RE: Theos-World Reg. Blavatsky 2
Apr 17, 2002 09:15 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Re: Theosophical Society history.
The two positing you have offered repeat a number of opinions
raised concerning H P Blavatsky and Theosophical tenets and
There are differences of opinion.
The primary one is that THEOSOPHY is NOT a religion.
It, through The SECRET DOCTRINE, teaches HISTORY. This history
is the record preserved for aeons by the Lodge of Adepts (see S
D I 272-3).
If you wish to review history, then I am sure you will wish to
quote your sources. May we have them?
In regard to the position that most students of original
Theosophy take I would refer you to the book The THEOSOPHICAL
MOVEMENT (1875-1950) published by Cunningham Press, Los Angeles
and available through http://www.blavatsky.net -- the price is
around $ 7.00.00
As far as I have been able to determine by reference to original
documentation this is a fair report on events surrounding the
public work of H P B and the origins and continuation of the
THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT for the past 125 years.
From: astronew2001 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 10:40 PM
Subject: Theos-World Reg. Blavatsky 2
Reg. Blavatsky 2
The psychical phenomena of the nineteenth century range
under two general classes, --- those of
Modern Spiritualism and those of theosophy, the latter being in
respects a divergent offshoot of the former.
The subject matter of this narrative is one that is connected
both Spiritualism and theosophy, and I bespeak
the reader's careful attention thereto in all its details. I
will be found of interest.
In the entire history of the modern theosophic movement,
from 1875 to the present time, there is, in my
opinion, no one episode of more surpassing import, than that
may be appropriately called "the Kiddle
Plagiarism." A complete account of this episode, with its various
points consecutively presented, has never been
published; and believing such to be a desideratum of moment, the
following sketch of this incident, and of its results
has been prepared, as a not unimportant contribution to the
of that peculiar phase of thought, the outcome
of one determined woman's persistent efforts, that the nineteenth
century has seen evolved under the name of
theosophy. The details of the "Kiddle Plagiarism" are scattered
in a number of periodicals and books,
published in India, England, and America. From these I have
this narrative; and it is probable that, after it
perusal, my readers may see the force of my remark that the
facts involved in this one matter, in my
judgment, demonstrates in a distinct and positive manner the real
character of the alleged teachings of the
mahatmas or adepts of Tibet, the source of these teachings, the
existence or non-existence of the said mahatmas,
and the true nature of the foundations upon which the whole
of theosophy rests. I fail to see how any
candid, impartial, judicial mind can calmly and rationally
the evidence presented, --- nearly all of which is
derived from theosophic sources, and the truth of which is beyond
question, --- and not regard the truth or falsity of
the claims of theosophy as permanently settled.
In June, 1881, Mr. A. P. Sinnett published in London the first
edition of a book called "The Occult World." In 1885
there was published in Boston the second American, from the
English edition, with corrections and additions.
The pagination is exactly the same in the original London and the
last American edition, --- each edition following
the other, line for line and page for page. In this book, if I
mistake not, the world was for the first time introduced
to the now notorious Koot Hoomi Lal Singh, the alleged Tibetan
mahatma, the supposed inspiring guide of
Madame H. P. Blavatsky, the founder of theosophy. Mr. Sinnett
published in this work a number of letters
received by him and claiming to be written by the said Koot
pages 148-150 there is printed a long
passage from a certain one of these Koot Hoomi letters to Mr.
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