isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

“Who can study carefully the ancient religious and cosmogonic myths without perceiving that this striking similitude of conceptions, in their exoteric form and esoteric spirit, is the result of no mere coincidence, but manifests a concurrent design?

It shows that already in those ages which are shut out from our sight by the impenetrable mist of tradition, human religious thought developed in uniform sympathy in every portion of the globe.

Christians call this adoration of nature in her most concealed verities – Pantheism. But if the latter, which worships and reveals to us God in space in His only possible objective form – that of visible nature – perpetually reminds humanity of Him who created it, and a religion of theological dogmatism only serves to conceal Him the more from our sight, which is the better adapted to the needs of mankind?

Modern science insists upon the doctrine of evolution; so do human reason and the “secret doctrine”, and the idea is corroborated by the ancient legends and myths, and even by the Bible itself when it is read between the lines.

We see a flower slowly developing from a bud, and the bud from its seed. But whence the latter, with all its predetermined programme of physical transformation, and its invisible, therefore spiritual forces which gradually develop its form, color, and odor? The word evolution speaks for itself.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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