“Such is the insufficient sketch of elemental beings void of divine spirit, given by one whom many with reason believed to know more than he was prepared to admit in the face of an incredulous public.
In the following chapter we will contrive to explain some of the esoteric speculations of the initiates of the sanctuary, as to what man was, is, and may yet be.
The doctrines they taught in the Mysteries – the source from which sprang the Old and partially the New Testament, belonged to the most advanced notions of morality, and religious revelations.
While the literal meaning was abandoned to the fanaticism of the unreasoning lower classes of society, the higher ones, the majority of which consisted of Initiates, pursued their studies in the solemn silence of the temples, and their worship of the God of Heaven.”
H. P. Blavatsky