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Blavatsky on the Bible and the New Testament

Mar 07, 2009 08:33 AM
by danielhcaldwell

H.P. Blavatsky wrote:

...the Bible is not the "Word of God," but contains at best the words
of fallible men and imperfect teachers. Yet read esoterically, it
does contain, if not the whole truth, still, "nothing but the truth,"
under whatever allegorical garb. 

No more than any other scripture of the great world-religions can the
Bible be excluded from that class of allegorical and symbolical
writings [from various world religions, etc.] which have been, from
the pre-historic ages, the receptacle of the secret teachings of the
Mysteries of Initiation, under a more or less veiled form. The
primitive writers of the Logia (now the Gospels) knew certainly the
truth, and the whole truth; but their successors had, as certainly,
only dogma and form, which lead to hierarchical power at heart,
rather than the spirit of the so-called Christ's teachings. Hence the
gradual perversion. 

. . . the Christian canon, especially the Gospels, Acts and Epistles,
are made up of fragments of gnostic wisdom, the ground-work of which
is pre-Christian and built on the MYSTERIES of Initiation. 

. . . the more one studies ancient religious texts [of various
religions of the world], the more one finds that the ground-work of
the New Testament is the same as the ground-work of the Vedas, of the
Egyptian theogony, and the Mazdean allegories. 

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