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Re: A plea for theosophy with a small "t":

Oct 25, 2000 07:04 PM
by arthra999


Thanks for your letter! Since you read The Secret Doctrine, I think 
you deserve plaudits and commendations! It was a struggle for 
me I must confess but well worth the effort. I think there are 
some findings of modern archeology in Central Asia that will 
confirm much that she wrote about.

It is sad as we know that the TS historically for such a relatively 
small movement in terms of numbers has been rife with so 
much descension and divisiveness.

Joy Mills gave a presentation not long ago on this subject and 
expressed the hope that the next century would be different from 
the last for the theosophical movement.

I think each of us can find ways to bridge the traditional gaps 
and canyons that have divided sincere seekers for truth in this 

- Art

--- In, brigid.lucas@l... wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I have just joined this group, so this will be the first message 
> I will post...
> I think Art is correct on this subject. I am not too familiar with 
> Thoesophy, although I have read The Secret Doctrine by 
> Blavatsky. You will notice on the title page (at least on the copy I 
> own) that it says: "There is no Religion higher than Truth". This, 
> think, is (or should be) the mission of the Theosophical 
> Therefore, if Bailey or Leadbeter have anything true to 
> (as I know many people feel), then their books should be 
approved of 
> as well. Indeed, why should anything but the Truth (and all of it) 
> considered scripture?
> Lucas of Brigid
> --- In, arthra999@y... wrote:
> > Thanks Peter for your letter... I had almost overlooked it with 
> 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 
> > of Madam Blavatsky and perhaps a few other writers and 
> > 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 
> > studied in these writings we really can't debate them or 
> > other views, this I gathered from his sixth point as you recall.
> > 
> > What I dislike is making theosophy into a religion with 
> > and sacred scriptures. I think that's behind some of the 
> > on this list. To me Leadbeater has worthwhile things to say 
> > does Rudolf Steiner and Alice Bailey and others, so i am 
> > a plea here to be theosophists with a small "t" as opposed to 
> > Theosophists I think.
> > 
> > - Art

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