September 2006 Newsletter
The following articles are reproduced from the September 2006 Newsletter to members. Non-members may or may not be able to relate to the contents.
Significance of The
“Think you truth has been shown to you for your sole advantage? That we have broken the silence of centuries for the profit of a handful of dreamers only? The converging lines of your karma have drawn each and all of you into this Society as to a common focus, that you may each help to work out the results of your interrupted beginnings in the last birth. None of you can be so blind as to suppose that this is your first dealing with Theosophy? You surely must realize that this would be the same as to say that effects came without causes. Know then that it depends now upon each of you whether you shall henceforth struggle alone after spiritual wisdom thro’ this and the next incarnate life, or, in company of your present associates and greatly helped by the mutual sympathy and aspiration. Blessing to all—deserving them.”
A Master of the Wisdom
The Golden Stairs
A clean life, an open mind,
Madame H. P. Blavatsky
The Mystery of Birth
One of the most interesting and fascinating events of Nature is that of the marvel and mystery of birth. Birth is a series of miracles which become deeper and more significant as we penetrate from man’s physical nature to his psychic links with the subtler bodies. This talk will look at the miracle of birth from the occult standpoint. It will cover the events in the inner worlds before birth takes place – the role played by the soul as it descends to ensoul the new body, the different unseen forces which come into play in the formation of the baby, what affects the physical features of the baby, how heredity is controlled by inner invisible agencies, still-born babies, how qualities are developed as the child grows and the consequences of misguidance, and the roles played by heredity and reincarnation to affect the physical characteristics and personality traits of the baby. Clairvoyant investigations into the antenatal period will also be described, giving you some insight into the important work of the devas or angels before birth.
Come for this interesting talk by Sis. Lily Chong on Saturday, 16 September at 5 p.m.
The Doctrine of Cycles &
The Lost Continents of
Theosophy teaches us that the scheme of evolution of which our Earth forms a part is not the only one in our solar system, for ten separate chains of globes exist in that system which are all of them theatres of somewhat similar progress. Each of these schemes of evolution is taking place upon a chain of globes, and in the course of each scheme, its chain of globes goes through seven incarnations. The plan, alike of each scheme as a whole and of the successive incarnations of its chain of globes, is to dip step by step more deeply into matter, and then to rise step by step out of it again.
Each chain consists of seven globes, and both globes and chains observe the rule of descending into matter and then rising out of it again. Furthermore, in each incarnation of a chain (commonly called a chain-period) the wave of divine Life moves seven times round the chain of seven planets, and each such movement is spoken of as a round. The time that the life-wave stays upon each planet is known as a world-period, and in the course of a world-period there are seven great root-races. These are subdivided into sub-races, and those again into branch-races. All this must be awfully confusing for new students. In order to help the student understand a little better, Chong Sanne will conduct two special lectures for members. One will be on the fundamentals of the Doctrine of Cycles and the other, some glimpses of the Lost Continents of Lemuria and Atlantis based on clairvoyant investigations. Don’t miss the second of these lectures on Saturday, 30 September 2006 at 4 p.m.