Re: Theos-World Re: Hassle on History
Mar 13, 1999 08:33 PM
> In a message dated 3/1/99 1:40:46 PM, Frank wrote:
> <<>This serious esoteric crisis broke out in 1946 with the claim of Conger,
> >three months after he took office as TS leader, to hold the same occult
> >status as HPB and forced the members to accept him as new Outer Head of the
> And Jerry S. responded,
> <<The crisis was purely exoteric and historical addressing a human
> organization. I would challenge you to find anything "esoteric" at
> all in an outer organization changing its structure.>>
> Once again, I quite agree with Jerry. In my opinion something is not
> "esoteric" because it is labeled that, or because someone told me it was
> esoteric. The real esotericism, at least as far as the T.S. should be
> concerned, lies with the inner unfoldment of the nature of each member, due to
> devotion to the Gurus who brought the movement to the world and who (at first
> and for a long time) represent the SELF.
> The Masters started the original E.S., and the followers broke it into pieces
> during the time of Judge/Besant and then again and again and again. The
> concern with each tiny piece (Point Loma, Pasadena, Adyar, Anthroposophy,
> Roerich, Bailey) and speaking of each piece as if it were THE ONE seems quite
> silly to me. Who cares exactly why the Point Loma group shook up in the 1940s
> and some people went their separate ways?
> Do the Masters need a little esoteric group to work through? Can't
> individuals grow spiritually through independent devotion to the Masters,
> through study, through work for humanity? Is there anything "esoteric"
> besides this?
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