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Stodgy Theology & the Heresy of Separativeness

Jan 18, 2003 01:08 PM
by Phillip Lindsay " <>

>From the BA G interview:

TS Leader: "If we say she [HPB] invented the Mahatmas, then, of 
course, as so often was said by her, all that she has taught and 
written is the product of her own brain, from which we would be 
bound to conclude that her position on the roll of great and 
powerful persons must be higher than people have been willing to 
place her." 

Interesting quote, I could not help but wonder that if the `she' in 
the above quote was substituted for AAB, it bears much similarity to 
the fact that AAB could not have been personally capable 
of `dreaming up' what she wrote from DK.

>From reading that interview one is left with the dry taste of STODGY 
THEOLOGY. Theological theosophy, or theosophical theology. Lineages, 
doctrines, what is `acceptable' to use.

With this interview and much that I have encountered on this forum, 
there has not been much discussion of the kernel, core, essence of 
any teachings. 

I identify the `heresy of separativeness' as the main problem here:

"The light of his soul will reveal to the *earnest aspirant* the 
unity underlying all groups, and enable him to eliminate the poison 
of intolerance which taints and hinders so many; it will cause him 
to recognise the spiritual fundamentals which guide the steps of 
humanity; it will force him to overlook the intolerance and the 
fanaticism and separativeness which characterise the *small mind and 
the beginner upon the Path*, and help him so to love them that they 
will begin to see more truly and enlarge their horizon" 
(Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p.20)

"Separativeness… is the isolated attitude and which makes the mind 
the barrier to right group relations."

"If you were to ask me what, in reality, lies behind all disease, 
all frustrations, error and lack of divine expression in the three 
worlds, I would say it was separativeness which produces the major 
difficulties arising in the etheric body, plus the inability of the 
outer tangible form to respond adequately to the inner and subtler 
impulses." (Esoteric Healing p.82)

The greatest irony is that this forum allows an ongoing sleight of 
Alice Bailey's teachings, whilst at the same time claim to be 
protecting the HPB `lineage'.

The AAB/HPB schism has been perpetrated and compounded since the 
days of those individuals. You may as well argue about whether 
members are Catholic or Protestant, it's the same dichotomy that has 
been created.


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