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Re: theos-talk Re: Note on Light On The Path

May 15, 2012 08:30 PM
by Cass Silva

My thinking is that all these predecessors of Blavatsky wove together a basic truth with their own opinion, hence the confusion. ÂSimilar to the gospels.

> From: James Stewart <>
>Sent: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 7:28 AM
>Subject: Re: theos-talk Re: Note on Light On The Path
>Wow! What have you been reading?
>Jim Stewart
>On 5/15/2012 1:49 PM, Mark Jaqua wrote:
>> 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" 
>> <> 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
>> >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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