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Aug 24, 2006 05:53 PM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck

8/24/2006 5:26 PM

Thanks for the posting John.

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S U N   G O D S 


	"Every bright sun-god of antiquity--a glorious deity by day, and its
own opponent and adversary by night, named Dragon of Wisdom, because it was
supposed to contain the germs of night and day--has now been turned into the
antithetical shadow of God, 	SUN  GOD (by day)  and  Adversary (by night)
--   Tribal  Gods and has become Satan on the sole and unsupported authority
of despotic human dogma.  After which all these producers of light and
shadow, all the Sun and Moon Gods, were cursed, and thus the one God chosen
out of the many, and Satan, were both anthropomorphised...History shows in
every race and even tribe, especially in the Semitic nations, the natural
impulse to exalt its own tribal deity above all others to the hegemony (508)
of the god;  and proves that the God of the Israelites was such a tribal
God, and no more, even though the Christian Church, following the lead of
the "chosen" people, is pleased to enforce the worship of that one
particular deity...Jehovah has ever been in antiquity only "a god among
other Gods," (lxxxii, Psalm)...	SD II 507-8

	Slaughtered Sun-Gods		Isis II 173

	"This visible universe of spirit and but the concrete
image of the ideal abstraction;  it was built on the model of the first
divine idea.  Thus our universe existed from eternity in a latent state.
The soul animating this purely spiritual universe is the central sun, the
highest deity itself.  It was not himself who built the concrete form of his
idea, but his "first-begotten;"  and as it was constructed on the
geometrical figure of the dodecahedron [Plato, Timaeus ], the first
-begotten "was please to employ 12,000 years in its creation." 	Isis I 342

	Svayambhu	(Sk.)	A metaphysical and philosophical term,
meaning "the spontaneously self-produced" or the "self-existent being."  An
epithet of Brahma.  Svayambhu is also the name of the first Manu."
GLOS  315
   		[see ISIS I xvi, 590, II 39, 391, 443,  SD I 52, 375, II
128, 307]


	Man is a "thinking atom" of living eternal substance, a microcosm of
the Macrocosmic Sun.

	"It is the Spiritual evolution of the inner, immortal man that forms
the fundamental tenet in the Occult Sciences...the One Universal Life,
independent of matter...and...the individual intelligences that animate the
various manifestations of this Principle...The One Life is closely related
to the one law which governs the World of Being--Karma."  	SD  I  634

	In replications of the idea of the Central Sun we find:

	"...there exists in Nature a triple evolutionary scheme for the
formation of the three periodical Upadhis...the Monadic (or spiritual), the
intellectual, and the physical evolutions.  These are the finite aspects or
the reflection on the field of Cosmic Illusion of Atma, the seventh, the One

	1.	The Monadic is...concerned with the growth and development
into still higher phases of activity of the Monad in conjunction with:--

	2.	The Intellectual, represented by the Manasa-Dhyanis(the
Solar Devas, or the Agnishwatta Pitris) the "givers of intelligence and
consciousness" to man and:--

	3.	The Physical, represented by the Chayyas of the lunar
Pitris, round which Nature has concreted the present physical body.  This
body serves as the vehicle for the "growth"...and the transformations
through Manas and--owing to the accumulation of experiences--of the finite
into the infinite, of the transient into the Eternal and Absolute.

	Each of these three systems has its own laws, and is ruled and
guided by different sets of the highest Dhyanis or "Logoi."  Each is
represented in the constitution of man, the Microcosm of the great
Macrocosm;  and it is the union of these three streams in him which makes
him the complex being he now is."		SD  I  181-2	see also SD
I  188-189)	

"The spirit in man is the only real and permanent part of his being;  the
rest of his nature being variously compounded...everything in man but his
spirit is impermanent... the Universe being one thing and not diverse, and
everything within it being connected with the whole and with every other
thing therein, of which upon the upper plane...there is perfect knowledge,
no act or thought occurs without each portion of the great whole perceiving
and noticing it.  Hence all are inseparably bound together by the tie of is taught that there is no creation of worlds...but that
their appearance is due strictly to evolution,

	When the time comes for the Unmanifested to manifest as an objective
Universe, which it does periodically, it emanates a Power or "The First
Cause"--so called because it itself is the rootless root of that Cause, and
called in the East the "Causeless Cause."...The projection into time of the
influence or so-called "breath of Brahma" causes all the worlds and the
beings upon them to gradually appear.  They remain in manifestation just as
long as that influence continues to proceed forth in evolution.

	After long aeons the outbreathing, evolutionary influence slackens,
and the universe begins to go into obscuration, or pralaya, until, the
"breath" being fully indrawn, no objects remain, because nothing is but
Brahm.  Care must be taken by the student to make a distinction between
Brahm (the impersonal Parabrahm) and Brahma the manifested Logos.

	This breathing forth is known as a Manvantara, or the Manifestation
of the world between two Manus...For the purpose of a Manvantara two
so-called eternal principles are postulated, that is, Purusha and Prakriti
(or spirit and matter), because both are ever present and conjoined in

	This brings us to the doctrine of Universal Evolution as expounded
by the Sages of the Wisdom-Religion.  The Spirit, or Purusha, they say,
proceeds from Brahma through the various forms of matter evolved at the same
time, beginning in the world of the spiritual from the highest and in the
material world from the lowest form...yet unknown to modern science.  Thus,
therefore, the mineral, vegetable and animal forms each imprison a spark of
the Divine, a portion of the indivisible Purusha.

	These sparks struggle to "return to the Father," or in other words,
to secure self-consciousness and at last come into the highest form, on
Earth, that of man, where alone self-consciousness is possible to them.  The
period calculated in human time, during which this evolution goes on
embraces millions of ages.  Each spark of divinity has, therefore, millions
of ages in which to accomplish its mission...all depends upon the
individual's own will and efforts.

	Each particular spirit thus goes through the Manvantara, or enters
into manifestation for its own enrichment and for that of the Whole.

	Mahatmas and Rishis are thus gradually evolved during a Manvantara,
and become after its expiration, planetary spirits, who guide the evolution
of other future planets.  The planetary spirits of our globe are those who
in previous manvantaras...made the efforts, and became in the course of that
long period Mahatmas.

	This system is thus seen to be based upon the identity of Spiritual
Being, and, under the name of "Universal Brotherhood," constitutes the basic
idea of the T S, whose object is the realization of that Brotherhood among
men."		WQJ - Epitome pp. 9 - 12.


	The "Mahatma" is a "great Soul," a man who through evolution and
moral purification has mastered all the laws and mysteries of Nature.  he
knows the Spiritual Central Sun and also is fully aware that a Ray of IT is
present in himself, as it is also present in all other beings.  In this
connection, Mr. Judge wrote:

	"A visitor from one of the other planets of the solar system who
might learn the term Mahatma after arriving here would certainly suppose
that the etymology of the word undoubtedly inspired the believers in
Mahatmas with the devotion, fearlessness, hope, and energy which such an
ideal should arouse in those who have the welfare of the human race at
heart...The whole sweep, meaning, and possibility of evolution are contained
in the word Mahatma.  Maha is "great," Atma is "soul," and both compounded
into one mean those great souls who have triumphed before us not because
they are made of different stuff and are of some strange family, but just
because they are of the human race.

	Reincarnation, karma, the sevenfold division, retribution, reward,
struggle, failure, success, illumination, power, and a vast embracing love
for man, all these lie in that single word.

	The soul emerges from the unknown, begins to work in and with
matter, is reborn again and again, makes karma, develops the 6 vehicles for
itself, meets retribution for sin and punishment for mistake, grows strong
by suffering, succeeds in bursting through the gloom, is enlightened by true
illumination, grasps power, retains charity, expands with love for orphaned
humanity, and thenceforth helps all others who remain in darkness until all
may be raised up to the place with the "Father in Heaven" who is the Higher
Self."		WQJ Art. II, p. 39-40


	Theosophical philosophy draws attention to the "scientific atom"
which by definition is called a "perpetual motion machine."  It is deemed to
have originated in an unimaginable past time in Solar bodies and since then
has floated through space, aggregating with others and eventually forming
the physical forms of all beings, including mankind on our earth.  Occult
philosophy says:

	"...every atom of man's body has been evolving by imperceptible
gradations, from lower into higher forms, through the cycles--...a Spirit is
a Ray, a fraction of the Whole;  and the Whole being Omniscient and
Infinite, Its fractions must partake, in degree, of the same abstract
attributes.  Man's "Spirit" must become the drop of the ocean...instead of
remaining the body only.  He must feel himself not only a part of the
Creator, Preserver and Destroyer, but of the Soul of the Three, the
Parabrahmam, who is above these and is the vitalizing, energizing and
ever-presiding Spirit.  He must fully realize the sense of...the "ever still
present," in which there is neither past nor future, but one infinite
eternity of present...."
		Modern Panarion, p. 171

	"After circling so to say, along the arc of the cycle...when the
Spirit-man reaches our "planet" [ Globe--SD  I ], which is one of the
lowest, having lost at every station some of the ethereal and acquired an
increase of material nature, both spirit and matter have become pretty much
equilibrized in him.  (47)  But then he has the Earth's cycle to perform;
and, as in the process of involution and evolution downward, matter is ever
striving to stifle spirit, when arrived at to the lowest point of his
pilgrimage, the once pure Planetary Spirit [ Trans. 23-4 ] will be found
dwindled to--what Science agrees to call a primitive or Primordial
man--amidst a nature as primordial--speaking geologically, for physical
nature keeps pace with the physiological as well as the spiritual man, in
her cyclic career. 

	At that point the great Law begins its work of selection.  Matter
found entirely divorced from spirit is thrown into the still lower
worlds--into the sixth "Gate" or "way of rebirth." of the vegetable and
mineral worlds, and of the primitive animal forms.  From thence, matter
ground over in the workshop of nature proceeds soulless back to its Mother
Fount;  while the Egos purified of their dross are enabled to resume their
progress once more onward.  

	It is here, then, that the laggard Egos perish by the millions.  It
is the solemn moment of the "survival of the fittest,"  the annihilation of
those unfit.  It is but matter (or material man) which is compelled by its
own weight to descend to the very bottom of the "circle of necessity" to
there assume animal form;  as to the winner of that race throughout the
worlds--the Spiritual Ego, he will ascend from star to star, from one world
to another, circling onward to rebecome the once pure planetary Spirit, then
higher still, to finally reach its first starting point, and from thence--to
merge into mystery.  No adept has ever penetrated beyond the veil of
primitive Kosmic matter.  The highest, the most perfect vision is limited to
the universe of Form and Matter."		M L p. 46-7

	"Occultism tells us that every atom, like the monad of Leibnitz, is
a little universe in itself;  and that every organ and cell in the human
body is endowed with a brain of its own, with memory, therefore, experience
and discriminative powers.  The idea of Universal Life composed of
individual atomic lives is one of the oldest teachings of esoteric
philosophy, and the very modern hypothesis of modern science, that of
crystalline life, is the first ray from the ancient luminary of knowledge
that has reached our scholars...Science divides matter into organic and
inorganic bodies, only because it rejects the idea of absolute life and a
life-principle as an entity;  otherwise it would be the first to see that
absolute life cannot produce even a geometrical point, or an atom inorganic
in its a Life-Principle is, and must remain for the intellects
of our civilized races for ever a mystery on physical lines..."		HPB

	"Every Spiritual Individuality has a gigantic evolutionary journey
to perform, a tremendous gyratory progress to accomplish.  First--at the
very beginning of the great Mahamanvanataric rotation, from first to last of
the man-bearing "planets," as on each of them, the monad has to pass through
the seven successive races of man...up to the present fifth race, or rather
variety, and through two more races, before he has done with this one.  Each
of the 7 races send 7 ramifying branchlets from the Parent Branch:  and
through each of these in turn man has to evolute before he passes on to the
next higher race;  and that--seven times...The branchlets typify varying
specimens of humanity -- physically and spiritually--and no one of us can
miss one single rung of the ladder...when I say "man," I mean a human being
of our type.  There are other and innumerable manvantaric chains of globes
bearing intelligent beings--both in and out of our solar system--the crowns
or apexes of evolutionary being in their respective chains, some--physically
and intellectually--lower, others immeasurably higher than the man of our
chain..."	    Mahat. Let. 119

	"What then is the universe for, and for what final purpose is man
the immortal thinker here in evolution?  It is all for the experience and
emancipation of the soul, for the purpose of raising the entire mass of
manifested matter up to the stature, nature, and dignity of conscious
god-hood,  The great aim is to reach to and through
the perfecting after transformation, of the whole mass of matter as well as
what we now call soul.  Nothing is or is to be left out.  The aim for
present man is his initiation into complete knowledge, and for the other
kingdoms below him that they be raised up gradually from stage to stage to
be in time initiated also.  This is evolution carried to its highest power;
it is a magnificent prospect;  it makes of man a god, and gives to every
part of nature the strength and possibility of being one day the same;
there is strength and nobility in it, for by this no man is dwarfed and
belittled, for no one is so originally sinful that he cannot rise above all
sin...Present religions keep the element of fear..."	Ocean p. 60-1

	"...until every grain of dust has, by gradual transformation through
evolution, become a constituent part of the "living soul" and, until the
latter shall reascend the cyclic arc, and finally stand--its own Metatron or
Redeeming Spirit--at the foot of the upper step of the spiritual worlds, as
at the first hour of its emanation."  This covers the concept of Universal
evolution and includes all beings without exception."
Isis II 420-422 

	"In the hearts of all, at some time there arises the desire for
knowledge.  He who thinks his desires will be fulfilled, as the little bird
in the nest, who has only to open his mouth to be fed, will very truly be
disappointed...The soul develops like the flower in God's sunlight, and
unconsciously to the soil in which it grows.  Shut out the light and the
soil grows damp and sterile, the flower withers or grows pale and sickly.

	Each and every one is here for a good and wise reason.  If we find
partially the why we are here, then is there the more reason that we should
by intelligent contact with life, seek in it the farther elucidation of the
problem.  It is not for the study of ourselves so much, as the thought for
others that opens the door.  The events of life and their causes lead to
knowledge.  They must be studied when they are manifested in daily life."
WQJ Art. II 410-1

Nothing is or is to be left out.  The aim for present man is his initiation
into complete knowledge, and for the other kingdoms below him that they be
raised up gradually from stage to stage to be in time initiated also.  This
is evolution carried to its highest power;  it is a magnificent prospect;
it makes of man a god, and gives to every part of nature the strength and
possibility of being one day the same;  there is strength and nobility in
it, for by this no man is dwarfed and belittled, for no one is so originally
sinful that he cannot rise above all sin...Present religions keep the
element of fear..."	Ocean p. 60-1


	On p. 182 HPB Art. II, HPB speaks of the Universal Deity.  She calls
it also the Thought Divine, and the Universal Vital Principle.  With this as
a starting point she offers these ideas:

	"Absolute Life, and the Life principle are entitative during
manvantara.  (180)  They are represented in the S D  Vol. I p 120 top by the
"Two Ones" and symbolically by the point in the circle.

	Universal Life includes all that lives, and the atoms - this is one
of the oldest esoteric truths.]

	"In the shoreless ocean of space radiates the central, spiritual,
and Invisible sun.  The universe is his body, spirit and soul;  and after
this ideal model are framed all things.  These three emanations are the
three lives, the three degrees of the gnostic Pleroma, the three "Kabalistic
Faces," for the Ancient of the ancient, the body of the aged, the great
En-Soph, "has a form and then he has no form."  The invisible "assumed a
form when he called this universe into existence," says the Sohar, the Book
of Splendor.  The first light is His soul, the Infinite, Boundless, and
Immortal breath;  under the efflux of which the universe heaves it mighty
bosom, infusing intelligent life throughout creation.  The second emanation
condenses cometary matter and produces forms within the cosmic circle;  sets
the countless worlds floating in the electric space, and infuses the
unintelligent, blind life-principle into every form.  The third, produces
the whole universe of physical matter;  and as it keeps gradually receding
from the Central Divine Light its brightness wanes and it becomes Darkness
and the Bad--pure matter, the "gross purgations of the celestial fire" of
the Hermetists.		[ see diagrams Isis II 264-5 ]

	When the Central Invisible (the Lord Ferho--Isis II 290 ) saw the
efforts of the divine Scintilla, unwilling to be dragged lower down into the
degradation of matter, to liberate itself, he permitted it to shoot out from
itself a monad, over which, attached to it as by the finest thread, the
Divine Scintilla (the soul) had to watch during its ceaseless peregrinations
from one form to another.  Thus the monad was shot down into the first form
of matter and became encased in stone...destined to creep on higher until
its physical form became once more the Adam of dust, shaped in the image of
the Adam Kadmon...At the birth of the future man, the monad, radiating with
all the glory of its immortal parent which watches it from the seventh
sphere, becomes senseless. [see Timaeus.]  It loses all recollection of the
past, and returns to consciousness but gradually, when the instinct of
childhood gives way to reason and intelligence.  After the separation
between the life-principle (astral spirit) and the body takes place, the
liberated soul--Monad, exultingly rejoins the mother and father spirit, the
radiant Augoeides, and the two, merged into one, forever form, with a glory
proportioned to the spiritual purity of the past earth life, the Adam who
has completed the circle of necessity, and is freed from the last vestige of
his physical encasement.  Henceforth, growing more and more radiant at each
step of his upward progress, he mounts the shining path that ends at the
point from which he started around the GRAND CYCLE."  
		Isis I 302-3


	"Taking now this globe...its government and evolution proceed under
Manu or man, and from this is the term Manvantara or "between two Manus."
The course of evolution is divided into 4 Yugas...The present age for the
West and India is Kali Yuga (the black age), especially in respect to moral
and spiritual development...Kali--is very rapid, its motion being
accelerated precisely like certain astronomical periods known to-day in
regard to the Moon...The first 5,000 years of Kali Yuga will end between the
years 1897 and 1898.  This Yuga began about 3,102 years before the Christian
era, at the time of Krishna's death [18th of February] the present time
we are in a cycle of transition, when, as a transition period should
indicate, everything in philosophy, religion and society is changing." 
Ocean p. 125-126

	"Our knowledge begins with differentiation, and all manifested
objects, beings, or powers are only differentiations of the Great
Unknown...The first differentiation--speaking metaphysically as to time--is
Spirit, with which appears Matter and Mind.  Akasa [term used in place of
AEther...tenuous state of matter] is produced from Matter and Spirit, Will
is the force of Spirit in action, and Life is a resultant of the action of
Akasa, moved by Spirit, upon Matter...the real Matter is always invisible
...Primordial Matter...Mulaprakriti...[we see or perceive only the phenomena
of matter]...Mind is the intelligent part of the Cosmos, that in
which the plan of the Cosmos is fixed or contained...brought over from a
prior period of limit can be set to its evolutionary
possibilities in perfectness...Because there never was a beginning to the
periodical manifestations of the Absolute, there never will be any end..."
Ocean 15-16

	"...evolution on the Earth, it is stated that the stream of Monads
begins first to work up the mass of matter in what are called the elemental
conditions when all is gaseous or evolution is possible without
the Monad as vivifying comes the mineral, when the whole mass
hardens, the Monads being imprisoned within.  Then the first Monads emerge
into vegetable forms which they construct themselves...the first class of
Monads emerges from the vegetable and produces the animal, then the human
astral and shadowy model...When the middle of the 4th Round is reached no
more Monads emerge into the human stage...

	"The plan comes first in the universal mind, after which the astral
model or basis is made, and when that astral model is completed, the whole
process is gone over so as to condense the matter up to the middle of the
4th Round.  Subsequent to that, which is our future, the whole mass is
spiritualized with full consciousness and the entire body of globes raised
up to a higher plane of development...7 great races have to evolve here on
this planet, and the entire collection of races has to go 7 times round the
whole series of 7 globes.

	"Human beings did not appear here in two sexes first.  The first
were of no sex, then they altered into hermaphrodite, and lastly separated
into male and female.  And this...was over 18,000,000 years ago."
Ocean  p. 27-28

	"...the Tanaim, the sole expounders of the hidden meaning contained
in the more than any other philosophers had they believed either
in spontaneous, limited, or ex nihilo creations...They believed in the
eternity and the indestructibility of matter, and hence in many prior
creations and destructions of worlds, before our own...Moreover, they
believed, again like the Swabhavikas, now termed Atheists, that every thing
proceeds (is created) from its own nature and that once that the first
impulse is given by that Creative Force inherent in the "Self created
substance," or Sephira, everything evolves out of it in the scale of
infinite creation.  "The indivisible point which has no limit, and cannot be
comprehended (for it is absolute), expanded from within, and formed a
brightness which served as a garment (a veil) to the indivisible
points...Thus, everything originated through a constant upheaving agitation,
and thus finally the world originated." --Sohar."
Isis II 220

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An interesting article brought to our attention from an interesting place.
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