“In human nature, evil denotes only the polarity of matter and spirit, a struggle for life between the two manifested Principles in Space and Time, which principles are one per se, inasmuch they are rooted in the Absolute.
In Kosmos, the equilibrium must be preserved. The operations of the two contraries produce harmony, like the centripetal and centrifugal forces, which are necessary to each other – mutually interdependent – “in order that both should live.”
If one is arrested, the action of the other will become immediately self-destructive.
Since the personification called Satan has been amply analyzed from its triple aspect – in the Old Testament, Christian theology and the ancient Gentile attitude of thought – those who would learn more of it are referred to volume two of Isis Unveiled, chapter 10.
The present subject is touched upon and fresh explanations attempted for a very good reason.
Before we can approach the evolution of physical and divine man, we have first to master the idea of cyclic evolution, to acquaint ourselves with the philosophies and beliefs of the four races which preceded our present race, to learn what were the ideas of those Titans and giants – giants, verily, mentally as well as physically.
The whole of antiquity was imbued with that philosophy which teaches the involution of spirit into matter, the progressive, downward cyclic descent, or active, self-conscious evolution.”
H. P. Blavatsky