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Tantra & Theosophy Virtual Lodge

Jul 23, 2006 07:46 AM
by Mark Jaqua

Tantra and Theosophy Virtual Lodge
    I think HPB would up-chuck if she 
saw the probable orientation of This 
week's Theosophical Virtual Lodge 
presentation by Robert Corrington. 
  <The focus will be on the correlation 
between psychosexuality and the
etheric and astral bodies.>
     Corrington, it says, also has a book 
coming out on Wilhelm Reich.  Reichians 
believed that the only genuine human 
fulfilment and psychological cure comes 
through the sex orgasm, a perfect one 
resulting in unconsciousness.  
      This is the polar opposite of 
Blavatsky Theosophy.  Below is pasted 
an article by Legros on the issue with
quotes from Blavatsky and GdeP.  I put
it here as it isn't a likely publication
for any current theosophical publication.
   The writer sincerely hopes that nothing 
in the following pages will strike the 
reader as "goody goody" moralizing, nor 
that he, the writer, will appear as a 
simpering "holier-than-thou" harlequin. The 
Theosophical Movement has enough comic 
     But the fact is that we are living in the 
most sexually permissive age since the fall 
of Rome, and only Theosophists or those 
familiar with the Eastern occult teachings 
know that sex is a cosmic force greater than 
nuclear bombs, representing in every human 
destiny an ultimate challenge involving 
immortality or annihilation.
     Although regular chelaship and the chastity 
it demands are several lifetimes away for most 
Messiah readers, the present is as good a time 
as any to consider what H.P. Blavatsky (the 
Masters' Messenger in the last century and 
this) has to say on the matter.
     We have no other court of appeal. One can 
expect little help from medical men, 
psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage 
counselors, priests, preachers, and educators 
because, with, of course, a number of happy 
exceptions, all are infected with the virus 
of the "New Morality" which would have us 
abandon all sexual restraints and "liberate" 
ourselves from the "unhealthy repressions" 
of our puritan ancestors.
     A refreshing exception among medical men is 
Dr. Val Davajan, chief of the reproductive 
biology section of the Medical Center at the 
University of Southern California. Says the 
doctor: "No matter what the sexologists say, 
the New Morality is immoral. And I don't care 
what the Gay Liberation people say, homosexuality 
is a perversion, and homsexuals are not normal."
One of the latest results of the "New Morality" 
was revealed by a Gallup survey of student 
attitudes commissioned by Oklahoma Christian 
College. It was found that as students move 
along from year to year they tend increasingly 
to approve smoking, drinking, legalized 
marijuana, abortion, and pre-martial sex. 
Among freshmen, 30 percent identified their 
political philosophy as left-of-center or 
far left. By the senior year the number had 
grown to 53 per cent.
     The foregoing is an exoteric picture. the 
esoteric is something else, and we can do 
no better than begin with some highly illuminating 
material by Dr. G. de Purucker, himself an 
initiated chela and the last Leader of the 
original Theosophical Society.
     In his Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy, 
pp. 342-6, he states: " is but a passing 
phase in racial evolution, and, strictly 
speaking, is not normal to mankind on Globe D 
of our planetary chain. This method of 
procreation actually was copied from the 
beasts, which 'separated' before 'man'... 
As a matter of fact, the Atlantean and 
Atlanto-Lemurian karma has weighed so heavily 
upon us, the fifth race, that we are actually 
belated, and have not at the present date, 
the middle-point of the fifth race, reached 
that stage as regards the evolving of the 
physical body which otherwise we should have 
     "As it stands, however, the teaching tells 
us that at the end of our own fifth race, 
men and women will be disappearing as opposite 
sexes; and that by the middle of the Sixth 
Root Race (the race to come) men and women 
as separate sexes shall be no longer. The 
race will consist of beings who are 
physiologically neither men nor women; ...
"The humans of that period (the Sixth Root-Race) 
will produce children by meditation and by 
will; during the Seventh Root-Race, the last 
to come on this Globe, during this Fourth 
Round - a race which to us now would seem 
glorious - the humans of that race will 
produce their kind in the same general 
manner; but by consciously exercised will 
and meditation, but still more impersonally... 
than the Sixth Race will do.
     "The main point then, here, is to realize 
that this present physiological state of 
sex is a passing racial evolutionary phase; 
and that every abuse, every misuse, no 
matter of what kind or what the world may 
think about it, is a reaction contrary to 
the evolutionary 'law'... and that while 
it is true that the present method is the 
one which nature has evolved at the present 
time, as said before it is not really the 
method which primordial humanity might 
have followed... Nature has followed that 
line, as it were, under protest, through 
the evil doing involved in our past karma, 
as the only way by which souls can find 
incarnation at present..."
     We find confirmation of Dr. de Purucker's 
views in The Secret Doctrine, II, p. 216:  
"From the possession of the double principle 
in one, that is the Androgyne condition, the 
separation of the dual principle was made, 
presenting two opposites whose destiny it was, 
for ever after, to seek reunion into the 
original one condition.
     "'The curse was this, viz: that nature, 
impelling the search, evaded the desired 
result by the production of a new being, 
distinct from that reunion or oneness desired, 
by which the natural longing to recover a 
lost state was and is for ever being cheated. 
It is by this tantalizing process of a 
continued curse that Nature lives."
     In a footnote on the same page H.P. Blavatsky 
adds: "By which (human) nature lives,' not 
even the animal - but the misguided, sensual 
and vicious nature, which man, not nature, 
     This is abstruse metaphysics, but establishes 
that sexual reproduction for humanity was not 
in Nature's original plan. On page 262, II, 
The Secret Doctrine, we read: "As has been 
shown in the present volume (Anthropogenesis), 
it is the speechless animal that first started 
sexual connection, having been the first to 
separte into males and females. Nor was it 
intended by Nature that man should follow 
the bestial example - as shown by the 
comparatively painless procreation of their 
species by the animals, and the terrible 
suffering and danger of the same in the women."
Ambition is the first curse, says Light on 
the Path, but sex is the greatest, says The 
Secret Doctrine, II, p. 412: "...the fire 
received has turned into the greatest curse: 
the animal element, and consciousness of its 
possession, has changed periodical instinct 
into chronic animalism and sensuality. It is 
that which hangs over humanity like a heavy 
funereal pall." It has degraded man into a 
"helpless, scrofolous being, who has become 
the richest heir on the globe to constitutional 
and hereditary diseases, the most consciously 
and intelligently bestial of all animals."
     The deliberate profanation of sex in Atlantis 
led to the worship of the physical body (the 
Easter Island statues attest to this), and 
finally to the sex principle in itself. 
Phallic sorcery followed, with half of the 
Fourth Root-Race falling into Black Magic 
practices which survive today in African Voodoo, 
Tibetan Dugpa Lamaism, Hindu Tantrika, and various 
corrupt "New Thought" branches of Western metaphysics.
"The question is often asked" - The Secret Doctrine, 
II, 295-6 - "Why shoulci celibacy and chastity be a 
sine qua non rule and condition of regular chelaship, 
or the development of psychic and occult powers? 
The answer is contained in the Commentary... 
During human life the greateast impediment in 
the way of spiritual development, and especially 
to the acquirement of Yoga powers, is the 
activity of our physiological senses. Sexual 
action being closely connected, by interaction, 
with the spinal cord and the grey matter of 
the brain, it is useless to give any longer 
  IMPORTANT NOTE. At this point the writer wishes 
to emphatically state that the purpose of 
these pages is NOT to rail against marriage 
and human love nor suggest that anyone take 
the yellow robe of asceticism. Its purpose 
is solely educational and informative. It 
is believed that by knowing the esoteric 
truth about sex and mankind's Tomorrow, 
one would be better able to deal with the 
challenging human relation problems in our 
immediate experience. 
     The history of mankind in its present 
form as separate sexes goes back about 
eighteen million years to the middle of 
the Third Root-Race in Lemuria, when 
the Mind element began to function.
     Until then man was "an empty, senseless 
Bhuta" (form or shadow), the product of 
two streams of evolution: the Monadic 
or Spiritual, and the Physical or material. 
With the entry of Manas (Mind) a third 
stream of evolution was added, conferring 
self-consciousness and a sense of moral 
     The early sub-races of the Third Root-Race 
(The Secret Doctrine, II, p. 275) evolved 
by sexless creative instinct an 
"intermediate race" in which the higher 
Dhyan Chohans incarnated at the time of 
the separation of the sexes. These were 
the Sons of Will and Yoga, representing 
the full incarnation of the Mind principle.
A second class of Ego did not incarnte 
fully at once, but chose to wait, projecting 
only "a spark." It is these (The Secret 
Doctrine, II, 167) who "constitute the 
average humanity which has to acquire 
its intellectuality during the present 
Manvantaric evolution."
     The "Sin of the Mindless" resulted when 
certain males of the "separated" humanity 
(before Manas was awakened and also before 
sterility was established between the human 
and animal kingdoms) had sexual congress 
with female beasts. Thus unconsciously the 
first misuse of the sex force took place. 
(The Secret Doctrine, II, 185). "The sin 
of the brainless or 'mindless' Races, who 
had no 'spark' and were irresponsible, fell 
upon those who failed to do by them their 
Karmic duty." Thereupon, seeing this shameful 
Karmic result, the Sons of Wisdom endowed 
all men with Manas "lest worse should happen."
     A third class of Egos deferred incarnation 
till the Fourth or Atlantean Root-Race, in 
which the worst sexual Karma was incurred 
because the Atlanteans renewed the Sin of 
the Mindless with knowledge and moral 
responsibility. It is stated (The Secret 
Doctrine, II, 302) that in this case it 
was "the Spiritual being which sinned, the 
Spirit element being still the 'Master' 
principle in man, in those days. Thus it 
is in those days that the heaviest Karma 
of the Fifth Race was generated by our Monads."
The most significant statement of all in 
this connection is found on page 228, The 
Secret Doctrine, II: "As to those 'Sons of 
Wisdom' who had 'deferred' their incarnation 
till the Fourth Race, which was already 
tainted (physiologically) with sin and 
impurity, they produced a terrible cause, 
the Karmic result of which weighs on them 
to this day. It was produced in themselves, 
and they became the carriers of that seed 
of iniquity for aeons to come, because the 
bodies they had to inform had become defiled 
through their own procrastination.
    "This was the 'Fall of the Angels,' because 
of their rebellion against Karmic Law. The 
'fall of man' was no fall, for he was irresponsible."
    "Behold the truth before you! A clean life, 
an open mind, a pure heart, an eager intellect, 
an unveiled spiritual perception, a brotherliness 
for one's co-disciple, a readiness to give and 
receive advice and instruction, a loyal sense 
of duty to the Teacher, a willing obedience to 
the behests of TRUTH, once we have placed our 
confidence in, and believe the Teacher to be in 
possession of it; a courageous endurance of 
personal injustice, a brave declaration of 
principles, a valiant defense of those who are 
unjustly attacked, and a constant eye to the 
ideal of human progression and perfection which 
the secret science (Gupta Vidya) depicts - these 
are the golden stairs up the steps of which 
the learner may climb to the Temple of Divine 
Wisdom. Say this to those who have volunteered 
to be taught by you."       
               - Blavatky's Teacher
    Theosophy teaches that we are Spiritual Pilgrims 
imprisoned by Kosmic and Karmic necessity in 
bodies of flesh informed by animal instincts 
and desires. The Spiritual Beings we essentially 
are aspire toward the god worlds from which we 
came, while at the same time the "Call of the 
Wild" would lure us back to the steaming jungles 
of animalhood.
    It is the old story of the god and beast, one 
of which must ultimately absorb our being. which 
brings us to the subject of chelaship. A chela 
is a man or woman who anticipates the crisis by 
prematurely bringing it upon himself. It means 
a terrible battle in the heart and mind between 
the two forces or polarities. Very few are ready 
for chelaship, but when one is, nothing on 
earth can stop him.
   In The Theosophist of July 1883 H.P. Blavatsky 
wrote: "One who undertakes to try for Chelaship 
by that very act rouses and lashes to 
desperation every sleeping passion of 
his animal nature. For this is the 
commencement of a struggle for the mastery 
in which quarter is never to be given nor 
taken... in this moral battle, if the 
Chela has one single hidden blemish - do 
what he may, it shall and will be brought 
to light... He is now in an atmosphere of 
illusions - maya. Vice puts on its most 
alluring face, and the tempting passions 
try to lure the inexperienced aspirant to 
the depths of psychic debasement.
  "If the candidate has the latent lust for 
money, or political chicanery, or 
materialistic scepticism, or vain display, 
or false speaking, or cruelty, or sensual 
gratification of any kind, the germ is 
almost sure to sprout; and so, on the other 
hand, as regards the noble qualities of 
human nature. The real man comes out. Is 
it not the height of folly, then, for 
anyone to leave the smooth path of 
commonplace life to scale the crags of 
Chelaship without some reasonable feeling 
of certainty that he has the right stuff 
in him? Well says the Bible: 'Let him that 
thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.' 
- a test that would-be Chelas should 
consider well before they rush headlong 
into the fray!"
    It's a fantastic situation. Apparently when 
we were awakened to Manasic self-consciousness 
and were able to recognize our essential 
Divinity, it was in Nature's plan for us 
to carry on in an androgynous state. With 
Mind - a godlike faculty - active within 
us we deserved to live free from animality 
and beasthood.
    But something went wrong, and Nature's plan 
had to be revised. So here we are - gods 
trapped in the bodies of animals which 
too often we mistake for ourselves, with 
heartbreaking consequences.
    When Dr. G. de Purucker was asked: "Do 
Theosophists approve of marriage?" he said, 
among other things (Questions We All Ask, 
p. 137): "Theosophists most certainly 
approve of marriage, decidedly so. The 
only trouble is that so many marriages 
are 'merely farces.' Marriage itself is 
beautiful. The principle is holy; and if 
true marriage takes place, life is sanctified 
for those two human hearts."
    "When H.P. Blavatsky was asked if a man 
must marry or remain a celibate (The Key 
to Theosophy, p. 262), she replied: 
"It depends on the kind of man you mean. 
If you refer to one who intends to live 
in the world, one who, even though a good, 
earnest Theosophist, and an ardent worker 
for our cause, still has ties and wishes 
which bind him to the world, who, in short, 
does not feel that he has done for ever 
with what men call life, and that he desires 
one thing and one thing only - to know the 
truth, and to be able to help others -then 
for such a one I say there is no reason why 
he should not marry, if he likes to take 
the risks of that lottery where there are 
so many more blanks than prizes. Surely 
you cannot believe us so absurd and fanatical 
as to preach against marriage altogether? On 
the contray, save in a few exceptional cases 
of practical Occultism, marriage is the only 
remedy against immorality."
    There is the story about a young man who went 
to Socrates with the question of whether or 
not he should marry. "It doesn't matter much 
one way or another," said Socrates. "Whatever 
you do, you'll regret it."
       - G.C. Legros

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