“Beware lest the Psychic outruns the Manasic and Spiritual development…”


Friday 9th January 2015

“Your position as the fore-runners of the sixth sub-race of the fifthFive Messages from H.P. Blavatsky to the American Theosophists root-race has its own special perils as well as its special advantages. Psychism, with all its allurements and all its dangers, is necessarily developing among you, and you must beware lest the Psychic outruns the Manasic and Spiritual development. Psychic capacities held perfectly under control, checked and directed by the Manasic principle, are valuable aids in development. But these capacities running riot, controlling instead of controlled, using instead of being used, lead the Student into the most dangerous delusions and the certainty of moral destruction. Watch therefore carefully this development, inevitable in your race and evolution-period so that it may finally work for good and not for evil; and receive, in advance, the sincere and potent blessings of Those whose good-will will never fail you, if you do not fail yourselves.”

– H.P. Blavatsky, Five Messages to the American Theosophists, p. 29 (Fourth Message) 

NOTE: “Manasic” means “mental” and “intellectual.”

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See also: The Psychic is not the Spiritual, Helpful Hints for Spiritual Progress, The Personal Self in the Light of Theosophy, and Manas – The Mystery of Mind.

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