1. By the power of the Mother of Mercy and Knowledge – Kwan-Yin – the “triple” of Kwan-shai-Yin, residing in Kwan-yin-Tien, Fohat, the Breath of their Progeny, the Son of the Sons, having called forth, from the lower abyss, the illusive form of Sien-Tchang and the Seven Elements:
“Mr. Gardner: Do animals exhibit any peculiarities?
Mme. Blavatsky: There are not many animals left. There are what they call the Sishta that remain, the seeds; they say they are great adepts who become Manu when the time comes, when the obscuration is ended and this wave of life again reaches that particular globe or planet, then they say they are the seed of life, the seed Manus.
Mr. Kingsland: Then the planet that is in obscuration will still be visible from other planets.
Mme. Blavatsky: Most assuredly, certainly; we see many dead planets.
Mr. Kingsland: The term obscuration gives us some idea, under the impression that in obscuration it would not be visible.
Mme. Blavatsky: It means from the standpoint of that which is on it, and not others.
A Lady: Is not the Moon in obscuration?
Mme. Blavatsky: No, it is not. The Moon is perfectly dead as a doornail.
Mr. Holt: Don’t we understand obscuration by this paralytic condition?
Mme. Blavatsky: It is there that they are not asleep. “Not dead but sleeping.”
Mr. Gardner: Suspended animation.
Mr. A. Keightley: There seems to be three stages then. There is obscuration, death, and dissolution.
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes.
Mr. A. Keightley: Progress towards destruction. There is the you point out as the frozen state of paralysis; then there is the total death, like the Moon; finally, the solar death, when the whole thing bursts up and goes on.
Mme. Blavatsky: But there are seven states, if you take not only planets but everything there is on them. Take sleep and take the trance state and take the yogi hibernation – for 40 or 50 days buried and then coming into life.
Mr. A. Keightley: Do the stars of the planet correspond?
Mme. Blavatsky: Everything corresponds. There is nothing that happens to man that does not happen to everything else.
Mr. A. Keightley: Then what state does that sort of paralysis correspond to?
Mme. Blavatsky: Oh! This is not for you. Give your question. Don’t you begin jumping.”
H. P. Blavatsky