isis unveiled: chapter xv (knowledge is power)

“To continue the tradition, we have to add that the class of hierophants was divided into two distinct categories; those who were instructed by the “Sons of God”, of the island, and who were initiated in the divine doctrine of pure revelation, and others who inhabited the lost Atlantis – if such must be its name – and who, being of another race, were born with a sight which embraced all hidden things, and was independent of both distance and material obstacle.

In short, they were the force race of men mentioned in the Popol-Vuh, whose sight was unlimited and who knew all things at once. They were, perhaps, what we would now term “natural-born mediums”, who neither struggled nor suffered to obtain their knowledge, nor did they acquire it at the price any sacrifice.

Therefore, while the former walked in the path of their divine instructors, and acquiring their knowledge by degrees, learned at the same time to discern the evil from the good, the born adepts of the Atlantis blindly followed the insinuations of the great and invisible “Dragon”, the King Thevetat, (The Serpent of Genesis?). Thevetat had neither learned nor acquired knowledge, but, to borrow an expression of Dr. Wilder in relation to the tempting Serpent, he was “a sort of Socrates who knew without being initiated.” Thus, under the evil insinuations of their demon, Thevetat, the Atlantis-race became a nation of wicked magicians.

In consequence of this, war was declared, the story of which would be too long to narrate; its substance may be found in the disfigured allegories of the race of Cain, the giants, and that of Noah and his righteous family.

The conflict came to an end by the submersion of the Atlantis; which finds its imitation in the stories of the Babylonian and Mosaic flood: The giants and magicians, “and all flesh died…and every man.” All except Xisuthrus and Noah, who are substantially identical with the great Father of the Thlinkithians, in the Popol-Vuh, or the sacred book of the Guatemaleans, which also tells of his escaping in a large boat, like the Hindu Noah – Vaiswasvata.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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