I do not want to boast at all about very delicate and multiple philosophical and metaphysical themes, but I frankly confess with full sincerity that even though I had not yet arrived to the sixteenth spring of my present existence, nonetheless, I was already engulfed within many subject matters of substantial content.
With infinite longings, I proposed myself to analyze in detail and in the light of modern science the problems of the spirit.
The experiments of the English physicist William Crookes, illustrious member of the British Royal Society, prominent discoverer of matter in the radiant state and of thallium, became extremely fascinating to me.
The famous materializations of the specter of Katie King in the middle of the laboratory seem to be astounding to me. Such a theme is exposed by Crookes in his Measurement of Psychic Force.
What struck me as excellent, exceptional, and marvelous were many sacred themes of antiquity like the serpent of paradise, the donkey of Balaam, the words of the Sphinx, the mysterious voices of the statues of mennon at dawn, the terrible MENE-TEKEL-PERES at Belshazzar’s banquet, the Seraphim of Teheran, Father of Abraham, the Oracle of Delphi, the betyles or the speaking stones of destiny, the oscillating and magical Menhirs of the Druids, the enigmatic voices of all bloody necromantic sacrifices (authentic origin of all classic tragedies, which cost the initiate Aeschylus his life because of his indiscreet revelations in Prometheus, The Choephori, and Eumenides), the words of Tiresias the diviner evoked by Ulysses in The Odyssey at the edge of the gap, full with the blood gushed from the propitiatory Black Lamb, the secret voices commanding the destruction of the sinful Rome which were heard by Alarico, and that the maiden of Orleans also heard and commanded of her the destruction of the English, etc.
Trained with good manners, when I was seventeen years old I dictated lectures in the Theosophical Society, without being rehearsed in oratory with the aim of speaking in public.
I received the Theosophical diploma from the hands of Jinarajadasa, the illustrious president of that august Society, whom I had the good fortune of knowing personally.
Being confident in myself, in my character, I was very well informed about the strange and mysterious knocks of Rochester, the classic psychic phenomena of the farm of Eddy, where the very Theosophical Society was born. I had accumulated many data related with those evoked tripods of the Pythonesses of ancient times. I knew about enchanted houses and about post-mortem apparitions. As well, I knew in depth about all telepathic phenomena.
Unquestionably, with all of those metaphysical data accumulated within my poor mind, I converted myself into a very challenging erudite.
Nonetheless, I wanted very sincerely to mold my heart with the good Theosophical criteria. Therefore, I felt an allure for the books that I found in its rich library.
I discovered, with mystical astonishment, an inexhaustible spring of divine wisdom in the wonderful pages of The Secret Doctrine, an extraordinary work of the venerable, great Master Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, a sublime martyr of the nineteenth century.
Let us read now the following notes which are certainly very interesting:
1885. The Col. H. S. Olcott writes on the 9th day of January in his diary. H.P.B. has received from the Master M. the plan for The Secret Doctrine. It is excellent; Oakley and I did intend to do it on the previous night, but this one is much better.
H.P.B. was forced to leave Adyar and to travel in March into Europe because of the conspiracy of the married couple Coulomb. She took with herself the precious manuscript. When I was prepared to board the ship, Subba Row recommended that I write The SECRET DOCTRINE and to weekly send him what was written. I promised him I will... since he is going to add notes and commentaries, and afterwards the Theosophical Society will publish it.
It was in that year when the Master K.H. wrote: The Secret Doctrine; when ready, will be the triple production of M., Upasika, and mine.
It is evident that such notes invite us to meditate. It is clear that the venerable Master H.P. Blavatsky interpreted and adapted these teachings to the epoch.
When the theoretical studies of the Theosophical type was over and done with for me, I then practiced with intensity Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, etc.
I acquired multiple psychic benefits with these practical Yogas that were made known by this venerated institution.
However, since her excellence Master H.P.B. always considered Hatha Yoga as greatly inferior, I will clarify: I was never interested in such a branch of the Hindustani Yoga.
Much later in time, I was invited to a great assembly of the venerable White Lodge where in a plain agora Hatha Yoga was qualified as authentic black magic.
Excerpted from The Three Mountains (1972-1973) by Samael Aun Weor.