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The Karma of Humanity: Virtue in Distress, Vice in Triumph


ATLANTIS sank beneath the ocean waves before its time, say occult records, due to the depravity of many  of its inhabitants.

And here we are, the long since reincarnated inhabitants of that ill-fated continent.

With no divine bailout in sight, the karmic debt of that Atlantic past still looms large, as were its inhabitants’ physical stature.

The old karma is unresolved and still “on the books,” but the real question is: are we going to continue to be part of the problem, repeating our former mistakes, or  commit to being part of a spiritual renaissance?

The momentous failure of Atlantis will continue to throw its shadow on our future. Yet, there is still time to pay off the debts we owe our fellow humans, to nature, and the planet.

“Arise, then, O Atlanteans,” W. Q. Judge wrote in his article Cycles — “and repair the mischief done so long ago!” — But how?

According to H. P. Blavatsky, black magic, “or the misuse of spiritual powers,” Paul Johnson writes, “led to loss of spiritual vision by the end of the fourth (Atlantean) race, as well as the gradual disappearance of the third eye.”

Eventually, its functions, owing to the materiality and depraved condition of mankind, Blavatsky wrote, “died out altogether with the submersion of the bulk of the Atlantean continent.”

On a Tight Rope

We are now in the “ascending” arc of the Fourth Round* explains The Secret Doctrine, between the stages on the “descending” side of First and Second Races in development.

*Jim Stratos‘ Chart of Fourth Round: Click here

Additional study:  “The Races with the Third Eye”

This is where things get interesting — in the great struggle for balance between the spiritual and material sides of human nature.

The cycles of human races are described in The Secret Doctrine, Volume 2:289, and to: “Remember well, as we are in the ‘manasa’ [mind] period of our cycle of races, or in the Fifth…[that]

“… we have, therefore, crossed the meridian point of the perfect adjustment of Spirit and Matter – or that equilibrium between brain intellect and Spiritual perception.”

Times Are A-Changing

Peter Paul and Mary

“The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.”

Forgotten History

“… ‘pyramids’ existed in the four corners of the world and were never the monopoly of the land of the Pharaohs — until found scattered all over the two Americas, under and over ground, beneath and amidst virgin forests, as in plain and vale — they were supposed to be the exclusive property of Egypt.”

Divine Instructors of Humanity

“…the ‘Serpents of Wisdom’ have preserved their records well, and the history of the human evolution is traced in heaven as it is traced on underground walls,” Blavatsky writes.

“Humanity and the stars are bound together indissolubly, because of the intelligences that rule the latter.”

(The Fifth Race and its Divine Instructors – SD 2:351)

Sirius: The Brightest Star in the Night Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado

Blavatsky plainly introduces the secret teachings concerning “The nature of the first instructors and civilizers of mankind,” showing the Sons of God to be both “Perfect and Imperfect.” Also that

“Sirius was called the dog-star. It was the star of Mercury or Budha, called the great instructor of mankind,” she explains, “before other Buddhas.”

“The book of the Chinese Y-King, attributes the discovery of agriculture to ‘the instruction given to men by celestial genii.’

“Woe, woe to the men who know nought, observe nought, nor will they see. . . . They are all blind since they remain ignorant how much the world is full of various and invisible creatures which crowd even in the most sacred places” (Zohar, Part I., col. 177.)

“The ‘Sons of God’ have existed and do exist. From the Hindu Brahmaputras and Manasaputras (Sons of Brahma and Mind-born sons) down to the B’ne-aleim of the Jewish Bible, the faith of the centuries and universal tradition force reason to yield to such evidence.”

The Secret Doctrine introduces an entirely different view of history:

“There are Egyptologists who have tried to identify Osiris with Menes, which is quite erroneous,” Blavatsky writes.

“Bunsen assigns to Menes an antiquity of 5867 years B.C., and is denounced for it by Christians.”

“But ‘Isis-Osiris’ reigned in Egypt before the Dendera Zodiac was painted on the ceiling of that temple, and that is over 75,000 years ago!”

Dendera Zodiac

World View Matters

Experiences that shock us out of a one-life belief system can be useful stages in our spiritual development.

Supplemental study: Roots and Causes, The Swing of Karma, The Network of Destiny, Wheels within Wheels, Karma Nemesis

“Therefore, if any one is helpless before these immutable laws, it is not ourselves, the artificers of our destinies, but rather those angels, the guardians of harmony.”

“Karma-Nemesis is no more than the (spiritual) dynamical effect of causes produced and forces awakened into activity by our own actions.”

Cyclic Evolution and Karma

“It is a law of occult dynamics that

“’… a given amount of energy expended on the spiritual or astral plane is productive of far greater results than the same amount expended on the physical objective plane of existence.’”


“This state will last till man’s spiritual intuitions are fully opened, which will not happen before we fairly cast off our thick coats of matter — until we begin acting from within, instead of ever following impulses from without.

“Namely, those produced by our physical senses and gross selfish body.

“Until then the only palliative to the evils of life is union and harmony — a Brotherhood in actu, and altruism not simply in name. The suppression of one single bad cause will suppress not one, but a variety of bad effects.”

Forgotten History: Atlantis

Be Part of The Solution

“And if a Brotherhood or even a number of Brotherhoods,” Blavatsky continues, “may not be able to prevent nations from occasionally cutting each other’s throats …

“…unity in thought and action, and philosophical research into the mysteries of being, will always prevent some — while trying to comprehend that which has hitherto remained to them a riddle —

“… from creating additional causes in a world
already so full of woe and evil.”

“Knowledge of Karma gives the conviction that if

. . . . virtue in distress, and vice in triumph
Make atheists of mankind,

“… it is only because that mankind has ever shut its eyes to the great truth that man is himself his own saviour as his own destroyer.

“That he need not accuse Heaven and the gods, Fates and Providence, of the apparent injustice that reigns in the midst of humanity.”

(Cyclic Evolution and Karma, 1:644)

“Giants in the Earth”

Of what value is independent criticism so called, or “internal evidence” (based usually on the respective hobbies of the critics), in the face of the universal testimony, which never varied throughout the historical cycles?

“Read esoterically, the sixth chapter of Genesis, which repeats the statements of the Secret Doctrine:

“There were giants in the earth in those days — and also after that when ‘the Sons of God’ (b’ne-aleim) ‘came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown’ (or giants).”

What does this sentence “and also after that” signify unless it means when explained:

“There were giants in the earth before, i.e., before the sinless sons of the Third Race — and also after that when other sons of God, lower in nature, inaugurated sexual connection on earth.”

AN UNPLEASANT TRUTH:

Origin of the Anthropoid Apes

“And then comes a long break in this chapter vi. of Genesis, between verses 4 and 5. For surely, it was not in or through the wickedness of the ‘mighty men’ . . . . men of renown, among whom is placed Nimrod the ‘mighty hunter before the Lord,’ that ‘god saw that the wickedness of man was great’ — nor in the builders of Babel, for this was after the Deluge:

“…but in the progeny of the giants who produced monstra quaedam de genere giganteo, monsters from whence sprang the lower races of men, now represented on earth by a few miserable dying-out tribes, and the huge anthropoid apes.”

 (To be continued) … 

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2 responses to “The Karma of Humanity: Virtue in Distress, Vice in Triumph

  1. I like the Stratos chart of the Rounds and Races. ‘Makes it more understandable.

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