Anna Kingsford Statements on Satan in The Secret Doctrine I

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The Secret Doctrine (1888) quotes Anna Kingsford M.D., saying:

“It is “Satan who is the god of our planet and the only god,”† and this without any allusive metaphor to its wickedness and depravity. For he is one with the Logos, “the first son, eldest of the gods,” in the order of microcosmic (divine) evolution; Saturn (Satan), astronomically, “is the seventh and last in the order of macrocosmic emanation, being the circumference of the kingdom of which Phoebus (the light of wisdom, also the Sun) is the centre”.” (see The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2., pp. 234-35).

This wasn’t written by H.P.B., but Anna Kingsford, MD.

This is one of the passages, Theosophists are accused of being Satanists, and Luciferians. The allegorical and symbolical meaning of the “serpent of genesis,” and war in heaven is explained through the same allegory in the mythological fables and traditions of antiquity. Helena P. Blavatsky presents in The Secret Doctrine (1888), a philosophical view on the mythology of Satan (Heb. שָּׂטָן), Lucifer (Heb. Helel. הֵילֵל), the Devil, and “God.”

Anna Kingsford did state:

“Satan…is the god of our planet and the only god.”

What is meant is that the physical matter and MATTER in general, holds sway over the terrestrial plane (Gr. πλάτος) and mind.

It is the Great Illusion.

The Buddhists and Gnostics perfectly understand what is meant:

  1. “The mystery of SATAN or Hades, hides the key to the spiritual (or divine) origin.
  2. In every mythology, the candidates for Initiation all go to the depths of the Nether world and retrieve their maidens (the Soul).
  3. Every Man who entered HADES and out the other-side was crowned a Hero — an Initiate of the Mysteries.
  4. If the candidate conquers the trials, they become a sōter or sōteria.
  5. The Parakletōs is an element, or god, and has a role in the psychology of Initiation.

Anna Kingsford teaches, that the whole Kingdom of Nature is pervaded by MATTER, hence, is the Kingdom of Satan. Wherever there is MATTER, there is duality, the cycles of birth and death, growth and decay, the struggle of life, and conflict. All this is under the administration of Nature’s brute force and laws. The manifested world is inherently pervaded by polarity.

“Satan represents metaphysically simply the reverse or the polar opposite of everything in nature. He is the “adversary,” allegorically, the “murderer,” and the great Enemy of all, because there is nothing in the whole universe that has not two sides — the reverses of the same medal. But in that case, light, goodness, beauty, etc., may be called Satan with as much propriety as the Devil, since they are the adversaries of darkness, badness, and ugliness. And now the philosophy and the rationale of certain early Christian sects — called heretical and viewed as the abomination of the times — will become more comprehensible.” (Helena P. Blavatsky)

The Kosmos is always depicted in ancient cosmogony as being pervaded by WATER, symbolically meaning a protean Sub-stance, generically termed MATTER. Modern physics suggests a theory of superfluid spacetime. The dark dregs of the Aithēr is the Astral element, which is believed to both interpenetrate and be more tenuous than physical matter, and Eliphas Levi called this Lucifer.

Christianity does teach that SATAN rules this world, however, through an anthropomorphic dualism.

“The God of the Theologians is simply an imaginary power (…) Our chief aim is to deliver humanity of this nightmare, and to teach man virtue for its own sake, and to walk in life relying on himself instead of leaning on a theological crutch, that for countless ages was the direct cause of nearly all human misery. (…) Who but a Theologian nursed on mystery and the most absurd supernaturalism can imagine a self-existent being of necessity infinite and omnipresent outside the manifested boundless universe? (…) The One Life (…) is the essence of every atom of matter (…)’ (K.H. The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, Letter no. 10)

“Theosophists (…) They preach against every dogmatic and infallible religion and recognize no other deity, which dispenses suffering and recompense, than Karma [Causality], an arbiter created by their own actions. The only God they worship is TRUTH; the only devil which they recognize and which they fight against (… ) is the Satan of egotism and human passions.” (Helena P. Blavatsky, Collected Writings, Vol. 8, pg. 79-80)

“The idea of God and Devil would make any chela of six months smile in pity. Theosophists do not believe either in the one or in the other…” (H.P. Blavatsky, Misconceptions: Reply to the Article “Révolution”)

“The high Initiates and Adepts (…) know no “God,” but one Universal unrelated and unconditioned Deity.” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1, p. 295)

The secret doctrine however, regards the Creator as a collectivity of MASONS (builders); and classical Védic atomic theory is inseparable from this position:

“The “Builders” are a class called, as I already explained, Cosmocratores, or the invisible but intelligent Masons, who fashion matter according to the ideal plan ready for them in that which we call Divine and Cosmic ideation. They were called by the early Masons the “Grand Architect of the Universe” collectively: but now the modern Masons make of their G.A.O.T.U. a personal and singular Deity.” (Helena P. Blavatsky, Collected Writings, Vol. 10, pg. 341)

People make a dummy of their god. People curse Satan, and scapegoat Satan, then go and pray before their GOD. For all the times the religious, or the “faithful” speak of the ills of Satan, whether at the ramī al-jamarāt throwing stones at the three pillars and cursing Satan, or blaming natural disasters on the absence of God (the anger of God) — it never seems to bring any good. From the standpoint of the HELLENISTIC MYSTERIES and Literature, they explain the role and nature of Pluto, god of Hades in Greek Mythology, or Sat’an. SAT’AN is the name humans have given to personify abstract evil, and centrifugal force in Nature. Satan is seen as Darkness and the cause of Evil, but Darkness is an aspect of Nature, of Wisdom, the JUST ONE (the one law). What people attribute to Nature (P a n) as evil is a necessity, for it balances out things, allowing for new growth. The SUN e.g., brings life, but also destroys it. It is absolute Just Law. The propensity towards evil (centrifugal. “away from the centre”) exists in the mind or thought, and in action. Concentrative practices in the ancient schools turn unconscious action into spiritualized will to deter this, and bring its practitioner “toward the centre,” or quintessence.

Secret of Satan — Tempter and Attorney

It would be unthinkable for many of the faithful to believe, the “Lord God” could be itself the tempter, or the “agent provocateur” in the story of Bere’shith in Eden, and yet we find discrepancies such as:

“And Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.” (Chron. 21.1.)

Then, ‘the anger of the Lord Jehovah was kindled against Israel,’ and he moved David to say: “Go, number Israel.” (2 Samuel, 24.1)

Jehovah is also the name of mankind — of Epigeios and Eua, or Adam-Eve (Jah-Hovah). The Secret Doctrine states, that these different names are but permutations of the name IHVH. Jehovah is identified, e.g., with the moon (Lunus), which was believed to effect a vitalising power on the sidereal realm and earth. However, the Hebrews used the moon to derive their lunar calculations, and thus for agriculture. The observance of the seventh day (Jehovah-Sabbath) is the day of the new moon (Jehovah), as in 2 Kings 4, 23.

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