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Re: Theos-World Occult Secrets

Jul 08, 2009 05:43 PM
by Drpsionic

Master KH was spouting nonsense in that and one wonders what his motivation 
 was in doing so.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 7/8/2009 12:26:42 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


Mahatma KH explains very clearly the issue of occult secrets and  the
essential transformation needed in the neophyte and that no amount of  hocus
pocus will work. It is hoped that those concerned with secrets may  get a
better picture after reading it.
>From Letter #49  - Mahatma Letters to A P Sinnett:

Once we are upon the topic, I  wish you would impress upon your London
friends some wholesome truths that  they are but too apt to forget, even,
when they have been told of them over  and over again. The Occult Science is
not one, in which secrets can be  communicated of a sudden, by a written or
even verbal communication. If so,  all the "Brothers" should have to do,
would be to publish a Hand-book of  the art which might be taught in schools
as grammar is. It is the common  mistake of people that we willingly wrap
ourselves and our powers in  mystery -- that we wish to keep our knowledge 
ourselves, and of our own  will refuse -- "wantonly and deliberately" to
communicate it. The truth is  that till the neophyte attains to the 
necessary for that degree  of Illumination to which, and for which, he is
entitled and fitted, most if  not all of the Secrets are incommunicable. The
receptivity must be equal to  the desire to instruct. The illumination must
come from within. Till then  no hocus pocus of incantations, or mummery of
appliances, no metaphysical  lectures or discussions, no self-imposed 
can give it. All these are  but means to an end, and all we can do is to
direct the use of such means  as have been empirically found by the
experience of ages to conduce to the  required object. And this was and has
been no secret for thousands of  years. Fasting, meditation, chastity of
thought, word, and deed; silence  for certain periods of time to enable
nature herself to speak to him who  comes to her for information; government
of the animal passions and  impulses; utter unselfishness of intention, the
use of certain incense and  fumigations for physiological purposes, have 
published as the means  since the days of Plato and Iamblichus in the West,
and since the far  earlier times of our Indian Rishis. How these must be
complied with to suit  each individual temperament is of course a matter for
his own experiment  and the watchful care of his tutor or Guru. Such is in
fact part of his  course of discipline, and his Guru or initiator can but
assist him with his  experience and will power but can do no more until the
last and Supreme  initiation. I am also of opinion that few candidates
imagine the degree of  inconvenience -- nay suffering and harm to himself --
the said initiator  submits to for the sake of his pupil. The peculiar
physical, moral, and  intellectual conditions of neophytes and Adepts alike
vary much, as anyone  will easily understand; thus, in each case, the
instructor has to adapt his  conditions to those of the pupil, and the 
is terrible for to achieve  success we have to bring ourselves into a full
rapport with the subject  under training. And as, the greater the powers of
the Adept the less he is  in sympathy with the natures of the profane who
often come to him saturated  with the emanations of the outside world, those
animal emanations of the  selfish, brutal, crowd that we so dread -- the
longer he was separated from  that world and the purer he has himself 
the more difficult the  self-imposed task. Then -- knowledge, can only be
communicated gradually;  and some of the highest secrets -- if actually
formulated even in your well  prepared ear -- might sound to you as insane
gibberish, notwithstanding all  the sincerity of your present assurance that
"absolute trust defies  misunderstanding."absolute trust defies  misunder

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