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Re: The "Eternal Present: and KARMA

May 01, 1998 06:22 PM
by Jerry Schueler

>Far from "bashing"  HPB does a tremendous job in ISIS, her
>Articles, and the S D in EXPLAINING IT.
>If we insist on not studying what she and the Masters offer on
>the subject, how can we know if we use such powers wisely ?  How
>do we know what actual dangers lie there, and how to  meet them,
>or to "protect" ourselves.

I have read HPB and her Masters and have little problem with them.
As you know, HPB practiced magic herself. Its the later types like
Judge and others who taught that we should fear it, stay away from
it, and so on in an almost paranoid vein. I understand and
appreciate where Judge and others were coming from, but I think
they went overboard.

>If Theosophy issues many CAUTIONS, it is not for any other reason
>than to give us due and early warning.

But it doesn't just issue a caution, my friend. It plain ol says
avoid it because it is always bad, evil, selfish, and so on, which
is not true. Psychism should not be forced. I agree with this.
But to deny it when it comes on spontaneously is a bit paranoid.

>I feel that ought to we cleared up.  Without knowledge we are in

We are hardly lacking in knowledge.

>In the days of HPB there was Spiritualism which largely consisted
>in the "Worship of the Dear Departed."  and, also Spiritualists
>hoped to be able to "contact the Spirit" of those "Dear

Spiritalism is not psychism.

>The facts concerning the Astral Plane and Kama-loca that
>Theosophy speaks of in detail were not palatable to the
>Spiritualists of those days, and hence the did not want to
>consider that what Theosophy offered could be true.

This has nothing to do with psychism bashing.

>The same problem continues today. Without information and some
>consideration those who "visit" the "spiritual (?) plane" of
>"channel" are in a great deal of danger.

How so? This kind of statement shows me that you know little
about the inner worlds. They are no more dangerous than
crossing the street, riding on an airplane, undergoing therapy,
or going to sleep.

>And that's about all.  I do have a number of pretty good
>quotations culled from various Theosophical sources for anyone
>who is interested in reviewing them -- on this subject.
>    Best wishes,            Dallas

Its probably those very sources of yours that I object to, Dallas.

Jerry S.

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