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Mar 12, 1999 02:19 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
AGAIN I PUT IN SOME NOTES BELOW IN CAPS.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Jerry Schueler
Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 5:19 AM
To: Theos World
Subject: Theos-World God, Angels, and Dhyani-Chohans
>>[Dallas]If one accepts as a hang-over from Judaism the idea of
Jehovah (the angry, wrathful, whimsical, God that enjoys torturing its
subjects for no reason). I ask you what kind of a God is it that
allows the phrase "Lead me not into temptation..." -- as though a
God that the poor, weak, defenseless, women, little children and
the oppressed trust and honor, would do, or allow that ! ]>>
Good question, and one that Jung has already answered. Such
a God is our own psychological projection or anthropomorphism.
We all make these kinds of projections, seeing humanity in
non-human things/beings. Magicians do this with Angels. I
suspect that Theosophists do the same thing with
Dhyani-Chohans and the like.
DALLAS: I AGREE THAT IT IS A CONSTRUCT MADE BY OUR SELFISH LOWER NATURE AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ACTUALITY.
IT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE THAT THOSE WHO ARE MALIGNANTLY CLEVER EMPLOY THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER OTHERS. 'THEOSOPHIST' IS A TERM THAT OUGHT TO BE RESERVED FOR THE ADEPTS. WE ARE ALL 'STUDENTS.'
I WOULD BE HORRIFIED TO THINK THAT 'STUDENTS' WOULD DARE TO MUTILATE THE GRAND IDEA OF THE DHYAN CHOHAN [ LORD OF WISDOM -- A TERM THAT INDICATES HARMLESSNESS, COMPASSION AND HUMBLE OBEDIENCE TO THE GREAT AND UNIVERSAL LAW OF KARMA ] WITH SUCH AN ANTHROPOMORPHIC IDEA.