A plea for theosophy with a small "t":
Oct 25, 2000 09:19 AM
Thanks Peter for your letter... I had almost overlooked it with all of
the missives flying around...
My concern is with the impression that there is a kind of
"orthodoxy" view of Theosophy... this view stresses the writings
of Madam Blavatsky and perhaps a few other writers and shuns
or disapproves of later views and contributions.
I think it's apparent from the topics on this list that there are
people on various sides..
I sense that Dallas is trying to posit that unless we are extremely
studied in these writings we really can't debate them or consider
other views, this I gathered from his sixth point as you recall.
What I dislike is making theosophy into a religion with prophets
and sacred scriptures. I think that's behind some of the issues
on this list. To me Leadbeater has worthwhile things to say as
does Rudolf Steiner and Alice Bailey and others, so i am making
a plea here to be theosophists with a small "t" as opposed to
Theosophists I think.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter Merriott" <nous@b...>
> I think you are misrepresenting what Dallas wrote. The subject
> discussion with Kym et al was: What does Theosophy teach?
> He suggested, among many other things, that in order to
answer this question
> it would be valuable to have studied the writings already given
to us by HPB
> and the Mahatmas, the founders of the TS. He says if we don't
> they have given us we are not really in a position to debate the
> tenets found therein - either pro or con.
> This makes sense, doesn't it. etc.
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