H. P. Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society
Jan 29, 2003 09:29 AM
by D. H. Caldwell " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
http://mahatmaletters.net ], 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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