Notes on H.P. Blavatsky's Secret Doctrine
Volume 1 (page 2 of notes)
Notes on "The One Life, Active and Passive":
As I continue this section it becomes obvious where the names of the two pages before these notes begin came from, Tzim.htm and Tzum.htm. The familiar metaphor of breath: out - exhale - Tzim; in - inhale - Tzum. One cannot clearly demonstrate where this process begins, one must merely pick a state and call it "first", it is totally arbitrary. Speaking of Tzim-Tzum it becomes obvious that the two states can only be arbitrarily demarked as Tzim or Tzum. The quote from Isis Unveiled now is crystal clear, there is no contradiction in terms.
In this section is also introduced the word sacr, or zakhar. This word is the root which sacred, sacrifice and sacrament derive. This is analogous to the Indian Lingam. Ref: The Source of Measures. The symbol for the Kali Yuga is given as the inverted five pointed star, possibly another allusion to the phallus, or sexual organs somehow ?
Notes on "The Secret Doctrine - Pantheism - Atheism"
This and That. That cannot create, or have distinct qualities, for then it would not be That but This. This can create, but because it can create it must be finite, it must have specific qualities. That is like infinite space, like Nuit in Thelemic cosmology, This is like Hadit.
Then the priest answered & said unto the Queen of Space, kissing
her lovely brows, and the dew of her light bathing his whole body in a
sweet-smelling perfume of sweat: O Nuit, continuous one of Heaven, let it be
ever thus; that men speak not of Thee as One but as None; and let them speak not
of thee at all, since thou art continuous!
Liber Al vel Legis
Section I verse 27
That rather contains within itself the potential to become anything, in short all possibilities. The manifested universe that we perceive is in "reality" all That. This is in That, not That in This.
The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs.
Liber Al vel Legis
Section 1 verse 8
The above statements make it obvious, to me anyway, how well "Thelemic theory" fits with "Theosophical theory". I know why the Blue Equinox contains the Voice of the Silence, I always loved this work, long live Lanoo ! I have missed the true significance of this inclusion until now. By the above I don't mean proof by reduction to absurdity, but the removal of extraneous elements such that the theories are stripped down to their essence. Thus stripped the theories complement one another, as opposed to opposing one another.
For another explanation of the above and what is to follow see