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Re: Theos-World Animals

Mar 06, 2008 02:47 PM
by Cass Silva

Thanks Nigel,
  This now raises the question "are the sons of mind with humanity" until when?
  For those who may care to read what HPB says on animals.
  "Thus by their repeated plant-reincarnations the monadic group-souls in the vegetable kingdom evolve, until those that ensoul the highest members of the kingdom are ready for the next step.
  "This step carries them into the animal kingdom, and here they slowly evolve in their physical and astral vehicles a very distinct personality ... The monadic group-soul incarnates in a decreasing number of forms as it gradually approaches the point at which complete individualization will be reached ... At last the decreasing number of forms animated by a monadic group-soul comes down to unity, and it animates a succession of single forms -a condition differing from human reincarnation only by the absence of Manas, with its causal and mental bodies. The mental matter brought down by the monadic group-soul begins to be susceptible to impacts from the mental plane, and the animal is then ready to receive the third great outpouring of the life of the LOGOS - the tabernacle is ready for the reception of the human Monad.
  "... Doubtless, in the course of aeons of evolution, the upwardly evolving Monad of form might have unfolded Manas by progressive growth, but both in the human race in the past, and in the animals of the present, such has not been the course of Nature. When the house was ready the tenant was sent down: from the higher planes of being the atmic life descended, veiling itself in Buddhi, as a golden thread; and its third aspect, Manas, showing itself in the higher levels of the formless world of the mental plane, germinal Manas within the form was fructified, and the embryonic causal body was formed by the union. This is the individualization of the spirit, the incasing of it in form, and the spirit incased in the causal body is the soul, the individual, the real man ...
  "Further, this outpoured life reaches the evolving forms not directly but by intermediaries. The human race having attained the point of receptivity, certain great Ones, called Sons of Mind, cast into men the monadic spark of Atma-Buddhi-Manas." (Annie Besant, Ancient Wisdom, pp. 210-13) [21]
nhcareyta <> wrote:
          --- 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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