on the myth of the “fallen angel”

“Thus, esoteric philosophy shows that man is truly the manifested deity in both its aspects – good and evil, but theology cannot admit this philosophical truth.

Teaching the dogma of the Fallen Angels in its dead-letter meaning, and having made of Satan the cornerstone and pillar of the dogma of redemption – to do so would be suicidal.

Having once shown the rebellious angels distinct from God and the Logos in their personalities, the admission that the downfall of the disobedient Spirits meant simply their fall into generation and matter, would be the equivalent to saying that God and Satan were identical.

For since the Logos (or God) is the aggregate of that once divine Host accused of having fallen, it would follow that the Logos and Satan are one.

It is easy to disfigure vague expressions written in dead and long-forgotten languages, and palm them off as truths and revealed facts on the ignorant masses.

The identity of thought and meaning is the one thing that strikes the student in all the religions which mention the tradition of the fallen Spirits, and in those great religions there is not one that fails to mention and describe it in one or another form.

This is an allegory showing the Devas compelled to incarnate, once they have separated themselves from their parent essence, or, in other words, after the unit had become a multiple, after differentiation and manifestation.

The Egyptian Typhon, Python, and Titans, the Suras and the Asuras, all belong to the same legend of Spirits peopling the Earth.

They are not “demons commissioned to create and organize the visible universe”, but fashioners (the “architects”) of the worlds, and the progenitors of man.

They are the Fallen angels, metaphorically – “the true mirrors of the Eternal Wisdom.””


H. P. Blavatsky

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