Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History & Sacred Sites
Jul 04, 2007 09:41 AM
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....
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