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Re: Tantra & Theosophy Virtual Lodge

Jul 23, 2006 10:40 AM
by bta1012003

Hi Mark:

Thanks for the passages.  I thought it was only me to wonder - why 
the Theosophy Virtual Lodge would sponsor a lecture on something so 
blatantly opposite to HPB's teachings.

It is too bad because it gives newcomers a wrong impression on what 
TS is all about.  


--- In, Mark Jaqua <proto37@...> wrote:
> 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 
> figures."
>      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 
> reached.
>      "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, 
> created."
>      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 
> explanation."
>   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 
> responsibility.
>      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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