isis unveiled: chapter xiv (ancient mysteries)

“If the consecutive attempts at the creation of man described in the Quiche Cosmogony suggests no comparison with Apocrypha, with the Jewish sacred books, and the kabalistic theories of creation, it is indeed strange. Even the Book of Jasher, condemned as a gross forgery of the twelfth century, may furnish more than one clew to trace a relation between the population of Ur of the Kasdeans, where Magism flourished before the days of Abraham, and those of Central and North America. The divine beings, “brought down to level of human nature”, performed no feats or tricks more strange or incredible than the miraculous performances of Moses and Pharaoh’s magicians, while many of these are exactly similar in their nature.

And when, moreover, in addition to this latter fact, we find so great a resemblance between certain kabalistic terms common to both hemispheres, there must be something else than mere accident to account for the circumstance. Many of such feats have clearly a common parentage.

The story of the two brothers of Central America, who, before starting on their journey to Xibalba, “plant each a cane in the middle of their grandmother’s house, that she may know by its flourishing or withering whether they are alive or dead”, finds its analogy in the beliefs of many other countries. In the Popular Tales and Traditions, by Sacharoff (Russia), one can find a similar narrative, and trace thus belief in various other legends. And yet these fairy tales were current in Russia many centuries before America was discovered.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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