Re: Theos-World Fwd: Chomsky and Farrakhan responses to WTC911
Oct 01, 2001 04:34 PM
by Dennis Kier
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From: nos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: RE: Theos-World Fwd: Chomsky and Farrakhan responses to
> Anyone got a source for Farrakhans supposed claim?
> BTW, HPB says you shouldn't keep pets....
You REALLY are stretching things there quite a bit, aren't you?
Could you give a reference - or why you believe that she said that?
What I find is in the H.P.BLAVATSKY COLLECTED WRITINGS, VOLUME IX
1888. In an article starting on page 155, "Practical Occultism,
Important to students", from Lucifer, Vol. II, No. 8, April, 1888, pp.
150-154, -5 pages into the article is the following:
"8. A Lanoo (disciple) has to dread external living influence alone
(magnetic emanations from living creatures). For this reason while at
one with all, in his inner nature, he must take care to separate his
outer (external) body from every foreign influence: none must drink
out of, or eat in his cup but himself. He must avoid bodily contact
(i.e., being touched or touch) with a human, as with animal being.
[No pet animals are permitted and it is forbidden even to touch
certain trees and plants. A disciple has to live, so to say, in his
own atmosphere in order to individualize it for occult purposes.]"
She doesn't say which plants you should not touch in the rest of the
So, if you are not a formal "disciple", it shouldn't matter whether
you keep a pet. You will probably recall that when she was in Egypt,
she had a monkey, and a cat. When she moved, she sold the monkey, and
the cat ran away.
>From the forgoing, I would conclude that she did not say that you, the
general public, should not keep a pet.
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