1117,
409, 513-4, 560

LUCIFER, May 1890,  "Thoughts on the Elementals" last 2 pages of
    [ ULT Edn.,  HPB ARTICLES, Vol. 2, pp 176-7]

THEOSOPHIST, September 1889, (end of Section VI of series)  "Le
Phare de
l'Inconnu" [ THE BEACON LIGHT ON THE UNKNOWN (translated from
HPB's original article in LA REVUE THEOSOPHIQUE, May 1889)  [ ULT
Edition of
HPB ARTICLES  Vol. I, p. 444-5 ]

FIVE YEARS OF THEOSOPHY, "The Elixir of Life,"  p. 1 et seq.

SECRET DOCTRINE:  Vol. I 101fn, 210, 386, 396-8, 523fn ;
Vol. 2 45-6, 378, 495-9, 590

MAHATMA LETTERS 219, 207,264-5, 375

LUCIFER, February 1888,  "The Esoteric Character of the Gospels"
installment,  [ ULT, HPB ARTICLES, Vol. 3, p. 196 ]

You are apparently looking for a short-cut in time to experience
only that which aspirants to Wisdom may receive at the hands of
an Adept, after they have passed throng the preliminary process
of moral purification -- and this may take years and completely
change the nature of the personality.

Only those who are completely unselfish, and harmless to
themselves and the rest of humanity and nature can ever receive
the true "Soma."

There is however report of a "fake" soma which is made available
by some equally "fake gurus"  (and it called an astringent juice)
made from an herb grown in the Western Ghats of India.  The
effects of this are not accurately described, but they induce a
kind of temporary trance, and have nothing to do with the
permanent spirit-soul-opening power of the true SOMA as reported
in HPB's writings.  In one way it is quite apparent that it is
entirely non-physical, but psycho-spiritual.

I hope this will be of some use.            Dallas

> Date: Friday, May 22, 1998 9:36 PM
> From: "Darren Porter" <>

>Thankyou for your response on Initiation. The thrust of my
research into
>Initiation has been to do with the ingestionof SOMA and other
sacraments at
>festivals such as the Eleusinian Mysteries. From my
understanding these
>sacraments (which have since become the placebo sacraments of
the modern
>churches) induced a deep psychotomimetic state that when
>correctly reveals the mystery of life and death. After the
>receives the 'confirmation' that there is an immortal component
>his/herself that will always continue after bodily death he/she
then truly
>understands re-incarnation , karma and unity consciousness.
>Of course this is just my interpretation. I recently posted an
HPB quote
>from the SD regarding SOMA and Initiation (may have been on
theos-l) and
>recieved no response. If I have misinterpreted this quotation
then please
>set me straight.
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