stanza 3, slokas 2-4

2. The vibration sweeps along, touching with its swift wing the whole universe and the germ that dwelleth in darkness: the darkness that breathes over the slumbering waters of life. . .
3. Darkness radiates light, and light drops one solitary ray into the mother-deep. The ray shoots through the virgin egg the ray causes the eternal egg to thrill, and drop the non- eternal germ, which condenses into the world-egg.
4. Then the three fall into the four. The radiant essence becomes seven inside, seven outside. The luminous egg, which in itself is three, curdles and spreads in milk-white curds throughout the depths of mother, the root that grows in the depths of the ocean of life.

“Mr. B. Keightley:  You will find all about the war in heaven in The Secret Doctrine, second volume.

Mme. Blavatsky:  You will see what it is, because it has great reference to the evolution of mankind, of the intelligence of mankind, when man sprang from the animal – not from an animal, I mean not from one of the Darwinian ape-ancestors, but simply from an instinctive mass of matter – and when he became endowed with intellect.

Then you will see the meaning of the war in heaven, when it is said that the angels fought, or in other words, they incarnated in humanity.

The President:  Now you have a special aspect of it, one of the many.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, the metaphysical aspect, one of the seven. There is the astronomical aspect and all kinds of aspects. Why is it, if you please, that they give in the churches bread and wine? Why is it that you have the Communion of bread and wine? Simply because it was an offering to the sun and to the earth.

The earth was supposed to be, metaphorically speaking, the Bride or the wife of the sun and the sun fecundated the earth, and there was the wine and the bread.

It is one of the oldest pagan ceremonials and festivals, which finally came to be adopted by the theologians in the church. It was a purely pagan festival. It was in one place called the mysteries of Proserpine, and in another place called by another name and so on, and then it came and landed in the church, and became a sacrament.

There is the sun, there is the earth, there is humanity – the humanity which is not sun but son, which is the third, and there they made all these ceremonials and these mysteries.

I am going to give in Lucifer the roots of ritualism and modern masonry, on church ritualism and modern masonry and you will read it all in the next Lucifer. I begin a series of articles.

Mr. Gardner:  Do you mean the sun represented it?

Mme. Blavatsky:  No, I don’t mean that at all. The sun represented the father and the moon the mother, and after that humanity represented the Son and the wine and the bread were productions of the earth and were made sacred, if you please, in those solar ceremonies. They were offered to all the solar gods, to Bacchus and to Apollo and to everyone; “this is my flesh and this is my blood”, and so it is.

Perhaps I hurt the feelings of some Christians here. Which of you is a Christian? I think you are all blue infidels, as far as I can see, and nobody is hurt much. Speak, any of you who feel hurt in their Christian feelings.

Mr. Hall:  No, there is no Peter here.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Because you ask me and I am obliged to tell you what I know. If there was a clergyman here, perhaps I would abstain. No, I don’t think I would, because he has no business to come here if he does not want to hear things not to his advantage.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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