Sep 08, 1997 10:10 AM
by Jaqtarin Samantha Triele
I've recently plunged back into the SD (for some odd reason I got the
urge), and, beginning Anthropogenesis (again. I understand it a little
better now...I feel like I must have learned a few things in the past
year, but I haven't a clue from where) I found some minor statement that I
hope someone might be able to explain.
It resides in HPB's explanation of ST 1, VS 1. It goes a little something
"The sun was the chief, exoterically, of the twelve great gods, or
zodiacal constellations;"[this part is pretty easy, its the next that lost
me]..."and, esoterically, the Messiah, the Christos (the subject anointed
by the Great Breath, or the One) surrounded by his twelve subordinate
powers, also subordinate, in turn, to each of the seven "Mystery-gods" of
What don't I understand? Almost all of it. Here is what I "think" I
understand. The mystery-gods are the seven planetary Spirits. That's it.
What or who does she mean by the Messiah/Christos? Surely not the
Christ(in the flesh). But maybe. I figured that because she stated
"esoterically" first, she meant the spiritual aspect of the Christos.
Then comes the twelve subordinate powers. The apostles? Still I think
not. I think the biggest thing that throws me here is the "in turn". I
feel extremely ignorant. It almost seems astrological, and unfortunately,
Astrology isn't something I am very familiar with.
Can anybody help?
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