Hi, I have been studying Theosophy alongside the teachings of Samael Aun Weor, and I have noticed some very important differences. The most outstanding one being in regard to sex. As this pertains to the very real possibility of losing ones soul, I quote here at some length from H.P. Blavatsky, and the Mahatmas. [capital letters are italicized in original]
Questions on Yoga-Vidya:
'Q. - Can a married man acquire the Vidya?
'A. - No, not while a Grihastha. You know the invariable rule was that a boy was placed at a tender age under his guru for this training; he stopped with him until he was twenty-five to thirty; then lived as a married man fifteen to twenty years; finally retired to the forest to resume his spiritual studies. The use of liquors, of beef, and certain other meats and certain vegetables, and the relations of marriage prevent spiritual development.'
- Blavatsky Collected Writings, vol. 3, p. 27
'In Egypt, in days of old, the marriage service contained an article that the woman should be the 'lady of the lord,' and real lord over him, the husband pledging himself to be 'obedient to his wife' for the production of alchemical results such as the elixir of life and the philosopher's stone, for the SPIRITUAL help of the woman was needed by the male alchemist. But woe to the alchemist who should take this in the dead-letter sense of PHYSICAL union. Such sacrilege would become black magic and be followed by certain failure. The true alchemist of old took AGED women to help him, carefully avoiding the young ones; and if any of them happened to be married they treated their wives for months both before and during OPERATIONS as sisters.'
- Blavatsky Collected Writings 12, p. 533
From Thoughts on the Elementals
' It has been said elsewhere, that white magic differed very little from practices of sorcery except in effects and results - good or bad motive being everything. Many of the preliminary rules and conditions to enter societies of adepts, whether of the Right or the Left Path, are also identical in many things. Thus Gabalis says to the author: 'The Sages will never admit you into their society if you do not renounce from this very present a Thing which cannot stand in competition with Wisdom. You must renounce all carnal Commerce with Women.'
'This is sine qua non with practical Occultists - Rosicrucians or Yogis, Europeans or Asiatics.
The eastern occultists consider the ‘sexual relation . . . as a “Karma” pertaining only to the mundane relation of man, who is dominated by Illusion, a thing to be put aside, the moment that the person becomes “wise.” They considered it a most fortunate circumstance if the Guru (teacher) found in his pupil an aptitude for the pure life of Brahmacharya.’ (SD 2:458)
‘[N]o one can properly or with safety enter on the study of Practical Occultism, in the real sense of the word, unless he or she is a celibate . . . The Spinal Cord puts into connection the Brain and the Generative Organs, and this connection is further strengthened by the Sympathetic System. The Cord, however, gives an open passage, which opens into the important cavities of the Brain. Excitement of the Generative Organs sends up impulses and subtle essences to the Brain by way of the spinal canals. Now the three vital airs are ruled by the Will, and Will and Desire are the higher and lower aspects of one and the same thing. These airs . . . play in the canals, and hence the importance of their absolute purity. For if they soil the vital airs energized by the Will, disease results at the best, Black Magic at the worst. Therefore all sexual intercourse is forbidden to the students of Practical Occultism.’ (BCW 12:702)
True Eastern Esotericism maintains that all the contents of the reproductive system have a direct spiritual connection with their cosmic antetypes and are therefore potent objects in black magic here on the physical plane and thus are considered unclean.
Blavatsky collected writings vol. 12
Tantra (Sk.). Lit., “rule or ritual”. Certain mystical and magical works, whose chief peculiarity is the worship of the female power, personified in Sakti. Devî or Durgâ (Kâlî, Siva’s wife) is the special energy connected with sexual rites and magical powers-THE WORST FORM OF BLACK MAGIC OR SORCERY.
“No Adept ever marries.” – H.P. Blavatsky
And here are some quotes from the Masters themselves.
" Occult Science is a jealous mistress and allows not a shadow of self-indulgence; and it is "fatal" not only to the ordinary course of married life but even to flesh and wine drinking"
It is true that the married man cannot be an Adept.” (The Master K.H. in The Mahatma Letters, p. 17.)
Ibid. (p. 272 by Master M): – “The Dugpas and the Gelugpas are not fighting in Tibet alone: see their vile work in England among the ‘Occultists’ and ‘Seers’! Hear your acquaintance – preaching, like a true ‘Hierophant of the left-hand,’ the marriage of the ‘soul with the spirit’ and getting the true definitions topsy-turvy, seek to prove that every practicing Hierophant must at least be spiritually married – if for some reason he cannot do so physically, there being otherwise a great danger of Adulteration of God and Devil! I tell you the Shammars [Dugpas, or Black Magicians] are there already, and their pernicious work is everywhere in our way.”
So here we have the greatest occultist in the history of western civilization saying that sex magic is black magic. How do we reconcile this?
Sincerely, a student of THEOSOPHIA.