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The Mystery Language and Its Keys

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy (New York: Theosophist University Press, 1888), Volume 1, Book 2

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of patriarchal civilization and comparative reposeˇa time of Tubal- Cains and Jubals, when both Sciences and arts attempted to strike their roots into the accursed ground... What a subject for an epic... . (when) there are inevitable incidents which must have occurred. We see before us ... the gay primeval lover wooing his blushing bride at dewy eve under the Danish oaks, that then grew where now no oaks will

grow...the grey primeval patriarch ...the primeval offspring inno- cently gambolling by his side...A thousand such pictures rise before us"!...(pp. 206ˇ207).

The retrospective glance at this Satanic "blushing bride" in the days of Satan's innocence, does not lose in poetry as it gains in originality. Quite the reverse. The modern Christian bride ˇwho does not often blush nowadays before her gay modem loversˇmight even derive a moral lesson from this daughter of Satan, in the exuberant fancy of her first human biographer. These pictures ˇand to appreciate them at their true value they must be examined in the volume that describes themˇare all suggested with a view to reconcile the infallibility of revealed Scripture with Sir C. Lyell's "Antiquity of Man" and other damaging scientific works. But this does not prevent truth and fact appearing at the foundation of these vagaries, which the author has Never dared to sign with his own, or even a borrowed name. For, his pre-Adamic races ˇ not Satanic but simply Atlantic, and the Hermaphrodites before the latterˇare mentioned in the Bible when read esoterically. as they are in the Secret Doctrine. The SEVEN KEYS open the mysteries, past and future, of the seven great Root Races, as of the seven Kalpas. Though the genesis of man, and even the esoteric geology, will surely be rejected by Science just as much as the Satanic and pre Adamic races, yet if having no other way out of their difficulties the Scientists have to choose between the two, we feel certain that, Scripture notwithstanding, once the mystery language Is approximately mastered, it is the archaic teaching that will be accepted.

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