Re: Theos-World Blavatsky corrects an "erroneous notion" by Sinnett
Nov 29, 2004 04:15 PM
Daniel, thanks for reminding us of the Mars-Mercury quarrel
between Sinnett, Leadbeater, Besant and Steiner on the one
side and the Master of Wisdom and Compassion, Blavatsky,
Judge, Tingley and de Purucker on the other side. The
misunderstandings of this doctrine are pointing to the need
of discrimination between inner and outer rounds, a point of
which some would-be occultists - which maked their audience
believe they speak with authority rather then with own
fancy - seem to have been overlooked all the years.
One wonders: If they did misunderstand this one doctrine
completely - which further doctrines did they misunderstand?
And how is it to explain that in one of the last issues of
the official German section magazine called "Adyar
Theosophie" (what a remarkable imaginative title) an article
of John Algeo appeared wherin he states that he has examined
the Mars-Mercury quarrel and comes to the conclusion - that
Leadbeater is in accord with the ML and HPB did
misunderstand this doctrine?
As Mr. Algeo is Vice Presdient of his TS one can hardly
suspect that an high official did not careful examine a case
Obviously the Adyar TS stores non-published information on
this topic which gives insiders a competitive edge.
When will the rest of theosophical students profit from it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel H. Caldwell" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 7:10 PM
Subject: Theos-World Blavatsky corrects an "erroneous
notion" by Sinnett
During the early and mid 1880s, A. P. Sinnett
and several other Theosophists had written
various expositions of the Theosophical
teachings. HPB in "The Secret Doctrine"
stated quite forcefully that they had
indulged in "wild and fanciful speculation":
"The publication of many of the facts herein
stated has been rendered necessary by
the wild and fanciful speculation in
which many Theosophists and students
of mysticism have indulged, during the
last few years, in their endeavour to,
as they imagined, work out a complete
system of thought from the few facts
previously communicated to them."
S.D., original edition, Vol I, p. viii
Master K.H. in his August 1888 letter to
Colonel Henry Olcott had also written
on this same subject:
"I have also noted, your thoughts about the 'Secret
assured that what she [HPB] has not annotated from
other works, we have given or suggested to her. Every
erroneous notion, corrected and explained by her from the
other theosophists was corrected by me, or under my
is a more valuable work than its predecessor, an epitome of
truths that will make it a source of information and
the earnest student for long years to come. . . ." Letters
Masters of the Wisdom, Series I, p. 47
In "The Secret Doctrine," H.P. Blavatsky wrote that
now to be checked by the original teachings and corrected. .
She then corrects one of Mr. Sinnett's mistakes.
See her detailed correction at:
"Mistakes have now to be checked by the original teachings
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