Most of the blog entries were synthesized from various works. The original intent is to clarify for myself the information that had come. There was a need to ensure the integrity of the information received by cross checking them with others. With Theosophy and Ageless Wisdom as the basic framework, the “new information” must be in harmony. It must also resonate with a deeper reality within. I am sharing this synthesis with the view that it also assists the reader in clarifying and discerning for him/herself the truth, relative as it may seem.

The root doctrine of Ageless Wisdom is also the basis of the “esoteric (hidden) traditions” of most major world religions:
1. Cabbala of Judaism
2. Ancient Gnosticism, Essenes and Nazarene, and the Medieval Rosicrucian and Masonry in Christianity
3. What HP Blavatsky called “Esoteric Buddhism”
4. Sufism in Islam
5. Vedanta, Upanishads and Yoga of Hinduism

In the late 19th century, Helena P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)reintroduced the Ageless Wisdom through various works, such as “The Secret Doctrine” and “Isis Unveiled.” She called it "Theosophy;" she also established the Theosophical Society, under the guidance of Ascended Masters known to the world as Masters Morya, Kuthumi and Djwal Khul (who purportedly appeared to the world as the Three Magi during the birth of Jesus).

Blavatsky claimed her main source as an ancient book called "The Book of Dzyan" (from the Sanskrit Dhayana, meaning "mystic meditation"). In c. 400 BC, the book found its way as the Chinese "C'han Philosophy" and the Japanese "Zen," both of which took root from Buddhism.

Blavatsky also wrote "The Voice of the Silence," derived from "The Book of the Golden Precepts," which she claimed had the same origin as the "Book of Dzyan." Many of the Golden Precepts can be read in the Bhagavad Gita. Another book, "Light on the Path," written by Mabel Collins, was also derived from this source. A third book, "At the Feet of the Master," written by J. Krisnamurti (at 15 years old) completes a trilogy, considered as the basic tenets of “Theosophy.”

After Blavatsky died, the society underwent changes and spawned several other groups, such as the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn (MacGregor Mathers), Fraternity of the Inner Light (Dion Fortune), the “new” Rosicrucians and “Masonry,” the Anthroposophical Society (Rudolf Steiner) and the World Order of the Star (J. Khrishnamurti).

Alice A. Bailey, formerly an associate of Theosophical Society, also spun off with her Lucis Trust. She authored 24 books on esoteric philosophy, guided by Master Djwal Khul (DK) for 30 years (1919-1949) on a more advanced presentation of the Ageless Wisdom. She founded the Arcane School, training aspiring world servers in esoteric work.

After Bailey, several "guided" authors advanced the Ageless Wisdom. The information from these authors was the basis for the Ageless Wisdom Updates.

Among the major sources for this synthesis are the writings of/from H.P. Blavatsky, C.D. Leadbeater and Douglas Baker of the Theosophical Society; Alice A. Bailey of the Lucis Trust; Janet MacClure of the Tibetan Foundation; Hilary Hargreaves and Mark Brittain of the School of Inner Light; Genesis 2012; Kryon, through Carroll Lee; and the Pleiadians, through Barbara Marciniak & Amorah Quan Yin. The sources were appropriately labeled.

This synthesis is divided (initially) into 5 parts:
Part I - The Logos and Creation (Planes, Dimensions, and Human Evolution)
Part II - The 12 Rays and Spiritual Hierarchy
Part III - Cosmic Humans/Groups & Elohims, Archangels and Secret Rays
Part IV - Humans: Chakras (Centers), DNA, Electromagnetic Forces, Light Bodies, Layers of Consciousness
Part V - Updates and further elaboration of the 4 Parts.
-- Earth, DNA and Humanity (3 Part Series)
-- Ageless Wisdom and the Book of Revelation (3 Part Series)
-- Esoteric Astrology (3 Part Series)
-- Global Calamities and Human Evolution (3 Part Series)

The presentations (entries) are from newest to oldest. That is, Part I is the earliest and thus the oldest entry.

Discernment is very important when dealing with Ageless Wisdom. Mastership, from the viewpoint of the Master DK, is about "mastery of oneself" and not about "having pupils." (DK's Introduction in Violet Starre's "The Diamond Light,"2000)

Dion Fortune (in "The Esoteric Orders and Their Works," p. 83) explained: “upon the mundane plane, it is impossible to escape from the limitations of the human personalities. A great occultist will make a great occult school, but upon his death the mantle may fall upon unworthy shoulders and the glory be departed or turned to corruption.” Fortune added: some (mystery schools) have flourished unchecked, feared and revered by the people they guided, sometimes fallen into evil ways as the degenerated voodoo schools. Some retained a noble tradition as in certain Indian and Chinese schools and monastic orders, accepted as part of racial life.

In the words of Khrisnamurti (“The First and Last Freedom”): “It is through self-knowledge, not through belief in somebody else’s symbols, that a man comes to the eternal reality, in which he is being grounded...Our system of upbringing is based upon what to think, not how to think.”

In the words of the Master DK, the Tibetan (Introduction of AABailey Books, 1935) who inspired this synthesis: “the books that I have written are sent out with no claim for their acceptance. They may or may not be correct, true and useful…If the teaching conveyed calls forth a response from the illumined mind of the seeker in the world, and bring a flashing forth of his intuition, then let that teaching be accepted. But not otherwise.”

From Master Kuthumi (through Michelle Eloff): “A liberated spirit never needs to hold onto anything because every moment provides what is needed, because the moment is perfect… your daily purpose makes up for your greater purpose on Earth. Do not waste time searching for the grand purpose of your life. Be present and embrace the purpose of the moment. Every moment has a purpose, which is why you are in it.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Global Calamities and Human Evolution, Part 1

This is the first part on a three-part series on the Global Calamities and Human Evolution. It attempts to show that the present catastrophes, such as earthquakes, vocanic eruptions, changes in weather patterns are natural and are necessary for human evolution and “transformation.” It posits that Human evolution and transformation is essentially conditioned by geologic factors, as well as the readiness of humanity to shift to a next higher or deeper level.

This first part focused on the Great Flood that was captured in the Book of Genesis and in most ancient records.

Part 2 focused on the geological factors.

Part 3 highlighted the ancient cycles, particularly as depicted by the Mayans.

Gradual Transformation 

                In the recent past, the physical sciences of astronomy, physics, and geology are distinct from the natural sciences of biology and chemistry. Now, they work hand in hand in quantum physics and genetics.

 Before, history and the social sciences (political sciences, psychology, sociology and economics) were studied independently from the humanities (philosophy, mythology). Now geologists are using mythology and medieval art to uncover ancient history and tracing human evolution with the cultural milieu during those early times.

An eclectic approach is now more the rule than the exception

I suppose, deeper intelligence waited for humankind to reach a degree of evolution, for ancient mysteries to be deciphered. The physical and natural laws were already in operation even before humans learned of their importance. The scientists or the seers did not make the laws; the laws were there to be discovered and harnessed. 

With the discoveries of deeper laws, we are enabled to understand the mysteries veiled in religious myths and mysticism and are coming closer to our connectedness with the universe. The illusion of humanity’s separateness from nature is likewise slowly being cleared with the cultural barriers separating races of humans from one another being gradually lifted.

The Deluge Stories

The earliest Deluge story was found on a badly damaged fragment of baked clay, 7 inches long by 5.6 inches wide, transported to the University of Pennsylvania from the 1895-96 expedition in Nippur (in Iraq). Catalogued and filed as “Incantation 10673” in 1904, it was dated c. 1750 BC, when Sumer (biblical Shinar) had already been conquered by the Akkadians. The Akkadian “Epic of Gilgamesh” came from the cuneiform text discovered from the library of Ashurbanipal (668-627 BC) in Ancient Ninevah. The hero of the Deluge is “the Exceedingly Wise One,” Upnapishtim in Sumer, Atra-hasis in Akkadian, and Noah in Hebrew.

The Sumerian tale came in two late Semitic versions in the Book of Genesis. First, when Noah is told to take into his ark “of every living thing of all flesh two of every sort” (Gen. 6: 19); second, when it is to be “seven pairs of all clean animals and a pair of the animals that are not clean” (Gen. 7: 2).  Genesis was purportedly written by Moses in c. 1500 BC. However, alphabet writing (the basis for Aramaic and Hebrew) was introduced only in c. 1000 BC by the sea-faring Phoenicians in the city of Byblos (today’s Jebeil in Lebanon). Byblos was the origin of the words “Bible” and “bibliography.”

Berrosus, the Babylonian historian priest who compiled a History of Mankind (as reported by the Greek Abydenus) in the 3rd century BC, related that Cronus revealed to Sisithros or Siasutra (Noah) the impending flood. As directed, Sisithros hid all available writing in Sippar, the city of Shamash and sailed to Armenia (the land of Ararat, Turkey) with his wife. In Hesiod’s Theogony, Prometheus warned his son Deucalion to construct an ark with which he and his wife “went abroad.” On the 10th day, they disembarked on the crest of Mt. Orthys or Mt Parnassus. Ancient Greeks considered Deucalion as the first king, father of the Hellenes and the builder of the temple of the Olympian Zeus at Athens. 

In the Satapatha Bhramana, the god Vishnu appearing as a fish, instructed Baisbastata Manu (mankind’s ancestor and first lawgiver) to prepare a ship, which, during the flood, was pulled by the fish to a northern mountain. The Chinese book, History Classic (Shu Ching), talks of Yu, an ancient ruler of China, the “conqueror of the Great Flood.” Yu channeled floodwaters into rivers and seas to resettle his people. The Mayans called the Universal Deluge as haiyococab (“water over earth”). The Guatemalan Indians call it Butic or flood of final judgment.[1]

As more detailed accounts of the flood were uncovered, a re-assembly of the epic was credited primarily to W.G. Lambert and A.R. Millard (Atra-Hasis: the Babylonian Story of the Flood). Given many flood stories, Charles Berlitz (in Atlantis, the Eight Continent) opined that there were many “Noahs.” He argued that there was no linguistic connection among the names of the flood survivors: Noah - Judeo, Christian and Islamic; Ut-Napishtim in Babylon; Yima in Iran; Deucalion in Greek and Roman; Baisbastata in Hindu; Coxcox or Tepzi in Aztec; and Tamandare in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Black Sea Evidence

In 1998, Walter Pitman and William Ryan, American geologists and co-authors of the book, Noah’s Flood, postulated that the great deluge recorded in the Bible and other ancient literature may have transformed the Black Sea basin from fresh water to salt water (the Black Sea is north of Mt. Ararat, Turkey). Using core samples of sediments and the dating of seashells, they concluded that the flood occurred about 7,500 years ago. This was affirmed in 1999 by Bob Ballard, using the sonar. [2]

The Sumerian Records

Dr. Erich Eberling uncovered a text of some thirty lines inscribed in miniature cuneiform writing on both sides of a clay tablet less than an inch long. It was unearthed in Ashur, but the profusion of Sumerian words outlined its Sumerian origin. Dr. Eberling posited that it was a hymn recited in the House of the Dead and included it in his work, Tod und Leben (Death and Resurrection in Ancient Mesopotamia).

Upon deeper scrutiny, Zechariah Sitchin (in The Twelfth Planet) explained that the text called on the name of the celestial being that caused the Deluge; it was a “planet” that came close to Earth’s periphery. It also stated that the Deluge began in the Sumerian astrological “Age of the Constellation Lion,” c. 10,860 to 8,700 BC. The last Ice Age ended the southern hemisphere some 12-13,000 years ago and in the northern hemisphere 2,000 years later.  Science corroborated the Sumerian records.

In c. AD 50 Peter wrote: with “the fact that by the word of God, heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by means of water, through which the world that existed was deluged with water and perished” (2 Peter 3: 3-4).

             In 1915, Russian Alexander Koor a colonel on duty in Turkey before WW II deciphered a similar message from damaged inscriptions preserved through the centuries in a place called Karada in Mt. Ararat. In his 1946 report to the Sacred History Research Expedition, he wrote: “I translated the pictorial signs and they give me an accurate explanation of the origin of the words MAGOG, GOG, etc. (Ezekiel 38: 2 and 39:1). This explanation also upholds the truth and accuracy of chapter 10 and of Genesis. In short, the words Magog, Gog are words of the Sumerian tongue, which shows the ancient origin of the words. Jews incorporated the words through the Assiro-Babylonians.” 

              Koor translated four signs: “Ma” meant “origin” or “the seed of the water (flood).”  “Gog” meant “the word of God” orby the word of God.” “TUB-AL” (or TOOB) meant “to filled earth.” “TO KOOR” meant, “to come to rest on mountain.” The signs may be translated as follow: “these thrown by God, by waters came to rest on mountains when the night and the waters (flood) descended from upon the earth…”[3] The “Word,” i.e., the Truth (John 1: 1-3; 9-10) was lost.

Harmonizing the Deluge Tales

Rene Noorbergen estimated that nearly a billion people were destroyed during the Deluge. Using the genealogy mentioned in Genesis (10 generations from Adam to Noah in 1,656 years) and allowing that the average antediluvian mother had the reproductive capability of 18-20 children, the population might have been close to 800 million people. Add to this figure an estimate for the surviving members of previous generations, 900 million is close to the population 150 years ago, that ballooned to 6 billion in 2001.[4]

Going back to the intermarriage between the Nefilims and humans (Genesis 6: 1-4), Zecharia Sitchin (in The 12th Planet) explained that the Sumerian cuneiforms described how man began to pro-create and eventually became so numerous. The Nefilims began to be attracted to humans as sexual partners and children were born of these unions. The union was unacceptable to the Nefilim hierarchy. Man or god-man became a competitor for world domination. Likewise, the unions resulted in the creation of unwarranted beasts and diseases. “And God saw the earth, and behold it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth” (Genesis 6: 12).

In the Bible, God was surprised, repented of his creation, and decided to destroy humankind. The Sumerian flood story related that Enlil ordered the extermination of man through natural drought and famine: a lack of rain and failing irrigation and barring the sources of seafood, such that, eventually, most humans “were already so degraded that they became cannibals.”  Further, prior to the passing of an unknown planet (or a comet) within the solar system, the Nefilims already calculated and predicted the occurrence of the flood. Assembled in the town of Shuruppak, on the banks of the Euphrates, the Nefilim council decided to drown the earth with a deluge, while they fly off in their space stations. They did not cause the deluge; but they withheld information from the humans. 

The parallel with the biblical story is obvious: Before the deluge, a man is forewarned to prepare a special boat; the deluge stormed for days while the ark floated; after the flood, the boat anchored in the peaks of the Mountain of Salvation (Mt. Ararat); after several months, the man sent out a dove and raven to seek out for land. Thereafter, he released all the creatures with him, built an altar and offered a sacrifice.

Guide to Recall

The Book of Genesis may have depicted a hologram of the lost years of human history, veiled by the biblical “Fall.” With “the fact that by the word of God, heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by means of water, through which the world that existed was deluged with water and perished. (2 Peter 3: 3-4). Before the gods left, they may have veiled the truth in the Bible and other myths, to be deciphered at the appropriate time in the course of human evolution. They possibly knew that after the Flood, mankind would forget the sacred teachings. “That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away” (Ecclesiastes 2: 15). The gods meant for us to remember.

The Bible, coupled with archeological facts and myths, may be the tool to reconnect to humanity’s lost history.  Do not “ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (Peter 2: 8). If we equate the biblical time of Adam in 4000 BC to the time of the archaic Homo sapiens (c. 200,000 BC), the biblical deluge (1,656 years after Adam or 2344 BC), would roughly correspond to 117,200 years. The lost 200,000 years of human history may have been a hologram of 4,000 years. Several cataclysms must have happened. “Someone” or the gods was making us remember.

A lot of evidences must have been buried underground, underwater or under ice sheets. The Flood may have destroyed civilizations, now known only as myths. It is also possible that ensuing pole shifts had erased the collective memory. If poll shifts had occurred in pre-history, then antediluvian civilizations may have undergone devolution. The pole shifts may have relegated humans to primitive cavemen, when they could have been already highly civilized prior to the last pole shift and the deluge.     

I believe there is a greater natural plan guiding humanity towards unity and harmony. We belong to one species, and our species belong to all life, with only the religious and  cultural traditions standing in the way. We are participants in human evolution, towards a unity with nature’s ways. Each of us partakes in human progress, although apparently insignificant when compared to the collective stream of human consciousness. But, as Graham Green puts it, “One cannot love humanity; one can only love people.” I can only be my brother’s keeper if my brother (and sister) meant everyone, regardless of gender, race, culture, class status or religion.

[1] Mankind’s Search for God, p.50-52.

[2]  Robert Ballard, Black Sea Mysteries, in National Geographic, May 2001, p. 52-69

[3] “First Message from the Ararat Region,” a report of Col. Alexander Koor to the Sacred History Research Expedition, inset in Rene Noorbergen, Secrets of the Lost Races, between pp. 96 and 97.

[4]Rene Noorbergen, Secrets of the Lost Races, pp. 29-30    

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