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986 The philosophical view of Indian metaphysics places the Root of Evil in the differentiation of the Homogeneous into the Heterogeneous, of the Unit into Plurality.

987 Sap., i. 13.

988 Gautama Buddha, named Shâkya Thüb-pa, is the twenty-seventh of the last group, as most of these Buddhas belong to the Divine Dynasties which instructed mankind.

989 Of these Buddhas, or the "Enlightened," the far distant predecessors of Gautama, the Buddha, who represent, we are taught, once living men, great Adepts and Saints, in whom the "Sons of Wisdom" had incarnated, and who were, therefore, so to speak, minor Avatâras of the Celestial Beings—eleven only belong to the Atlantean Race, and twenty-four to the Fifth Race, from its beginnings. They are identical with the Tîrthankaras of the Jainas.

990 This may account for the similarity of the artificial mounds in the United States of America, and the tumuli in Norway. It is this identity that has led some American Archaeologists to suggest thai Norwegian mariners had discovered America about one thousand years ago. (See Holmboe's Traces de Bouddhisme en Norvège, p. 23.) There is no doubt that America is that "far distant land into which pious men and heavy storms had transferred the sacred doctrine," as a Chinese writer suggested by his description to Neumann. But neither Professor Holmboe, of Stockholm, nor the-American Archseologists, have guessed the right age of the mounds, or the tumuli. The fact that Norwegians may have re-discovered the land that their long-forgotten forefathers believed to have perished in the general submersion, does not conflict with the other fact that the Secret Doctrine of the land which was the cradle of physical man, and of the Fifth Race, had found its way into the so-called New World ages and ages before the "Sacred Doctrine" of Buddhism.

991 See Physiological Selection, by G. J. Romanes, F.R.S.

992 Esoteric Buddhism, p. 65.

993 Exodus, xi.

994 Wrote the late Brahmachârî Bawa, a Yogî of great renown and holiness: "Extensive works on 'Ashtar Vidiâ' and such other sciences were at different times compiled in the languages of the times from the Sanskrit originals. But they, together with the Sanskrit originals, were lost at the time of the partial deluge of our country." (The Theosophist, June, 1880, "Some Things the Aryans Knew."). For Agnyastra, see Wilson's Specimens of the Hindu Theatre, i. 297.

995 Some wonderful, artificially-made beast, similar in some way to Frankenstein's creation, which spoke and warned his master of every approaching danger. The master was a "Black Magician," the mechanical animal was informed by a Djin, an Elemental, according to the accounts. The blood of a pure man alone could destroy him. See Part II, Section XXV, "Seven in Astronomy, Science, and Magic."

996 The four Karmic Gods, called the Pour Mahârâjahs in the Stanzas.

997 Mythical Monsters, p. 19.

998 Travels in Egypt, vol. ii.

999 The Mythological Astronomy of the Ancients Demonstrated (p. 3), by a strangely intuitional Symbologist and Astronomer, a kind of a self-made Adept of Norwich, who lived in the first quarters of this century.

1000 See Proctor, Knowledge, i. pp. 242, 400.

1001 Rawlinson's Herodotus, ii. 345.

1002 The Great Pyramid, pp. 36, 37.

1003 Staniland Wake, op. cit., pp. 6, 7.

1004 Ibid.

1005 The Mythological Astronomy of the Ancients Demonstrated, pp. 4, 5.

1006 The term "Atlantean" must not mislead the reader to regard these as one race only, or even a nation. It is as though one said "Asiatics." Many, multityped, and various were the Atlanteans, who represented several "humanities," and almost a countless number of races and nations, more varied indeed than would be the "Europeans," were this name to be given indiscriminately to the five existing parts of the world, which, at the rate colonization is proceeding, will be the case, perhaps, in less than two or three hundred years. There were brown, red, yellow, white and black Atlanteans; giants and dwarfs, as some African tribes comparatively are, even now.

1007 Says a teacher in Esoteric Buddhism (p. 64): "In the Eocene age, even in its very first part, the great cycle of the Fourth Race men, the [Lemuro-] Atlanfceans, had already reached its highest point [of civilization], and the great Continent, the father of nearly all the present continents, showed the first symptoms of sinking." And on page 70, it is shown that Atlantis as a whole perished during the Miocene period. To show how the continents, races, nations and cycles overlap each other, one has but to think of Lemuria, the last of whose lands perished about 700,000 years before the beginning of the Tertiary period (p. 65), and the last of "Atlantis" only 11,000 years ago; thus both overlapping—one the Atlantean period, and the other the Aryan.

1008 See Traité de l'Astronomie Indienne et Orientale, part iii.

1009 Ceylon.

1010 This is not so. The forefathers of the Aryan Brâhmans had their Zodiac and Zodiacal calculations from those born by Kriyâshakti power, the "Sons of Yoga"; the Egyptians from the Atlanteans of Ruta.

1011 The former, therefore, may have registered time for seven or eight millions of years, but the Egyptians could not.

1012 Op. cit., p. 6.

1013 This question was amply challenged, and as amply discussed and answered. See Five Years of Theosophy, Art., "Mr. Sinnett's Esoteric Buddhism,1' pp. 325-346.

1014 Ruins of Empires, p. 360. Volney says that, as Aries was in its 15th degree 1,447 b.c., it follows that the first degree of Libra could not have coincided with the Vernal Equinox more lately than 15,194 years b.c., to which if you add 1,790 since Christ, when Volney wrote this, it appears that 16,984 years have elapsed since the (Greek or rather Hellenic) origin of the Zodiac.

1015 The word "historical" is used, because, although historians have almost absurdly dwarfed the dates that separate certain events from our modem day, nevertheless, once that they are known and accepted, they belong to history. Thus, the Trojan War is a historical event, which, though even less than 1,000 years b.c. are assigned to it, really took place more nearly 6,000 than 5,000 years b.c.

1016 It is a historical fact that Sanchuniathon compiled the full record of the Phoenician religion from annals and state documents in the archives of the older Phoenician cities, and wrote it in Phoenician characters in 1,250 b.c.

1017 Prof. Virchow, in Appendix I, to Schliemann's Ilios. Murray, 1880.

1018 Gosse writes of the latter: "She is set down a thorough heretic, not at all to be believed, a manufacturer of unsound natural history, an inventor of false facts in science." (Romance of Natural History, 2nd Series, p. 227.)

1019 Pp. 9, 10.

1020 Popular Science Monthly, No. 60, April, 1877.

1021 Dr. Cover writes: "That famous bird of Washington was a myth; either Audubon was mistaken, or else, as some do not hesitate to affirm, he lied about it."

1022 Ibid., pp. 10, 11.

1023 Mythical Monsters, p. 13, note.

1024 So far back as July, 1888, at a time when the MS. of this work had not yet left my writing table, and The Secret Doctrine was utterly unknown to the world, it was already being denounced as a product of my brain and no more. These are the flattering terms in which the Evening Telegraph (of America) referred to this still unpublished work in its issue of June 30, 1888: "Among the fascinating books for July reading is Mme. Blavatsky's new book on Theosophy . . . (!) The Secret Doctrine. . . . . But because she can soar back into the Brahmin ignorance . . . . (!?) is no proof that everything she says is true." And once the prejudiced verdict has been given on the mistaken notion that my book was out, and that the reviewer had read it—neither of which was or could be the case—now that it is really out, the critic will have to support his first statement, whether correct or otherwise, and will get out of it, probably by a more slashing criticism than ever.

1025 Science of Language, p. 168.

1026 The Human Species, i, 374.

1027 See above, the diagram of the Genealogical Tree of the Fifth Race.

1028 The Hegelian doctrine, which identifies Absolute Being or "Be-ness" with "Non-Being," and represents the Universe as an Internal Becoming, is identical with the Vedanta Philosophy.

1029 The Religions of India, p. xiii.

1030 Myer's Qabbalah, p. 175.

1031 See De Mirville, Pneumatologie, iii. pp. 218 et seqq.

1032 Op. cit., ibid.

1033 See Genesis and the authorized chronology. In chapter viii, "Noah leaveth the ark"—2,348 b.c. In chapter x, "Nimrod the first monarch," stands over 1,998 b.c.

1034 Annales de Philosophic Chrétienne, June, 1860, p. 415.

1035 April 30, 1860.

1036 "I will mention to thee the writings . . . respecting the belief and institutions of the Sabœans," he says. "The most famous is the Book, The Agriculture of the Nabatheans, which has been translated by Ibn Wahohijah. This book is full of heathenish foolishness. . . . It speaks of preparations of Talismans, the drawing down of the powers of the Spirits, Magic, Demons, and Ghouls, which make their abode in the desert." (Maimonides, quoted by Dr. D. Chwolsolm; Die Ssabier und der Ssabismus, ii. 458.) The Nabatheans of Mount Lebanon believed in the seven Archangels, as their forefathers had believed in the seven Great Stars, the abodes and bodies of these Archangels, which are believed in to this day by the Roman Catholics, as is shown elsewhere.

1037 See Isis Unveiled, ii. 197.

1038 i. 354.

1039 Sayce; cf., p. 115, 2nd ed.

1040 Op. cit., pp. 418, 419.

1041 Ibid., p. 118.

1042 Simply, the womb, the "Holy of Holies" with the Semites.

1043 See the Valentinian Table in Epiphanius, Adv. Haer., I. xxxi. 2.

1044 But it was not so in reality, as witness their prophets. It is the later Rabbis and the Talmudic scheme that killed out all spirituality from the body of their symbols; leaving only their Scriptures—a dead shell, from which the soul has departed.

1045 See II Samuel, vi. 16-22.

1046 Psalms, xxiv. 3.

1047 II Kings, xxiii, 7; see Dunlap, Sod; The Mysteries of Adoni, p. 41.

1048 Judges, xxi. 21, 23 et passim.

1049 I Kings, xviii. 26.

1050 Isis Unveiled, ii. 49.

1051 Ibid., ii. 444.

1052 The author of the Qabbalah makes several attempts to prove conclusively the antiquity of the Zohar. Thus he shows that Moses de Leon could not be the author or the forger of the Zoharic works in the thirteenth century, as he is accused of being, since Ibn Gebirol gave out the same philosophical teaching 225 years before the day of Moses de Leon. No true Kabalist or scholar will ever deny the fact. It is certain that Ibn Gebirol based his doctrines upon the oldest Kabalistic sources, namely, the Chaldæan Book of Numbers, as well as some no longer extant Midrashim, the same, no doubt, as those used by Moses de Leon. But it is just the difference between the two ways of treating the same Esoteric subjects, which—while proving the enormous antiquity of the Esoteric System—points to a decided ring of Talmudistic and even Christian sectarianism in the compilation and glossaries of the Zoharic system by Rabbi Moses. Ibn Gebirol never quoted from the Scriptures to enforce the teachings (Myer's Qabbalah, p. 7). Whereas Moses de Leon has made of the Zohar that which it has remained to this day, "a running commentary on tile Five Books, or Pentateuch" {ibid.), with a few later additions made by Christian hands. One follows the Archaic Esoteric Philosophy; the other, only that portion which was adapted to the lost Books of Moses restored by Ezra. Thus, while the system, or tue trunk on which the primitive original Zohar was engrafted, is of an immense antiquity, many of the (later) Zoharic offshoots are strongly coloured by the peculiar views held by Christian Gnostics (Syrian and Chaldæan), the friends and co-workers of Moses de Leon who, as shown by Munk, accepted their interpretations.

1053 See Franck's Kabbala, Preface.

1054 i. 14.

1055 See Schwartze, op. cit., pagg. 359, 361, et seqq.

1056 Sayce, Hibbert Lectures, 1887, p. 374.

1057 Timæus, the Locrian, speaking of "Arka" [Arche], calls her "the principle of best things" (}Arh+ t^n #rjstwn). The word arcane, "hidden," or secret, is derived from this. "To no one is the Arcane shown except to the . . . Most High" (Codex Nazaraeus)—alluding to Nature the female, and Spirit, the male Power. Æsculapius, as a Sun-God was called Archagetas, "born from the Archa," the divine Virgin-Mother of the Heavens. (See Kenealy, Book of God, p. 10.)

1058 Kenealy, op. cit., ibid.

1059 This is composed of ten dots arranged triangularly in four rows. It is the Tetragrammaton of the Western Kabalists.

1060 From au MS.

1061 See G. Maspero, Guide au Musée Boulaq, 1884, p. 168, No. 1981.

1062 Ibid., p. 169, No. 1998.

1063 Ibid., p. 172, No. 2068.

1064 The student must be aware that Jethro is not called the "father-in-law" of Moses because Moses was really married to one of his seven daughters. Moses was an Initiate, if he ever existed, and as such an Ascetic, a Nazar, and could never have been married. It is an allegory like everything else. Zipporah (the "shining") is one of the personified Occult Sciences given by Reuel-Jethro, the Midian priest Initiator, to Moses, his Egyptian pupil. The "well" by which Moses sat down in his flight from the Pharaoh symbolizes the "Well of Knowledge."

1065 i. pp. 106-108 and elsewhere.

1066 In Hebrew the phallic symbol Lingam and Yoni.

1067 See Vol. I, Stanza IV, Shloka 3.

1068 It is at that Step that one arrives on the plane of the level or floor and open entrance to the King's Chamber, the Sgyptian "Holy of Holies."

1069 The Candidate for Initiation always personified the God of the Temple he belonged to, as the High Priest personified the God at all times; just as the Pope now personates Peter and even Jesus Christ upon entering the inner sanctuary—the Christian "Holy of Holies."

1070 Genesis, i. 27.

1071 Jehovah says to Moses: "the summation of my name is sacr, the carrier of the germ"—phallus. "It is . . . . the vehicle of enunciation, and truly enough, as the sacr, or carrier of the germ, its use passed down through ages to the sacr-factum of the Roman priest, and the sacr-fice, and sacr-ment of the English speaking race." (Source of Measures, p. 236.) Hence marriage is a sacrament ill the Greek and Roman Churches.

1072 4to, London, 1684, vol. i. pp. 120, 121.

1073 Op. cit., p. 67.

1074 Source of Measures, 159.

1075 Op. cit., p. 187.

1076 Op. cit., p. 271.

1077 From the same author. See also the Section on "The Symbolism of the Mystery Names lao and Jehovah."

1078 In Genesis (iv. 26), it is mis-translated, "And he called his name Enos [man]: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord"—which has no sense in it, since Adam and the others must have done the same.

1079 Strictly speaking, the Jews are an artificial Aryan race, born in India, and belonging to the Caucasian division. No one who is familiar with the Armenians and the Parsîs can fail to recognize in the three the same Aryan, Caucasian type. From the seven primitive types of the Fifth Race there now remain on Earth but three. As Prof. W. H. Flower aptly said in 1885: "I cannot resist the conclusion so often arrived at by various anthropologists—that the primitive man, whatever he may have been, has in the course of ages diverged into three extreme types, represented by the Caucasian of Europe, the Mongolian of Asia, and the Ethiopian of Africa, and that all existing individuals of the species can be ranged around these types." (The President's Address at the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain, etc.) Considering that our Race has reached its fifth sub-race, how can it be otherwise?

1080 Whenever such analogies between the Gentiles and the Jews, and later the Christians, have been pointed out, it has been the invariable custom of the latter to say that it was the work of the Devil who forced the Pagans to imitate the Jews for the purpose of throwing a slur on the religion of the one, true living God. To this Faber says very justly: "Some have imagined that the Gentiles were servile copyists of the Israelites, and that each point of similitude was borrowed from the Mosaical Institutes. But this theory will by no means solve the problem. Both because we find the very same resemblance in the ceremonies of nations far distant from Palestine, as we do in the rites of those who are in its immediate vicinity, and because it seems incredible that all should have borrowed from one which was universally disliked and despised." (Pagan Idolatry, i. 104.)

1081 Luke, i. 28.

1082 Their consecrated Pillars (unhewn stones) erected by Abraham and Jacob were Lingams.

1083 Op. cit., p. 67.

1084 See Introduction to the Old Testament, and also Bishop Colenso's Elohistic and Jehovistic Writers.

1085 King's Gnostics and their Remains, p. 327, 2nd ed.

1086 Ibid., p. 326.

1087 Such a Pseudo-Kabalist was the Marquis de MirvilIe in France, who studied the Zohar and other old remnants of Jewish Wisdom under the "Chevalier" Drach, an ancient Rabbi Kabalist converted to the Romish Church, and with his help wrote half a dozen volumes full of slander and calumnies against every prominent Spiritiialist and Kabalist. From 1848 up to 1860 he persecuted unrelentingly the old Count d'Ourches, one of the earliest Eastern Occultists in France, a man the scope of whose Occult knowledge will never be appreciated correctly by his survivors, because he screened his real beliefs and knowledge under the mask of Spiritism.

1088 See Hibbert Lectures, 1887, pp. 101-115.

1089 Exodus, xxii. 28.

1090 Deut., iv. 19.

1091 Jude, 8, 9.

1092 See Isis Unveiled, ii. 487, et seqq.
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