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Jun 16, 2006 11:38 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck

6/16/2006 11:20 AM


Dear Travis:




Also, please consider:




                                                GOOD  and  EVIL





"...history tells us that the masses adopted Buddhism with enthusiasm,
while, as said before, the practical effect upon them of this philosophy of
ethics is still shown by the smallness of the percentage of crime amongst
Buddhist populations as compared with every other religion. The chief point
is, to uproot that most fertile source of all crime and immorality -- the
belief that it is possible for them to escape the consequences of their own
actions. Once teach them that greatest of all laws, Karma and
Re-incarnation, and besides feeling in themselves the true dignity of human
nature, they will turn from evil and eschew it as they would a physical
danger."        Key  p. 248




"Good and Evil are twins, the progeny of Space and Time, under the sway of
Maya. Separate them, by cutting off one from the other, and they will both
die. Neither exists per se, since each has to be generated and created out
of the other, in order to come into being; both must be known and
appreciated before becoming objects of perception, hence, in mortal mind,
they must be divided."               S D  II  p. 96


"Passion and desire together with the astral model-body are common to men
and animals, as also to the vegetable kingdom, though in the last but
faintly developed...the brute in us is made of the pas-sions and the astral
body.  The development of the germs of Mind made man because it constituted
the great differentiation.  The God within begins with Manas or mind, and it
is the struggle between this God and the brute below which Theosophy speaks
of and warns about.


The lower principle is called "bad" because by comparison with the higher it
is so, but still it is the basis of action.  We cannot rise unless self
first asserts itself in the desire to do better.  


In this aspect it is called rajas or the active bad quality, as
distinguished from tamas, or the quality of darkness and indifference.


Rising is not possible unless rajas is present to give the im-pulse, and by
use of this principle of passion all the higher quali-ties are brought to at
last so refine and elevate our desires that they may be continually placed
upon truth and spirit,


By this Theosophy does not teach that the passions are to be pandered to or
satiated, for a more pernicious doctrine was never taught, but the
injunction is to make use of the activity given by the fourth principle so
as to ever rise and not to fall under the dominion of the dark quality that
ends with annihilation, after having begun in selfishness and 

indifference."                ocean  49-50



"...that which is desire, instinctive impulse in the lower, becomes thought
in the Higher.  The former finds expression in acts, the latter in words.
Esoterically, thought is more responsible and punishable than act.  But
exoterically it is the reverse.  Therefore, in ordinary human law, an
assault is more severely punished than the thought or intention, i.e., the
threat, whereas Karmically it is the contrary."             Trans. 142

            (see also Key 116,  HPB Art II 91)



            [ Krishna on the origin of evil - rajas and tamas.    G N 94-96,
198-9, 216-217 ]



"Individual spirit or Purusha is said to be the cause of experi-encing pain
and pleasure [through the connection with nature found in the instrument];
for spirit, when invested with matter or prakriti experienceth the qualities
that proceed from prakriti;  its connection with these qualities [and
self-identification with them] is the cause of its rebirth in good and evil
wombs."           Gita p. 96



"Perfection, to be fully such, must be born out of imperfection, the
incorruptible must grow out of corruptible, having the latter as its vehicle
and basis and contrast."     S D II  p. 95



LIGHT ON THE PATH   says:  ( p. 1)


"1.  Kill out ambition


2.  Kill out desire of life


3. Kill out desire of comfort.


4. Work as those work who are ambitious. Respect life as those do who desire
it. Be happy as those are who live for happiness.  


Seek in the HEART the source of EVIL and EXPUNGE IT.


It lives fruitfully in the heart of the devoted disciple as well as in the
heart of the man of desire.


Only the strong can kill it out. The weak must wait for its growth, its
fruition, its death.


And it is a plant that lives and increases throughout the ages. It flowers
when the man has accumulated unto himself innumerable existences.


He who will enter the path of power must tear this thing out of his heart.
And then the heart will bleed and the whole life of the man seem to be
utterly dissolved.


This ordeal must be endured; it may come at the first step of the perilous
ladder which leads to the path of life; it may not come until the last.


But, O disciple, remember that it has to be endured and fasten the energies
of your soul upon the task.


Live neither in the present nor the future, but in the Eternal. This giant
weed cannot flower there; this blot upon existence is wiped out by the very
atmosphere of eternal thought.


5. Kill out all sense of separateness.


-----------------------       Note     ----------------------------------

Do not fancy you can stand aside from the bad man or the foolish man. They
are yourself, though in a less degree than your friend or your master. But
if you allow the idea of separateness from any evil thing or person to grow
up within you, by so doing you create KARMA which will bind you to that
thing or person till your soul recognizes that it cannot be isolated. 






"EVIL" "Ancient wisdom alone solves the presence of the uni-versal fiend in
a satisfactory way.  It attributes the birth of Kosmos and the evolution of
life to the breaking asunder of primordial, manifested Unity, into
plurality, or the great illusion of form.  Homogeneity, having transformed
itself into Heterogeneity, contrasts have naturally been created;  hence
sprang what we call Evil, which thence forward reigned supreme in this "Vale
of Tears."...(125) The Eastern pantheist, whose philosophy teaches him to
discriminate bet-ween Being or Esse and conditioned existence...knows he can
put an end to form alone, not to being--and that only on this plane of
terrestri-al illusion...he knows that by killing out in himself Tanha (the
unsatisfied desire for existence, or the "will to live")--he will thus
gradually escape the curse of rebirth and conditioned a
personality... believing but in One Reality, which is eternal Be-ness, the
"causeless Cause" from which he has exiled himself into a world of forms, he
regards the temporary and progressing manifestations of it in the state of
Maya (change or illusion), as the greatest evil...but at the same time as a
process in nature, as unavoidable as are the pangs of birth.  It is the only
means by which he can pass from the limited and conditioned lives of sorrow
into eternal life, or into that absolute "Be-ness," which is so graphically
expressed in the Sanskrit work sat. [Glos. p.292] ... The idea that matter
and its Protean manifestations are the source and origin of universal evil
is a very old one...Gautama Buddha...the great Indian Reformer...who
sacrificed himself for Humanity by living for it, in order to save it, by
teaching men to see in the sensuous existence of matter misery alone, ...
his efforts were to release mankind from too strong an attachment to life,
which is the chief cause of Selfishness--hence the creator of mutual pain
and suffering...(126) Even in India, the primi-tive thought underlying the
formula already cited, had been disfigured by Sectarianism, and has led to
the ritualistic, purely dogmatic observances of the Hatha Yogis, in
contradistinction to the philosoph-ical Vedantic Raja Yoga."

                           -- HPB  The Origin of Evil   HPB Art I 124     



"Can a man go against the general will of nature and escape destruction, and
also be able to desire wickedly with knowledge, and accomplish, through
will, what he wishes?


Such a man can do all these--except to escape destruction.  That is sure to
come, no matter at how remote a period.


He acquires extraordinary knowledge, enabling him to use powers for selfish
purposes during immense periods of time, but at last the insidious effect of
the opposition to the general [38] true will make itself felt and he is
destroyed forever. [the "personality"]


..For in other ages, as is to again occur in ages to come, those wickedly
desiring people, having great knowledge, increase to an enormous extent and
threaten the stability of the world.  Then the adherents of the good law can
no longer quietly work on humanity, but come out in force, and a fight
ensues in which the black magicians are always destroyed, because the good
Adepts possess not only equal knowledge with the bad ones, but have in
addition the great assistance of the general will of nature which is not in
control of the others, and so it is inevitable that the good should triumph
always.  This assistance is also the heritage of every true student, and may
be invoked by the real disciple when he has arrived at and passed the first
abyss."          WQJ G. Notes p. 37-8



"On the ruins of the altar has arisen the temple of the lower self, the
shrine of the personal America, being totally unrestrained and
forming in fact the basis of independence here, it has culminated...Its bad
effects [are as yet, vaguely shadowed]...after sweeping away the fetters
forged by priestly dogma and kingly rule, we find springing up a
superstition for worse than that [88] which we have been used to call by the
name.  It is the superstition of materialism that bows down to a science
which leads only to a negation...[92] [Krishna] makes it very clear that he
refers to the principle of reciprocity or Brotherhood. And this he declares
must be kept revolving; that is, each human being must live according to
that rule, or else he lives a life of sin to no purpose...that which moves
the people...on the contrary, [they are] spurred by the personal selfish
idea of each one becoming better, greater, higher than his neighbor.  If
continued unchecked it would make this nation one entirely of Black
Magicians.  And it was to counter act this that the T S was founded, with
the object of inducing men to one more revolve this wheel of Brotherly Love,
first set in motion by the "Creator when of old he had created mortals."
G. Notes, pp. 87-8 91-2



"Personality is always an illusion (a rock upon which many per-sons fall to
pieces), a false picture hiding the reality inside.                G. Notes



"When a man uses the powers of nature indiscriminately with partiality and
no regard to justice, it is Black Magic...Magic is power over the forces of
nature...the first exercise of Black Magic is to psychologize people."
Letters, 161



"The Astral Light...becomes in, and for, man--if at all psychic--and who is
not?--a tempting Demon, his "evil angel." and the inspirer of all our worst
deeds.  It acts on the will of even the sleeping man, through visions
impressed upon his slumbering brain (not to be confused with dreams)...The
will of the outer man, our volition, is of course dormant and inactive
during dreams;  but a certain bent can be given to the slumbering will
during its inactivity(*)...but this is one of the dodges of "black magic,"
and when used for good purposes belongs to the training of an Occultist.
One must be far advanced on the "path" to have a will which can act
consciously during his physical sleep, or act on the will of another person
during the sleep of th latter, e.g., to control his dreams, and thus control
his actions when awake.  [ (*) and certain after-results developed by the
mutual inter-action--produced almost mechanically--through union between two
or more "principles" into one, so that they will act in perfect harmony,
without any friction or a single false note, when awake,]            Trans.
p. 66






"Desire wisdom;  love all men; do your duty;  forget yourself;  let each
thought and act of your life have for its aim the finding of divine wisdom;
strive to apply that wisdom for the good of other men.  If you search in
every direction, Light must come to you.  Let the place in which you are be
the lonely room you speak of, and seek to find in everything the meaning.
Strive to know what they are, and by what governed or caused.  This is the
first step.  Life your life with this ever before you.  Purify your thought
as well as your body.  Reason all you can, feel all with your heart you may,
and when intel-lect and heart fail you, seek for something higher.  This is
the A.B.C.;..."                       WQJ Art II 462



"He who does not practice altruism;  he who is not prepared to share his
last morsel with a weaker of poorer than himself;  he who neglects to help
his brother man, of whatever race, nation, or creed, whenever and wherever
he meets suffering, and who turns a deaf ear to the cry of human misery;  he
who hears an innocent person slandered, whether a brother theosophist or
not, and does not undertake his defense as he would undertake his own--is no


"For practical purposes:  if we are developing the child-heart;  if we are
learning to love things beautiful;  if we are becoming more honest and plain
and simple;  if we are beginning to sense the sweet side of life;  if we are
getting to like our friends better and ex-tending the circle;  if we feel
ourselves expanding in sympathy;  if we love to work for Theosophy and do
not ask position as a reward;  if we are not bothering too much about
whether we are personal or imper-sonal--this is traveling on the path of
impersonality."  F.P.  127-8



"Perfection, to be fully such, must be born out of imperfection, the
incorruptible must grow out of corruptible, having the latter as its vehicle
and basis and contrast."     S D II  p. 95






"Good resolutions are mind-painted pictures of good deeds: fan-cies,
day-dreams, whisperings of the Buddhi to the Manas.  If we encourage them
they will not fade away like the dissolving mirage in the Shamo desert, but
grow stronger and stronger until one's whole life becomes the expression and
outward proof of the divine motive within...In the eyes of the "Masters" no
one is ever "utterly con-demned."  As the lost jewel may be recovered from
the very depths of the tank's mud, so can the abandoned snatch himself from
the mire of sin, if only the precious Gem of Gems, the sparkling germ of the
Atma, is developed.  Each of us must do that for himself, each can if he but
will and persevere...Your acts in the past...cannot be obliterated, for they
are indelibly stamped upon the record of Karma, and neither tears nor
repentance can blot the page.  But you have the power to more than redeem
and balance them by future acts.  Around you are acquaintances, friends, and
associates...who have committed the same and even more grievous faults,
thro' the same ignorance...Show them the dreadful consequences of it, point
them to the Light, lead them to the Path, teach them, be a missionary of
love and charity, thus in helping others win your own salvation.  There are
innumerable pages of your life record still to be written up, fair and blank
they are as yet...seize the diamond pen and inscribe them with the history
of noble deeds, days well-spent, years of holy striving,  So will you win
your way ever upward to the higher planes of spiritual consciousness.  Fear
not, faint not, be faithful to the ideal you can now dimly see...Learn to
look at men below the surface, and to neither condemn nor trust on
appearances."  --K.H.

                        Letters from the Masters of Wisdom, p. 60-2







"The student of occultism is rushing on his destiny...up to a certain point
that destiny is in his own hands, though he is constant-ly shaping its
course [either] freeing his soul from the trammels of sense and self, or
[second] becoming entangled in the web...which will presently clothe him as
with a garment without seam...


,,,let him remember that at every step [his chains] grow more tyrannical,
and often before the goal is reached where the ways di-vide, the battle is
lost or won...that decision once made is irrevoca-ble...Man lives at once in
two worlds:  the natural and the spiritual, and...he influences his
associates, and is in turn influenced by them, so let him not imagine that
in the spiritual plane he is alone.


This will be a fatal mistake for the dabbler in magic, or the student in
occultism.  Throughout this vast universe, the good will seek the good, and
the evil the evil, each will be unconsciously drawn to its own kind.


But when man faces his destiny in full consciousness of the issues
involved...he will be no longer unconscious of these influenc-es, but will
recognize his companions:  companions, alas! no longer.


[ If the path of selfishness was chosen, he now sees ]  Masters now,
inhuman, pitiless;  and the same law of attraction which has led him along
the tortuous path, unveils its face, and by affinity of evil, the slave
stands in the presence of his master, and the fiends that have all along
incited him to laugh at the miseries of his fellow men, and trample under
his feet every kindly impulse, every tender sympathy, now make the
measureless hells within his own soul resound with their laughter at him,
the poor deluded fool whose selfish pride and ambition have stifled and at
last obliterated his humanity.


Blind indeed is he who cannot see why those who are in possession of arcane
wisdom, hesitate in giving it out to the world, and when in the cycles of
time, its day has come, they put forth the only doctrine which has power to
save and bless, Universal Brotherhood, with all that the term implies...


The purpose of Theosophy is to eradicate these evil tendencies [
selfishness, pride, lust for power ] of man, so that whether on the ordinary
planes of daily life, or in the higher occult realms, the Christ shall be
lifted up, and draw all men unto him..."            WQJ Articles, I pp.






            THE DEVIL  --  HIS ORIGIN



"The Hindu Lucifer, the Mahasura, is also said to have become envious of the
Creator's resplendent light, and, at the head of in-ferior Asuras (not gods,
but spirits), to have rebelled against Brah-ma;  for which Siva hurled him
down to Patala.  But, as philosophy goes hand in hand with allegorical
fiction, in Hindu myths, the devil, is made to repent and is afforded the
opportunity to progress:  he is a sinful man esoterically, and can by yoga
devotion, and adeptship, reach his status of one with the deity, once more.
Hercules, the Sun-god, descends to Hades (the cave of Initiation) to deliver
the victims from their tortures, etc., etc.  The Christian church alone
creates eternal torment for the devil and the damned, that she has
invented."    SD II 237 fn



[ On the origin and nature of Satan -- the "Adversary"  -- the necessity for
"evil" to be the polar opposite of "good"  SD I 412-3;  H P B Articles  I
pp. 144-148 ]




                        RELIGIONS AND BLACK MAGIC



"It is quite true that the origin of every religion is based on the dual
powers, male and female, of abstract Nature, but these in their turn were
the radiations or emanations of the sexless, infinite, absolute Principle,
the only One to be worshipped in spirit and not with rites;  whose immutable
laws no words or prayer or propitiation can change, and whose sunny or
shadowy, beneficent or maleficent influence, grace or curse, under the form
of Karma, can be determined only by the actions...of the devotee.  This was
the religion, the One Faith of the whole of primitive humanity, and was that
of the "Sons of God," the B'ne Elohim of old.  This faith assured to its
followers the full possession of transcendental psychic powers, of the truly
divine magic.  Later on, when mankind fell, in the natural course of its
evolution "into generation." i.e., into human creation and procrea-tion, and
carrying down the subjective process of Nature from the plane of
spirituality to that of matter--made in its selfish and animal adoration of
self a God of the human organism, and worshipped self in this objective
personal Deity, then was black magic initiated.  This magic or sorcery is
based upon, springs from, and has the very life and soul of selfish impulse;
and thus was gradually developed the idea of a personal
God....Anthropomorphism in religion is the direct generator of and stimulus
to the exercise of black, left-hand magic.  And it was again merely a
feeling of selfish national exclu-siveness...of pride and self-glorification
over all other nations, that could lead an Isaiah to see a difference
between the one living God and the idols of the neighboring nations....It is
then the latter magic, coupled with anthropomorphic worship, that caused the
"Great War" and was the reason for the "Great Flood" of Atlantis;  for this
reason also the Initiates--those who had remained true to primeval
Revelation--formed themselves into separate communities, keeping their magic
or religious rites in the profoundest secrecy.  The caste of the Brahmanas,
the descendants of the "mind-born Rishis and Sons of Brah-ma" dates from
those days, as also do the "Mysteries." HPB Art III, 33-4

            [see WQJ story:  Where the Rishis Were, Letters p.244]



"There are thoroughly wicked and depraved men, yet as highly intellectual
and acutely spiritual for evil, as those who are spiritu-al and good.  The
Egos of these may escape the law of final destruc-tion or annihilation for
ages to come..."                        HPB Art III 273



"Let us remember that Siva is preeminently and chiefly an asce-tic, the
patron of all Yogis and Adepts, and the allegory will become quite
comprehensible. [Vamadeva (Siva) as Kumara is reborn in each Kalpa (Race in
this instance), as four youths--four, white;  four, red;  four, yellow; and
four, dark or brown.]  It is the spirit of Divine Wisdom and chaste
asceticism itself which incarnates in these Elect.  It is only after getting
married and being dragged by the gods from his terrible ascetic life, that
Rudra becomes Siva, a god, and not one of a very virtuous or merciful
type...Higher that the "Four" is only One on Earth as in Heavens--that still
more mysterious Being described in Book I (p. 207-8). SD II 282



"When ignorant of the true meaning of the esoteric divine symbols of nature,
man is apt to miscalculate the powers of his soul, and, instead of communing
spiritually and mentally with the higher, celes-tial beings, the good
spirits (the gods of the theurgists of the Platonic school), he will
unconsciously call forth the evil, dark powers which lurk around
humanity--the undying, grim creations of human crimes and vices--and thus
fall from theurgia (white magic) into goetia (or black magic, sorcery).
Yet, neither white, nor black magic are what popular superstition
understands by the terms...Purity of deed and thought can alone raise us to
intercourse "with the gods" and attain for us the goal we desire."
H. P. B Articles  I  46



ELEMENTARIES.       Properly the disembodied souls of the depraved;  these
souls having at some time prior to death separated from them-selves their
divine spirits, and so lost their chance for immortality;  but at the
present stage of learning it has been thought best to apply the term to the
spooks or phantoms of disembodied persons, in general, to those whose
temporary habitation is the Kama Loka.  Eliphas Levi and some other
Kabalists make little distinction between elementary spirits who have been
men, and those beings which people the elements, and are the blind forces of
nature.  Once divorced from their higher triads [Atma-Buddhi-Manas] and
their bodies, those souls remain in their Kama-rupic envelopes, and are
irresistibly drawn to the earth amid elements congenial to their gross
natures.  Their stay in the Kama Loka varies as to its duration;  but ends
invariably in disinte-gration, dissolving like a column of mist, atom by
atom, in the sur-rounding elements."            THEOS. GLOSS 112



"MARA (Sk.)  The god of Temptation, the Seducer who tries to turn away
Buddha from his PATH.  He is called the "Destroyer" and "Death" (of the
Soul).  One of the names of Kama, God of love."             T. GLOS.,  206

            ( see also SD II 579, Glos 170, "Karabtanos" Glos 173)






"...those members who have as one of their aims the acquisition of psychic
and abnormal powers.  These powers cannot be safely found and used by the
man who desires them for himself, and his mere state-ment in his heart or in
words that he desires them for others goes for naught unless the deeper and
inner motive and object coincide with the high one...each age and each race
has its limitations that it is not possible for the average man to overcome.
Hardly any member who has desires for these would admit that he would be
willing to become a black magician in order to acquire them, that is, would
sacrifice his chances for emancipation for their sake.  Yet without altruism
one cannot get them except as a black deliberately make up his
mind that he will sacrifice everything and everybody else to his design, if
it is his intention to obtain them without following the rules laid down by
the White Adepts, inculcating truth, purity, chari-ty, and all the
virtues--in fact, altruism...two ways and no more lie open to the one who
wishes for the powers of an adept, and those are on the right hand, that of
virtue and altruism, and on the left--the black side--that of intense and
unrelenting selfishness.  No compro-mise, no mere dabbling, is allowed or
possible, and more so in the [208] selfish path, for there every one's hand
is against every other one;  none will help at any crisis, and, when the
hour arrives that the student in that school is in peril from the unseen and
terrible forces of nature, his companions on the road will but sneer at his
weaknesses and rejoice at his downfall.  And indeed the line of demar-cation
between these two ways, for students of the grade of most of the members of
our Society, is very thin...One has to be very careful so as to know if his
motive is really so unselfish as he pretends it to himself to be.  But it
can always be tested by the reality of the feeling of brotherhood that he
has in him...success on either side depends upon the burning desire in the
heart.  With the white school this is for the sake of fellow-man, and on the
dark hand the same fierce desire is for self alone..."
WQJ ART II 207-8






            RAJA YOGA



"RAJA-YOGA (Sk.)     The true system of developing psychic and spiritual
powers and union with one's Higher Self--or the Supreme Spirit, as the
profane express it.  The exercise, regulation and concentration of thought.
Raja-Yoga is opposed to Hatha-Yoga, the physical or psycho-physiological
training in asceticism."              T. Glos, p. 275



"...the Occult law, which prescribes silence upon the knowledge of certain
secret and invisible things perceptible only to the spirit-ual mind (the 6th
sense), and which cannot be expressed by "noisy" or uttered
speech...Pranayama, or regulation of the breath in Yoga prac-tices.  This
mode, however, without the previous the previous acquisi-tion of the two
higher senses, of which there are seven, as will be shown, pertains rather
to the lower Yoga.  The Hatha so called was and still is discountenanced  by
the Arhats.  It is injurious to the health and alone can never develop into
Raj Yoga."                      HPB -  SD  I  95



"Raj Yoga encourages no sham, requires no physical postures.  It has to deal
with the inner man whose sphere lies in the world of thought.  To have the
highest ideal placed before oneself and strive incessantly to rise up to it,
is the only true concentration rec-ognized by Esoteric Philosophy which
deals with the inner world of noumena, not the outer shell of phenomena. ...
The first requisite for it is through purity of heart...A cultivation of the
feeling of un-selfish philanthropy is the path which has to be traveled for
that purpose.  For it is that alone which will lead to Universal Love, the
realization of which constitutes the progress towards deliverance from the
chains forged by Maya around the Ego."     --D. K. MAVALANKAR.



"...the Hatha Yogins--men who at times had reached through a physical and
well-organized system of training the highest powers as "wonder-workers"
--there has never been a man worthy of being consid-ered as a true
Yogin...the Raja Yogin trains but his mental and intel-lectual powers,
leaving the physical alone, and making but little of the exercise of
phenomena simply of a physical character.  Hence it is the rarest thing in
the world to find a real Yogi boasting of being one, or willing to exhibit
such powers--though he does acquire them as well as the one practicing Hatha
Yoga, but through another and far more intellectual system.  Generally, they
deny these powers point blanc, for reasons but too well-grounded.  The
latter [Raja Yogins] need not even belong to any apparent order of ascetics,
and are often-er known as private individuals than members of a religious
fraterni-ty, nor need they necessarily be Hindus. ... A Yogi who gets
fright-ened at any threat is no Yogi, but one of those who learn to produce
effects without knowing or having learnt what are the causes.  Such men, if
not tricksters, are simply passive mediums--not adepts. (118)...if we look
closer at the origin of their school and study Patanjali's Yoga Vidya--we
will be better able to understand...their seemingly ridiculous practices."
Theos. Articles & Notes, pp 117-118 



            "Know ye not ye are Gods ?"  --  Jesus   John 1.12    Isis I,




Best wishes,






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