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Isis Unveiled by Madam H.P. Blavatsky

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Isis Study – January to March 2013 Summary and discussions

Isis unveiled, vol. I


Pages 548 - 554

The last blog ended with the statement :

In the next blog, the origin of the prehistoric Mexicans, similarities between their custom and those of the Hindus, common beliefs and customs among ancient peoples of the East and the West, pointing to their common parentage, will be discussed.

 Origin of pre-historic Mexicans and their connection with the Aryans of India

Max Muller and Alexander Humboldt consider it possible that there was a pre-histric intercourse between the ancient Mexicans and the Hindus of ancient India. Yet the former pronounces the similarity of the beliefs of the two peoples concerning the celestial phenomena of the lunar eclipses to be due to the devouring of the moon by a dragon to be merely a coincidence, and need not be the result of such a historical intercourse. The origin of aborigines of Mexico is a vexed question for ethnologists. After translating the ancient scripture of the Mayans, Popul vux, by Brasseur de Bourbourg, and weighing its contents, he remains as much in the dark on the question as before. Max Muller too, after making a thorough study of it, says he was not able to throw any light on it. H.P.B., on the contrary, says that the ancient text has enough evidence on the origin of ancient Mexicans and that it has only escaped the attention of the matter-of-fact, sceptical Western scholars. Truth lies hidden in the esoteric traditions of old peoples which modern scholars overlook. Says H.P.B. :

Science loses more than she gains by neglecting the ancient and even the mediaeval literature, or rather what remains of it. To the one who devotes himself to such study many a “coincidence” is transformed into a natural result of demonstrable antecedent causes.

Western scholars direct their attention to historical landmarks in ancient literature but become exasperated when they encounter mythical narratives and treat them as vague, contradictory and absurd, as they are unable to discern the hidden sense in them.

Mistake of scientists in neglecting ancient literature as fanciful, as proved by the discoveries confirming Homer’s long considered epic poems as poetical fancies

 Even such ancient literature as Arabian Nights, considered to be a fantasy, is not without a basis of groundwork of truth. So is every ancient literature. Homer’s Odyssey surpasses in apparent fantastic nonsense than the Arabian Night. Yet many of his myths are now proved to be facts. For instance, his mention of Laestrygonians, who devoured the companions of Ulysses, are traced to huge cannibal race said in primitive race to inhabit the caves of Norway. Says H.P.B. it might be not cannibalism but sacrifice of men in ancient worship. Perpetual days and nights said to have been enjoyed by the Laestrygonians indicate that they were inhabitants of the North Cape where during whole summer there is perpetual daylight. The Norwegian fiords are perfectly described by Homer in his Odyssey, x-110. The gigantic stature of Laestrygonians mentioned by Homer to be not imaginary but a historical fact, which is  demonstrated by the discovery of human bones of unusual size in caves in that region by archaeologists, which geologists suppose to have belonged to a race extinct before the Aryan immigration. Charybdis, of Homer, has been recognized in the maelstrom, and the Wandering Rocks to be the icebergs of the Arctic seas.

Common beliefs, customs, legends among ancient peoples of the East and the West point to their common parentage

 Some remarkable facts are adduced :

The book of Jasher, (can be read on line) once considered to be fabrication of 12th century furnish more than one clew regarding the relationship between the population of Ur of the Kasdeans and those of Central and North America, when the former flourished before the days of Abraham. The divine beings brought down to the level of human nature perform feats of magic is no more incredible than those said to be performed by Moses and Pharoah’s magicians, while many are similar in nature.

  1. There are many Kabalistic terms bearing strong resemblance common to both the Hemispheres. It cannot be a mere coincidence, but point to common parentage. Story of the two brothers of Central America plant each a cane in the grandmother’s house, before starting on a long journey so that she may know their condition by its flourishing or withering whether they are alive or dead, finds its analogy in the beliefs of many other countries. In the popular tales and traditions of Russia one can find similar narratives centuries before America was discovered. (550)

  2. Dragon, Sun, Serpent myths and legends are identical in the Occident and the Orient. Gods of Stonehenge are identical with divinities of Delphos and Babylon. Bel and the Dragon, Apollo and Python, Osiris and Typhon are all one under different names. Both-al of Ireland points to its first parent the Batylos of Greeks and Beth-el of Chanaan.

  3. Similarities between the beliefs of the Semite and the Aryan families is all too evident. In the Russian tales there is one in which Zarevna Militrissa, with moon on her forehead, is shown to be in constant danger of being devoured by Zmey Zgorenethch (the serpent or the dragon).  Similarity of this legend with the Mexican one of the moon being devoured by the dragon is evident. The traditions of dragon and the sun, sometime sun replaced by the moon, is found in every part of the globe, traced to remotest antiquity. It points to once universal heliolatrous religion.

  4. There was a time when Asia, Europe, Africa, and America were covered with temples sacred to the Sun and the Dragon. The priests assumed the names of their deities. Thus the traditions spread like a network all over the globe.

  5. The details are so strikingly similar that they cannot be due to mere chance, as Max Muller thought.

  6. Kircher traces the origin of Sun and Dragon worship to the conical monuments and obelisks of Egypt, whose source is Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus

  7.    Two things are necessary : i. to find the missing books of Hermes; and ii. To discover the key by which to understand them, as merely reading is not enough. Without this our scholars will find themselves abandoned to fruitless research.

  8. Authenticity, reliability and usefulness of what remains of the Books of Hermes (36 works attributed to the Egyptian magician) are fully recognized by Champollion the junior and corroborated by Champollion Figeac.

  9. Kabalistic works are all derived from universal store-house of esoteric knowledge. Hence we find fac simile of many so-called miracles wrought by magic art reproduced by the Quiches. Fragments of original Popul vuh we now have contain sufficient evidence that the religious customs of Mexicans, Peruvians, and other American races are nearly identical with those of the ancient Phoenicians, Babylonians, and Egyptians, despite the two continents being separated by the Atlantic ocean. Many of their religious terms have the etymologically the same origin. The conclusion is unavoidable that they are descendents of those whose forefathers “fled before the brigand, Joshua, son of  Nun.” (See “Cartas,” by Brasseur de Bourbourg).  Nunez de laVega says that Nin or Imoos, of the Tzendales, was the Ninus of Babylonians.

 Misrepresentation by Biblical prophets and Raman Catholic Priests that sun and serpent worship to be the work o the “Devil.”

They designated every deity of their neighbours to be the “Devil” and that in whatever form serpent appears it is the devil. Baal, or Bel of Babylonians, Nin of Mexicans are serpents and devils, according to Christians. The idea is Roman Catholic and amounts to nothing, as all their inventions do.

Instead of resorting to a tortured theological prejudice to prove the connection between the Mexican and other peoples of Americas with the middle-eastern races mentioned in the Bible, more credible historical and scientific evidence can be adduced.

In the next blog a number of these facts will be listed which throw light on the origin of some of the native American races




Saturday, June 8, 2013

Isis Study – January to March 2013 Summary and discussions

Isis unveiled, vol. I


Pages 544 - 548

The last blog ended with the statement :

“Subject of the next blog will dwell on other great civilizations of pre-historic Americas, the earliest navigators of the globe, Mexican ruins and myths, question of who built the ancient monuments of the Mayas.’

Ancient advanced civilizations of the two Americas, of Crete and Troad, of Lacustrians, of submerged Atlantis

 Great progress and achievements of ancient Egypt some of the highlights of which were discussed in the foregoing, is not to say that Egypt alone shone like a bright star in the pre-historic period. Equally advanced were the great civilizations of the two Americas, of Crete and of the Troad, of the Lacustrians, of the submerged continent of Atlantis.  They are now classed under myths, as were the Phoenicians.

It is now pretty well established by historical and other evidences that Phoenicians were the earliest known navigators of the world, founded colonies of the Mediterranean, and voyaged to other uninhabited parts of the globe. They visited the Arctic region and brought home their accounts of eternal days without a night. Homer in his epic poem, Odessey, has preserved the fact for us. They imported tin from British Isles for their colonies in Africa and Spain. Their exploration extended in every direction, including the Indian Ocean and the Norwegian fiords. Different writers have accorded to them settlement of remote localities. Entire Mediterranean coast was dotted with their cities. A large portions of the African territory have been peopled by races expelled by Joshua and the children of Israel. Columns that stood in Mauritiana Tingitana bore the inscriptions, in Phoenician characters, “We are those who fled before the brigand Joshua, the son of Nun or Nave.”

Navigating serpent Votan

 Votan is the famous hero of Mexican mythology. He was the greatest among their magicians. Brasseur de Bourbourg gives us much information about the manners, customs, architecture and arts, of magic and magicians of Mexico. Votan is said to have visited Solomon at the time of the construction of the temple while returning from a long voyage. Votan appears to be identical with Quetze Cohutl of the Mexican legends. It is said that Votan furnished to Solomon valuable particulars as to men, animals and plants, gold and precious woods of the Occident, but refused to give him any clue to the route he sailed or of the manner of reaching the mysterious continent.  Solomon himself gives an account of his interview in his History of the Wonders of the Universe. The chief Votan figures in it under the allegory of Navigating Serpent.

Descendants of Caciques and Aztecs still survive and preserve their ancient lore

 Stephen, in his Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, believes that a key surer than that of Rosetta stone will be discovered by which American Hieroglyphics may be read, and that descendants of Caciques and Aztecs still survive in the fastnesses of Cordilleras  and gives an account of the mysterious city he saw from the topmost range of Cordilleras of the unconquered, unvisited and unsought aboriginal inhabitants. Mysterious city has been seen by travellers from great distance by daring travellers but, he says, there is no intrinsic improbability of its existence, as who can tell what became of the primitive people who fled before the rapacious brigands of Cortez and Pizzaro ?

In the mysterious fastnesses of Cordilleras the core of Maya civilization is still preserved

 Dr. Tschuddi, in his work on Peru speaks of an Indian legend that a train of 10,000 llamas, laden with gold to complete the unfortunate Inca’s ransom was arrested in the Andes by the tidings of his death, and the enormous treasure was so effectually concealed that not a trace of it has ever been found. He, and other writers inform us that the Indians to  this day preserve their ancient traditions and sacerdotal caste, and obey implicitly orders of the rulers chosen among themselves, while at the same time nominally Catholics and actually subject to the Peruvian authorities. Magic ceremonies practiced by their forefathers still prevail among them and magical phenomena occur. So persistent are they in their loyalty to the past that it is impossible that they should not be in relations with some central source of authority which constantly supports and strengthens  their faith, keeping it alive. May it not be that the source of this undying faith lie in the mysterious city, mentioned above, with which they are in secret communication ?

The story of the mysterious city of Yucatan

 It was told to Stephens by a Spanish Padre in 1838-9. The priest swore to him that he had seen it with his own eyes, and gave Stephens an account of his travels which he firmly believes to be true.  He swore to have seen from the summits of the topmost ridge of the sierra of the Cordillera an immense plain extending to Yucatan and the Gulf of Mexico, a large city with turrets of white glittering in the sun. Tradition says that no white man has ever reached this city, and the inhabitants speak Mayan language, know that strangers have conquered their land, and murder any white man who tries to enter their territory. They have no coin, no horses, cattle, mules, or other domestic animals except fowls which they keep underground to prevent their crowing being heard.

Story of subterranean passages leading to the mysterious city

 An old native priest whom, says the author, she met, in Peru, scarcely concealed his hatred for the conquerors, whom he called  brigands. He said he nominally kept Catholic religion for the sake of his people but that he was truly a sun-worshipper in his heart as ever he was. She said he solemnly affirmed that he had met his people by a subterranean passage leading to the mysterious city. His affirmation, made on his death bed, cannot be false or an idle story. It is corroborated in Stephens’Travels. H.P.B. says she also knows of two other cities unknown to Europeans, and that people from Buddhist countries come occasionally to visit them. Their town are not set down on European or Asiatic maps. Nature has provided strange nooks and hiding places for her favourites, far away from the so-called civilized countries so that man is free to worship the Deity in the way his fathers did.

 In the next blog, the origin of the prehistoric Mexicans, similarities between their custom and those of the Hindus, common beliefs and customs among ancient peoples of the East and the West, pointing to their common parentage, will be discussed.