WILLIAM JUDGE AND THE AMERICAS
Mar 21, 2006 09:08 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline
WILLIAM Q. JUDGE, H.P.B., THE AMERICAS AND THE FUTURE
William Q. Judge, one of the three main founders of the theosophical
movement, wrote about the role of the Americas in the future of mankind:
“It seems as if some power, deliberately planning, had selected North and
South America for the place where a new primary root-race should begin.
These two continents were evidently the seats of ancient races and not the
habitation of wild undeveloped men. The red man of the Northern one has all
the appearance and beliefs of a great race. He believes in one God, a
Devachan of happy hunting after death. Some tribes have diagrams of how the
world was formed and peopled, that strangely resemble the Hindu cosmogony.
“Central America is crowded with remains in stone and brick; and so on south
we will discover similar proofs.”(1)
This ‘prophecy’ about discoveries was written in 1892, and H.P.B. had
already foreseen that. The prevision was confirmed in 1911, when Machu
Picchu, ‘the lost city of the Incas’, was found in Peru. Since then, many
other discoveries were made, though less important.
Referring to the book “The Secret Doctrine”, William Judge said:
“Turn to page 444 and onward of the second volume. Read there that the
Americans have become in only three hundred years a primary race pro tem.,
in short, the germs of the sixth sub-race, to blossom in a few more
centuries into pioneers of that one which must succeed to the present
European fifth sub-race in all its characteristics.” (2)
As to the importance of North America for the theosophical movement, Mr.
Judge wrote, referring to H.P. Blavatsky:
“It was to the United States, observe, that the messenger of the Masters
came, although Europe was just as acessible for the enterprise set on foot.
Later, this messenger went to India and then to Europe, settling down in
the British Isles. All of this is of importance in our reflections. For why
in America at first does she begin the movement, and why end her part of it
in England? (...) The point where the great energy is started, the centre
of force, is the more important, and not the place at which it is ended.”
From the viewpoint of the Esoteric Philosophy, those who stimulate hate in
general are clearly out of touch with reality.
Yet this is particularly true of those who specifically stimulate hatred
against one nation, be it an Arab country, the Jewish nation, or the United
States of America. If this last country now plays a leading role in human
affairs, it is not without good reasons. In her Second Message to the
American TS Convention, in 1889, H. P. Blavatsky wrote:
“But you in America. Your Karma as a nation has brought Theosophy home to
you. The life of the Soul, the psychic side of nature, is open to many of
Thus HPB clarified that North America attracted Theosophy by its own good
karma. Immediately after that, she refers to the obviously central
connection between Theosophy and practical Ethics:
“The life of altruism is not so much a high ideal as a matter of practice.
Naturally, then, Theosophy finds a home in many hearts and minds, and
strikes a resounding harmony as soon as it reaches the ears of those who are
ready to listen. There, then, is a part of your work; to lift high the
torch of the liberty of the Soul of Truth that all may see it and benefit by
“Therefore it is that the Ethics of Theosophy are even more necessary to
mankind than the scientific aspects of the psychic facts of nature and
In the last few decades, I have been able to observe how correct this last
You will find people with a precarious vision of the spiritual way at the
intellectual level, who nevertheless have a clean life, an open mind, a
pure heart and an eager intellect.
You will also meet people with an apparently sophisticated command of
theosophical and even “Blavatskian” concepts at the mental level, but whose
motives are selfish, confused, or both.
Therefore without Ethics, the “scientific aspects” are no Theosophy, at
all. They do not lead to universal brotherhood. They are scarcely useful to
human progress, in themselves.
We are all Arjunas, as W. Judge wrote. We are warriors in the ethical and
karmic battlefield of our daily lives.
The American continents seem to have a role to play in the moral and ethical
struggle now taking place in everyone’s soul, worldwide -- and in the
human karma as a whole.
For karma is both individual and collective, and there are no real
separations between beings in our universe.
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline.
(1) “The Heart Doctrine”, by William Q. Judge, The Theosophy Co. (India),
Bombay, 1977, 211 pp., see pp. 206-207.
(2) “The Heart Doctrine”, p. 206.
(3) “The Heart Doctrine”, p. 208.
(4) “The Collected Writings of H.P. Blavatsky”, TPH/Wheaton, volume XI, p.
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