RE: theos-talk Theosophical Traditions & New Students of Theosophy
May 05, 2012 11:39 AM
by Jeremy Condick
Madame Blavatsky wrote:
" . . . I was the first in the United States to bring the existence of our Masters into publicity; and . . . exposed the holy names of two members of a Brotherhood hitherto unknown to Europe and America (save to a few mystics and Initiates of every age), yet sacred and revered throughout the East, and especially India . . . . " "The Theosophical Mahatmas." The Path, December, 1886.
In the Arcane School:
H.P. Blavatsky > Alice A. Bailey > the next successor ??
the next successor ?? > Revelatory, emerging after 1975
"1. Preparatory, given 1875 - 1890...written down by H.P.B.
2. Intermediate, given 1919 - 1949...written down by A.A.B.
3. Revelatory, emerging after 1975...to be given on a worldwide scale via the radio.
In the next century and early in the century an initiate will appear and will carry on this teaching. It will be under the same "impression," for my task is not yet completed and this series of bridging treatises between the material knowledge of man and the science of the initiates has still another phase to run. The remainder of this century, as I told you elsewhere (Destiny of the Nations, Page 106), must be dedicated to rebuilding the shrine of man's living, to reconstructing the form of humanity's life, to reconstituting the new civilization upon the foundations of the old, and to the reorganizing of the structures of world thought, world politics, plus the redistribution of the world's resources in conformity to divine purpose. Then and only then will it be possible to carry the revelation further." RI 255.
"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." [[Vol. 1, Page]] xxxix INTRODUCTORY.
"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.
"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 Secret
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
"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 his works.
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 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 AAB' books.
"...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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> Subject: theos-talk Theosophical Traditions & New Students of Theosophy
> There are at least a dozen different Theosophical "traditions" or "schools" based on the claims of various prominent individuals in the modern Theosophical Movement.
> H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) was the first person in modern times to write about the Theosophical Adepts, especially the Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi.
> Madame Blavatsky wrote:
> " . . . I was the first in the United States to bring the existence of our Masters into publicity; and . . . exposed the holy names of two members of a Brotherhood hitherto unknown to Europe and America (save to a few mystics and Initiates of every age), yet sacred and revered throughout the East, and especially India . . . . " "The Theosophical Mahatmas." The Path, December, 1886.
> But after H.P.B.'s death in 1891, we find numerous claims of contact with the same Adepts.
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