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A Misleading Mayavic Ideation & Deluding Influences

Sep 05, 2004 08:20 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

In a previous post, Pedro quotes from the
1900 KH Letter to Annie Besant.

This reminds me of the following paragraph
from this 1900 letter:


The intense desire to see Upasika reincarnate 
at once has raised a misleading mayavic ideation. 
Upasika has useful work to do on higher planes 
and cannot come again so soon. The T.S. must 
safely be ushered into the new century. You have 
for some time been under deluding influences. 
Shun pride, vanity and love of power. Be not 
guided by emotion but learn to stand alone. 
Be accurate and critical rather than credulous. 
The mistakes of the past in the old religions 
must not be glossed over with imaginary explanations.


Who promoted this "misleading mayavic ideation"
about Upasika (Mme. Blavatsky)?

Below is some information that may help readers
to answer that question:

In THE THEOSOPHIST for May, 1897, p. 498, it is
reported that Mrs. Besant stated the following:


Madame Blavatsky has been reincarnated in the 
person of a young Brahman, now about nineteen
years old.


And Mr. Leadbeater wrote the following in


Madame Blavatsky lives now in a masculine body,
which she took directly [after] she left the 
other one. When she left that body, she
stepped into the body of an Indian boy then
about fourteen years old....


Mrs. Besant in 1922 wrote the following:


....alas! she passed away, and took rebirth
in the north of India, and though we have lived
for twenty-eight years in the same land so dear
to both of us, we have never met physically face
to face. Yet close ties bind us to each other,
and may be we shall yet greet each other in the 


These documents show that it was Mrs. Besant
and Mr. Leadbeater who were responsible for
promoting what the KH letter of 1900 calls
"a misleading mayavic ideation."

Also notice what this same 1900 letter says
to Mrs. Besant:


You have for some time been under DELUDING 


And the letter goes on:


Be accurate and critical rather than CREDULOUS. 
The mistakes of the past in the old religions 
must not be glossed over with IMAGINARY explanations.


And here is sage advice to Mrs. Besant:


The best corrective of error is an honest and 
open-minded examination of all facts subjective 
and objective.


For a complete transcription of the 1900
KH letter see:


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