RE: theos-talk Re: Note on Light On The Path
May 15, 2012 01:34 PM
by Jeremy Condick
The Secret Doctrine teaches that all adepts are overshadowed, guided and controlled by one of the seven rays. These rays form what are known as the seven classes of ray ashrams and headed by a Chohan or adept. Chohan Hilarion is head of the teaching ashram on the fifth ray the sanskrit name is given in the Secret Doctrine as "Sannaddha". Each ray governs a "distinct application in a distinct state of consciousness" and for disciples and Initiates these states of consciousness are serviced from a teaching ashram. Chohan Hilarion 'collarorated' with HPB and HSO. JPC.
"seven distinct rays radiate from the 'Central Spiritual Sun,' all adepts and Dhyan Chohans are divisible into seven classes, each of which is guided, controlled, and overshadowed by one of the seven forms or manifestations of the divine Wisdom." ("Theosophist," Aug., 1886.) SD 1 574.
Collected Writings VOLUME III
A LETTER FROM SURB OHANNES
[This excerpt from a long letter signed "X . . . F.T.S." was originally published in The Theosophist, Vol. II, July, 1881, pp. 213-15, and its authorship has remained unknown through the intervening years. However, when a Manuscript on the subject of Zoroastrianism, in H.P.B.?s own handwriting and held in the Archives at
Adyar, was transcribed and published in The Theosophist (Vol. 80, October and November, 1958), the name of the author of this letter suddenly came to light. It appears that it was written by the Adept known under the name of Hillarion (or Ilarion), also Hillarion Smerdis, who at one time resided on the Island of Cyprus. H.P.B. mentions this letter and definitely identifies its author. From other sources, it is known that Hillarion Smerdis collaborated with H.P.B. in the writing of her occult stories, such, for instance, as "The Ensouled Violin" which is actually signed with his name in The Theosophist (Vol. I, Jan., 1880). It has been stated both by H.P.B. (Light, Aug. 9, 1884) and by Col. H. S. Olcott (Diaries, entry of Feb. 19, 1881) that
212 BLAVATSKY: COLLECTED WRITINGS
this Adept has "gone for his final initiation, passing through and visiting us [the Founders] in his physical
body on his way, at Bombay." To the same Brother is attributed the authorship of the first part of Light
on the Path, recorded by Mabel Collins.
[The ?Eastern adept? spoken of by H. P. B. in the above article is Hilarion, who lived for a time on the island of Cyprus, and collaborated with H. P. B. in the writing of her occult stories. He signed himself ?Hilarion Smerdis.? Col. Henry S. Olcott?s entry of Feb. 19, 1881, in his Diaries, says:
?Hilarion is here en route for Tibet, and has been looking over, in and through the situation . . . ? This entry was made in Bombay. Master K. H. refers also to this journey of Hilarion from Cyprus to Tibet
(Mahatma Letters, p. 289).??Compiler.] BCW VI 280.
The names of the Seven Rays -- which are, Sushumna, Harikesa, Viswakarman, Viswatryarchas, Sannaddha, Sarvavasu and Swaraj -- are all mystical, and each has its distinct application in a distinct state of consciousness, for occult purposes. SD1 515.
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> Much of this is pure Bailey and Steiner horse-pitooey, and has nothing to do with Theosophy. Steiner's source of "occult information" was his sex-magic practices (see Henk Spierenberg's study). Hillarion was not one of the Theosophical Mahatmas, although an occult adept, and an inspirer of a minority of Collins' writings, including Idyll of the White Lotus and probably Light on the Path. As for Hillarian being "Head of the 5th Ray" in your imaginary Bailey-ite scheme of "Rays" and "Heads", apparently even non-mahatmas are appointed (by who?....) as Blavatsky writes in a letter to "Light", June 8, 1889 that she recognized Hillarion as "an old friend of ours, a Greek, and no Mahatma, though an Adept...." I wonder if any "Ray" positions are open? (Does it pay well?) Maybe there are some minor Ray Headships available - like "Ray 4 & 9/16th," or something such.
> - jake j.
> >1a. Note on Light On The Path
> Posted by: "Ramanujachary" srivirinchi@pivhLpTQrBgG7XAqzfDiJWvarYMkwBJwTsCoHTFzg1Y4SBf56B2nNMOhqqTBbyHluORVsxMjz9F7gG9Ok2hneEU.yahoo.invalid ensiar
> Date: Mon May 14, 2012 8:44 am ((PDT))
> >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
> 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.
> Mabel Collins
> George Redway
> >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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