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Re: Theos-World Buddhi Re: The Coming Teacher?

Mar 06, 2008 08:31 AM
by Scribe

Dear Nigel,

I have been troubled by this, too. Apparently it was, as you noted, written by AB that animals had a "group soul" and my idea of what was said was that when an animal--I'm thinking about my pets--when they die their soul will sort of "dissolve" back into the animal soul pool, sort of like the "shape-shifter" in Babylon 5 or whichever. This bothered me and I was saddened by it. Then later I read a contraction (I guess by AB again) saying that statement had caused controversy and it was wrong. Also, I recall it being intimated that actually being close to an animal--pet--is doing it no favors because it's difficult for it to handle the increase in vibrations/evolution being in such contact and rapport with humans, in fact after they die they go into some kind of limbo until the next Mantavara when they can progress. In other words, that it was better not to get too close or emotionally attached because it wasn't good for them, or it would be hard or difficult for them, because of the increased something or other.

 But, reading the links you provided in your post, I don't see how they address that issue, in fact the second one seems to agree with the concept of animal group souls.

I guess the question is: Are the animal souls individual--I guess I'm talking about domesticated pets--and can we meet again some day (because there's so much love there)?


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: nhcareyta 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:37 PM
  Subject: Theos-World Buddhi Re: The Coming Teacher?

  --- In, Cass Silva <silva_cass@...> wrote:
  > I am not sure who it was, but someone spoke about group souls for 
  animals, the reason being, that 'self conscious awareness' is not 
  evolved until we are in the human form. I read also that their are 
  two evolutions happening at the same time, the human and the angelic, 
  and that the angelic evolve from the bird kingdom. Maybe someone can 
  clarify what HPB's thoughts on this are.
  > Cass

  Dear Cass

  Group soul was a term used by Bishop C W 
  Leadbeater and Dr Annie Besant in their literature.

  Bishop Leadbeater wrote about it variously in 
  "A Textbook of Theosophy", "Man, Visible and 
  Invisible" and "The Inner Life", amongst other 
  of his writings. 

  Dr Besant wrote about it in "A Study in 
  Consciousness" and "Ancient Wisdom", also amongst 
  other of her writings. 

  This is another concept they espoused that 
  manifestly contradicts that of Madame Blavatsky 
  and her teachers.

  It was Bishop Leadbeater, Dr Besant and their 
  followers too who wrote about two streams of 
  evolution. Once again, this is their invention 
  and is in opposition to the Theosophical teachings 
  of Madame Blavatsky and her teachers.


  > Richard Semock <semockr@...> wrote:
  > --- In, "christinaleestemaker" 
  > <christinaleestemaker@> wrote:
  > >
  > > 
  > > That people make of everything they do'nt understand God or 
  > > is realy absurd.
  > > Christina
  > Other teachers like Mx Heindel for instance speak of group spirits 
  > that lions as a group are guided by a group spirit. Birds of 
  > types are guided by their own group spirit and this is the basis of 
  > instinct that mysteriously guides them in their mass migrations and 
  > perfectly synchopated flight. 
  > I dont find it absurd to believe that we are guided or propelled by 
  > group spirit (or in 7 rays) of our own whose method of 
  > interaction with us lies in finer energys such as kundalini. 
  > This extends to the next level of control which is seen in the 
  > which is the womb of the solar system and there are no doubt layers 
  > upon layers on top of those. A rather cozy arrangement dont you 
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