Monday, 5 January 2015

Blavatsky on the Golgotha of Life

A lovely quote for this time of year:

"Starting upon the long journey immaculate; descending more and more into sinful matter, and having connected himself with every atom in manifested Space — the Pilgrim, having struggled through and suffered in every form of life and being, is only at the bottom of the valley of matter, and half through his cycle, when he has identified himself with collective Humanity. This, he has made in his own image. In order to progress upwards and homewards, the “God” has now to ascend the weary uphill path of the Golgotha of Life. It is the martyrdom of self-conscious existence. Like Visvakarman he has to sacrifice himself to himself in order to redeem all creatures, to resurrect from the many into the One Life."( Secret Doctrine1 - 268)

"Golgotha, Consummatum est!" by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)