Homage to Madame Blavatsky — Mother of the New Age
The following text is lifted from the website www.Blavatsky.net quote:
"Checklist of Some Principles of Theosophy"
Quote 1: (www.Blavatsky.net — Article excerpt by Henry T. Edge)
"In the 19th century, imperialism had reached its height. Western nations were so convinced of the superiority of the white races that they had no compunction about exploiting their colonies. In this environment, Madame Blavatsky taught the first principle of occultism — the brotherhood of all humanity, the unity of all races. She presented ideas and concepts that unified science, religion and philosophy; ideas showing a spiritual purpose and design behind the facts of science, as well as giving spiritual depth to religion and philosophy." (End of quotation)
Quote 2: (www.Theosociety.org : "H.P. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement" by Charles J. Ryan)
"HPB saw that the essential truths in all the great religions had been deeply honeycombed with error, and that for this reason religion had become an element of contention and division in the world. A return to an understanding of the ancient wisdom- religion — Theosophy &dmdash; the spiritual center from which the rival faiths all diverged, is the only way to produce harmony among their followers, and thereby to take an immense step toward universal brotherhood. — In the words of G. De Purecker: "She saw how humanity had been drifting through the ages unaware of its birthright and unconscious of its dignity, how the indefiniteness of modern ideas had confused the minds of the people and engendered everywhere uncertainty and helpless doubt, and she left for posterity a body of teachings with power in them to change the whole world, and as it were to raise from the dead the Immortal Part of man." (End of quotation)
Quote 3: (www.Theosociety.org — article excerpt by Charles Johnston)
"She was the most perfect aristocrat I have ever known. There was something in her personality, her bearing, the light and power of her eyes, which spoke of a wider and deeper life, not needing lesser miracles to testify to it, because in itself miraculous. That was the greatest thing about her, and it was always there; this sense of a bigger world, of deeper powers, of unseen might; to those in harmony with her potent genius, this came as a revelation and incentive to follow the path she pointed out. To those who could not see with her eyes, who could not raise themselves in some measure to her vision, this quality came as a challenge, an irritant, a discordant and subversive force, leading them at last to an attitude of fierce hostility and denunciation. When the last word is said, she was greater than any of her works, more full of living power than even her marvelous writings. It was the intimate and direct sense of her genius, the strong ray and vibration of that genius itself, which worked her greatest achievements and won her greatest triumphs. Most perfect work of all, her will carried with it a sense and conviction of immortality. Her mere presence testified to the vigor of the soul." (End of quotation.)
I also learned that by the time of her death in 1891 Madame Blavatsky had worldwide 100,000 followers of her Theosophy movement. She was seen as The Light Bringer to the western world. Her admirers named her the Sphinx of the 19th century and for contemporaries she is the Mother of the New Age.
Also I remember reading that it was through Madame Blavatsky's teaching of Theosophy that Gandhi was induced to study his own heritage and that Albert Einstein kept "The Secret Doctrine" on his desk.
The Practical Applications — Walking the Talk
Madame Blavatsky stated in "The Secret Doctrine", "The conditions of evolution are within and not without, and by fortune are independent of circumstances and conditions of earthly life. That is why all shall awaken at some point, climbing and conquering peak after peak, and cooperating with nature by accomplishing the true purpose of life."
We are now living in this time where 'all shall awaken'. As the Explorer Race we have come far indeed. The Earth has been mapped, cities and nations built. We have acquired a highly evolved technology and are exploring outer space. Over the last few years the human family has become a global village where information can be spread around the globe within seconds. Obviously the era of discovering our planet Earth required a human species with a frontier spirit, that is, with male attributes such as aggression, assertion, physical strength, and a desire for conquering. Subsequently, all cultures of our civilization evolved as systems of patriarchy, and our history is the story of change through violence and war.
Dear Reader, in switching back to the present, if you follow the political events on television, notice that in the centers of upheaval the female half of the population is excluded from public rights; in the worst areas of violence the females live under blankets, which they call burkas. Notice also that today — 130 years after the founding of the Theosophical Society — our male world leaders choose to focus on separation, not on the ideal of a Brotherhood of Man. It may soon become apparent to many that the cause for the global War on Terrorism is the imbalance of male and female energies on Earth. The human family will come to the realization that it is our male-logical, left-brain thinking that created the great crevasse between the human intellect and the human heart which we are facing.
However, taking on a broadened perspective enables us humans to perceive the returning of the female energy. As we all transition through the Shift of the Ages it will bring the necessary upgrading of consciousness to re-balance the energies on Earth. While standing at the crossroads it would serve us well to take inventory about what of the Old World is worth taking with us for the new beginning in the New Millennium.
Madame Blavatsky was a forerunner, seen as the single Light Bringer of her time. At this crucial time of the Shift we are many Bringers of the Light, this time we call ourselves Lightworkers, for it is us who chose to hold the Light and usher our brothers and sisters through the coming changes. By now there are hundreds of thousands of Lightworkers transmitting messages from our non-physical friends and counterparts; the Ascended Masters are now interacting with thousands.
The seeds of theosophical ideas have flowered abundantly throughout the New Age movement. Individually and globally, we as the global Lightworker community have come far in our journey to enlightenment. We are celebrating great diversity among us, yet the essence is always the same, our concern is for the upliftment of humanity. We see ourselves as spiritual beings having human experiences on Earth. We now know that we are the creators of our own reality and that we have the power of the Universe at our fingertips.
Some of us focus on new languaging; for example, instead of 'Karma' we use "Law of Attraction", since the word Karma often has attached the judgment of right and wrong, good and bad.
We now meet in global online peace meditations. We created the Universal Crystal Grid or Christ Consciousness Grid. We have Master Healers who are specialists in DNA activation. Without spaceships we interact with ETs.
We all are learning to claim our mastership as divine creators on Earth.
From the New Millennium Viewpoint
Dear Reader, let me briefly touch on the three main subjects of Theosophy:
"Brotherhood of Man"
The 130-year old New Age Movement towards awakening and enlightenment needs to integrate a new language of energy awareness. As humans we use thoughts, words and script to contour and guide the energies towards our creative endeavors. For example, with globally fifty million Lightworkers, most of them in women's bodies, the axiom "Brotherhood of Man" requires adding the "Sisterhood of Women", in order to balance the energies as the first step to greater awareness. Our present time is all about the influx of feminine energy on planet Earth and its overall integration.
As a person Madame Blavatsky must also be seen as a citizen of her time. As a Russian noble woman she was born to be a leader; she inherited power, influence, and resources. She certainly embodied the big exception in her role as a woman in society; she obviously claimed for herself the privileges of a wealthy male, subsequently doors opened wherever she went. Being an occultist it was not her mission to question the gender roles. The emancipation movement was perused by the suffragettes as a political issue around that same time.
It is only now that the Divine Feminine comes back into balance on Earth; her return will bring the gift of spiritual enhancement for the entire human family. The ongoing influx of female energy will lead us into the era of peace and community building. Instead of "Brotherhood of Man" we are speaking of reaching Unity Consciousness, for we now know in our hearts that we are all one, Spaceship Earth and we are one.
The human family now has the gift of the Internet, this marvelous tool for global communication, a tool Madame Blavatsky could not even have dreamt of 130 years ago. For us the Lightworkers the time has come to put things into practice, to walk the talk by openly living in new ways, as examples for others. This is known as the process of spreading the great grassroots movement. The 21st century will mark the shift from outside exploration to inner exploration. The time to develop the divine powers latent in man has come.
Science - Philosophy - Religion
At the time of the founding of the Theosophical Society modern science was in its infant stages; in 1879 the light bulb was just invented. Meanwhile our high technology has reached the level of genetic engineering; we are creating clones with potential for good or bad. However, a New Science has emerged which focuses on the interconnectedness of all life and the bridging of the physical and non-physical realms. Their scientists learned to access the non-physical worlds and to retrieve new information, leading to new inventions towards human "Self-Sufficiency". The keyword for the future is "Self-empowerment and empowering others" and will be reflected in all areas of life.
The churches' work of promoting the charities serves to bridge the gap between "Haves and Have Nots"; it is the Old-World method of soothing the suffering of the exploited masses who live the lives of economic slaves.
In this century the different religions, science, and philosophy will be able to find bridges for a new understanding and cooperation.
The shortage mentality on Earth is a result of the Old-World-thinking of running out of resources, meant to manipulate the masses. As more and more people awaken to the awareness that they are conscious Creators on Earth we will be able to change the habit of lack-full thinking. We will spread the image where we all go to the quot;Niagara Falls of Abundance"with our buckets instead of teaspoons. (smile)
Connection with Nature
Since the sixties, co-creation with Nature has been practiced and taught in the spiritual Findhorn Community in Scotland. The subject has been taken to the next level and elevated to the "Co-Creative Science with Nature" by Machaelle Small Wright of Perelandra- Ltd.com. It is about bringing humans and the forces of Nature together to consciously co-create. This area of inner exploration and further expansion of consciousness is the next adventure for me. I plan to delve further into the study of the co-creation with Nature and write about my experiences.
Madame Blavatsky spoke of the organized "Churchianity" and called the church institution "a wealthy and domineering colossus." "No religion higher than truth", she proclaimed. As was then, today's church fathers still control the masses through the guise of religion. In their efforts to maintain the status quo they preach that the truth has been set in stone thousands of years ago. That is why the church is still mostly about moral judgments of right and wrong. I watch on television that the churches in America as a Christian-dominated country are being haunted by their own dogmas, shaken by sexual scandals.
On the other hand, out of the contrast provided by the Christian fundamentalists, as an example the wonderful "What Would Jesus Do" — Movement has emerged, declaring Jesus as the authority of their lives, but not church dogma. As an observer I have to say that the people in old Europe are more liberated than Americans in their relation to the religions. Since medieval times the church is known for "preaching water and drinking wine", that is why many choose not to put their lives into a religious framework.
I learned from my online study that practical theosophy can be explained as "a way of life, a standard of thought and action, a position assumed and retained throughout life." Being a self-made person I have been following my own, yet similar path of awakening to my potential.
The driving force of my life has been my desire to be of value to my brothers and sisters. As I said before, I have chosen two contributions to the great paradigm shift on Earth: 1) My handbook "Who Wants To Be A Lightworker" for the spreading of a new career as a "Lightworker for America" and 2) the initiation of a Heaven-on-Earth Community called The Isle of Light Jacumba.
In my chapter "Open Letter to the Local Community" I lined out the framework for this model community with its specific orientation. I think my guidelines are in resonance with what Madame Blavatsky presented 130 years ago in her teachings of Theosophy.
I am grateful for the opportunity of gaining an overview of Madame Blavatsky and her teachings of Theosophy through the WorldWideWeb. I have great admiration for her, in fact, Madame Blavatsky has become one of my role models. It was a pleasure to tune into such glorious high-level information over several weeks, and it brought me much clarity for my own projects.
For years I have been receiving insights that my family of origin is that of the Promethean Spirit and that I am part of the continuation or perpetuation of this particular stream of consciousness. At this crucial time of the Shift we are many avatars and prophets of the Promethean Spirit walking the Earth. We are here to usher our brothers and sisters through the coming major changes. It is my present state of comprehension that the "Sons of the Fire- Mist" were the avatars and prophets of the Promethean Spirit, and so was Madame Blavatsky, the Light Bringer. What I have in common with Madame Blavatsky, the Russian noble woman, is that I do have an inner knowing of the Russian soul, but I have no way yet of expressing it outwardly.
With my Homage to Madame Blavatsky I want to contribute to the revival of the ancient principles of Theosophy. My campaign for the elevation of the Lightworker status into a new occupation on Earth serves the same goal of creating a better future for the human family.
Being the type of the 'lone servant', it will suit me best to follow the statement I read on the "United Lodge of Theosophists" website, which says, "The true Theosophist belongs to no cult or sect, yet belongs to each and all."
|Picture taken from the Blavatsky Archive's picture gallery
showing Madame Blavatsky with Kuthumi (Koot Hoomi), El Moraya (El Morya), and
|H. P. Blavatsky in 1877 New York|