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Theosophy, Theosophia, Wisdom of the gods

Mar 26, 2007 11:09 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Theosophy, Theosophia, Wisdom of the gods


"...Theosophy is Divine Knowledge or Science....[The real meaning of 
the term is] 'Divine Wisdom,' (Theosophia) or Wisdom of the gods....

The word theos means a god in Greek, one of the divine beings, 
certainly not 'God' in the sense attached in our day to the term. 
Therefore, it is not 'Wisdom of God,' as translated by some, but 
Divine Wisdom such as that possessed by the gods...."  

Quoted from:
H.P. Blavatsky, The Key to Theosophy, 1st Edition, Section 1, p. 1 


"...the highest Planetary Spirits [or gods], those, who can no longer 
err, . . . appear on Earth but at the origin of every new human kind; 
at the junction of, and close of the two ends of the great cycle. 
And, they remain with man no longer than the time required for the 
eternal truths they teach to impress themselves so forcibly upon the 
plastic minds of the new races as to warrant them from being lost or 
entirely forgotten in ages hereafter, by the forthcoming generations. 

The mission of the planetary Spirit is but to strike the KEY NOTE OF 
TRUTH. Once he has directed the vibration of the latter to run its 
course uninterruptedly along the catenation of that race and to the 
end of the cycle -- the denizen of the highest inhabited sphere 
disappears from the surface of our planet -- till the 
following 'resurrection of flesh.'  

The vibrations of the Primitive Truth are what your philosophers 
name 'innate ideas.'...

...there can be no Planetary Spirit that was not once material or 
what you call human. When our great Buddha -- the patron of all the 
adepts, the reformer and the codifier of the occult system, reached 
first Nirvana on earth, he became a Planetary Spirit; i.e. -- his 
spirit could at one and the same time rove the interstellar spaces in 
full consciousness, and continue at will on Earth in his original and 
individual body. 

For the divine Self had so completely disfranchised itself from 
matter that it could create at will an inner substitute for itself, 
and leaving it in the human form for days, weeks, sometimes years, 
affect in no wise by the change either the vital principle or the 
physical mind of its body. By the way, that is the highest form of 
adeptship man can hope for on our planet. But it is as rare as the 
Buddhas themselves....

The planetary Spirit of that kind (the Buddha like) can pass at will 
into other bodies -- of more or less etherialised matter, inhabiting 
other regions of the Universe. There are many other grades and 
orders, but there is no separate and eternally constituted order of 
Planetary Spirits....

The notions of hells and purgatory, of paradises and resurrections 
are all caricatured, distorted echoes of the primeval one Truth, 
taught humanity in the infancy of its races by every First Messenger -
- the Planetary Spirit ... -- and whose remembrance lingered in the 
memory of man as Elu of the Chaldees, Osiris the Egyptian, Vishnu, 
the first Buddhas and so on...."

Quoted from:  
Master Koot Hoomi, The Mahatma Letters, 2nd Edition, Letter 9 


"...The Secret Doctrine is the accumulated Wisdom of the Ages.... it 
is the uninterrupted record covering thousands of generations of 
Seers whose respective experiences were made to test and to verify 
the traditions passed orally by one early race to another, of the 
teachings of higher and exalted beings, who watched over the 
childhood of Humanity...."

Quoted from:
H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, 1st Edition, Volume 1, pp. 272-
273. <>


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