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  • W.Dallas TenBroeck
    12/12/2005 3:38 AM Dear Richard Pouncy and friends: re: SECRET DOCTRINE - teaches As I see it, Mme. H. P. Blavatsky wrote: But it is perhaps desirable to
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      12/12/2005 3:38 AM

      Dear Richard Pouncy and friends:

      re: SECRET DOCTRINE - teaches

      As I see it, Mme. H. P. Blavatsky wrote:

      "But it is perhaps desirable to state unequivocally that the teachings,
      however fragmentary and incomplete, contained in these volumes. . . . "

      But the student should also keep in mind the statements in the SD:

      ". . . the SECRET DOCTRINE is not a treatise, or a series of vague
      theories, but contains all that can be given out to the world in this
      century." The S D, Vol I, p. xxxviii

      If we accept this as reasonable, (she used: "this century") the statement
      is true even if more were given out beginning as early as 1899.

      On this page [The S D, Vol I, p. xxxviii ] Madame Blavatsky writes:

      "But it will take centuries before much more is given from it [Secret
      Archaic Doctrine]. . . . "

      Study the correspondence with the Masters of Wisdom. Do they do not evoke
      an echo from one's own innate center of wisdom? If so, then, does this not
      add further testimony ?

      If we accept what she writes as accurate, this indicates that some more may
      be given in the intervening centuries before "much more" is given.

      In August, 1888, Master K.H. wrote this to Colonel Olcott who was on board
      the S. S. Shannon:

      "[The Secret Doctrine is] . . . an epitome of occult truths that will make
      it a source of information and instruction for the earnest student for long
      years to come. . . ."

      He added:

      "Be assured that [in The Secret Doctrine] what she [HPB] has not annotated
      from scientific and other works, we have given or suggested to her. Every
      mistake or erroneous notion, corrected and explained by her from the works
      of other theosophists was corrected by me, or under my instruction."

      One could compare this statement with what Madame Blavatsky said in the SD.
      She writes:

      "Mistakes have now to be checked by the original teachings and corrected. .
      . ."

      "Among such . . . [was] the erroneous statement that two of the superior
      Globes of the terrestrial chain were two of our well-known planets:

      ".besides the Earth . . . there are only two other worlds of our chain which
      are visible. . . . Mars and Mercury. . . .' (Esoteric Buddhism; p. 136.)

      "This was a great mistake. . . ."

      ". . . neither Mars nor Mercury belong to our chain. They are, along with
      the other planets, septenary Units in the great host of "chains" of our
      system, and all are as visible as their upper globes are invisible. . . ."

      "When the present work was commenced, the writer [H.P. Blavatsky herself] ,
      feeling sure that the speculation about Mars and Mercury was a mistake,
      applied to the Teachers [the Mahatmas] by letter for explanation and an
      authoritative version. Both came in due time, and verbatim extracts from
      these are now given.

      '. . . . both (Mars and Mercury) are septenary chains, as independent of the
      Earth's sidereal lords and superiors as you are independent of the
      'principles' of Daumling (Tom Thumb) -- which were perhaps his six brothers,
      with or without night-caps. . . . '. . .

      '. . . Our Globe, as taught from the first, is at the bottom of the arc of
      descent, where the matter of our perceptions exhibits itself in its grossest
      form. . . .

      Hence it only stands to reason that the globes which overshadow our Earth
      must be on different and superior planes. In short, as Globes, they are in
      quite another state of consciousness. . .

      What I wrote [the Mahatma K.H., referring to his letters to Mrs. Sinnett and
      Hume] was:

      'The minor Pralaya concerns only our little STRINGS OF GLOBES.' (We called
      chains 'Strings' in those days of lip-confusion.) . . . 'To such a string
      our Earth belongs.' This ought to have shown plainly that the other planets
      were also 'strings' or CHAINS. . .'

      "It becomes patent why we could not perceive, even with the help of the best
      earthly telescopes, that which is outside our world of matter. Those alone,
      whom we call adepts, who know how to direct
      their mental vision and to transfer their consciousness -- physical and
      psychic both -- to other planes of being, are able to speak with authority
      on such subjects. And they tell us plainly: -- . . .

      '. . . Be prudent, we say, prudent and wise, and above all take care what
      those who learn from you believe in; lest by deceiving themselves they
      deceive others . . . . .' "

      I hope this helps,



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Richard Pouncy
      Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 7:44 AM
      Subject: Re: Blavatsky's writing was cause of every split in the

      Dear Dallas;

      May I ask you to explain what HPB meant in her writings from the SD VOL
      2 page 797

      Thus far have proceeded the rough outlines of the beliefs and tenets of
      the archaic, earliest Races contained in their hitherto secret
      Scriptural records. 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. These two volumes only constitute
      the work of a pioneer who has forced his way into the well-nigh
      impenetrable jungle of the virgin forests of the Land of the Occult. 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.


      W.Dallas TenBroeck wrote:

      > 12/11/2005 4:21 AM
      > Friends:
      > The posting quoted below is a perfect example of
      > Why did the Mahatmas choose HPB as their Messenger ?
      > Without her life and efforts there would be no THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY .
      > We are all in her debt.
      > Dallas TenBroeck
      > ==================================
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