Theos-World Mr Richard Taylor's Comments on Esoteric, Private Groups
Mar 17, 1999 06:37 AM
by David Green
Mr Richard Taylor wrote------
>Frank, I do *not* believe there is a "private study group" in the
>based Theosophical Society.
>But *IF* there were, I still don't think it's any one's business,
>for purely historical reasons. The Theosophical Society shouldn't
>historical purposes, but for spiritual ones. Thus, only a spiritual
>for joining esoteric study could be justified.
>Besides which, don't people have a right to associate how and where
>In America freedom of assembly is a fundamental right of all citizens.
>not a member of Pasadena's T.S., I don't claim to know their inner
>nor would it be any of my business. But if they had or have private
>it's their right, good for them.
Are your sentiments the same regarding the U.L.T.'s "Dzyan Esoteric
You wrote-----"I still don't think it's any one's business, especially
for purely historical reasons."
Applied to D.E.S., are you stating an "outsider" has no business or
right inquiring about the existence or the claims of the U.L.T.'s
esoteric group? Especially for purely historical reasons?
That no one should examine or criticize the inner workings or claims of
If this is your view, then please explain why U.L.T. writers including
Mr Robert Crosbie for decades consistently & harshly criticized the
Esoteric Schools of Mrs Besant, Mr Hargrove & especially Mrs Tingley.
In the U.L.T. 1925 history, chapter is written to expose the inner
workings of Judge's E.S.T. after his death. This history quotes
voluminously from private esoteric papers. What business was it of John
Garriques et al to criticize the inner, private workings of Mrs
Tingley's esoteric school? Critical account appeared to be for purely
& Mr Crosbie also harshly criticized in pages of "Theosophy" the various
esoteric groups & their claims. Was this any of his business? Did
these groups have the right to conduct their private studies etc without
some "outsider" meddling with their business?
Again Henry Geiger of U.L.T. LA in updated edition of "Theosophical
Movement" continued tradition of criticizing these esoteric sections &
groups. For example, Mrs Tingley's & Dr de Purucker's esoteric claims.
Many of Geiger's statements are vitrolic & inflammatory. And the
Theosophy Company still sells this volume. I've seen the book on ULT
tables. Mr Dallas TenBroeck has consistently advertised this volume on
theostalk. You haven't spoken out against these U.L.T. books. Why?
Yet when Frank or I criticize Pasadena or ULT about their esoteric
groups and claims, you get on your soap box & high horse & proclaim
"It's none our business. Leave those groups alone. It's America."
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