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Theos-World Is the SD Essential for Occult Progress?

Mar 11, 1999 07:52 AM
by Gerald Schueler

>>If one desires to make any progress into the study of occultism
then the principles set out in greater detail in the SD will be
needed.  They are basic and will be found used in the whole
scheme without any deviation.  I mean Karma, Unity of All in ALL,
Evolution of the imperishable Monads, Mind is Soul, and this is
Mankind, the 7 principles of the universe and man, the Rounds,
Globes, Races, etc... as Cycles in time, etc., etc.<<

Dallas, I agree that the three axioms discussed in the Proem
are essential for any real progress. But the vast majority of
today's occultists do not subscribe to the races, rounds,
globes, planetary chains, and so on (what I have called
the Gupta Vidya Model, since HPB never gave it a name)
as detailed in the SD. Yet somehow they seem to have
made "progress into the study of occultism" anyway.

In fact, few Theosophists subscribe to the planetary
chain model, (which I consider a shame, because I
really like it) and even fewer seem to agree on
what the globes and planes are (for example, I
believe that they are similar to the Sephiroth and
can be pathworked).

While I applaud your reverence to the SD, I don't think
that we can agree that her globes and rounds are
essential in any way for occult progress. I prefer to 
think of them as a model, one of many good models
that can help our limited human minds to grasp what
is essentially ungraspable--the invisible worlds that
surround our physical solar system.

Jerry S.

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