STUDENTS do not demand acceptance of Theosophy, pointing rather to its fundamental principles and their application.
Theosophy is not a ‘faith’ because faiths are changeable, and it is not dependent upon dogma or revelation as are modern science and religion.
The object of Theosophy is to show that all beings in nature are souls in evolution, and for humans the necessity of knowing ourselves — and becoming our own authority.
The “Wisdom-Religion” has existed from immemorial time. It offers a theory of nature and man which is founded upon knowledge acquired by the Sages of the past. It has been expressed in different ages by Krishna, Confucius and Buddha in the East, by Pythagoras, Plato and Jesus in the West.
Plato wrote about the quest for self-knowledge: “The light and spirit of the Divinity are the wings of the soul. They raise it to communion with the gods, above this earth — to become like the gods, is to become holy, just and wise.”
“That is the end for which man was created, and that ought to be his aim in the acquisition of knowledge.”
“Every one of us possesses the faculty, the interior sense, that is known by the name of intuition,” H. P. Blavatsky exclaims, “but how rare are those who know how to develop it! It is only by the aid of this faculty that men can ever see things in their true colours.”
This power is “an instinct of the soul, which grows in us in proportion to the employment we give it,” she wrote, “which helps us to perceive and understand the realities of things with far more certainty than the simple use of our senses and exercise of our reason.”
“The shell only of the spirit, soul and astral body of the Kosmos,” she comments in The Secret Doctrine (1:67), “has now fallen into the hands of Modern Science.”
Physicists now are busy studying that shell in the guise of hypothetical sub-atomic particles.
Using the atom-smashing power of The Large Hadron Collider, scientists hope to unmask the so-called “god particle,” their imagined ultimate substratum of the universe. The accumulation of large amounts of data from collisions, according to physicists, “is crucial to increasing the chances of a discovery.”
Atoms live in a strange world dubbed quantum entanglement where they can be in two places at once. Everything changes at the sub-atomic level, though with science’s limited tools, atoms seem to be mostly ’empty’ space. It’s a seductive place, it seems, where one can free-fall into the unknown fields of an inexplicable universe.
Is there no room for ‘consciousness’ to exist in that “empty space?”
If atoms or some exotic energetic field underpins all substance, what of something as omnipresent as water? Almost 90% of our body, like the planet we live on, is water. We are conscious like our blue planet Gaia. Many researchers are convinced that water is capable of ‘memory’ by storing information and retrieving it, and research into water is just beginning.
Universal and divine mind (Transactions 94) is “reflected in the waters of Space,” says ancient Cosmogenesis: “In Absolute Divine Thought “everything exists, and there has been no time when it did not so exist.”