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Re: Theos-World Personal experiences of a Supreme Personality

Jan 08, 2003 05:11 PM
by bill_meredith

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 07:20:24 -0800 Nick Weeks <>

> Here is part of a KH letter to Laura Holloway
> -- from the Blavatsky Archives
> online.
> *********************
> You have scarcely learned the elements of
> self-control in psychism; your vivid
> creative imagination evokes illusive creatures,
> coined the instant before in
> the mint of your mind; unknown to yourself. As
> yet you have not acquired the
> exact method of detecting the false from the
> true, since you have not yet
> comprehended the doctrine of shells.
> Nevertheless it is not unreasonable
> emotionalism that can remove a fact from
> Nature. Your ex-friend is a shell,
> and one more dangerous for you than ten other
> shells - for his feeling for you
> was intense and earthly. The little of the
> spirituality in it is now in
> Devachan - and there remains in Kama-Loka but
> the dross he tried so vainly to
> repress. And now listen and remember:
> Whether you sit for friends in America or
> London, or elsewhere as medium -
> though you now hate the word - or seeress, or
> revelator, since you have
> scarcely learned the elements of self-control,
> in psychism, you must suffer
> bad consequences. You draw to yourself the
> nearest and strongest influences -
> often evil - and absorb them, and are
> psychically stifled or narcotised by
> them. The airs become peopled with resuscitated
> phantoms.
> They give you false tokens, misleading
> revelations, deceptive images. Your
> vivid creative fancy evokes illusive Gurus and
> chelas, and puts into their
> mouths words coined the instant before in the
> mint of your mind, unknown to
> yourself. The false appears as real, as the
> true, and you have no exact method
> of detection, since you are yet prone to force
> your communications to agree
> with your preconceptions. Mr. Sinnett against
> his own wish and unconsciously
> to himself has attracted about him a cloud of
> elementaries whose power is such
> over him as to make him miserably unhappy for
> the moment and shake his
> constance. He is actually in danger of losing
> all he has gained, and of
> cutting himself off from me forever.

Forever? As in "for all eternity?" I encourage everyone to reread this
excerpt again.
Daniel has recently raised the possibility that what one person might consider
a personal experience of the Godhead, another might call a delusion or
hallucination. There is no proof for or against another's personal experience
-- not even one's personal experience of a Theosophical Master for surely
another might call such an experience a delusion or hallucination.

To: B AG. Your apology is accepted and the incident is forgotten. I think
you are a breath of fresh air on this list.

To: Daniel. While Brigitte was probably wrong in that her name change
probably did not drive you crazy, she certainly seemed to sense that it would
occupy your time, causing you to run around looking here and then there,
relentless in your pursuit of the truth. :)



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