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Re: Theos-World The origine of the Central Sun.

Feb 28, 2002 06:39 AM
by Larry F Kolts

Hi Brigitte,

The idea of a "central sun" certainly did not originate with Randolph in

Joseph Smith was talking and writing about that as early as 1835 and it
was certainly well known among Mormons by his death in 1844.

>From the Mormon BOOK OF ABRAHAM:

"And I saw the stars that they were very great, and that one of them was
nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones which were
near unto it; and the Lord said unto me:These are the governing ones; and
the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am
the Lord the God; I have set this one to govern all those which belong to
the same order as that upon which thou standest. Abr. 3:2-3

There is even a Mormon hymn IF YOU COULD HIE TO KOLOB.

Does this mean that Randolph got his ideas fron the Mormons? Probably
not. That being so, it is just as likely that HPB did NOT get her idea
from Randolph. Great scientists have often arrived at identical
conclusions in a time frame not far from each other, only one is credited
with the discovery, yet both reached the same conclusions through
independent research. Could not other great minds reach similar
conclusions about various other things. I understand that the
"non-spiritual" mindset can't allow for that, but those of us who do
believe in "inspiration" and especially if we do not insist on
exclusivity, can allow that Joseph Smith and HPB, yes and Randolph too,
each arrived at similar conclusions based on study and inspiration. I
would add, however, that only HPB's conclusions are part of a wisdom
system that covers ALL the bases, i.e. is the most complete.

Just a thought. Are there others we have not heard of that may have had
knowledge of a central sun?


Thu, 28 Feb 2002 05:14:34 ST writes:
> Who cares who first wrote down the concept of a "Central Sun" being 
> in the 
> middle of any group of orbiting stars or planets? Only historians, 
> apparently, or HPB bashers, I might presume. 
> For occultists, however, that idea is as old as Hermes and 
> Pythagorus. 

> In a message dated 02/25/02 1:08:27 AM, writes

> >The idea and the first formulation of a "Central Sun" comes from 
> the 
> >trancelectures of P.B.Randolph, and can be traced to exactly 1856, 
> >twenty years befor Blavatsky wrote the SD in the same country, 
> using 
> >exactly the same idea as Randolph before.

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