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Re: theos-talk Note on Light On The Path

May 14, 2012 09:22 AM
by James Stewart

It's at my Rudolf Steiner Archive:

Jim Stewart

On 5/14/2012 11:44 AM, Ramanujachary wrote:
> Dr N C Ramanujachary
> Light on the Path
> This is a short treatise coming from Mabel Collins (1851-1927) whose 
> real name was Mrs. Kunningale Cook.
> Isabelle de Seiger in her book Memorabilia(Pub: Rider & Co, London) 
> states: She (Mabel Collins) described to me as having been written 
> psychically but not automatically, as was the custom at that time of 
> several mediums, which ended by the writers being put into asylum as 
> people unfitted to be at large. --- She told me that she wrote it in a 
> wide-awake state, within some large library, which was called by some 
> one, herself or another, the Hall of Learning. (Adyar Lib. 921-493 Ste-a)
> Light on the path was first published in Banner of Light, a monthly 
> magazine. MC brought the printed text to HPB's notice, who instantly 
> said it was written by Master Hilarian.
> MC was devoted to HPB. She was separated from her husband, who died 
> shortly afterwards. MC parted from HPB, also from Annie Besant and left 
> the Theosophical Society. She was earlier the co-editor of Lucifer, the 
> monthly magazine started by HPB while in London.
> Suggestive Enquiries by Atweed, LOP by MC and Perfect Way by Mrs Anna 
> Kingsford, were separate books, for altogether different reasons, 
> intended to `import the Hidden Wisdom to mankind.' Isabelle received 
> guidance from Rudolf Steiner.
> Master Hilarian is the head of the Fifth Ray. He gave The Voice of the 
> Silence through Madame Blavatsky and the Light on the path through MC. 
> The Venitian Master translated LOP from Sanskrit to Greek language. 
> Master Hilarian was his disciple in Alexandria. He gave them in English 
> thro' MC, for the members of the Theosophical Society. Master Hilarian 
> was Iamblichus in his former life. He is also known as Cyrian Adept. He 
> also helped her write some occult stories like The Ensouled Violin.
> LOP was first published in 1885. In 1887, HPB was taken to London and 
> sheltered at Maycot, Upper Norwood, the house of MC.
> As reported in The Path( Aug. 1890), MC brought a suit against HPB and 
> later withdrew that.
> The other prominent works of MC were: The Idyll of the White Lotus 
> (which is the tragic story of a past life of the Master Hilarian), When 
> the Sun moves Northward. The other works are: Loves Chaplet (London TPH 
> 1905), Our Glorius Future (Edinburgh, 1928), One Life One Law (1938, 
> USA), Pleasure and Pain (1896)- an essay on practical occultism, First 
> Steps in Occultism(London TPH 1895), Fragments of Thought and Life, The
> Crucible (1914), The Builders (1910), The awakening (1906).
> The Inner title of the publication in 1896 appears this way:
> Light on the Path
> Karma
> Green Leaves
> A Treatise
> Written for the personal use of those
> Who are ignorant of the Eastern
> Wisdom and who desire to enter
> Within its influence.
> By
> Mabel Collins
> London
> George Redway
> 1896
> __________________________________________________________
> Note: The current editions of the text do not carry Green Leaves 
> portion. Sometimes, the comments on the Rules are also omitted.

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