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Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History & Sacred Sites

Jul 04, 2007 09:41 AM
by danielhcaldwell

H.P. Blavatsky on the writing of her book Isis Unveiled:

"...You cannot imagine in what a charmed world of pictures and 
visions I live. I am writing Isis; not writing, rather copying out 
and drawing that which She personally shows to me. Upon my word, 
sometimes it seems to me that the ancient Goddess of Beauty in person 
leads me through all the countries of past centuries which I have to 
describe. I sit with my eyes open and to all appearances see and hear 
everything real and actual around me, and yet at the same time I see 
and hear that which I write. I feel short of breath; I am afraid to 
make the slightest movement for fear the spell might be broken. 
Slowly century after century, image after image, float out of the 
distance and pass before me as if in a magic panorama; and meanwhile 
I put them together in my mind, fitting in epochs and dates, and know 
for sure that there can be no mistake. Races and nations, countries 
and cities, which have for long disappeared in the darkness of the 
prehistoric past, emerge and then vanish, giving place to others; and 
then I am told the consecutive dates. Hoary antiquity makes way for 
historical periods; myths are explained to me with events and people 
who have really existed, and every event which is at all remarkable, 
every newly-turned page of this many-colored book of life, impresses 
itself on my brain with photographic exactitude...." 

I have created a webpage of recommended books which will help 
students of H.P.B.'s writings gain some background information and 
understanding concerning ancient civilizations, ancient history & 
sacred sites.  The beautiful and colorful illustrations in many of 
these works will give the reader and student some idea of what H.P.B. 
may have been seeing....


Blavatsky Study Center


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