Externalizations and Dangers from the Dark Brothers
Feb 06, 2010 00:36 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
My views are:
I will throw a quote from Alice A. Bailey's book named "Letters on Occult Meditation" so to make people aware of that this particular book contain something of value, although it has its errors here and there...
Yet we cull the good in each as they say.
"Danger from the Dark Brothers
August 4, 1920
I think I gave you earlier practically all that I can as  yet impart anent the Brothers of Darkness, as they are sometimes termed. I only want at this point to lay emphasis upon the fact that no danger need be feared by the average student from this source. It is only as discipleship is approached and a man stands out ahead of his fellows as an instrument of the White Brotherhood that he attracts the attention of those who seek to withstand. When through application to meditation, and power and activity in service, a man has developed his vehicles to a point of real achievement, then his vibrations set in motion matter of a specific kind, and he learns to work with that matter, to manipulate the fluids, and to control the builders. In so doing he encroaches on the domain of those who work with the forces of involution and thus he may bring attack upon himself. This attack may be directed against any of his three vehicles and may be of different kinds. Let me briefly point out some of the methods employed against a disciple which are the ones which alone concern the student of these letters:"
Glamor is another method used, or the casting over the disciple of a cloud of emotional or mental matter which suffices to hide the real, and to temporarily obscure that which is true. The study of the cases wherein glamor has been employed is exceedingly revealing and demonstrates how hard it is for even an advanced disciple always to discriminate between the real and the false, the true and the untrue. Glamor may be either on the  emotional or mental levels but is usually on the former. One form employed is to cast over the disciple the shadows of the thought of weakness or discouragement or criticism to which he may at intervals give way. Thus cast, they loom in undue proportion and the unwary disciple, not realizing that he is but seeing the gigantic outlines of his own momentary and passing thoughts, gives way to discouragement, aye even to despair, and becomes of little use to the Great Ones.
Another form is to throw into his mental aura suggestions and ideas purporting to come from his own Master but which are but subtle suggestions that hinder and help not. It takes a wise disciple always to discriminate between the voice of his real Teacher and the false whispers of the masquerading one, and even high initiates have been temporarily misled. Many and subtle are the means used to deceive and thereby curtail the effective output of the worker in the field of the world. Wisely therefore have all aspirants been enjoined to study and work at the development of viveka or that discrimination which safeguards from deception. If this quality is laboriously built in and cultivated in all events, big and little, in the daily life, the risks of being led astray will be nullified."
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A comment or two by M. Sufilight:
I think that these above words are very important and are not being understood by many leading members of the various Alice A. Bailey groups and similar.
The question which easily araise is whether the individuals joining some of, I repeat, some of, the various Alice A. Bailey groups who are calling themselves esoteric and claim to be aiming at advanced esoterical students are aware of this problem of Glamour and viveka/ discrimination, when they ask others and say: Join us?
I do not think so. Deception is something real and H. P. Blavatsky and others have repeatedly warned against being led astray by cunning self-proclaimed teachers who are either obsessed with grandour (sometimes boardering to arrogance) or seek to masquerade as Initiates and chelas of the Masters while forwarding a doctrine not based on the ageless wisdom teachings.
Try the words omitted from H. P. Blavatsky's Collected Writings - E.S.T.S. Instruction No. I :
"Under these circumstances, it is the duty of all members"... "to do their utmost to unmask such movements, for nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the garbled and distorted versions disfigured to suit the prejudices and tastes of men in general."
H. P. Blavatsky created her Esoteric Section as a possible fully independant safeguard against the destruction of the Original Programe of the Theosophical Society. This happened because the Theosophical Society in her eyes was lead astray after 1884 with the Coulomb/Hodgson attacks and various members getting ivolved with politics.
Try to read Blavatsky Collected Writings, Vol. XII, p. 489-493 - "THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE BY RISING TO THE SPIRITUAL PLANE WHERE THE MASTERS ARE, AND NOT BY ATTEMPTING TO DRAW THEM DOWN TO OURS."
- This is just one of the reasons why I find the Morya Federation if it follows Alice A. Bailey's teachings and her use of the so-called Great Invocation seeking to make the Christ and all the Hierarchy materialize to be a perhaps wellmeant but not quite healthy teaching. And I think the same about some of the later theosophical groups with their World Teachers and Messiah crazes.
- The teachers of theosophical wisdom is never tired of saying, that The Divine is within you, within each of you. You are Divine. Some of you just need to realize this and transform your small selves. - This is Gupta-Vidya teaching.
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A few more words:
Sometimes I find the below tendencies to creep forward among various of the present day spurious groups who call themselves theosophical and to be based on H. P. Blavatsky's teachings or even better the Wisdom teachings:
And Interview of Idries Shah by Elizabeth Hall, 1975:
"EH: I am surprised that these gurus tell you all their secrets as freely as they do.
IS: I must tell you that I have not renounced the Eastern technique of pretending to be interested in what another person is saying, even pretending to be on his side. Therefore, I am able to draw out gurus and get them to commit themselves to an extent that a Westerner, because of his conscience, could not do. The Westerner would not allow certain things to go unchallenged and would not trick, as it were, another person. So he doesn't find out the truth.
Look here, it's time that somebody took the lid off the guru racket. Since I have nothing to lose, it might as well be me. With many of these gurus it comes down to an "us and them" sort of thing between the East and the West. Gurus from India used to stop by on their way to California and their attitude was generally, let's take the Westerners to the cleaners; they colonized us, now we will get money out of them. I heard this sort of thing even from people who had impeccable spiritual reputations back home in India.
EH: It is an understandable human reaction to centuries of Western exploitation.
IS: It's understandable, but I deny that it's a spiritual activity. What I want to say is, "Brother, you are in the revenge business, and that's a different kind of business from me." There are always groups that are willing to negotiate with me and want to use my name. On one occasion a chap in a black shirt and white tie told me, "You take Britain, but don't touch the United States, because that's ours." I had a terrible vision of Al Capone. The difference was that the guru's disciples kissed his feet. "
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Now I am not necessarily pointing my fingers at the Morya Federation, especially because I am aware of who some of its leading members are.
But, sometimes I think that some of the Westerners in some esoterical groups, now as paradox are seeking "revenge" and are trying to take the Eastern Doctrines to the cleaners and turn them into a christianized masonic teaching. I might be frightfully wrong and generalize too much. Yet, saying that no such groups with such aims exist, I will have great many doubts about. - But, what do you think?
I would be very happy if any Alice A. Bailey follower will be able to respond on the above words and clearly tell me and others where I who oppose various parts of the Alice A. Bailey teachings are having the wrong views.
My views in the above are not proclamations, but only how I see things to be in this time of ours year 2010.
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