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Re: Theos-World The Peopling of the Earth: Anthropogenic Stanzas of Dzyan

Oct 27, 2008 09:28 PM
by Drpsionic

It all began in a pitri dish?
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 10/27/2008 9:06:06 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

Daniel I am glad you have raised this topic as I find it  interesting
Knowing that the Lunar Pitris gave us form and the Solar Pitris  gave us mind 
do we take a giant leap of faith and tie these in with the myths  of the 
Annunaki etc or alien cross breeding  ?


From:  danielhcaldwell <_danielhcaldwell@danielhca_ 
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Sent:  Saturday, 25 October, 2008 5:26:02 PM
Subject: Theos-World The Peopling of  the Earth: Anthropogenic Stanzas of 

Geoffrey A. Barborka is known  for his lucid and profound expositions
on The Secret Doctrine philosophy,  and this latest work of his will
be a valuable addition to the library of  every Theosophical student:

The Peopling of the Earth: A Commentary on  Archaic Records in The
Secret Doctrine, by Geoffrey A. Barborka. The  Theosophical Publishing
House, Wheaton, Illinois, 1975, 233 pages, index,  Cloth.

It is a remarkable book, a commentary on the Anthropogenic  Stanzas of
Dzyan (Numbers I through IV), throwing vivid light upon many  obscure
and cryptic passages in the Stanzas and  Commentaries.

Especially impressive are the chapters on "The Lunar  Pitris" and "The
Lords of the Flame," those "Beings" known in The Secret  Doctrine
under a multitude of names, many of which are Sanskrit. (As  in
previous works, Mr. Barborka carefully explains all Sanskrit  and
technical Theosophical terms. So interesting is this "language of  the
gods" that one is almost inclined to take a course in  Sanskrit!)

Who are these strange entities who played such an important  role in
Man's evolution? The following excerpts from The Secret Doctrine  give
some insight into this mysterious subject:

Concerning the Lunar  Pitris:

------------ --------- --------- --------- ---------  ----
They could only create, or rather clothe, the human Monads with  their
own Astral Selves, but they could not make man in their image  and
likeness. Their creating the semblance of men out of their own  divine
Essence means, esoterically, that it is they who became the  first
Race, and thus shared its destiny and further evolution. - II, pp.  94-
95, orig. ed; An Abridgement of The Secret Doctrine, p.  170
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----

On the  Solar Pitris, the Lords of the Flame:

------------ --------- ---------  --------- --------- ----
These are ... those 'Flames' (the Agnishwatta)  who, as shown in Sloka
13, 'remain behind' instead of going along with the  others (the Lunar
Pitris) to create men on Earth. But the true esoteric  meaning is that
most of them (Lords of the Flame) were destined to  incarnate as the
Egos of the forthcoming crop of mankind. - II, 79;  Abridgment, 166

The Fall was the result of man's knowledge, for his  'eyes were
opened.' Indeed, he was taught Wisdom and the hidden knowledge  by
the 'Fallen Angel', for the latter had become from that day  his
Manas, Mind and Self-Consciousness. .. Satan, or the Red Fiery  Dragon,
the 'Lord of Phosphorous' ... and Lucifer or 'Light-Bearer, ' is  in
us: it is our Mind - our tempter and Redeemer, our  intelligent
liberator and Savior from pure animalism. Without this  principle -
the emanation of the very essence of the pure divine principle  Mahat
(Intelligence) , which radiates direct from the Divine mind - we  would
be surely no better than animals. - II, 513
------------ ---------  --------- --------- --------- ----

Mr. Barborka also dispels several  misconceptions which have crept
into the original teachings and have been  prevalent in some
Theosophical circles for years. Concerning one of these  he says:

------------ --------- --------- --------- ---------  ----
Whence came the Lords of the Flame? A question which has been  raised
concerning the coming of the Lords of the Flame to the Earth  from
Venus. In all probability this assumption was
formulated because of  a statement made in a Commentary from the Book
of Dzyan that each one of  the Seven Root-Races comes under the
regency of one of the Seven Sacred  Planets. The Dhyani of Venus is
the Regent of the Third Root-Race, and it  was during the fifth sub-
race of the Third Root-Race that the  enlightenment of humanity was
brought about by the Lords of the Flame ...  They are said to have
come down into the present sphere because of having  descended from a
superior sphere of the Earth planetary system. - pp.  170-71
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ----

It  is hoped that some of Erich Von Daniken's readers and followers
will read  Peopling of the Earth. Admittedly, Von Daniken's Chariots
of the Gods  contains a few gems of truth concerning man's origin and
evolution on this  planet, but Chariots embodies an extremely naive,
garbled, and  materialistic interpretation of the ancient myths and
legends concerning  man's origin and relationship to the "gods". The
Secret Doctrine and The  Peopling of the Earth are on a totally
superior plane.

Special  attention should be given to the last chapter which deals
with "The  Chronology of the Peopling of the Earth." Specific figures
for the  time-periods of the Rounds, Races and Sub-Races are given.
This chronology  is based upon an unfinished article written by H.P.B.
but not published  during her life, entitled "On Cosmic Cycles,
Manvantaras and Rounds", which  will appear in Vol. XIII of her
Collected Writings. The interested student  might compare this
chronology with the "Dzyan Chronology" discovered and  worked out by
Victor A. Endersby, another deep student of H.P.B.'s  teachings. (See
June 1974 issue of Theosophical Notes, P.O. Box 427, Napa,  California
94558. See also Jean Raymond's article "The Evolutionary Cycles  and
Their Chronology" in the book H.P. Blavatsky and the Secret  Doctrine
edited by Virginia Hanson; and also Elizabeth W. Preston's The  Earth
and Its Cycles and The Story of Creation and of Man.

We hope  Mr. Barborka will write another book embodying a commentary
on the  remaining Stanzas (Nos. V through XII). In the meantime The
Peopling of the  Earth will help many sincere and earnest students of
Theosophy digest and  make fuller use of H.P. Blavatsky's magnum opus.

- Daniel H.  Caldwell

[Reprinted from THE ECLECTIC THEOSOPHIST, No. 34, May 15,  1976, pp. 6-

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