The Watchers

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

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

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


In describing these descending Gods, Synesius explained: “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,” Judge quotes, “a colony from the gods established here

“…in order that this terrene abode may not be left destitute of a better nature.”


Updated and republished at:

Saving the World


8 responses to “The Watchers

  1. H.P.Blavatsky misrepresents Tathagata. Consequently, theosophists anonymous masters misrepresent Tathagata. Therefore, Theosophical Society misrepresents Tathagata. Last, but not least, theosophists misrepresent Tathagata.


  2. I don’t have a reply, but a question.
    Is the condition called “synesthesia” coined after the Greek Bishop Synesius? And if so, is it because he somehow uncovered this super-sense and/or was known to have it himself? Just curious. Namaste


    • Interesting correlation Sundevi888, but probably not connected with Synesius. The prefix (syn) is the same, meaning “together.” The neurologist Richard Cytowic is probably the most known researcher. In the 1980s, Cytowic made the first neurophysiological studies of synesthetic subjects… In 1989, he published a pioneering text, Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses, and this was followed by a popular exploration of the subject in 1993, The Man Who Tasted Shapes.The Wikipedia entry notes: “Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae), from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), “together,” and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), “sensation,” is a neurologically based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes.”


  3. Ditto to the above.


  4. Wonderful posting, thank you, TW. A great reminder that no matter how out of balance things seem to be, we are not left completely alone, and that those watching are indeed the Benevolent Force For Good…Namaste…


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