isis unveiled, vol 2: chapter i (the church)

“Babylonia happened to be situated on the way of the great stream of the earliest Hindu emigration, and the Babylonians were one of the first peoples benefited thereby. These Khaldi were the worshippers of the Moon-god, Deus Lunus, from which fact we may infer that the Akkadians – if such must be their name – belonged to the race of the Kings of the Moon, whom tradition shows as having reigned in Pruyay – now Allahabad. With them the trinity of Deus Lunus was manifested in the three lunar phases, completing the quaternary with the fourth, and typifying the death of the Moon-god in its gradual waning and final disappearance.

This death was allegorized by them, and attributed to the triumph of the genius of evil over the light-giving deity; as the later nations allegorized the death of their Sun-gods, Osiris and Apollo, at the hands of Typhon and the great Dragon Python, when the sun entered the winter solstice. Babel, Arach, and Akkad are names of the sun. The Zoroastrian Oracles are full and explicit upon the subject of the Divine Triad. “A triad of Deity shines forth throughout the whole world, of which a Monad is the head”, admits the Reverend Dr. Maurice.

“For from this Triad, in the bosoms, are all things governed”, says a Chaldean oracle. The Phos, Pur, and Phlox, of Sanchoniathon, are Light, Fire, and Flame, three manifestations of the Sun who is one. Bel-Saturn, Jupiter-Bel, and Bel or Baal-Chom are the Chaldean trinity; “The Babylonian Bel was regarded in the Triune aspect of Belitan, Zeus-Belus, (the mediator), and Baal-Chom who is Apollo Chomaeus. This was the triune aspect of the ‘Highest God’, who is, according to Berosus, either El, (the Hebrew), Bel, Belitan, Mithra, or Zervana, and has the name, “the Father”.

The Brahman, Vishnu, and Siva, corresponding to Power, Wisdom, and Justice, which answer in their turn to Spirit, Matter, time and the past, Present, and Future, can be found in the temple of Gharipuri; thousands of dogmatic Brahmans worship these attributes of the Vedic Deity, while the severe monks and nuns of Buddhistic Thibet recognize but the sacred trinity of the three cardinal virtues – Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience, professed by the Christians, practiced by the Buddhists, and some Hindus alone.

The Persian triplicate Deity also consists of three persons, Ormazd, Mithra, and Ahriman. “That is that principle”, says Porphyry, “which the author of the Chaldaic Summary saith, ‘They conceive there is one principle of all things, and declare that is one and good.'” The Chinese idol Sanpao, consists of three equal in all respects; and the Peruvians “supposed their Tanga-tanga to be one in three, and three in one”, says Faben. The Egyptians have their Emepht, Eicton, and Phta; and the triple god seated on the Lotos can be seen in the St. Petersburg Museum, on a medal of the Northern Tartars.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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