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RE: our deepest fear

Jan 23, 2006 05:29 PM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck

1/23/2006 5:15 PM

Dear Bill:

If as 7-fold beings, our roots are SPIRITUAL and our "feet" and present
being is immersed in matter, then how can we escape knowing in our Inner
SELF that: --

" Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light,
not our darkness, that most frightens us.' .....

We are all meant to shine, as children do.... It's not just in some of us;
it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people
permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others."

To state a fact is one thing.  To prove it is another.



"The work now submitted to public judgment is the fruit of a somewhat
intimate acquaintance with Eastern Adepts and study of their science.
.we came into contact with certain men, endowed with such mysterious powers
and such profound knowledge that we may truly designate them as the sages of
the Orient. To their instructions we lent a ready ear."	ISIS UNVEILED  I, v,

"... From the first ages of man, the fundamental truths of all that we are
permitted to know on earth was in the safe keeping of the adepts of the
.those guardians of the primitive divine revelation, who had solved every
problem that is within the grasp of human intellect, were bound together by
a universal freemasonry of science and philosophy, which formed one unbroken
chain around the globe." 

"There are, scattered throughout the world, a handful of thoughtful and
solitary students, who pass their lives in obscurity, far from the rumors of
the world, studying the great problems of the physical and spiritual
universes. They have their secret records in which are preserved the fruits
of the scholastic labors of the long line of recluses whose successors they
are."		ISIS UNVEILED I, 557


"The esoteric doctrine ... teaches ... that the one infinite and unknown
Essence exists from all eternity, and in regular and harmonious successions
is either passive or active. 
In the poetical phraseology of Manu these conditions are called the 'day'
and the 'night' of Brahma. The latter is either 'awake' or 'asleep.' 
Upon inaugurating an active period, says The Secret Doctrine, an expansion
of this Divine essence, from within outwardly, occurs in obedience to
eternal and immutable law, and the phenomenal or visible universe is the
ultimate result of the long chain of cosmical forces thus progressively set
in motion. 
In like manner, when the passive condition is resumed, a contraction of the
Divine essence takes place, and the previous work of creation is gradually
and progressively undone. The visible universe becomes disintegrated, its
material dispersed; and 'darkness,' solitary and alone, broods once more
over the face of the 'deep.' To use a metaphor which will convey the idea
still more clearly, an out breathing of the 'unknown essence' produces the
world; and an inhalation causes it to disappear. This process has been going
on from all eternity, and our present universe is but one of an infinite
series which had no beginning and will have no end." 	ISIS UNVEILED  II,
pp. 264-265

"... Many are those who ... will remain in doubt and mortal agony as to
whether, when man dies, he will live again, although the question has been
solved by long bygone generations of sages ... except the initiates, no one
has understood the mystic writing. The key was in the keeping of those who
knew how to commune with the invisible Presence, and who had received, from
the lips of mother Nature herself, her grand truths."
  	ISIS UNVEILED, Vol.  I, 573

"Gautama, no less than all other great reformers, had a doctrine for his
'elect' and another for the outside masses ... Gautama left the esoteric and
most dangerous portion of the 'secret knowledge' untouched. "	ISIS

"... The Secret Doctrine is the Truth ..."	ISIS UNVEILED, II, 292

"This 'secret doctrine' contains the alpha and omega of universal science;
therein lies the corner and the keystone of all the ancient and modern
knowledge; and alone in this ... doctrine remains buried the absolute in the
philosophy of the dark problems of life and death." 	ISIS UNVEILED,   I,

"The Northern seer Swedenborg, advises people to search for the lost word
among the hierophants of Tartary, China and Thibet; for it is there, and
only there now ... The four Vedas; the Books of Hermes; the Chaldean Book of
Numbers; the Nazarene Codex; the Kabala ... ; the Sepher Jezira; the Book of
Wisdom ... ; the Brahmanas; the Stan-gyour, of the Thibetans; all these
volumes have the same ground-work. Varying but in allegories they teach the
same secret doctrine which ... will prove to be the Ultima Thule of true
philosophy, and disclose what is this lost word."	ISIS UNVEILED, I,

"The 'secret doctrine' or wisdom was identical in every country."	ISIS

"Thus is it that all the religious monuments of old, in whatever land or
under whatever climate, are the expression of the same identical thoughts,
the key to which is in the esoteric doctrine ... And the clergy of every
nation, though practicing rites and ceremonies which may have differed
externally, had evidently been initiated into the same traditional mysteries
which were taught all over the world." 	ISIS UNVEILED, I, 561


"What we desire to prove is, that underlying every ancient popular religion
was the same ancient wisdom- doctrine, one and identical, professed and
practiced by the initiates of every country, who alone were aware of its
existence and importance ... 

A single glance ... is enough to assure one that it could not have attained
the marvelous perfection in which we find it pictured to us in the relics of
the various esoteric systems, except after a succession of ages. A
philosophy so profound, a moral code so ennobling, and practical results so
conclusive and so uniformly demonstrable is not the growth of a generation,
or even a single epoch. Fact must have been piled upon fact, deduction upon
deduction, science have begotten science, and myriads of the brightest human
intellects have reflected upon the laws of nature, before this ancient
doctrine had taken concrete shape. The proofs of this identity of
fundamental doctrine in the old religions are found in the prevalence of a
system of initiation; in the secret sacerdotal castes who had the
guardianship of mystical words of power, and a public display of a
phenomenal control over natural forces, indicating association with
preterhuman beings ... 

As we proceed, we will point out the evidences of this identity of vows,
formulas, rites, and doctrines, between the ancient faiths. We will also
show that not only their memory is still preserved in India, but also that
the Secret Association is still alive and as active as ever ... the chief
pontiff and hierophant, the Brahmatma, is still accessible to those 'who
know,' though perhaps recognized by another name; and that the ramifications
of his influence extend throughout the world." 		ISIS UNVEILED, II,
pp. 99-100

"Our examination of the multitudinous religious faiths that mankind, early
and late, have professed, most assuredly indicates that they have all been
derived from one primitive source. It would seem as if they were all but
different modes of expressing the yearning of the imprisoned human soul for
intercourse with supernal spheres. 

As the white ray of light is decomposed by the prism into the various colors
of the solar spectrum, so the beam of divine truth, in passing through the
three-sided prism of man's nature, has been broken up into varicolored
fragments called religions. And, as the rays of the spectrum, by
imperceptible shadings, merge into each other, so the great theologies that
have appeared at different degrees of divergence from the original source,
have been connected by minor schisms, schools, and off-shoots from the one
side or the other. 

Combined, their aggregate represents one eternal truth; separate, they are
but shades of human error and the signs of imperfection ... " "What has been
contemptuously termed Paganism, was ancient wisdom replete with Deity; and
Judaism and its offspring, Christianity and Islamism, derived whatever of
inspiration they contained from this ethic parent. Pre-Vedic Brahmanism and
Buddhism are the double source from which all religions sprung; Nirvana is
the ocean to which all tend."		ISIS UNVEILED , II, 639

See if some of these ideas help.

  Best wishes, 



-----Original Message-----
From:  Bill Meredith
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 10:14 AM
Subject: Theos-World our deepest fear

" 'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most
frightens us.' .....

We are all meant to shine, as children do.... It's not just in some of us;
it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people
permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others."

- Marianne Williamson

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