FOOTNOTE TO “THEOSOPHY DURING THE FIRST PHASE OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY”
[The Theosophist, Vol. III, No. 8, May, 1882, p. 203]
[Speaking of the triune nature of man, the writer explains the relation between spirit, soul, and body, and says that “man, too, has the trinity within himself.” To this H. P. B. remarks that:]
The seven-knotted bamboo-staff of the Yogi is also a “trinity,” since, like everything else, it has two poles or ends and one middle part, yet the stick is a unity, so is matter, whether we call its upper subjective end spirit or its lower end—crystallized spirit.