Re: Theos-World Steiner
May 13, 2008 12:31 PM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In email@example.com, "Frank Reitemeyer" <dzyan@...>
> Steiner never received letters form Masters, although he claimed
> in his E.S. openings that the Masters speak through him.
Here's additional information about Steiner.
Below follow the quotations from memoirs of E. Pisareva about history
of Russian theosophical movement. She was an ardent follower of
Steiner and translated his works into Russian but changed her mind
when he left T.S. She attended many international conventions and
could watch the events which have lead to the one of the most fabulous
secessions. Now these memoirs are published by TPH Wheaton.
Events of 1902:
"Annie Besant stayed at the premises of German Theosophical Section.
Dr. Rudolf Stainer was then its general secretary, and his active
helper was Maria Sievers, the daughter of a noted Russian general, the
very interesting and talented girl. (She was also enrolled by Nina
Gernet, and it was Nina who introduced her to Dr.Steiner, and doctor
himself ? to theosophy).
To show which was the attitude of Dr. Steiner and all the German
Section to Annie Besant, I shall mention what happened when she had
gone after the meeting of the theosophical lodge. Doctor who was asked
to translate her speech into German, didn't limit himself with the
translation only but added the long speculations from himself. All the
older members of the Section, headed by M. Sivers, attacked him,
reproaching him ? how dared he after her highly talented speech to
speak out his own thoughts. He was extremely confused and uttered
something in trying to justify himeself. The same day I was introduced
to Annie Besant and from the first minute felt her greatness so much
that I became her true servant for the rest of my life. In that stay
in Berlin, due the help of M.Sievers, I also knew all the German
Section and came to short terms with Dr. Steiner, who was very
interested in Russia and appreciated Russian members of his Section
In 1907 we with Anna Kamensky and the group of Russian theosophists
came to the 4th European theosopical congress in Munchen. This
congress made very bad impression on us. All the German Section headed
by Dr. Steiner radically changed their attitude to A. Besant. M.
Sievers, and then all the others became fanatical adherents of Steiner
and believed that it was he, who should head all the theosophical
movement, displacing Annie Besant. They abruptly broke all friendly
relations with me, for I remained loyal to her."
Events of 1913, congress in Stockholm:
"It should be noted that the same day, on the business meeting, it was
decided to call international congresses not once per two years but
once in three, and to send invitation both to Dr. Steiner and mrs.
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