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Re: Can we not ?

Jun 19, 2007 07:51 PM
by Jacques Mahnich


There is also an interesting book written in 1886 by Daniel M.
Tredwell titled : 
" A Sketch of the Life of Appolonius of Tyana or the First Ten Decades
of our Era" - ISBN 1-56459-138-7 . He is using various sources for
this historical biography and he added a lot of reference quotes from
other authors who wrote also on Appolonius.


--- In, Augoeides-222@... wrote:
> Cass,
>    G. R. S. Mead wrote a book on Apollonius of Tyana in 1895. I have
a reprint from 1966 University Books New York, N. Y. Library of
Congress Number 66-13384. Mead was Blavatsky's personal Secretary for
2 years, he was a Theosophist> Apollonius was not entirely ignored by
Theosophists. The Book may be online for free download.
> Best regards,
> John
> -------------- Original message -------------- 
> From: Cass Silva <silva_cass@...> 
> Hi Sveinn
> I often wondered why Apollonius hardly gets a mention by
theosophists. I had to find out about him through AMORC
> Cass
> Sveinn Freyr <Sven04@...> wrote:
> List members -
> According to Gautama Buddha stated in the book:
> "Some Sayings of The Buddha" - This text is written:
> "Now at that time there were sixty-one Arahants in the world."
> Can we not a few centuries later give Jesus, Apollonius, and Simon
> Magus a place among them?
> Take a look at this text written by Blavatsky:
> "Apollonius, a contemporary of Jesus of Nazareth, was, like him, an
> enthusiastic founder of a new spiritual school. Perhaps less
> metaphysical and more practical than Jesus, less tender and perfect in
> his nature, he nevertheless inculcated the same quintessence of
> spirituality, and the same high moral truths. His great mistake was
> to confine them too closely to the higher classes of society. While
> to the poor and the humble Jesus preached Peace on earth and good
> will to men, Apollonius was the friend of kings, and moved with the
> aristocracy. He was born among the latter, and himself a man of
> wealth, while the Son of man, representing the people, had not
> where to lay his head; nevertheless, the two miracle-workers
> exhibited striking similarity of purpose. ...
> Still earlier than Apollonius had appeared Simon Magus, called the
> great Power of God. His miracles are both more wonderful, more
> varied, and better attested than those either of the apostles or of
> the Galilean philosopher himself." ...
> Sincerely,
> Sveinn Freyr
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