On Seeking the Source …
How is this to be done?
What is the best way for achieving such an object? was the ever-recurring question.
To make our plan clearer, an illustration may be attempted.
When a tourist coming from a well-explored country,
suddenly reaches the borderland of a terra incognita,
hedged in, and shut out from view by a formidable barrier of impassable rocks,
he may still refuse to acknowledge himself baffled in his exploratory plans.
Ingress beyond is forbidden. But, if he cannot visit the mysterious region personally,
he may still find a means of examining it
from as short a distance as can be arrived at.
Helped by his knowledge of landscapes
left behind him,
he can get a general and pretty correct idea
of the transmural* view,
if he will only climb to the loftiest summit
of the altitudes in front of him.
he can gaze at it, at his leisure,
comparing that which he dimly perceives
with that which he has just left below,
now that he is,
thanks to his efforts,
beyond the line of the mists
and the cloud-capped cliffs.
– Helena Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine v.1 p.xxxix
1. Mural comes from the Latin word ‘muralis/murus‘ meaning walls. A mural is a large decoration or a painting that is created directly onto a wall/ceiling or prepared separately and fixed onto the wall.
The English word “mural” is derived from the Latin murus, which means “wall”
Trans is a Latin noun or prefix, meaning “across”, “beyond” or “on the opposite side”.
transmurale (fr.) dépassant les limites matérielles du mur – Beyond the physical limits of the mural or wall
Hence, ‘transmural view’, signifies simultaneously ‘a pervasive and transcendent’ view, expressive of the essential non-dualism of being and existence. -Ed