Re: Theos-World H.P.B. did NOT hesitate to point out Pseudo-Theosophy....
May 03, 2007 06:58 PM
by Cass Silva
Daniel, if HPB couldn't do it it, what makes you think we can?
danielhcaldwell <email@example.com> wrote:
H.P.Blavatsky did NOT hesitate
to point out Pseudo-Theosophy.
Notice what HPB wrote:
"?If the 'false prophets of Theosophy' are to be left untouched, the
true prophets will be very soon--as they have already been--confused
with the false. It is nigh time to winnow our corn and cast away the
"? We do not believe in allowing the presence of sham elements in
Theosophy, because of the fear, forsooth, that if even 'a false
element in the faith' is ridiculed, the latter 'is apt to shake the
confidence' in the whole?."
STRONG WORDS, no doubt.
And elsewhere HPB wrote:
"...The great evil of the whole thing is, not that the truths of
Theosophy are adopted by these blind teachers, for we should gladly
welcome any spread, by whatever means, of ideals so powerful to wean
the world from its dire materialism - but that they are so interwoven
with mis-statements and absurdities that the wheat cannot be winnowed
from the chaff, and ridicule, if not worse, is brought to bear
upon. . . [the Theosophical] movement. . . ."
Or take these words of H.P.B:
"Great are the desecrations to which the names of two of the Masters
have been subjected. There is hardly a medium who has not claimed to
have seen them. Every bogus swindling Society, for commercial
purposes, now claims to be guided and directed by 'Masters' often
supposed to be far higher than ours!...." The Key to Theosophy,
original edition, p. 301.
"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...." The Secret
Doctrine, original edition, Vol. I, p. viii.
"... A new and rapidly growing danger...is threatening...the spread
of the pure Esoteric Philosophy and knowledge....I allude to those
charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and Theosophy....By pandering
to the prejudices of people, and especially by adopting the false
ideas of a personal God and a personal, carnalized Saviour, as the
groundwork of their teaching, the leaders of this 'swindle' (for such
it is) are endeavoring to draw men to them and in particular to turn
Theosophists from the true path." E.S. Instruction No. I., 1890
edition, p. 2.
Now if all of this was happening during the years when HPB wrote the
above statements, one should not be surprised if such claims, etc.
CONTINUED to happen after she died when she would not be available to
In fact, from a study of the decades following HPB's death, one can
see that such claims, etc. grew and grew and GREW....
Also consider the warnings given by H.P.B.'s Teachers. See a
selection of some of these at:
And more material from H.P.B's pen on the above subject matter can be
If one believes in the bonafides of HPB and her Masters and of their
teachings, etc.,, then I would suggest that their words on this
particular topic are worthy of careful consideration and serious
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