G. Tillett Answered A Question of Mine on DES
Dec 01, 2006 06:54 PM
Gregory Tillett Answered A Question
of Mine on the Dzyan Esoteric School [of the ULT]
On May 20, 2003, I posted the following addressed to
Gregory, you wrote:
"The DES . . . remains ONE OF THE GREAT SECRETS of Theosophical
history. . . . I hope that its history and teachings will be made
accessible to students of Theosophical history when I complete the
history of secret societies in the Theosophical movement. . . . But
the role of the DES has been even greater than that of the Adyar and
Pt Loma ES groups because it has remained largely 'INVISIBLE'."
Several students and I have been engaging in several discussions on
the DES and one question we have is:
WHY has the DES remained such a GREAT SECRET and so INVISIBLE?
What has motivated ULT/DES members to be so secretive and guarded
about even the existence of DES?
In contrast, HPB publicly announced the formation of the E.S.T.S. in
the pages of LUCIFER and LUCIFER, THE PATH and THE THEOSOPHIST in the
late 1880s and 1890s had information from time to time concerning the
Quoted from: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theos-talk/message/12046
Dr. Tillett replied as follows:
Good question! I can only assume that (i) the ULT placed such
emphasis on there being no organization, no leadership and no
authority within the ULT (not, of course, the case in fact) that the
acknowledgement of an inner group would have been too threatening and
would have undermined the public claims, and (ii) the existence of a
secret group that really was kept secret provided greater status for
the members of it....
...It would be good if all the DES documents could be published
together with a history of this important branch (if we can call it
that) of the ES tradition within the TS. I have had some interesting
conversations with ULT "important people" about the DES ....
no-one has ever denied its existence, but nor have they admitted it.
Rather like talking with Adyar people about the Egyptian Rite, the
details and rituals of which should also be published.
Quoted from: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theos-talk/message/12057
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