Re: teaching planned by the Hierarchy
Nov 05, 2011 02:59 PM
"As there are seven keys of interpretation to every symbol and allegory,
that which may not fit a meaning, say from the psychological or
astronomical aspect, will be found quite correct from the physical or
metaphysical." SD2 22.
JPC: It might be noted that an interpretation from the second
psychological key may not fit a meaning or be disputed from the angle of
the physiological key. Perfect interpretation may not be available to
one that differs on a certain key point, so to speak. A broad
understanding and occult approach must be endeavoured.
--- In email@example.com, Jeremy Condick <jpcondick2011@...>
> "Another revolutionary thing that the Tibetan did was when He dictated
the contents of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. In this book He gave what
H.P.B. prophesied He would give, the psychological key to cosmic
creation. H.P.B. stated that in the 20th century a disciple would come
who would give information concerning the three fires with which The
Secret Doctrine deals: electric fire, solar fire and fire by friction.
This prophecy was fulfiled when A Treatise on Cosmic Fire was given out
to the public. This book concerns the fire of pure spirit or life; the
fire of the mind that vitalizes every atom of the solar system and
creates the medium through which the Sons of God develop. It also
concerns the fire of matter producing that attraction and repulsion
which is the basic law of evolution, and holding forms together so as to
provide vehicles for the evolving life and later, when they have served
their purpose, repulsing those forms so that the evolving lives can move
on their way to higher evolution. The true significance of this book
will only be appreciated towards the close of this century. It is of a
profundity and a depth of technical knowledge which lies beyond the
understanding of the ordinary reader. It is also a bridging book because
it takes certain basic, oriental ideas and phrases and introduces them
to the occidental student, whilst at the same time it makes practical
the sometimes vague, metaphysical concepts of the East." UA 237. AAB.
> "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. This book was an expansion of the teaching
given in The Secret Doctrine on the three fires - electric fire, solar
fire and fire by friction - and it was an awaited sequence. It also
presented the psychological key to The Secret Doctrine and is intended
to offer study to disciples and initiates at the close of this century
and the beginning of the next century, up until 2025 A.D." DINA1 779.
> JPC: AAB' TCF was an expansion and an awaited sequence on "electric
fire, solar fire and fire by friction." This is verified in the Secret
Doctrine of HPB with the following remembering always that "these two
volumes had to serve as a PROLOGUE and "a prelude for Volumes III. and
IV" of which HPB informs us that the near completed third volume is the
more practical teaching to be understood. This work was completely
overhauled in 'A Treatise on Cosmic Fire' and the five volume 'Treatise
on the seven rays' and the Tibetans other books.
> "A commencement has been made to fell and uproot the deadly upas trees
of superstition, prejudice, and conceited ignorance, so that these two
volumes should form for the student a fitting prelude for Volumes III.
and IV. Until the rubbish of the ages is cleared away from the minds of
the Theosophists to whom these volumes are dedicated, it is impossible
that the more practical teaching contained in the Third Volume should be
understood. Consequently, it entirely depends upon the reception with
which Volumes I. and II. will meet at the hands of Theosophists and
Mystics, whether these last two volumes will ever be published, though
they are almost completed. SD2 798.
> JPC: We might note that HPB sated that the rubbish of the ages has to
be cleared from the minds of theosophists or a third volume would not be
understood. Notably, the deadly superstition, prejudice and ignorance
were to be felled, uprooted and cleared away.
> "It was remarked by the writer in "Isis Unveiled" some ten years ago
that: "The said key must be turned seven times before the whole system
is divulged. We will give it but one turn, and thereby allow the profane
one glimpse into the mystery. Happy he, who understands the whole!" [IU2
> The same may be said of the whole Esoteric system. One turn of the
key, and no more, was given in "Isis." Much more is explained in these
volumes. In those days the writer hardly knew the language in which the
work was written, and the disclosure of many things, freely spoken about
now, was forbidden.
> In Century the Twentieth some disciple more informed, and far better
fitted, may be sent by the Masters of Wisdom to give final and
irrefutable proofs that there exists a Science called Gupta-Vidya; and
that, like the once-mysterious sources of the Nile, the source of all
religions and philosophies now known to the world has been for many ages
forgotten and lost to men, but is at last found." SD1 xxxviii. HPB.
> "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire endeavored to give the psychological key to
The Secret Doctrine and to interpret the underlying consciousness which
the Beings (considered in The Secret Doctrine) express, so in A Treatise
on the Seven Rays, I am carrying on the same idea and, at the same time,
seeking to give the needed key to modern exoteric psychology." EA 291.
> "As there are seven keys of interpretation to every symbol and
allegory, that which may not fit a meaning, say from the psychological
or astronomical aspect, will be found quite correct from the physical or
metaphysical." SD2 22.
> "Three out of these seven systems: the anthropological, the psychic,
and the astronomical." SD1 363.
> JPC: Here we again consider the prophecy of Helen Blavatsky and the
> Preparatory. One turn of the Key = HPB, Physical or 'the purely
anthropological, or rather physiological key'.
> "In Century the Twentieth some disciple more informed, and far better
fitted, may be sent by the Masters of Wisdom."
> Intermediate. The second turn of the Key = AAB, Psychological or 'the
psychic or psychological key'.
> "But our explanations are by no means complete, nor do they pretend to
give out the full text, or to have been read by the help of more than
three or four keys out of the sevenfold bunch of esoteric
interpretation, and even this has only been partially accomplished. The
work is too gigantic for any one person to undertake, far more to
accomplish. Our main concern was simply to prepare the soil. This, we
trust we have done." SD2 797.
> JPC: HPB prepared the soil and this dovetails with the prophesied work
of the masters of the wisdom... "In Century the Twentieth some disciple
more informed, and far better fitted, may be sent by the Masters of
Wisdom". Three or four keys we used to partially read the explanations
given in the Secret Doctrine. We know that HPB directly referred to this
in the the following reference to the 'astronomical and astrological
keys'. The Tibetan DK gave further hints as to the astrological key in
> It is here important to note that hints only were given of these two
keys being 'partially accomplished' and stands as an aid or as hints to
the texts of the first and second keys of HPB and AAB respectively.
> HPB again makes mention that the revelation of the Secret Doctrine is
to large for any one person to undertake. Thus AAB was her prophesied co
worker to come in the next century the twentieth. This she did and the
Master DK dictated as AAB was his amanuensis just as some of the Secret
Doctrine was dictated by DK to HPB.
> HPB was DK' first amanuensis. It is mentioned in 'collected writings'
that DK had taken the fifth Initiation and it is recorded in 'Initiation
Human and Solar' as follows..."He is the latest of the adepts taking
initiation, having taken the fifth initiation in 1875." Hence as one of
the Masters of Wisdom he worked with AAB that disciple far better fitted
and informed to bring forth the second major dissemination of the
wisdom. The Secret Doctrine is often referred to and referenced by DK in
> "The astronomical and astrological keys opening the gate leading to
the mysteries of Theogony can be found only in the later glossaries,
which accompany the Stanzas." SD2 23.
> "The Ancient Wisdom teaches that "space is an entity." It is with the
life of this entity and with the forces and energies, the impulses and
the rhythms, the cycles and the times and seasons that esoteric
astrology deals. H. P. B. stated this in The Secret Doctrine. I would
remind you that there is an astrological key to The Secret Doctrine
which cannot yet be given in completeness. I can, however, give you some
hints and suggest some lines of approach, and these, if carried in the
consciousness of the illumined astrologers, may enable one of them at a
later date to discover that key and then - turning it on behalf of
humanity - reveal the fourth great fundamental of the Ageless Wisdom of
which three are already given in the proem of The Secret Doctrine." EA
> "Just as A Treatise on Cosmic Fire endeavored to give the
psychological key to The Secret Doctrine and to interpret the underlying
consciousness which the Beings (considered in The Secret Doctrine)
express, so in A Treatise on the Seven Rays, I am carrying on the same
idea and, at the same time, seeking to give the needed key to modern
exoteric psychology and also some indications as to the astrological key
to The Secret Doctrine to which H.P.B. refers. The Entities dealt with
in her masterpiece of esoteric truth are here revealed as cosmic, solar
and planetary influences evoking - in response to Their outpoured energy
or vibratory activity - an awakening of consciousness in the form so
that it becomes aligned to or closely related to Their Own. All
revelations appear to emerge into the consciousness of the race in their
lowest or most material form because the "ascent of knowledge towards
wisdom" is always the key to progress, and, therefore, exoteric
psychology and exoteric mundane astrology had to precede the revelation
of their significance; the nature of the form had to be made apparent
and man accustomed to it before the meaning behind the form could be
revealed." EA 291.
> * Each key must be turned seven times. - S. D., I, 22.
> "The seven keys open the mysteries, past and future, of the seven
great root-races and of the seven kalpas." Every occult book, symbol and
allegory can be subjected to seven interpretations. There are three
locks to be opened. Seven keys. Every book can be read esoterically,
subjectively and spiritually. All the keys are not yet available. (See
Secret Doctrine, I, 330, 343.) There is the physiological key, the
psychological, the astrological and the metaphysical. The fifth key is
the geometrical. TCF 110.
> JPC: DK remarks on the physiological key, and this quotation indicates
that he dealt with many other instances of this first key. Each key may
be turned seven times and he here provides an instance of a higher turn
of the first key. It should be apparent to students that this is so
throughout his works, as well as laying out the thesis for various turns
of the second psychological key. This should provide students of
occultism with much to think out.
> "A hint to the student who is interested in the physiological key lies
in the relationship between the two great groups of devas who build and
construct the most objective portion of logoic manifestation, and the
two groups of corpuscles which in their mutual interaction hold the body
in health; there is an analogy also in the relationship between the
devas of the astral plane, and the motor and sensory nerves of the
physical body. I will not enlarge upon this angle of vision.
> These devas have to do, in a very esoteric sense, with the nerve
plexus in the:
> * Solar system. (Physical Sun)
> * Planetary scheme. (Dense Planet)
> * Human physical body. (Dense Body)
> and are therefore a powerful factor in the eventual vitalization of
the centers in man." TCF 635.
> "From the standpoint of the lower self, the two most vital moments in
the work of the reincarnating Ego, are those in which the mental unit is
re-energized into cyclic activity, and in which the etheric body is
vitalized. It concerns that which links the center at the base of the
spine with a certain point within the physical brain via the spleen.
This is dealing purely with the physiological key." TCF 788.
> "...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at their right
value; and unless a judge compares notes and hears both sides he can
hardly come to a correct decision." H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist,
July, 1881, p. 218.
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