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Aug 25, 2006 12:34 PM
by carlosaveline


Thank you very much for this interesting material on the Sun,  macro and microcosmic;  a theme which is connected to all initiatory processes, big and small, in every religious tradition around the world. 


Para:"John Gray","AA-BNStudy"


Data:Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:51:42 -0700

Assunto:[Spam] Theos-World RE: [LibCath] Interesting article

> 8/24/2006 5:26 PM
> Thanks for the posting John.
> Any other interests?
> Dallas
> ================================
> See this also
> 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
> Reality.
> 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
> manifestation.
> 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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> By William Q. Judge
> [An address delivered April 17, 1894, before the Parliament of 
> Religions at San Francisco, CA] 
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