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Dec 09, 1993 02:58 AM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins

Greetings Arvind!

     I'm glad you finally got my message. I've tried from both
Peacenet and Internet but they bounce back with "User unknown."
John says that the trouble is on your end. Perhaps you could
advise the accounts or help dept. at "ericsson" (who ever that
is) of the problem.

     David Reigle would be happy to hear from you. Mention my
name by way of introduction if you would like. Dave is one of a
circle of theosophical researchers that have popped up over the
years, and the only one among us at this time with skills in
translating Tibetan. He keeps very busy however, so you may not
get a quick response.

     Regarding books. I have available *everything* that is
published by TSA, and the other theosophical publishers. I also
carry every book in print that was mentioned in the Secret
Doctrine, including ESOTERIC BUDDHISM. Further, I carry all of
AAB's writings in paper bound, and Saradarayan's books, but
haven't been stocking these topical compilations of AAB's
writings that have come out lately. I haven't had the Helena
Roerich books for a while because of lack of interest, but could
get them again. I also have a lot of other things that are
germane, but from other publishers, in such areas as astrology,
hermetica, magic etc. My main interest however, is in out of
print books in these areas, and I publish out of print book
catalogues one or twice a year. I don't want to put price lists
out over theos-l, because I feel that it is a misuse of the
bulletin board, but I'm happy to respond to any inquiries.

     I went back to Brenda's quote: S.D Vol. I, xxxviii:  "In
Century the Twentieth some disciple more informed, and far better
fitted, may be sent by the Masters of Wisdom to give final and
irrefutable proofs that there exists a Science called *Gupta-
Vidya; and that, like the once-mysterious source of the Nile, the
source of all religions and philosophies now known to the world
has been for many ages forgotten and lost to men, but is at last

     Are you sure this is the quote you had in mind? You did say
it was in the middle of the book, not the beginning. Also there
is no mention of a psychological key or of three types of fire
here. Is their another quote in the middle of the book we should
be looking at? The problem with the above quote is that Purucker
and Steiner also claim to be the person described here. Do you
feel that AAB was "more informed and far better fitted" than HPB?
Do you feel that AAB give "final and *irrefutable proofs* of the
existence of a science called Gupta-Vidya," (i.e. Divine Wisdom)
and made known the "source of all religions and philosophies now
known to the world"? The problem is that followers of both
Steiner and Purucker would answer in the affirmative to this, so
this quote isn't very helpful to single out AAB. In fact, I
think I can add others to this list who claim to be the person
predicted here. I'm more interested in the more specific quote
you said that you saw in the S.D. that says that a disciple will
provide the psychological key. What troubles me with this
statement, is that HPB discusses seven keys in the SD in
different places (I can give you the references if you are
interested), and never mentions a "psychological key."  Yet she
definitely names *seven* keys. This is why I'm anxious to find
this quote, because I have never seen mentioned a "psychological
key," and I have never seen any statements that there are other
keys. Please explain.

Yes I have all of AAB's and HPB's books. My library is very
extensive. I also have scattered early issues of the BEACON, and
am interested in putting together a complete set.

I'm glad the hear of your friend joining the group. I can hold
my own on HPB references, but don't know AAB well enough, so I
depend on you for these.

Jerry Hejka-Ekins

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