The Bowen Notes, In the Version
Published by the Theosophy Company
Being extracts from the notes of personal teachings
given by H.P. Blavatsky to private pupils during the
years 1888 to 1891, included in a large manuscript
volume left to me by my father, who was one of the pupils.
– P.G. Bowen
H.P. Blavatsky was especially interesting upon the matter of “The Secret Doctrine” during the past week. I had better try to sort it all out and get it safely down on paper while it is fresh in my mind. As she said herself, it may be useful to someone thirty or forty years hence. The Secret Doctrine is only quite a small fragment of the Esoteric Doctrine known to the higher members of the Occult Brotherhoods. It contains, she says, just as much as can be received by the world during this coming century. “The World” (she explained) means Man living in the Personal Nature. This “world” will find in the two volumes of the S.D. all its utmost comprehension can grasp, but no more. But this is not to say that the Disciple who is not living in “the world” cannot find any more in the book than the “world” finds. Every form, no matter how crude, contains the image of its “creator” concealed within it. So likewise does an author’s work, no matter how obscure, contain the concealed image of the author’s knowledge…
The above article was published in our associated websites on 17 October 2018.