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". . . true Theosophists will never accept ...a Christ made Flesh. . . "

Jan 19, 2003 08:51 PM
by D. H. Caldwell " <>

H.P. Blavatsky wrote in December 1887:

In CARNALIZING the central figure of the New Testament, in imposing 
the dogma of the Word MADE FLESH, the Latin Church sets up a doctrine 
diametrically opposed to the tenets of Buddhist and Hindu Esotericism 
and the Greek Gnosis. Therefore, there will always be an abyss 
between the East and the West, as long as neither of these dogmas 
yields. Almost 2,000 years of bloody persecution against HERETICS 
and INFIDELS by the Church looms before the Oriental nations to 
prevent them from renouncing their philosophic doctrines in favor of 
that which degrades the CHRISTOS principle. [372-373]

...when one legend based upon these mysteries attempts to arrogate 
exclusive rights to itself above all the rest; when it declares 
itself an infallible dogma to force the popular faith into a dead 
letter belief, to the detriment of the true metaphysical meaning, 
such legend must be denounced, its veil torn away, and itself 
displayed in its nakedness to the world! [374]. . .

Whether it be Krishna, Buddha, Sosiosh, Horus or Christos, it is a 
universal PRINCIPLE. . .

...the Christians, by localizing and isolating this great Principle, 
and denying it to any other man except Jesus of Nazareth (or the 
Nazar), CARNALIZE the Christos of the Gnostics; that alone prevents 
them having any point in common with the disciples of the Archaic 
Wisdom. . . . [374]

. . . I have not the slightest intention of hurting the feelings of 
those who believe in Jesus, the carnalized Christ, but I feel myself 
compelled to emphasize our own belief. . . . 

. . . It is in this ancient wisdom, and in the Christos of the 
Gnostics under its various names, that the Theosophists, disciples of 
the Mahatmas, believe. . . . [385]

. . . true Theosophists will never accept ...a Christ made 
Flesh. . . .[390]

Quoted from H.P. Blavatsky's COLLECTED WRITINGS, Volume VIII.


They will prepare and work for conditions in the world in which 
Christ can move freely among men, in bodily Presence; He need not 
then remain in His present retreat in Central Asia. (13 - 589/90).

His reappearance and His consequent work cannot be confined to one 
small locality or domain, unheard of by the great majority, as was 
the case when He was here before. The radio, the press, and the 
dissemination of news, will make His coming different to that of any 
previous Messenger; the swift modes of transportation will make Him 
available to countless millions, and by boat, rail and plane they can 
reach Him: through television, His face can be made familiar to all, 
and verily "every eye shall see Him". (8 - 16).
The Reappearance of the Christ - Chapter II - The World Today

See more from Alice Bailey's pen in the following sources:

The Christ

Reappearance of the Christ

Another extract. This time from Bailey's AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

Another happening about the same time carried conviction to me of 
another world of events. It is something which - at the time it 
occurred - I could not have imagined, having no indication that such 
a happening was possible. Twice I had a dream in full waking 
consciousness. I called it a dream because I could not imagine at 
that time what else it could possibly be. Now I know that I 
participated in something that really took place. At the time of this 
dual occurrence this knowledge lay outside my field of ordinary 
recognition. Herein lies the value of the happening. There was no 
opportunity for autosuggestion, wishful thinking or an over-vivid 

I twice (whilst living and working in Great Britain) took part in an 
extraordinary ceremony and it was nearly two [39] decades after my 
participation that I discovered what it was all about. The ceremony 
in which I took part, I eventually found out, actually takes place 
every year at the time of the "Full Moon of May." It is the full moon 
of the Hindu calendar month of Vaisakha (Taurus) under its ancient 
name. This month is of vital importance to all Buddhists and the 
first day of this month is the national holiday known as the Hindu 
New Year's Day. This tremendous event takes place each year in the 
Himalayas. It is held in a valley and is not a mythical, subconscious 
happening but a real, physical plane occurrence. I found myself 
(whilst wide awake) in this valley and forming part of a vast, 
orderly crowd - mostly oriental but with a large sprinkling of 
occidental people. I knew exactly where I stood in that crowd and 
realized that it was my correct place and indicated my spiritual 

The valley was large and oval shaped, rocky and with high mountains 
on either side. The people, crowded in the valley, faced towards the 
East and towards a narrow, bottlenecked passage at the end. Just 
before this funnel shaped passage there stood an immense rock, rising 
out of the floor of the valley like a great table, and on the top of 
the rock was a crystal bowl which looked as if it was three feet 
across. This bowl was full of water. Standing ahead of the crowd and 
in front of the rock were three Figures. They formed a triangle and, 
to my surprise, the one at the apex of the triangle seemed to me to 
be the Christ. The waiting crowd appeared to be in constant movement, 
and as they moved they formed great and familiar symbols - the Cross 
in its various forms, the circle with the point in the center, the 
five-pointed star and various interlaced triangles. It was almost 
like a solemn, rhythmic dance, very slow and dignified but quite 
soundless. Suddenly, the three Figures before the rock stretched out 
Their arms towards the heavens. The [40] crowd froze into immobility. 
At the far end of the bottleneck a Figure was seen in the sky, 
hovering over the passage and slowly approaching the rock. I knew in 
some subjective and certain fashion that it was the Buddha. I had a 
sense of recognition. I knew at the same time that in no way was our 
Christ belittled. I got a glimpse of the unity and of the Plan to 
which the Christ, the Buddha and all the Masters are eternally 
dedicated. I realized for the first time, though in a dim and 
uncertain manner, the unity of all manifestation and that all 
existence - the material world, the spiritual realm, the aspiring 
disciple, the evolving animal and the beauty of the vegetable and 
mineral kingdoms - constituted one divine and living whole which was 
moving on to the demonstration of the glory of the Lord. I grasped - 
faintly - that human beings needed the Christ and the Buddha and all 
the Members of the planetary Hierarchy, and that there were 
happenings and events of far greater moment to the progress of the 
race than those recorded in history. I was left bewildered, because 
to me (at that time) the heathen were still heathen and I was a 
Christian. Deep and fundamental doubts were left in my mind. My life 
was henceforth colored (and is today) by the knowledge that there 
were Masters and subjective events upon the inner spiritual planes 
and in the world of meaning which were a part of life itself, perhaps 
the most important part. How could I fit these things into my limited 
theology and my daily life. I did not know.
It is said that one's deepest and most intimate spiritual experiences 
should never be discussed or related. This is fundamentally true and 
no true "experiencer" is the least interested in such discussions. 
The deeper and more vital the experience, the less temptation is 
there to tell it. Only beginners with a theoretical, imaginative 
event in their [41] consciousness claim such experiences. But with 
deliberation I have related the two above subjective events (or was 
the first subjective?) because it is time that people of standing and 
who are recognized as sane and intelligent should add their testimony 
to that of the frequently discredited mystic and occultist. I have a 
good standing as an intelligent, normal woman, an effective executive 
and creative writer and I choose to add my certain knowledge and 
conviction to the witness of many others down the ages.

Daniel H. Caldwell

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