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H. P. Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society

Jan 29, 2003 09:29 AM
by D. H. Caldwell " <>

I call attention to a chapter in Grace Knoche's book "To Light a 
Thousand Lamps." The chapter is titled:

"H. P. Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society"


I find the following paragraph by Grace Knoche quite relevant in 
light of recent discussions on Theos-Talk:

"We should not be astonished at the proliferation of alleged gurus, 
avatars, ascended masters, reincarnations of HPB, swamis, and 
messengers. A number of people have taken the Masters' teachings and 
created from them a fantasy of psychic imagination, a travesty of 
theosophy. Yet it seems incredible, with the publication of the 
original letters of the Mahatmas to A. P. Sinnett and others, now 
readily available in libraries and bookstores [also on the WWW at ], that so much notice is taken of 
counterfeit mahatmas and messengers who trade on the anxieties of the 
times and the vulnerability of the innocent whose very sincerity 
makes them easy prey. It would be farcical were it not so tragic, 
with lives scarred by the betrayal."

One might ponder on the above in light of the following article:

"Madame Blavatsky and the Latter-Day Messengers of the Masters"

Daniel H. Caldwell

Visit Blavatsky Archives at:

"...Contrast alone can enable us to appreciate things at
their right value; and unless a judge compares notes and
hears both sides he can hardly come to a correct decision."
H.P. Blavatsky. The Theosophist, July, 1881, p. 218.

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