Descent of the Gods

YOU must not think that the gods are without employment, declared Synesius, the Greek bishop of Ptolemais.

The idea is developed by theosophist W. Q. Judge in his article “Cycles,” about the duty of the ancient gods to watch over humanity:

“For they descend according to orderly periods of time,” Synesius wrote,

“… for the purpose of imparting a beneficent impulse in the republics of mankind.”

“For this providence is divine and most ample, which frequently through one man pays attention to and affects countless multitudes of men.”

Synesius, describing these Gods, continues: “For there is indeed in the terrestrial abode the sacred tribe of heroes who pay attention to mankind, and who are able to give them assistance even in the smallest concerns. . . .

“This heroic tribe is, as it were, a colony from the gods established here in order that this terrene abode may not be left destitute of a better nature.”

Please note this post was updated and republished at:

The Watchers

One response to “Descent of the Gods

  1. Thanks for this posting. A Great way to be reminded that we are not alone – in a good way! So mankind won’t be eaten or annhilated by by some big horrific supercomputer, after all! Were it not for the Mahatmas, where would we be? I remember hearing someone at the Lodge say – no Masters, no evolution! How else would we know at least an inkling of what it would be like to climb their path, and know the Higher Self?
    Namaste Everyone.



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