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A Psalm to Mars

Mar 10, 2006 10:13 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline





Dear Friends,

Esoteric Philosophy cannot and must not be blindly obedient to pseudo-scholars.

Its students must be ready to challenge liars and libellers, sophisticated though they may appear to be, and even if their actions are disguised in many different forms.

One of the Mahatmas wrote:

“He who would lift up high the banner of mysticism and proclaim its reign near at hand, must give the example to others. He must be the first to change his modes of life; and, regarding the study of the occult mysteries as the upper step in the ladder of Knowledge must loudly proclaim it such despite exact science and the opposition of society. ‘The Kindgdom of Heaven is obtained by force’ say the Christian mystics. It is but with armed hand, and ready to either conquer or perish, that the modern mystic can hope to achieve his object.” (1)

And H. Longfellow, the poet, wrote -- while looking at certain planet at night:


The night is come, but not too soon;
And sinking silently,
All silently, the little moon
Drops down behind the sky.

There is no light in earth or heaven
But the cold light of stars;
And the first watch of night is given
To the red planet Mars.

Is it the tender star of love?
The star of love and dreams?
Oh, no! From that blue tent above
A hero’s armour gleams.

And earnest thoughts within me rise,
When I behold afar,
Suspended in the evening skies,
The shield of that red star. (...)

Within my breast there is no light
But the cold light of stars;
I give the first watch of the night
To the red planet Mars.

The star of the unconquered will,
He rises in my breast,
Serene, and resolute, and still,
And calm, and self-possessed. (2)

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What can I say after this?

May the fire of good combat produce spiritual light!

Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline

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(1) “The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett”, T.U.P., 1992, Letter II, pp. 6-7. (Letter 2, also in the Chronological Edition, TPH, Philippines, p. 07.)

(2)This is from the Poem “The Light of Stars”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. See ‘Longfellow Favourite Poems”, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1992, 86 pp., see p. 04.

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