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Carlos Quotes HPB on Socrates: Part 1

May 17, 2006 06:55 AM
by danielhcaldwell


Below is the HPB quote on Socrates that Carlos originally gave:

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Julian died for the same crime as Socrates. Both  divulged
a portion of  the solar mystery, the heliocentric system being only
a part of what was given during Initiation  one consciously (1) ,
the other unconsciously, the Greek Sage never  having been
initiated. It was not the real solar system that was preserved in
such secrecy, but the mysteries connected with the Sun's
constitution. Socrates was sentenced to death  by earthly and
worldly judges; Julian died a violent death because the hitherto
protecting hand was withdrawn from him, and, no longer shielded by
it, he was simply left to his destiny or Karma.  For the student of
Occultism there is a suggestive difference between the two kinds of
death. (2)
("Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky", TPH, Wheaton, USA, volume
XIV, 1985, 733 pp., see pp. 222-223, footnote.)
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Where did Boris de Zirkoff get this material from?

He simply appropriated it from THE SECRET DOCTRINE, Volume III, 1897
into Volume XIV of the Collected Writings.

Here is the original text in Volume III:

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Julian died for the same crime as Socrates. Both divulged a portion 
of the solar mystery, the heliocentric system being only a part of 
what was given during Initiation - one consciously, the other 
unconsciously, the Greek Sage never having been initiated. It was 
not the real solar system that was preserved in such secrecy, but 
the mysteries connected with the Sun's constitution. Socrates was 
sentenced to death by earthly and worldly judges: Julian died a 
violent death because the hitherto protecting hand was withdrawn 
from him, and, no longer shielded by it, he was simply left to his 
destiny or Karma. For the student of Occultism there is a suggestive 
difference between the two kinds of death. 
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III, SD p. 213

Daniel 
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