Five Messages from H P Blavatsky to American Theosophists
These letters from H. P. Blavatsky to the American Theosophists give the peculiar conditions America and the West are living through and provide hints, warnings, and suggestions on how to work during this current period of change.
Her inspiring words are for those moved by the present state of society and who wish to improve them.
She shows how that can be done and how to avoid the dangers of confusing true and natural spirituality with the lower occult forces of psychic practice.
She instructs spiritual searchers to see how powers of astral travel, mind-reading & predicting the future are simple psychic and not necessarily spiritual. She promotes simple and unwavering ethics and focuses on the study and practice of metaphysics as the basis of healthy psychology, one that puts man’s latent capacities to use in the service of humanity, as she did herself.
The ethics of Theosophy are of the highest importance to humanity as they have the proven power of raising men’s minds and sweetening their hearts, that basis resting on the perennial and well-studied metaphysics of theosophy.
“Learn, then, well the doctrines of Karma and Reincarnation, and teach, practice, promulgate that system of life and thought which alone can save the coming races.”
Such pure and simple philosophy kindles a Sacred Fire in the heart that is capable of transforming the too-worldly desires (unthinkingly and unwisely promoted by materialism) and by its study and practice it safely leads the aspirant on the right path of human and social reform.
To those who value the history of the Movement HPB paid special gratitude to William Q Judge in her 5th and last message, writing:
“… my oldest friend and fellow-worker, W.Q. Judge” whose “unflagging and self-sacrificing efforts in America… deserves special mention.”
HPB foresaw the splits in the Society that occurred after her passing and so put on record her complete approval of William Q. Judge’s work. From 1878 to his death in 1896 he created in the USA one of the largest, most loyal and well-organised parts of the Society.