What Happens If a Theosophical Lodge
Is in Syntony with the Original Teaching
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
H.P.B., born on 12 August 1831: a statue made by Alexey Leonov
The present letter [1] contains the complete version and general context of H.P. Blavatsky’s statement that the theosophical movement “has her own magnetic fluid”. Partial quotations of her words are well-known.
H.P.B. writes:
“….. What you say of my desire ‘to push on the cause & concentrate all my Karma’ is right yet it is wrong. Add to this that I wanted & still want to concentrate all its, as well as my own Karma, & you will be right – I alone can do it & only so long as I live. I am the mother & the creator of the Society, it has my magnetic fluid, & the child has inherited of all its parent’s physical, psychical, & spiritual attributes – faults & virtues – if any. Therefore, I alone, & to a degree, Olcott, can serve as a lightning conductor of Karma for it (….).”
The historical importance of these words is not limited to the past, for decisive phases of the movement’s History are yet to occur. The trajectory of the movement is but beginning. Being less than 200 years old, it is yet too young.
The presence of HPB’s “magnetic fluid” within the living aura of the theosophical movement is an important factor regarding its present – and its future. The fact has several layers of meaning. One of them is expanded in these words by William Q. Judge:
“H.P. Blavatsky has clearly pointed out in the Key, in her conclusion, that the plan is to keep the T.S. alive as an active, free, unsectarian body during all the time of waiting for the next great messenger, who will be herself beyond question.” [2]
It is not unreasonable to think that, sooner or later, some leader will appear again in the theosophical movement who will be capable of giving it a new impulse and new tools for it to be able to better help mankind. 
There is something to be done, in order to make such a task easier for those who will be involved in it, while strengthening the chances that this may take place sooner than later. 
HPB’s skandhas or “magnetic fluid” – as well as her teachings – must be preserved as a living, creative and dynamic process. Dead letter seldom helps. Two factors are therefore necessary which cannot exist apart from right Discernment or Viveka:
(a) Courage to be actually independent from routine; and
(b) That sort of Patience that can only emerge from a long-term historical perspective extending far beyond one’s present lifetime.
[2] “The Closing Cycle”, an article included in the volume “The Heart Doctrine”, by William Q. Judge, Theosophy Co., Bombay/Mumbai, India, 1977, 211 pp., see p. 40.
The Aura of HPB and the Aura of the Movement” was published as an independent text at the websites of the ILT on 01 June 2024. The article is part of the opening Editorial Note to “Letters Between Blavatsky and Judge – 08”. It is also published as part of the September 2023 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 20-21, under the title of “The Living Aura of the Effort”.
Read more:
* Other writings of Carlos Cardoso Aveline.
* Some writings by Jean des Vignes Rouges.
* How to Build a Theosophical Lodge (by a Master of the Wisdom).
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Helena Blavatsky (photo) wrote these words: “Deserve, then desire”.