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Dec 11, 2008 04:16 AM
by christinaleestemaker

Thank you Erica, but I have checked all.I have read all Collected 
writings on this subject also Secret doctrine and Key to theosophy as 
Mahatma Letters. I wrote and never see any mentioning of that 
trillion of years.
So for that I was asking how this person can say that he have it from 
HPB .So my question was if someone have read that somewere he or she 
can tell us!!!

> > HPB should have written that an aeon is 44.434.285.000. 000 years.
I have not found that;Christina

--- In, Erica Letzerich <eletzerich@...> 
> Dear Chris,
> I think that is because the hellenic word Aeon was used to refer to 
cycles and also to to represent an hierarquy of celestial beings. 
Either way in my opinion the correct word for the period you mention 
would be the hellenic word panaeonic or panaeon. I might be wrong 
though. Anyway I found some quotes which I am reproducing below, I 
hope that may help you:
> "Q. The difficulty is when the word"eternity" is used instead of 
> A. Why should a Greek word be used when there is a more familiar
> expression, especially as it is fully explained in The Secret 
> Youmay call it a relative, or a Manvantaric and Pralayic
> eternity, if you like. Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge."
> "A. Perhaps the query arises owing to the general misunderstanding 
of the
> term "Eternity." We Westerns are foolish enough to speculate about 
that which
> has neither beginning nor end, and we imagine that the ancients 
must have done
> the same. They did not, however: no philosopher in days of old ever 
> "Eternity" to mean beginningless and endless duration. Neither the 
Aeons of the
> Greeks nor the Neroses convey this meaning. In fact, they had no 
word to convey
> this precise sense. Parabrahm, Ain-Soph, and the Zeruana-Akerne of 
the Avesta alone represent such an Eternity; all the other periods 
are finite and
> astronomical, based on tropical years and other enormous cycles. 
The word Aeon,
> which in the Bible is translated by Eternity, means not only a 
finite period,
> but also an angel and being."Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge.
> "As a rule the
> Hermetists, when using the word "immortality," limit its duration 
from the
> beginning to the end of the minor cycle. The deficiencies of their 
> languages cannot be visited upon them. One could not well say a
> semi-immortality. The ancients called it "panaeonic eternity" from 
the words, pan
> --- all or nature, and Aeon a period of time which had no definite 
limit, except
> for the initiates. See Dictionaries ?an aeon is the period of time 
during which
> a person lives, the period during which the universe endures, and 
> It was a "mystery word" and was purposely veiled. ".STRAY THOUGHTS
> ON DEATH AND SATAN [The Theosophist, Vol. III, No. 1,
> October, 1881, pp. 12-15]
> "It lasts the aeon, or
> "period" of our pan or "all nature." Immortal then is he, in the 
panaeonic immortality whose distinct consciousness and perception of 
Self under
> whatever form undergoes no disjunction at any time, not for one 
> during the period of his Egoship. Those periods are several in 
> each having its distinct name in the secret doctrines of the 
Chaldeans, Greeks,
> Egyptians and Aryans, and were they but amenable to translation ? 
which they
> are not, at least so long as the idea involved remains 
inconceivable to the
> Western mind ? I could give them to you." ML.70 K.H.
> "The Aeôns (Stellar Spirits)??emanated from the
> Unknown of the Gnostics, and identical with the Dhyâni-Chohans of 
the Esoteric
> Doctrine??and their Plçrôma, having been transformed into 
Archangels and the
> "Spirits of the Presence" by the Greek and Latin Churches, the 
prototypes have
> lost caste." ST. CYPRIAN OF ANTIOCH C.W V. 14 p. 161.
> Erica
> ________________________________
> --- In theos-talk@yahoogro, "christinaleestemak er"
> <christinaleestemak er@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Friends can anyone give answer to this
> > HPB should have written that an aeon is 44.434.285.000. 000 
> > could not find that anywere only she mentioned a day of brahma 
> > the century of brahma that is 311.040.000. 000.000
> > well we live not as long as that;  but how that person comes on 
> > information not to be find in SD I ,II and III as in collected 
> > writings and key to theosophy. 
> > Christina
> >
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