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 3

This is the third part of a 3-part series on Global Calamities and Human Evolution. It highlighted the ancient cycles, particularly as depicted by the Mayans.

Memory Recall    

As ancient stories were passed from generation to generation, they may have become myths with coded symbols. Where are the proofs?

·         In Egypt, one of two caskets found in Tel el Amarna, (seat of the throne of Amenhotep III and his son, Akhenaton in Egypt 3,000 years ago) was of a 7-year old boy, 8 feet tall (The casket is sitting at the Cairo Museum). Also found is a little known statue of Nefertiti, the wife of Akhenaton, described as having a huge head, large ears, long skinny neck, high waste and at least ten feet tall. Super beings could reasonably explain pyramids, dolmens and huge stone edifices.

·         In 1992, archeologist Francis Taylor and historian Kisari Mohan Ganguli uncovered evidence of a nuclear holocaust in an ancient city in Rajasthan, India (10 miles west of Jodphur) that destroyed the city and its half a million inhabitants. The layer of radioactive ash covered a three square mile area, which had been cordoned due to the high level of radiation. The find corroborated the stories of nuclear warfare depicted in the oldest Indian epic, Mahabharata. The blast was dated from 8,000 to 12,000 BC. [1]

·         From the time of Aristotle (c. 500 BC) until Copernicus in the 16th century, the world was considered flat. But 3,500 years earlier than the Greek Civilization, Sumerians had already divided the heavens into a 360-degree arc: the north, south and central band of constellations, into what is now the zodiac. They knew that the world was round.

·         The Piri Reis map of 1513, found in Istanbul, was copied from older maps dating as far back as 300 BC, the time of Eratosthenes. In the 1960s, when Professor Charles Hapgood analyzed and calibrated the map, it was found to be advanced when compared to the capabilities of 16th century cartographers. The originators knew that the earth was spherical, with its correct size, using a technology to measure longitude and latitude on a global scale.  The map showed Antarctica and the Arctic before the glacial ice sheets and islands before their “discovery.” These were periods before Sumer, Egypt and Babylon.

·         Before the 18th century, the world only knew of 7 celestial bodies (aside from earth) in our Solar System – 5 planets, the Moon and the Sun, with them revolving around Earth. This was the basis for the days of the week: Sun (Sunday), Moon (Monday), Mars (Mardi), Mercury (Mercredi), Jupiter (Jeudi), Venus (Vendredi) and Saturn (Saturday). Uranus was discovered only in 1781, Neptune in 1846 and Pluto in 1930. Around 4000 BC, the Sumerians already knew the existence of 12 celestial bodies, including a tenth planet between Mars and Jupiter; and that the planets revolve around the Sun. That knowledge was restored only during the 20th century.    

Ancient Mythical Cycles

If we go by ancient mythical cycles, humanity would be at the tail end of a regression and start of a progression.

·         A biblical account is the gradual decline of the human life span. From Adam to Noah (Genesis 5), the Adam model was a stable species that lived long like the dinosaurs, with an average lifespan of 900 years. After the deluge, the life span declined to 400 (Enoch, 5th generation from Noah), to 175 (Abraham, 10th generation), to 120 years old (Moses, 14th generation). “Then the Lord said, ‘My spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years’” (Genesis 6: 3). Incidentally, both the Neanderthals (c. 300,000 to 30,000 years ago) and the Cro-Magnons (30,000-10,000 years ago) have an average brain volume of 1,500 cc., more than a 100 cc. larger than modern man and were well over six feet tall.

·         Hesiod (in Theogony) had five stages in the degeneration of humanity. During the Golden Age, men lived like the gods of Olympus, free from worry and fatigue and enjoying long life. In the Silver Age, the human race became feeble and inept in a matriarchal and agricultural society. The Age of Heroes was the era of valiant heroes who fought before Thebes and Troy. The Iron Age was the contemporary period of misery, when men respected neither vows nor justice in virtue.

·         The Andean people of Peru talked of five “Suns” or ages: Age of Viracochas (White Bearded Gods), Age of Giants, Age of Primitive Man, Age of Heroes and the Age of Kings (contemporary, with the Incas as last in line). The Age of Viracochas is similar to the time of the biblical Nefilims, the Age of Giants to the mixed marriage between Nefilims and humans, and the Age of Primitive Man to the period just before and after the Deluge, when humans reverted back to caves.

·         The Hopi Indians (Native Americans in Arizona) described “Five Cycles of Purification.” The first began 52,000 years ago, the second 39,000 years ago, the third 26,000 years ago and the fourth, 13,000 years ago. During each purification cycle, discordant, unqualified and dysfunctional energies were fielded up and cleansed, manifested in physical catastrophes.

·         In Sumerian astrology (adopted by Assyro-Babylonians), every 72 years, the constellations would appear to shift in an upwardly direction in the night sky by one degree. Every 2,160 years, each of the 12 signs (constellations) of the zodiac would shift by 30 degrees. The Great Year is a complete 360-degree cycle of the zodiac in 25,920 years.

·         The Egyptians Cycle of 12 Manifestations is based on the North Star (the exact geographic setting of the Giza Pyramid). Every 6,480 years, the North Pole points to a different North Star in a full cycle of 77,760 years. During the 7th Manifestation (c. 10,948 BC), the North Star was Thuban. In the 8th Manifestation (c. 4,468 BC), it was Alpha Draconis. The present 9th Manifestation has Polaris as the North Star. According to Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (in The Gnostic Circle, 1975, p. 64-65), the pyramid was built 8,640 years ago, when Thuban was the North Star, during the Sumerian Age of Leo. The present Age of Aquarius (opposite of Leo) implies a period of enlightenment.

·         In the Mahabharata and various text of the Puranic Period (c. 400 AD), the Indian system called a complete cycle as Manvantara, which consisted of four Ages, namely satya-yuga (Golden Age), tetra-yuga (Silver Age), dwapara-yuga (Copper Age) and kali-yuga (Iron Age). Each Yuga has an ascending and descending phase. Each Yuga consisted of 3,240 years or 6,480 for both phases. Earth is now at the tail end of the ascending kali-yuga (age of turmoil and sleep) and will commence in the ascending dwapara-yuga (period of awakening) by 2012.

Pre-Deluge Civilizations
A Sumerian tablet in the Berlin Museum (VAT.7847) began the list of zodiacal constellations with that of Leo (when humans, as generally accepted, had just begun to till the land). This implied either that Sumerians already had a very sophisticated astronomy in 4000 BC or that earlier civilizations existed. Recent archeological discoveries affirmed earlier civilizations.

·      In the 1950s, Byblos, the capital city of Phoenicia, was considered as the oldest city. According to Greek tradition, it had been founded by Cronos, god of time. But excavations there revealed relatively recent cities. On the other hand, from 1952-58, British archeologist Dr. Kathleen Kenyon unearthed the ruins of the biblical Jericho at Tell es Sultan (Israel), revealing some thick walls. Carbon-14 dating of the relics indicated 8000 BC. The revelation of a New Stone Age city upset established chronology and promised to revolutionize the story of civilization. (“The First Cities in the World,” in The World’s Last Mysteries, Readers’ Digest Service Pty. Ltd., 1977, pp. 143-146)

·      Tell el Sultan was entirely made up of the ruins of towns superimposed on top of each other. The most recent town was dated from the Iron Age. “The successive levels (were) cut through by trenches in a grid pattern more than 7,000 years of almost uninterrupted human occupation.” From the edge of one of the vertical cuts, the walls of Jericho rose up in a great mass 17 meters below, at the bottom of the dark trench. The Israelites fought their battle in c. 1393 BC (Middle Bronze Age) with a city that lay on top of ruins from civilizations as far back as 6000 years earlier. 

·      Catal Hoyuk, the second oldest city discovered (c.7000 BC), was some 32 acres on the edge of the Carsamba Cay River, in northern Anatolia, near the Black Sea. The artifacts showed evidence of luxury items; iconography and writing; religious class stratification; and, trade with Jericho. Tell es-Sawwan (c. 6000 BC), 110 km northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, was a city with houses built from unbaked mortar bricks, and surrounded by ditches and walls. Excavations revealed evidence of agriculture, pottery, grazing, weaving and use of knifes and copper. Tell Mureybut (9000 BC) in Syria, was a solidly built village, with houses of wood pieces filled with clayey earth, a feat made 2,000 years before the traditional beginning of the new Stone Age.

·      Lepinski Vir in Yugoslavia (c. 5000 BC) was a village of 130 houses of poured cement foundations, with indirect central heating. In Malta and the Canary Islands were circular walled settlements, tombs and ruins resembling those in Peru, dated 6,000 BC. (Veber, May, “The First Cities in the World,” in The World’s Last Mysteries, Reader’s Digest Association Far East Ltd., Sydney, Australia, 1977, pp. 141-153; 305; 312) By implication, Jericho, Catal Huyuk, Tell es-Sawwan and the other villages existed before the biblical Adam and the flood. Moreover, Tell es-Sawwan was an advanced culture 2,000 years earlier than the Sumerians in Mesopotamia, the oldest known civilization.

Global Amnesia

Quoting from the Emerald Tablets (attributed to Hermes and translated by Scott Crane) and the Mayan Troano documents, Druvalo Melchisedek, (Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life) said that every time the Earth went through a pole shift, it went through a void space of about 3.5 days. As the poles shifted, a phenomenon would take place within the pitched-black darkness. One would realize unity with all, coupled with memory loss and an illusion.

·      The illusion was known in Hindu and Buddhism as maya, created by Mara, equivalent of the devil. Among the Mayans of Mexico, this was reflected in the legend of the timekeepers, i.e., beings who deliberately caused time to be distorted so that the power hungry beings could not gain full control. There probably was a news blackout about what happened before and after the flood.

·      In the Greek mythology of Pandora’s Box, Zeus was so enraged during a feast of humans and gods that he withheld the holy fire from the humans. He was further outraged when Prometheus (the Sumerian Enki) stole and carried back the sacred fire to human. He ordered Hephaestus to fashion clay and water into a body and to give it vital force. The creation, named Pandora, had a dazzling beauty equal that of immortal goddesses. Although warned against accepting gifts from the gods by Prometheus, Ephimeteus (“he who reflects after the event”), the brother, was enchanted by Pandora’s beauty. Pandora brought with her a vase (inaccurately called Pandora’s Box), which she raised and the terrible afflictions that filled the vase escaped and spread over the earth. 

·      The Old Testament also described a global amnesia. Amos, contemporary of King Uzziah of Judah (c. 800 – 750 BC) prophesied “two years before the earthquake” (Amos 1:1) or some 600 years after Joshua and 150 years before the Babylonian captivity. The cataclysm: “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight…I will bring sackcloth upon all loins and baldness on every head” (Amos 8: 9-10). Isaiah (c. 742-701 BC) described the aftermath of amnesia: “For the Lord has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes the prophets, and covered your heads, the seers. And the vision of all these has become to you, like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying ‘Read this,’ he says, ‘I cannot, for it is sealed’” (Isaiah 29:10-11; “Book of Isaiah,” Grolier Encyclopedia, International Edition, Vol. 10, p. 250)

·      After 300 years, Zechariah, in c. 520-518 BC (the time of the Persian Empire), affirmed the cataclysm and predicted a second. “And the valley of my mountains shall be stopped…and you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzzi’ah, king of Judah” (Zechariah 14: 5). He described a pole shift: “And there shall be continuous day…not day, not night, for at evening time, there shall be light” (Zechariah 14: 7). To Haggai, God spoke: “I am about to shake the heavens and the earth” (Haggai 2: 20-22). Apparently, a pole shift erased memory recall:  “And on that day, says the Lord of Host, I will cut off the names of the idols…so that they shall be remembered no more; and also I will remove…the prophets and the unclean spirits…every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesied; he will not put on a hairy mantle to deceive, but he will say… I am a tiller of the soil” (Zechariah 13: 2-5).

·      The New Testament also alluded to the illusion: “that by the word of God heaven existed long ago and an Earth formed out of water and by means of water, through which the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same words, the heavens and earth that now existed has been stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (1 Peter 3:5-7).

Mayan Cycles of the Sun

The Mayans, who lived from 2000 BC to about 800 - 600 AD, were simple people who had few possessions. To this day, scientists still don't understand why that civilization suddenly disappeared into the mist about 800 years ago. Edgar Cayce said that they were part of the last survivors of Atlantis who migrated to the Yucatan from Atlantis 30,000 years ago, while that continent was being destroyed. 

The Mayans believed they were living in the fifth Age of the Sun, with each Age being approximately 5,125 years. Five of those Ages totals 25,625 years, which approximates the Great Year or Great Age (that is based upon the wobble of the Earth as it spins on its axis). Each of the smaller ages within the Great Year ended with a cleansing of the planet and civilization had to start over again.  What makes the year 2012 more important than the individual 5 ages is that it is also the end of the Great Year.

The Mayans determined that one Earth year consisted of 365.242129 days, an extremely accurate number for a “primitive” people, calculating the Earth’s revolution around the sun to within a thousandth of a decimal point. They understood that the “morning star” and the “evening star” were the planet Venus. Their astronomers accurately constructed tables that could foretell lunar and solar eclipses and the fall/spring equinox and summer/winter solstice dates far into the future.

The Mayans even calculated cosmic cycles of 93 and 403 million years, which are enormous in terms of modern day understanding. How did the Mayans and other ancient cultures know about the cycles? Who was alive for 25,920 years to make such measurements? Did their very existence depend upon it?

Recent findings suggest that the ancients appear to have left behind messages   about great Earth changes that occurred 12-13,000 years ago when the last Ice Age ended and the Great Flood occurred. Interestingly, that time period marked the halfway point of the Great Year. Of even greater significance, shifting from Pisces to Aquarius completes the 25,920-year cycle, a major event in cosmic cycle time.

The Mayans have two calendar systems – the tzolkin (sacred calendar) and the haab (true year). Tzolkin had 17 months of 20 days each or 260 days in all. The haab was a 365-day calendar, 18 months of 20 days each, plus a five-day period, which they adjust, similar to our leap year. Once, every 52 years, the tzolkin and haab cycles interact (which corresponds to the cycle of Sirius B around Sirius A). From the two systems, they built a structure of time, whereby 365 days is one tun (year), 20 years or 7,200 days makes a katun, 20 katuns (or 144,000 days) makes a baktun, then a pictun and finally an alantun or 23.04 billion days. (Robert Silverberg, p.121)

The final phase of the Mayan calendar began on July 26, 1992 and would end on December 21, 2012. This is not only the end of a 5,125-year sub-cycle, but also the end of the Great Year. The years corresponding to 1987-2011 are considered the dates of the Great Purification. They say planet Earth will be cleansed once again.

[1] Excerpted from the World Island Review, January 1992.

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