In deciding the actual case of rebirth three principal factors come into play.
First and greatest of all comes the influence of the Law of Evolution. The Deity
wills man’ s advancement and that Will exerts upon him a steady and ceaseless
The second factor which comes into play in deciding where a man should
be born is his own Karma -- the result of his past actions. If uncontrolled the Law
of Evolution would give him the best possible opportunities for development; but
his past lives may not have been such as to deserve those opportunities. For
that reason it may not be possible to give him the most suitable place, so he has
to put up with the second best.
The third factor which influences the rebirth of a man is another variant of
his karma – the links which he has made with other egos in previous lives. All
the minor good and evil that we do goes into a general debit and credit account,
and is worked off impersonally; but if we so affect the life of another as
considerably to help or to hinder his evolution, we form a personal tie with him,
which necessitates another meeting later-- sometimes many other meetings.
Unselfish love is one of the strongest forces in the world, and it draws egos
together again and again, thereby largely modifying for the time the action of the
forces of evolution and of karma.
Brihat … Now the Master Jesus
Venus … Now the Master Rogozel(or
Adept,’the comte de St Germain
of the eighteenth century.
From other lines of study we have realized the existence of three
factors as determining the place and time of each man's
birth. First, the
force of evolution, which places each man where
he can most readily acquire
the qualities in which he happens to
be deficient; second, the law of karma,
which limits the action of
that first force by allowing the man so much as he
third the law of attraction which brings the man again and
into connection with the other egos with whom he has formed
some kind. We find these laws acting usually in the order
them; and that order conveys their relative
importance in the case of the
great mass of humanity.
While it is unquestionably true that the instances of such sudden change
of station as is suggested by the poet, they are comparatively rare and must not
be taken as representing the ordinary course of a line of lives.
There is however another type of higher class egos who do not habitually
take their sub-races in order, but have rather a tendency to return again and
again to one sub-race. They devote themselves principally to evolution through
that sub-race, and make only occasional excursions into others in search of
special qualities. It is found that this type has usually a shorter average interval
between lives -- an average of about seven hundred years instead of a
Monday, March 2, 2009
I have read that Atlantis a race once existing had a high development of evolving or growth but ended in cataclysmic destruction. Their "myth"? was related in the works of Francis Bacon and Plato.
The above link contains the papal encyclicals of most all,if not all of the popes of the past.
The truths of Catholic primacy are here stated with scriptural justification. The national churches are a seduction to the faithful and the myth of race and blood perverts the moral order of G-d,so is asserted here. Other national churches are evidence of their own paralysis and sterility, so the encyclical is stating. Distortion to profane use of revelation must be guarded against at all times. Revelation distorted for the use of race and blood to irradiate a people's history is equivocation of revelation . Immortality is part and parcel of the moral order and cannot be limited to terrestrial existence.
22. Faith in the Church cannot stand pure and true without the support of faith.
in the primacy of the Bishop of Rome. The same moment when Peter, in the
presence of all the Apostles and disciples, confesses his faith in Christ, Son
of the Living God, the answer he received in reward for his faith and his
confession was the word that built the Church, the only Church of Christ, on the
rock of Peter (Matt. xvi. 18). Thus was sealed the connection between the faith
in Christ, the Church and the Primacy. True and lawful authority is invariably a
bond of unity, a source of strength, a guarantee against division and ruin, a
pledge for the future: and this is verified in the deepest and sublimest sense,
when that authority, as in the case of the Church, and the Church alone, is
sealed by the promise and the guidance of the Holy Ghost and His irresistible
support. Should men, who are not even united by faith in Christ, come and offer
you the seduction of a national German Church, be convinced that it is nothing
but a denial of the one Church of Christ and the evident betrayal of that
universal evangelical mission, for which a world Church alone is qualified and
competent. The live history of other national churches with their paralysis,
their domestication and subjection to worldly powers, is sufficient evidence of
the sterility to which is condemned every branch that is severed from the trunk
of the living Church. Whoever counters these erroneous developments with an
uncompromising No from the very outset, not only serves the purity of his faith
in Christ, but also the welfare and the vitality of his own people.
will need to watch carefully, Venerable Brethren, that religious fundamental
concepts be not emptied of their content and distorted to profane use.
"Revelation" in its Christian sense, means the word of God addressed to man. The
use of this word for the "suggestions" of race and blood, for the irradiations
of a people's history, is mere equivocation. False coins of this sort do not
deserve Christian currency. "Faith" consists in holding as true what God has
revealed and proposes through His Church to man's acceptance. It is "the
evidence of things that appear not" (Heb. ii. 1). The joyful and proud
confidence in the future of one's people, instinct in every heart, is quite a
different thing from faith in a religious sense. To substitute the one for the
other, and demand on the strength of this, to be numbered among the faithful
followers of Christ, is a senseless play on words, if it does not conceal a
confusion of concepts, or worse.
24. "Immortality" in a Christian sense
means the survival of man after his terrestrial death, for the purpose of
eternal reward or punishment. Whoever only means by the term, the collective
survival here on earth of his people for an indefinite length of time, distorts
one of the fundamental notions of the Christian Faith and tampers with the very
foundations of the religious concept of the universe, which requires a moral