Jul 09, 2006 08:10 PM
Who was the great King of the dazzling Face?
Who were the Lords of the Dark Face?
What "sin" did the Lords of the Dark Face commit?
What is the artificially made beast of the black magician?
What is meant by weakness of physical and mental organizations?
"And the `great King of the dazzling Face,' the chief of all the
Yellow-faced, was sad, seeing the sins of the Black-faced.
"He sent his air-vehicles (Viwan) to all his brother-chiefs (chiefs of
other nations and tribes) with pious men within, saying: "Prepare.
Arise ye men of the good law, and cross the land while (yet) dry.
"The Lords of the storm are now approaching. Their chariots are
nearing the land. One night and two days only shall the Lords of the
Dark Face (the Sorcerers) live on this patient land. She is doomed,
and they have to descend with her. The nether Lords of the Fires (the
Gnomes and fire elementals) are preparing their magic Agneyastra
(fire-weapons worked by magic). But the Lords of the Dark Eye ("Evil
Eye") are stronger than they (the Elementals) and they are the slaves
of the mighty ones. They are versed in Ashtar (Vidya, the highest
magical knowledge). Come and use yours (i.e. your magic powers, in
order to counteract those of the Sorcerers). Let every lord of the
Dazzling Face (an adept of the White Magic) cause the Viwan of every
lord of the Dark Face to come into hands (or possession), lest any (of
the Sorcerers) should by its means escape from the waters, avoid the
rod of the Four, (Karmic deities) and save his wicked" (followers or
"May every yellow face send sleep from himself (mesmerize?) to every
black face. May even they (the Sorcerers) avoid paid and suffering.
May every man true to the Solar Gods bind (paralyze) every man under
the lunar gods, lest he should suffer or escape his destiny.
"And may every yellow face offer of his life-water (blood) to the
speaking animal of a black face, lest he awaken his master (Some
wonderful, artificially-made beast, similar in some way to
Frankenstein's creation, which spoke and warned his master of every
approaching danger. The master was a "black magician," the mechanical
animal was informed by a djin, an Elemental, according to the
accounts. The blood of a pure man alone could destroy him. Vide Part
II.,xxvii, "Seven in Astronomy, Science and Magic.")
`The hour has struck, the black night is ready, etc
destiny be accomplished. We are the servants of the great Four (The
four Karmic gods, called the Four Maharajahs in the Stanzas.) May the
Kings of light return.'"
"The great King fell upon his dazzling Face and wept
"When the Kings assembled the waters had already moved
"But) the nations had now crossed the dry lands. They were beyond the
water mark. Their Kings reached them in their Viwans, and led them on
to the lands of Fire and Metal (East and North)."
Still, in another passage, it is said
..Stars (meteors) showered on the lands of the black Faces; but they
"The speaking beasts (the magic watchers) kept quiet.
"The nether lords waited for orders, but they came not, for their
"The waters arose, and covered the valleys from one end of the Earth
to the other. High lands remained, the bottom of the Earth (the land
of the antipodes) remained dry. There dwelt those who escaped; the
men of the yellow-faces and of the straight eye (the frank and sincere
"When the Lords of the Dark Faces awoke and bethought themselves of
their Viwans in order to escape from the rising waters, they found
Then a passage shows some of the more powerful magicians of the "Dark
Face" who awoke earlier than the others pursuing those who had
"spoilt them" and who were in the rear-guard, for "the nations that
were led away, were as thick as the stars of the milky way," says a
more modern Commentary, written in Sanskrit only.
"Like as a dragon-snake uncoils slowly its body, so the Sons of men,
led on by the Sons of Wisdom, opened their folds, and spreading out,
expanded like a running stream of sweet waters
.many of the faint
hearted among them perished on their way. But most were saved."
Yet, the pursuers, "whose heads and chests soared high above the
water," chased them "for three lunar terms" until finally reached by
the rising waves, they perished to the last man, the soil sinking
under their feet and the earth engulfing whose who had desecrated her.
Secret Doctrine, Book 2, page 427-428
And From Isis Unveiled Volume 1, Page 593
those who were instructed by the "Sons of God," of the island, and who
were initiated in the divine doctrine of pure revelation, and others
who inhabited the lost Atlantis if such must be its name and who,
being of another race, were born with a sight which embraced all
hidden things, and was independent of both distance and material
obstacle. In short, they were the fourth race of men mentioned in the
Popol-Vuh, whose sight was unlimited and who knew all things at once.
They were, perhaps, what we would now term "natural-born mediums,"
who neither struggled nor suffered to obtain their knowledge, nor did
they acquire it at the price of any sacrifice. Therefore, while the
former walked in the path of their divine instructors, and acquiring
their knowledge by degrees, learned at the same time to discern the
evil from the good, the born adepts of the Atlantis blindly followed
the insinuations of the great and invisible "Dragon," the King
Thevetat (the Serpent of Genesis?). Thevetat had neither learned nor
acquired knowledge, but, to borrow an expression of Dr. Wilder in
relation to the tempting Serpent, he was "a sort of Socrates who knew
without being initiated." Thus, under the evil insinuations of their
demon, Thevetat, the Atlantis-race became a nation of wicked
magicians. In consequence of this, war was declared, the story of
which would be too long to narrate; its substance may be found in the
disfigured allegories of the race of Cain, the giants, and that of
Noah and his righteous family. The conflict came to an end by the
submersion of the Atlantis; which finds its imitation in the stories
of the Babylonian and Mosaic flood: The giants and magicians ". . .
and all flesh died . . . and every man." All except Xisuthrus and
Noah, who are substantially identical with the great Father of the
Thlinkithians in the Popol-Vuh, or the sacred book of the
Guatemaleans, which also tells of his escaping in a large boat, like
the Hindu Noah Vaiswasvata.
If we believe the tradition at all, we have to credit the further
story that from the intermarrying of the progeny of the hierophants of
the island and the descendants of the Atlantian Noah, sprang up a
mixed race of righteous and wicked. On the one side the world had its
Enochs, Moseses, Gautama-Buddhas, its numerous "Saviours," and great
hierophants; on the other hand, its "natural magicians" who, through
lack of the restraining power of proper spiritual enlightenment, and
because of weakness of physical and mental organizations,
unintentionally perverted their gifts to evil purposes. Moses had no
word of rebuke for those adepts in prophecy and other powers who had
been instructed in the colleges of esoteric wisdom* mentioned in the
Bible. His denunciations were reserved for such as either wittingly
or otherwise debased the powers inherited from their Atlantian
ancestors to the service of evil spirits, to the injury of humanity.
His wrath was kindled against the spirit of Ob, not that of OD.
* 2 Kings, xxii. 14; 2 Chronicles, xxxiv. 22.
"Whatever there may be in these traditions, and whatever may have
been the place where a civilization more ancient than that of Rome, of
Greece, of Egypt, and of India was developed, it is certain that this
civilization did exist, and that it is highly important for science to
recover its traces, however feeble and fugitive they may be" (pp. 13-15).
This last tradition, translated by Louis Jacolliot from the Sanscrit
manuscripts, corroborates the one we have given from the "Records of
the Secret Doctrine." The war mentioned between the yellow and the
black men, relates to a struggle between the "sons of God" and the
"sons of giants," or the inhabitants and magicians of the Atlantis.
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