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Re: I need an "Idiot's Guide to Theosophy"

Nov 10, 1997 04:00 AM
by M K Ramadoss

At 04:06 PM 11/7/97 -0500, wrote:
>I'm confused (indeed a rarity, I know).  In "A Study in Consciousness" by my
>dear friend Annie Besant, she talks about how occultists often caution those
>who love animals to not, through their actions, end up bringing the
>now-individual animal monad into a human incarnation too soon.  She doesn't
>say exactly what actions would do this - if she does, it whizzed by me.  
>Now, how would that be possible?  What physical or mental action could cause
>a monad to incarnate into a form when not ready?  I know there's much
>discussion on this - but it still eludes me.  Sometimes, I read poetry to
>one of my cats, Lillith - she loves it. . .bad thing?  The neighbor next
>door dresses her little dog in frilly pantaloons. . .tacky, yes. . .but it
>this going to send this dog into "humandom?"  Sometimes, I feed my dogs
>"human" food - makes them a bit chunky around the middle. . .but am I
>causing a cosmic rumble?
>And, how is it possible for anything to incarnate prematurely - would not
>the vibes of the monad and the form have to mesh?  And if they can, how do
>they ever "catch-up?"  And, isn't someone minding the store here?  Who's
>going to help those who shouldn't be here yet - the Elementals? - and where
>were they before this mess happened?

Dear Kym:

One reference I was able to find is in some Oral Teachings published in "The
Esoteric Writings of HPB" by TPH (also the so-called 3rd/5th vol of SD).

"People bestow great affection upon animal pets are ensouling them to a
certain extent, and such animal souls progress very rapidly; in return such
persons get back the animal vitality and magnetism. It is, however, against
Nature thus to accentuate animal evolution, and on the whole is bad."


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