Re: [bn-study] help needed
Dec 19, 2004 04:47 PM
by Perry Coles
I hope your well ,
As with all things we as individuals need to try and use wise
discernment and certainly when it comes to ourselves our choices are
our own based on our knowledge and understanding of occult principles.
But when it comes to children who lives could have been saved by a
blood transfusion, I simply find it outrageous that these children
have been allowed to die over a discission made by the parents because
of the blind following of dogma.
I hope no theosophical student would ever follow any theosophical
statement blindly no matter who wrote it.
Theosophical study is one as you know that takes lifetimes of work and
is not meant to be followed blindly but rather Self realised.
The information may or may not be correct we can never presume that it
is correct especially if a persons life other than our own hangs in
What we choose for ourselves is another matter.
Sorry to hear you've been in hospital hope alls ok!
--- In email@example.com, "W.Dallas TenBroeck"
> Dec 19 2004
> Dear Perry:
> What you say is correct and reflects the current medical view.
> They know nothing of Occultism.
> Preserving life in an old, decrepit and almost useless body is
> the face of individual immortality and reincarnation -- which are
> by present day materialism in medicine and even law.
> Let me put it this way: THEOSOPHY teaches a number of things that
> materialism currently does not know anything about. That does not make
> THEOSOPHY either dogmatic or wrong.
> But it ought to encourage deeper research.
> The application of knowledge is always left to the one who provides
> motive for providing it is the desideratum of Karma.
> In THEOSOPHY ethics and morals are everything. Science does not yet
> So it is up to us to use or not use.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Perry Coles [mailto:perrycoles@y...]
> Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 7:50 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Theos-World Re: [bn-study] help needed
> Hello Dallas,
> I was a little concerned over your comments on blood transfusions and
> organ donations.
> As an ex JW I know the needless and pointless suffering and waste of
> life that can result from these type of dogmatic beliefs.
> The ethical dimension to this is to me not just a matter of our
> attachment to the body and/or the occult effects of having someone
> else's blood in our veins but if we are able to extend our life though
> either a blood transfusion or organ donation are we not duty bound to
> use whatever means we can to either save someone else's
> (especially!!!) life or our own as long as it is not at the cost of
> The occult consequences of these procedures while perhaps coming at a
> price may be far outweighed by the good we can do while in incarnation.
> --- In email@example.com, "W.Dallas TenBroeck"
> <dalval14@e...> wrote:
> > Dec 18 2004
> > Dear Vera:
> > You asked: about blood transfusion and organ donations - does
> > offer anything.
> > THEOSOPHY does not recommend either of these for the reason that the
> > body and Karma attached to those are always incompatible and
> dangerous to
> > some extent.
> > Physical medicine and the science of modern healing look on the
> human body
> > as a fairly adaptable series if interchangeable parts - which is
> not so.
> > The Universe organizes through the astral body each person with
> their own
> > particular set of personalized and individual organs and substances.
> > are always related to the individual's Karma.
> > To some extent Medical science recognizes incompatibilities such as
> in blood
> > transfusions and the compatibility (by DNA testing) of proposed organ
> > transplants (heart, lungs, etc. ) and cures for cancer attacked
> parts of the
> > body.
> > One of our problems is psychological: Most fear death. Those who
> have had
> > NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES ( NDE ) have lost such fear as they
> > they as SPIRITUAL SOULS survive physical death. Med. Sc. Tries to
> > "life"-- at any cost, in the most shattered of physical bodies.
> > THEOSOPHY states all bodies are replaceable under nature's rules and
> > And while everyone grieves for the loss of a loved one, There is the
> > knowledge that under Karma we will all meet again, and love and
> > work together, in the future. [ For example, we don't grieve when
> one goes
> > to sleep before another does? We know that we will wake up and
> > life in a fresh day. It is so with the larger separation of
> > I attach here an article written generally on this.
> > THE CURE OF DISEASES
> > MORTAL ills and the needs of the stomach rank next after the
> > self-preservation among all the subjects which engage the attention
> of the
> > race.
> > If we do not go on living we cannot do the work we think there is to
> do; if
> > we remain hungry we will lose the power to work properly or to
> enjoy, and at
> > last come to the door of death. From bad or scanty food follows a
> train of
> > physical ills called generally disease.
> > Disease reaches us also through too much food. So in every direction
> > ills attack us; even when our feeding is correct and sufficient it
> is found
> > that we fall a prey because our Karma, settled by ourselves is some
> > life, ordains that we enter on this one handicapped by the
> hereditary taint
> > due to the wickedness or the errors of our fathers and mothers.
> > And the records of science show that the taint in the blood or the
> lymph may
> > jump over many lives, attacking with virulence some generation
> distant very
> > far from the source.
> > What wonder, then that the cure of disease is an all-absorbing
> subject with
> > every one! The Christian knows that it is decreed by Almighty God
> that He
> > will visit the sins of the fathers upon the children even to the
> third and
> > fourth generation, and the non-believer sees that by some power in
> > the penalty is felt even so far.
> > All of this has given to the schools of mental and so-called
> > healing a strong pull on the fears, the feelings, the wishes, and
> the bodies
> > of those to whom they address themselves, and especially in the United
> > States.
> > That there is more attention given to the subject in America seems
> true to
> > those who have been on the other side of the Atlantic and noticed
> how small
> > is the proportion of people there who know anything about the
> subject. But
> > in the United States in every town many can be found who know about
> > schools and practice after their methods. Why it has more hold here
> can be
> > left to conjecture, as the point under consideration is why it has
> any hold
> > at all. It is something like patent medicine.
> > Offer a cure to people for their many ills, and they will take it
> up; offer
> > it cheap, and they will use it; offer it as an easy method, and they
> > rush for it under certain conditions.
> > Metaphysical healing is easy for some because it declares, first,
> that no
> > money need be paid to doctors for medicine; second, that medical
> fluids and
> > drugs may be dispensed with; and third that it is easily learned and
> > practiced. The difficulties that arise out of the necessities of
> logic are
> > not present for those who never studied it, but are somewhat
> > those who reason correctly; - but that is not usual for the general
> run of
> > minds.
> > They see certain effects and accept the assumed cause as the right
> one. But
> > many persons will not even investigate the system, because they
> > requires them to postulate the non-existence of that which they see
> > their eyes.
> > The statements quoted from the monthly Christian Science in March
> PATH are
> > bars in the way of such minds. If they could be induced to just
> > method offered for cure, belief might result, for effects indeed often
> > follow.
> > But the popular mind is not in favor of "mind cure," and more
> prominence is
> > given in the daily papers to cases of death under it than to cures.
> And very
> > full reports always appear of a case such as one in March, where
> > curers," in order to restore life, went to praying over the dead
> body of one
> > of the members of a believing family.
> > During a recent tour over this country from the Atlantic to the
> Pacific and
> > back, I had the opportunity of meeting hundreds of disciples of these
> > schools, and found in nearly all cases that they were not addicted
> to logic
> > but calmly ignored very plain propositions, satisfied that if
> > accomplished the cause claimed must be the right one, and almost
> > exception they denied the existence of evil or pain or suffering.
> > There was a concurrence of testimony from all to show that the
> dominant idea
> > in their minds was the cure of their bodily ills and the
> > health. The accent was not on the beauty of holiness or the value to
> > and the community of a right moral system and right life, but on the
> cure of
> > their diseases.
> > So the conclusion has been forced home that all these schools exist
> > people desire to be well more than they desire to be good, although
> they do
> > not object to goodness if that shall bring wholeness.
> > And, indeed, one does not have to be good to gain the benefit of the
> > teachings. It is enough to have confidence, to assert boldly that
> this does
> > not exist and that that has no power to hurt one.
> > I do not say the teachers of the "science" agree with me herein, but
> > that whether you are good or bad the results will follow the firm
> > of the method enjoined, irrespective of the ideas of the teachers.
> > For in pure mind-cure as compared with its congener "Christian
> Science," you
> > do not have to believe in Jesus and the gospels, yet the same
> results are
> > claimed, for Jesus taught that whatever you prayed for with faith,
> that you
> > should have.
> > Scientific research discloses that the bodies of our race are
> infected with
> > taints that cause nearly all of our diseases, and school after
> > medicine has tried and still tries to find the remedy that will
> dislodge the
> > foulness in the blood.
> > This is scientific, since it seeks the real physical cause;
> > healing says it cures, but cannot prove that the cause is destroyed
> and not
> > merely palliated.
> > That there is some room for doubt history shows us, for none will
> deny that
> > many pure thinking and acting pair have brought forth children who
> > some taint derived from a distant ancestor. Evidently their pure
> > thoughts had no power over the great universal development of the
> > used by those human bodies.
> > Turning now to medicine we find the Italian Count Mattei
> > system of cure by the homeopathic use of subtle vegetable essences
> which may
> > well give pause to those who would make universal the curing by
> > mind alone. Some of his liquids will instantly stop a violent pain,
> > sight, give back hearing, and dissipate abnormal growths. His
> globules will
> > make a drunken man sober, and, given to the nurse who suckles a
> babe, will
> > cure the child who takes the milk. The drunkard and the child do not
> > about or have faith in the remedies, yet they cure. Is it not
> > restore health by physical means and leave the high teachings of the
> > healers, all taken from well know sources, for the benefit of our
> > nature?
> > And if Christian healers read these lines, should they not
> > when the prophet restored the widow's son he used physical means -
> his own
> > magnetism applied simultaneously to every member of the child's
> body, and
> > Jesus, when the woman who touched his garment was cured, lost a
> portion of
> > his vitality - not his thoughts - for he said "virtue" had gone
> > him?
> > The Apostle also gave directions that if any were sick the others
> > assemble about the bed and anoint with oil, laying on their hands
> > simply physical therapeutics following a long line of ancient
> > dating back to Noah.
> > Moses taught how to cure diseases and to disinfect places where
> > lurked. It was not by using the high power of thought, but by
> > deemed by him to be effectual, such as sprinkling blood of animals
> > slaughtered in peculiar circumstances.
> > Without declaring for or against his methods, it is very certain
> > supposed by these means subtle forces of a physical nature would be
> > liberated and brought to bear on the case in hand.
> > The mass of testimony through the ages is against healing physical
> ills by
> > the use of the higher forces in nature, and the reason, once well
> known but
> > later on forgotten, is the one given in the article of January,
> 1892, - that
> > diseases are gross manifestations showing themselves on their way
> out of the
> > nature so that one may be purified.
> > To arrest them though thought ignorantly directed is to throw them
> back into
> > their cause and replant them in their mental plane.
> > This is the true ground of our objection to metaphysical healing
> > which we distinguish from the assumptions and so-called philosophy
> on which
> > those methods are claimed to stand. For we distinctly urge that the
> > are not brought by any philosophical system whatever, but by the
> > though ignorant use of psycho-physiological processes.
> > William Q. Judge Path, September, 1892
> > ========================================
> > I hope this may be of some help,
> > Best wishes,
> > Dallas
> > ===================
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vera Santos
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:30 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: [bn-study] help needed
> > Your friend asked: about blood transfusion and organ donations -
> > THEOSOPHY offer anything.
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