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Shearman's reference to "psychics quite unconnected with the Society."

Sep 11, 2004 05:26 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

In my previous post, I quoted Hugh Shearman 
as follows:

". . . the accounts of after-death
conditions in her [Blavatsky's] own
direct writings and in the Mahatma
Letters clash very emphatically not
only with what Bishop Leadbeater and
other members of the [Adyar Theosophical]
Society later described, but also with
descriptions given by psychics quite
unconnected with the Society."

"Theosophical Ontologies," The Theosophist,
October, 1971, p. 11.

Notice that Dr. Shearman writes about
"psychics quite unconnected with the

One might conclude from Shearman's statement
that he is CONTRASTING the majority of
"psychics" [that is, (1) Leadbeater, (2)"other
(psychic) members" of the Society and (3) all the
"psychics quite unconnected with the
Society"] with Mme. Blavatsky and 
the Mahatmas.

But compare the above with what Master
Morya wrote to Mr. Sinnett:

"There is one general law of vision (physical and mental or 
spiritual) but there is a qualifying special law proving that all 
vision must be determined by the quality or grade of man's spirit and 
soul, and also by the ability to translate divers qualities of waves 
of astral light into consciousness. There is but one general law of 
life, but innumerable laws qualify and determine the myriads of forms 
perceived and of sounds heard. There are those who are willingly and 
others who are unwillingly -- blind. Mediums belong to the former, 
sensitives to the latter. Unless regularly initiated and trained -- 
concerning the spiritual insight of things and the supposed 
revelations made unto man in all ages from Socrates down to 
Swedenborg . . . no self-tutored seer or clairaudient ever saw or 
heard quite correctly."  
Master Morya, The Mahatma Letters, 2nd ed., Letter 40

Is it unreasonable to suppose that the "psychics"
mentioned by Dr. Shearman also belong to the category of
"self-tutored" seers, that is, persons not "regularly
initiated and trained?

I would further suggest that the "psychics quite
unconnected with the Society" might also be 
the same ones referred to by Master K.H. in the
following quote:

"Vainly do your modern seers and their
prophetesses, creep into every cleft and
crevice without outlet or continuity they
chance to see; and still more vainly, when
once within do they lift up their voices
and loudly cry: 'Eureka! We have gotten a
revelation from the Lord!'  for verily
have they nothing of the kind. They have
disturbed but bats, less blind their
intruders; who, feeling them flying about,
mistake them as often for angels  as
they too have wings! . . . "
Master Koot Hoomi, The Mahatma Letters,
2nd ed., Letter 48

Comments welcomed.



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