'The Theosophist, under the general title “Rents in the Veil of Time”--
rents through which glimpses of the past of individuals may be seen. A volume of
these, named Lives of Alcyone,
Mrs. Van Hook and Don Fabrizio Ruspoli, were good enough to write down all
we said, exactly as we said it;
The names of those who constantly appear in this story as ordinary men and
women, but who are now Masters, may make those great Beings more real to some;
They have climbed to where They stand on the same ladder of life up which we are
climbing now; They have known the common household life, the joys and sorrows,
the successes and the failures, which make up human experiences. They are not
Gods perfect from unending ages, but men and women who have unfolded the God
within themselves and have, along a toilsome road, reached the superhuman. They
are the fulfilled promise of what we shall be, the glorious flowers on the plant
on which we are the buds.
Now the Master Jesus.
Now the Master Ragozci (or Rakovzky), the `Hungarian Adept,' the Comte de S. Germain of the eighteenth century